PTA BULLETIN 2020
Here is a quick update of what the PTA has been up to, and what we have still to come this year.
We were so happy to get some community events up and running again after Lockdown with our disco and supporting the Mid-winter breakfast. It’s also been great to see the new playground being opened, after so much work by the BOT, staff and PTA to get that space into usable, playable shape. We have also been pleased to donate last year's Calendar Art proceeds to the purchase of the Seesaw software that enabled the junior classes to connect with their teachers and work online during Lockdown. We have also been able to help purchase Learning Through Play resources, with these funds.
The prizes sourced by the PTA for the fair still need a good home! Our silent auction has been transferred online and is running at the moment- there are some absolutely gorgeous things to bid on. Follow this link to have a look at the treats on offer.
It takes about 2 seconds to register and then you can browse the amazing packages put together by the prize team. Some of the things to buy include: scenic flights, nappies, nights out, bike helmets, bike seats, massage, pizza, coffee, beauty therapy, jewellery, original art, swimming lessons, ferry tickets, mohair rugs, massage - honestly our sponsors have been incredibly generous, so please go and have a browse. Get in quick, bids close on Friday 24th July.
Clubbercise is a fun, sweaty, dance exercise class - set to pumping fun dance anthems from the 90s. 2000s and today! The lights are low, with disco lights flashing so no one can see how unco you are, but Chloe is a master teacher and even those of us with two left feet can join in and get the heart rate up! Tickets are $10, and thanks to Chloe’s generosity, almost all of the ticket price comes back to school. We can only do these in winter when the light is dark enough, so don't miss out, the first night is coming up soon 29 July at 7pm. Click this link to register and book your ticket.
What else is coming up?
The Fair was our major fundraising event, and it’s cancellation has left a hole in our fundraising for 2020/2021. We had planned to update the sports uniforms and help buy resources for the digital curriculum, as well as our usual support of the annual bus trips. But COVID has meant massive disruption and uncertainty for our community, so we have decided that fundraising will not be a major focus for the PTA this year. We will run some key events because the school still requires support, but there is absolutely no pressure to donate to any of the events we run. The PTA will not be running a quiz this year (there will be a fun adults night out though, the Kauri hub are organising a quiz of their own, to fundraise for camp) Our main fundraiser will be the Read-a-thon - details to follow in term 3.
In spring our Top Team event on Sunday the 29th of November will become a Community Fun Day, incorporating Top Team, but also with food stalls and some of the fair games that our crafty fair team had already made. We will run the live auction at the Community Day to sell the beautiful collaborative art each home group made to auction at the fair.
Come and join us!
As always we would love to see you at our PTA meetings. They happen on the 4th Wednesday of the month, typically in the Green Room at school. Like our facebook page or check the school calendar for exact dates and places.