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Welcome to Greenmount Primary School's PTA

 

NEXT ZOOM MEETING

WEDNESDAY 4th NOVEMBER, 7pm

The meeting ID and Password will be published on Class Dojo.

Everyone welcome.

CURRENT FUNDRAISING:

 

"Half and Half" Club

Charity Registration Number: 1095777  Lottery Licence Number: LOT0556

The “Half and Half” Club is a simple, but effective way of boosting PTA funds and achieving our goal to provide additional Reading Books for the children in school. By joining the Half and Half club you can help your child’s school as well as having a chance to win cash prizes every month! The Greenmount Primary School Half and Half Club is a private lottery and is open to all parents, staff and friends of Greenmount Primary School. Anyone age 16 or over can join. Members of the club pay a £20 subscription which entitles them to be entered into each of the 10 draws over the course of the year. Entry for 2020/2021 draw is now CLOSED.

Half of the money raised from subscriptions to the club becomes the prize draw, the other half is transferred to the PTA fundraising account.

A full copy of the Terms and Conditions can be found here: 

https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/greenmount-primary-school/UploadedDocument/e5d1a7aaa4c64e2c94551be3666c6dd7/half-and-half-2020-2021-invite.pdf.

The draws will take place on:

Friday, 16th October

Friday, 20th November

Friday, 18th December

Friday, 15th January

Friday, 12th February

Friday, 19th March

Friday, 23rd April

Friday, 21st May

Friday, 18th June

Friday, 16th July

 

 

Christmas Secret Shop

 

To take part, please fill out this form by 27th November

 

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Child Drawn Tea Towels

The children will be drawing their own portraits to be printed on to tea towels.

The completed tea towels will make such lovely gifts this Christmas and will be available to order very soon - keep a look out on the newsletter and Facebook.

 

 

Non Uniform Day / Christmas Prize Draw

This year's Christmas Prize Draw will be a very special one!

Each school day in December, a winner will be drawn, winning one of 14 exciting prizes!

At this time of year, we usually ask for donations of bottles or chocolate in return for a non uniform day. This year, on non-uniform day - Friday 20th November - we are asking for donations towards your class' Colour Themed Hamper. Each class will be assigned their own colour. Come to school that day wearing something in that colour and donate a gift for the hamper of that colour- chocolate, toy, book, anything you can think of!

We will then include these hampers in the Prize Draw !!

 

 

Have a zoom call with Father Christmas!

Even Santa has zoom in 2020! Look out for the booking form to have a special chat with him - straight from the North Pole.

 

 

We're collecting used ink cartridges!

There is now a recycling box for ink cartridges in the foyer at school.

Please refer to the Facepage Page for photos of the list of accepted ink cartridges. They also accept named toner cartridges. Please place any used cartridges in the box for collection and please ask workplaces if we can have the toner cartridges if they are not refilled.

Many thanks.

 

 

The Giving Machine:

You can support the PTA's fundraising target by generating free donations for us every time you shop online via TheGivingMachine. Sign up, install the app on your mobile device or set the 'shop and give' reminder on your desktop and get started now. It doesn't cost you anything, but raises vital funds for our school. Please do tell your friends and family how they can help us at no extra cost too

 

https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/causes/greenmount-primary-school-pta/

 

Second Hand Uniform Shop

 

Our storage boxes are full so we are NOT accepting any donations at the moment.

 

We are currently NOT taking any online orders for second hand uniform.

 

Dates for our next pop-up shop will be advertised shortly.

Our fundraising:

 

Greenmount Primary School has a very active PTA.

Over the years, PTA fundraisers have allowed the purchase of some fantastic resources for our school.

 

During 2018-2019, we raised £11,200 which was spent on:

* additional iPads

* Y6 bowling trip

* the whole school art project (see the flowers outside the main entrance !)

* new programmable robots for Computing lessons 

* new laptops

* parents' texting service

* Parents' Evening booking system

* picnic tables for the school field

*£50 for each class to spend on essential supplies

* 40 new glockenspiels for music lessons 

 

For 2019 - 2020, we are fundraising for:

* additional iPads

* new playground equipment

* a whole school art project

* texting service

* Parents' Evening booking system 

 

Events for 2019 - 2020

Wednesday, 18th September @ 7.00 p.m.          PTA AGM

Wednesday, 25th September @ 7.00 p.m.         Cheese and Wine

Friday, 8th November                                            Glow Discos    Raised £453

Saturday, 7th December @ 3.00 p.m.                 Christmas Fair    Raised £3544.76

Friday, 13th December                                           Secret Christmas Shop

Christmas                                                                My Child's Art   Raised £109.92

                                                                                  Santa's Sleigh (with Rotary)   Raised £140

Friday, 7th February @ 5.30 p.m.                          Infant Disco

Friday, 7th February @ 6.45 p.m.                          Junior Disco

Thursday, 19th March                                             Mothers’ Day Shop

Friday, 24th April @ 7.00 p.m.                              Family Race Night CANCELLED

Friday, 15th May @ 5.30 p.m.                                 Infant Disco CANCELLED

Friday, 15th May @ 6.45 p.m.                                 Junior Disco CANCELLED

Thursday, 11th June                                                ONLINE Fathers’ Day Shop - Raised £

Saturday, 27th June @ 12.00 p.m.                       Summer Fair - CANCELLED

 

 

WE NEED YOU MORE THAN EVER!!

 

Here's How To Get Involved!

 

Meetings:

All parents are very welcome to attend the PTA meetings. You can come to one, all, any you like and you can be as involved as you can / wish to be. There is no pressure. Meetings generally last an hour and are held in school with the Headmaster - just turn up and ring the bell!. If you are interested in attending, please just come along !  We're a friendly bunch and we'd appreciate the extra support!

 

*We will adapt the way we meet in line with the most recent Covid restrictions so please keep an eye out on Dojo for the latest*

 

Volunteering:

If you can't make the meetings but would like to be involved, we are always looking for help at our events - discos, secret shops, fairs etc. We need lots of support to run these events and so an hour of volunteering does make all the difference. 

 

Attending events:

Of course our fundraising events are worthless unless you come along and support them! The proceeds go straight back to school and the children really love it too.

 

Second Hand Uniform Shop:

We've had huge success with our online and 'pop-up' Second Hand Uniform Shops. There are hundreds of high quality items of uniform for sale. All proceeds of the shop go directly back to school. 

 

The Giving Machine:

 

You can support the PTA's fundraising target by generating free donations for us every time you shop online via TheGivingMachine. Sign up, install the app on your mobile device or set the 'shop and give' reminder on your desktop and get started now. It doesn't cost you anything, but raises vital funds for our school. Please do tell your friends and family how they can help us at no extra cost too

 

https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/causes/greenmount-primary-school-pta/

 

Contact Us:

If you would like further information about any PTA events, if you have some ideas or feedback that may be of help, if you'd like to volunteer or have any other enquiry, please speak to our chair - Kathy (mum of Thomas in Year 5), a PTA Committee member or email us - greenmountpta@live.com

We are also very active on the 'Parents of Greenmount Primary School, Bury' Facebook page.

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