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A message from the PTA…

A message from the PTA…

A message from the PTA – Summer Fair 2017

Before you all leave for the summer holidays we wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended the Summer Fair this year on Saturday 24 June. After much time counting from our Treasurer, the final figure is in and we are delighted to announce that we raised over £4,600, which is a truly amazing result!

I know we say this a lot, but we really couldn’t have done it without the many, many volunteers who support the event each year in so many different ways.

A big thank you to the office staff, who support the event on top of their very busy day jobs. Thanks also to the teachers and teaching assistants who run the Tombola and the Football Tournament on the day and support on many of the other stalls and to Mr Goldsmith who gives up his whole Saturday to provide access, help set up and clear away after a very long day. Not forgetting the kitchen staff too who open up their kitchen facilities for our use.

We are extremely lucky to get such generous donations of raffle prizes and services from the local businesses and community, with a special mention to the New Ash Green Rugby Club who provide the children with free activities on the day.

Finally, a big thank you to the parents and extended families and friends of the school who give so generously to the event – from the donations you give, to the time given on the day to set up and run stalls, and of course also for the money you generously spend at the fair itself. Your support is invaluable!

The money we have raised will go towards the Forest Schools initiative and we have already started to look at equipment and structures to support this, so the wheels are in motion! Watch this space…

Whilst we have your attention, a reminder that the PTA will be looking for a new Chairman at their AGM on Thursday 7 September. Please contact us if you are interested in taking on this role as the PTA cannot continue without a Chairman. It’s a case of offering whatever time you can spare and remember, you will have the whole support of our PTA behind you whose energy never seems to waive. Or maybe you would like to take on a joint Chairman role with a friend and split the responsibility….

Thanks again for all your support over the last year.

Have a wonderful summer break.

Your PTA