Introduction to The PTA
All Parents, Guardians & Staff are members of the PTA, and are welcome to any committee meetings.
How lucky were we with the weather for the summer fete? Who knew you could fit a bouncy castle under the cover in the outside reception area.
After months and months of planning we do not think it could have gone any better on the day.
A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered to help, whether that was shifting tables the Friday night, setting up stalls on the Saturday morning, running stalls on the day, or staying behind to help get the school all set up for Monday morning. The fete just would not happen without all of you.
We must also say a huge thank you to all the children and the staff who worked so hard to provide showcase some entertainment, Mr Woodman for all the PA and sound, Mr Luckhurst and Mr Drury, all the staff for coming in on their day off to help, the Wanborough Wasps for running the Football Feteball Tournament, The Harrow for the BBQ, STFC for running a target practice, the police and the fire service for bringing not one vehicle and crew each but two (how lucky were we?), Glamorose for providing the cake, and Francos for the ice cream.
We would love to have feedback of what you liked, what you would like to see different next year, please email any suggestions to email@example.com.
Our biggest fundraiser as always was the raffle, and we thank every single company and individual who donated a prize, we thank you for selling the tickets and we congratulate all the winners! All raffle winners have been contacted now, if you have not collected your prize yet, please do so before 1.30pm on Monday 24th of July or let us know which child you would like us to send your prize home with.Our treasurer is still busy totting up all the amounts and we hope to shortly bring you an amount raised this year. Keep your eye on our Facebook page for the latest news and information (www.facebook.com/Wanboroughprimarypta).
If you volunteered for the fete there is still a way that you can help us raise more money, does your company offer match funding? Or a similar scheme? Have a look and let us know firstname.lastname@example.org, it costs you nothing, but your company will donate money to us, because you donated your time.
This summer we will be saying goodbye to a good number of the PTA committee as their Y6 children leave the school and head up to Ridgeway, we thank them all for their time and committee to raising money for the school, and we hope that they will continue to come to some of our community events.
This departure will also leave quite a few spaces, so if you fancy coming down the pub around once a month (with a legitimate excuse) then drop us a message (email@example.com) and come and join us.
We have some big plans for some new events for the next academic year. We also thank and congratulate Christian, Mel and Becki our Chairs for what has been a very successful if not slightly daunting at times first six months of their Chairship, and we look forward to the upcoming academic year.
Over the summer when you realise that your child has grown two sizes and no longer fits into any of their clothes, please think of us. Pop preloved clothes in any clean plastic bag and store them somewhere clean and dry as we will be having a Rags2Riches4Schools collection in the new year.
They will collect clothes, swimwear, pairs of shoes/boots, belts, hats, scarves, handbags, and purses. They do not collect printed items, uniforms, workwear, dirty or stained clothes or socks. The date of our next collection is 26.09.2023.
Are you in need of "new" uniform, we have lots of good condition gently worn school uniform available to buy. We have a new email address to help you order, firstname.lastname@example.org, and you are now able to purchase using our Uniform QR code and your phone.
If there is something specific, you would like please feel free to email email@example.com with your requirements and size and we will get back to you.
If you would like to donate good quality used uniform, please al-so email firstname.lastname@example.org for us to arrange collecting it. We have grey/black skirts/trousers as well as the Wanborough branded polo shirts and jumpers. We have lots of yellow summer dresses which you can wear until the first holiday of the academic year.
Thank you for all your support over the last academic year, thank you for attending events, and spending your pennies.
The money that we have raise this year will not only pay for the software licenses which support your child's learning both within the school and at home, but has also allowed us to guarantee to meet any shortfall in funding for some new phonics books.
It will also ensure that we are in a good position to meet any future funding requests from the school.
Donate whilst you shop
Are you signed up to Easyfundraising?
With the ending of Amazon Smile we have lost a fund-raising avenue, however Easyfundraising offers an easy, accessible and continual way for us to raise free funds.
Big brands like Tesco, Amazon, M&S and 7,000 others want to give back to schools. When someone shops at one of these brands online, the brand will donate a percentage of what you spend to the PTA. It's like using a cashback site but the funds come to the PTA rather than an individual.
Once you have signed up to Easyfundraising this is how it works: you want to buy new shoes for your kids, instead of heading directly to the Clark's website, you head to the Easyfundraising website or app first and then click on the Clark's link. Once the purchase is made because you went to Easyfundraising first, we will receive a percentage of your spend directly... It's easy!
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Please remember to follow us on our 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.
PTA Committee 2022 - 2023