During another well attended PTA meeting last Monday 27th April, the PTA confirmed that we would pay for 3 Moky fit dance/fitness sessions for the children. These began today and I’ve been hearing very good reviews from pupils and teachers, each class will join in with 2 sessions during this half term.
Last week the school was approached by an editorial assistant from PTA+, a national magazine that we subscribe to, who had seen some details of the scarecrow festivals we ran and asked for a testimonial and some photos. I heard back today that details about this enjoyable fundraising event will be turned into a small feature in a forthcoming magazine to help to provide inspiration to other PTAs, and the magazine have expressed interest in our worm charming event too!
Speaking of events, it is now time to ask all willing parental helpers to put their names forward for the Summer Fair, see diary dates below. We are planning a few different stalls and games this year including welly wanging, a human fruit machine, and a guess the teacher competition. Fancy dress entrants will be judged in two categories of nursery/KS1, and KS2, and following the curriculum for the term the theme is ‘Madagascar’.
Our last event of the 14/15 school year is the dual Worm Charming/Grand Raffle. In order to start planning for this we are also requesting grand raffle prizes. Also, if anyone works for a company that offers match funding, the PTA would be very grateful if one of our events could be considered, please see me or another committee member, or Mrs Robinson in the school office.
Finally, one Dad has approached me to ask if anyone may like to join him over a weekend this summer to do the coast to coast cycle ride, and possibly raise money for the PTA. This is just an idea at this stage so if anyone is interested please leave details in the school office to be passed on.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 3rd June, non uniform day, pupils are asked to bring in an item for the bottle tombola.
Sunday 7th June, 2pm to 4pm at school, Summer Fair. Bring along your relatives, friends and neighbours to our popular event, a mix of old favourites and new stalls, games and attractions. Donations of tombola prizes, bottles of any kind, cakes (on the day), will all be gratefully received, please leave in the school office from the week commencing Monday 18th May.
Monday 15th June, 7pm in school, next PTA meeting, all welcome. Minutes from the last meeting will soon be on the school website, http://www.irthingtonvillage.cumbria.sch.uk/index.php/pta and remember there is a closed Facebook page where last minute requests for help and reminders will be displayed, if you wish to join please search Facebook for Irthington PTA.
Sunday 12th July, 2pm to 4pm at school, Worm Charming and Grand Raffle. While the worms are counted we are looking for some sort of entertainment, musical or otherwise, if anyone has ideas for this do get in touch. Further details and requests for volunteers to help set up and run this event will follow.
Please complete the attached form if you can help out with the Summer Fair and/or Grand Raffle and return it to the school office. All support is very much appreciated and the more help we have, the more stalls we can run.
Denene Kerr, Chair