NEWS PTA NEWS - Summary
Welcome back to the Spring term – hopefully the worst of the weather is behind us now! Read on for a brief update on the donations that have been made to the school to date, how the money has been raised and an idea of what is planned for the rest of the year.
We are proud to announce that a significant number of donations have been made to the school already this year. These are requested by Mrs Brown and her team as the priorities for funding and thanks to the success of the events so far this school year we have been able to provide the following support: 5 microphone recorders plus additional match funding for the Design 4 Real playground project Flat Screen TV 6 Digital cameras plus 1 'chunky' digital camera for Reception plus 7 memory cards
2 Storage units for Year 1 to complete the classroom refurbishment 2 Story sacks Coaches were provided to transport all the children to the pantomime at Christmas.
New reading scheme books for KS1 & KS2 The October quiz provided funds to pay for the professional story-teller during book week
Money has also been reserved for a woodland seat (carried over from last year, awaiting confirmation), the IT server and an air-conditioning unit for the IT suite.
These donations make a huge impact to the life of the school and a massive thank you goes out to all involved in participating, supporting, helping and donating to the events so far this school year:
08/09 Year to Date Fundraising
Shopping Vouchers Sept-Dec
Chesham Carnival June 2008
Easy Fundraising.com Cake Sales Sausage Sizzle Chocoholics, Yellow Moon, Labels 4 Kids Bag2School Christmas Cards October 2008 Quiz Night
Christmas Fayre, subject to minor change
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Sponsored Pancake Flip
February 24th February
By the time you receive this, the 2 Sponsored Pancake Flip will take place on Shrove Tuesday. This year the Juniors did their pancake race too. Please ensure the sponsorship money is returned by Monday 2nd March in order for your child to benefit as soon as possible from the funds raised.
Mothers Day Craft Event
Hall, 21st March, School Hall, 2pm – 4:30pm
Calling all Dad’s – bring your children along to sort out special Mother’s Day gifts. Bacon butties, tea, coffee, cakes & newspapers will be available for you to enjoy, while the children can design, paint, stick, thread and create gifts that Mum will really appreciate. If Dad can’t make it, the PTA team will help out so that Mum doesn’t see the surprises! Again, if you can help out, let the PTA know.
Fashion Show – 23rd April
Come along to the school hall for a cat-walk parade starring some willing parents! Maybe it’ll be your chance to shine as you sashay along the catwalk as 8 parents are required to model clothes sized 10-18. Clothes will be on sale afterwards and there will be a bar and a raffle.
Bag 2 School Collection – date to be confirmed, latest 8th May
Our first collection of unwanted clothes, linen, soft toys etc yielded £126. Many of us found it very therapeutic having a good old clear out, so we plan to do it again in May, if not earlier!
Schools of Chesham Carnival – 13th June
Following the fantastic fun and success of last year’s carnival, Flegg Transport has again agreed to donate a float for Chesham Bois School. The design team are finalising details and will soon be announcing the theme for the truck. The plan is for the children to be involved in creating elements for the float at school – so it is going to be a real team effort again this year, giving the children a huge sense of ownership and involvement. Look out for details later this term.
onFinally, don’t forget our on-going initiatives:
The Shopping Voucher Scheme – convert your cash to vouchers (at no cost to you) and the school will receive a donation from the big supermarkets. EasyFundraising.org, register online and choose to support Chesham Bois PTA. Then use their site to click through to the major retailers (Amazon, Argos, ToysRus, Tesco, Next, Boots, M&S and many more). Make your order as usual and then they will donate funds to the PTA. Chocoholics – they really taste as good as they look in the catalogue! Catalogues are out NOW -look in the book bag, spare ones in the library. If you don’t want to order, please pass it on to the next person on the list asap. Mobile phones: If you get a new phone, please consider donating the old one to our cause. The phone has to be intact (i.e. with battery) but no chargers please. Just hand into the office. Further details are on www.cheshambois-pta.org.uk
CLASS HUGE THANKS TO THE NEW CLASS REPS FOR TAKING ON THE ROLE
CLASS R: FIONA ROBINSON, LORNA TAYLOR, CLASS 1: GILL ING , CATHERINE TARLING , CLASS 2: BELINDA ROKER, KIMBERLEY OLIVER CLASS 3: ANNIE HUNT, TINA MONGER CLASS 4 : ALISON BAILEY, ANITA TWIDDY CLASS 5: ALISON CRAWFORD CLASS 6 PAULINE DAGNALL With thanks for your continued support PTA Committee February 2009
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