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PTA Newsletter 14/12/18

Busy Busy PTA this week with Festive Lunch and Disco tonight. Details and thanks for Festive lunch can be found this week in main newsletter.

We will let you know how disco went before the end of term.

Mince Pies and Mulled Wine.

Thank you for all the donations we have received, please note that we now have all that we need for Monday’s event. Cheers

Please remember to Easyfundraise your Christmas shopping and keep collecting any used Toners for a collection next year. Thanks ūüôā

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/curzon/

 

 

 

PTA Newsletter 7/12/18

  • Santa Sleigh

The damp and drizzle did not stop our lovely volunteers from accompanying Santa on his travels last Sunday around Amersham. Big thanks to the Round Table, Helen Ratcliffe, Hilary Stoneman, Vicky Braithwaite, Olivia Swanborough and Elana Lacey and The Miller Family.  We should know in January 2019 the amount we have raised for school.

  • Disco 2018

Last day to book online please. If you volunteered to help you will have been allocated a job or two!! Emails will be sent early next with your roles, Risk assessment and Fire procedure. Please read through these carefully before the event. Thanks.

If you can please remember to fill the small brown money tree envelope that came out with the invitations and drop it into the PTA box in the Howe Lobby we would be ever so grateful. We kindly ask you to fill it with a few spare coins and/or chocolate money ūüôā

If you have lost it or would like to do any more – extra ones can be found in the office.

  • Christmas Cards

These are due back to school imminently. Once the order has been checked they will be distributed in the playground. Keep your eyes peeled.

  • Mince Pies and Mulled Wine

Please continue to drop these is the box in the office. We serve the refreshments at both the KS1 Nativity and KS2 Church service. Thanks for all your donations so far.

  • Easy fundraising

Please remember to use Easyfundraising when doing your Christmas shopping this year – its free and raises money for Curzon.

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/curzon/

 

PTA Newsletter 30/11/18

  • Bake Sale News

Huge Thanks to Class 3 Mums and Viv Meldrum (Class 1 – Clara’s Mum) for setting up and selling at last weeks Bake Sale. Great news… we raised over ¬£200 (final figure TBC) to go towards purchasing things from the school’s wish list for the children. Thank you all for purchasing and baking goodies and to everyone who ate them….

  • Bags2School News

We received a lovely cheque for £152 for our latest bag collection. Thanks to everyone who dropped stuff of at the pub. Thanks to Steve and Jo Macken at The Squirrel for storing it all and Jo Briggs for arranging the collection. There will be another collection in the Spring so if you are having a sort out over the Christmas Hols and can store the items until then please do.

  • Easyfundraising

We received a cheque for £55 pounds for the month July to September. Imagine if everyone did it how much more money we could raise ?? And all for a few clicks or swipes on your phones and computers!

Christmas time is a wonderful opportunity to raise money via this scheme.

If you are already signed up please remember to click through via the easyfundraising page or download the donation reminder if you keep forgeting. https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/donation-reminder/

If you haven’t yet signed up please do its is very simple and can really help the PTA raise funds for our school.

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/curzon/

  • Christmas Disco – One week left to book tickets

Deadline to book is Friday 7th Dec. Please note if you wish to stay with your child at the event you must volunteer to help and we have limited places. There is an option on the form to say if you can help alternatively please see Lisa Goodwin or a member of the PTA in the playground.

**URGENT ** We really would love some donations of party bag fillers (no bubbles or slime) small toys or sweets (no lollies) please leave in the Howe Lobby box marked Disco. Thanks in advance.

  • Mince pies and Mulled wine Donations for KS1 Nativity next week and KS2 Church service 17/12

Please leave donated goods in the Howe Lobby for collection. Thanks in advance.

 

PTA Newsletter 22/11/18

  • School Disco – Friday December 14th 6-8pm

Invites came home this week along with a guide to the disco and the link where to book your tickets.

Xmas Disco 2018

Deadline to book is Friday 7th Dec. Please note if you wish to stay with your child at the event you must volunteer to help and we have limited places. There is an option on the form to say if you can help alternatively please see Lisa Goodwin or a member of the PTA in the playground.

We really would love some donations of party bag fillers (no bubbles or slime) small toys or sweets (no lollies) please leave in the Howe Lobby box marked Disco. Thanks in advance.

 

Amersham Round Table РSanta Sleigh Local charity collection Sunday 2nd December

Curzon secured the slot on the Amersham Round Table’s annual Santa Sleigh on Sunday 2nd December 4-7 pm. We must have a minimum of 6 helpers to accompany Santa on his travels round Amersham collecting money for local charities which will include our lovely school. We have some volunteers but the more the merrier. Please check your calendars to see if you might be free to help. See Lisa Goodwin in the playground or email her at lisajgoodwin@hotmail.com. Thanks

Festive Lunch

Only one week to go to fill in the form please for the Festive Lunch. Please go to the following link.

https://curzonschool.co.uk/pta/festive-lunch-12th-december-2018/

 

Plea for Mince pies and Mulled Wine

Every year the PTA serve refreshments at the Nativity performance and the KS2 Church Service. We kindly ask parent to bring in donated bottles and packets Please drop off in the Howe Lobby box for collection.

 

 

PTA Newsletter 17/11/18

  • Christmas Cards

Deadline is fast aproaching its Friday 23rd November 2018. Please go to the link below to              order asap please https://curzonschool.co.uk/pta/christmas-cards-2018

  • Festive Lunch – Wednesday 12th December

Please remember to go online and order your child’s lunch for this day even if they are not partaking in the Turkey or Vegetarian option Meal – all children must be accounted for whether having their own packed lunch or school packed lunch. Please note school packed lunch only applies to KS1 children. This must be done by the corrected deadline of 30th November.

Festive lunch – 12th December 2018

 

  • Bake Sale – Friday 23rd November – 3pm School playground

Vikki Dale (Archie’s Mum – Year¬†1) will be handing out cake boxes all of next week in the playground at drop off and pick up times.¬†Spares can be found in the Howe Lobby.

Please either add something to your shopping list to donate or if you are able to bake some goodies we love any type of cake and so do the children!
Items to be brought to the kitchen window on the day of the sale.¬†Please remember to label anything containing nuts – ideally these should only be put in whole cakes or clearly marked on the shop packaging. Don’t forget to bring or give them some money on the day, Thanks.

 

  • School Disco – Friday December 14th 6-8pm

We hope that invites will come out next week along with a guide to the disco and the link where to book your tickets. Please note if you wish to stay with your child at the event you must to volunteer help and we have limited places. There will be an option on the form to say if you can help but in the meantime if you wish to put yourself forward or have any questions please see Lisa Goodwin or a member of the PTA in the playground.

Any donations of party bag fillers (no bubbles or slime) small toys or sweets (no lollies) are very welcome please leave in the Howe Lobby box marked Disco. Thanks in advance.

 

****Save the Date****Sunday 2nd December – Ho ho ho ho

Curzon School have the possibility of getting a slot on the Amersham Round Table’s annual Santa Sleigh on Sunday 2nd December 4-7 pm (we are first reserve for the slot). We would need a minimum of 6 helpers to accompany Santa on his travels round Amersham collecting money for our lovely school.

This would be a fantastic opportunity to raise some much needed funds whilst getting into the holiday spirit – please check your calendars to see if you might be free to help. See Lisa Goodwin in the playground or email her at lisajgoodwin@hotmail.com. Cheers

Watch this space…………………

 

 

 

 

PTA Newsletter 09/11/18

Christmas Cards

Please note your child’s Christmas cards came home in their book bags this week. You can order them and other wonderful Christmas gifts online. Please go to https://curzonschool.co.uk/pta/christmas-cards-2018

Deadline for orders is 23rd November 2018 with the gifts arriving by 10th December in time for Christmas!! They will be given out in the playground as soon as we get them back.

Festive Lunch

Don’t forget to book your children’s meals online for this great event. ¬£5 per child. All parents must fill in the form even if they do not wish to partake in the meal. School lunches (KS1 only) or packed lunches are options but we must be able to account for every child meal on the day.

Any questions please ask Caroline Oden ( Poppy and Jemima’s Mum) in the playground or email carolineoden@gmail.com.

Festive lunch – 12th December 2018

Bags2School

This is the last full week to have a sort through your cupboards. The date for collection is Monday 19th November. Please remember all bags to be dropped off at The Squirrel Pub please and not the school office. Thank You. Extra bags available from the office.

Christmas Disco

Invitations should be coming out in the next week or so, please keep your eyes peeled. There will also be a guide to the event for you to read. New parents to the school will find this especially helpful.¬† We would welcome any donations of¬†wrapped sweets, Christmas wrapping paper or small party bag fillers (no bubbles or slime please) and please note it’s never too early to donate them. Please leave any donations in the box in the Howe lobby for collection. Thanks everyone.

 

 

 

PTA Newsletter 02/11/18

Festive Lunch – 12th December

We are delighted to be holding the festive lunch again this year, which will take place on Wednesday 12th December. This is an event organised by the PTA, entirely for the enjoyment of the children, as they love having a big Christmas lunch together in the hall. The meal is provided at cost, by the Hit or Miss and is priced at £5 per child. There is the option to bring in a packed lunch if you and your child would prefer. If you are free on the day, it is great to have plenty of volunteers to get the food served to our children as quickly as possible. Details of times are in the online form.

This is the link to fill in the form and it is also accessible via the PTA section on the school website

Festive lunch – 12th December 2018

Please ask Caroline Oden ( Poppy and Jemima’s Mum) in the playground or email carolineoden@gmail.com.

Christmas Disco 2018

Preparations and planning are well under way for one of our most fun filled events. If you happen to have any spare wrapped sweets, Christmas wrapping paper or small party bag fillers (no bubbles or slime please) it’s never too early to donate them. Please leave any donations in the box in the Howe lobby for collection. Thanks everyone.

PTA Meeting – Tuesday 20th November

Please make a note in your calendars for the next PTA Meeting on Tuesday 20th November 8pm @The Squirrel РAll welcome

Parents Coffee Morning  РFriday 9th November

Please come and join other parents for coffee and a chat at The Plough in Winchmore Hill from just after 9am. All welcome.

Bags2school

Our next date for collection is Monday 19th November РCollection bags were sent home earlier in the week. Please fill with good quality used clothes and shoes if you can. No school or work uniforms please. Please ignore previous information about bedding and towels as these are now accepted.

Bags are to be dropped off at The Squirrel pub and NOT the school office please.

The bags are to be left outside the barn in the car park for storing and not by the front door of the pub. Thank You.

 

PTA Newsletter 19/10/18

Bake Sale

We had a great start to our Bake Sales last Friday and raised a whopping £258.74 which we think is a record amount!!

Huge thanks to Vikki Dale and her team of Class 2 helpers. We are trying to get a few more people to help set up and sell the cakes by getting each class to take a turn in volunteering. Next Sale is Year¬†3’s¬†turn so if you can help¬†out please see Vikki or Lisa Goodwin in the playground. Thanks

PTA Meeting –¬†Tuesday 20th¬†November

Please make a note in your calendars for the next PTA Meeting on Tuesday 20th November 8pm @The Squirrel РAll welcome

Parents Coffee Morning  РFriday 9th November

Please come and join other parents for coffee and a chat at The Plough in Winchmore Hill from just after 9am. All welcome.

The PTA would like to thank Jo and Steve Macken at The Squirrel¬†for hosting the coffee mornings over the last few years. Thank You you’ve been brilliant.

Bags2school

Our next date for collection is Monday 19th November РCollection bags will be sent home with the children soon. Please fill with good quality used clothes and shoes if you can. No uniform, towels, bedding or curtains please.

Bags are to be dropped off at The Squirrel pub and NOT the school office please.

The bags are to be left outside the barn in the car park for storing and not by the front door of the pub. Thank You.

Secretary vacancy on PTA Committee

We are looking for someone who might wish to take on the role of Secretary on the committee. Main job is taking minutes at the meetings and distributing around the committee, booking meetings and putting together the agenda. It could be joint role if you and a friend might like to share it. It might suit someone looking to add a small thing to their CV after some time off. Please email pta@curzonschool.com if you have any questions or wish to put yourself forward.

Stamptastic/Stickins – Labelling solutions and cashback for Curzon

Remember we have an affiliation scheme with both Stickins and Stamptastic.

Both are wonderful solutions to the labelling of all your kids’ items so they don’t get lost at school.

Here are the links to their websites:

***Save the Date***

Please make a note that the Curzon Christmas Disco is to be held on Friday 14th Decemeber – 6-8pm.

It is a wonderful evening and the kids absolutely love it.

Invitations and a guide to the event will come out later in the term. Watch this space!!

PTA Newsletter 12/10/18

PTA Meeting –¬†Tuesday 20th¬†November

Please make a note in your calendars for the next PTA Meeting on Tuesday 20th November 8pm @The Squirrel РAll welcome

Parents Coffee Morning¬† – Friday 9th November –

Please come and join other parents for coffee and a chat at The Plough in Winchmore Hill from just after 9am. All welcome

 

Bags2school

Our next date for collection is Monday 19th November РCollection bags will be sent home with the children next week. Please fill with good quality used clothes and shoes if you can. No uniform, towels, bedding or curtains please. More information on where to drop the bags will follow in due course.

 

Secretary vacancy on PTA Committee

We are looking for someone who might wish to take on the role of Secretary on the committee. Main job is taking minutes at the meetings and distributing around the committee, booking meetings and putting together the agenda. It could be joint role if you and a friend might like to share it. It might suit someone looking to add a small thing to their CV after some time off. Please email pta@curzonschool.com if you have any questions or wish to put yourself forward.

 

Easyfundraising

Black Friday and Christmas shopping are just around the corner so please always remember to buy your online goods via the Easyfunding website.

You can download a donation reminder tool on your phones and computers to remind you to click through should you visit a site that is part of the scheme.

 

Please visit the link https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/curzon/

Raise free funds for Curzon CE Combined School – Amersham today by shopping online via Easyfundraising. Click now to shop at no extra cost and raise free donations.

We currently have 56 supporters. Do you have any ideas how to encourage more parents to sign up?

Any feedback on easyfundraising would be gratefully received as we really want to encourage this simple and quick way of helping our lovely school raise funds.

Please email lisajgoodwin@hotmail.com or pta@curzonschool.com with any suggestions.

Thanks

 

Toner Cartridge Recycling – Last Call

We are hoping to send off a delivery of used cartridges this month therefore if you have any cartridges about to be used up or stashed away please drop them off into the grey box in the Howe lobby for collection. No refills please only named brands, preferably in original packaging if possible.

Don’t forget to mention to friends and family or places of work to keep them by for you!

PTA Newsletter 5/10/18
Christmas Cards – **URGENT**

Please note that the deadline for all Christmas card designs to be handed in is¬† strictly¬†Monday 8th¬†October.Please find attached a template which was also¬†sent out in book¬†bags last week to be decorated at home (extra copies can be found in the Howe Lobby)¬†For the best result use felt tips pens, but pencils and paints work well too, the more vibrant the better! No glitter please.Please note there will be no wording on the inside of the card, so designs don‚Äôt need to be for Christmas‚Ķ maybe a nice set of thank you cards, or home decorated birthday cards to last you a few months?One card will be printed for free with your child‚Äôs design and then you have to opportunity to order more if you like it ‚Äď or perhaps a mug or gift tags if you prefer.¬† If you want larger quantities aprons, tea towels and bags for life are also available!For more information please contact Laura on¬†jeans_laura@hotmail.com.¬† Enjoy!

Templates: drawing-template-elf drawing-template-tree2 drawing-template-reindeer drawing-template-baubles christmas-card-template

Bake Sale/2nd Hand Uniform Sale – Thursday 11th October 3pm – School playground

Vikki Dale (Archie’s Mum – Year¬†1) will be handing out cake boxes all of next week in the playground at drop off and pick up times.¬†Spares can be found in the Howe Lobby.

Please either add something to your shopping list to donate or if you are able to bake some goodies we love any type of cake and so do the children!
Items to be brought to the kitchen window on the day of the sale. Please remember to label anything containing nuts Рideally these should only be put in whole cakes or clearly marked on the shop packaging.
Don’t forget to bring or give them some money on the day¬†ūüėä

Thank you

Please note our Second Hand¬†Uniform stock is currently plentiful so why don’t you have a look to see if you can find your selves a bargain whilst scoffing some cake?¬† – All items ¬£1
Bags2School – October collection date TBC

Having a sort out? Please start saving all your unwanted but still usable items of clothing and footwear for this really easy school fundraiser.

Details of where and when to drop off the donation bags (these will be sent home in due course) will be notified soon.
The more we send off the more money we raise for the school – please ask family members/friends if they have anything they have ready to be donated too. Please note no school uniform, bedding, towels, curtains will be accepted by the operator. Thanks everyone.

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PTA Newsletter 28/9/18

AGM + Cheese and Wine

What a successful AGM/Cheese and Wine evening we had last night!

Huge thanks to Sarah¬†O’Neill for speaking to everyone about what we do as a PTA and for giving us a breakdown of all the monies we¬†have raised and spent on the school’s behalf last year. We do hope it may have inspired you to think about how you can help support¬†our lovely school whether by signing up to easyfundraising, baking cakes or maybe even joining the committee!?

The Tombola was really popular and the chocolate cakes made by Sam Taylor’s mum were a huge draw encouraging people to¬†buy tickets.¬†She is always so generous with her baking and¬†the PTA would like to thank her for her time and contributions.

Thanks also to Sam for donating goods for the evening and for arranging the support from her employer.

We raised a fantastic £252.69 on the night which will be fund matched by Microsoft (over £500 mark!!)

This will go towards the Rising Star software that the school would like to purchase for the children.

As schools everywhere face cuts and smaller budgets, we must reiterate that without the monies  raised by you the parents and the wider community, the children would not have the extra equipment and experiences that we help to provide. 

We would like to thank Mrs Coles, Mrs Payne, the teachers and Govenors for singing our praises and recognizing the work the PTA does as it really means a lot to us. Well done everyone and thank you as always.

Christmas Cards

Yes, it is very early to mention Christmas, but we all get large discounts for submitting early Christmas Card designs to Class-Fundraising who print these for us.  This year we would like designs to be bought in to the office by next Friday 5th October.

Please find attached template which will also be sent out in book bags today to be decorated at home.  Also for younger children there are some templates they can simply colour in if you prefer.  For the best result use felt tips pens, but pencils and paints work well too, the more vibrant the better! No glitter please.

Please note there will be no wording on the inside of the card, so designs don’t need to be for Christmas… maybe a nice set of thank you cards, or home decorated birthday cards to last you a few months?

One card will be printed for free with your child’s design and then you have to opportunity to order more if you like it – or perhaps a mug or gift tags if you prefer.¬† If you want larger quantities aprons, tea towels and bags for life are also available!

For more information please contact Laura on jeans_laura@hotmail.com.  Enjoy!

Templates: drawing-template-elf drawing-template-tree2 drawing-template-reindeer drawing-template-baubles christmas-card-template

Easyfundraising

For anyone not yet signed up please watch this short video below in order to see just how easy it is to raise money for Curzon.

To sign up please go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/CUWHLW/

This unique “refer a friend”¬†link is currently (until Dec)¬†offering a bonus ¬£5 donation for every time someone successfully joins up to easyfundraising.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn2dsQGAe_w

Learn how to get started and raising free donations by shopping online via¬†easyfundraising.org.uk. Once you’ve registered, raising donations is easy! Go to …

 

PTA Newsletter 21/9/18

PTA AGM

Reminder that the PTA AGM will be held during the Meet the Teacher Evening on 26th Sep.

There are still some places available on the committee.

Please send your self nominations to Pta@curzonschool.com by Monday 24th Sep РThanks.

PTA Cheese and Wine Event

Please join us after Meet the Teacher for some cheese and wine.  Its a chance to meet other Curzon parents. The PTA will be raising funds from donations on the night to purchase some Rising Stars ICT software which really capitalises on the Chromebooks investment made in the summer.  All donations made on the night will be matched by Microsoft so £5 becomes £10, £10 becomes £20 and £50 becomes £100!! (Some restrictions apply on this but ask the PTA for more detail).

Toner Recycling

Please remember to drop any empty ink cartridges (branded only no refills) in the grey box in the Howe lobby. We are hoping to send off a collection next month.

PTA Coffee Morning – Cancellation

Apologies for having to cancel the coffee morning. This was due to unforeseen circumstances. We hope to reschedule in due course please watch this space.

PTA Newsletter 14/9/18

Welcome back to all existing and new Curzon parents. We trust you had a good summer and it is lovely to see all the children back at school.

As always we have some great fundraising events coming up over the academic year please remember to check the school diary dates and put them in your calendars.

PTA Meeting РThe Squirrel  18th September Р8pm

Coming up imminently is the first PTA meeting of the year on the 18th September.

The meeting will be held at The Squirrel Pub at 8pm РEveryone welcome. Please do come along if you can.

Committee Nominations Reminder

Please remember to email your nominations by 21st September to either lisajgoodwin@hotmail.com or pta@curzonschool.com. Nominations should be submitted either in writing and put in the PTA box in the school reception or via email. These will then be seconded by email and voted on at the AGM on 26th September.

The PTA committee manages the association on behalf of you, the members.

We are also seeking people to stand for a formal position on the PTA committee.  The following committee positions are available:

– Chair (current holder: Lisa Goodwin)

– Vice Chair (vacant)

РTreasurer (current holder: Sarah O’Neill)

– Secretary (current holder: Kathryn Bowditch)

– Ordinary Committee Member (Titles to be agreed dependent on interest) Current holders: Caroline Oden, Leigh Potkin, Sal Elsey, Laura Halle-Smith, Kelly Richards

Remember that you don’t HAVE to be on the PTA Committee to get involved in fundraising activities or even attend the committee meetings and share your views and ideas (held twice termly).

Attached is a Q&A document outlining what being a part of the PTA Committee will involve. If you have further questions or would like to discuss, please email pta@curzonschool.com or talk to Lisa Goodwin in the playground.

Nominations should be submitted either in writing and put in the PTA box in the school reception or via email. Deadline for submissions is Friday 21 September. These will then be seconded by email and voted on at the AGM on 26 September.

 

¬†AGM +¬†Cheese and Wine Evening –¬†¬†26th September¬† @7pm

The AGM is held at school on the night of Meet the Teacher. We will be offering cheese and wine (other beverages available too!!!)¬†and a Tombola¬†at the event.¬†It is a great chance stay after meeting your child’s teacher to have a natter and meet other parents.

Tombola Donations

We would be most grateful for any donations for the tombola which we will be holding on the on the night.

Please leave any items in a bag labelled “Tombola” in the grey box in Howe lobby.¬†Thanks in advance.

Easy Fundraising

Remember this is the easiest way to raise money for our school simply by doing your shopping online.

Please go to https://easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/curzon

Raise free funds for Curzon CE Combined School – Amersham today by shopping online via Easyfundraising. Click now to shop at no extra cost and raise free donations.

Please click here if you would like further information on PTA roles

Thanks

Curzon PTA

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