Below is information from PTA.
LOTS of News and Chat from PTA for the start of new school year – 2019-2020. Check the PTA blog posts for updates and invitations.
To capture it all in one go – you can enjoy a cuppa and read of the current newsletter.
Hello to new PPS Families for 2017/18.
A warm welcome to the new children joining PPS next term, and to their families, from the PTA. We just wanted to take a minute to ask you to consider helping us raise funds for the school, by joining our Pencaitland PS School Lottery.
Every year we fund equipment and events for the children such as new P1 gym bags, school trips, playground equipment, and nursery/leavers gifts, as well as one off items such as new stage curtains, a nursery revamps, and financial support for the brand new literacy programme for P1 to P3.
We run several fundraising activities, such as the Family Fun Day, and (coming this autumn) a ‘pub quiz’. One of our newer efforts, and we hope one of the easiest ways to ask parents and family members to support the school, is by joining our School Lottery. Tickets are only £1 per week, and after admin and prize money, all profits come directly to us. Every week one of our supporters wins a prize. At the moment we are up to 82 tickets per week. We’d love to get that number up to 100, which would mean over £2000 raised for the school per year.
Its very easy to join. Please click on the link on the leaflet and search for Pencaitland Primary School. If anyone wants to join but doesn’t have access to internet, please get in touch via the school, and I’ll be happy to help you join over the phone.
Kate Heggie – Treasurer, PTA
Well done – what’s the definition?
A) How this Scottish person looks after a day in the sun?
B) A way to order steak?
C) The way the PTA run an event.
Answer: ALL of the above.
A HUGE well done to the PTA Team plus their sub group of helpers who organised another fantastic Family Fun Day (eternally known as The Spring Fayre to oldtimers). The parents and teachers who supported by turning out on the day to man stalls and café etc were greatly appreciated – and there’s no doubt that the children and families plus friends attending had a fantastic day!
The children are always stars of course – with superb entries for the Amazing Spaces competition. Some fancy dress fun and the highlight – the wonderful talent competition. Absolutely wonderful talent competition! So well done to everyone who took part and entertained their audience so much – special mention to DJ David and Compère Scott – who set up the mini stage and kept the flow!
To the bakers, the cooks at BBQ and the candyfloss team and bar staff and to the hard working café volunteers – you kept everyone happy and catered for. To Neill, Dave and the Neighbours – GAZEBOS R US team – who provided the shelter for Chefs and Bar :). To Vic, the relief janitor – what a star! The set up and clear down teams – well, without that, there’s nothing and big thanks to our mini helpers for pitching in too!
and there’s more…..
Tombola, lucky dip, mini zoo, giant bouncy slide, sumo tournament, beat the goalie, obstacle course, splat the rat, wet sponge game, hook the duck, facepainting star Lynn – Fantoosh Face Art – Photo booth manager Ralph, Toy/Clothing/Books stall volunteers, plant stall, chill-out zone and story stones – was there anything we didn’t have??
Tractor, sheep pen and ice cream van – ‘have a go fun area’, Choir singing, Zumba join in demo… Fantastic!!!
So to the incredible team – the PPS PTA and their “Family Fun Day” sub group – WOW. You knocked our socks off!
It’s Nearly Here – Annual Family Fun Day (aka The Spring Fayre).
As always, a lovely community day out planned with something for everyone. Highlights this year’s “Amazing Spaces” competition to design your Ideal Playground (we can’t wait to see the entries); a fun talent competition and the school brass group playing. Chill-out arts and crafts zone, crazy bouncy fun, assault course, face-painting, badge making and loads more alongside BBQ and candy floss. Don’t forget the fancy dress parade either!
All welcome – so please share with new neighbours, old friends and those no longer connected with the school directly.
Helpers for all the usual tasks (manning play stations, helping with set up and clear up) required to make the day go smoothly and ensure everyone gets a chance to enjoy at least some of it with their kids and families, so please do roll up sleeves and pitch in where you can. To sign up is very simple – just follow this link.
When? Saturday 27th May 2017. 2-5 pm for event (set up any time from 7am)
Where? PPS – The Glebe. You can’t miss it! (Don’t forget, no parking on The Glebe and only disabled access to school car park).
Please take a moment to read this newsletter as it contains important information about a new PTA lottery initiative that concerns the whole community. Please use this link if you are interested in using easyfundraising.org as we get extra bonuses for referring customers.
PTA Winter Newsletter
EVENT * EVENT * EVENT * EVENT * EVENT
Fri 18th Nov. ’16 : Join the upstyled Ladies (and lads) Pamper Night to help raise money for the Nursery. Target is £1000 so come join the fun, bring friends and lets create a bit of magic for our youngest pupils.
STOP PRESS: Thanks to all who came along and all who offered an Auction Prize…..figures to be confirmed but we got close to our target!
Your Local School Lottery.
The PTA now have a new easy way of fundraising for the school. Managed through an approved website, you have the chance to join the schools lottery.
Why should I join? Source Info from webpage.
Here are just some of several good reasons:
- In contrast to the National lottery, who only pass on 28p in every pound, and the Health Lottery who pass on a miserly 20.2p to good causes, we at your school lottery are extremely proud to say we put both of them to shame by promising a minimum PTA contribution of 40%. That’s almost DOUBLE the Health Lottery and over 42% more pence in the pound than what the National Lottery do.
- You know (and you can see) that your money is going back into your community and your school will benefit from your contribution.
- You have a much better chance of winning than other lotteries. Unlike most other lotteries, this number will be unique to you and will be yours for as long as you participate. You can purchase more than one number if you wish.
- The more people that join, the bigger the prizes and the better off your school will be.
So, for every £1 raised, 40p goes to PTA account for use to support PPS.
Q: If my school gets 40p per entry, where does the other 60p go?
A: The 60p gets divided into two. 36p is used to support the prizes and the remaining 24p is used to administer the lottery itself.
What do you get? The chance to win a local (school) lottery and the chance to be entered into a national jackpot lottery every week.
Together we can make a difference. Your School Lottery – How it Works
As a supporter, you can join for as little as £1 per week and for this, you will have the chance of winning a guaranteed weekly prize for someone within your school community. The more people that participate, the bigger this guaranteed prize becomes and the more money raised for your school.
On top of this, you will also be entered into a separate draw with a chance to win an amazing £25,000 EVERY WEEK! We are the first lottery organisation that provides both a guaranteed weekly prize AND a potentially life changing win.
Whilst your lottery will be just for your school and its community. The site hosts the lotteries of many schools and by managing all the lotteries centrally the system is more efficient. This gives us the scale which enables schools to provide much bigger prizes than they could do on their own whilst also generating as much profit for the school as possible.
Every Saturday, both of these draws will take place with results posted on our website. Winners for both draws will be advised directly and will be paid automatically, so if you don’t have the time to check who’s won, we’ll let you know!
All you need is to be over 16 and have a bank account.
Pencaitland Primary School PTA is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Scottish Charity Number: SC042585.
The PTA organises events and raises money for the school. The PTA set up and helps to look after the school garden and organises the after-school French Club. The PTA has also organised the annual Fireworks until recently and the day of fun with the Spring Fayre. The PTA regularly pays for important extras that the school cannot fund directly.
Please click on the links below to read minutes of PTA meetings.