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PTA Newsletter April 2018

A big Hello from the PTA!

Thank you for stopping by our page. 

We have lots of exciting events lined up for this term and many things for you to get involved in, whether you want to help out with organising events or attending them along with your children!

We welcome new members, or if you would like to help out with the planning of or at events – get in touch!  We are a friendly bunch J

 

Who are we?

Chairman - Natasha Mackenzie macvine@talk21.com

Treasurer - Emma Rodgers emma@home.co.uk

Secretaries - Emma Barrett and Charlie Potter

 

Members:

Kathryn Bevan  Katie Cason  Becky Coombes 

Harriet Dean  Mark Errington Cadi Hicks  

Nicola Moorey  Charlie Potter  Kelly Ridgley  

Ali Thompson  Emma Stainwright Sarah Whitbread Neisha Wyatt

 

So, what do we raise the money for?

All profit from our events goes directly to the school.  

For the school year 2016/17 a huge £ was donated!

 

Our current project to regenerate the disused and overgrown pond within the grounds of Poulner Junior School has been funded by the PTA funds raised over a few years and a generous grant of £3,000 from Hampshire County Councillor Michael Thierry.

 

In 2014 the PTA funded the installation of ‘The Getaway Room’ which is a brilliant resource for small group work, music lessons, and the lunch club.  Other previous funds have purchased new curtains for the school hall as well as funding Science and English resources, the year 6 leavers' books, football goals for the playground, gardening equipment for the class gardening plots and all-important safety equipment to aid in the running of the swimming pool, some new equipment for the lunch time club and other bits and pieces from the teachers' wish-lists.

 

Dates for your diaries

Movie Night Friday 11th May 6.30-8.30pm

Drop of your children and they can enjoy a movie with their friends - £2 a PJS pupil.  Don’t forget some extra change for the tuck shop!

Summer Sounds Music Festival Saturday 9th June 3-9pm

A fun-filled family event! Come and enjoy the amazing line up of bands – headlining act is Brass Monkeys. Enjoy the delicious Dad’s Club BBQ, licenced bar and Pimms tent, tuck shop, face painting, design a t-shirt and much more!  Dad’s Clun will be running some kids entertainment too!

Bags2School Wednesday 13th June

Bring your unwanted clothes, shoes, handbags in a bin liner and pile them up in the wooden gazebo by 9am.  Children are encouraged to dress down and bring a donation

Father’s Day Secret Gift Factory Thursday 14th & Friday 15th June

Flyers will be issued to allow children to sign up for this exciting event

Summer Fayre Friday 29th June 3.30-5.30pm

Our after school Summer Fayre to include tombola, raffle, the popular year 6 stalls and much more!

Ringwood Carnival Saturday 15th September

Plans are underway for a prize-winning float – more details to follow.  Please volunteer for the Carnival working group!

Fireworks Extravaganza & Bonfire Night Saturday 3rd November

You don’t want to miss this fabulous community event – in its 18th year!

 

So, what do we do?

Bags2School– these collections are scheduled for once a term and are a great way to clear out unwanted clothes, shoes, handbags and some linen!  The PTA receive a cash payment.  

 

NEXT DATE: Wed 13th June 2018

So far this school year we have raised £320 in the Autumn term and £380 in the Spring term.  Let’s see if we can beat these figures in June! 

 

Easter Egg Hunt – the weather was wet for this year’s event, but it was smiles all round when the children presented their soggy map and collected their Easter Egg!  £2 per entrant – siblings welcome.

 

Fireworks Extravaganza & Bonfire Night - Saturday 3rd November.  This will be its 18th year, a fabulous event for the Ringwood community.   Many volunteers are needed for this event - please contact Natasha Mackenzie or leave your name/details with reception.

 

It WILL always go ahead - unless there are strong winds, so please don't be put off it is a bit wet.  The 2017 event was amazing as usual and we have the same team doing the show this year.   

 

Movie Night – this is run each term with a tuck shop between 6.30-8.30pm on a Friday night

£2 per PJS pupil, includes popcorn and squash.

 

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Secret Gift Factory – new this academic year, the children can choose and wrap a present and write a card for that special person in their life.  Run at lunchtimes.

 

Quiz & Chips – a quiz has been run annually on a Friday Night but this January chips were delivered by Poulner Fish & Chips!  Ten teams took part, and it was extremely close between 1st & 2nd prize…only one point in it!  Next event is planned for the autumn term 2018. 

 

How can I raise money for the school?

 

Easyfundraising.co.uk - You shop, and the retailer donates to Poulner Junior School…FOR FREE!

 

Whether you are buying a present on Amazon.co.uk, grabbing a bargain on ebay, ordering groceries on Sainsburys, home or car insurance, a new mobile phone package or even buying from Argos – the list of retailers is endless wanting to give away money to charities!  

 

With over 3,100 shops and sites on board including Amazon, eBay, Tesco, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s, Virgin Trains and Aviva, you can get donations on everything from your weekly shop to your annual holiday and it doesn't cost a penny extra!

 

Plus, if you join and support Poulner Junior School PTA we’ll get an extra £2 when you raise your first donation.

 

There is 100% no cost to you – just register once and the rest is done for you…please sign

Dad's Club- Orienteering May 2018 details

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    School Details

  • Poulner Junior School
  • North Poulner Road
  • North Poulner
  • Ringwood
  • Hampshire
  • BH24 3LA

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