We are pleased to welcome Samuel Langley-Swain into school in the afternoon of Wednesday 20th December. Samuel will be reading the children his new festive story, Santa's Wish.
Parents are warmly invited to attend the reading.
KS2 reading will be at: 1.15pm
KS1 reading will be at: 2.15pm
Santa’s Wish will be available to purchase following the reading, at £5 a copy, and Samuel will stay with us to sign any books purchased for the children. You will also be able to pre-order the book, using the slip below, cash only please. Please note this not a PTFA fundraiser, although Samuel has kindly agreed to discount the price of the book for the children at the performance. He has also donated a copy of the book to our school library, for the children to enjoy for many years to come. We have organised this, alongside school, as a festive treat, rather than a fundraiser, for the children.
We really hope the children will enjoy this festive afternoon.
About the book:
CHRISTMAS MINI FAIR - A huge thank you to everyone who joined us at the Christmas Fair this afternoon. We were delighted to see so many faces enjoying the games, tombolas, stalls, green screen and refreshments!
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our Christmas festivites raised an amazing £965, including raffle! We are so grateful to everyone for their support!
A massive thank you to all the staff and parents who volunteered to help in advance, during and after the fair. We could not have done it without you!! Hope you all have fantastic weekends!
Thank you to all parents who voted in the logo competition. The children all obviously worked really hard on their logo competition entries, there were some really amazing designs.
Our 3 finalists were James Farrington, Dante Godfrey and Sofia Penney. After lots of votes, 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!
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
Hara Ortiz- Hernandez - Treasurer
Sophia Brain - Vice-Treasurer
Sara Goodwin - Secretary
Friday 17th November, Doors open 5pm
🍩 🍩 Thank you to all our parents and children! £87.65 raised from today's doughnut sale! Amazing!!! 255 sold today, so you really all are doughnut mad. Thank you all. 🍩 🍩
A heartfelt thank you to all the amazing parents and children who contributed to the PTFA Sponsored Bounce. You have helped us to raise a fantastic £1357.50. We are beyond thrilled, thank you all so much.
There was certainly alot of laughing going on in the hall, and we hope the children thoroughly enjoyed bouncing! All together the children bounced an amazing 22,316 bounces!!! Thank you in particular goes to Joanne Herbert and Mrs McCrickard for helping us, and the children, throughout the day, and to all the staff for supporting the event.
Thank you for all your fantastic entries, when the winner has been selected, they will be announced in assembly! Good luck!!
BAG 2 SCHOOL
Thank you to everyone who contributed bags of clothing for our Bags2School collection on 17th October.
We're delighted to have received confirmation this morning that our clothing bags weighed a whopping 380kg and this has raised a fabulous £152.00!!
What an amazing evening at the Spooky & Sparkly disco!! Some superb costumes and lots and lots of happy children dancing the night away!!
On behalf of the PTFA, I would like to thank all the Mums and Dads for their help and support to make tonight such a success from planning to set up to clear up - there really are almost too many people to mention (which is a fabulous problem to have!) but it goes without saying, we couldn’t have done it with you!
We would like to especially thank Laura Talamini and Honor Hynes plus the fabulous Murphy's Bar for being our DJ this evening. With Mrs Wallace’s assistance we managed to streamline the disco entry getting all the children on the dance floor in record time!
We have managed to raise a staggering £500.36 tonight with a potential additional company gift match of around £400!
Thank you again to everyone!!
PS - anyone else who works for a company who runs a gift matching programme, please get in touch!
🍿 🍿 🍿 Thank you to all our amazing parents and children for raising £86.60 with our popcorn sale after school today, with a few tuck shop extras added in!! Thank you also to Hara, and Alex and family for making all the amazing popcorn. It is so appreciated. The PTFA topped up the £86.60, to £150, to allow the school to reach their £1000 target for book week. We look forward to the children enjoying new books really soon. 🍿 ❤️ 📙
🍪 🎉 🍪 Thank you to all parents and children for supporting cookie friday today! We sold out, and raised a fantastic £78.11!! What a brilliant start to the new school year! Thank you all! 🍪 🎉 🍪
A big thank you to everyone who braved the torrential downpours to attend the PTFA AGM last night (its amazing what people will do for prosecco!🍾)
During the meeting, the 2017/8 Committee were nominated and voted in and I am proud to have been named as Chair. For those who don't know me, I have 2 children in the school (Sofia in Year4 and Jack in Year2) and I am really looking forward to working with all of you to raise funds to support our wonderful school and children.
I'm delighted to also confirm that Nicola Maloney has been voted in as Vice-Chair, Hara Ortiz continues as Treasurer with Sophia Brain in the Vice-Treasurer role. Sara Goodwin remains as PTFA Secretary.
I would like to also thank Joanne Herbert for all her hard work for the PTFA cause over the last couple of years - especially with the large events. I hope we can continue these successes, and maybe bring in some new ideas, for the benefit of our kids and school.
Looking forward to fundraising with you all!
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🌧️🍦🍭Thanks to everyone who supported our final fundraiser of the term, Ice Lolly Friday. Despite the weather, we raised a brilliant £59!! Next time we'll try and order some sunshine, and a few more rocket lollies! Thanks, again, to Sara Penney, who kept lots of lollies frozen for us this week, and to all the mum's who helped us selling them! Enjoy the holidays, see you all in September!! 🏖️☀️
🍭🍬🍭🍬🍭Thank you so much to all parents and children for supporting us at the pick 'n' mix sale on the playground today. We brought in a fantastic £93.40!!! We even shifted some coconuts!!! Particular thanks to Sara Penney for all her additional help this week, organiser extraordinaire!! Thanks again to everyone.🍬🍭🍬🍭🍬
We hope you all enjoyed our Summer Fayre on 9th July. The weather was glorious, and the school was full of the sounds of laughter, fantastic live music and, of course, plate smashing! We were thrilled to have so many amazing donations for the toy tombola, the bottle tombola, the cake stall, and the book stall, your donations made the Fayre a success, so thank you all.
We are thrilled to be able to announce that we made a fantastic £1647.22!!!!
A massive thanks must also go out to all the parents, teachers and friends who gave up their time to set up the fayre and to run stalls, with many staying way beyond the hours they had signed up for, to keep stalls running, and children happy! We are truly thankful to each and everyone of you. Thanks to the Ukelele band, for providing such a brilliant atmosphere! Particular thanks go out to the family of our Chairman, Jo, who went above and beyond with their support in setting up this years Summer Fayre.
1st place, of a weeks accommodation in Gran Canaria, was won by Sian, who works in kids club.
2nd place, of £100 (donated by St Joseph's Church) was won by Ben Goodwin, in Year 1.
3rd place, a magnum of Prosecco (donated by The Heathcote Inn) was won by Jacqui Whiting.
Thanks to Mrs Wallace for drawing all the winners!
Younger kids- Cian Sheridan
Older kids- William Whiting
Women's- Sarah Lambert
Men's- Dal Dhami
Congratulations are also due to Jack Penney, in Year One, who won the bunting competition!
It was a fabulous collection of bunting, we really do have fantastic artists in our school!
Thank you to all our local sponsors for providing prizes for our Raffles and Star Prize tombola. Your support is hugely appreciated.
Thanks again for all your support!
Thanks to all parents and children for supporting Popcorn friday, even in the rain! We made a brilliant £78.69 for our school. Special thanks to Suzanne Vallins, and her sister in law, for taking so much time out to make popcorn for us. We hope you all enjoyed it!
Thank you to all our parents and children for supporting doughnut day so enthusiastically! We raised a fantastic £83.39 for our school. (We promise next time we'll buy a few more. 225 is clearly not enough for you doughnut lovers!)
We really hope all the children had a brilliant time with their mad hair!! They certainly looked amazingly colourful in the playground. We raised a fantastic £126.35, so thank you to all who took part!
We have a few photos to share of some of the children with their crazy hair!! Thank you to their parents for allowing us to share their photos!
Thank you to all parents and children for supporting us in our cake sale. We made a brilliant £117!! We hope everyone enjoyed the lovely cakes and biscuits. Also, huge thanks to all our parent volunteers, we couldn't do it without you.
First Holy Communion
The PTFA hope that all our Year 3 children taking their First Holy Communion today had a very special day, supported by their school, and their friends and family. To support their very special day our PTFA provide the Year 3 class with this very special Communion Cake, which will hopefully add to their memories of the day. Thank you also to our Year 2 parents for supporting the First Holy Communion by providing the refreshments.
Thank you to the parents who organised the cake sale and to everyone who donated. The cakes were demolished very quickly!
Saturday 26th September: The first event of this year was a great success...our very own pop-up circus! Here are a few highlights.