EASTER EVENTS 2024
We will be holding two activities this year for Easter and they include:
An Easter Bonnet Decorating Competition
The annual Easter Egg Hunt in the school Orchard
These events will take place on Thursday 21st March.
We have applied for a Tescos Stronger Starts grant! We have asked for their support in the form of funding to use towards the redevelopment of our school Library. Please can you pop into the Shipston on Stour store and vote for us when you do your shopping (as often as you can)! Just pop the blue counter in our section. Voting runs until the 31st of March.
PTA Committee Meetings 2024
The PTA is busy planning events for the rest of the year and there will be some lovely fun times and fundraising ahead. If you would like to join the committee planning meetings they are once a month at 7.30pm in The Red Lion, Long Compton. We just ask that you can attend regularly. Planned dates are :
Tuesday 6th Feb
Thursday 14th March
Tuesday 9th April
Thursday 9th May
Tuesday 4th June
Thursday 11th July
Parent Helpers, Whatsapp Chat and Volunteering
Please do get added in - it's fun to be helping and having more helpers means it is easier to dip in and out with a little bit here and there. If you will be at an event, why not offer to help for 30 minutes?
A reminder to keep shopping with Easy Fundraising or to sign up if not already done so. You can even use it when doing your weekly food shop online https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/acornsprimary/
Your School Lottery is an exciting weekly lottery that raises money for schools in the UK. All schools supported by the lottery will benefit the UK and its residents, but what we think is really appealing is that for every £1 ticket purchased by our school community - 40p will come directly to us to top up our fundraising!
Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 per week, with a top prize of £25,000!
Each ticket will consist of 6 numbers and each number will be between 0 and 9. There will be a draw every Saturday night when a 6 digit winning combination will be picked. Match all 6 and you win the JACKPOT!
There is also a guaranteed winner for each school every Saturday which is drawn on a raffle basis, so there are two chances to win a prize.
Play the lottery, support our school - it’s that simple!
Follow the link to purchase tickets, we wish you the best of luck!!
PTA Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 17th October 2024 at 3.30pm in the school hall. All welcome!
ALL CHANGE! ………..Introducing:
Parents and Teachers Association Co-Chairs,
GEMMA & JENNIE!
They may be new Co-Chairs, but Gemma and Jennie are well established in the school community having been with the PTA for some time. Keen to be approachable, whether you are asking for something, giving ideas or offering your much needed and very welcome time and support, do catch them to say ‘Hi!’
An insight into Gemma: “Mum to Emmy in Year 3 and Mols who will (hopefully) start Reception in September. I work as a hairdresser - (although you wouldn't know it from my own!) - and an assistant in a company that sells super comfy underwear. My partner and I also run a couple of small businesses in property and the construction industry. We are so happy at the school and love the community although sadly we are not currently local, we make our way over regularly for the beautiful walks around Long Compton!”
An insight into Jennie: “Mum to Flynn in year 3 and Lottie in reception, living in lovely Long Compton for the past 5 years, which have flown by here. I work alongside my two brothers as a Director of two family businesses - a farming based business and….a specialist jetty and pontoon company! I do love cheese, especially if accompanied by wine! Give me a glass of wine and I’ll agree to all sorts of things!”
Jennie and Gemma have been busy taking over the PTA knowledge to enable the mind stretching, wonderful activities it funds for our children, as well as nuts and bolts items needed for schooling, that we take for granted every day.
Who are we?
Friends of Acorns Primary is a mixture of parents that work together for the benefit of our school. Some are full-time parents, some work part time or full time. We depend on a continual cycle of parent involvement.
Here's a list of 10 reasons why helping us will greatly improve your child's experience of school:
1. You are vital to the success of the school
2. It's TOTALLY flexible!
3. You'll feel more connected
4. You'll part of a great network
5. Make a difference
6. We're not just for Mums!
7 Be a role model
8. What the FOAP does affects every parent (and pupil)
9. It's fun!
10. Finally . . .