THE PA WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU ALL
A HAPPY HALF TERM BREAK
Welcome to the Parents Association page. Please note that all photos are checked and permission is given by the school before they are put on our PA page. We also have a Facebook (closed) group - Chingford C of E Parents Association Group - please send a request to the group and we can add you! If you wish to contact us our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Your PA Committee members are -
Chair - Maggie Howlett
Treasurer - Graham House
Correspondence Secretary - Debbie Torrie
Procurements Secretary - Samantha Roney
Minutes Secretary - Carmela Antoniou
100 Club Secretary - Jon Rubidge
Events that are coming up. More information to follow -
March 2018 - Cheese and wine evening including the PA AGM. Three members will be stepping down in March so there will be opportunities to get involved with the committee.
29th March 2018 - Easter egg raffle for the children.
25th May 2018 - Junior children's disco on the junior site (Years 3 and 4 - 4.30-6pm and Years 5 and 6 - 6.30-8pm).
June/July 2018 - Camp over night on the junior site field.
14th July 2018 - The Great British Summer Fair - our annual summer fair to be held at the junior site.
We are pleased to update that the fireworks display made a profit of approximately £3900! Well done everyone!
On Thursday 14th December there was a Christmas party for parents and carers that was held at Essex House in Station Road. This was a party for all parents and carers throughout the whole school. Lots of people bought tickets and I am sure that they all had a fantastic time. Many thanks to Carmela Antoniou for organising this event.
On Saturday 2nd December we held our Christmas fayre. It was a lovely day with a great atmosphere. There were lots of stalls and things to do and this year for the first time we had an ice rink! Thank you to everyone that helped on the day including the children. Thank you to Emma Groves, Sarah Barlow, Lucilla Ashton, Gaynor Nelson, Lisa Bond, Maggie Howlett, Carmela Antoniou and Silvia Garrido Kemp for helping to organise the event. Special thanks goes to Garry Marshall for his help on the day and also to Kerry Friend for organising the ice rink, outside entertainment and sponsorship. We are pleased to report that the fayre made a profit of approximately £5500! Well done everyone!
Thank you to the parents and carers that were able to attend the planning meeting on the 14th November for next year's summer fayre. We always appreciate all offers of help.
On Saturday 4th November we had our annual fireworks display and it was another very successful evening. The display itself was amazing and everyone seemed to have a great time. Thank you to everyone that helped on the night - in the kitchen, on the stalls, on the gate, fire marshalling etc. Thank you to Rineys for lending us their crowd control barriers. A big thank you goes to our team of pyrotechnic dads who spend many hours planning the display and putting it all together for us - Ian Torrie, Adrian Mitchell, Tony Howlett and Martin Smith! Thank you for supporting this event!
We are happy to report that the iPads that were bought for the children from the profits of the summer fayre 2016 have now been delivered to the classes ready for the children to use.
The school has requested some money to help with the following -
- Air conditioning units for 8 classrooms and 2 shared areas on the junior site - approximate price £16,000
- Art project for juniors (80 children) - approximate price £1150
- Flooring for the sensory room - approximate price £3000.
Please contact us via our email address for more information, your thoughts or preferences. Thank you.
Please be proud, by supporting all of our events last year we gave the school in excess of £20,000. Thank you for your ongoing support and money! We are always looking to support new suggestions and events so please contact us with your ideas.
An update on the summer fayre - some of the money that was raised has paid for the pond area at the junior site to have a makeover. It is now a secure area where children can enjoy pond dipping and nature on the doorstep. Just to clarify there was some confusion over the amount of money raised by the Summer Fayre 2016. The lesser figure presented at the AGM was only the amount of money that had been received during that financial year. We apologise for any confusion and please ask anyone to contact the PA directly if they have any queries or questions about anything.
On Saturday 8th July we had our annual summer fayre and this year it was "Disfest"! It was a fantastic day with such a great atmosphere. The sun was shining and everybody seemed to have a great time. There was lots of stalls, games and things to eat and drink. We even had visitors including a storm trooper and Minnie Mouse! Thank you to everybody that came and to everybody that helped on the day. We could not run these events without the support from the parents/carers, children and their friends and family. A special thank you goes to this year's summer fayre committee - Laura Mason, Jenny Bloomfield, Kerry Friend, Emma Groves, Kelly Summers, Carla Worthington, Carmela Antoniou, Sally Brincklow House, Jenny Spearman, Lucie Clark, Mel Poole, Sarah Barlow and Jade Bailey. You all did a fantastic job that takes many months to organise. Thank you!! We will update as soon as possible with a total amount of the money raised. At the bottom of this page is a list of the auction winners, raffle prize winners and a list of the children who sold the most raffle tickets. The children have been presented with their awards and vouchers. Congratulations!!
The infants site had a visit from an animal expert on the 7th July. This was a free event paid for by the PA. The children saw lots of different animals including a snake and a tarantula!
We had our annual camp over night on 24th June and it was a huge success. The weather was kind to us this year and everyone really enjoyed themselves! A big thank you to Marc Fletcher for organising this event. This event made a profit of £318.00.
The children were all given presents to take home for Father's Day/Someone Special on Friday 16th June. They were very nice gifts and the children were very excited to be able to personalise them. A big thank you to Kay, Kay, Lucilla and Shula for organising this event. This event made a profit of £18.50.
We would like to welcome Lisa Bond as a new member onto our PA Committee!
Poppy and Stephanie from Year 5 completed the Mud Challenge recently and raised £100 towards our sensory room. Thank you girls and very well done!
We would like to say a big thank you to Sam Block who has stepped down from her role on the PA Committee. She has helped to raise a lot of money over the years for the school and has organised many of our events. She will be really missed!
The junior children had a great time at their disco on 26th May. This was a free event paid for by the Parents Association. Thank you to everyone who helped organise this event and also to the volunteers on the night. Also a big thank you to Sharon who was our dj for the night!!
We are very pleased to announce that the PA are funding the costs for the new sensory room in the Juniors. As soon as the work has been completed we will add the photos on to this page. We think that this is a great idea for the school and for our children. We are very proud of Poppy, Jessica and Ella from year 5 who decided to have a pop-up-stall one day after school last term to sell the left over chocolate eggs and treats from the Easter egg raffles to raise money and they wanted it all to go towards the sensory room. They raised over £101. Well done girls!!
Congratulations to our Club 100 winner for April - Sally Hobley!!
The Easter egg raffles were drawn in assembly on Wednesday 29th March. The Easter prizes were amazing! A big thank you to Sam Ryan Law for organising this. This event made a small profit - thank you for contributing and taking part. Congratulations to the winners - RS - Jacob, RD - Harry, 1S - Harry, 1B - Finn, 2N - Alecsandru, 2M - Victoria, 3B - Thomas, 3P - Jamie, 4B - Oliver, 4E - Holly, 5B - Ruby, 5H - Libby, 6P - Nathan, 6D - Jordan.
The children were given their Mother's day/someone special gifts to take home on Friday 24th March. They were really pretty gifts. This event made a small profit - thank you for contributing and taking part. A big thank you to Shula, Emily, Lucy, Lucilla, Maria, Angela, Kay, Kay, Michelle, Bianca, Shelley and Margaret for organising this. And also thank you to the volunteers collecting donations in the playgrounds from parents that had not been able to pay via ParentPay.
An update on Club 100 winners!
October - Emma Ayto
November - Lucilla Burnham
December - Margaret Curzon
January - Ian Torrie
February - Jill Short
March - Yvonne Ellis.
Congratulations to all of the winners!!! Your winnings are on their way to you.
On Thursday 16th March we had our PA AGM with delicious cheese and wine refreshments. We discussed the events that we have held over the last year, how much profit has been made and what has been bought for the school. This year's finance report will be added soon. All of the committee members volunteered to stay on the PA Committee and continue their roles. We have one new member and would like to say thank you and welcome to Marc Fletcher.
The profit that was made from the summer fayre last year has helped the school to purchase new computers for the infants site and an iPad for each class in the infants and the juniors. This is a fantastic thing to be able to do! Many thanks again to everyone involved in last year's summer fayre. We have recently been able to provide money for the school to purchase new planters at the junior site which is being used by the children during their gardening club.
Thank you to the reception class parents that attended the planning meeting on 31st January for this year's Summer Fayre. There was a good turnout of parents and a great theme has been decided upon!!
The Christmas fayre on the 10th December 2016 was a fantastic day and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. The photos from the day will be added soon. The event made a profit of approximately £3100! The children in the infant and junior choirs sang beautifully. Thank you to everyone that came, who helped on the day with stalls, class stalls, in the kitchen, clearing up etc. We could not run these events without the help and support from the parents, carers and staff at the school. A big thank you must go to Sam Block for organising this whole PA event!!
Thank you to everyone that attended our PA quiz night on the 26th November. As usual it was a big success. We had 29 people making up teams and congratulations to the winning team "Three men and a lady"! Thank you to Sam Block and Maggie Howlett for arranging this event and a big thank you to Paul Block for organising the questions and hosting the event. The event made a profit of £116!
Thank you to everyone that attended our annual fireworks display on 5th November. It was a fantastic event and I am sure that everyone enjoyed it. We have received lots of great comments. Thank you as always to everyone who volunteered to help. Special thanks goes to our team of pyrotechnic dads who start planning this event months in advance - Ian Torrie, Tony Howlett, Martin Smith and Adrian Mitchell. Thank you to Riney's for letting us borrow their crowd control barriers for the night. Sadly we will be approximately £180 down on our profit as when we paid the money from the night into the bank there was £100 in counterfeit notes which the bank had to retain. Also a pot of money which was for the NSPCC was stolen from one of the classes during the evening and the PA have decided to reimburse the school for this. We feel very sad about this. We are very pleased to update you that our final profit figure for the fireworks event is approximately £3460 which is amazing!!
Thank you to all of the reception year parents that came to the Reception Parents PA welcome meeting on the 21st September. It was lovely to meet you all.
After some teething problems we have managed to run the draw for the Club 100. Apologies to everyone and thank you for being so patient. There are currently 60 participants raising a total of £720 for the Parents Association half of which goes into funding that will improve our children's experience at or around the school. The remaining £360 has been divided into monthly prizes of £30 with no draw in August but a £60 Christmas prize in December instead.
Winners for this year so far are -
June - Tony Howlett
July - Debbie Torrie
August - No draw
September - Amanda Youngson.
Congratulations to the winners and good luck to everyone for next months draw!!
Thank you to everyone that sold some raffle tickets. The prizes were fantastic! The following children all sold the most raffle tickets in their classes and will receive an Argos voucher from the Summer Fayre Committee as a thank you -
RGN Alexandra - 162 tickets
RT Lara - 112 tickets
1F Thomas - 95 tickets
1L Samuel - 97 tickets
2H Toby - 80 tickets
2M Kye - 149 tickets
3G Alfie - 45 tickets
3R Mia - 30 tickets
4S Poppy - 80 tickets
4EW Sara - 45 tickets
5R Tyler - 20 tickets
5B Megan - 98 tickets
6B Lewis - 65 tickets
6T Michael - 20 tickets.
We are sorry to say that the camp over night due to take place this weekend has had to be cancelled due to the bad weather that we have been having recently. We have inspected the field, discussed with the school and looked at the weather forecast and have decided that it is not sensible to go ahead with this event. We are sad that our British summer has let us down. Full refunds will be given. Thank you to Sam Block for organising this event.
On 17th June all of the children were given Father's Day/Someone Special gifts to take home. They were lovely gifts and I am sure that the children all enjoyed personalising them. A big thank you to Shula Barrington for organising this.
The Junior children enjoyed their disco on the 27th May. This was a free event paid for by the Parents Association. All the children seemed to have a wonderful time. Thank you to everyone involved in the organising of this event and thank you too to our volunteers on the night.
On Saturday 27th February we had our very popular PA Quiz Night. There were eleven teams and everyone had a great night. Paul, the Quiz Host had lots of interesting and fun questions. Congratulations to the winning team who were called "Insert your name here"!! We would like to thank Sam Block, Martin Block, Paul Block and Adele Luxford for organising this fantastic night. We will keep you updated with how much this event raised.
The Parents Association would like to thank the Barrington family for their very kind donation of two new barbeques. These will be put to great use this year. Thank you!
Some of the money raised from recent PA events - Ice-cream sales, Nature Trail, Fireworks Display and the Christmas Fayre is going to buy 4 picnic tables and 2 table tennis tables for the Junior site and go towards the payment for an annual trip for all of the children.
On Saturday 5th December we had our annual Christmas Fayre and everyone had a fantastic time. The children were able to meet Father Christmas and have their photo taken with him and they had lots of fun on all of the activities and stalls. The Infants and Junior Choir sang beautifully. The PA would like to thanks Budgens, Percy Ingles, Shaws the Butchers, the Craft Cabin, Tea&Cake PR, Carolyn Davis Bespoke Cakes, Nicky Bamber, Mr Harris, Sam Roney, Anthony and Sue from MrBounce.com and Shirley Connett. We would like to give special thanks to Jane Sargent for organising this event. We would also like to thank all the parents who ran the class stalls and all of the fantastic volunteers who gave up their time as we could not have a Christmas Fayre without them. And special thanks to Bill - he knows why! We are pleased to say that Class RT won the class stall competition with their coloured sand stall. Well done! The Christmas Fayre made a profit of approximately £3700!! Thank you again to everyone involved.
On Saturday 7th November we had our annual PA Fireworks display and wow what a display it was! The fireworks were absolutely incredible and the weather cleared up just in time to ensure a perfect night for it. We have had so many positive responses to the display and with many people saying that it was the best one yet!! Many thanks to all of our volunteers and people involved in the organising of this event. Special thanks must be said to Maggie Howlett and our team of pyrotechnic trained dads - Ian Torrie, Tony Howlett, Adrian Mitchell and Martin Smith. We would also like to say thank you to Riney's for letting us borrow their crowd control barriers for the night. Thank you to everyone that managed to come to this event and support our school. We are very pleased to say that this event raised a profit of approximately £2500!!!!