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. If you wish to contact us our email address is email@example.com
Events that are coming up. More information to follow -
26th May 2017 - Junior children's disco (years 3 and 4 - 4.30pm to 6pm and years 5 and 6 - 6.30pm to 8pm).
24th-25th June 2017 - Camp over night on the field at the Junior site.
8th July 2017 - Summer fayre
4th November 2017 - Fireworks night
2nd December 2017 - Christmas fayre
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. 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. 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!!!!