PTA

Parent Teacher Association

Emmbrook Junior and Infant schools have a combined PTA. This is an invaluable part of the school team as it successfully raises funds for additional little extras that enhance the children’s lives in both schools.

Fund Raising

Our PTA hold a number of events throughout the school year to raise money for both schools. Our main events are the Christmas and Summer Fairs although other events such as quiz nights and ‘pamper’ evenings for the parents, and disco for the children are also part of the PTA calendar.

The money raised by the PTA has recently been spent on tyre park and fitness trail, digital cameras, basketball nets, football kit, stage lighting and Flip video recorders.

Get Involved

If you would like to get involved with the PTA, please contact the Chair by email emmbrookprimaryptachair@gmail.com. The PTA welcome new members and look forward to hearing from you.

Recent Events

Friday 13th May saw the return of the PTA Quiz night after more than 3 years break, see photos from the evening below.  The junior school hall was packed with 96 quizzers, making up 15 teams, all competing for the top spot.  Our fantastic question masters Mr Fox and Mr Fisher delivered a quiz designed to test even the best masterminds.  With rounds covering Christmas music to some fastest finger first online rounds, it was a thoroughly entertaining evening, rounded off with a cunning mental arithmetic challenge complete with actions and animal sounds (you really had to be there!)

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and spent their hard-earned money at the bar.  Thank you to Vicky Goncalves who organised the event supported by a great team of volunteers. Last but not least, an enormous thank you to Mr Fox and Mr Fisher for putting the quiz together and running such a fun event.  We had so much positive feedback and couldn’t have done it without you!

We are pleased to announce that we raised over £1,700 on the night, resulting in a net profit for the school of £1,310 (leftover stock to be used at the Summer Fair).

The PTA would like to thank everyone who donated raffle prizes:

  • Bombay Story
  • Fiona Parry Boutique
  • M.E. Pilates Academy
  • Jack & Freda
  • Everyman Wokingham
  • COOK (Wokingham)
  • Waterstones (Wokingham)
  • Tropic
  • Treegan Cakes & Bakes

PTA Committee

Chair: Helen Venfield and Ellie Pollitt

Vice-Chair – Emma Grainger

Treasurer – Stephanie Wood

PTA Meetings

Next Meeting (the AGM) Date is April 25th at the Infant School from 6:30pm which will be a short meeting to fulfil AGM obligations.

PTA Minutes

Upcoming Events

The dates of all upcoming events are yet to be agreed but in order to give you an idea of what is coming up.

Save the Date

Summer Fair – Saturday 25th June

Royal Ramble - Saturday 28th of May

The Emmbrook Trail’s Royal Ramble is taking place later this month starting on Saturday the 28th of May and running until Monday the 6th of June, to include the Inset Day.

Maps are available to purchase via a Google form (see link below), and will be sent out from school with your child before half term.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/ e/1FAIpQLScI90T_LHz9PMlWSAquSXBHacEEdul07qjaWSkUW ksaqOlvoQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Good luck on your ramble…can you find all the wonderful Royal displays?!”

Other events in the pipeline...

  • Ice Cream Sales – when the weather turns look out for ice-cream
  • Bags2School – 17th June
  • Summer Fair – 25th June
  • Sports Day – 14th July (19th July backup)
  • Y6 leavers’ Party – 15th July
  • Scholastic books – next date TBC

Raising Funds

Name labels:  We’ve found a way to reduce lost property AND raise money for the PTA! If you are looking to order name labels please think about using ‘My Nametags’ as the PTA are paid a commission of 24% of each order value when you provide our school ID: 18970. Please click on the link to have a browse – My Nametags

Important message

School Information

(Updated 13 May 2022)

Dear Parents & Carers,

You can find a link to Key Information relating to Covid-19 here.

You can find the governments ‘COVID-19 Response: Living with COVID-19’ here.

Summer Term 2021-22

26th May 2022 – Exhibition Morning – 9:30am – 10:30am

27th May 2022 – Platinum Jubilee Celebrations inc. union jack themed non-uniform day

30th May – 3rd June 2022 – Half Term

6th June 2022 – INSET Day (school closed)

8th June 2022 – Class Photos

13th – 17th June 2022 – Assessment Week

17th June 2022 – Bags2School Collection

21st June 2022 – Induction Evening for New Y3 Parents

22nd June 2022 – Changeover (transition) Day – children will be spending the day with their new teachers

25th June 2022 – PTA Summer Fair from 2pm – put it in your diary

8th July 2022 – Year 3 to Butser Ancient Farm

11th July 2022 – Year Production & Leavers’ Assembly Matinee (1:30pm)

12th July 2022 – Year 6 Production & Leavers’ Assembly Evening (6pm)

14th July 2022 – Sports Day

15th July 2022 – End of Year reports Out

15th July 2022 – Y6 Leavers’ Party (PTA)

19th July 2022 – Parents’ Consultations (Reports)

20th July 2022 – Last Day of Term (2pm Finish)

21st July 2022 – Additional Bank Holiday (School Closed)

Many Thanks

EJS Team