PTA KEY NEWS
20th November 2020:
PTA Meeting on 3rd November 2020
In our recent PTA meeting, we discussed ongoing and upcoming activities including second hand uniform sales, the school lottery and Christmas tree sales. Potential fundraising ideas discussed included Christmas cookie sales and collecting ink cartridges. Mrs Bird updated on quotes received for a trim trail for the front playground and it was agreed to commit PTA funds to this. We are aiming to raise additional funds to cover more of the remaining £6,000 cost. It was also agreed to commit funds for a more diverse range of books within classrooms, as well as more playground equipment. If you'd like to be added to the distribution list to receive the minutes from meetings, please email PTA@woodend.herts.sch.uk
Wood End School Virtual Wine Tasting - 12th December 2020
Wood End parent and manager of Cellar Door Wines, Penny Edwards has kindly agreed to host a South African wine tasting event on Saturday 12th December at 8pm. Tickets cost £60 per household and include 4 half bottles of wine, cheese and snacks that will be delivered to your door. 25% of ticket price is donated to the PTA. Tickets can be bought here- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/129512911605.
(*If you are a single parent household, please contact us at PTA@woodend.herts.sch.uk to discuss an alternative option).
Lottery Update – Second Draw This Saturday 21st November
Congratulations to our 1st Wood End winner from last Saturday’s draw! The next draw is this Saturday. Click the link below to go directly to our school page.
Easyfundraising and AmazonSmile
Do remember to use Easyfundraising when you shop online. There is now a mobile app you can use: download from the App Store or Google Play. If you haven’t signed up yet, please click on the ‘refer a friend’ link below, which will raise an additional £5 for the PTA once your shopping has contributed £5.
Select Wood End School Parent Teacher Association as your chosen charity and shop via www.smile.amazon.co.uk/ or turn on "AmazonSmile" in the settings of the Amazon shopping app on your phone.
Christmas Tree Fundraiser: last orders for delivery is 30th November
Order a fantastic quality Christmas tree via Friends of Harpenden Academy and select "Wood End School" during checkout to raise £10 for our PTA. Trees can be delivered to your home on Friday 4th or Saturday 5th December, or you can collect your tree on Friday 4th, Saturday 5th or Saturday 12th December. Order here: www.foha.co.uk/fohashop/christmas-trees The last day for orders being delivered is Monday 30th November. (For collection, order by 7th December)
Christmas Jumper day will be on Wednesday 16th December
As well as exchanging 2nd hand uniform, search for or sell a Christmas jumper/top* on our Facebook Group (* for a suggested donation of £2 made via School Gateway). www.facebook.com/groups/1846370495633651
With fundraising opportunities limited; we do welcome any donations you are able to make, especially as we are aiming to raise an addition £6,000 to fully fund the trim trail. Donations can be made via the PTA Payment option on School Gateway or via Virgin Money Giving (which also gives the opportunity to include Gift Aid). Thank you for your support.
-> Do have a look at our other pages on this site including:
- Details of how to earn commission for the PTA via online shopping
- Who's who and how to contact us
- Can you lend a hand?
If you would like to make a donation to the Wood End PTA you can do this through Virgin Money Giving and choosing "Wood End School Parent Teacher Association", via the "PTA Payment" option on School Gateway or contact us for Bank Details. - Thank you.
PTA DATES: UPCOMING EVENTS, MEETINGS AND FUNDRAISERS . .
CHRISTMAS CARD FUNDRAISER - Orders Closed
- Order deadline was Sunday 8th November. We expect card packs /mugs to be delivered to school at the end of November.
YOUR SCHOOL LOTTERY
- A fantastic fundraiser with a draw every Saturday. www.yourschoollottery.
- More details on this page on the school website: www.woodend.herts.
CHRISTMAS TREE FUNDRAISER
- Order a tree via Friends of Harpenden Academy and select "Wood End School" during checkout to raise £10 for our PTA. Final order deadline is midday Monday 7th December. https://www.foha.co.uk/fohashop/christmas-trees
WOOD END SCHOOL VIRTUAL WINE TASTING
- Wood End parent and manager of Cellar Door Wines, Penny Edwards has kindly agreed to host a South African wine tasting event on Saturday 12th December at 8pm. Tickets cost £60 per household and include 4 half bottles of wine, cheese and snacks that will be delivered to your door. 25% of ticket price is donated to the PTA. Tickets can be bought here- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/129512911605.
- (*If you are a single parent household, please contact us at PTA@woodend.herts.sch.uk to discuss an alternative option).
CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY
- Wednesday 16th December Wear a Christmas jumper / top to school.
- Please use our Facebook Group if you have any outgrown christmas jumpers to donate or would like to search for one. Suggested donation of £2. www.facebook.com/groups/1846370495633651
PTA MEETINGS FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR - 7.45pm Online
We normally run 2 PTA Meetings per term. All parents/carers/teachers welcome (you are already a member). Do join to share your views or just listen in. Everyone welcome.
- Tuesday 22nd September 2020
- Tuesday 3rd November 2020 (7.30pm AGM, followed by PTA Meeting)
- Wednesday 13th January 2021
- Thursday 18th March 2021
- Tuesday 11th May 2021
- Thursday 8th July 2021