PTA News

PTA NEWS – 14 JUNE 2019

4 things this week:

  1. Sports Day Fruit & Water Stall
  2. Silent Auction
  3. Father’s Day
  4. Raffle

SPORTS DAY FRUIT & WATER STALL

This year, for the first time we will have fresh fruit and ice cold bottled water available during sports day for everyone to enjoy – with donations towards PTA funds (the kitchen!). All donations will be cash matched which means that whatever we take cash-wise will be doubled! To try and reduce our plastic consumption, fresh water will be available free of charge for those who remember their water bottles.

SILENT AUCTION

As we are coming into the final weeks of preparation for the summer fete, we are pulling together the final list of silent auction prizes that we will be offering this year. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the silent auction, both the teachers and parents offer experiences and prizes which can be bid on before and during the summer fete.

The teacher prizes are very much child orientated, with experiences on offer such as picnics & campfires, head teacher for the day and other much coveted prizes.

Parent prizes tend to be more for the adults, with parents and local businesses offering their own goods or services as prizes. In the past we have had offers of ½ a day of building work, nutritional consultations, sewing lessons, flower crown making, and many more diverse and brilliant prizes. If you own a local business or would be happy to share your skills with somebody else in the school, please talk to Caroline Oden or email carolineoden@gmail.com to have your prize included in our fantastic line up!

FATHER’S DAY

We hope the children enjoyed choosing gifts for the special people in their lives. There was a whole host of things to choose from thanks to Cindy Perrin who organised the stall. She and her helpers did great job as always and we thank them for giving their time to us to help raise money for the school.  Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads, Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandparents, Godparents and carers who help enrich the children’s lives.

SCHOOL FETE RAFFLE

Please do sell as many of these as you can to friends and family.  We have some amazing prizes this year – all of which you can see here…

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PTA NEWS – 7 JUNE 2019

Two things to talk about this week.

BAGS2SCHOOL

Firstly BAGS2SCHOOL are due back on Wednesday 12th June.  Please make sure that any filled bags are at The Squirrel by 9am that morning.  If you need any extra bags then just ask at The Office.

SCHOOL FETE

TOYS & BOOKS STALL – Whilst on the subject of clearing out and de-cluttering if you have any books or toys in good condition that you no longer want then the Books & Toys stall at the school fete would be very grateful for them.  Please leave in the box in school reception or give to Lisa Goodwin in the playground.

SILENT AUCTION – As we are coming into the final weeks of preparation for the summer fete, we are pulling together the final list of silent auction prizes that we will be offering this year. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the silent auction, both the teachers and parents offer experiences and prizes which can be bid on before and during the summer fete.

The teacher prizes are very much child orientated, with experiences on offer such as picnics & campfires, head teacher for the day and other much coveted prizes.

Parent prizes tend to be more for the adults, with parents and local businesses offering their own goods or services as prizes. In the past we have had offers of ½ a day of building work, nutritional consultations, sewing lessons, flower crown making, and many more diverse and brilliant prizes. If you own a local business or would be happy to share your skills with somebody else in the school, please talk to Caroline Oden or email carolineoden@gmail.com to have your prize included in our fantastic line up!

SCHOOL FETE RAFFLE – Raffle tickets will be coming home soon.  Please do sell as many of these as you can to friends and family.  We have some amazing prizes this year – all of which you can see here…

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PTA NEWS – 24 MAY 2019

Have a great half term 🙂

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PTA NEWS – 17 MAY 2019

Quite a few bits to let you know about this week.

SCHOOL FETE – We are now taking bookings for adverts in the school fete programme.  It’s only £20 for a half page and £35 for a full page and a really great opportunity to reach parents and families.  For more info please see Laura Halle-Smith in the playground or upload your own advert straight onto the school website by clicking here  DEADLINE is 12th June.

If you have any idea for a stall or can spare an hour to help man a stall at the fete then we’d love to hear from you.  Without volunteers on the day we literally can’t run the stalls so please do let us know as early as possible what you’d like to do and when so we can decide which stalls we are able to run this year.

NEXT PTA MEETING THURSDAY 23RD MAY – The main topic will be school fete so please do come if you are able.  The more folk who can come the more fun the meetings are plus new ideas and thoughts on how to raise money for our kids school are ALWAYS welcome!

BAGS2SCHOOL – Empty bags will be coming out in book bags before half term.  Time to channel your inner Marie Kondo over half term and fill a bag!?  Bags are due back after half term please.

EASYFUNDRAISING – and if all of the above just seems a bit too much then you can always do your bit to help raise funds by literally signing up to the easyfundraising scheme.  You shop online for things as normal – from your weekly Tesco delivery to clothes to electricals to almost anything and each time the school gets some money!  It is really simple and you can sign up by clicking here 

Have a lovely weekend 🙂

 

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PTA NEWS – 10 MAY 2019

So the BIG news for this week is that we’ve announced that for 2019 the PTA target is to help raise enough money for a brand new kitchen for school.  Do take a look at the info sheet below for more info on what it is going to look like and why it is so needed.

SCHOOL FETE 22 JUNE 2019 – Fete planning is now well underway.  There are so many different ways that you can get involved to help support this event (the biggest of the fundraising year) but the most urgent ‘help’ for now is for any raffle prizes… do you know anyone who can give Curzon a really smashing prize so that we can sell even more raffle tickets this year?  If so please do let us know asap.  As always the success of these events, depends entirely on volunteers so if you can help by finding a prize then that would be amazing.

PTA MEETING 23 MAY AT 7.45PM – Another way you can help support is by coming to the next PTA meeting, which has been rearranged to 23rd May.  At this meeting we would LOVE to hear any ideas you may have for stalls or things which can raise money at the fete or anywhere else!  The meetings really are very informal and the more folk that come the better the quality of ideas so we’d love to see you there!

BAKE SALE – and finally a huge thank you to all of the lovely bakers who helped us raise a total of £198.51 at the Bake Sale last Friday.  This year has been a really great year for Bake Sales (less so for waistlines!) so a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has baked, manned the stall, set up or cleaned down and given of their time in some way to help these events be so successful.  Also a special mention to Vikki Dale for coordinating them all.

Have a great weekend x

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PTA NEWS – 26 APRIL 2019

So the Summer Term is finally here with lots of fun events for the kids to enjoy.  We’ve created a handy ‘cut out and keep’ guide to the big PTA events for the term which we hope will be useful when it comes to managing the kids crazy schedules!

SCHOOL FETE

The school fete is our biggest fund raiser of the year so if you have any ideas for a stall or activity that you could run on the day (with family or friends?) then we’d love to hear from you.  ALL ideas will be seriously welcomed as we have a really exciting project to fund raise for this year and we need to raise as much money as we can to make it happen.  Or if you are able to help us with manning an existing stall, even if it’s just for one hour that would be great.  Grab Lisa in the playground if you want to discuss further or come along to the PTA meeting on 7th?

The Fete Raffle is also a really key way of raising money.  Do you run or work for a local business? If so, would your business be willing to donate a raffle prize or sponsor a prize? In the past, businesses have donated some of their products or vouchers whilst others have bought a prize for the raffle. Please contact Helen Ratcliffe (hmleese@hotmail.com) if you are able to donate something.

Have a great weekend – see you Monday x