PTA 2015 Newsletters

PTA Spring Newsletter 2015

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Under the Hammer PTA Auction Friday 27th March 2015

PTA Auction Friday 27th March 2015

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work of our PTA.

KEY PTA EVENTS2015

SPRING TERM 2015
DATE PTA LED EVENTS LOCATION TIME
Fri 27th Feb 4th CAKE SALE–Yr 4, Class 4(Ms Henry/Matthews) Dining Room 3.20pm
Fri 27th Feb Spring TermJUNIOR Disco– School Hall Junior School Hall 6.30– 8.30pm
Tues 10th March PTA Meeting @ the JUNIOR SCHOOL Junior Staff Room 8pm
Fri 13th March MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS In both schools School Day
Fri 27th March SSAS UNDER THE HAMMER Junior School Hall 7.30 -11pm
Fri 27th March 5th CAKE SALE–Yr 5, Class 5 (Mr Hancock) Dining Room 3.20pm
Thurs 2nd April EASTER TEA AFTERNOON

for infant children & their siblings

Infant School & Gardens End of School Day @ 1.30pm
Sun 5th April EASTER SUNDAY
SUMMER TERM 2015
Fri 5th June Infant Popcorn & Movie Night

[End time depends on length of movie!]
Infant School Hall 3.10 -5.15pm
Sun 7th June SSAS ANNUAL SUMMER FAIR Junior School & Gardens 12 noon – 3pm
Sun 14th June ST ALBANS FUN RUN (1½miles!) Verulamium Park 10:20am
Fri 26th June FINAL CAKE SALE–Yr 6, Class 8 (Miss Elliott) Dining Room 3.20pm
Fri 10th July ANNUAL INFANT DISCO Infant School Hall 5– 6.30pm
           

 

PTA Newsletter 13th February

PTA calendar

PTA Cake Sale Dates 2014-2015

Come and join the fun at Paulʼs final PTA Quiz

We promise that the questions will be easier this year!

Quiz night poster and sign up

PTA NEWS: 23rd JANUARY 2015

Happy New Year! Many thanks for all your continued support.

Our 1st event for this term is THIS AFTERNOON –

Mrs Bates’ Year 4 Class Cake Sale in the dining room straight after school.

Please come along & purchase some treats for your family & friends.

Thank you. Then the following week on Friday 30th January at the Infants it is our Annual PTA Quiz – always great fun with lots of exciting & challenging questions! We are also organising an ‘Auction’ which we are calling ‘SSAS UNDER THE HAMMER’ on Friday 27th March. Please consider donating your time &/or expertise please. Many thanks.

Wishing you all a happy & fun filled 2015. Please note all these key dates of forthcoming PTA events in your diaries. Thank you.

 

SPRING TERM 2015
DATE EVENT LOCATION TIME
TODAY 3rd CAKE SALE – Year 4, Class 3 (Mrs Bates) Junior School Hall 3.20pm
Fri 30th Jan PTA ANNUAL QUIZ – Teams of 8 Infant School Hall 7.30 for 8pm
Fri 6th Feb Infant Popcorn & Movie Night

 

Infant School Hall 3.10 -5.15pm
Wed 11th Feb PTA Meeting Infant Staff Room 3.30pm
Fri 27th Feb 4th CAKE SALE – Yr 4, Class 4

(Ms Henry/Matthews)

Junior School Hall 3.20pm
Fri 27th Feb Spring Term JUNIOR Disco – School Hall Junior School Hall 6.30 – 8.30pm
Tues 10th March PTA Meeting Junior Staff Room 8pm
Fri 13th March MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS In both schools School Day
Fri 27th March SSAS UNDER THE HAMMER  

Junior School Hall

7.30 – 11pm approx
Fri 28st March 5th CAKE SALE – Yr 5, Class 5 (Mr Hancock) Junior School Hall 3.20pm
Thurs 2nd April

[last day of term]
EASTER TEA AFTERNOON

for infant children & their siblings

Infant School End of School Day from 1.20 -3pm approx
Sun 5th April EASTER SUNDAY 2015
KEY DATES FOR YOUR DIARY DURING THE SUMMER TERM 2015
Sun 7th June SSAS ANNUAL SUMMER FAIR Junior School 12 noon – 3pm
Sun 14th June ST ALBANS FUN RUN (1½ miles!) Verulamium Park 10:20am
Sun 28th June LARKS IN THE PARK 2015 Parks in St Albans 12 noon onwards
Fri 10th July ANNUAL INFANT DISCO Infant School Hall 5 – 6.30pm

PTA NEWS: 19th NOVEMBER 2014

The SSAS PTA behind the scenes are working very hard to lead exciting & sociable events. Our next ‘BIG’ function is next week; FESTIVE FRIDAY – after school on Friday 28th November at the JUNIOR SCHOOL. Today, your child will receive a Festive Friday (FF) pack of information. Please take it out & read about what we are planning. There is a list of fabulous prizes to be won both in the adult & children’s raffle, along with adult raffle tickets; a Santa letter for children to write to Father Christmas; a request for cake donations.

 

The day before – Thursday 27th November; both schools have a non-uniform day & pupils are requested to bring in a donation please for FF. Bottles for the Juniors and sweets & chocolates for the Infants. More detailed information is in the pack. Be sure to read it. Thank you.

 

We urgently NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS please. Can you give up some time before, during & afterwards to help us. Without assistance it is not possible to run these events. Please offer your support. Please contact Lisa Adams (Class Rep Co-ordinator & mother of Ciara & Tara; year 1 twins) on 07979 847 564. Many thanks.

 

EXCITING PTA EVENTS COMING UP ….

 

DATE EVENT & LOCATION INVITEES TIME
 

THIS WEEK

Fri 21st Nov

2nd Junior Cake Sale – Mrs King’s year 3 class (Class 2) in the JUNIOR school hall as school finishes.

Come & buy some goodies for the family!

School Families & Friends  

 

 

3.20 -3.50pm

NEXT WEEK

Thurs 27th Nov

Non–Uniform Day – Juniors to bring in a bottle & Infants– sweets & chocolates please for Festive Friday  

All children

 

School Day

 

Fri 28th Nov

 Come and join in at the Juniors after school: 3:15 – 5pm!

RAFFLE TICKETS There are some amazing prizes to be won. Please return all counterfoils & monies by Wednesday 26thNovember so that tickets can be folded in time for the draw. You can still purchase tickets during Festive Friday too.  Children’s raffle tickets will be on sale at both schools from this Thursday. Price 30p each.

CAKES & COOKIES: The PTA love the yummy home-baked goodies you make! NO NUTS! This year REMEMBER the PTA have allocated different types for each year group:

Biscuits & Cookies – Nursery & Year 3

Mince Pies – Reception & year 6

Loaf or Tin Cakes – Year 1 & Year 5

Cupcakes & Cake Pops – Year 2 & Year 4

Please bring your items to school on the morning of 28thNovember to the junior school in labelled tins. Thank you.

LETTER TO SANTA: Bring your letter to Santa plus a £1 to post in the special post box!

CHOIR – The Junior choir shall be singing TWICE – at 3.45pm & 4.15pm in the hall! Come & see them in action!

WHAT’S HAPPENING? – There will be music; mulled wine, mince pies; tea & cakes; tombolas; raffles, crafts, games & a surprise visitor! Please offer your help. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone

is

welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.15 – 5pm

Thurs 4th Dec Christmas Wreath Making @ the Juniors – £15 pp Ladies & Friends 7:45pm
 

Sun 14th Dec

‘Jack & the Beanstalk’ – Christmas Pantomime @ the Alban Arena. Tickets have been distributed. Any queries please contact Kathleen Herron on 07956 290645. Thanks  

School Families & Friends

 

1.30pm

Alban Arena

 

NEXT YEAR

in 2015!

Fri 30th Jan

EVENT

 

Save the date next January for our fun & challenging. Teams are up to a maximum of 8 players.

PTA Annual Quiz 2015

PLACE

 

Infant School Hall

TIME

 

7.30pm

 

 

www.saspta.co.uk

RECENT  EVENTS:

 

 

  • WACKY HAIR DAY – 24/10/14  … Thank you for all your creativity in designing exciting hairdos & having funky styling!£349 was raise for the school PTA. Many thanks to everyone.

 

  • JUNIOR DISCO – 7/11/14 … Many thanks to all the parent and teacher helpers for making the Junior  Disco such a success last Friday.  A great time was had by all 193 children that attended.  Without so much support the disco would not have ran so smoothly.  Thank you very much Ann Moss for coordinating the event, along with the enthusiasm of Pietro Russo who organised the drinks, sweets distribution & packaging plus lots of jolly junior staff.  Finally many thanks to all the many parent volunteers who came along to supervise & help. Thank you to you all. These events are only made possible by your loyal support. We raised a fantastic £1045.01.

 

  • POPCORN & MOVIE NIGHT – 14/11/14 … Thank you to everyone who assisted in ensuring this was a fun event. 132 children attended watching ‘Toy Story 2’ The profit made was £358.00 Many thanks to Emily Johnson for running this event with great enthusiasm in her first term at the school! It is great to have her as part of the PTA committee. Thank you to Britvic (via Francesca Hammond) for donating drinks for the event.

 

 

  •  PANTOMIME TICKETS  for ‘Jack & the Beanstalk’ on 14/12/14 … Thank you for being so enthusiastic about purchasing pantomime tickets. A massive THANK YOU to Kathleen Herron for organising this on behalf of the PTA, negotiating a great deal with the Alban Arena & having the arduous task of seating everyone in family & friends groups; especially when we have sold the largest number ever – 732 tickets! Due to Kathleen’s efforts, approximately £1650.00 has been raised for the PTA.

Do check out our website for the latest information. Thank you

 

For more information &/or to share your ideas,

please contact Jacqueline Thomas on 07776 433 597. Thank you.

 

 

 

Cake Sale

 

PTA NEWS 17/10/14

Thank you for all your recent support of our recent events!

The Second hand uniform sale at the beginning of October made £ 78.45 & seemed to work very well in the school hall prior to the infants maths meetings. Many thanks for all your donations.

 

Our 1st Junior cake sale by Mrs Oatham’s year 3 class was a major crowd puller last Friday afternoon …. the school hall was packed. Thank you parents & families of the pupils in the class for all the gorgeous cakes, biscuits & cake pops. They were fantastic & totally sold out. £102.30 was raised. The PTA following lots of discussion have decided that there should be a ‘cap’ on the cupcake prices as last year there was a major discrepancy of the pricing between cakes so we have all agreed that individual cakes/cookie/biscuits will only have an maximum price of 50p each. This ensures children can afford them with their pocket money. Larger whole cakes can be sold for £2-3 depending upon the size, ingredients &/or decorations. Please see the PTA website for further information! We would appreciate your support in this – encouraging baking, sharing, a community spirit, raising monies for the PTA & having fun.

 

The ‘Jack & the Beanstalk’ Pantomime tickets have sold exceedingly well. The PTA has reserved the whole theatre! We have sold 680 tickets & there are still 120 available. Please do invite your extended family – grandparents, aunts, uncles, godparents & neighbours. The deadline for the remaining tickets is next week – Wednesday 22nd October.

 

Our NEXT PTA event is next week – the last day of this half term – Friday 24th October – WACKY HAIR DAY. Children are requested to get creative & stylish & come to school with an interesting hair style & donate £1 to the PTA for this privilege. Thank you. Please note that pupils are still expected to attend school in uniform.

Please note the forthcoming PTA dates below.

 

UPCOMING PTA EVENTS THIS WINTER TERM 2014

DATE

 

EVENT

 

 

 

VENUE

 

 

 

TIME

 

 

 

Fri 24th Oct

 

 

WACKY HAIR DAY

All pupils requested to be creative with their hair – ribbons, hair band, wigs, coloured hair spray etc

 

 

All pupils from the Nursery, Infants & Juniors

 

 

For this privilege please donate a £1 to the PTA.

 

 

Fri 7

 

th Nov

JUNIOR SCHOOL DISCO SALE

Theme is ‘STREET STYLE’

Entrance fee is £3 per child. Parents are requested to help please. Thank you.

 

 

JUNIOR pupils ONLY

Junior School Hall

 

 

6.30 – 8:30pm

 

 

Wed 12th Nov PTA MEETING

 

 

 

Infant Staff Room

 

 

8pm

 

 

Fri 14th Nov INFANT POPCORN & MOVIE NIGHT

(Exact end time depends on length of movie)

 

 

Infant Staff Room

 

 

3.10-5.15pm

 

 

Fri

21st Nov

2nd CAKE SALE – Year 3 Class 2

(Mrs King)

Junior School Hall

 

 

3.20pm

 

 

Thurs 27th Nov NON-UNIFORM DAY for FESTIVE FRIDAY

Juniors to bring in bottles please

Infants to bring in sweets & chocolates

 

 

All pupils

 

 

School Day

 

 

Fri 28th Nov FESTIVE FRIDAY

 

 

 

Junior School

 

 

3.15 – 5.30pm

 

 

Thurs 4th Dec *LADIES CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING*

Please note this is a change to

the proposed original date

 

 

Junior School Hall

 

 

7.30pm

 

 

Sun 14

th Dec

‘Jack & the Beanstalk’

CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME

 

 

 

 

Thank you for all your support. For any further information, please contact Jacqueline Thomas (PTA Secretary & mother of Henry – year 5) by email at gilesandjacqueline@btinternet.com or text her on 07776 433 597

Alban Arena

 

1.30pm

 

PTA NEWS 19/9/14

Welcome to a new term at St Alban & St Stephen Infant & Junior schools. We hope you will join us in our many varied & exciting events that the school PTA organise. Our efforts ensure you meet other parents & families within the school community; raise funds for the two schools to be able to purchase the little ‘extras’ which inspires all children for a love of learning and also for us all (parents, friends & pupils) to have lots of fun & happy memories from our fantastic schools! Our first event is next Wednesday evening at the nursery – a ‘Welcome Evening’ – please do fill in the reply slip if you are able to come to help us in being able to cater for the right number of people. Thank you. We look forward to meeting you there.

AUTUMN TERM 2014
 

Wed 24th Sept

 

PTA Welcome Night

for new parents to the school.

 

Nursery

 

7.30 for 7:45pm

Fri 3rd Oct SECOND HAND UNIFORM SALE @ start of school & after the Friday Infant assembly Reception Area of the Infant School 8:50 – 10:30am
Wed 8th Oct PTA MEETING Junior Staff Room 8pm

PTA Lottery Application Form 2014-2015 ~ Choose a number for £1 a month…

A proposed list of dates for 2014-2015 events.

PTA newsletter 4th July

PTA news 20th June

Dear Parents,

Thank you all for your continual & enthusiastic support for all our PTA led events. Our big final family social is almost upon us – ourSUMMER FAIR on Sunday 29th June @ the Junior school from 12noon – 3pm. Fingers crossed for a lovely dry day!

GAZEBOS ARE STILL REQUIRED PLEASE: The PTA would be very grateful if anyone is able to loan their gazebo for the duration of the summer fair on 29th June.We have had the offers of some but would still like a few more. Thank you. If anyone is able to help, please contact Cath Pointer 07948 349469.
VOLUNTEER REQUEST please – We still urgently need volunteers to help out on the Face Painting stall at our upcoming Summer Fair please. No previous experience is needed and Uli Denton- stall leader (mother of Anouk – year 6 & Finley – year 4) has kindly offered to do a demonstration of the most requested faces on a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon straight after school finishes. It will be great to have few new volunteers to help put a smile on our children’s faces. If you think you can help please contact Uli directly onudenton@googlemail.com Your help is much appreciated!

DATES COMING UP FOR THE REST OF THIS TERM:

  1. TODAY Friday 20th June6th JUNIOR cake sale by Mrs Jeffery & Mrs Morrishs’ year 5 class @ 3.20pm in the JUNIOR school hall.
  2. AND LATER TODAY – Friday 20th June: JUNIOR DISCO – Theme is ‘Films’ 6:30-8:30pm. Volunteers always welcome. Please contact Ann Moss on 07909 535 576 if you are able to help. Thank you.
  3. Thursday 26th June NON-UNIFORM DAY. This date has been changed from the original date. Pupils are requested to bring in a good quality bottle (juniors) or a bag/box of sweets (infants – NO chocolate though please as it melts!) to then have the privilege of wearing their own clothes. Thank you. The items received will be used on the bottle & sweet tombolas respectively.
  4. Sunday 29th June ANNUAL SUMMER FAIR @ the Junior school 12 noon – 3pm. Please save this date & volunteer to help on a stall or run an event please. This wonderful afternoon relies on parental & children’s support to be a success. Thank you very much. Please bring in salads & cakes on the morning to the junior school. Thank you for your help.
  5. Friday 27th June:7th JUNIOR cake sale by Mrs Butterworth’s year 6 class @ 3.20pm in the JUNIOR school hall.
  6. Friday 4th July: 8th & FINAL JUNIOR cake sale by Miss Bergin’s year 6 class @ 3.20pm in the JUNIOR school hall.

FEEDBACK AFTER RECENT EVENTS:

The 5th JUNIOR cake sale by Miss Elliott’s year 5 class was very popular & £103 was raised. Many thanks to all those who made it all possible, enthusiastic parent helpers, children & Miss Elliott.

Thanking parents, pupils, school staff & friends of the school all in advance.

PTA NEWS 13/6/14

Dear Parents,

Thank you all for your continual & enthusiastic support for all our PTA led events. Our big final family social is our SUMMER FAIR on Sunday 29th June @ the Junior school from 12noon – 3pm.
VOLUNTEER REQUEST please – We urgently need volunteers to help out on the Face Painting stall at our upcoming Summer Fair. No previous experience is needed and Uli Denton- stall leader (mother of Anouk – year 6 & Finley – year 4) has kindly offered to do a demonstration of the most requested faces on a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon straight after school finishes. It will be great to have few new volunteers to help put a smile on our children’s faces. If you think you can help please contact Uli directly on udenton@googlemail.com Your help is much appreciated!

DATES COMING UP FOR THE REST OF THIS TERM:

  1. TODAY – Friday 13th June 5th JUNIOR cake sale by Miss Elliott’s year 5 class @ 3.20pm in the JUNIOR school hall.
  2. Wednesday 18th June – PTA Meeting @ the Infants @ 8pm.
  3. Friday 20th June 6th JUNIOR cake sale by Mrs Jeffery & Mrs Morrishs’ year 5 class @ 3.20pm in the JUNIOR school hall.
  4. Also on this Friday 20th June: JUNIOR DISCO – Theme is ‘Films’ 6:30-8:30pm. Volunteers requested. Please contact Ann Moss on 07909 535 576 if you are able to help. Thank you.
  5. Sunday 29th June ANNUAL SUMMER FAIR @ the Junior school 12 noon – 3pm. Please save this date & volunteer to help on a stall or run an event please. This wonderful afternoon relies on parental & children’s support to be a success. Thank you very much.
  6. Friday 27th June: 7th JUNIOR cake sale by Mrs Butterworth’s year 6 class @ 3.20pm in the JUNIOR school hall.
  7. Friday 4th July: 8th & FINAL JUNIOR cake sale by Miss Bergin’s year 6 class @ 3.20pm in the JUNIOR school hall.

FEEDBACK AFTER RECENT EVENTS:

The Infant Popcorn & Movie Nightlast week was a great success. £322.55 was raised with 126 pupils attending. Thank you to all those who helped, particularly Katie Betteley & Ann Moss who coordinated proceedings!

The 4th JUNIOR cake sale by Miss Henry & Mrs Matthews’ year 4 class was very popular & £171.70 was made. Many thanks to all those who helped, made the gorgeous cakes, helped sell them & cleared up afterwards.

On Sunday 8th June it was a beautifully sunny morning & it felt most of St Albans residents were at Verulamium Park. The St Albans Fun Run commenced @ 10.20am and we WERE SUCCESSFUL in winning the primary schools’ shield for the 7th year in a row for having the largest number of school pupils participating. Thank you so much for all your support & to Stephanie Field & Jayne Mountain for encouraging us all to run & keep fit and putting up a gazebo to act as a meeting point & bag storage area!

Thanking you all in advance. See you at school.

Kind regards,

Jacqueline Thomas (PTA Secretary)

PTA NEWS 23/5/14

 

Thank you all for your continued support for all our PTA led events.

 

DATES COMING UP VERY SOON FOR YOUR DIARIES – THE WEEK AFTER HALF TERM:

  1. Friday 6th June – (a) Popcorn & Movie Nightat the Infants commencing @ 3.10pm.

(b) 4th JUNIOR cake sale by Miss Henry & Mrs Matthews’ year 4 class @ 3.20pm in the JUNIOR school hall.

 

  1. Sunday 8th June early morning – St Albans Fun Run (1 & 1/2 miles run) In Verulamium Park commencing @ 10.20am! Our school is trying to win the primary schools’ shield for the 7th year in a row for having the largest number of school pupils participating. Come and join in the fun & be part of the SSAS team! Enter online atwww.stalbanshalfmarathon.co.uk and put in SS Alban & Stepehn to be counted. Thank you.

 

  1. Friday 13th June5th JUNIOR cake sale by Miss Elliott’s year 5 class @ 3.20pm in the JUNIOR school hall.

 

  1. Wednesday 18th June – PTA Meeting@ the Infants @ 8pm.

 

  1. Friday 20th June6th JUNIOR cake sale by Mrs Jeffery & Mrs Morrishs’ year 5 class @ 3.20pm in the JUNIOR school hall.

 

  1. Sunday 29th June ANNUAL SUMMER FAIR @ the Junior school 12 noon – 3pm. Please save this date & volunteer to help on a stall or run an event please. This wonderful afternoon relies on parental & children’s support to be a success. Many thanks.

 

THE PTA IS LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER on behalf to colour print about 200 leaflets to welcome new parents to our school, please. Thank you. If you can help, please contact Annalie Goldsmith on 07973 314 584. Many thanks.

 

FEEDBACK FROM RECENT PTA LED EVENTS ….

JUNIOR CAKE SALES Thank you all for your continued support for our junior cake sales. They have been very well supported.

Class 1 – Mrs Oatham’s year 3 class raised £157.30

Class 2 – Mrs King’s class raised £130

Class 3 – Mrs Bates’ class raised £98.30

Many thanks for buying all the cakes, cookies & sweets. Our next junior cake sale one is now after half term – the same afternoon as the infant popcorn & movie night on Friday 6th June. This is being led by Miss Henry & Mrs Matthews’ year 4 class commencing at 3.20pm.

 

RUNNING CLINIC on Monday 19th May 2014 … We had a fun and informative running session this week with Stan and Phil of Perfect Balance, who have coached all levels of runners from beginners to elite athletes like Christine Ohuruogu. All 18 attendees picked up some great tips for how to increase speed and decrease injuries. The coaches gave of their time for free and we raised £60 for the school. They are keen to do something else with the school if there is interest, and they also run coaching sessions through Westminster Lodge. More info at www.perfectbalance.com

Thanking you all in advance. See you at school.