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Following a re-shuffle of the PTA committee at the AGM on the 14th of October, I’m delighted to say that I have taken on the role of PTA Chair with immediate effect. I have been a member of the PTA committee for just over a year since my eldest child started school in September 2007. With my youngest also now at school it felt right to take on a more active role.
We have had a successful time fund raising since our last newsletter. Here is a brief overview:
A huge thank you to everyone who was involved.
- Lisa Barry
New Year PTA Meeting - Thursday 9th January 2009
8pm at the school, EVERYONE WELCOME!!
Events coming up soon:
Further information about all these events will be posted on the school notice board (near the main gate), sent home via book bags.
Following our annual PTA AGM, Shaun Miller has stepped down as Chair after a very successful 2 years leading the PTA committee.
Shaun will be a tough act to follow. His motivational ability, passion for raising awareness of the PTA, together with many successfully managed profit-making events, has helped the school achieve many of its goals over the last 2 years.
In order not to lose touch completely Shaun still remains a valuable member of the PTA committee, especially in his new role as mentor to the new Chair!!
There are still spaces available! We need to fill all the spaces to make this a viable fundraiser for the P.T.A.
For very little outlay and effort you could win one of the cash prizes allocated each month that would more than pay for the cost of your subscription.
If you would like to join the club or want more information, please contact Sian Belcher on 01454 299374.
Following the annual AGM and committee re-shuffle, I want to say a huge thank you on behalf of the whole team to Jan Goodland, Caroline Baker, Germaine Bath and Sue Parkinson who have stepped down from their roles as PTA Secretary, School Uniform Coordinator, Fun Run coordinator and Raffle Organiser.
Having undertaken these roles for a number of years they all believe it’s now time for a change and want to give somebody else the opportunity to make a contribution in these vital committee roles.
It’s not all doom and gloom though! Jan & Sue have agreed not to leave the PTA altogether and to stay on the committee for another year, and Caroline & Germaine have agreed to remain friends of the PTA which is a huge relief, as all their input and experience is invaluable.
Thank you ladies!
PTA XMAS QUIZ
FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER
7.45PM FOR AN 8PM START
AT THE SCHOOL
ONLY £3 PER HEAD
TO ENTER A TEAM (4-6)
TEL LISA – 322445/NICOLE – 319819
Our ongoing aim both for the remainder of this year and moving into next year is to continue to enhance our children’s environment for play and learning.
Mr Cockle has worked successfully with Anna Millar to complete the enclosed garden and ‘under sail’ areas in the main playground. I hope you will agree that these, together with the new recycled plastic picnic tables and benches that arrived just before the summer holidays, have made a fantastic improvement to the playground as a whole.
The school has also purchased a brand new stage to replace the rather heavy and cumbersome stage they used to have. We are very pleased to have been able to make a considerable contribution towards this following our very successful village fair.
With our new Head Teacher starting in the new year, the PTA are particularly looking forward to working in close harmony with Ms Quest and the teaching staff to continue planning new events and welcoming any new ideas that they may have from any previous experience in and around other schools.
We will of course continue with our successful fund raising events, including the now famous Burns Night next January, St Georges Night in April and the Annual Village Fair at the end of the summer.
It may not have occurred to you, but as a parent or guardian of a child at the school you are, by default, a member of the association!
To what extent you want to be involved will of course be dependent on many things, but I expect mostly time.
If you are able to be involved in any way then you will be most welcome and we will be very grateful for your time.
Our PTA meetings take place once a term at the school and as an added incentive most of them tend to end in the pub or social club!
If attending a meeting seems a little daunting then we do have a number of parents who are ‘friends of the PTA’. They don’t actually join us at our PTA meetings, but do support us when our larger events need extra help.
At the moment we are particularly short of dads and would therefore welcome any dad who wants to join us!
We are also always on the lookout for businesses to support us, either by sponsoring future events or providing donations. If you think the company you work for would be interested, or if you know of a business that would like to be involved, please let us know.
Lisa Barry – 322445
Nicole Jones – 319819
http://ahspta.co.uk is the brand new PTA website.
The site contains a list of forthcoming events, pictures from previous ones and links to contact PTA members.
It is now live and fully functional and we will endeveaour to keep it updated with all our latest news.
If you wish you can subscribe to receive our future PTA newsletters via your home PC by clicking on the website link.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our supporters over the last few months:
Kemp Plants - Westerleigh
For donating plants, shrubs and herbs for our sensory garden.
Oakley Green - Westerleigh
For donating plants, shrubs and herbs for our sensory garden.
Tel: 01454 294386
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