Mother’s Day Afternoon – 1st April, 2pm

MothersDayAfternoonWe’re looking forward to seeing you all at our Mothers Day Event on Tuesday 1st April from 2pm onwards in the dining room. There will be Head and Shoulder massages, Henna, and stalls selling Health and Beauty products, Herb Planters, Jewellery, Handmade Cards and Gifts. We will also be holding a raffle. Please bring some cakes to share over a cup of tea!

If you would like to offer any help on the day with teas and coffees or setting up and tidying away, please let me know.

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Mother’s Day Afternoon

MothersDayAfternoonFriday 8th March, 1.45 – 3.10 pm in the Dining Room

This is a ladies-only, free event, but please bring along a cake or other sweet treat to share over a cup of tea or coffee. Grannies, Aunts, Sisters and younger siblings are all welcome.

Toys will be available for toddlers.

There will be a few stalls offering pampering treatments* and gifts* too, so come along and spoil yourselves!

We hope to see you there!

 

*treatments and products will be individually priced

Happy New Year to you all!

Happy New Year to you all!

Hopefully you are all back into the swing of things after Christmas and all the snow! We wanted to write to tell you about a few things that are happening this term.

  1. Autumn term funds raised and spending
    Thank you to all those who got involved in PA activities last term whether on the organising, or the spending money, front. We raised over £3000 through the Camp café, the greeting cards project and the Christmas Fair and, as you know, this directly benefits all of our children. Spending last term included completely replacing the chairs in the dining room which had been in use for about 25 years, paying for a professional company to come into to perform a pantomime to the children, and treats at Christmas including crackers and chocolate bars at the Christmas lunch and a teacher’s present for each child. We always ask the teachers for ideas of what the PA funds should be spent on, but we’d be pleased to hear your views too!
  2. Class Reps
    A big thank-you to the current team of class reps who are doing a fantastic job. If anyone is interested in becoming a class rep, please do let us know as we did say we would rotate this on a termly basis.
  3. Camp café
    This term Reception will be hosting a café on Thursday 7th February. Please come along and buy a cake in a great cause. It doesn’t just have to be reception parents making/bringing cakes. All offerings will be gratefully received.
  4. Regular unwanted gifts or new items.
    As you know, we are keen to get our hands on any new items, which could be suitable for prizes at the school fairs. We thought it would be a good idea to have regular collection weeks. The first one will be w/c 25th February. Look out for the collection point by the PA shed and start digging out any unwanted Christmas presents. Remember this collection will only be for new items as storing loads of bric-a-brac won’t be possible.
  5. Calling all Mums!
    We will be holding a Mother’s Day event Friday 8th March, from 1.45pm in the dining room. This will take the form of a coffee afternoon, and we hope that people will be happy to bring and share a yummy treat. We are hoping to have a few stall offering pampering treatments, or products. If anyone is interested in offering their services/products, please let us know. You just have to pay £5 per table and then you can sell your wares. This is a great way to promote your own businesses
  6. Quiz Night
    Our very popular annual quiz night is planned for Saturday 23rd March this year. However, we are currently missing a vital element – a Quiz Master! If you feel that you, or a team of you, could fill this role, please let us know. The quiz has always been a really great evening and it would be a shame if it couldn’t go ahead.
  7. Ink Cartridge Recycling
    Please, please can you bring in your old ink cartridges (collection box by school office) as we can recycle these for money. We have already made £50 and it’s such an easy way to make a few pennies.

Many thanks!

Helen, Caroline and Karen

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PA meetings next week!

Happy New Year!

We just wanted to remind you about next week’s PA meetings. We will be holding one at 7pm on Monday 21st, and one at 9.30 am on Friday 25th, in the dining room. Please come along to discuss how we should spend the PA funds as well as new fundraising initiatives. We’d also like to hear your ideas for a Mother’s Day event.

Also, don’t forget to put the Camp Quiz Night date in your diaries – 23rd March. More information to follow soon, but start getting your teams together now!!

 

PA Events Dates

PA Spring Term meeting Mon 23rd Jan (7.30pm)/Fri 27th Jan (9.15am)
Spring Term Camp Café Thurs 2nd Feb (2-3.30pm)
Creche @ Foundation Parent Consult. Eves (volunteers needed) Weds 8th / Thurs 9th Feb (afternoon/eve)
Quiz Night Sat 10th March
Mother’s Day Event Weds 14th Mar (afternoon)
PA Summer Term mtg (Fair planning) Mon 23rd Apr (7.30pm) / Fri 27th Apr (9.15am)
Summer Term Camp Café Thurs 10th May (2-3.30pm)
Family Away-Day (Whipsnade Zoo) Sat 26th May (all day)
Foundation Stage Sports Day (help needed w refreshments) Tues 19th June (1.45pm)
Creche @ Foundation Parent Consult. Eves (volunteers needed) Weds 20th / Thurs 21st June(after’/eve)
Summer Fair Sat 23rd June
KS1 & 2 Sports Day (help needed w refreshments) Tues 3rd July (9.30am-12noon)
Summer Parties Weds 18th July (after school)
Further details to follow – please see newsletter!
Hope to see as many of you as possible at the next PA meeting on either Mon 23rd or Fri 27th Jan.
Thanks

Debbie

Don’t forget Mothers’ Day

Mothers’ Day afternoon is tomorrow – 2-3:30pm in the Dining Room!

Mother’s Day Afternoon – Wednesday 30th March

Coffee

This is a mums-only event, and this year we are planning to have a host of international cakes/biscuits/sweets to sell and to share the recipes, as well as a samosa-making demonstration! All mums/grandmums are welcome, along with younger siblings (there will be toys for them!).

We will also have a selection of homemade cards/homemade soaps/jewellery/cosmetics on sale, as well as a raffle.

Tickets are £1 each, available from the PA in the playground before/after school and via the school office. So please do come along for a drink, something to eat and a chat, bring a cake/some biscuits/sweets and the recipe if you have it for us to share (we can make copies for you!).

We look forward to seeing you!

(2 – 3:30pm in the Dining Room)