What a fantastic morning we had with our sponsored “Bog-Eyed Jog.” A fun morning run followed by breakfast for the children and parents. Money raised will be put towards musical instruments for our school. Thank you to everyone for their support.
Forthcoming PTFA events for 2016:
Bags to school Wed 16th March
Easter Bingo - Fri 18th March - doors open 5.45pm Eyes down 6.15pm
Bog Eyed Jog Fri 27th May - raising money towards buying new musical instruments for school
Summer Fair Fri 15th July
Please come along and support our events. Thank you
We say goodbye to Mrs Beattie (Chair) and Mrs Stanfield - thank you for all your hard work over the years.
We welcome our new members of the PTFA:
Mrs Monica Gailey - Chair
Mrs Claire Allison - Vice Chair
Mrs Wendy Hardman -Treasurer
Mrs Wendy Rothwell - Secretary
Mrs Kate Armstrong
Mr William Harrison
Sponsored Walk to School Day - Friday 23rd October - sponsor forms have been sent home
Christmas Fair - Friday 4th December 2015 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Christmas Cards - your child will be designing their own Christmas card for you to buy
Bags for School - next collection is Friday 4th December
Thank you to all the parents for their support with the PTFA events. Last term we spent £689.00 on new reading books for the children. So far this term, we have bought a Listening Centre for the Early Years which Blackburn Rovers kindly donated £200.00 towards and also contributed £100.00 towards items for cookery taking part after school.
Our PTFA project for this term is to raise money for a Storyteller Chair and benches for the outside area. The school celebrates 40 years of being at this site and therefore the PTFA would like to contribute towards celebratory benches and Storyteller chair.
A big thank you to everyone who came along and supported the summer fair. What a fantastic day - the weather was very kind to us!! We raised an fantastic £870.00 which will be put towards new books for the children.
Thank you again for all your wonderful donations and thank you to Fred Coupe, Nissan dealer in Walton Le Dale for donating £100.00 to fund the bouncy castle.
EASTER BINGO - ST JOSEPH'S
FRI 20TH MARCH
Money raised £470.00
Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the event
Calling all Bingo Heads!
Dear Children, Parents, Guardians and Friends,
The Staff of St. Joseph’s and the PTFA are happy to announce the much anticipated bingo night is back!
Venue: St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Date: Fri 20th March 2015
Whether you’re a bingo pro or a first timer you’re guaranteed to have a great night. What’s more all money raised from the event will be used towards buying new ICT equipment. Bring your own drinks & snacks.
Hosted by the man with all the bingo lingo ‘Eyes Down Dunc,’ there will be a range of games to suit everyone. Dabbers will also be available to buy on the night for those that want to look the part.
17th March – Wear it Green Day. Children can come into school in green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in exchange for chocolates/ Easter Eggs. These will be used for prizes for the Bingo night.
Thank you in anticipation of your generosity.
Here’s a bit of revision to get you in the mood J
3. Cup of tea
4. Knock at the door
5. Man alive
8. Garden gate
11. Legs eleven
13. Unlucky for some
17. Dancing queen
22. Two little ducks
24. Did you score?
25. Duck and dive
26. Pick and mix
32. Buckle my Shoe
35. Jump and jive
49. Rise and shine
57. Heinz varieties
62. Tickety boo
88 . Two fat ladies
PTFA Christmas Fair
Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our Christmas Fair on Friday 12th December 2014. We raised over £800 which is a fantastic amount for a Friday afternoon!
Message from Father Christmas below!
Good morning, Father Christmas here!
Thank-you for allowing me to play a part at your Christmas Fayre last Friday, I really enjoyed myself and hope all involved enjoyed it too – especially the children.
Thank-you to my “elf helpers”, they and all the children were wonderful and a credit to you and the school.
Please could you arrange for me to have the code so that I can see the photo of me with the elves, or print one off for me.
Thank-you for my gifts, it really was not necessary and hope to see you all again soon.
Happy Christmas to all.
HO HO HO!!
PTFA – September 2014
The PTFA, as the title suggests is a group of Parents, Teachers and Friends of our school. You automatically become a member of the PTFA when your child starts school, so welcome aboard. The only decision you have to make is whether you would like to play an active role in fundraising for the school and the children………..come on you know you want to.
We organise social and fundraising events for the children and their families. Each year we have our regular events but are always looking for new ways to raise money or a different approach on running an event.
We have are always looking for new people who can help out at events or organising events meaning that the onus is not always on the same people, reducing the workload for each volunteer.
The money that is raised by the PTFA is for use by the school to improve facilities for the children, whether it is in improving library facilities or building a play area. Our most recent projects have been support the improvement to the school exterior by providing new signage and creating flower beds.
We always ensure that money is used to benefit all the children at the school.
Throughout the coming school year we are looking to organise two events each term. The first meeting will be at the end of September and we would like to invite anyone who has an hour to spare a couple of times a term to come along and join us. At the moment we are a small group of parents and it would great to see this group grow.
Summer & Christmas Fairs
Bog Eyed Jog
Hairy Scary Disco and many more!
NEXT PTFA MEETING IS TUESDAY 7th OCT AT 7PM, OLD OAK PUB, HOGHTON LANE