Together We Can PTFA
On behalf of the Wainstalls School PTFA, it is with great pleasure that we extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to both our new and returning pupils and their families as we embark on the journey of a new school year. The PTFA is a vibrant and inclusive group, and we are excited to start another year of working hand in hand with parents, carers, teachers, and pupils to create enriching experiences and opportunities for all. As parents, carers, and teachers, you are automatically members of our dynamic and inclusive Together We Can PTFA (Parent-Teacher and Friends Association)!
Being actively involved in the PTFA is an excellent opportunity to forge new connections, build friendships, and make a tangible difference in enhancing the quality of school life for everyone. While fundraising plays a significant role in our PTFA's activities, there's so much more to it than meets the eye.
Our dedicated PTFA members serve as a reliable workforce, ready to lend a hand whenever extra assistance is required within the school. Whether it's helping out at events, organising social gatherings to foster a sense of community, or running engaging extracurricular activities for our children, the PTFA is committed to creating a vibrant and inclusive school environment.
We invite you to join us at our regular PTFA meetings, where ideas are shared and plans are made. Your presence and input will be greatly valued as we collectively strive to make a positive impact on the lives of our children and enrich their educational experience.
Tuesday 7th November 2023
Tuesday 5th December 2023
All PTFA meetings will be held in school at 7pm.
First of all, we would like to express our gratitude to everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 17th October. Your presence and participation are integral to our PTA, and we appreciate your involvement in shaping our future initiatives.
Secondly, we want to extend our sincere thanks to all of you for your fantastic support during our recent Dress Down Day and our Halloween Fancy Dress Disco.
Looking ahead, we have a host of exciting events lined up for this half term, starting with a Christmas Pottery Painting after-school club in collaboration with Cobbles & Clay at Howarth running on 13th/ 20th/ 27th November. Children will have the opportunity to select from a variety of Christmas-themed pottery pieces to paint. These beautifully decorated pots will be fired by Cobbles & Clay and returned to school as unique keepsakes.
Or why not join us for a delightful evening of Christmas Wreath Making with Sherri and Tracy from WCAG on 30th November. All the necessary equipment and foliage will be provided, so you'll only need to bring your own secateurs. Your ticket covers a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie, with the option to pre-order hot food and purchase Prosecco during the event.
Additionally, we'd like to introduce the Chocolate Challenge to each class! From now until 24th November, we encourage all children to bring in chocolate donations which will be transformed into hampers for our Christmas Fayre’s Chocolate Tombola. The class that collects the most chocolate will be rewarded with a special class prize!
Finally, get ready for a Dress Down Day on Friday 1st December. On this day, we invite all children to participate by bringing in a bottle as a contribution to our upcoming Christmas Fayre's Bottle Tombola.
Dates for your diary
Event: Christmas Pottery Painting
Date: 13th/ 20th/ 27th November 2023
Time: Finish @ 4.15pm
Price: £15 per session
Event: Christmas Wreath Making (Adults only)
Date: 30th November 2023
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Ticket includes a glass of mulled wine & a mince pie with hot food available to pre-order. Prosecco available to purchase on the night!
Event: Dress Down Day
Date: Friday 1st December 2023
Price: A bottle
Ways to support us
Bumper Prize Draws!
We are excited to announce two special bumper prize draws for December and January. For these two months only, all funds raised will go into the prize pot, doubling the usual prize money! With your participation, we could hand out up to £500 each month!
To take part in these super-charged prize draws, simply sign up to become a Wainstalls 100 Club member by November 24th to get your Direct Debit in place. Membership is only £5 per number per month, plus a 25p administration fee.
With excellent odds and extra prize money on the line, you won't want to miss out on these special bonus draws. Spread the word to friends and family today to join the Wainstalls 100 Club and increase our monthly contributions. The more members, the bigger the prizes for all!
Let's kick off the holidays and New Year in style by making December and January extra rewarding for our Wainstalls School community. Simply visit our sign-up form, scan the code below, or reach out to us via email at email@example.com.
Can you help?
We understand that not everyone can commit to extensive involvement with the PTFA, but that doesn't mean you can't contribute in your own way. Introducing our new initiative:
TOGETHER WE CAN HELPERS GROUP
If you're eager to lend a hand whenever you have the time, this is the perfect opportunity for you. All you need to do is email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll gladly add you to our helpers list. We'll keep you in the loop via email whenever we need assistance. The best part? There's no pressure or obligation to participate every time. If you're available and can help, that's brilliant! Your support will be greatly appreciated. However, if your schedule doesn't allow it, don't worry—we'll catch you next time!