By Kate Bateson
Its been a busy month for the PTA at Burton Joyce Primary School with the summer fair– the highlight of our fundraising year and our biggest money-raiser – taking place at the end of June.
Always a popular and enjoyable event, this year was no different with the usual stalls and games proving as big a draw as ever and Dako’s Flying Angels and Nottingham Gymnastics Club wowing the crowds with spectacular displays.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page to find out how much we raised.
As always, so much of the success is down to the support of people involved with the school and in the wider community.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to all those who help us – not just for this event but all year round.
Whether you buy raffle tickets, provide prizes, volunteer, attend our events or share our Facebook posts, it all helps to raise awareness and money. So, from us and all the pupils and staff at the school, thank you.
And we’re not quite finished for the summer yet. There are end-of-term discos to organise. We’ll be selling refreshments at sports day and giving new parents the opportunity to save on their school uniform with our preloved sales.
On the subject of new starters, it was lovely to see so many familiar faces from around the village at the new starters meeting.
If you are joining the school in September or will have a few hours to spare as siblings join the school, then do consider joining the PTA as it’s a great way to get to know the school and other parents.
We’re a welcoming group with children of all ages, many of us juggling work, school and social lives and all of us trying our best to banish those PTA-mum stereotypes.
We hope you have a wonderful summer and please do keep supporting us. There are a number of really easy ways that we can benefit even during the holiday.
Remember that we are still one of the Co-op’s community causes, so please keep swiping your membership card whenever you shop.
We also get 10% of anything you spend online at Micro Scooters. We just need you to enter the code 143299 at the checkout.
And when it comes to the dreaded labelling of school uniform, consider Stamptastic. Quick, easy and durable (at least one PTA member has had the same kit for three years now), we also benefit when you enter the code NG14 5EB.
Finally, please like our page on Facebook to keep up to date with what’s going on and we’ll see you in September,