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Christmas is fast approaching and there is loads going on in the coming weeks. Please do help by donating items, buying raffle tickets and volunteering for a slot on one of your class’s stalls at the Christmas Fair!
Second-Hand Clothes Collection
If you have had a chance to have a clear out or need an excuse to have one before Christmas, look no further! We have a Happy School Bag collection on Wednesday 30th November.
Happy School Bag works with schools helping the environment by diverting unwanted textiles away from landfill and specialises in good quality second hand clothing that can be re-used. Please refer to http://happyschoolbag.co.uk for full details and check out the list of items they accept. In return for every kilo of donated clothing/textiles, the PTA receives a sum towards our fundraising efforts.
The collection will be from school so please only drop off your filled bags between 8.45am and 9am on Wednesday 30th November. Look out for the Happy School Bag sacks that will coming home with your children in the coming weeks. If you have lots more to donate, please also use black bin liners.
Online Christmas Auction
The Sheringdale Christmas Auction is back, and we have more amazing lots than ever! We have meals out at London restaurants, holiday camps, an entire term of ballet and Playball, massages, haircuts and we even have a pair of goalie gloves worn and signed by the England goalkeeper Jordon Pickford and much much more!!! Get involved now! Please use the following link – happy bidding!
The auction will run until Sunday 11th Dec at 9pm. We will continue to add new lots throughout the duration of the auction so be sure to keep checking back at what wonderful new lots have been added.
Once again, we are selling raffle tickets via the Jumblebee site. Tickets are £1 each and we have an amazing array of prizes including holiday camps, gift cards from local and national retailers, manicures, cinema tickets, vouchers for meals, Pilate classes and much more. A full list of prizes can be found on the raffle website. The raffle always makes a massive contribution to the season’s fundraising and is a brilliant way to contribute even if you can’t make it to the Christmas Fair.
The raffle is open to everyone so please do share with friends and family and will close on Sunday 11th Dec at 8pm with the draw taking place shortly afterwards.
If you would still like to contribute a raffle or an auction prize, it’s not too late! Please contact the PTA via firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
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!
Don’t forget to sign up to support Sheringdale PTA with Amazon Smile. Once you have signed up, Amazon will make a donation to our PTA every time you make a purchase. Start shopping here.
Whenever you buy anything online you could be raising free donations for us with easyfundraising? There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds. Please register or continue shopping here.
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.