Introduction to The PTA
All Parents, Guardians & Staff are members of the PTA, and are welcome to any committee meetings.
Easter Bake Sale, Raffle & Easter Cake Decorating Competition
We had an amazing number of entries for the Cake Decorating competition with Reverend Bill making special awards to Jessica and Rosie Naffine, Annabelle and Jessica Evans, Tom Joseph, Hugh Jefferd, Henry Hopkins and Natalie Trowbridge. The overall Best Child Entry was from Wilfred Whitford for the second year running and there were joint winners for the Best Family Entry – the Maclurkan and Dash families.
The Bake Sale, Raffle and Easter Cake Decorating Competition raised a grand total of £233.51. Once again, many thanks to Richard James estate agents for donating our star prize – a huge chocolate bunny. The raffle was won by Sophie Walker, Isabelle Jones and Willow Johnson. Many thanks for all the donations of lovely cakes and to all those who came along to help or buy.
We received 81 bags which raised £185.60 for the school. The lucky winners of the prize draw were Aiden Hutchings, Lucy Mosley and Jessica and Harry Millington, winning a box of Monty Bojangles Choccy Scoffy Truffles! We hope to have our next collection in November. Many thanks to all who took part and please pass on our thanks to the friends, relatives and neighbours who had a clear out on our behalf.
Key Stage 2 Party
This made a massive £1,083.46 – the first time we've broken the £1,000 mark I believe and almost £100 up on last year. Who knew the Key Stage 2 parents could party so much?!! A quick tip for removing the remains of their 'temporary' tattoos - Baby Oil or an oily make-up remover is the way to go. Many thanks if you came along to support or help at this event.
Where the Money Goes
Purchasing an all-weather track around the outside of the school field to enable the school to take part in the 'Mile a Day' challenge remains our primary 'big ticket item' goal. However this month we've also agreed to purchase 8 wireless computer mice to use with the school's Alpha touch screens. The school have also asked us to put aside £500 to cover a fun end-of-term event for all of the children as a thank you for a positive Ofsted visit.
FitSteps – Wednesdays, 5.45pm at the Village Hall
FitSteps has been devised by some of the Strictly Come Dancing people and is a dance-inspired fitness class suitable for all ages – so far our youngest participant has been 10 and our oldest, in her seventies! Vikki, our professional instructor leads us through the dance routines to great music. It's great fun with no experience or partner necessary. You can pay on the day - £4 per adult; £3 per child and a percentage of the proceeds comes back to the school. If you've no idea what FitSteps is, there's a 45 second taster video which will hopefully be going on the school website – the children have already seen it in assembly! I'm sure we all saw the recent stories in the press stating that 2 out of every 3 girls give up on exercise by the age of 9. This is a great way for you or an adult friend or relative to exercise with your child and make a positive difference. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
WANTED! Books, CDs, DVDs, Computer Games, Soft Toys, Lego and any 'New' Items
We now have a collection box under the School Office window. We are collecting books, CDs, DVDs, and Computer Games that remain in good condition for our stall at the Fete. We are also after soft toys that remain in pristine condition for our Adopt-a-Teddy stall which we'll be debuting at the Fete. We'd also like any spare Lego that you have lying around – in the original boxes if you have it, otherwise just in a plastic bag.
Finally, if you have any 'new' items – that are still in their packaging or have their tags on them – that would be suitable for tombola prizes, Ebaying or a charity shop, then please let us have them. If you are having a clear out, do think of us!
Any of the above items that we can't make use of, will be passed to a local charity shop. We recently gave the children a choice as to which local charity they would like us to support. The children were given the choice of supporting Cancer Research UK, Helen & Douglas House or the North Wiltshire branch of the RSPCA. It was a very close vote, but the RSPCA won and we've taken our first lot of donations to them.
Help for the Fete
Your Summer Fete needs your help! Quite simply we can't run the fete without the help of parents and year 6 children volunteering some of their time to help. If you're available on the evening of Friday 23rd June or at almost any time on Saturday 24th June and would like to help set-up, clear away or man a stall, please get in touch at email@example.com We'd love to be able to fill all the volunteer time slots without the need to stop and ask parents at drop-off or pick-up time. Please, please. Please do get in touch and lets all make this year's fete a fun event for all the School's community.
Non-uniform Day – 8th June
On behalf of the PTA, the school is holding a non-uniform day on Thursday 8th June. In return for the children not wearing their uniform the PTA would appreciate a small donation so we can make up Treasure Chests to be raffled at the Fete. We would be grateful if you can donate items for the Treasure Chests based on the class your children are in:
|ACORN and CONKER
||"GIRLS" e.g. pens, art supplies, little toys, notebooks, books, hair bobbles, bubble bath...all things girlie!!|
|ACORN and CONKER
||"BOYS" e.g. small toys, balls, games, pens, art supplies, books, comics...anything for boys!!|
|PINECONE and MAPLE
||"GAMES & OUTDOORS" e.g. travel games, gardening things, outdoor toys, beach toys, BBQ, picnic items, outdoor candles, seeds...|
|WILLOW and ELM
||"A NIGHT IN" e.g. pamper items, bubble bath, lotions and potions, nibbles and nuts, chocolates and treats, cookery items, games, books, DVDs...|
||"BOOZE" e.g. wine, beer, spirits, fizzy flavoured waters, mixers, cocktail ideas, nuts and nibbles...|
Please ensure that your donation is new and unopened/unused. Please send your donated item(s) with your child on Thursday 8th June.
Music Bingo aka Rock 'n' Roll Bingo
We're hoping to trial a new event in July if we can work around other Village social engagements! The New Calley Arms have very kindly going to play host to us. You buy a bingo card with 15 songs/artists/bands on it. 10-15 seconds of a song is then played. If it matches with one of the items on your card, you 'dab it' and there will be prizes for 4 corners and a 'Full House'. We're thinking of targeting the music of the 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s and Number 1s. More details to follow if we can find a suitable date!
Many thanks for Vodaphone and Nationwide who have donated £350 and £100 respectively via their employee-matched fundraising schemes. If you work for one of these or a similar employer who has such a scheme and think you could help, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll explain what you need to do.
Easyfundraising - Shopping Cashback Site for the School
We keep plugging this cashback site as it's a really easy (and free!) way for you to raise extra money for the school if you're an online shopper. 23 people have now signed up and this has brought in an extra £279 to the school. To find out more, click on the following link - https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/NFAXV2/
Search for Wanborough Primary School PTA and then create a new account. Download the toolbar and then make your purchases through the site and a percentage of your purchase will go to the school. After you have made your first purchase, an additional £1 will be donated as well.
You can also download the app from Google and App Store but try and download on a computer or laptop first as this will help with the extra donation. There are over 3,000 online retailers on the site including Amazon, Next, Marks & Spencer, Ebay, John Lewis and the major supermarkets. If you shop online, please consider using this site.
Please feel free to pass on to family and friends.
A New Venture – Lego Keyrings!
Look out for our email about buying personalised Lego brick keyrings/bag-tags for your children when we come back from Half Term. They'll cost £3.25.
- Every Wednesday, 5.45pm, Village Hall – FitSteps Class
- Thursday 8th June – Non-Uniform Day in return for a Treasure Chest/Tombola donation
- Wednesday 21st June – Sports Day, including refreshments and Second-Hand Uniform Stall
- Saturday 24th June – School Fete
- Monday 26th June – Scholars School Uniform Sale at school (tbc)
- July – tbc – Music Bingo – watch this space!
- Sunday 2nd July – Wanborough Fun Run, part of the proceeds will be donated to the PTA