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Happy New Year to you all!

I would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to all the parents for their support of the PTA last term, but particularly over Christmas when we ask for a lot of donations. This is supported wonderfully and we received some fantastic items to sell at the Christmas Fayre. This is so hugely important to the school as we do rely on these donations to sell on the tombola, toy, book, and cake stalls. I think you would all agree we had some FANTASTIC looking cakes too!

Please pass on our thanks to your children who did the most AMAZING Christmas creations yet again! The standard of work was exceptional and it really was hard choosing the winners from each class. The Year 6 Young Leaders sold the decorations at the Fayre and practically managed to sell every one.

The Christmas Fayre was a HUGE success and has raised a whopping £3543 Profit! I must thank all the offers of help from Dad’s, Granddad’s, LSA staff and Mr Love who kindly gave up their time on the morning of the fayre to put the marquee and gazebos up, we really could not have done this without you. The outside stalls looked great and blended really well with some external stall holders who kindly chose our event to sell their goods. The hall was buzzing and Santa’s Grotto looked very magical working really well in the outside classroom, freeing up even more space.

Thank you to Mrs White for organising the wonderful choir that opened the Christmas Fayre, I’m sure you will all agree they all looked and sounded beautiful.

The events we have would not be able to run if we did not have the help and support of the team of PTA members and additional helpers. The amount of preparation it takes to put on a Christmas Fayre is HUGE and I could not do it without them. Many people have put in a lot of time in, making games, organising raffle prizes, as you could see we had some great prizes this year. Most importantly all the effort it took getting the stalls ready for the opening of the Fayre and finally running the stalls. THANK YOU all so very much!!

I would also like to thank all the teachers, LSA’s and support staff for all the help with the events. Especially Mrs Kelly and Mrs Grahamslaw the front office who help in so many ways.

Just a quick reminder of the 2018 events dates for your new diary are as follows:

Spring Disco: Friday 2nd February 2018: Flyer to follow shortly

Lowers Event: Friday 16th March 2018

Uppers Event: Thursday 26th April 2018

Summer Disco: Friday 18th May 2018

Summer Fayre: Saturday 16th June 2018


Here’s to another great term!


Anna Berry-Martin



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