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AGM Chairperson's report

Have a read of the chairperson's annual report. Lots of great things to celebrate!
Chairperson's Report - Wednesday 6th October 2013
I hope you all agree, we have had another very enjoyable and successful year in our PTA. We have had a lot of events which have included the Halloween Disco, Bingo night, Easter Ballot, Movie and Munch night and our Sausage Sizzle.   At all these events the children , who we do this for, all really enjoy themselves and there is always a very friendly atmosphere in the school.
I personally would like to thank each and every member of our PTA who has helped throughout the year. I also know Miss O'Dowd is so delighted with how successful our PTA is. All our events are always supported by you all and I think this is one reason each event is so popular, it is well organised and supervised. A special thanks to Lorraine for taking minutes and getting them typed up and sent out and to Paula for keeping our accounts up to date. A special thank you to Mrs Boyle who is always so enthusiastic and works so hard to ensure all events run smoothly. Sean Paul and Mrs Kelly also do a lot of background work that not everyone would realise so thank you. Also Patricia the School Cook helps out at the Summer Night and makes the tray bakes for our aunnal coffee morning for charity so thanks also goes out to Patricia. 
Our funds have been put to good use. We have set up the text messaging service and paid for the aunnal fee. This service has been so good and I have heard many parents thinking the same. We have also paid for an Interactive White board and hope to provide another very soon. The School has a fantastic new web site whichwe also pay the aunnal fee for , which even the Children love to look at. It keeps all the parents up to date with everything that is happening in school along with photographs which are all beautiful. Miss O' Dowd would like new signs for the exterior of the school and maybe a playhouse for the Infant end of the School so we hope to see these soon. We also purchased new camera's for the classrooms. This means the children will get photographed doing anything momentous . Our new P1 children have each received a schoolbag with the school Logo on it and we paid for these also they have been a huge hit with the new recruits .
Our PTA has organised 2 coffee mornings for our cancer charities which have been very successful and worthwhile. I think it is important to show the community and the parents we are giving something back and not always asking for money for the School.
We would love to see some new faces so if anyone can encourage anyone to come along to any meeting or to voulnteer at any event we would be delighted to welcome them.
I would like to see a few new events next year so that the interest is keep fresh within the school. I feel maybe a Pub Quiz which would be nice so parents can all meet socially. Also I have been enquiring with a few other PTA's and they have organised a sponspered bounce which has been a big money maker.
I have really enjoyed being Chairperson this year and I thank everyone for working with each other and making the year very enjoyable and productive. I hope the PTA continues to work and to make all the events for the children so enjoyable .
 Deborah Kelly
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