Great result for Children in Need

The school welcomed a lovely new head for the day today - very generous with the Head teacher's awards.

The school welcomed a lovely new head for the day today.

Well done, Tufnell Park!

The grand total for our fundraising efforts on behalf of Children in Need came just a tenner short of £400 today.

The after-school snack sale and balloon cartooning brought in £162, despite being crammed into the lobby as the weather turned unreliable. During the week, “Guess the number of sweets in the jar” plus the madly popular “Head for a Day” draw raised £228 (£227.78 to be precise).

Thanks to everyone who contributed cash, cakes, time and effort – particularly Diane, for her tireless all-weather ticket-selling at the gate.

Get out your 50p for Children in Need

The school has supported Children in Need for years.  In 2014, Orion class did a special assembly about it.

The school has supported Children in Need for years. In 2014, Orion class did a special assembly about it (audience in pyjamas).

Lucky Mr Scarborough.  FINALLY he’ll be able to take a day off in full knowledge that he leaves his job in capable hands… because this week, all week, 50p tickets will be on sale at the school gate for our Head for the Day draw on Friday 13th November (Tufnell Park pupils only).  Talk about lucky for some! The winning ticket will be drawn at Friday assembly and the job begins immediately.

... to come along and join in the fun.

… to come along this Friday and join the fun.

Of course, it’s a Fundraising Friday in aid of BBC Children in Need. As well as the chance to be Head for the Day, children (and families!) can use their numerical estimating skills to win an enormous great stash of sweets in time for Christmas: the jar will be at the front desk from Monday afternoon. Our new head will announce the winner shortly after taking up their position – it may well be their very first task.

Let's see if we can come up with dotty snacks to sell - and spots don't HAVE to mean smarties (though smarties are good, too).

Perhaps we can come up with some dotty snacks to sell – and spots don’t HAVE to mean smarties (though smarties are good, too).

Also on Friday, please donate snacks and cakes – spotty if you like! –  for a Children in Need after-school snack sale. There will be cookie decorating and some crazy balloon cartooning laid on, too.

Please come and help out – let’s try and beat last year’s record total of over £600 for this excellent cause.

When the cash comes rolling in…

Brilliant work, Tufnell Park! You raised £600.17 for Children in Need today.

That figure represents a whole lot of fun and the enthusiastic help of a whole lot of people – not to mention 17 whole pence more than we brought in last year.

We had a new headteacher today - all day - and Mr Scarborough looks more than happy to relax in his jammys while she takes the helm (although he also had to make her a lot of tea, apparently).

We had a new headteacher today – all day – and Mr Scarborough looks more than happy to relax in his jammys while she takes the helm (although he also had to make her a lot of tea, apparently).

The weather was dismal, but despite the downpour our staff and students streamed into school in their PJs, to be greeted with a great Children in Need assembly from Orion class. The dress-up day raised more than £240, with “Be Head for a Day”, “Guess the number of sweets in the jar” and the after school cake sale making up the total. Somehow, we managed to get some teaching and learning done, too…

Bake it up, baby!

Eat chocolate: help Children in Need.

Eat chocolate: help Children in Need.

It’s our Children in Need fundraising day on Friday, so please donate CAKE for the after-school sale: let’s move a cake mountain for this excellent cause.

You’ve also got two more days to Guess the number of sweets in the jar (on the front desk in school reception) and for your child to put in their bid to Be Head for the Day: tickets are 50p.

The winner will be announced at Friday assembly and will take up their position wearing pyjamas.  Luckily their deputy, Mr Scarborough, will be wearing pyjamas too, so everyone will feel right at home.

Head teacher recruitment: we didn't do it this way last time, did we?

Head teacher recruitment: surely we didn’t do it this way last time?

And finally… the next HSA Committee meeting is on Tuesday 18th November at 8:00pm.  Winter Wonderland will be high on the agenda, plus upcoming projects for the spring term.

Please email HSA secretary, Lucy, if you’d like to come and she’ll make sure you have the address.

Children in Need: the fun starts now

Put those down, Mr Scarborough - you're supposed to WIN them!

Put those down, Mr Scarborough – you’re supposed to WIN them!

Remember the days when children would bring their teacher a nice, polished apple? Mr Scarborough thought the times were moving along nicely when he found a massive jar of sweets on the school reception desk this morning – but alas, they’re not for him.

Guess the number of sweets in the jar is one of our fundraising activities for Children in Need this year, and you can make your guesses (50p each) in the school lobby from TODAY.

Mr Scarborough has also offered his office, his services as Deputy and any polished fruit available to the lucky winner of our Be Head for a Day competition.  50p tickets are on sale at the school gates (Tufnell Park pupils only) and the winner will be drawn at assembly on Friday 14th November.  Of course, we’ll all be in our nightwear, because Friday 14th is also pyjama dress-up day (£1 per child). No excuses for being late when you don’t even have to get dressed!

Please bring cakes, cookies and other baked goods, too, for a cake sale after school. Last year, we raised £577 for Children in Need: that’s a lot of cake (okay, it wasn’t all cake).

 

 

All kinds of heroes at TPS

A lot of fun and good fundraising were to be had at school on Friday, with heroes large and small turning out for Children in Need.

Got our top team guarding the gate.

Children in Need brought out the hero in everyone – including our top team at the gate.

The cake sale and face painting after school were mobbed (in a good way!).  Thanks to everyone who contributed: your efforts raised a total of £577.00 for the charity – an excellent result.

Meanwhile, in assembly that day, the HSA was proud to hand over a significant sum for improvements to the infants’ playground this Spring. That £6,000 is a result of a lot of very hard work and generosity from children, staff and families.  Well done everyone!

From heroes to zeros - and plenty of them!

From heroes to zeros – and plenty of them! HSA members were happy to hand over £6,000 raised for the infants’ playground.

After all that hard work, what about some playtime? Don’t be surprised if you recognize a fair few TPS families at this event at the Dome (underneath the Boston pub) next Sunday afternoon – 24th November.Rave event 151113