Winter Fairlet

Wear Something Christmassy tomorrow for Christmas Jumper Day, VOLUNTARY £1 donation, all proceeds will go to the “Save The Children” charity.

We need more filled Jars for the Jolly Jar stall, & festive themed cakes / biscuits for the Winter fairlet after school tomorrow.

Thanks everyone 🎄🎄

Getting Christmassy at TPS!

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The hall looks amazing – thanks to the work of Alice Shreeve and her parents team!

The Christmas period kicked off with a bang with the Boogie Wonderland discos for the Infants and Juniors on the 6th and 7th of December (Pictures below).

More fun to come:

Silent Auction for Panto Tickets on Sunday 16 December

The Shaw Theatre in Camden have donated a family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) to see their panto ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at the 4:30pm showing on Sunday December 16th as a raffle prize.  As we are not drawing the raffle until Monday 17th, we have decided to hold a silent auction – offering the tickets to the highest bidder. If you fancy a chance of winning this awesome prize, send us an email to tufnellparkpta@gmail.com with your bid, name and phone number – auction closes at midday on Monday 10th December!

School Calendar 2019 is now available

This year’s school calendar is a celebration of who we are.  Children from every class and the teachers have drawn self-portraits which have been arranged by class.  Equality is central to the school’s philosophy so we wanted to create a calendar that represented every child.

The self-portraits create a record of who we are today and already the children who have seen the designs have loved guessing who’s who.  One parent reported that it prompted her child to start reading spontaneously as she was so keen to work out who was who from her class.

Local estate agent Drivers and Norris kindly pay for the calendars to be printed.  This means that every single penny from their sale will go towards buying books for the new school library.
You can buy calendars and pick up pre-orders from Andrea on reception while stocks last. Calendars are £5 each or 3 for £10, they make a wonderful Christmas present and memento of the school.

Thank you to Daisy (Wren’s mum in Andromeda) for coordinating the calendars this year.

Spots and Horses

Friday started off with children wearing spots for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal, we raised £220.64, a great result.

Then on to the evening entertainment and Race Night, thanks to everyone who braved the drizzly autumn weather to support the event which made £740.

Well done to Rachel Walters who won the best hat, and to the lovely Andrea for winning the cash prize.

Big Thank You!

A big thank you to everyone who supported the Fundraising Friday last week for Cygnus and Nursery. The sale raised £105.50 to be used for the early years classes.

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A reminder that the PTA will be holding an open meeting to discuss fundraising plans for the Winter.  This Friday (9th Nov) after school in school, childcare will be provided. Come along and share ideas on supporting our school!

Parents – Book Your Babysitter!

Have you booked your babysitter yet for the Race Night parents social evening?

Wondering what a Race Night is??

We have 8 races for you to bet on. Choose a horse number, pay £1 per bet. Half of the money is put into the fundraising pot, and half goes in the winning pot. We play a race at random and see which horse wins. Those who chose the correct horse share the winning pot between them. You bet one race at a time, while enjoying a drink from our cash bar. It wouldn’t be a proper Race Night without … dressing up, and the person with the best hat wins a prize (kindly donated by Drivers and Norris)!!

Tickets available from Andrea, or you can buy online via https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/racenight – don’t forget to leave us your name so that we can put you on the guest list at the door.

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Autumn events coming up

We hope you are enjoying your half term! Here is a little advanced warning of some dates coming up:

  • Get Spooky – Dress Up for Halloween – Wed 31-Oct. Children can come to school in fancy dress for a £1 donation. Participation entirely voluntary.
  • Fundraising Friday sale after school Fri 02-Nov. to raise money for the Early Years class groups.
  • Open PTA meeting – after school, 3:45 Fri 09-Nov. In school – come and find out more about taking part and supporting your child’s school experience.
  • Children in Need Day, Fri 16-Nov.
  • Race Night – a fun fundraising night out for Tufnell Park School parents. Fri 16-Nov. 7:30pm
  • Winter Wonderland – Fri 7-Dec.

You can keep track of all future PTA events on the school calender: http://www.tufnellpark.islington.sch.uk/calendar