The PTA organised a fantastic Christmas Fair at the beginning of the month. There was plenty to see and do for all ages including a range of stalls from local buisnesses, face painting, christmas crafts and of course, a visit from the man in red! Not only did they organise all of that but there were also lots of different raffles with a whole host of prizes up for grabs. With the help of Mrs Rawlinson, we were entertained by the children singing carols around the Christmas tree.
It was a brilliant evening which raised a massive £1007.65!! A huge well done to the PTA, you did a wonderful job.
We held the sposored bounce on Friday 15th June. Children from across the school had the chance to bounce for 5 minutes and have fun, whilst raising money at the same time!
PTA Meeting 8th June 2017
Attending: Rachel, Sarah, Debbie, Amanda, Manuela, Julie, Becky, Nick, Jas
Apologies: Sharon, Kerry, Vanessa
Bags 2 School
Date for next meeting:
Wednesday 21st June @ the Old Ox 8pm
Minutes for PTA Meeting
23 February 2017
Attendees Rachel Sarah Debby Julie Manuela
Apologies Vanessa Becky Kerry Amanda Sharon Nick
Rachel to question the timings of this with JWS, as many children and parent helpers will be unable to attend due to other after school activies. Debby to purchase hot chocolate and biscuits for this event for approx. 50-60.
To be held on 8th April. Adults only. Awaiting confirmation of venue as worked well in school hall last time but the bench seating was a problem. Alcohol to be served at this event as is a good earner. Sarah To include in the Parish Mag write up. Maybe an ad in the BMV to invite others. Tickets to be sold prior and to include supper. Fish and chips worked well last time. Becky to confirm details of what she would like to do.
Kids School Disco
Rachel to approach Gary Ridout about supplying the disco. Cost for the discos are an issue. Does anyone know of a cheaper disco? Halloween disco was well supported but we feel this was due to the Theme. It worked well having the whole school at the same time and we think we should continue this. Rachel to look into other discos but it looks
like getting Gary on side and booking a few dates in advance is the best option. It was discussed we theme further discos but agreed that the Halloween disco should be the only one themed. Kerry had an idea about an Easter egg hunt being coloured straws the children collect and receive an egg at the end, stopping some children collecting more than others.. The activities around the hall worked well at the Halloween disco especially with the younger children, maybe a few activities along this line could be done ie pin the fluffy tail on the bunny??
Easter Bonnet/design an egg competition
It was decided that the templates/instructions are to be sent out on Wednesday 15th March. This will include details of how much? (50p per item) return date, which will be 30th March and judging date, 31st March and then announced in the end of week assembly. Reminder for the competition to be added to the newsletter on the 29th March.
It was decided that we would leave this until September and do a bag-for-life for selling in the run up to Christmas.
Adult Disco 13th May
As the 80's theme has already been done, an 80's/90's theme was agreed for this year’s adult disco.
Rachel to confirm hall, disco and food for this event. seating to be placed around the outside of the hall with a few tables. Sarah to add this to the parish mag write up to
encourage others from the village. Julie to speak to Richard about playing, if unavailable to approach Alfie’s Dad.
Sarah to include quiz night/disco and summer fayre dates in parish mag write up. Suggested date for the summer fayre 1st July. Rachel to confirm this with Mrs Whitehouse-sharpe. This event will include the grand opening of the Spiritual Garden and hopefully bring in the sponsors and villagers to the school.
Date for the Christmas fair agreed 1st December.
Next meeting 16th March at the Old Ox Inn 1945hrs.
PTA Meeting Minutes Monday 28th November 2016
Present: Rachel, Sarah, Jas, Manuela, Sharon, Becky
Apologies: Julie, Nick, Kerry, Debby, Vanessa, Amanda, Katrina
This is to be added to the Virginia Hayward hamper and two tickets drawn on the evening.
Becky has brought 16 bottles of mulled wine – average to be 6 cups per bottle – 58p per glass – working out roughly 96 cups per bottle. Also 16 packs of mince pies working out as 96 mince pies.
ACTION: Sarah – ask Debby if we can use the erns for hot chocolate and mulled wine.
ACTION: Rachel – contact Val RE: Piano for carols. Carol singing to start at 6.45 and Santa to arrive prior to six for a 6 o clock start.
Setting up the grotto: Deb Sarah and Amanda after school drop off – 9.15am
After school finishes – stalls setting up from 4pm, helpers to arrive around 5.45pm
All helpers have been allocated – Sarah has details. Can Katrina help with a stall?
ACTION: Becky to buy biscuits
ACTION: Rachel to speak to Mrs Mosely/Mrs Woods/Mrs Saunders if they could help with any stall for a slot of time.
Raffle draw between 7.30-7.45pm
ACTION: Sarah to confirm it will be going in the newsletter on Wednesday
Children to wear pyjamas and bring a pillow to encourage to sit nicely on the carpet.
Hot chocolate and cookies mid-way through the movie
Xmas Party – 16th December 2016 - food from 1-m
Sarah and Rachel to shop for party food on the Thursday
Confirm use of Rosie’s kitchen on the morning of party
ACTION: Rachel to gather list of allergies from Jane
ACTION: pre-order rolls from Morisons for collection Friday AM
Rolls – ham/cheese/marmite/jam (1 roll per child) pizza Cocktail Sausages Crisps Grapes Sausage Rolls Nuggets Carrot/Cucumber Sticks Cakes Biscuits Jaffa Cakes Jammy Dodgers
PTA Meeting Minutes Monday 28th November 2016
Satsumas Cheese Cubes
ACTION: Becky to source a buffet roll @ Mackro
ACTION: Order xmas paper plates, cups, napkins
Rough budget for xmas party - £500
Teachers food – Ploughmans lunch – self-service or jacket potatoes with various cold toppings and salad. Deb, could we possibly use her jacket potato oven?
ACTION: Becky to talk with Ruth from the kitchen about cutlery and plates for teachers food.
Books for school
PTA to pay £222-70 towards books chosen by Mrs Swaffield and more books to be ordered mid 2017.
Blackmoore Vale Lions Club
Linda has organised for Santa to come to Shillingstone Wednesday 7th
December, Bill Ellis to be Santa. Do we know who is providing the sweets? PTA to volunteer as helpers between 5-8pm. PTA will receive a percentage of takings.
ACTION: Rachel to email RE: more volunteers
Website & DBS
Halloween photos - Helen to put on the school website on Wednesday
Jane – can we get jane to take photos during the Christmas fayre for the school website?
Rachel clarified only regular PTA members to have DBS in regular contact with the children
The Donnelly family have kindly donated a shed for PTA to be put up in the spring, possibly re felted and Rachel to organise a slabbed area to be put down prior during the building of the spiritual garden
ACTION: Rachel to clarify with Kerry how many have signed up to attend
Next Meeting – Finalisations of xmas party – Monday 12th December 9.15am @ Sarah’s house
PTA minutes Date of meeting: 10th November 2016
Present: Amanda, Sarah, Julie, Kerry, Rachel, Becky, Amanda, Manuela, Sharon,
1. Feedback from Halloween disco: Great success. £354 profit for adult disco.
37 people attended. Decorations were fantastic. Photos to go on the website
to advertise for the future. Profit for the school disco was £114.60. Best turn
put yet; 99 possible, 79 attended. Will continue to join the Key Stages at this
2. Bags 2 school: Slip to be sent home in book bag as a reminder as deadline
has been extended until Monday. Next one will be in April.
3. Christmas Fair: Letter to be sent out to ask parents for donations towards the
raffle. Morrison’s hamper will be ‘Guess the weight’ as an alternative to a
raffle. Will be fresh produce. Julie happy to take over the selling of the raffle
tickets. Mrs Horder will hopefully play the piano. Amanda and Sarah to wrap
presents for the grotto next week. Helpers to set up from 4pm.
Helpers on the night are:
Face painting: Jazzy and Clare.
Reindeer food and hot chocolate: Debbie. £1 each
Santa’s little helper: Amanda. Grotto: £2.
Mulled wine and mince pies: Becky to source and organise, Sharon to
help also. Donations only as no licence. £1.50 per cup and a mince pie.
Children’s crafts: Kerry and Rachel. Sarah to check costings for this
Sarah to give out posters for adults to place around the village.
Kerry to ask her work about borrowing decorations for Grotto.
4. Movie night: All prepared. See previous minutes.
5. Christmas party: Becky to source crackers. Juice left over to use for staff
party. Food to be discussed at the next meeting.
6. PTA events calendar: Becky showed Julie a Google calendar and a guide of
how to set it up. Can be linked to the school website.
7. Website, DBS checks: Rachel has updated this so will now put this on the
website. Sharon is still waiting to do a DBS check as had a problem with the
login. Concerns were raised over the amount of money being spent on DBS
checks. Rachel to speak to Mrs Sharp regarding who needs to be done.
Storage: Trying to have everything in one place. Nick to have a look at
possible sheds. Would be placed in the teacher’s car park by the bins.
Winter Wiggle: Kerry to send out letters to start after Christmas.
PTA Christmas social: 20th January 2017
Next meeting: Monday 28th November at 8pm – Sarah’s house
The summer fair, which took place on Saturday 1st July, was a fantastic day with plenty of entertainment, fabulous food and sunshine. We held it on the top field this year which meant the stalls, car boot, BBQ and even a fire engine could be all in one area.
A special thanks to Sarah Netherway, whose meticulous planning over the last four months meant it all went incredibly smoothly and everyone had a great time.
Thank you for all the tombola prises which were donated on the non-school uniform day, and to everyone who brought in beautifully decorated cakes. It was a real team effort from setting up the gazebo's, manning the stands and packing everything away at the end, THANK YOU everyone who was involved with this.
PLEASE remember to support the school in these events. It is the children who benefit directly from the money the PTA raises - from new equipment, books, outings, parties and many other important aspects of school life.
Rachel Oakley - PTA Chair
Spooky Adult Disco 29th October 2016
We have elected the following parents to be:
Chairperson - Rachel Oakley Mum to Georgia (Ocean Class) and Antonia (Woodland Class)
Vice Chair - Sarah Netherway - Mum to Daisy (Woodland Class)
Secretary - Kerry Stewart - Mum to Amelie (Woodland Class) and Myles (Ocean Class)
Treasurer - Nik Gray - Dad to Harley (Jungle Class), Jenson (Woodland Class) and Lucas (Desert Class)
We have a number of other committee members, including:
Michelle Lowe - Mum to Chloe and Calum ( Desert Class), Dawn Hoey - Mum to Neve, Ella and Adam (Jungle and Ocean Class) , Lisa Thorner - Mum to Henry (Ocean Class) and Elliot (Jungle Class), Julie Barlow - Mum to Ruby (Ocean Class) and Amber (Jungle Class), Katrina Willey - Mum to Jack (Woodland Class) and Nathan (Jungle Class) Becky Donnelly - Mum to Ryan (Woodland Class) and Tom (Desert Class), Amanda Strowger - Mum to Verity (Woodland Class), Jean Clark - Mum to Seth (Jungle Class) and Eve (Ocean Class), Janet Cole - Mum to Tianna (Jungle Class) and Lukas (Desert Class), Vanessa Pearce - Mum to Henry (Desert Class), Vicki Watkin - Mum to Darcie (Woodland Class) and Hollie (Ocean Class), Sharon Jones - Mum to Albie (Ocean Class),Fiona Whelan - Mum to Isobel (Ocean Class), Jasmin Kellaway-Moore - Auntie to Daisy (Woodland Class), Heidi Smith - Mum to Thomas (Jungle Class), Debby Cole - Mum to Sydney (Ocean Class), Clare Kellaway-Moore - Mum to Erin (Woodland Class), Manuela - Mum to Olivia (Ocean Class) and Jane Whitehouse-Sharpe - Head Teacher.
We also have a number of additional helpers, who help with one-off activities.