Introduction to The PTA
All Parents, Guardians & Staff are members of the PTA, and are welcome to any committee meetings.
And relax…….phew…..what an amazing day we had at the school fete! All the hours of organisation were worth it to see everyone have such a brilliant time. Our preliminary calculation of the amount raised gives us a profit of c.£3,400!
That is £600 up on last year! This is a huge amount for the school and we will keep you posted on where this money is spent.
We obviously booked for the sun to show its face that day, and we can't deny it played its part in making the day so wonderful. However, it wouldn't have all come together without our army of volunteers, and to everyone who turned out to spend the afternoon supporting the school. Thank you so much to those of you who spent all your hard-earned pennies on all the different stalls, from the tombola to face painting, splat a rat to the bouncy castle, and not forgetting the bar and BBQ! So many people ate hot dogs and burgers that we had to do a supermarket run a few times to stock up!
Whilst people normally shy away from getting soaked in the stocks, people were queuing up to have sponges thrown at them to cool down in the heat!
There are so many people we want to thank for making the event a success. Firstly, to everyone who turned out Friday night and Saturday morning to help set up, and for those of you who could stay behind afterwards to tidy up.
The event would also not be able to operate without those volunteers who were on a stall, refreshments, bar, bbq etc. Thank you to all of you who took time out to really be part of the fete and provide this help. We wanted to give a special shout out to Pam and Chris for a mammoth stint on the BBQ!
Another huge thank you goes to Mr Woodman for his excellent PA skills as usual, and for organising some impressive tug of war teams. There is nothing like a tug of war to bring out the competitive side in everyone, and it was so lovely to see parents and children all working together.
In honour of the World Cup, Mr Drury was kind enough to organise a football tournament, not only for the children, but also the dads. We want to thank him for organising the tournament, and surviving the blazing heat to referee all the matches!
Finally, the raffle prizes this year were brilliant and so we want to thank all the firms who donated and we hope everyone who won enjoy their prizes.
With so much effort going into the fete, it is easy to forget that we have also had a number of other smaller PTA events going on to raise money.
Sports Day Refreshments
Sports day feels like a while ago now, but it was another successful event with £585.43
(including new school uniform) being raised on refreshments. It was slightly cooler than last year and so we had a constant run on tea and coffee!
We had a good push of selling the remaining school uniform we had purchased from the old supplier. Some of this was to new parents whose children will be starting reception in September. We sold £220 worth last Friday, which is added to the £779.50
which had previously been sold, and the amount that was sold on Sports Day.
We have some stock still available (see recent newsletter for details). Please contact us on the below e-mail address if want to purchase any of this stock. It is a perfect opportunity to buy new uniform at a lower price.
In addition, we still have lots of good quality second hand stock, including cardigans (particularly aged 3/4, 7/8 and 9/10), jumpers (aged 5/6 and 7/8), and polo shirts which are still a good yellow colour. These are being priced at £2 for jumpers/cardigans and £1 for polo shirts. If you would like to take a look at the stock, then again please contact us at the below address.
Prosecco and Music Bingo
Looking ahead to the new school term, we will be arranging a Prosecco and Music Bingo night at the school for the end of September and so please look out for details regarding this.
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.
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.