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Welcome to the Tufnell Park School Parent Teachers Association website (formerly the Home School Association or HSA), for all the pictures and news about the PTA’s activities past, present and future. The information you’ll find here is additional to the website of Tufnell Park Primary School.

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Thanks for a great year

As the school year draws to a close, we would like to thank you all for your help & support and have a look back on what we have achieved this year.
We have had some amazing Learning Treats; in December we went to the Hackney Empire to see the Cinderella Panto, followed by Winter Wonderland.
Suddenly it was almost Easter, and the Hat Parade and some amazing creations once again filled the school hall. Check out our Easter Hat Parade Gallery!
Bang On the percussion workshop visited the school in April, with Mr Scarborough joining in & wowing the children with his drumming skills.
It was sporty June with the Fun Run, and the Big Day Out at The Sobell Centre. The donation page for the Fun Run is open until September:
You can also donate to the PTA at anytime, all money raised goes directly to the children.
This year we have raised money for Children in Need, Sport Relief, Save the Children & Book Aid International. The Fundraising Fridays have continued throughout the year, & have helped to fund various class trips, Middle Bay’s Shakespeare treat and KS1/2 had a visit from Zoolab.
We also reignited entertainment for adults and held our hugely successful Music Quiz and Bingo night’s.
Planning for next year is already underway, starting with the traditional Welcome Picnic for our new Reception and Nursery children.  A flyer will go out tomorrow about the school’s famous International Evening, which will take place on Thursday 4 October 2018.
Sadly, we will be bidding a fond farewell to our wonderful co-chair Emilie Ramskill and the PTA secretary, Vicky Green. Their hard work and contributions to the PTA over the last few years have been invaluable, and we will miss them sorely. We really need new recruits to fill these posts so if you fancy getting involved with the PTA, in either vacant role (or in any other way!), please do get in touch. We simply cannot run all these events without you!
Wishing you ALL a fantastic summer break.  See you next term.

Summer Fair 2018…we did it.

On a very hot July day, we had a wonderful summer fair, aptly named Under Construction. Thank you to our wonderful sponsors Drivers & Norris for the raffle prizes & for running the bottle tombola (again)!, thank you Morgan Sindall, thank you everyone who helped or simply came along and enjoyed this year’s summer fair.

MASSIVE Thanks to Mags & Emilie and their army of helpers who made the day go so well. Here are a few reminders of the day.

Look out for the full photo gallery soon.

Summer Fair again – bottles for the tombola please 

 

Keep the donations coming…we still need more bottles.  Extra booty bags and toys are also welcome. Please leave everything at reception with Andrea by 3.30pm tomorrow.

Take a look at the wonderful Silent Auction Items available, listed in the post below, https://tufnellparkpta.com/2018/07/11/preview-the-prizes-at-our-silent-auction/  Please return your raffle ticket stubs & money plus any unused tickets to Reception by Saturday (14 July 3pm) at the latest.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone for a great summer fair on Saturday.

 

Preview the Prizes at our Silent Auction!

Thanks to the generous support of a range of businesses, we are able to offer some really great items to bid on this year! Check out the list and start planning your bids!

Penguin Tuition – A term of maths tuition from September – December – worth £300

Monstrous Festival (29 July, Surrey Quays) -Family ticket (2 adults and 2 kids/ 1 adult and 3 kids) morning slot. Worth £114

Tufnell Park Football Club – One free place to TPFS Multi sports camp (summer hols) worth £100. Available week commencing 23 July or 27 August.

Pizza East Kentish Town – £100 voucher

Dinosaurs in the Wild (Greenwich) – Family ticket, 2 adults and 2 kids worth £99

Willows Activity Farm – 4 tickets. Worth £80.

Wax Cat – £75 gift certificate for waxing and other beauty treatments.

David Lloyd Club, Finchley 14 day Family Pass for David Lloyd Finchley. Worth £80

Picasso @ Tate Modern  – 2 x Picasso tickets and exhibition catalogue (paperback). Worth £69

Engine Room Cross Fit   – 2 place on their Elements Course (a 4 session programme). Worth £60 each. Top two bids will each win a place.

Budgens 6 bottles Prosecco. Worth £60

Cote Brasserie£60 voucher

Backs and Beyond – Voucher for hour massage or osteo treatment. Worth £60

Active Calm – Voucher for Sports massage. Worth £60

Sea Creatures Tour – London – Family ticket (4 people). Worth £58

Experience Days – £50 voucher

Better Leisure   2X Thermal Spa Experience @ Ironmonger Row Baths. Worth £50.

Costa Coffee£50.00 gift card

SK Vintage – £50 voucher

90 Degrees Picture Framing – Framed picture of print approx. £50

Down to Earth Yoga Studio – 3 class pass  £45

Better Leisure   1 month’s worth of lessons in a Junior Tennis Course at Islington Tennis Centre

Planet Organic  – £25 voucher

Tour of ITN Television Studios for 2  (ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 news studios and watch the news live) – a priceless experience

Audrey Whelan Interior Design Private Interior Design Consultation / Colour scheme consultation voucher

Antler Hairdressing£50 Voucher

Gastronomic Bundle: Steve Hatt side of smoked salmon + Theatre of Wine, bottle of fizz – Flute Enchente. Worth approx. £50

Family Sports Bundle from Better Leisure: Family ice skate @ Sobell Leisure Centre + Family Swim vouchers for Archway /Cally/Highbury or Ironmonger Row. Worth £42

Shopping Therapy Bundle: £25 voucher for Diverse + £10 voucher for Future and Found. Worth £35.

Tufnell Park Night Out Bundle: Aces and Eights, Pizza and Bottle House Wine + Ladies and Gents    2 x Cocktails. Worth £45

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The Raffle has a whole host of OTHER PRIZES! More information on these soon. Until then, a huge thank you to all our generous supporters!

 

Summer Fair – assistance required

summer fair flyer

Bottle Tombola – we need full & unopened bottles, anything from wine to washing up liquid to beer to nail polish. The bottle tombola will be for adults only.

Toy Tombola – soft toys in good condition, games, children’s books etc

Booty bags – Fill your stripey bag – crafts, party bag loot, sweets etc

Sign up to help –  Setting Up or Clearing up, man a stall, we need your help.

Raffles Tickets – with great prizes on offer, extra raffle tickets are available at Reception.

All tombola items and booty bags to be left at Reception.

Let’s make this fair a great afternoon for everyone!  Thank you everyone!

Bingo/Cakes & the Fun Run

What a busy month June has been.  The Learning Resources fundraiser on Friday raised £124.50, thanks everyone for your generosity.

Bingo Night raised around £500 for musical instruments for the school, thanks to Jennie, Vanessa and the whole Bingo team, everyone had great fun…watch out for the photos soon.

The Fun Run has hit the fundraising target of £2000, WOW, thank you to everyone who has sponsored the children so far. The money raised will go towards improving playtimes during the building working.  Have a look at some great photos in the  Fun Run 2018 Gallery  Thank you to everyone who forwarded photos and to Michael Preston who kindly photographed the event on the Friday. The entire Fun Run was organised by Ezekiel (Lorea’s Dad in Ursa), THANK YOU to him and all the parents, teachers and carers who helped at the event or cheered the children on.  Here is the fundraising link again: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/ptafunrun2018

We hope the children are looking forward to the PTA funded Sobell trip this Friday to round the month off nicely….enjoy the sunshine.

 

 

 

Summer Fair Estate Agent Boards – URGENT

Dear Parents and Carers,

Every year the School Summer Fair is publicised on Drivers & Norris Estate Agent Boards put up in front of properties.

We urgently need more board hosts! Each board that goes up raises £30 for the PTA to fund activities for ALL the children at the school.

No nails will be used to secure the boards and they go up approximately 3 weeks before the Summer Fair (Sat 14 July).  If you are willing to host a board outside your property we would love to hear from you if you are not already on our list.

Please contact the PTA by email or via your Class Rep. We need all addresses confirmed by Sunday 10th June.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Email: TufnellParkPTA@gmail.com