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Welcome back and we hope you all had a lovely Summer Holiday. We would particularly like to welcome all the new families that have joined Sheringdale this year – we hope you and your children settle in quickly.
This hub will give you all the information you will need about the PTA – what events are coming up, fundraising initiatives and, of course, how you can get involved.
New Parent Drinks & Coffee Morning
To help all our new families get to know the PTA and each other, we will be holding a social evening at the Park Tavern on Thursday 6th October at 7.30pm. Parents from Nursery, Reception and any that have joined further up the school are all welcome to come along. We hope you can make it and look forward to meeting you.
If you can’t make the drinks, we will also be hosting a coffee morning – date to follow.
The PTA isn’t possible without help from all you wonderful parents and to give you an understanding of what we do, we start every school year with our AGM. This is an opportunity for us all to listen to new fundraising ideas, discuss initiatives we can look to invest in and elect the new committee.
Please join us on Monday 17th October at 8pm via Zoom. Details on how to join will be sent out and uploaded here nearer the time.
We will be holding a PE t-shirt stock sale after school next Thursday 29th September in the Early Years’ playground.
For those of you who are new to the school – children from Year 1 upwards are each allocated a house: Fire (red), Water (blue), Earth (green) and Sun (yellow). Year 1 and new joiners will have now been told what house they are in. If you are not sure, please check with your child’s form teacher.
Each t-shirt costs £9.
We will also be selling second-hand stock (£2/item), so donations are welcome. If you have PE t-shirts in good condition that your child no longer uses, please leave them in the collection box in the school office from Monday 26th September.
So, whether you are new to the school, your child has had a growth spurt over the summer or they have simply lost their PE t-shirt, this is a great opportunity to buy! If you can’t make the sale and want to buy a PE t-shirt, please email your request to email@example.com
Fancy Dress Clothes Sale
From Batman and Elsa to Gruffalo and Cinderella, we want your fancy dress costumes!
The PTA is organising a second-hand fancy dress sale at school on Friday 14th October at 2.30pm and we need your donations of any outgrown or no longer needed costumes (but still in good condition). You can leave your donations in the school office at drop off or pick up each day in the collection box from Monday 3rd until Thursday 13th October. Thank you in advance for your donations.
Fancy Dress Friday
On Friday 21st October, the children are invited to dress up for the day to celebrate the end of the Autumn half term. The children can dress up in their scariest costume, be a princess or superhero for the day or come to school in whatever fancy dress they like.
We are very excited to be running our Christmas Fair on Friday 9th December from 2.30 – 5.30pm. It will be our first in person Christmas Fair for three years and we can’t wait!!
This is a fantastic afternoon for the children with stalls, games, activities and lots of Christmas cheer! More details to follow but for now, please pop the date in your diary.
Join the PTA
If you’re new to Sheringdale and want to find out more about what the PTA does and how to get involved have a look at our New Parent Newsletter by clicking here.
We are always delighted to welcome new members to the PTA to help with our fundraising initiatives – whether you’re new to the school or have been here a while. Don’t panic though, you will not be left to organise the Summer Fair on your own!! If you think you can spare a bit of time please get in touch.
Other ways you can help!
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How your money is used!
Investment in VR Headsets
Virtual Reality Headsets have arrived at Sheringdale!
The PTA has provided £6,649 funding towards virtual reality headsets for the entire school to use.
Year 5 were lucky enough to be the first year group to test them out on 01 December. Every class will get a chance to use them at least once in the first half of the spring term.
Meet your PTA
If you are interested joining the PTA, have any fundraising ideas or have an idea for an initiative we could fund, we’d love to hear from you:
The Sheringdale Parent Teachers Association (PTA) is a registered charity (1168706) with an annually elected committee, who meet regularly over the course of the year, running fundraising events which support initiatives raised by the school and parents to benefit our children. As a charity our accounts are independently audited and submitted each year.