Parent Association Open Meeting - Wednesday, 15th February with Guest Speaker Elaina Ryan, Director of Children's Books Ireland

An Open Meeting for parents is scheduled to take place at 8.00pm on Wednesday, 15th February to update parents on some of the work being done by the Parents Association Committee.
As per NPC guidelines (page 18) 
“WHAT THE PARENT ASSOCIATION DOES NOT DO? The Parent Association is not a forum for complaint against either an individual teacher or parent. The Complaints Procedure is the mechanism for this.”
We are delighted to have Elaina Ryan, Director of Children's Books Ireland (CBI), as guest speaker for the Parent Association meeting. CBI is the national book organisation of Ireland, and is dedicated to ensuring that books are at the centre of young people's lives. Elaina and her team work to create awareness of the value and importance of books for children and young people.
CBI's vision is "an Ireland in which books are central to every child’s life and where meaningful engagement with books is supported by passionate and informed adults in families, schools, libraries and communities all across the island".
CBI produces excellent resources for parents and teachers to guide reading, including its Inis magazine, and reading guides. It holds an annual conference, makes the annual CBI Award for outstanding contributions to books and reading for children, and appoints the Children’s Laureate, or Laureate na nÓg. The laureate is chosen as a result of their internationally recognised body of high quality children’s writing or illustration and the considerably positive impact they have had on readers as well as other writers and illustrators. The current Laureate is PJ Lynch. 
The timing of this talk could not be better, as Greenlanes starts to redevelop the school library!