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Hello,my name is Mary (Conway) Fouhy, 

I am the Chairperson of the Ovens National School Parents' Association. I was elected in September 2001 and I will hold this position until September 2004. Being a past pupil of the school I am delighted to be back in the school as a parent working with teachers and other parents.

You might ask, what is the Parents Association?

The Parents Association is the structure through which parents in a school can work together for the best possible education for our children. The Parents Association works with the principal, staff and the Board of Management to build effective partnerships between home and school.

We in Ovens National School Parents Association meet regularly to discuss ongoing projects which we implement throughout the year, also to act upon any concerns that a parent may wish us to act upon. We then in turn pass these concerns on to our Principal, Mr. Denis Lynch.

Over the years the Parents Association has fundraised for items needed in the school, such as computers for each classroom. We also organise light refreshments on the morning of the First Communion for the children and the families in the school hall, which is normally the responsibility of the parents of the first class children. The Association also has the responsibility of organising the school tracksuits each year.
So far this term we have continued the Christmas Card Competition, which again proved to be a very successful fundraiser. This would not have been the success that it was, but for the kind sponsorship which we received to help with the printing costs. The standard of competition was very high and we thank every pupil who was involved.

In mid January we held a coin day, which proved to be very lucrative for the Association. The money raised went towards the cheese and wine reception, which we in the Parents Association organised in conjunction with Marian O'Callaghan for the launch of Clann Lir the video. It was a tremendous achievement and a great night for the association to be involved. Congratulations to all involved.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Paula O'Shea for her work during her term as chairperson and whom we can still rely on when needed.
I hope that this will give you an insight into the works of the Parents Association. So please don't hesitate to come and introduce yourself to myself, or any member of the Association with any ideas or suggestions that could benefit our school. We would be delighted to hear from you in this matter. Please watch this site for more updates and watch out for our newsletter, which will be coming out shortly.
                                                         Yours truly,

                                                                          M Conway Fouhy.