Plumpton Parents Teachers and Friends Association Newsletter

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					Plumpton Parents Teachers and Friends Association Newsletter February 2009
Here is an update on PPTFA happenings and events for the school year. The PPTFA is a Registered Charity and all parents at Plumpton School are members. The elected Committee raise funds to be spent on school projects. We cannot do this alone and rely on help from as many parents as possible at our events. Christmas Fair It seems a long time ago now but the Christmas Fair generated a profit of £716. Once again thank you to everyone that came and enjoyed the fun as well as helping on stalls and providing tombola prizes and cakes. Hamper Draw The annual Hamper Draw was a great success again and resulted in a brilliant profit of £486. We were able to make up over 20 lovely hampers which the winners really appreciated. Thank you for selling so many tickets and for donating all the goodies for the hampers. If there are any empty hampers out there we would be grateful if they could be returned to the School Office for use next year. Village Carol Singing A cold but fun evening was had by all with hot chocolate and biscuits to warm us up – although some parents chose to bring along their own wine! The carol singing raised a grand total of £74. We have donated 50% of this to St. Peter and St. James Hospice. Thanks to all the parents and children who came along. The children did a great job knocking and singing at doors along with a good shaking of their buckets. What Happens To All This Money? So far this year the PPTFA have contributed £1500 towards the ongoing KS2 swimming lessons at Lewes Leisure Centre enabling all the juniors to enjoy learning to swim. The School has also asked us if we can purchase a state-ofthe-art data projector and screen for the school hall. This will enable the teachers, children and parents to enjoy more visual and interactive assemblies. In addition, the children will benefit from expert examples during gym and dance lessons in P.E. as well as being able to use digi-blue to film one another.

Future Fundraising Events
We are now planning the following events for the rest of the school year. Please put the dates in your diaries and come and support us if you can. All the profits go towards enhancing the children’s education at Plumpton School. Saturday 14 March  Jumble Sale  Village Hall  2.00pm Help needed morning and afternoon. Friday 27 March  Children’s Film Afternoon  School Hall/Classroom  3.15pm Film(s) to be confirmed. School Uniform Sale  Date to be confirmed Please place any reusable school uniform in the box outside the school office from 2327 February. Saturday 25 April  Pub Quiz  The Winning Post  7.30pm Teams of six - £6 per person with finger food. Ticket details to follow. Saturday 28 June  Village Barn Dance  Village Hall Live band, hog roast and dancing. More details to follow. Wednesday 22 July  End of term BBQ If you want any further information about the above or can offer your support please speak to any of the PPTFA Committee members who are: Helen Cottell (chair), Marie Leviston (treasurer), Becky Gallington (publicity officer), Philippa Rowling (school grounds), Lyndsey Smith (fundraiser), Claire Bradshaw (fundraiser), Nooch Staplehurst (fundraiser)