PTA Update

With just a week to go of the school year, this is a perfect opportunity to thank everyone who has helped at, supported or attended PTA events this year – from quiz nights, the Ball, uniform sales, the Verulam PTA lottery, easyfundraising to serving refreshments at consultation evenings and concerts. In the last academic year we raised over £20,000 which has been invested in items requested by teachers and pupils including:

  • planned refurbishment of the study and social areas in the library
  • new microscopes for the Science department
  • various equipment for Art, Graphics and Technology
  • subscription to Kerboodle science resource
  • table tennis equipment for form rooms
  • bamboo bike kit for the ECCO club

We have a couple more events planned next week:

PTA Lottery Draw – Monday 17th July: We will be holding the final draw of the year in school on Monday 17th July. As always, the final draw of the lottery (previously known as the 200 Club) will include an additional bonus prize of £200. Winners will be notified by post.

Lunch Time BBQ – Weds 19th July: We will be selling burgers (£2.50), hot dogs (£1.50), water, cans, crisps and donuts. Please remind your son/daughter to bring in some cash if they would like to
participate!

Dates for your diary next year:

Second Hand Uniform Sale – Saturday 9th September: This year the second hand uniform sale has raised an impressive £2343. Thanks to George, Sharon and everyone else who has helped to run the stall over the year. The next sale will be held from 10.30-11.30am in the school dining hall on Saturday 9th September. If you have a clear out over the summer and have any good quality items of clothing (particularly small PE kit) that you need to get rid of, we can find them a new home.

PTA Meeting – Weds 20th September: The first PTA meeting of the year will be held on Wednesday 20th September from 7.30pm in the Bradshaw Building. Please let me know if you’d like to join us – we would be delighted to meet you.

Glitter Ball Saturday 11th November: Hold the date for this year’s Ball after two previous sell out years. Tickets will be on sale next term, but in the meantime, if your company offers matched funding for charity events, or you are able to donate products or services such as gardening, hairdressing, sports coaching etc. for raffle and auction prizes, please do get in touch as we need your support.

For more information on how the PTA support the school and how you can help please contact me at [email protected]