Introduction to The PTA
All Parents, Guardians & Staff are members of the PTA, and are welcome to any committee meetings.
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The PTA celebrate another successful year and we reflect on how much we have achieved. In the last month alone, we have raised over £4,300
to help support the school, which goes a long way to really making a difference to creating an enjoyable school environment for our children. This is a huge achievement and couldn't be done without the support of the school, parents and local community. We look forward to another bumper fundraising year next year.
Sports Day Refreshments
Second time around, the rain held off, the sun shone, and sports day was a great success.
The gazebo shelters in the house colours, which we were able to buy with the generous donation from the Scarecrow Trail and May Day Fayre, stood pride of place in the middle of the field and provided perfect shelter on a hot day for the children as they all cheered each other on. The refreshments and second-hand uniform we sold raised £557.85
On the hottest day of the year by far, we held the Summer Fete. Whilst, we all love a bit of heat, and were blessed that it didn't rain, the day was extremely hot for everyone that attended, especially for those in the football tournament and helping on the BBQ! However, this didn't hinder the spirit of the day which was made even more special by the extra events such as the choir performance, power hooping and drumming.
Given the work that is put into this event, we wanted to take the time to thank those that made it possible as there were so many people that went above and beyond.
Chris Liston for yet again manning the BBQ which was a tough job this year! Mark Woodman for his wonderful PA skills. Tom Foxton for stepping in at short notice and running the football tournament. Ed Lott for services to whisking, mixing and flipping…pancakes. Gary for the straw bales. Trevor Hawkesford for sponsoring our first barrow of booze, and Richard James for sponsoring the football tournament. Shane and Swindon Town in the Community for beat the goalie. All teachers who helped the children put on lovely performances and for helping on stalls… hats off to Miss Corbyn for braving the stocks (although in the heat, we are sure it was welcomed!). All the brilliant companies for their raffle donations and parents for their support and tombola/treasure chest donations. Also, to those parents who volunteered to run a stall or helped to set up or pack away. Tessa Lanstein for the loan of the gazebos, drink donations, and other equipment. And finally… us the PTA want to thank our families and each other for the hundreds of hours and buckets of sweat that went into the day and all the preparation!!
It was well worth it as we raised a whopping £3,418.14
See more about the Fete Here...
Whole School Portrait Tea Towels
We sold every one of our portrait tea towels which raised £326.50!
Thank you to everyone who purchased one and a special thanks to our PTA member Anna Jefferd who came up with this brilliant fundraising idea.
AGM in September
At our AGM in September we will confirm exactly how much we raised for the year 2018/2019, and where the money has been spent. We also hope to welcome new members and so please take the summer to consider joining us. We are losing some key members and will struggle to hold all the events throughout the year if we don't have more people to help. We will advertise the AGM date once we are back in Sept and so please come and see what we are all about.
Have a great summer holiday and many thanks for all your support over the past year - Your PTA
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.