The future of the PTA is in your hands…

June 22, 2017

Watch out for a letter which will be sent home in book bags about the future of the PTA.

There are many benefits to being on the PTA committee so sign up now!

  • Get to know the teachers better
  • Greater understanding of how the school runs
  • Get to know the children better
  • Meet new people and have fun
  • Choose which events to run
  • Have a say in how the money raised is spent
  • Share and learn new skills
  • Make a positive difference to other people
  • Share knowledge and talents
  • Feel welcomed and valued at school
  • Enrich the school environment
  • … and it looks great on your CV!

Fun in the Sun!

June 18, 2017

We hope you enjoyed the summer fair yesterday.  It was a fun afternoon out with a great atmosphere and perfect weather!  We had tombola stalls, a fire engine, yucky dip, bouncy castles, BBQ, cakes, goals, hook-a-fish, face painting, and many more…  DLC also gave us a lovely display of their dancing.

Thanks to all of you who brought in donations, manned stalls and attended the event.  We raised £1950 which will go towards creating a wildlife area by the outdoor classroom.

Extra special thank yous to Paul for manning the BBQ, to Sara for doing the programme, to the Oval families who came to help even though they had their own summer fair to prepare for, to The Lea staff for giving up their afternoon, to Emma for helping rally support, to Joe from Menace Sports for the goalie stall, to Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue for bringing the pump, and to the children who helped pick up litter at the end – in particular Sarah L, Matty M and Adie G!  Much appreciated.

Congratulations to the Lessig family who won first prize in the raffle! All other winners who were not at the fair at the time of the draw have been contacted and their prizes are available to collect from the school office.

On a personal note Anna, Emma L and myself were really touched by the flowers and gifts we were given as thank you for our time on the PTA committee.  It really meant a lot to us.  Thank you.

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Summer Fair – Raffle Tickets

June 9, 2017

Raffle tickets went out in bookbags this week (one set per family) for the raffle to be drawn at the Summer Fair at 4.45pm on Friday, 16th June 2017.

You will notice that instead of sending out 20 tickets @ 50p for each family, this year we are sending 10 tickets @ £1. Everyone still has the same chance of winning and the total fee is still the same, but it hugely reduces our printing costs and admin which ultimately benefits the school even further.

We have a truly outstanding line-up of prizes for the raffle again this year – prize fund currently over £2,200!

Please return all raffle stubs with money (and any unsold tickets) by Wednesday 14th June.

A huge thank you to all our generous prize donors and programme advertisers – please support those businesses in return if you are able to.

Ice Lolly Sale

June 7, 2017

Thank you to everyone who bought and ice lolly at the start of half term – we brought in £93.50 for the school and also gave each of the hot and tired Y6s a lolly when they arrived back from their Caythorpe trip.

Huge thanks to Helen Carter for organising it.

Summer Fair – Raffle Prizes and Adverts

May 5, 2017

We are looking for prizes to be used in the summer fair raffle and were wondering if any of you work for a company that might be interested in donating and/or advertising in the fair programme? Adverts cost £15 for half a page or £25 for a full page.

All sponsors and advertisers will be listed on our Facebook page, on the school website, on the noticeboard and in our summer fair programme so companies would get good marketing coverage in return.

Please see Sue in the playground or email if you can help.

PTA Easter Event

March 31, 2017

Thank you for supporting our Easter event yesterday – whether donating goods, setting up, manning stalls or simply just attending, it is much appreciated. Everyone had a lovely time and the event raised £400 for the school, which is great. We had a really generous collection of cakes and Easter eggs – thank you.

Congratulations to Oliver Datta in Year 6 on winning the fabulous Easter hamper!


Red Nose Day

March 24, 2017

Today was Red Nose Day! Thank you to everyone for supporting the event, wearing red to school in exchange for a donation of £1 and/or buying red noses this week. It was quite a sight to look across the sea of red noses in our celebration assembly this morning!

We completely sold out of our red nose supply – apologies to those children who were unable to buy one today because of this. We will let you know next week how much money has been raised.

31/3/17: I am very pleased to let you know that our school raised a fantastic £526 for Comic Relief from wearing something red to school in return for a £1 donation and buying red noses. Thank you everyone for your support.