Parent Teacher Association - Upcoming Events
Rainbow Jolly Jar Mufti – 24th November
Collecting for our second mufti day for the Christmas Fair. Children can come in their class colour e.g. Robins are red; Year 1 is orange, etc (click here for details) and bring in a jolly jar. A jolly jar is an old jam jar or honey jar, stuffed with sweeties. These will be used as prizes for some of the children’s activities stalls we have planned for the Christmas Fair. Don’t worry if you don’t have clothing in your year colour, please pick another colour. No need to buy anything specifically for the day.
Cake Mufti Day – 1st December
Calling all bakers! We are looking for cakes, cupcakes and biscuits for our cake stall at the Christmas Fair on Saturday 2nd December. Please bring in your bakes on Friday 1st December (with a list of ingredients) or shop bought if you prefer. Children can dress in Christmas jumpers, Christmas outfits or regular mufti that day to get them into the Christmas mood.
Saturday 2nd December, 2-4pm Christmas Fair
This year we have joined up with Holy Trinity Church for our Christmas Fair. We will have stalls bursting with wonderful gifts and ideas for Christmas, fun activities for the kids, our raffle and delicious homemade refreshments. Pop in to the school hall on Saturday 2nd December, 2-4pm and join in the fun!
Can you help at our Christmas Fair?
We are looking for volunteers to help with our Christmas Fair. If you can spare half an hour on the day to help out, please click HERE.
Second Hand Uniform Shop
We have lots of stock of pre-loved uniform. £1 per item. All in good condition.
Naomi has a full list of our stock, contact her via Classlist to find out more or to donate uniform.
Friday Tuck Shop
When: Friday after school
Where: In the school playground (weather permitting)
What: Autumn and Winter terms – sweet shop; Summer term – ice creams and lollies
Ways to Fundraise - How you can help
Buy your nametags from MyNametags
Need name tags for clothes or lunchboxes? Order them at https://www.mynametags.com/ Add the school id 28939 at the checkout and for every order, My Nametags will contribute 24% to our school PTA.
Fundraise while you shop
If you shop online, one way you can support the PTA is to sign up to Easyfundraising and allocate HolyTrinityLowerBeeding as your chosen charity. You can add the ‘extension’ to your web browser or download the App and then shop as normal. Easyfundraising retailers will then make a donation to the PTA to say, “thank you”. This year, we raised £257 through Easyfundraising.
Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/holytrinitylowerbeeding/
Following requests and conversations with a number of parents, the PTA set up a wish tree. Staff leave suggestions of items (typically small things or thing not covered by traditional budgets) and parents can buy these items from an Amazon Wish List. There is no expectation for any families to feel obliged to take part. Below is the link to our wishlist:
Recycle your Printer Cartridges
Did you know that you can help us raise funds simply by recycling your printer cartridges? We have a box in school reception where you can drop off your old ink cartridges. For each ink cartridge recycled via the programme we will receive up to £2 donation. NB: the scheme doesn’t accept laser and toner cartridges.
Who are the PTA?
The Parent Teacher Association is a registered charity whose only goal is to raise money for our school to fund items, events and experiences not covered by the school's normal council funding and designed to make your childrens’ time at Holy Trinity that little bit more special.
We are a mix of parents from across the year groups and teachers. We spend our time coming up with fundraising ideas for raising money for everything from new reading books to building a new outdoor area.
Want to get involved?
We would love new members for our team! You can either join the committee and help plan activities and events (we meet about twice a term). Or if you can’t spare much time, we also welcome any parents to help at the events that we run, if you would like to help please contact Nicky Peet via Classlist or speak to Mrs Cornfield in the School Office.
In 2022/23, we have raised a staggering £3,741!
What have we have organised?
- Welcome packs for new starter parents
- Pizza and Cookie Dough making kits
- 3 x Bags2School old clothing collections
- Christmas Raffle
- Christmas Cards designed by the children
- Winter Market
- Glow Disco
- School Lottery – The 50 Club
- Printer Cartridge Recycling
- 2nd Hand Uniform Sales
- Cake Raffle
- Wear it Pink Mufti Day (raising money for Breast Cancer Now in memory of former staff member, Abi White)
What have we funded?
£500 – Smart screen for Reception Classroom (so all classrooms now have smartscreens)
£140 – Father Christmas Gifts for school Xmas party
£95 – Coronation Commemorative Badges for all students
£350 – Travel subsidy for Puffins trip to Drusillas
£650 – Repair & maintenance PE equipment & mats
£140 – New Science Books
£400 – Books for Juniors
£160 – Visualiser for Juniors
£200 – New Scooter for Puffins playground.
£95 – STEM Innovation session for Science Week
£500 – Reception Creation Station
£200 – Year 6 Yearbooks
£500 – Ukeleles for Music Dept
Additional Funding from Grants we’ve received
£340 from Shanly Foundation Grant has helped us upgrade the Early Years classroom activities (following our Ofsted review)
£500 from Exxon Mobil has funded a new iPad & digital media player for Puffins Class
Ways to keep in touch
Read our updates on Classlist
Follow us on Facebook – holytrinityschoollowerbeedingpta
Thank you for your on-going support and we look forward to seeing you at our next event.
Nicky Peet | Chair PTA