PTA News

PTA NEWS – 18th October 2019

A huge thank you this week to everyone who baked, bought and served at the bake sales last Friday and Monday. In total we raised a staggering £375.12 which is a brilliant start to our fundraising for this school year. Special thank you mentions to Vikki Dale, our brilliant Bake Sale organiser and to Sal Elsey and her team of sellers on the day braving the yukky weather and crowds of sugar-hungry hands!

WANTED…

The Christmas School Disco is the next big fundraiser on the horizon so a few things to look out for if you are having a clear out over the next few weeks. Do you have any leftover individually wrapped sweets or bags of sweets (no nuts pls) for our Sweetie Tombola and also any gift Christmas wrap/wrapping paper for our Lucky Dip and Grotto Gifts. All donations gratefully received.

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend 🙂

PTA NEWS – 11th October 2019

Just one thing this week, a reminder that the Christmas Cards & Personalised Gifts are DUE IN BY TUESDAY 15TH OCTOBER. All profits from the cards and gifts go to the PTA. Please don’t hesitate to contact Lisa Bowditch pta@curzonschool.com or speak to one of the PTA members in the playground if you have any questions. Templates to download can be found on last week’s PTA Newsletter.

Thank you, have a good weekend.

PTA NEWS – 4th October 2019

We have a new toner recycling scheme in place. Empties Please will accept any toners to recycle for the parts plus they will pay us for the ones that are refillable and we will earn green points for the school which will reward us with some eco friendly gifts. These envelopes are coming home in book bags. When filled they are to returned to school either in the small container by the battery recyclers or the grey box in the office. This is an all year round scheme so please drop them off anytime. Maybe your family, friends, neighbours or places of work could donate them too?Thanks in advance.

* Please bring all cake donations to the computer room side door on Friday morning
* Cake boxes will be given out in playground next week. Spares boxes in Howe Lobby
* Please remember to bring or give your children money on the day.

Just a quick reminder about avoiding any kind of nuts in small cakes such as muffins, brownies and fairy cakes, which may be eaten at school or on the way home. Nuts are OK in big cakes but they MUST be  labelled  appropriately and sold whole to take home. If in doubt avoid nuts!

Christmas Cards and Personalised Gifts

It’s never too early to start feeling festive! The PTA gives you an opportunity to buy individual Christmas cards and individual personalised gifts with designs by your child.

Templates (links to pdfs below) are going out in book bags this week for your child to draw their own designs. Once completed, please post the template with their name and class clearly labelled in the PTA box by Tuesday 15th October.

You will then receive one free sample Christmas card for each design you submit and the opportunity to buy cards, Christmas-themed mugs, bags, tea towels, or gift tags ready in time to send out for Christmas.

There are no limits to the number of designs your child submits. In the past parents have taken this opportunity to stock up on thank you cards too (for all those Christmas/birthday gifts they receive), Christmas cards to business contacts or non-Christmas themed mugs.

All profits from the cards and gifts go to the PTA. Please don’t hesitate to contact Lisa Bowditch pta@curzonschool.com or speak to one of the PTA members in the playground if you have any questions.

Thank you everyone, have a wonderful weekend.

PTA NEWS – 27th September 2019

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the PTA AGM on Wednesday evening, and especially to those who subsequently have volunteered to help us with various projects, your support is very gratefully received.

We still need someone to coordinate and manage the Bags2School twice a year and one more admin for our planned Facebook page so please do get in touch if you think you can help with either of these. Full minutes of the meeting and a copy of the presentation that was given will be attached to next week’s newsletter.

Also a huge thank you to the volunteers who helped out at the AGM. There’s a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into the presentations and arranging the cheese, wine and tombola so a huge thank you to everyone who supported with that. We were able to raise a brilliant £195 on the night which will go towards the playground wall and new games/equipment. With Mrs Taylor’s cash-match scheme at work the £195 will become around £400 so that’s got us off to a flying start! It really is worth asking your employer if you run similar cash-match fundraising schemes as these have been brilliant for us in the last few years.

WHAT ARE THE EASIEST WAYS THAT I CAN SUPPORT THE SCHOOL (IF I HAVE NO TIME TO VOLUNTEER)?

In addition to the various fundraising events throughout the year, you can also raise funds for school when you are shopping online.  We have registered Curzon for the following…

You can raise funds via thousands of retailers (including John Lewis, Argos, M&S, Sports Direct, Boots, Asda to name but a few) when you do your everyday shopping online Each retailer will donate a percentage of your purchase to your chosen charity.  

How do I sign up? Download the free app or go to their website https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/, create a log in and select Curzon as your chosen charity.  Every time you shop online, you will need to go to EasyFundraising first, whether online or through the app, find the retailer that you want and then start shopping.  The retailer will make the donation to the charity on your behalf for all qualifying purchases you’ve made.  Further information is available in the PTA section:  https://curzonschool.co.uk/pta/easyfundraising/ 

AmazonSmile is operated by Amazon, and allows you to shop at Amazon in the usual way whilst 0.5% of your net purchase is donated to your selected charity. 

How do I sign up?  If you wish to donate to Curzon whenever you shop on Amazon, please first go to https://smile.amazon.co.uk via your web browser, click on “Get Started” and follow the instructions to log in and choose your charity.  You will then be taken through to the usual Amazon page and the rest is done for you! Further information about Amazon Smile is available on the weblink. 

Another way that we raise money is by collecting and sending off old toner cartridges so please do drop them into the collection box in the school reception and we will do the rest!

and finally…

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came to the MacMillan Coffee Morning last Friday. In total (including gift aid) they raised an incredible £805 for such a worthy cause 🙂

PTA NEWS – 13th September 2019

First week down! anyone else feel like the Summer is a deep and distant memory?! 😉

PTA Tombola Donations

We are always very very grateful for any donations for our tombolas throughout the year. Our first one for this school year will be held at the Meet the Teacher/AGM night on the 25th September.

If you have unwanted gifts stashed in your cupboards, a spare box if choccies or bottle of wine please can you leave in the grey box in the office labelled donations.

Parents Coffee Morning (please note change of venue!)

Friday 20th September  –  straight after school drop off at Penn Street Village Hall. Please join us for coffee, cake and chat with other parents whilst raising money for a charity very close to the hearts of many of us. Younger children very welcome.

WHAT IS THE EASIEST WAY THAT I CAN SUPPORT THE SCHOOL (IF I HAVE NO TIME TO VOLUNTEER?

In addition to the various fundraising events throughout the year, you can also raise funds for school when you are shopping online.  We have registered Curzon for the following…

EasyFundraising

You can raise funds via thousands of retailers (including John Lewis, Argos, M&S, Sports Direct, Boots, Asda to name but a few) when you do your everyday shopping online Each retailer will donate a percentage of your purchase to your chosen charity.  

How do I sign up? Download the free app or go to their website https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/, create a log in and select Curzon as your chosen charity.  Every time you shop online, you will need to go to EasyFundraising first, whether online or through the app, find the retailer that you want and then start shopping.  The retailer will make the donation to the charity on your behalf for all qualifying purchases you’ve made.  Further information is available in the PTA section:  https://curzonschool.co.uk/pta/easyfundraising/ 

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is operated by Amazon, and allows you to shop at Amazon in the usual way whilst 0.5% of your net purchase is donated to your selected charity. 

How do I sign up?  If you wish to donate to Curzon whenever you shop on Amazon, please first go to https://smile.amazon.co.uk via your web browser, click on “Get Started” and follow the instructions to log in and choose your charity.  You will then be taken through to the usual Amazon page and the rest is done for you! Further information about Amazon Smile is available on the weblink. 

PTA NEWS – 6th September 2019

Welcome to our new school year and for those families new to school welcome to our PTA newsletter. Our Curzon School PTA is a registered charity, run by volunteers with the aim of raising money to help and support our school and also create fun events which the kids will enjoy.

Each week we will hopefully keep you up to date with what is going on, coming up and how you can get involved.

Do check back each week to make sure you are up to date!

In the meantime…two dates for your diary below and have a WONDERFUL weekend x

EVERYONE WELCOME