Friends of Otterham School (PTA)
Friends started off the Autumn term with a very successful and busy first meeting! We have had many new members join the team and look forward to working with them over the coming year.
What a wonderful first term we had, thanks to you all we have achieved so much.
As you are aware ‘Bag to School’ has taken place and we are pleased to announce that this has raised £56. Thank you all.
Fundraising is a major part of The Friends and we are always welcome to new ideas and support.
The ‘Great Otterham Sleepover’ this year saw record numbers and we tried something new by holding a ‘Big Breakfast’ on the Saturday morning. Both these events were thoroughly enjoyed by all adults and children who attended. We made a massive £640. Many adults have already booked in for their breakfast next year!!!!!!!!
The final fundraising event for the Autumn term was our annual ‘Christmas Fair’. We had a variety of stalls including A Christmas Tombola and Christmas Delights. We made a fantastic total of £294.
We have been very fortunate in receiving a donation from St Juliot’s Parish Council this term of £100 and this will be put to good use in helping The Friends in supporting school.
The Friends have paid for a rug for Class 3 to use when they do phonics and for Magic Martin for the end of term Christmas Party. (he has already been booked for next year as everyone enjoys his shows so much)
These are just a couple of examples of where your money goes.
We are now leaping forward into the new year and are beginning to discuss ideas for Easter!! We are always looking for new and exciting suggestions to keep our events fresh and fun!
Massive thank you to everyone who has helped at all the events over the Autumn term it was very much appreciated.
We have our next meeting on Monday 21st January at 2.50pm. Everyone is welcome and we welcome new members and fresh ideas to raise funds enabling the school to continue to provide quality education and learning opportunities with a little bit of good old-fashioned fun thrown in!!
We look forward to seeing you there and remember you can always follow us on here!
Friends have started off the Autumn term with a very successful first meeting !
Well what a wonderful term so far, we have, thanks to you achieved so much.
As you are aware’ Bags To School ‘ has taken place this term and we are very pleased to announce that this has raised £52. Thank you all.
Miss Forbes would like to say a huge’ thank you’ for all your kind donations, she is pleased to tell you that John and his family are all safe and well. There is still a lot of rebuilding that needs to take place and a lot of support, however your donations will help many families, what an amazing thing !!
Fundraising is a major part of The Friends, and we are always welcome to new ideas and support.
Izzy Langley and her family held a very successful fund raising event at Trevilla Farm and along with contributions from the ‘Launceston Motor Club’ raised a fantastic £175.
Thank you for all the help provided by staff and parents at the ‘Great Otterham Sleepover’, it was an amazing event, and the children and adults thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We made a massive £380.
We thought we would let you know about where all your generous donations go to;
Magic Martin has already been booked for Christmas for his infamous magic show which is always a delight. The children are really looking forward to this (as are the staff!)
Friends have also donated £900 pounds to be spent on school library books for every year group, to meet British reading recommendations, as well as EYFS reading books. What a lovely opportunity for us to be able to do this.
We are also delighted to be able to pay for the coaches to transport the children to their class trips. Class 3 are going to the Eden Project and Class 2 and 3 to the cinema.
These are just a few examples of where your money goes.
We are beginning to discuss ideas for the Christmas fayre and we are always looking for new and exciting suggestions to keep our events fresh and fun!
Massive thanks to everyone who helped out at the summer fayre it was very much appreciated.
We have our next meeting arranged for the Thursday 23rd November at 9:00am. Everyone is welcome and we really welcome new members and fresh ideas to raise funds enabling the school to continue to provide quality education and learning opportunities, with a little bit of good old fashioned fun thrown in!! Tea and fabulous biccies thrown in.
We look forward to seeing you there, and remember you can always follow us on here !!
Kind Regards, The Friends of Otterham.