News BlogPosted on: 30/12/2017
It has been a busy term for the new PTA team and, with all your help, we are delighted to confirm that we are able to fund the astro-turf to extend the KS1 playground. This will provide a lovely quiet play area in time for the summer term. Thank you!
We started the term with the PTA Recycling event. The donations from you all raised an impressive £250.80. Thank you for your generosity. The next event will take place in January and more details will follow.
Then followed a very successful Quiz & Curry night on Friday 6th October. The various parent teams showed a decidedly competitive streak but the staff team once again came to the fore to deservedly win the title. Not only that but we raised a record breaking £1,619.00 on the night.
Many of you also must have spotted Pudsey Bear in the KS2 playground on Thursday 16 November, and this year, thanks to all your contributions buying wristbands, ear headbands, pom pom key rings and teddies, the Children in Need collection raised an epic £923.64 for the charity. What a successful outcome!
Last, but not least, the Christmas Fair was a huge success this year and thank you everyone for your support. The children, as always, absolutely loved the Secret Present Room – choosing and wrapping their special gifts for you – and we really hope you enjoy opening them!
Thank you to all of you who volunteered your time on the stalls, as well as contributing to the Teddy and Bottle Tombola. We also had some outstanding raffle prizes on offer, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and contributors and we hope all the winners enjoy!
This year for the first time we had a professional family photographer taking festive photos and the new craft room proved very popular. We had some delicious panetones for sale and welcomed Pinewood Nurseries selling magnificent poinsettias and kindly donating 10 per cent of Christmas tree sales when our school was mentioned in store.
We are looking forward to planning our upcoming events and being able to continue to support the school – we are working towards some much needed air conditioning.
The PTA Ball will take place on 4th May – please save the date! Details (and theme) will follow, but we can promise you it will be fun!
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