Welcome to the Sheldwich Primary School PTA
(also known as 'Supporters of Sheldwich').
Guess the weight (in Kg) of our amazing pumpkin!
50p minimum donation.
Entries close on Thurs 22nd Oct
Winner announced on Fri 23rd Oct in the Newsletter.
Welcome back everyone and a big hello to any new parents and guardians. We hope you and your children have all settled into the school routine and are enjoying being in school. Firstly, we’d like to thank you all for your support and generosity to date. Sadly fundraising events we had planned in the Spring and Summer were unable to take place such as a Spring Treasure Hunt and Summer Fete. These activities are run primarily to have fun together with the added bonus of raising funds. As these events sadly couldn’t happen, our plans for generating finances for future projects have been delayed. We do however have plans and need your help! After Easter we had planned to fund Drumming Workshops for the whole school. We hope to be able to fund these at the point when they can take place. We paid for the year 6 leavers books and subsidised their hoodies. It was sad not to see off the year 6 children. We’d like to wish them all the best for the future and hope they have settled in well to their secondary schools. As your school’s PTA we want to continue to raise funds for the children. We are going to have to think of new and innovative ways to do this as our main fundraisers previously are off-limits. If you would like to join us, help us, or have any fundraising ideas please get in touch. One easy way to raise funds for Sheldwich PTA is by signing up for Easy Fundraising. Many online retailers are signed up and donate a percentage of your payments to us when you shop. Please find out more and sign up by following the link above.
We are looking into a big project to build an outdoor classroom for class use as well as forest school. This is something we have had as a long term goal but feel that it would be really beneficial to the children if we could up our pace. It would be really fantastic to provide more space at school for outdoor learning, arts, crafts, undercover facilities for forest school teaching and much needed storage for forest school and outdoor learning equipment. We will be investigating whether we can get some grants to help with the cost. If you are a tradesperson or know someone who is who might be able to help us, or you can help with grants or funding in any way please get in touch. We are organising some activities this term. Look out for information in school bags! Firstly there will be a guess the weight of the pumpkin competition. The fabulous pumpkin will be displayed so it can be seen at drop off and pick up. Look out for it! We are going to hold a seasonal art completion and on-line exhibition. This will start with the Autumn Art Competition to be submitted after half term. Photographs of the artwork will be submitted, no limits to the type of media used so the children can be as imaginative and creative as they like! All art submitted will be displayed. Prizes for winning entries. Further details coming soon. Looking forward, we plan to have a non-school uniform day for raffle donations and do a hamper raffle in the lead up to Christmas. We are also thinking hard about how we can bring a bit of Christmas magic to school in lieu of a fair. PTA information will be included on the school newsletters so please look at these. Specific information will be sent home as a letter in school bags. We will also put information and reminders on our Facebook page ‘Supporters of Sheldwich’.
Thank you for your continued support.
Best Wishes, Ruth Twynam (PTA Chair)
We have an extremely active parent/teacher/staff association at Sheldwich Primary School who organise many events throughout the year, to raise additional funds, enabling the school to purchase the ‘extras’ for the pupils.
For the academic year 2020 - 2021 our committee is made up as follows:
Chair - Ruth Twynam
Secretary - Rosie Charman
Treasurer - Rebecca Duffy
Charlotte Hayward (parent & governor)
Soshanna Hayhoe (parent)
Claire Roberts (parent)
Sveti Hristov (parent)
Tara Blake-Harbord (parent)
Marion Cassan (parent)
Over recent years the PTA have been able to help with the cost of our pantomime, provided large outdoor play activities such as the new Trim Trail, Pirate ship and Train and purchased many class resources such as headphones and books. We have helped the school pay for the outdoor dining space including picnic tables and we cover the cost every year of our Year 6 Leavers' hoodies and books.
Fund raising events take place throughout the year for pupils and parents to participate in. As well as the traditional Christmas and Summer Fair, the PTA organises parties for pupils, quizzes for parents and an Easter Egg Hunt.
If you have any ideas you would like suggest to our PTA, please speak to us on the playground (the office staff can point us out), or message us on our Facebook page (Supporters of Sheldwich PTA).