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Annual General Meeting
The date of the Friends of Budbrooke PTA AGM has been set as Tuesday 29th September 2015 at 7pm. As part of this meeting all the Trustee positions become available and the committee are elected. Further details about the trustee positions have now been made available to all parents via the children's book bags. We hope to see as many people there as possible.
Planning is now well underway for the Summer Fete which will now be held on 20th June 2015, the date has changed due to a clash with the national football final that year 6 have qualified for.
It should be a good day, we are arranging activities including go karting and pony rides. We are looking for prizes for the raffle, if anyone has anything that they are able to donate towards this then please speak to Dave Cull or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all the children who took part in the sponsored read in February. The money available to spend on books as a result of this will be in the region of £800, so a significant amount that will impact on all the Budbrooke pupils.
It has been agreed between the PTA and Mr Stone that the goal for fundraising this year will be to refurbish all of the playgrounds, including the reception play area. The children who are members of the school council have already looked at catalogues and suggested an initial wish list of what they would like. We hope that you will support the PTA to help the children improve their play environment.
Welcome to Mr Stone
It is an exciting time for the PTA, in the most recent meeting we welcomed our new Head of School Mr Stone. We are all really looking forward to working with him and supporting him as far as we can in achieving his aspirations and vision for Budbrooke Primary school. As we agree our objectives moving forward we look forward to sharing this journey with all of you.
Next Friends of Budbrooke PTA meeting
Will take place on Tuesday 24th February at 6.45 in the ICT suite at school. Everyone is welcome.
We are pleased to announce that Budbrooke PTA is changing!
On Monday 6th October at the PTA AGM it was agreed that the PTA should change and become Friends of Budbrooke.
Friends of Budbrooke membership will be open to anybody with a connection to the school, this includes Grandparents, ex-pupils (of any age), and members of the local community. We really want to open the group up to all of these people who have so much to offer the children and the school.
We are also going to change the focus of the fund raising aims of the group. The Friends of Budbrooke will raise money for the children to have “WOW” moments – “WOW” look at the new 5/6 Playground equipment, “WOW” look at the new Wet Play games, “WOW” look at these new IPADS, to name but a few. We will still aim to fund the coaches for school trips as this is really appreciated by all. It is our intention to initially approach the School’s Pupil Council to see what the children think we should get and of course take advice and seek clearance from both the Teachers and Governors.
We will need to raise funds to meet these aspirations and are looking for new fresh fundraising ideas. The old favourites like the School Disco and Mother/Father Day Rooms will of course continue but if anybody has any fundraising ideas we would love to hear from you.
Finally we need to continue to ask for volunteers to help us. If you are able to give us some of your valuable time or resources please get in touch, or maybe you have a family member who would like to get involved, any help will always be greatly appreciated.
We aim to update you regularly through this newsletter
Liz Appleyard - Chair. Dave Cull - Vice Chair. Karen Low – Treasurer & Sarah James - Secretary