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.
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.
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)
- Treegan Cakes & Bakes
Chair: Helen Venfield and Ellie Pollitt
Vice-Chair – Emma Grainger
Treasurer – Stephanie Wood
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.
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.
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
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