October 2015 Friends of Naburn School PTA newsletter

Dear all,
New posts and vacancies

October 2015

Friends of Naburn CE Primary School Newsletter

Welcome to the first
edition of the Friends of Naburn CE Primary School newsletter for the new school year, and an

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of last year’s committee members and all who supported the Friends of Naburn CE Primary School. Their hard work and dedication resulted in a very successful year of fundraising and their contributions of time and effort are very much appreciated. Many of last year’s committee members stepped down this year and most of the vacancies were filled at the AGM on 9th October. The committee is now as follows:​​Chair: ​​Debbie Barton
Vice Chair: ​​Fleur Targett
Secretaries: ​​Claire Horne and
Leah Hitchcock
Treasurer: ​​Hazel Marjoram
Class Representatives:
Reception: ​Sarah Edmondson
Year 1: ​Shirley Fairley
Year 2: ​Sue Britton
Year 3: ​Sarah Eden
Year 5: ​Lynn Anderson
However, we are still in need of class reps for Years 4 and 6. These roles mainly involve liaising with the other parents within their year group and shopping for the class Christmas presents. If you are at all interested, please speak to Debbie Barton or email friendsofnaburnprimary@gmail.com.

especially warm welcome to the families that are new to our school! Friends of Naburn CE Primary School are a group of parents, family members, staff and community friends that meet to arrange a variety of social events and to raise funds for the benefit of the pupils.

We hope that our newsletters will keep you up to date with the exciting fundraising activities taking place, as well as any other items of interest to the school. We also have a PTA tab on the school website (https://www.naburnschool.com/pta), where you can read minutes of the meetings and find out what we have been up to!

How can I get involved?

We are seeking your support over the coming year. If you would like to learn more about the PTA, meet other parents, or to join us and get involved in organising social events or fundraising activities, please come along to one of our meetings, email us on friendsofnaburnprimary@gmail.com or speak to one of the committee members or class reps. Meetings are held about once every half term and dates will be sent out in the school newsletters as soon as they are arranged. If you have any suggestions or fundraising ideas, then please get in touch! All new ideas and/or members are very welcome!

Inside this issue:
How can I get involved?​1
Diary dates​1
New posts and vacancies ​1
Bag 2 School collection​2
Ideas for raised funds​2
Movie Club​2
Parents Nights Out! ​2
Easy fundraising.org.uk​2
Ugly Bug Ball​​2
Next meeting​2

Diary dates​tes

Sat 31st Oct:​Ugly Bug Ball
Fri 13th Nov: ​Bag2School collection
Fri 27th Nov:​Movie Club

Once again we are taking part in the bag 2 school scheme to raise funds for school. Please bring in any unwanted clothes, shoes (in pairs tied together or with an elastic band), belts, handbags, jewellery, hats or soft toys. We hope to be sending out Bag2School bags soon, but any plain bags, eg. bin liners are also fine. Please bring your items on the morning of Friday 13th November and leave them in
Thank you to Fleur Targett for organising the first movie club
Sarah Edmondson has kindly agreed to arrange a night out for all of the reception parents to meet each other and Lynn Anderson has agreed to organise a Mum’s night out for all years. More details in the next newsletter! We are also looking for a volunteer to organise a night out for the Dads, so anyone interested please step forwards!
Ideas for raised funds
of the year on Friday, which was a great success! Everyone enjoyed ‘Shaun the Sheep’ and a fantastic time was had by all. The next movie club will be on Fri 27th Nov, and the film to be shown will be confirmed nearer the time.
Bag 2 School collection
Movie Club

Internet shopping with
We would like to remind you of our really easy way to raise funds for the school through easyfundraising.org.uk, just by shopping online. Whenever you want to make a purchase online, simply first go to

http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/naburnschool/. From this easyfundraising website, click through to the supplier you want to buy from (eg. Argos, Amazon, John Lewis etc) to make your purchase. The price is exactly the same. The supplier will then make a donation to the school on your behalf. This really is money for nothing! You can even use the easyfundraising donation reminder, which tells you when a donation is available while you shop online. Just click on the reminder that appears directly in the retailer’s website and you’ll start collecting donations for the school (it’s ad-free!). There’s also a free easyfundraising mobile app if you shop on your mobile or tablet, and remember anyone can use it so please share the link with family and friends to earn more donations! Please remember to use it for all your online Christmas shopping and help us to raise funds for our school from the comfort of your own home!
the playground, but the van will arrive at 9am, so please be sure to have your bags at school for then. We receive money based on the weight of our collection, so please start your clean out now! Bring in as little or as much as you like, it all helps!

Next meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the last meeting! The date of the next meeting will be announced soon in the school newsletter – hope to see you there!
Ugly Bug Ball
by Sue Britton. Trick or treating in the village is planned from 5-6pm. Then the Ugly Bug Ball, including fancy dress competition, disco and games, will follow at Naburn Village Hall from 6-8pm. Tickets are £3 per child, to also include a hot dog and juice, and will be on sale at the school gates at the end of the day each afternoon this week.
This fantastic, fun event has been arranged for Sat 31st October, kindly led

Parents Nights Out!
Thanks to the hard work of last year’s committee and all who supported their fundraising events, we now have about £5000 to spend to benefit the pupils. With these funds we aim to improve equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education and the facilities in school in general. We would like to ask all parents for their specific ideas on how to spend the funds this year. If you have a great idea for something that would make learning more interesting and exciting, or can see a need for a resource that is not currently available for the children, please pass on your ideas to your class reps, class teachers or committee members!

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