A great turn-out at our World Book Day celebrations today. We raised £211.45 towards books for our new school library. Thanks everyone.
Tufnell Park PTA are holding an evening of entertainment for the grown ups!
We will kick off with a movie themed quiz, followed by Live Music. Doors will open at 7.30pm for a prompt 8pm start. Great prizes, live music and a cash bar until 10pm.
Tickets are on sale here https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/tpsmoviequiz or with Andrea on Reception. £5 in advance, £6 on the night. All tickets include your first drink.
This World Book Day we’re welcoming back a much-loved tradition in the Tufnell Park community – the Our Story Multi-Language Event. One of our parents explains more: “The multi-language World Book Day event is always lively and fun, and it’s sweet too. It’s very rare to have the chance to listen to language without needing to work out what the words mean – the sounds can be beautiful, or strange, and the variety of languages we have at school is amazingly rich. The more languages that are represented, the better – some years, teachers bring their contributions, too. Also, seeing adults and children reading, speaking and singing familiar words together and for each other is heartwarming. It’s such a simple idea and it works incredibly well.”
Come to the the hall after school; there will be free tea and homemade biscuits including Turkish kurabiye. Children will be invited to choose a free book from the book swap and there will be short performances and readings in Somali, Arabic, Bengali, Turkish, Welsh, Spanish, Maori, Czech, Bulgarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Polish and English. Poet Paul Lyall’s KS2 poetry group will be performing “Belly Button Fluff” and Philthestoryteller’s KS2 drama club will performing a short piece using gibberish.
We will also be presenting a giant book of Our Story. The book is an ongoing project that showcases poems, writing, photographs and drawings contributed by children across the school. From the next school year, the book will be housed in the new school library. There will be a craft table where children can do a drawing inspired by a book or poem as part of the giant book project.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Fundraising Friday, this Friday, for Year 1 – Julia Donaldson themed.
Please leave donated cakes with Andrea on Friday. Then come and buy a treat to kick-off half term! Also make a guess on the number of Tiny Toys in the Jar and win a signed book!
Used Uniform Sale – also this Friday.
Please bring donation of clean school uniform in good repair to Reception for Friday.
The Uniform Sale is in aid of PTA funds.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the first PTA meeting of the year, at a new venue, Bear + Wolf on Fortess Road. 8pm Wed 23rd Jan. The cafe will be closed, but there will be some refreshments. Come along and learn about our plans for 2019.
A big thanks to everyone who supported last week’s Fundraising Friday for the girl’s football team. We raised £169.50!
The PTA would like to extend a big thank you to all the parents, teachers and children who contributed to our Winter fundraising efforts this year. Despite not having the usual big Winter Wonderland, the Boogie Wonderland discos made a profit of £240, and the winter efforts in total (including calendars, raffle tickets and Christmas cards) look to have raised over £2500 for our school!
The Christmas Jumper Day last Friday made £192.63 for the Save the Children charity.
We still have a few charming School Calendars for sale. They are £5 each or 3 for £10. See Andrea at the School Reception.
Happy Holidays from the PTA!
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 Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) to Beauty and the Beast at the 4:30pm showing on Sunday December 16th. Send your bid in to tufnellparkPTA@gmail.com.
- AMAZING RAFFLE PRIZES – remember to return your money and stubs to the school office!
- More of our lovely School Calendars are being printed – so keep an eye out for notices when they come available.
- Friday 14th December – Xmas Jumper Day – £1 suggested donation for Save the Children. AND the PTA Winter Fairlet after school (3:30-4pm). Jolly Jars, Cake sale, candy floss!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your bid, name and phone number – auction closes at midday on Monday 10th December!