Introduction to The PTA
All Parents, Guardians & Staff are members of the PTA, and are welcome to any committee meetings.
We wanted to thank everyone who attended the Paddington 2 Film Night. Judging by how quietly the children sat, we think they all enjoyed the film. We raised £491.85 which was a great amount considering we were down on attendance numbers this year.
Bags2School – 18th April
The first week back after the Easter holidays we will be collecting items for our next Bags2School clothing recycling fundraiser. The bags and letters should have come home with your children and so over the next couple of weeks please add any items you want to donate into the bags. Please give as much as you can as the heavier the weight, the more money we raise. In addition, please also bring in any soft toys to donate for adopt-a-teddy which will be used at the Summer Party.
Music Bingo - Friday 20th April @ The Plough
Given the success of the night in January, The Plough are hosting another Music Bingo night. Bingo will start at 8.30pm and tickets will be sold on the night. To ensure you get a table, please book directly with The Plough in advance. All food orders receive a 10% discount on the night - make sure you mention PTA when you book.
Evening of Music - Friday 27th April @ The School Hall
A reminder to please contact the school or PTA if you are interested in taking part in the Evening of Music. As highlighted before, the evening is open to anyone with a connection to the school and any musical ability. There will be a minimal charge to enter and once entries have been received, a running order will be decided. The audience will be made up of everyone who has entered and their families. Timings are expected to be from 7-9.30pm with a 45min interval.
Summer Party - Saturday 30th June 2018 @ The School from 4pm
Planning has already started for our Summer Party. We have taken the best bits of the fete we have seen in previous years, but added so much more to really bring a festival feel to Wanborough. We will still have the stalls and bouncy castles that the children love from 4pm, but we are also going to have a BBQ, bar, the all-important World Cup on the screen for those avid football fans (we cannot be held responsible if England have not made it that far!), and we are hoping to have some live music slots throughout the evening, plus much much more.
This is where we ask for help. Our budget does not stretch to hiring Ed Sheeran or the Spice Girls reunited, and so we are asking if anyone would be willing to do a music set as a donation to the PTA. This is a perfect opportunity for a budding musician or band to advertise their music ability. Any age welcomed. Please contact us at the below e-mail address if you would love to contribute to our Summer Party.
In addition, our second plea is for any prizes that could be donated for fete raffle etc. We are contacting some local and bigger companies who have been extremely kind and generous in the past, but we could always do with more. Therefore, if you work for a company that could help, or you know a friend of a friend who could offer any type of prize, from a box of chocolates to a spa treatment, then please let us know, again at the below address.
We will give more details regarding the Summer Party in the coming months, but please save the date so that we get as many people as possible attending. Hopefully we have given you a little taste as to what is to be expected. All we can say is that this is no ordinary school fete, it is so much more and the perfect way to spend a midsummer evening.
Reminder of Upcoming Events
- 18th Apr - Bags2School
- 20th Apr - Music Bingo @ The Plough Inn
- 18th May – Key Stage 2 Disco
- 20th June – Sports Day Refreshments
- June – New school uniform sale – Date to be confirmed
- 30th June - Summer Party
We continue to plug the Easyfundraising service as it is such a quick and simple way to raise money. Please register at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/UXYA85
. Once registered, every time you shop online at any of the thousands of retailers available, the PTA receive a donation. You can also download an app so you can shop on the move.
As mentioned before, it doesn’t cost anything but helps benefit the children every time you shop online. At this time of year when we are sure many of you are shopping online to purchase presents and so this would be a perfect opportunity to help raise more money for the PTA.
We are continuing to search for any local businesses who would like to get involved in supporting the school through sponsorship. The school would like to purchase a total of 36 t-shirts for KS1, Yr3/4 and Yr5/6. These will be used for events such as cricket and athletics and it would be lovely for all the children to be able to wear matching team Wanborough shirts. If you would like to get the name of your local business on each team shirt, please email the PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember to follow us on our new Facebook page ‘Wanborough Primary PTA’
. We regularly post new events or updates on fundraising activities and so if you can’t wait until the next school newsletter to see what we have been up to, please visit us here.
We would like to thank everyone at the school for your continued support over the past year and we hope next year will bring many more exciting fundraising activities to help make a difference to all our children.