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PTA Newsletter January 2021

PTA Events Coming Up:-

 

Children’s Christmas Fair - Friday 4th December 2020

Christmas Wreaths - SOLD OUT - Orders will be available for collection w/c 7th December.

Loose change 5p challenge - Running from Monday 12th October to Friday 11th December (Class with the most pennies, wins a prize for Class + certificate)

CRAZY HAIR DAY

 

A HUGE thank you to everyone for supporting Crazy Hair Day. The kids had a great time and looked amazing – like they’d just walked out of a Dr Seuss book!

 

We raised a whopping £626 for the PTA playground fund! The PTA really appreciates your support of these events so thank you.

 

 

PTA Welcome from Chairs 2020

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Hello from the PTA!!

A BIG thank for helping the PTA reach their target in 2019/2020 year, we were able to purchase 25 new Ipads for the children as well as a variety of other items.

Fund-raising is done in all sorts of ways including fun / active social events: Golf Day, Pamper Evening, Ice Cream Friday, Christmas Stalls, Quiz with a Twist, Easter Egg Bingo & of course our biggest fundraiser of the year our Walking Day/Summer Fair.

The funds are used in lots of different ways from ongoing annual commitments to Music, Singing, KS2 Pantomime, YrR BBQ and Yr 6 hoodies.

Please come along to any of our PTA Events, everything raised by the PTA goes back to school to help the children.

 

To contact the PTA - please speak with your Class Representative (please see list of names below) or email stmatthewspta@gmail.com.

Class Representatives - 2020/2021 :-

Reception - Gill Selkirk & Alison White.

Year 1 - Claire Whitlow & Robyn Grundy.

Year 2 - Nicola Evans & Jill Osbourne.

Year 3 - Hannah Baird & Robyn Grundy.

Year 4 - Maddy Murdoch & Claire Langley.

Year 5 - Debbie Lagar & Leann Dagley.

Year 6 - Jo Harris & Suzanne Cutler.

PTA Committee 2020 / 2021

  • Chair - Emma Hastings & Jo Harris
  • Vice Chair - Robyn Grundy
  • Treasurer - Amy Taylor
  • Secretary - Vicky Keers
  • Staff Posts - Mrs Costello, Miss Chalmers, Mrs Darnton & Mrs Griffiths

PTA Newsletter - Issue 1 - October 2020

EasyFundraising

This is such an easy way to raise funds & doesn't cost you anything. Every little helps and you will be surprised how much those small sums significantly increase.

Please register via the following link: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stmatthewspta/?invite=KM8EWB&referral-campaign=s2s

 

Match Funding

Some UK companies run a Match Funding Scheme, it is a simple way of maximising the fund raising efforts we do.

Please check with your Employer to see if they have a scheme in place, we can provide any necessary information they may need - our Registered Charity number is 105823. 

Please let us know by emailing the PTA at stmatthewspta@gmail.com.

Our Eco Council have used the new iPads to find out how many single use plastic straws are used every day in the UK... it's a lot!

Year 5 used the new iPads to research single use plastic and how it is damaging the environment.

The new PowerMaths resources have arrived!  

Thank you very much to our PTA, the children (and staff) are delighted with the books and resources, 

This is what the children said:-

"I really like the way it is set out."

"The books show you have to work it out."
"It tells us exactly what we are going to learn."

"I like the books because they are colourful."
"I like the pictures."
"It is good because it is very clear - it has titles to help you."

PowerMaths Resources have arrived!

How Can You Help?

​A lot of work goes on behind the scenes for all events and school support and we are always looking for new innovative fresh ideas, so if you would like to get involved in any way at all, it would be greatly appreciated.  From serving tea and coffee, organising an event, locating raffle prizes, baking cakes, helping on Christmas Stalls, attending Summer Fair Meetings, shopping for refreshments etc.  Every little helps and you would be more than welcome, so please do get in touch.  

 

You can email: or speak to your Class Representatives or simply come along to a meeting or coffee morning.

 

How Can I Raise Funds?
There are some very simple and easy ways to raise funds:

 

  • EasyFundraising 
    This is such an easy way to raise funds and doesn't cost you anything. Every little helps and you will be surprised how much those small sums significantly increase.

 

  • You simply register with EasyFundraising and by doing your shopping on line you would be raising funds for school.  For further details see the Shopping Page on the school website or click on the link:  http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/how-it-works/

  • 100 Club
    The 100 Club is an Annual £5.00 Subscription (by Standing Order) to a school fundraising activity.  The members, are allocated a number which is entered into a prize draw three times a year, each giving an opportunity to win cash prizes.  50% of the subscriptions are used for regular prize draws, with the remaining 50% going to the school. Each household can have up to five numbers at £5.00 each per annum.
    Administrator is Liz Morrison who can be contacted through stmatthewspta@gmail.com

     
  • Match Funding
    Some UK companies run a Match Funding Scheme and is a simple way of maximising the fundraising efforts of a staff member. 

    The company will pledge a sum of money relating to the amount their employee has raised for or donated to the charity of their choice. Some organisations will match fund on a £ for £ basis, others will stipulate what they are prepared to give.

    Some companies will also pledge time and resources instead of money, so enabling their employees to support a cause during their working week, or offering a tangible service such as the opportunity to print posters, etc and so on. 


    Could you please check with your Employer to see if they have a scheme in place. We can provide any necessary information you require or if indeed, they would like to discuss any services they could offer with the PTA or Head we would be more than willing to speak to them.


    Stretton St Matthew's PTA is a registered Charity - Charity Number 105823 and all funds are re-invested into Stretton St Matthew's C of E Primary School.

    Contact: Email stmatthewspta@gmail.com

 

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