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Welcome to West End Primary School's PTA!

 

Our next meeting is on Thursday 22nd February 2024, 7:30pm at school where we will be planning for the Spring Fair - we would love to see you there!

 

The PTA is the parent and teacher association, which works to provide fun and exciting events and activities throughout the school year, enhancing the school experience for our children. We are a registered charity bringing together parents, carers, wider family members, school staff and children to raise funds and strengthen the school community. The money raised is spent on things that the school budget does not cover. Over recent years we have contributed to the sensory garden, outdoor classroom and the refit of the library within school.

 

There are many reasons why you should join our PTA! From making new friends and getting to know the school environment, through to helping raise much needed funds and making a difference to the children and school community. It feels good to know you are making a difference for your children and for generations to come.

 

If you’d like to join or have an idea for a fundraising event, please email friendsofwestendprimary@outlook.com – we’d love to have your support! Volunteering doesn't need to be a huge commitment, every little helps and even a few hours a year can make a massive difference to us.

 

Upcoming events

 

Save the date!

 

We have a busy term of activities planned, look out for more details to follow but for now add these upcoming events to your calendar:

 

  • Family Games Night - 9th February 5-8pm. £1 a person, under 3's free - available now on Parentmail. With the wonderful 'Cards or Die' providing us with an amazing array of games to try and enjoy. From family favourites to unknown treasures, come along and find a gem. Bar, tuck shop and hotdogs available on the night.

 

  • Friday 8th March, non uniform day - bring a chocolate donation for our chocolate tombola at the Spring Fair

 

  • Spring Fair - 23rd March, 11-2pm. Bring all the family along to join the fun! You can expect bouncy castles, games, face painting, local craft stalls, activities, food and fun!

 

 

Our Recent Events

 

The 'break the rules day' held on Friday 2nd February was a huge success. It was fabulous to see lots of excited children enjoying treats, dressing to express themselves and embracing whacky hair styles!

 

Congratulations to the five winners in our Golden Ticket hunt who all won a voucher to use at the cinema. Lots of people in school chose to take part, the excitement as the chocolate wrappers were removed was palpable!

 

Our Christmas disco was a huge hit; it was wonderful to see so many of our families attending and dancing the evening away together. Thank you to all the fabulous volunteers who make this sort of event possible.

 

Thank you to all the families who made our October half term Scarycrow trail such a success by either making and/or hosting such amazing scarecrows or completing the trail and submitting their entries.

 

The children completed their designs for our Christmas Card Project in school and those gorgeous creations were then turned into beautiful cards and gift wrap for you to send out for the festive season, we hope the recipients were impressed with their bespoke designs!

 

On 25th October we supported school with the bedtime story event, providing hot chocolate and biscuits in the school hall - it was wonderful to see so many families enjoying the evening. You all looked very snug and cosy in your dressing gowns and onsies!

 

Our Recent Impact

 

You may have noticed that we have recently had a defibrillator installed on the school fence at the bottom entrance, closest to the woods. This has been a joint project between the PTA and Inspirations Nursery, we are pleased to have been able to support the providing of this potentially life saving equipment for our community, although we hope it never has to be used! 

 

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Last academic year we raised an amazing £6,477 and passed a total of £9,900 to school (raised over the past few years) to fund different projects. Our children and families enjoyed a wide range of events organised by the PTA including school discos, our 'scarycrow' trail, non uniform days, Christmas cards and our now famous, annual Spring Fair. We have also supported school events such as the World Book Day bedtime story evening with hot chocolate and biscuits, Sports Day with refreshments and the King's Coronation picnic with ice pops for all.

 

The Spring Fair is a fabulous day of fun for all the family and this year's event raised an incredible £2,311 which went towards the outdoor learning areas and fire pit instillation. 

 

 

     

     

     

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