PTA News from AGM Meeting

We are happy to welcome a new co-chair, Jennie Potts, and a new head of Resources (Mistress of the PTA shed), Hannah Codling. Huge thanks for all the work done by outgoing members: Tatiana, Mags & Carolyne!

PTA Events to Look Out For:

Tuesday 31 October – Dress up for Halloween! Contribution of £1 to be collected at the school gates on Tuesday morning.

Friday 3 November – The first Fundraising Friday of the year for Cygnus and Nursery.

Wed 6th December – PTA-funded trip to the pantomime for years 1 to 6.  Cinderella at the Hackney Empire. And Puppet Show in school for Cygnus and Nursery.

Friday 8th December – Christmas Fair – Winter Wonderland! There will be a PTA Meeting after half term to begin planning for this. Please look out for this. All ideas and helpers welcome 🙂

 

Upcoming PTA meeting – Friday

International Evening was a roaring success and a big thank you to Sandra Ibrisim (School Home Support Practitioner), for organising the event. More pictures from the evening will be added soon. Below, just a few tasters (pun!)https://tufnellparkpta.com/international-day-7/

On Friday we are holding the Annual General Meeting of the Tufnell Park School PTA. 

Come and hear about what we did last year, have your say on how the funds raised are spent this year, and come and find out more about our fundraising activities and events and how you can get involved.

We are always looking for new ideas and people with enthusiasm who want to get involved and help out at events. Can you fundraise? Bake something? Could you design event posters and flyers? Photograph events? Are you a Web designer? Could you organise an event (with help of course from the PTA Team & other parents) – Winter Wonderland / Sport Relief etc.

If you would like to get involved (a little or a lot is always appreciated), please do have a chat with us on Friday.

Practical: Friday 13 October at 15.45 in Andromeda classroom with childcare provided in Cygnus. Cake will be served!

International Evening – This Thursday

Hello all!
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the Tufnell Park School International Evening, from 5pm on Thursday.

Here is the kids’ performance schedule:

5:20 Delphinus French greeting song
5:30 Andromeda Brazilian song / dance
5:40 Ursa Spanish travel song
5:50 Aquila Haka
6:00 Draco Canadian song
6:10 Columba Jai Ho!
6:20 Orion National anthem mix
6:30 Perseus Turkish Dance
6:40 Heracles Spoken word – our heritage
6:50 Staff Surprise…!
All times are approximate and subject to change/delay.
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class performing int eve 2016

Welcome Picnic 2017

We all had a bouncing time at the 2017 Tufnell Park PTA Welcome Picnic for new children and families who have joined us in the reception and nursery this year!

We hope to see some of these new faces again at the International Evening, next week – Thursday 5th October 5-7pm.

And the PTA AGM, to make our plans for the upcoming year and welcome new members!
(Friday 13 October, 3.45pm in Andromeda classroom with childcare provided by the lovely Cygnus team.)

International Evening on Thursday 5 October 5 – 7pm – date for the diary

Tufnell Park School’s famous International Evening is back on Thursday 5th October. There will be delicious foods from around the world, crafts, class performances and even more exciting, we have been promised a performance from the staff ….. we hope to see you there!

Adults are £4, children free, all food and entertainment are included with your entry ticket.

 

Performance schedule to follow soon…

 

Back to school on Tuesday

Only one more day of the summer holidays left! Monday is an inset day so it’s back to school and the start of the new school year on Tuesday.

Hope you all had a lovely summer.  To remind you of how we ended last term and what a fabulous year it was, the summer fair photo gallery is now on line on the website (apologies to those who received it by email earlier):

https://tufnellparkpta.com/2017/09/03/summer-fair-2017-photo-gallery/

We look forward to more wonderful school and PTA events this school year, starting with the Cygnus (reception class) welcome picnic towards the end of September, which all parents/carers of reception children are warmly invited to attend.  Details to follow.

 

 

Have a great summer…

The Friday fundraiser last week run by Lucy Sivaraman made £305 for Grief Encounters, the charity which supports bereaved children and their families. That may well be a new record…thank you to everyone who supported the sale, amazing.

And another thank you to all the friends & family who supported the Fun Run this year, with Gift Aid we have made just over £2000. The monies raised will help pay for more Learning Treats & PTA activities for all the children in the school.  The Fun Run gallery is here: https://tufnellparkpta.com/fun-run-2017/

That is about it for this school year, you can relive the wonderful events we have had, the Christmas & summer fairs (summer fair photos soon), International Evening, the Learning treats, monthly Friday Fundraisers and more.  Take a look at the photo gallery or at older posts.

Wishing you all a wonderful summer.

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Children in Need Spotacular 2016 –  dance-a-thon

Juliette Neel

Fun Run 2017

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Easter Hat Parade 2017

Tufnell Park School Circus Summer Fair 2017

The quiet before the Summer Fair 2017

Friday Fundraiser & Used Uniform Giveaway tomorrow

The last Friday Fundraiser of the school year is tomorrow, Friday 14 July, straight after school.
Lucy Sivaraman, a parent at the school is organising the sale with all proceeds going to Grief Encounter, the wonderful charity that supports bereaved children and their families.
Please click on the links to find out more about Lucy’s cause and to donate:
https://m.facebook.com/40by40forgriefencounter/
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Lucy-Sivaraman
We will also be having a used uniform giveaway, with a voluntary donation of 50p per item.
Come along after school – there will be cakes, ice lollies etc.

Silent Auction for Latitude Tickets ending tonight (Tuesday) at 9pm

We have a pair of weekend tickets for Latitude Festival this weekend, 13 – 16 July. Very kindly donated to raise money for Tufnell Park School.  If anyone is interested please email us with your suggested donation to TufnellParkPTA@gmail.com.  Please email any bids by 9pm this evening Tuesday 11 July.

Please note that an additional £50 donation to charity is required per ticket at the gate.