PTA News

Message from the PTA (Friends of Naburn CE Primary School)

The Friends of Naburn Primary School have some exciting things coming up over the next few weeks, the details of which we can now share with you.

Love is in the air…or at least it will be in the village hall on Friday, 10th February, at our Valentine’s disco (18:00 – 19:00). This is a fantastic way to celebrate the end of half term and for the children to show love for themselves, as well as each other. Children are encouraged to come dressed in the clothes they love and will be asked nearer the time to tell us the songs they love, which will be played by our DJ at the disco. Tickets are £3, or 2 siblings for £5, payable on the door. There will be sweet treats on sale, at a small price. All children must be accompanied by one supervising adult. We hope to see as many of you there as possible. Posters have gone home advertising the Valentine’s Disco. Please return the love hearts with your child’s favourite song written on the back, so it can be played at the disco.

 Everyone loves a raffle, especially when the prize is a luxurious hamper, packed full of delicious treats from Selfridges. This is just what we have on offer this term and could be yours if you purchase the winning raffle ticket. The hamper includes, hot chocolate, orange & cinnamon spiced tea, gingerbread cookies, a festive biscuit selection, cinnamon & chocolate almonds, chocolate orange & salted caramel spread, the biggest bar of milk chocolate, rose and lemon Turkish delight, chocolate orange panettone and a cherry and sherry pudding, plus a few other scrumptious surprises. This is packaged in a gorgeous, Selfridges wicker basket, with signature, yellow buckles, which could be re-used time and time again to picnic in style. If you would like to be in with a chance of winning this amazing hamper (sold in Selfridges for £250) please pop into the school office to purchase some raffle tickets. Tickets are £1 each and the draw will take place at 3.15 on Wednesday 8th February, in the school playground.

Just a reminder that letters have gone out asking for support with the St Crux event. This is a fantastic fundraiser for the school, but is only possible if our community comes together and everyone gets involved in some way. We’ll be asking for donations of good quality, pre-loved items, as well as homebaked goods and groceries. It’s a perfect opportunity to alleviate yourself of any unwanted Christmas presents. Please look out for the letter and help in anyway you can. Also, if you are able to help on the day (Saturday 11th March, 8am – 4pm) please let the school office know, even if this would be just for an hour or so.

Your support and time given to our events is hugely appreciated. It helps us to raise extra funds for the school, which contributes to our children having the best school experiences they can.Friends of Naburn CE Primary School

Message from the PTA (Friends of Naburn CE Primary School)

The Friends of Naburn Primary School have some exciting things coming up over the next few weeks, the details of which we can now share with you.

Love is in the air…or at least it will be in the village hall on Friday, 10 February, at our Valentine’s disco (18:00 – 19:00). This is a fantastic way to celebrate the end of half term and for the children to show love for themselves, as well as each other. Children are encouraged to come dressed in the clothes they love and will be asked nearer the time to tell us the songs they love, which will be played by our DJ at the disco. Tickets are £3, or 2 siblings for £5, payable on the door. There will be sweet treats on sale, at a small price. All children must be accompanied by one supervising adult. We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Everyone loves a raffle, especially when the prize is a luxurious hamper, packed full of delicious treats from Selfridges. This is just what we have on offer this term and could be yours if you purchase the winning raffle ticket. The hamper includes, hot chocolate, orange & cinnamon spiced tea, gingerbread cookies, a festive biscuit selection, cinnamon & chocolate almonds, chocolate orange & salted caramel spread, the biggest bar of milk chocolate, rose and lemon Turkish delight, chocolate orange panettone and a cherry and sherry pudding, plus a few other scrumptious surprises. This is packaged in a gorgeous Selfridges wicker basket, with signature yellow buckles, which could be re-used time and time again to picnic in style. If you would like to be in with a chance of winning this amazing hamper (sold in Selfridges for £250) please pop into the school office to purchase some raffle tickets. Tickets are £1 each and the draw will take place at 3.15 on Wednesday 8 February, in the school playground.Friends of Naburn Primary School

Friends Of Naburn Meeting, 12-1-23

The Friends of Naburn are holding their first meeting of 2023 to discuss ideas and plan events for the coming term.

We would love for you to come along and be involved. You don’t have to commit to anything at all (but if you did that would be fantastic). We would just appreciate the engagement from you about what you think the children will enjoy and ways to get involved further in the community, as well as raise loads of cash too. The meeting will be held in the school hall on Thursday 12 January at 6pm.

Please do come along….there’ll be nibbles!Friends Of Naburn

PTA Movie Night

Friends of Naburn School are happy to announce we’ll be holding another film night for the children. This will be straight after school, on Friday 9 December (pick up time to be confirmed once the film has been chosen). We will be casting the vote for the film next week, but it will no doubt be one full of Christmas cheer.

The cost is £3 per child or £5 for 2 siblings and they’ll be popcorn and juice on offer. If you would like your child/children to stay for festive film night, please complete the other slip at the back of the newsletter.Friends Of Naburn

Friends of Naburn News

It’s never too early to talk Christmas and the Friends of Naburn have some fantastically, festive things they would like to share with you.

Tickets for the annual Christmas raffle will be going on sale soon and we’ve managed to secure some great prizes from some very generous places in York. More information on these will be coming soon. To go with these, we’re asking for you to boost the prizes on offer by donating something for the raffle please. We would welcome things like bottles, chocolates, posh biccies, chutneys, small gift sets. Anything big or small would be very much appreciated.

Don’t forget, we have our delicious Christmas puddings available. These come in three scrumptious flavours, ultimate plum pudding, sticky toffee pudding and luscious lemon, at £7 each. These are a perfect desert for the big day or would be a lovely gift. If you would like one, or two, please complete the slip at the back of the newsletter and hand into the school office with payment please. Remember, these aren’t just any Christmas puddings, they’re Naburn puddings!!

And, as if this isn’t enough, we’re happy to announce we’ll be holding another film night for the children. This will be straight after school, on Friday 9 December (pick up time to be confirmed once the film has been chosen). We will be casting the vote for the film next week, but it will no doubt be one full of Christmas cheer. The cost is £3 per child or £5 for 2 siblings and they’ll be popcorn and juice on offer. If you would like your child/children to stay for festive film night, please complete the other slip at the back of the newsletter. 

As always, please get in touch if you would like to help or be part of the PTA. We’re only a small group and have some fantastic ideas we’d love to bring to the school. 

Christmas Puddings – message from Friends of Naburn Primary School!

The Friends of Naburn are proud to present ‘The Ultimate Christmas Pudding’!

A luxury, artisan Christmas pudding, which is light, sweet and totally yummy. The perfect end to any festive meal. They are available in 3 delicious flavours; scrumptious sticky toffee pudding, luscious lemon and ultimate plum pudding. Each pudding serves 3-4 people and are £7 each.

These puddings are not available in the shops and there is limited availability, so get yours whilst you still can.’Friends Of Naburn

To order please complete the slip at the end of the newsletter sent home on the 11th November and return to the school office with payment please.

PTA News – Christmas is coming!

The Friends of Naburn are delighted to be bringing you a delicious range of Ultimate Christmas Puddings. These will be perfect for the big day or as a scrumptious gift. More information on these and how you can pre-order them will come soon.

In the meantime, we’re looking for a festive design for the label and who better to create one than the children themselves. We will be sending everyone home with a template label. If your child would like the chance of having their festive creation adorn our puds then please can they use the template and make sure they are returned to school on Monday. We have a VIP ready and waiting to judge the designs and pick a winner.

Christmas Treat funded by the PTA

We are so excited and very grateful to the PTA for giving the school the funds to book the Riding Lights Theatre Companies Christmas Production of ‘Nearly the Goat’. This will take place at the Village Hall.

Want to get involved?

Please get in touch if you would like to join or help the Friends of Naburn in any way. We’re a small group, with lots of exciting ideas and welcome any support you can give.

Wow! What a team of tidy-uppers!

You would have seen brilliant Naburn spirit and teamwork at the school last Saturday morning from all the people who came along to help tidy the playground, paint the railings and put up a new shed for the playground equipment.

We’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came and took part in our big ‘Tidy Day’ – the whole place looks amazing! The children and staff all really appreciate the hard work from our lovely community to improve our environment for playing and learning. THANK YOU!

PTA Halloween News

The Friends of Naburn are very pleased to be bringing back the much-loved movie nights and what better way to start this than with a spooky twist to get everyone ready for Halloween. The first movie night will be on Thursday 20 October, starting at 6pm, in the school hall. There is a small cost of £3 per child/ £5 for 2 siblings, for which there’ll be popcorn and juice. The film has been democratically chosen by the children and we will be showing the animated version of The Adams Family. This is a PG rated film so please make sure you are happy for your child/children to watch this. Children can come dressed in PJs with teddies, blankets, cushions…the snugglier the better. KS1 must be accompanied by an adult. Any KS2 children will need to be collected from school at 7.30pm.

Even more exciting news, we will be holding a Halloween Party. This will be at The Village Hall between 5.30 – 6.30, on 31 October. Children (and grownups) are encouraged to come dressed in their most terrifying outfits. There will be party games, prizes, hot dogs and of course the odd sweet treat. Again, KS1 children need to come accompanied by an adult and KS2 parents are more than welcome to stay and join in the fun. The village are very kindly organising a pumpkin trail around the village, which the children will be able to enjoy after the party, along with any trick or treating families.

We hope to see as many of you as possible at these ‘terrorific’ events!