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.

 

What does the money raised get used for?

Every year group has £500 towards the costs of trips or events. This may be used to subsidise a single trip or put towards multiple trips and events.

Science this year includes workshops for all children at a cost of £1000 which is being covered by PTA funding.

During EmmBook week to celebrate world book day all the children participate in drama workshops over the course of the week. The costs of these works shops are covered by PTA funding too.

Previously the PTA have paid for the construction of our Trim Trail and contributed to the costs of our reading chalet both of which benefit all children in the school.

This term we are committing £7500 to the resurfacing of the ground around our trim trail making to accessible for more of the year for all the children.

 

Summer Fair Thank You!

Summer Fair 2023 – Thank You

A massive £6,448.88 was raised at the 2023 Summer Fair and through the auction and raffle ticket sales.

A huge, sincere thank you to all who played a part in its success, whether it was… baking a cake, donating a raffle prize, helping on a stall, having a go on the inflatables or games, having your face painted,  donating or winning a soft toy, buying a raffle ticket, buying a hot dog, cake or drink, performing, etc. etc….. it all added up to make the Summer Fair a great fun afternoon and immensely successful. 

We would also like to take the opportunity again to say an enormous thank you to all our sponsors.

Feedback

We’d really appreciate your feedback and any ideas you have for future summer events or other events throughout the year – so please can you take a few minutes to complete this survey form:

Please click on this link: https://forms.gle/jop6471TJ4WU9VCo7

All completed feedback forms received by Wednesday 19th July 2023 will be entered into a draw to win two free tickets to the next adult evening event in the winter term. If you do not wish to be entered into the draw, please advise us [email protected]

We would also like to take the opportunity again to say an enormous thank you to all our sponsors.

Bags2School

Thank you for all your generous donations, Bags2School raised a fantastic £303.50.

Thank you to Theoni Georgiou for organising this.

PTA Competition

The theme for the fair this year is ‘around the world’ and we’d like to invite all Infant and Junior school children to get creative and enter this year’s Summer Fair competition.

Children are invited to decorate a flag so it represents them. They might choose to include their hobbies / interests, culture / family heritage, favourite colours, animals etc… and can use paint, pens, pencils and other materials to create their design. It’s totally up to them!

The children’s flags will be hung in trees and on railings in school grounds for all to enjoy at the Summer Fair.

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 [email protected]. The PTA welcome new members and look forward to hearing from you.

PTA Committee

Co-Chairs – Caitlin Wales & Helen Venfield

Co-Vice Chairs – Christine Leddy & Emma Grainger

Co-Treasurers – Madhu Kalepu & Stephanie Wood

Secretary – Claire Lyne

and supported by lots of lovely friends of the PTA.

Get Involved

If you would like to get involved with the PTA, please contact the Chair by email [email protected] You can put in as much or as little time as you have, helping out on ad-hoc projects or taking on a specific role  – you’d be amazed at the hobbies and skills we can make use of! The PTA welcome all new members and look forward to hearing from you.

PTA Bank Account Details (BACS)

The PTA bank account details are: Sort Code 30-91-11 account no: 02180810, please ensure you include the correct reference when making payments, thank you.

PTA Class Representatives

A massive thank you to all those who have agreed to be PTA class representatives. We really appreciate your support. 

We are still on the lookout for willing volunteers especially from years 3 and 6.

The Class Representative will share updates and information about upcoming PTA events & initiatives with parents & carers in their child’s class / year (via WhatsApp / Facebook etc…), and feedback thoughts & ideas to the committee. It won’t take up much time at all. 

By bringing together a group of Class Reps (at least one Rep from each Class / Year group) we’re hoping to streamline our communications to parents & carers, increase awareness of all the exciting PTA events & activities planned throughout the school year and welcome more friends to our PTA.

Below is the list of reps for each Juniors year group:

  • Year 3: Pam Peers
  • Year 4: Sean O’Grady, Sara Bradley, James Berkeley
  • Year 5: Claire Watson
  • Year 6: Sean Clarkson

If you’re interested in being a representative for your child’s class or you’d like any more information, we’d love to hear from you.

Please contact Gen Cotter: [email protected]

Save the Date...

Spring term

Toys4Life Collection – Monday 8th/Tuesday 9th January

(similar to Bag2School but for toys)

Bag2School – Thursday 18th/Friday 19th January

PTA Meeting – Infant School – Thursday 18th January 7:00pm-8:00pm

Silver Smarties Challenge – February half term, 12th-16th February

Infants Movie night – Friday 2nd February after school  

Juniors Movie night – Friday 2nd February after school

Easter Egg Hunt – Friday 22nd March – at school pick

Summer Fair and Circus – Saturday 22nd June

Bag2School – Thursday 11th/Friday 12th July

Calling all Crafters

Would you like to join the PTA Social Craft group? You could make items such as scrunchies, hair clips, bunting, purses, memory bears  etc out of donated uniform, as well as seasonal items to sell at PTA events throughout the year. If you are interested or you have a friend, neighbour or relative who would love to be involved,  please contact Christine Leddy for further details – 07905 799185.

Uniform and Fancy Dress Collection Bins

Please can we ask for donations of pre loved school uniform, school related fancy dress, World Book Day costumes, Christmas jumpers and coloured t shirts for Sports Day, in good, clean, re-useable condition. The items that you kindly donate will help other school families and raise vital funds for our schools through the PTA second hand uniform sales. 

We have placed some labelled wheelie bins against the fence under the trees by the Infant School crossing and these will be the collection points for any items you wish to donate. 

For any families that require help to purchase uniform, please contact the appropriate school office with details & sizes of the items that you need and they will contact the PTA anonymously on your behalf.

We will be holding uniform sales each term, in the meantime please submit requests to purchase uniform to the PTA

on [email protected]

World Book Day/Class Topic Fancy Dress Sale

Thank you to all those who donated costumes and purchased costumes and to Kate Benson and the selling volunteers. I am pleased to say we raised the great figure of £102, which will go back to the schools to fund important resources and experiences for our children.

Please add back in name labels, class reps, bank details and get involved as below

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 10 April 2024)

Dear Parents & Carers, 
 
Welcome to another fantastic term at Emmbrook Junior School. We hope you’ve all had a fabulous holiday and a well deserved rest. Pleas find a below a list of dates for the coming term. This list is not definitive and may be subject to change (so make sure you keep an eye out for emails) but should give you a good idea of what’s coming up this term. 
 
Many thanks from the EJS Team
 

15th April First Day of Term

17th April Year 4 America Day

18th April – PTA committee meeting (7pm)

26th April – PTA Comedy Night

6th May Bank Holiday

6th – 12th May Deaf Awareness Week

20th May – Y6 Trip to Marwell Zoo

23rd May – Exhibition Morning

27th May Bank Holiday

27th May – 31st May Half Term

3rd June Inset Day (School Closed)

6th June – Y5 Trip to Lego Land

7th June – PTA Ice Cream Fridays begins

12th June – Y4 trip to Blue Reef Aquarium

22nd June – PTA Summer Fair & Circus

26th June -Transition Day

8th July – Year 6 Production (1.30pm)

9th July – Year 6 Production (6-7.30pm)

10th July – Y3 trip to Roald Dahl Museum

11th July – Sports Day

18th July – Year 6 Leavers Party, 6.30-8.30pm

19th July Last Day of Term 2pm finish

You can find term dates for next year on our website.