The PTFA Christmas Jumper Sale / Swap will take place on Friday 25th November at 3.30pm in the small playground at school.
If you have any clothing donations please hand them in at the school reception from this week.
The PTFA has a fantastic opportunity for you and your family to get into the festive spirit. We are able under the charitable status of the school, to purchase tickets for 'Aladdin’', at the Princess Theatre Torquay at a greatly reduced price.
We have a block booking for Thursday 15th December at 6pm. The ticket price is £19 which gives a donation to our PTFA. The usual price for this performance is £25-30!
If you are interested please give cash in an envelope to the school office / cheque or bacs payable. If you wish to confirm your interest or have any further questions please contact Holly on firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date Monday 14th November
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Hello and welcome back, hope everyone had a good half term break. A few bits from the PTFA:
Uniform sale, Friday 4th Nov, 8.30 - 9.15am
We are also going to include wellies, coats and waterproofs this time. Please have a sort out and pass any donations to Jess or Lou this week.
A huge thank you to all the parents who volunteered for the Witches and Wizards Party, especially Nick and Becky Wright for all of their time and creativity. For anyone who would still like to make a donation, the PTFA bank details are: Broadhempston PT & Friends Assoc, 00679810, 30-96-06.
Love Your School Morning, Saturday 12th Nov, 10am - 12pm
Date for your diary - we will be pitching in to help the school get some jobs done from painting walls to cleaning the school minibus. If you are able to come and join, all help much appreciated. Kids welcome. Meet at school. All kit provided.
PTFA meeting, Tuesday 8th November, 7.30 - 9pm
All are welcome to join our next meeting. We will be making plans for the Love Your School morning and the Christmas Fayre on Sat 3rd Dec.
Over and out for now.
Witches and Wizards Party
Friday 21st October, 3.30 - 5pm, The Church
We are looking forward to the Witches and Wizards Party on Friday. We have booked the large meeting room at the village hall for children to get changed into their costumes after school. The party will be held in the Church this year.
Please ensure that all children are accompanied by an adult. We will be using the toilets in school so please make sure that you take your child over and back if they need to use the facilities during the party.
We would welcome a donation of £3 per child - we will have a donations bucket at the door.
We have some brilliant activities planned from wand decorating to mandrake modelling and taking on the giant spider Aragog. If you are able to man an activity for a 30 minute slot, please contact Ann on email@example.com or 07809605453 to pop your name down. If everyone could also chip in to help tidy up at the end, it would be much appreciated.
Thanks so much.
Join us for Love Your School Morning - Saturday 12th November, 10am - 12pm
We are organising a morning to help the school get some jobs done. We will be cleaning, DIY-ing and generally sprucing. Think DIY SOS, slightly scaled down and without Nick Knowles.
All volunteers hugely appreciated. Bring kids along (and any relatives who happen to be quite handy). No need to stay for the whole morning. We will provide all the kit and tools needed plus tea and biscuits. Thank you!
Book exchange & coffee morning
Sunday 16th 9.30-11.30
Please support our school eco committee♻️ and join us at the village coffee morning. Bring along your books (children & adult) to exchange and buy some excellent preloved games and toys. All funds raised will be forwarded to the Eco Committee.
Witches and Wizards Party, the Church, Friday 21st October, 3.30 - 5pm
To Broadhempston Village School's Community of Witches and Wizards,
You are invited to join us for a Hogwarts taster lesson after you have completed your Muggle studies on Friday 21st October from 3.30- 5pm.
Please come dressed in your finest spooky costumes. Your training will include the Art of Sorting, Herbology and Wand Management. A light banquet will be served.
Please park broomsticks at the entrance. Owls to be left at home.
Parents and carers: please note the party will be at the Church this year. All children need to be accompanied. If you are able to help set up, brew butterbeer, sort every flavour beans or clear up at the end, it would be hugely appreciated. A suggested donation of £3 per child is requested on the night.
Firstly a big thank you to everyone who supported Pizza Night on Friday. We made a brilliant £1348.60. A special thank you to the pizza team - Kieran, Alex and Simon - who probably won't want to see another pizza for a very long time!
We have our next PTFA meeting on Tuesday 4th October, 7.30pm at Sneydhurst. Everyone is welcome. This will be a fun one as we are making plans for the Halloween Party.
So far this term the PTFA has funded a visit from Dartmoor Zoo, who brought in some creatures for Birch Class to meet yesterday.
Join us for Pizza Night at the Village Hall this Friday from 5 - 8pm. There will be live music, a bar and activities for the kids. If you can come along, please register so we know how much pizza dough to make - www.tinyurl.com/PTFApizza Everyone welcome - please pass the link on to friends and family.
We are going to hold a kids tombola on Friday so we are looking for donations of new books or toys. If you have any unwanted gifts looking for a new home, they would be very gratefully received. Please pass donations to one of the PTFA Committee.
Any volunteers for making cakes, setting up or helping on the night are very welcome. Please speak to Jess if you can help - 07753826631.
Thank you very much.
Sports Day BBQ, Tuesday 12th July, 3.15pm
The PTFA are organising a BBQ straight after Sports Day at Headlands. Please join us for hot dogs. There will also be a bar serving Pimms, Barnaby’s beer and Luscombe soft drinks as well as homemade cakes and a tombola.
We will have our card reader with us but if you do have cash, that would be great.
All are welcome - it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful sunny afternoon.
If you are able to help on the day, all extra pairs of hands are very welcome. We would also really appreciate a couple of additional cake bakers.
Thanks so much.
News on upcoming events from the PTFA
Hello - there are lots of exciting events coming up before the end of term. Details below. If you are able to help out in any way, from baking a cake, to selling raffle tickets or burning sausages on a BBQ, we would love to have a few extra pairs of hands - please contact Jess Swinfen - firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks.
Community Sports Day - Wednesday 6th July, 12.30pm - 3pm
We will be serving teas and coffees at Headlands from 12.30pm, as well as providing refreshments and ice lollies at the end of the day to our budding sports stars.
Summer Fun Non Uniform Day and After School Ice Creams, Friday 8th July
Pull on your shorts, grab your favourite t-shirt and head to school for a Summer Fun Mufti Day on Friday 8th July. We will also be serving ice creams after school. We are suggesting a donation of £2 for mufti and ice cream, payable on the day. If children could please bring coins to school to throw into the bucket when they arrive or after school when we serve the ice creams, that would be great. Please avoid swimwear and flip flops. Suncream stripes and Hawaiian shirts welcome.
School Sports Day, Tuesday 12th July
We will be hosting a BBQ straight after Sports Day at Headlands, please do come and join us. There will be hotdogs (vegetarian sausages too), homemade cakes, Pimms, Barnaby's beers and Luscombe soft drinks as well as a tombola. All are welcome. Funds raised will help to pay for a new shed for sports equipment in the playground. We are on the lookout for BBQ chefs and cake bakers - please contact Jess Swinfen - email@example.com if you can help out.
KS2 Production, Thursday 21st July
We will be serving refreshments and running a raffle after the production so please bring along some change.
Pizza & Pimms, Friday 23rd September, 3.30pm - 7pm
We have booked a new date for Pizza & Pimms in Broadhempston Orchard. There will be homemade pizzas, tray bakes, a bar, live music and games for the kids. If you would like to come, it would really help us if you could register - www.tinyurl.com/pizzapimms. We can then make sure that we have roughly the right amount of pizza dough and toppings. If the weather isn't on our side again, we will hold the event at the Village Hall.
The PTFA are organising a Summer Fun Non Uniform Day on Friday 8th July. They will also be serving ice creams after school. There is a suggested donation of £2 for non uniform and an ice cream, payable on the day. Please could children bring cash to school to throw into the bucket when they arrive. Please don't let children wear flip-flops or swimwear.
Our next PTFA meeting will take place on 28th June at 7.30pm in the Monks Retreat - All welcome!
Our next PTFA meeting will be held in the Monks Retreat on Wednesday 8th June at 7.00pm.
The PTFA will be holding their next Uniform Sale on Friday 10th June 8.45 - 9.15am
Pizza & Pimms afternoon, Broadhempston Orchard, Friday 24th June, from 3.30pm
The PTFA are putting on a Pizza & Pimms afternoon on Friday 24th June at the Orchard. There will be homemade pizzas, a bar, music and games for the kids. Pizzas will be served from 4 - 6pm (both veggie and vegan options available). All welcome.
The event is free but please register in advance so that we know how much pizza dough to make! Register at https://tinyurl.com/Pizzaandpimms
Parents Cheese and Wine Evening The Monks Retreat 24th May 7.00pm
We'd like to invite all parents to a Cheese and Wine Evening on Tuesday 24th May from 7pm at the Monks Retreat. There haven't been many opportunities to meet up over the last couple of years and we thought it was time to start socialising again! Everyone welcome. We're looking forward to seeing some old faces and meeting new ones.
The PTFA needs to have an AGM to recognise a chairperson, treasurer & secretary. After 3 years Those people holding the positions have either left the school or are keen to show someone else the ropes. The PTFA is a friendly group of parents (not a clique!) With a parent from almost each class who would love some more people to join us.
The PTFA raises money for extras for the school (this year - art supplies for art week, library books, trip to Paignton zoo, transport to swimming, keeping the mini bus on the road) and puts on little events for the children to enjoy (Halloween party/father Xmas at Xmas lunch etc). I
If you are interested in giving some of your time/energy/ideas it would be so gratefully received. Everyone has different skills that will be useful and everyone (mums and dads) are welcome. We hope to suggest a date to meet that will suit as many people as possible (days and times rotate to try and accommodate everyone) - is anyone free next Tuesday the 5th April to meet in the Monks Retreat at 7pm to discuss Easter & summer fun and a possible fundraiser? Thank you 🙏🤩 🐣💡
The PTFA will be holding a second hand uniform sale outside school at 8.45am on Friday 10th and 17th September
Dear Parents and Carers
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With it being that time of year when we all start to think about Christmas shopping and preparation I have been asked to share with you a wonderful website that allows you to shop and raise money for the school at the same time - without costing you any extra.
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