Summer Fair - Saturday 15 June - 2pm onwards
An annual community event you won't want to miss!
Attractions will include:
- The Lions Train
- Bouncy castle
- Performances by the children
- Welly throwing
- Face painting
- £100 prize raffle
- Beer tent and refreshments
- Cake stall
- Pocket money games
- and lots, lots more!
Want to have a stall at our fair? Call 07736 658612 to book
Monthly Lottery Draw!
Wessex PTA has created a new way for you to support us and to give you the chance to win a great cash prize for yourself!
Enter our monthly Lottery Draw for your chance to win!
- It costs just £1 a month to enter with a minimum commitment of 1 year
- There is no limit to the amount of numbers you can buy
- Each number is £12 for entry into 12 consecutive monthly draws (1 entry per month)
On the last school day of every month a winning number will be drawn from our lottery machine.
The draw started in November 2012.
GOOD LUCK :)
You can keep in touch using the new Wessex Primary School PTA Facebook Group (opens new window).
THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS!
Our latest collection was on Wed 17 April 2013. Total weight was 716kg at 50p per kilo - £358 to add to the PTA funds. Very good result. Thank you so much if you brought along a bag!
If you fill the donation bag and still have more then you can use any other bag to donate your items and don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours to have a sort out as well!
For more details about Bag2School take a look at their website (opens new window).
School Discos - Tuesday 26 March
Everyone had loads of fun at our school discos!
Mothers Day Present Room - Thursday 7 March
Breakfast with Santa
Fireworks at Cox Green School - Friday 9 November
Jointly organised by the Wessex and Cox Green PTA Teams the fireworks evening took place on 9 November with better-than-ever fireworks on show! Enjoyed by all, the event raised over £ 3000.
Table Top SaleWe held a Table Top Sale of new or nearly new toys and children’s clothes on Sunday 21 October at the school. Thank you to all who supported us - sellers and buyers.
Our camping on Saturday 15 September was a great success. Check out our camping page.
Fathers Day Secret Present Room
A "secret" sale where pupils could buy something special for Dad was held on 14 June and was a great success, lots of comments from happy dads with chocolate and keyrings amongst the gifts on offer. A good profit was made, too!
Cake Stall Challenge
Our year-group Cake Stall Challenges were a great success.
The photo was taken at the Year 3/4 sale ...as you can see, a fabulous selection of delicious cakes were made for the sale.
The totals for the cake sale challenges were:
Reception and Nursery - £141.95
Years 1 and 2 - £179.15
Years 3 and 4 - £180.30
Years 5 and 6 - £132.40
That is a grand total of ….. £633.80!!
£60 per class will be awarded to our Y3 & 4 winners, and £40 to each of the other classes.
This will allow them to update their wet play games and activities.
Thanks to all of you that contributed cakes and to those that bought them!!
Treasures and Treats Evening
From the school newsletter: "The Treasures and Treats evening last Friday was a huge success. Those who attended had a very relaxed evening during which they were thoroughly pampered and given the opportunity to unwind. The evening raised over £600 and will certainly be repeated again. Many thanks to the PTA Dream Team for another successful evening….roll on the school disco! The PTA’s facebook page (search for ‘Wessex PTA’) was awash with appreciative comments about the gifts received last Sunday." Thanks to all those who came along, and all those who helped out!
Mother's Day Presents
This year we held a "secret" sale where pupils could buy something special for Mum. It was a great success, raising some money and spreading the love at the same time! Here's just one of the comments we received:
Do you know this is one of the best ideas ever for my girls. I have not received a gift in the last 4 years because there was no one to take them shopping, but this year thanks to Wessex PTA they were able to be 'Little Miss Independents!!' THANK YOU it meant a lot to us all xxx
What is the PTA?
The Wessex Primary School PTA (Parent Teachers Association) exists to raise money for the school's "little extras". In the recent past PTA-raised money has funded:
- The Playground Fort
- Artist visits to school
- School trips
- PE equipment
- Football kit for school team
- Visualisers for use in classrooms (sophisticated overhead projectors)
- Garden improvements and play equipment in the nursery
- Part of the Playground Makeover project
- A fully equiped kitchen in Lower School
- Golden time games/activites for all year groups (Years 1-6)
- Year 6 Leavers Party & activities
Traversing wall and kitchen area, above.
Nursery play equipment and playground fort, below.
All purchased by the PTA.
Every parent/guardian of a pupil is automatically a member of the PTA. There is also a PTA Committee which organises and runs events. Any parent/guardian/teacher can join the committee.
The Wessex Primary School PTA is a registered charity - charity number 1041997.
PTA Events and Activities
We have been running a series of successful annual events over the past few years, these are:
- Fireworks in November
- Christmas Fun Afternoon in December
- Disco just before the Easter holidays
- May Fair in May
- Camping at Wessex
- A Dinner & Disco for adults
Click on each event to find out more.
Right: The performance area at the PTA Summer Fair 2009.
Other PTA activities include Pilates (for details contact parent Claire Mundy via the school office) and dancing at the May Fayre at the Cox Green Community Centre.
The PTA Committee meets about 8 times per year, as necessary mainly when events are approaching. The Committee members work together to create events, organising everything required to make the events successful, fun, safe and profitable.
Events do not just happen by magic - they take time and effort to put together! So please consider joining in and helping. There is no "minimum commitment" - just do as much as you would like to. All efforts will be gratefully received. We keep in touch using an easy-to-use email group.
The current PTA Chair is Anne Briggs. A new Committee is chosen at an Annual General Meeting near the beginning of every school year.
The Committee also decide how the money raised will be spent.
The current Committee members are as follows, along with the classes you are most likely to find them outside:
- Gill Alton (Yr3 Holly & Yr5 Pine)
- Kay Bailey (Yr5 Pine)
- Anne Briggs - Chair (Yr3 Holly & Yr5 Poplar)
- Andrea Butler (Yr2 Chestnut)
- Mandy Clarke (Yr4 Larch)
- Sophie Franks (Yr3 ? & Yr5 Poplar)
- Nik Haines (Yr6 Willow)
- Nicola Jones - Secretary (Yr4 Larch)
- Wayne Jones (Yr4 Larch)
- Claire Mundy - Treasurer (Yr5 Pine)
- Karine Saffioti - Vice Chair (Yr2 Chestnut and Yr4 Lime
- Claire Watson - (Reception Alder, Yr1 Birch & Yr4 Lime)
If you would like more information about how the PTA Committee runs or want to get involved (even just on a trial basis!), just grab a Committee member in the playground one morning/afternoon. Or email us at . Or hand a note marked PTA in to the school office and it will be put in our tray.
PTA Events Coming Up
Here are the PTA events and meetings coming soon...
Date: Saturday 15 June 2013 - PTA Summer Fair Details:
- View the Wessex Primary School PTA charity details on the Charity Commission website (opens new window).