A copy of the minutes from the meeting can be downloaded here.

Present
Miss Shipley, Mrs Holland, Mrs Calcutt, Mrs Neale, Mrs Komolangan, Will Calcutt, Miss Neale, Mrs Butcher, Ms Watson, Mrs Horsley, Miss Stacey and Ms Beranova.

Apologies
Mrs Garland, Mrs Milham, Miss Forsdike, Miss Hamlin, Mr Carr, Mrs Malone, Mrs Dabanovic and Miss Havercroft.

Harvest Festival: Friday 7th October
It is hoped to deliver baskets over three lots of deliveries. Mrs Dawson, Mr Coad or Miss Forsdike, and Mrs Dabanovic will drive the children to make the deliveries.

Halloween Disco: Monday 31st October
The PTFA is currently looking for a DJ for the disco. Miss Stacey and Miss Shipley will call around to see who is available. Miss Shipley asked if anyone had any decorations the PTFA could borrow for the event. She also noted that Asda and Poundland also do decorations at a reasonable price.
Miss Shipley has prizes for the colouring competition, and will also find themed prizes for other competitions on the day.
Miss Stacey will find food and drink for the disco. Pizza, ‘witches fingers’ and crisps were suggested. Mrs Komolangan offered to help Miss Stacey with food preparation. Miss Neale offered to make some themed cupcakes.
It is hoped that the hall will be accessible from 3pm on the day of the disco. Mrs Calcutt, Miss Neale and Will Calcutt offered to help prepare the hall. The PTFA is currently awaiting a confirmed price for the hall.

Any other business
Christmas:

  • The Christmas Shop will be held again this year, following its success in previous years. Miss Stacey will begin looking out for gifts for the children to buy and give.
  • The menu for the PTFA Christmas Dinner went out today. All are welcome.
  • Mrs Calcutt will ask Santa to attend both the Christmas Fair – Sunday 27th November, 11am-1pm – and the Christmas Party – Friday 9th December, 12.30-3pm.
  • Access to the hall for the Christmas Party will be from 12noon on the 9th Miss Stacey will look for a DJ for the Party.
  • The PTFA will think about alternate food for this year’s Fair to replace burgers and hotdogs. Pies, sausage rolls, toasties, or something more seasonal were suggested.

The PTFA have been asked to help out with the funding of a coach for the children’s trip to the Egypt exhibition at the British Museum.

This year’s fundraising aim is to raise money towards equipment for the children to use on the playground. It is hoped that the equipment will be universal, allowing both the small and bigger children to use them.

 

The next meeting was scheduled for Wednesday 9th November 2016, 7.30pm at school.