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Welcome to the Tufnell Park School Parent Teachers Association website 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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Loose Parts Play

Thanks to a parent initiative and supported by the PTA interesting things are starting to happen in our bare playground space this autumn. Check out the work that’s been done over the weekend to give our kids a little more to interact with during play times!

AGM meeting this week!

Parentkind scribble AGM poster template

Dear Parents and Carers,

On Friday 4th October at 3.45pm the PTA will hold our AGM – on school premises. 

This is a great opportunity to find out how we spent the money you raised across 2018/19, what plans we have for 2019/20 and how you can help influence what the PTA does (or doesn’t) do. AGM’s can be quite dry affairs, but we try to make our content as accessible as possible to everyone, whether or not you are active in PTA events currently. 

To sweeten the deal, a creche will be provided for the children, and tea and cakes for the adults. It’s a win-win scenario!

This year we are looking for some additional committee members, so we thought we would get this info out prior to the AGM in order for people to come forward and ask as many questions as they liked. We do hope you will consider joining the team.  

At the moment we could do with some help in the following areas;

Co-Chair

Not as scary as it sounds – we PROMISE! We need someone to work alongside our existing co-chair, helping to keep an overview of what is happening in the PTA. We need a people person, with a level head on their shoulders, who enjoys decision making and being part of a team. 

A Comms Commander

In order that as many people as possible can find out about the events organised by the PTA, we need some help tackling our communications offering. We have several routes at the moment which we are working on streamlining, but could do with a dedicated person(s) to run this part. How we communicate with parents and carers is very important to us, and in order to get it right, we need some help.

An Adult Evening Expert

The parents’ social events are going down a treat, building community within the parent/carer group and helping raise money for the school. We need someone (or a pair of someones) to help make the next one happen!The key to this job is coordination. There are always lots of hands on deck for Adult Evenings, but someone needs to oversee who is doing what and to check all bases have been covered.

Class Representatives

We aim to have a Class Rep for each class, that help maintain a Whatsapp group, and send out PTA messages to parents/carers. It would be great if the Class Rep was also able to attend PTA meetings to keep in the know, and help our Comms team out, so our message reaches the widest range of people possible.  We currently have vacancies in Draco, Cygnus and Pegasus (Nursery).

You don’t have to take on one of these roles to get involved – we always welcome new ideas and faces, so PLEASE get stuck in. The PTA can’t exist without help from parents and carers.

See you in the new school hall at 3:45 on October 4th,

Jennie and Charlie

Your PTA Co-chairs

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to a new school year!

You are all invited to the first PTA meeting of the year on Wednesday 18th Sept, 8pm at Bear + Wolf Cafe, 153 Fortess Road. Come along and find out about our plans for the year and how you can help support the experience your kids have at school.

Start the new school year by making sure you are on your class’s WhatApp group to keep up to date with PTA events and activities through the year. Speak to you Class Rep or contact us on TufnellParkPTA@gmail.com. Some classes don’t have reps yet – could you take on this role, coordinating PTA communications to your class?

Fabulous Summer Fair!

A huge thank you to all who supported our Summer Fair last Saturday! The amount raised has not been finally calculated, but in the meantime, do enjoy the lovely pictures captured by Juliette Neel here in our gallery:

Summer Fair Gallery 2019

Siobhan Dowd Trust – Trip to the Owl Bookshop

Thanks to a grant from the Siobhan Dowd Trust, a group of children and teaching assistants and reading volunteers visited our great, local, independent, Owl Bookshop in Kentish Town on Wednesday.

Each child was able to chose a book for themselves, a copy of which will be lodged in our new school library Each book will sport a beautiful book plate by the artist Lloyd Dangle giving the name of the child who chose the book. Huge thanks to the Siobhan Dowd Trust for supporting reading at our school and to those who volunteered their time to make the event happen!

Summer Fair – To do!

Just a quick reminder to please remember to return raffle ticket stubs and bring in your donations of bottles, new or nearly new toys and Booty Bags for this Saturday’s Summer Fair. Booty Bag guide below, if you aren’t familiar with them. There are more bags in the lobby. Thanks!Booty Bag 2019

Artist in Residence!

Our school has been lucky enough to secure a place in an Artist in Residence scheme. This means that this term the artist Alistair Lambert will be coming into the school to work with children in all years to create an artwork for the new school building.

Alistair specialises in projects that unleash creativity and build community. For his project for Tufnell Park School we need donations of Tetra Pak cartons (juices/milk/milk alternatives). Please bring these, washed out with soap (so they don’t start to smell!) and squashed flat, and leave in the box in the foyer. We need all these in by 28th June so the kids can start crafting!

The PTA is subsidising this project, which we hope all the children will enjoy and which will allow them to set their own stamp on the new building.