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Autumn 2018 - Thank you!

 

‘Twas the night before Christmas (hols),
when all through the school,
excited children thought of future gifts so cool! 🎁

The PTFA rocked up with big smiles - beware!
No, they don’t want donations, 💰 they hoped you’d be there.

For they want to say thank you for all of your help, 🙏🏻
the bottles and chocolates you could have kept for yourself. 🍫 🍾
And for coming along to fundraising events,
Especially when busy family schedules often prevent. 📆

When you join us for donuts, 🍩
Discos, Fairs and the like,
We can give back to school and our children, so bright! 💡

So, let us say thank you,
We want you to know,
your support cheers us up whenever we feel low. 😊

All Parents! Families! Pupils and Staff!
We’re grateful to all for playing your part,
thanks from the very bottom of our hearts. ♥

Now hear us exclaim, before the kids reunite,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"
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Nativity Photos

Dear Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 Parents/carers,

A photo of your child in their Nativity costume is available to order until Friday (14th December.) They will be in digital format, and emailed to the address you provide on the slip. The cost is £2. Please send the slip and money into school, in an envelope marked 'Nativity Photo.'

12 Days of Christmas Raffle!!

 

This year we have the 12 Days of Christmas Raffle!  Tickets should have come home with your child, for you to purchase, or return to school.  Tickets are £1 each.  They are available from the School office, or after Mass at St Joseph's Church.  We are announcing prizes over the next 12 days, and the draw will be in school on Friday 14th December.

 

Prizes:

 

1st Day of Christmas: 

£100, donated by Father Andy on behalf of St Joseph's Church

 

2nd Day of Christmas:

£25 towards a meal at Il Piccolinos, donated by the Urso family.

 

3rd Day of Christmas:

£15 gift card, donated by The Entertainer ToyShop

 

4th Day of Christmas:

2 x Family DVD bundles

 

5th Day of Christmas:

1 month family gym membership, donated by Nuffield Health Warwick

 

6th Day of Christmas:

Performing Arts voucher, donated by Theatre Train Leamington Spa

 

7th Day of Christmas:

A lovely giant teddy and a fantastic remote control Hot Wheels car

 

8th Day of Christmas:

Free Bowling Voucher, donated by TenPin

 

9th Day of Christmas:

Sunday Lunch for 4 at Murphy’s, donated by Murphy’s Bar

 

10th Day of Christmas:

£20 Voucher, donated by Harry’s Butchers

 

11th Day of Christmas:

15 minutes of Karting, donated by Mr Karting

 

12th Day of Christmas:

Magnum of Prosecco, donated by The Heathcote Inn

 

 

GOOD LUCK!!

 

 

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Secret Presents for Parents & Carers

 

Hopefully your children will have come home with a letter about the ‘Secret Presents’ from the PTFA. We are offering the children an opportunity to purchase a small gift for their parent or carer to surprise you with for Christmas. The gifts cost £3 each and there will be selection from which the children can choose. If you don’t have the letter, its available on this page and also on our Classlist app. In order to help us prepare, please can you ensure all slips and payments are returned to the school office no later than 12th December. The children will be able to choose their gifts in the final week of term. Thanks for your ongoing support!

 

CHRISTMAS FAIR

 

 

 

Thank you to everyone who joined us at this afternoons Christmas Fair - we hope you all enjoyed it! We would like to especially thank all the staff, parents, pupils and former pupils who helped us plan, prepare, set up, run stalls and tidy up! It was great to see so many families joining us for festive goodies and games. We’re truly delighted to announce that through your generosity, we raised over £980 today! Thank you again for your continued support - have a great weekend! 
 

 

Contact Us!

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About Us!

 

Welcome to the St Joseph's PTFA! We are an enthusiastic and dedicated bunch of parents, trying to enhance the wonderful experiences that our children have at St Joseph's through fundraising, social events and, above all, alot of fun.

 

Sara Penney - Chairperson

Nicola Maloney - Vice-Chairperson

Claire Jeff-Watts - Treasurer

Suzanne Vallins - Vice-Treasurer

Sara Goodwin - Secretary

 

 

 

RECENT EVENTS!!

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FRIDAY 9th November, 2018

 

What a fantastic evening at the disco tonight! The hall was lit up with all the children enjoying their fingerlights, some amazing fancy dress outfits and superb dancing!
A huge thank you to the parents and staff who support us to make the disco possible - we really couldn't do it without you!
We would like to especially thank the amazing team from Murphy's Bar for being our DJ for the night.
We are delighted to say we have raised an amazing £560 tonight! With some potential company gift matching through one of our lovely parents, we could reach £1000 which would be fabulous!

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for delicious donuts today helping us raise £85! Over 200 donuts disappeared in less than 15mins!

#nowyouseethemnowyoudonut

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PTFA Termly Planning meeting

4th October, 7pm at The Heathcote Inn

 

PTFA are meeting on Thursday 4th October, 7pm at Heathcote Inn, to discuss our upcoming events, including our Disco, the Christmas Fair, and any other fundraising activities.

 

We would love to see as many of you there as possible. Remember, this is your PTFA, we would love to hear your thoughts and ideas.

 

If you can’t make it, but have any ideas, or questions, please catch us on the playground, or drop us a message using the form below, or through Class List!

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Thank you to everyone who came along to the PTFA AGM.  It was lovely to see lots of new faces too!

 

We are delighted to have elected the 2018/2019 committee, and look forward to lots of fundraising fun in the year ahead!

 

Chair- Sara Penney

Vice Chair- Nicola Maloney

Treasurer- Claire Jeffs-Watts

Vice Treasurer- Suzanne Vallins

Secretary- Sara Goodwin

 

Watch out for details of planning meetings and events/activities coming very soon.

 

THANK YOU!!!

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St Joseph’s Summer Fun Day

 

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A colossal thank you to everyone who helped make today's Summer Fun Day such a success! 👍🏻👍🏻Special thanks to the parents and staff who volunteered to run the various stalls and games for all everyone to take part in. 👍🏻👍🏻 It was fantastic to see so many of you there today, supporting us & our school and enjoying fun in the sun!

 

💰💰I'm delighted to be able to say that today we have raised just under £1200!💰💰

 

Thank you again for your continued support and we hope you all enjoy the rest of the sunny weekend!

 

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PTFA Quiz Night

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What a way to end SATs week!
Fantastic dancing and singing on show tonight - plus a bit of flossing!!
A huge thank you to the parents and staff who support us to make the disco possible - we couldn't do it without you!
We would like to especially thank the amazing team from Murphy's Bar for being our DJ for the night.
We have managed to raise over £400 tonight which is amazing!!
Thank you again to everyone & have a fabulous weekend!
 

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Thank you to all the parents, carers and children for supporting our doughnut sale. It was another sell out. We just can't keep up with you!! We raised a fantastic £108.50 today, so thank you all.

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🎂 🍰Thank you to all parents and children for supporting our cake sale. We raised a fantastic £115.15!! Particular thanks to all the parents who baked, brought in cakes and biscuits, and who helped us with selling the cakes after school, it is very appreciated. 🍰 🎂

 

🙏The PTFA would also like to extend our best wishes to all our Year 3 pupils making their First Holy Communion on Sunday. We hope you have a truly special day.

🎟🎫 COLOURS OF SPRING RAFFLE 🎟🎫 


Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for the Colours of Spring Raffle! Amidst much excitement in school this morning, the raffle was drawn and we're delighted to confirm the winners: 
Blue hamper - Shay (Y5)
Purple hamper - William (Y4)
Red hamper - Miss Field
Green hamper - Violet (Y5)
Orange hamper - Reece (Y2)
Yellow/White hamper - Josh (R)
Rainbow hamper - Hannah (Y1)

 

We also announced the winners of the 2 competitions from the Easter Fair last weekend: 
Guess the name of the Sheep was won by Mrs Telford who correctly chose 'Esmerelda"
There were 88 chocolate eggs in the jar and this was won by Thomas C (Y6) who had the nearest guess with 87.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

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🐣❄️🐣 A huge thank you to all who braved the snow to come along to support the Easter Fair at St Josephs Church after Mass this morning. We are delighted to say that through your generosity, we have raised over £600!
We would like to thank all the super parent, carer and staff helpers who volunteered their time to make our fair today such a success - we really could not do this without you! Plus, of course, all the children, families and parishioners who joined us this morning to take part in our games and enjoy the various stalls. 🐣❄️🐣
 
🎫🎫 Our Final Easter fundraising total will be confirmed soon when the Colours of Spring Raffle closes at the end of the week (tickets are still available at 50p each - the draw will take place in school on Friday!). Good luck to everyone who had bought tickets! 🎫🎫

 

 

 

What a great evening at the Spring disco!! Some amazing dance moves (we're looking at you Evie!!) some great outfits, and lots of singing along! 
We would like thank all the parents who gave us their time, and support, and made the disco so fantastic. 
We would like to especially thank the amazing team from Murphy's Bar for being our DJ's for the night. 
We have managed to raise a fantastic £450, with a potential company gift match of an additional £400!! 
Thank you again to everyone!!
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Fundraising Affiliates!!

 

Our PTFA are linked with several supporting companies, that will give us cash back, or commission from your purchases.  It doesn't cost you any more, just helps our children's school with a little cash back!! Please consider using these sites for items that you need!!

 

STIKINS Name Labels

 

No sewing and no ironing labels. Simply stick into, or onto, clothes, shoes, lunch boxes and any other school items.

 

https://www.stikins.co.uk/?NAME-LABELS=20165

 

Our school reference is 20165. Please remember to use our reference, so we can benefit from the commission!!

 

 

Easy Fundraising

 

 

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for our school?

There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

 

 

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

 

1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/sjcwhitnash/ and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

Please remember to select our lovely school as your chosen cause.  We can be found with this link:

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/sjcwhitnash/

 

There are no catches or hidden charges and our school will be really grateful for these extra donations!

 

Thank you for your support.

OUR PTFA LOGO

 

 

In 2017, the PTFA held a competition for the pupils of St Joseph's to design us our own logo.  We had lots of lovely entries, and after a staff vote, they were narrowed down to 3 finalists...

The 3 finalists  fantastic logos were by James Farrington, Dante Godfrey and Sofia Penney.  The voting was then opened up to parents, and after frenzied voting on facebook, on our webpage, and by email, the winner was..... SOFIA PENNEY, Year 4. 

A huge well done to all involved, we were thrilled with all our designs, and are just happy the decision wasn't down to us. So thank you to the staff, and the parents for voting!  The winning design is bright, and fun, and we hope it will give everyone a smile when they see it.  Well done, and thank you Sofia!!!

 

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