Hello and Welcome to our St. John’s PTA page!
We are a group of like-minded parents and family members associated with the school who look to put on events and raise as much money to help enrich our children’s education and time at St. John’s School as we can.
We usually have lots of great events throughout the year including; school discos, Easter egg hunts, and fireworks but due to Covid-19 we have adapted our events – but that hasn’t stopped us! Every event is run and organised by a PTA (Parent Teacher Association) member and supported by lots of willing volunteers.
Sounds fun? We would love you to get involved. To join the PTA or to offer help for a specific event you can do one of the following; 1) Email the PTA with your contact details (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will get in touch with you 2) If you know someone who is already on the PTA then approach them directly and they will add you into future communications.
If you have any amazing ideas for raising money within the national restrictions the PTA would love to hear about them. Just drop them an email (email@example.com).
If you are a parent of the school join us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BasingstokePTA) for all the latest and up-to-date PTA news. We understand not everyone is on Facebook so we try to ensure all our communications are included in the weekly school newsletter (sent out on a Friday) and on this page.
Future projects (updated February 2021)
Exciting news! Some of you might be aware that as a school we have been granted planning permission to build a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) along side our ‘top playground’. This is basically an all weather synthetic surface that will extend the area of outdoor space that can be used all year round.
This will benefit all the children at lunchtime as it will enable them to spread out, all year round, over a greater area than just the playgrounds.
It allows an increase in outdoor education activities and provide a greater variety of PE activities all year round as we won’t be forced to play games on just the concrete.
Although we have planning permission, we still need to raise £10,000 towards the final touches and the PTA have agreed to take on this challenge!
‘Searching for Stars’
In February 2021 during half term over 70 families took part in our Searching for Stars event. The aim was to collect the letters located inside the ‘stars’ at each of the locations on the map and then decode the words. The event was open from 13th to 21st February.
We are pleased to announce that we raised over £650 which will go towards the purchase of wet play equipment for the school pupils.
A huge thank you to everyone who took part and donated!
‘Virtual Race Night’
A HUGE thank you to everyone (participants and sponsors) who took part in our Virtual Race Night last week.
It was fantastic to see so many families taking part and enjoying their Friday night. We received some really
positive feedback which was well received by the PTA team. We are pleased to confirm that a total of £610 was raised!
The money will go towards our Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) project. This will be an exciting addition to our existing sports facilities at St. John's.
St. John's School would like to thank the following companies who each sponsored a race:
The Street Bakeshop - https://www.thestreetbakeshop.co.uk/
Olive Blossom Bridal - https://www.oliveblossombridal.co.uk/
Stand 4 - https://www.exhibitionstands.co.uk/
Rejuvenate Aesthetics and Skincare Clinic - https://www.rejuvenatemba.com/
Tony Green Plumbing and Heating - https://tonygreenplumbing.co.uk/
Wendy French Reflexology - www.wendyfrenchreflexology.co.uk
‘Happy Families Easter Hunt’
Enjoy taking part in the PTAs 'Happy Families Easter Hunt' around the Cranbourne area from 2nd - 18th April (inclusive).
See whether you can find all your favourite characters located on the map to be in with a chance of winning either a £25 gift card or one of 10 Easter runner-up prizes.
Good luck and a very happy Easter from the PTA!
Here are the links to this event (these will feature on both the Facebook PTA page and the PTA section of the school's website):
http://bit.ly/easterfamilies2 - Instructions for the event
https://localgiving.org/donation/stjohnspta - To make a donation
http://bit.ly/easterfamilies - Uploading your answers
Outside of these events there are plenty of ways you can help raise money for the school. Please feel free to pass on these details to your family.
St John's CofE PTA is registered with easyfundraising, which means you can raise FREE donations for us every time you shop online. Over 4,000 shops and sites will donate to us when you use easyfundraising – at no extra cost to yourself!
These donations really mount up and make a BIG difference to us, so we’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to sign up and support us. It’s completely FREE and only takes a moment. You can find our easyfundraising page at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stjohnsptarg21/
In February 2021 alone we raised £40.85 and recruited 19 new supporters! Just imagine what the total could be if everyone signed up and encouraged their family to do the same!! Please do pass on this link to your friends and family.
Thank you for your support with filling these bags when they arrive home in your child’s bag.
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/
Don’t forget to leave your full bag on the morning of collection outside the reception windows. Please refer to the school newsletter for the date of the next collection.
3. St John's C of E Primary School PTA Book Club
St John's C of E Primary School PTA have their own Book Shop! 10% of all sales made via our shop go directly to St John's C of E Primary School PTA. If the book you want isn't listed here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add it for you. Please feel free to add this link on to your friends and family.