The PTA is currently working hard to raise funds to replace the old and rotting play equipment. You may have seen the board in the school reception which gives you an idea of what the trim trail will look like. Alongside the PTA fundraising, others have also been working tirelessly to secure grants and funding to help this happen all the quicker so a big thankyou goes to all those hard workers.
Over the last few years the PTA fundraising efforts have gone to so many school projects we have bought books for the school to replace some of the old 20years + ones!! Helped with the financing of the Eco – Library which I think you will all agree is an amazing space for the children to have. We have raised money for banks of laptops for the classrooms making the technology portable.
If you have any ideas to raise money for the school and want to form a working group or just want to pop along to the next meeting to talk about an idea you have it would be wonderful. We are now a very small team as two parents have left the school this summer so in order for the events we currently hold to continue we really need more help.
Below are some of the recent PTA organised activities and events:
Loco Anstey Close
Thank you! We just received your generous donations totalling £77.12 to St John’s Primary School from the collection tin that you very kindly have available within your store.
The money you collected helps the Parent & Teachers Association (PTA) increase opportunities for the children in and outside of school hours and for the wider community as a whole.
On this occasion the money will be put towards our ‘Maximising Well Being’ initiatives which include providing extra-curricular sporting opportunities for the children and the provision of a new Children’s Trim Trail at the school which we hope to have in place during the Autumn term.
Once again on behalf of the entire St John’s Primary School Community thank you for your continued support.
This is a bitter sweet event celebrating and saying goodbye to the year 6 children in a final celebration. Although this event is for KS2 children only, we still raised £255.03 which is a fantastic amount considering only half the school can attend.
Happy School Bag
We have switched over to Happy School Bag and booked in 4 dates. The collection back in April raised £171.60 which is fantastic considering you wonderful people were just having a good clear out. The collection in July 2016 raised £130.
The next Collection is 11th October. Bags will be going home with the children once the autumn term has begun. Let’s see if we can beat previous amounts.
Here is a link to the website if you need to check what is and is not accepted in the bags: http://www.happyschoolbag.co.uk/
What a huge success this year’s Summer Fayre was!! So lovely to see so many families enjoying the event and supporting all the hard work the summer fayre team put into creating this fun filled, jam packed event. Thank you to all the came along we raised a massive £2693.
Easter Egg Hunt
I think you will all agree that this event is so much fun for the children and this year we saw a record amount of families come along and raised an amazing £641. The children have so much fun running around the school grounds trying to find the elusive golden straws!!