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PTA Non-uniform Day

Friday 7th November 2014

The Winter Fayre is due to take place on Wednesday 19th November.  In preparation for this the PTA are asking families to kindly donate items towards stalls, the raffle and for prizes.

In return Mrs Norman has kindly agreed that the children may have a non-uniform day on Friday 7th November 2014.

We are requesting items such as :-

·      Bottles of beer, wine or pop

·      Gift sets

·      Good quality second hand items (sorry no books or videos)

·      Tins, jars or bottles suitable for the 100 club stall

·      Items suitable for prizes such as small packets of sweets, stickers, glow sticks etc.

Any items you wish to donate can be passed to the Class Teacher

The PTA would also like to take this opportunity not only like to thank parents who have contributed to past events, but we would also like to thank any extended family, Grandparents and family friends who have also contributed towards the PTA’s fundraising events.  Without your continued support the PTA would not be able to purchase much needed items for the school.

Also, do you own a small business or know someone who does who would like to help us by sponsoring a stall. We are looking for small donations towards the purchase of prizes and any help you offer us would be greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions or would like to help by sponsoring a stall please contact Jane (PTA Chair) via the Class Teacher, School Secretary or email me on jane.121@live.co.uk.

Jane Rees

PTA Chair

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