Quiz Night – Friday, 19th October 2012

September 27, 2012

The PTA will be holding a Quiz Night at the school on Friday, 19th October from 7.30-10pm (doors open at 7pm).

Tickets cost £3 per person.  You also have the option of including a fish ‘n chips dinner which will be delivered from Golden Plaice in Harpenden for an additional £4 per person.

Bring your own alcohol, soft drinks and nibbles.

There will be fun filled questions throughout the night on various subjects with a break halfway through for food, drinks and a natter.

It promises to be a really fun night out so line up your babysitters and come spend a highly entertaining evening at the school!  Family, friends and neighbours welcome – the more the merrier.

Teams of up to 6 people per table.  If you can’t get a team of 6 together on your own let us know and we’ll help put you into teams with others who are also short of numbers.  Likewise, if you can’t get babysitters why not have a mums/dads table while the other one babysits…

Prize for the winning team!    Raffle with great prizes!

Please return booking slips to the school office together with payment as soon as possible – tables are booking fast! Payment should be in a sealed envelope marked for the attention of the PTA.  (Cheques should be made payable to “The Lea School Association”.)

For more information contact: leaschoolpta@hotmail.co.uk or 07507 174 199 or speak to Vanessa Mason in the playground (Y1 mum).

Quiz Night Reply Slip


Museum of London

September 26, 2012

Year 2 and 3 visited the Museum of London today as part of their topic on the Great Fire of London.

They had a really enjoyable time looking round the War, Plague and Fire Gallery.  They were given an informative talk and watched an interesting film, they particularly enjoyed trying on the old firemen’s helmets and looking at the old style fire engines!

The children behaved beautifully and were a credit to the school. A big thank you to our parent helpers and staff who attended, and in particular to Mrs Davey who organised the trip.

Recycle your old clothes and shoes

September 26, 2012

Please dispose of any unwanted clothes, shoes and household linen in our textile recycling bin and help raise money for our school!  The Lea gets paid per tonne for all the textiles our bank collects.

The blue bin is situated directly inside the school gates next to our paper recycling bin and is run by UK Textile Recycling (http://www.uktextilerecycling.co.uk).

What can be recycled

  • Adult and children clothing
  • Shoes and trainers
  • Handbags and belts
  • Sheets, curtains and towels

All items must be clean, dry, wearable clothing and shoes paired.

How to prepare clothes for recycling

Simply place your old clothes in a supermarket type bag with the handles tied before depositing these into the bank. (Large bin bags can block the shoot and prevent other donations.)

The Recycling Process

When a clothing bank is full it is emptied and transported to a sorting warehouse. At the warehouse the clothes are sorted by experienced workers into specific categories. Once sorted good clothing is graded, weighed and then baled. The bales are then loaded onto a container, taken to the dock and exported overseas. Exporting the used clothing helps create overseas markets and provides a much needed resource for under-developed countries.

Un-wearable items are recycled into other household products e.g. car insulation, furniture padding, and artists’ painting paper. Absorbent materials such as cotton and linen will be cut into industrial wiping rags. Other materials such as wool will be either shredded and made into felt or pulled to make new yarn.

At school today…………..

September 25, 2012

This evening’s bedtime conversation after trying to find out what Charlie did today…

Charlie “I have a golden bird’s feather in my drawer at school”
Dad “Wow Charlie where did you get that?”
Charlie “Mrs Clark gave it to me for being such a good boy”
Mum “Ooh, where did Mrs Clark get a golden bird feather?”
Charlie “Actually it’s just an ordinary bird’s feather”
Dad “So what did you do for Mrs Clark to decide you were a such a good boy?”
Charlie “Actually I just found it on the ground”
Charlie Burden Yr 1

New PTA Committee elected – next meeting Wed, 26 Sept

September 19, 2012

We would like to thank the parents, staff and governors who attended the AGM on Tuesday evening.  We are pleased to confirm that a new Committee was elected for the 2012-13 academic year:

Sue Stevens – Chair
Anna Chapman – Treasurer
Emma Lambert – Secretary
A massive thank you to Emmanuelle Bentley-Sanders, Sharon Gooding, Caroline Pearce and Mariangela Milioto for the incredible amount of time and energy they have spent whist serving on the previous committee.  You will be missed!
The new Committee will be holding its first meeting on Wednesday, 26th September at 7.30pm in the school staff room.  We will be planning what events we are going to run over the coming months and agree our fundraising goals to support the school with their request to replace the Y2/3 and Y3/4 interactive whiteboards.  Every penny we raise goes straight back into the school to make our child/ren’s environment and learning experience a better one.
All parents, carers, governors and members of staff are welcomed.  Please do come along – it is all very informal and we are always looking for new ideas!

Tasty Beans

September 19, 2012

As a summer holiday challenge, the Reception children were given beans to grow and nurture on their own. Some were carefully tendered and are still going strong producing tasty beans to eat.

Alex has been looking after his beans and ate his first batch this week…  Well done Alex!

Although Amy’s beans aren’t quite ready for eating it’s been a great project to watch how a little seed can grow into something so big with the right care and attention…

PTA AGM – Tuesday, 18th September, 7.30pm

September 13, 2012

The Lea School Association (PTA) will be holding its Annual General Meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 18th September in the school hall.  This is an open invitation to all parents and carers of children who attend the Lea Primary School and Nursery, the school staff and members of the Governing body.

It is a very informal meeting and a great opportunity to reflect on the events organised by the PTA during the previous year and find out how funds raised are supporting the school and our children.  The AGM is also the time that a new Committee will be elected.

This is a great opportunity for new parents to come and meet existing families and find out how you can help the PTA support the school.

Drinks and nibbles will be served. Please do come along!