Introduction to The PTA
All Parents, Guardians & Staff are members of the PTA, and are welcome to any committee meetings.
As we approach the biggest event of the year for the PTA, the Summer Fete, we have spent a great deal of time discussing the detail, and making sure we give you all a lovely event to enjoy with your children. This update not only includes details regarding the fete, but also gives a summary of money we have raised from recent events.
Summer Fete - Saturday 30th June 12pm-4pm
We have now finalised timings for the fete. A BBQ will be available from midday and so please come along and have lunch with us. There will be an array of stalls, from splat a rat to beat the goalie, alongside the popular bouncy castles. There will also be festival art, nail painting and the ever popular bar. This is alongside refreshments such as sweets, ice cream and pancakes. Throughout the day there will be several activities such as football to celebrate the World Cup, and Tug o' War which always brings out the competitive side with the adults.
As in previous years we are organising a Prize Draw, which will be drawn at the Summer Fete. There is such an amazing array of prizes which we will be detailing in a flyer to be distributed to all children after half term. These will be sent out alongside books of raffle tickets to be able to sell to family and friends to raise more money for the school.
Wanborough PTA Needs You!!
As the Summer Fete is such a big event, and as there is only a relatively small number of PTA members, we are asking for volunteers to give up just 1hr of their time throughout the day. This would be to run a stall which many parents do with their children which they love. It is a great way to get involved in the day and raise money for the school. In addition, any extra pairs of hands would be much appreciated to help set up on the Friday night or Saturday morning, and pack away. We will be sending out a flyer for people to register their help and we will be gathering family names to place against stalls they would like to help on. Just 1hr of your time will make a huge difference to not only raising as much money as possible, but also ensuring everyone has a great time.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the 30th June. Please save the date, and keep your fingers crossed the weather will be good.
PTA Non-Uniform Day
Your children will hopefully have all brought home a flyer detailing the PTA Non-Uniform Day. In return for the opportunity to dress down, we are asking for a prize donation towards the themed Treasure Chests which will be raffled at the Summer Fete.
Details of the donation are included in the flyer, with each class being given a list of items to donate. In addition to the Treasure Chest donations, we would also welcome any donations for the Tombola or Adopt a Teddy stall. If your children have any cuddly toys they have outgrown (in new or nearly new condition), which could go to a new home, or you are able to donate tombola prizes, please drop them at the School Reception.
Sports Day Refreshments - Wednesday 20th June
We will be selling refreshments during the day to help keep parents, grandparents and any other sports day spectators hydrated whilst watching the races. We will offer tea and coffee as well as soft drinks in return for a donation to the PTA. If you want to do your bit for the environment then you are more than welcome to bring your own mug to save on paper cups.
During the day we will also be selling raffle tickets for the Summer Fete and hope to have the Treasure Chests made up to be able to sell raffle tickets for these.
If anyone has any cakes or biscuits they are able to donate for the day, these would be greatly received. Please drop them at the School Reception.
We will also have a second-hand school uniform sale for anyone wanting to top up their stock of uniform ahead of the new school year in September.
On Friday 18th May evening we had the KS2 Disco which was a great success. The weather was kind to us which was a huge bonus, and meant that the parents could spend the evening drinking outside, whilst the children played on the field. Once we had the first volunteer for the karaoke, there was a constant stream of willing participants, all giving professional singers a run for their money! Every sausage was devoured and we were very close to selling out of alcohol which could have signalled a potential disaster! Thank you so much to everyone who attended. We raised £940.43 which was amazing.
At the beginning of this week the PTA were present at the New Parents Meeting to talk to all the new parents (and some old!), about what we do and the money we raise. We felt immensely proud to be able to report that we raised £14,051 for the last school year 2016-17, and with this money we have been able to help purchase items for the school such as laptops, wall games, and the climbing frame to name a few. We also highlighted the benefits of joining the PTA, such as meeting other parents. Hopefully we may have some new recruits in September!
For the past term all classes have been collecting as many copper coins as possible, with the winning class receiving a reward. We can now announce the results….
- Reception £9.49
- Year 1 £9.49
- Year 2 £34.23
- Year 3 £27.38
- Year 4 £20.43
- Year 5 £14.33
- Year 6 £28.14
We raised a total of £143.49 with Year 2 being the overall winners. Thank you to everyone who sent in their pennies and well done to Year 2.
Reminder of Upcoming Events
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 email@example.com
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.