WELCOME TO THE PARENTS' ASSOCIATION  2016/17

 

Parents' Association Committee Members

Chair: Michelle Montague

Vice Chair: Jo Ribeiro

Treasurer: Charlotte Kewley

Secretary:  Sally Marshall

Additional members:

Joanna Winter    Louise Alsop    Elaine Richmond    Sajda Perveen   Jo Kippax   Suzanne Smelt  

Event Helpers: Jayne Walker    Joanne Pollard   Caroline Hockey   Sally Fraine

We organise social events and co-ordinate services which bring parents and pupils together to build a sense of friendship and community within school.

Any funds generated at our events are spent on projects within school for "extra" items or equipment which enhance our children's experience at school.

 

We meet regularly at school to discuss and plan our projects. Our next meeting will be In June 2017 Date tba . We are always delighted to welcome new members. Please come along or see any member of the committee at school. We also welcome any new ideas from parents ....you can always leave a message in our brown box on the table in the main hallway.

 

Dates for your diary:

 Date tba June 2017       9-10am      P.A. Committee Meeting     Portacabin 

Friday 30th June 2017   1.30pm       Sports Day BBQ

 Date tba October 2017   8.40-10am  Nearly new uniform sale, coffee morning and cake sale.     IT room

 

We have a very strong and active association and we want to build on this every year.

We will post updates, photographs and information of our events on this page regularly.

 

If you have uniform to sell they must be in good, clean condition. If you wish to buy, please ask and they will let you know whether they have the item you require in stock and in the required size. We organise a coffee morning and nearly new uniform sale every term.

 

We run a chocolate tombola on Bonfire night and the hand drawn childrens Christmas cards, tags, mugs and tea towels are organised by us.

We run the Upper School Christmas disco each year.

We provide refreshments, strawberrries and cream and a barbecue after sports day.

We have a school ball every two years which is a fabulous social occasion for parents and staff.

We always support school in any way we can, and this year joined the pupils and staff dressed as pirates to help raise money for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day!     

We are always open to new ideas and suggestions from the school and parents. The hand drawn individual Christmas cards by the children came from an idea of one of our parents.

 

SPRING TERM 2014

Recent events....... A very big thank you to all parents, friends and staff who supported our Glitz & Glamour Ball at Bertie's in Elland. We had a fabulous dinner, raffle and live music and dancing to round off the evening. Thank you to all of our sponsors and for the very generous raffle prize donations.  

AUTUMN TERM 2013

Recent events.......... Thank you to everyone who supported our Christmas Fayre on 1st December. The children enjoyed visiting Santa in his magical grotto; there were lots of fun games, stalls, face painting, and carols sung by the choir.  In addition, thank you to parents who purchased their child's fabulous designs on cards, tags and mugs.  The upper school disco was a great end to the term with lots of fun games, dancing and a bubble machine!!!.

 

SUMMER TERM 2012

Recent events..........The school was decorated with bunting for the Diamond Jubilee celebration on Friday 1st June. It was a wonderful party afternoon with a picnic, treasure hunt and disco and a great end to the half term!

Thank you to all parents, friends and staff who supported our Black and White Ball on 18th May at the Cedar Court Hotel. It was a fabulous evening with good food, wine and entertainment. We raised a fantastic £1300 for PA funds for future projects.

SPRING TERM 2012

Recent events..........

Thanks to everyone who supported our uniform sale and coffee morning on Friday 23rd March. We raised £100 for Sport Relief.

Also to parents who donated buns for the hungry Sport Relief Mile runners and made it such a special afternoon for the children.

AUTUMN TERM 2011

Recent events..........

Thanks to everyone who came to our SECOND HAND UNIFORM SALE, COFFEE MORNING and CAKE SALE on Friday 14th October.

The Bonfire and Fireworks evening on Friday 4th November was a great success.  Thanks to the staff who organised such an exciting family event and to the parents, family and friends for supporting our stalls. We raised £300 towards P.A. funds.

A big thankyou to everyone who came and supported the Christmas Fayre on Sunday 4th December. It was a wonderful event. An even bigger thankyou to the members of the Parents' Association for giving their time and effort in organising it for everyone to enjoy.

We enjoyed gluwein and mince pies, the choir sang round the Christmas tree and the children enjoyed visiting Father Christmas in his magical grotto.

There were lots of games, a chocolate tombola, hotch potch paint-a-pot, christmas wreaths, face painting and lots more!!

Thanks to everyone who came to our SECOND HAND UNIFORM SALE on Wednesday 16th March. We made a fabulous £265 on uniform sales and £29.40 on tea, coffee and cake sales. We will be holding another on Friday 20th May, so please come along and take a look at the items on sale or just call in for a coffee and a cake!

Current projects..........

LATE CLUB

The Parents Association plan a refurbishment of the Late Club room this term. We will be purchasing a new sofa, TV and equipment and lots of toys and games to enhance our childrens time spent in late club.We will publish more details as this project gets underway.

 

Recent purchases.....

CLASS PRESENTS

This Christmas we offered each class teacher £150 to purchase items that would benefit their class. We are pleased to report that most items have arrived now and we have had some lovely thankyou cards from teachers and pupils. The MUSIC, PE and DANCING department have also been included in this. Purchases range from DVD's, microphones,games,jigsaws,reference books and an annual subscription to First News.

 

SWIMMING TEAM

We have purchased 30 grey towels which will be embroidered and 30 printed yellow t-shirts for the school swimming squad. These were used for our first gala of the year against Bradford Grammar. (We won!) We looked incredibly smart in our new kit and the feedback regarding the purchase of these has been excellent. 

 

AUTUMN TERM 2010

Recent events.......

The UPPER SCHOOL DISCO was a great success with excellent feedback from parents and pupils alike..It was lovely to see the children having such fun !!! (this event is sponsored by the parents association).

 

On BONFIRE NIGHT we made £133 towards PA funds ...thankyou to all helpers and of course all parents for your support. We cannot do it without you ( The Chocolate tombola went down extremely well !.....)

SCHOOL TEAM FOOTBALL KIT  has been purchased by the parents association. This kit in black and gold includes a goalkeeper. The boys wore it for their first match of the season. We have had great feedback from the players and their parents after the match and the team picture is on the sports page of the website.

 

The PUPILS INDIVIDUAL CHRISTMAS CARDS  have been organised again this year. We have had an excellent uptake and have made £242 towards PA Funds.

 

This terms SECOND HAND UNIFORM SALE was a great success. We made £246 including the sale of tea, coffee and buns. This goes to PA funds. When uniform is sold, two thirds of the selling price goes to the donator and one third to PA funds. Occasionally we have items donated wholly for PA funds and for this we are very grateful.

Thanks to everyone who came to our SECOND HAND UNIFORM SALE on Wednesday 16th March. We made a fabulous £265 on uniform sales and £29.40 on tea, coffee and cake sales. We will be holding another on Friday 20th May, so please come along and take a look at the items on sale or just call in for a coffee and a cake!

Current projects..........

LATE CLUB

The Parents Association plan a refurbishment of the Late Club room this term. We will be purchasing a new sofa, TV and equipment and lots of toys and games to enhance our childrens time spent in late club.We will publish more details as this project gets underway.

 

Recent purchases.....

CLASS PRESENTS

This Christmas we offered each class teacher £150 to purchase items that would benefit their class. We are pleased to report that most items have arrived now and we have had some lovely thankyou cards from teachers and pupils. The MUSIC, PE and DANCING department have also been included in this. Purchases range from DVD's, microphones,games,jigsaws,reference books and an annual subscription to First News.

 

SWIMMING TEAM

We have purchased 30 grey towels which will be embroidered and 30 printed yellow t-shirts for the school swimming squad. These were used for our first gala of the year against Bradford Grammar. (We won!) We looked incredibly smart in our new kit and the feedback regarding the purchase of these has been excellent. 

 

AUTUMN TERM 2010

Recent events.......

The UPPER SCHOOL DISCO was a great success with excellent feedback from parents and pupils alike..It was lovely to see the children having such fun !!! (this event is sponsored by the parents association)

 

On BONFIRE NIGHT we made £133 towards PA funds ...thankyou to all helpers and of course all parents for your support. We cannot do it without you ( The Chocolate tombola went down extremely well !.....)

SCHOOL TEAM FOOTBALL KIT  has been purchased by the parents association. This kit in black and gold includes a goalkeeper. The boys wore it for their first match of the season. We have had great feedback from the players and their parents after the match and the team picture is on the sports page of the website.

 

The PUPILS INDIVIDUAL CHRISTMAS CARDS  have been organised again this year. We have had an excellent uptake and have made £242 towards PA Funds.

 

This terms SECOND HAND UNIFORM SALE was a great success. We made £246 including the sale of tea, coffee and buns. This goes to PA funds. When uniform is sold, two thirds of the selling price goes to the donator and one third to PA funds. Occasionally we have items donated wholly for PA funds and for this we are very grateful.