Introduction to The PTA
All Parents, Guardians & Staff are members of the PTA, and are welcome to any committee meetings.
We are only 2 months into the year and already we have raised over £1000 over 2 events. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us. In January we hosted Music Bingo which raised £268
. Given the success of the night we are hoping to do another one on 20th April
, so look out for more details soon.
We hope everyone enjoyed the Quiz night which was held the beginning of February in the school. Many thanks to all those who attended including parents of former pupils. La Quizza Nostra were the overall winners, with our teacher's table coming second. £812
was raised which was a really good total.
Unfortunately, there were 4 tables free on the night so we didn't match the success of previous years. We'd love to hear from you on any changes we could make to help improve the quiz and its appeal.
All money that we raise is much need by the school and so any support that you can give to all our events is greatly welcomed. We have recently received a request from the school catering team who asked if the PTA could fund the purchase of a vacuum packed machine and food plates for R,Yr1 and Yr2.
The plates have compartments for the food and help prevent food rolling off onto the floor. The cost of this totals £540 excl VAT. It is through the money raised at our events that we are able to provide funding for requests such as this to help our children have the best possible environment at school.
Film Night - Friday 16th March @ The School Hall
Paddington Bear 2 comes to Wanborough Primary. This is a popular event with all children as they not only love watching a film with their friends, but there is also popcorn, sweets and hot dogs available. To help the parents get through the evening with over-excited children, there is also the obligatory bar. For those of you with children at the school, booking forms will be sent home with your child. We will update you on the amount raised after the event.
Easter Bake Sale and Egg Competition - Thursday 29th March @1.30pm
As part of all children's homework leading up to Easter, the school will be asking each child to decorate an egg. The PTA are then hoping to raise additional funds by opening up a competition for the best decorated egg. It will cost £1 to enter and will also be open to any adults that want to take part. There will be a winner decided for KS1 and KS2, plus an adult category for the opportunity to win an Easter chocolate surprise. We will also be sending plates home prior to this day for any contributions to the bake sale. Further details regarding the rules of the competition will be announced during the next term.
PTA Coin Trail - TBA
An upcoming fund raiser for the school will be for each class to collect as many 1p and 2p coins within a month. At the end of that month the class who has raised the greatest funds will receive a special reward.
Bag2School - Apr - Date to be confirmed
We are in the process of confirming our next Bag2School date, but in the meantime, if you are starting to spring clean, please keep hold of any items that can be donated for BagsSchool and we will be distributing bags in due course.
Evening of Music - Friday 27th April 2018 @ The School Hall
A reminder that a fabulous opportunity has arisen to take part in celebrating the amazing musical talents of Wanborough Primary School. The evening is open to anyone with a connection to the school, so past and present pupils, parents and staff. This is not a talent show, it is open to anyone that can play a musical instrument with any ability.
The evening will showcase the musical talents of those involved and is to be enjoyed by all. 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 7-9.30 with a 45min interval. If you are interested in taking part please contact either the school directly, or the PTA at the below e-mail address.
Reminder of Upcoming Events
- 16th March – Film Night
- 29th March - Easter Bake Sale and Egg Competition
- Apr – Bags2School – Date to be confirmed
- 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 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.