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Christmas Stalls Flyer 1st December 2017

St Matthew's Golf Day Friday 13th October 2017

PTA Meeting Minutes for Wednesday 3rd May 2017

St Matthew’s Annual Golf Day Friday 13th October

Save the date for St Matthew’s Golf Day which is due to take place at High Legh Golf Club on Friday 13th October 2017.

The event is open to all parents & friends….grandparents, aunties,

uncles….men....ladies.

 

Face Painters

 

The PTA are needing some Face painters for the Summer Fair if you can help or know someone who can please email

stmatthewspta@gmail.com.

 

 

Sponsorship/Raffle Prizes

 

Please can you consider  sponsoring a stall / donating a raffle prize for the Summer Fair - if you would like to help in any way you can go to

http://strettonwalkingday.co.uk/stretton-walking-day-sponsorship-packages/

for further details or again email

stmatthewspta@gmail.com.

 

Walking Day Preparations

 

The PTA are busy  gearing up for Walking Day on Saturday 15th July and currently are in need of Sponsors and Raffle Prizes.   Please contact the PTA Committee or the School Office if you can help! 

 

 

PTA Minutes of Meeting 6th April 2017

PTA Hanging Basket Sale Order Form

Next PTA Meeting is on Thursday 6th April, 2017, at 7pm at the Thorn Inn

PTA Minutes of the Meeting Wednesday 8th March 2017

PTA Minutes of the Meeting Wednesday 18th January, 2017

The PTA raised a phenomenal £2246.15 through the Christmas Stalls, Christmas Raffle and the sale of raffle tickets at the KS1 Nativities. An amazing amount which will benefit the children and a special thanks to Debs Lagar and Lean Dagley.

Our Christmas Stalls have been fantastic! It was lovely to see so many people enjoying the mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas Stalls.  Thank you to our amazing PTA who have worked so hard to organise and run the event.

Our Christmas Stalls have been fantastic and we enjoyed the mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas Stalls - and welcoming our special visitor. Thank you to our PTA!

Our Christmas Stalls have been fantastic and we enjoyed the mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas Stalls - and welcoming our special visitor.  Thank you to our PTA! 1
Our Christmas Stalls have been fantastic and we enjoyed the mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas Stalls - and welcoming our special visitor.  Thank you to our PTA! 2
Our Christmas Stalls have been fantastic and we enjoyed the mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas Stalls - and welcoming our special visitor.  Thank you to our PTA! 3
Our Christmas Stalls have been fantastic and we enjoyed the mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas Stalls - and welcoming our special visitor.  Thank you to our PTA! 4
Our Christmas Stalls have been fantastic and we enjoyed the mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas Stalls - and welcoming our special visitor.  Thank you to our PTA! 5
Our Christmas Stalls have been fantastic and we enjoyed the mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas Stalls - and welcoming our special visitor.  Thank you to our PTA! 6
Our Christmas Stalls have been fantastic and we enjoyed the mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas Stalls - and welcoming our special visitor.  Thank you to our PTA! 7
Our Christmas Stalls have been fantastic and we enjoyed the mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas Stalls - and welcoming our special visitor.  Thank you to our PTA! 8
Our Christmas Stalls have been fantastic and we enjoyed the mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas Stalls - and welcoming our special visitor.  Thank you to our PTA! 9
Our Christmas Stalls have been fantastic and we enjoyed the mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas Stalls - and welcoming our special visitor.  Thank you to our PTA! 10

PTA Minutes of the Meeting On 9th November 2016

PTA MEETINGS

 

The next meeting of the PTA will be held on :

   

  • January 18th 2017 @ 7pm in  the Thorn Inn, Appleton Thorn.

 

We do still require a Secretary to join the 2016/17 Committee and if you are interested or would just like to know more, please do get in touch.

 

Email stmatthewspta@gmail.com, contact one of the PTA Members or the Head Teacher.

Agenda Wednesday 9th November 2016

Everyone's Welcome

The PTA is only a success because of all the hard work put in by the committee members and parent helpers.  All meetings are open to all parents/carers and everyone is welcome and indeed encouraged to join in.

The 2016/17 Elected PTA Committee

Co- Chairs:

 

Sarah Williams

Joanne Griffin 

 

Vice Chair:

Vacant

Treasurer:

 

Ankar (Shadowed by Joanne Harris)

 

Secretary:      Vacant
Staff:

 

Hazel Fryman                     Debbie Chalmers

Julie McClellan

   
The 2016/17 Class Representatives
 
Reception: Anika Neill, Mike Robinson, Claire Langley, Maddy Murdoch
Year 1: Leann Dagley, Binita Kane, Deborah Lagar
Year 2: Joanne Harris, Suzanne Cutler
Year 3: Sam Atkinson, Sarah Philips
Year 4: Louise Johnstone, Nicola Haworth
Year 5: Sue Martyn, Jane Whitmarsh
Year 6: Nyree Hodgson, Sara Brogan

PTA Meeting Dates 2016/17

 

The dates of the PTA Meetings and Coffee Mornings are to be confirmed, on the appointment of a new Chair, but the ones in the diary so far are :-

 

AGM  / PTA                           Tuesday        27th September     3.30pm         School Hall

Follow-on from AGM              Thursday       6th  October          7.30pm         Staff Room

Follow-on from AGM              Friday            7th October           9.00am         School 


PTA                                        Wednesday    9th October          7.00pm         Thorn Inn

                                               Wednesday    18th January         7.00pm         Thorn Inn

                                               Wednesday    27th April             7.00pm          Thorn Inn

 

 

 

Events 2016/17 - Volunteers Wanted

Discos - Help Required

 

Each Term we support the Teachers in helping and serving refreshments at the School Discos.  If you would like to help out at any of the sessions then please email stmatthewspta@gmail.com with your contact details.

 

Discos will be held on:

 

  • Thursday 20th October 2016
  • Thursday 16th February 2017
  • Thursday 25th May 2017

 

and on each occasion they are split into two sessions:

 

  • First Session    :  5.00pm - 6.00pm - Year R, Year 1, Year 2
  • Second Session : 6.15pm - 7.30pm  - Years 3-6
Mothering Sunday Assembly - Friday 24th March 2017

Volunteers are wanted to assist in the Mothering Sunday Assembly which is organised by school.

 

The Mothering Sunday Assembly takes place in the school hall for mums/carers from Year R, Year 1, Year 2 on Friday 24th March at 2pm.

 

We need a couple of mums, ideally from the upper years, to help with arranging the flowers and serving teas and cakes.  If you have some free time on the morning of the 24th March or can help set up the teas/cakes from 1.30pm onwards then we would be delighted to hear from you.    

 

Please send your contact details to stmatthewspta@gmail.com.

 

Dress Down Day for Easter Egg Bingo - Friday 31st March 2017

 

In return for, Friday 31st March being a non-uniform day, the children bring into school Easter Eggs which are then used as prizes for the Easter Egg Bingo Sessions.           

 

The Easter Egg Bingo Sessions are held at 5.00pm and 6.30pm respectively on Friday the 31st March.  Tickets will be available nearer the date from your Class Reps.

 

Volunteers are required for set up before 5.00pm, for clean-up at 6.00pm, for clean-up and tidy away at 7.30pm and for serving refreshments at each of the Sessions.  If you can do a little of anything please do get in touch.  

 

Please send your contact details to stmatthewspta@gmail.com.

Sports Day - Friday 19th May 2017

 

The Refreshments Marquee is up and running on Sports Day which is held on Friday 19th May at 1.15pm on the school field.  Lots of helpers are needed to serve sandwiches, cakes, teas, coffees and cold drinks to all those who have come straight from work, or just ambled along to watch our wonderful children give it their very best.  

 

​If you are able to help set up equipment from 12 noon or help serve refreshments, or indeed help to pack away at the end of the day, it would be so much appreciated.  Please send your contact details to stmatthewspta@gmail.com.

Father's Day Afternoon and Assembly - Friday 16th June 2017

The Father's Day Afternoon and Assembly for Year R, Year 1, Year 2, is great fun and the children just love to have their Fathers/Grand-Fathers/Carers around to show off their talents in class or on the sports field.

 

Please be aware that the Father's Day Afternoon is for all Fathers/Grand-Fathers/Carers from Year R to Year 6, but the Assembly is just for those associated with Year R, Year 1, and Year 2.   All years are then joined together for refreshments once the Assembly has ended.  Timings to be confirmed.    

 

Help is required for set-up and running of the refreshments stall, and of course, tidying away.  

 

If you are free on this afternoon then please again, send your contact details to stmatthewspta@gmail.com.

Walk of Witness and Summer Fair - Saturday 15th July 2017

This is by far the PTA's and the schools biggest event of the year.

 

It is a fantastic day and enjoyed by many not just from St Matthew's School and St Matthew's Church but also from the wider community.  There is much to be done!

 

More than ever, this is the one that requires 'all hands on deck'.  It can't be done with just a few people, it needs volunteers right across the board.  From setting up the marquees and tables in the early morning, setting up stalls, cooking in the kitchen, manning stalls and tidying away at the end of a very busy, exhausting and yet fun-filled day.

 

However, long before the day of Saturday 15th July commences, there is a whole list of things to be organised: raffle prizes and sponsorship to be sourced; raffle tickets to be sold; leaflets to be designed, printed and distributed in the area; newsletters to be composed; banners to be erected; food to be ordered; stall prizes organised; field activities to be booked... and the list goes on.

 

Most of those who have been involved in organising and running the events on the day ... wouldn't miss the opportunity to do it all again each and every year, as their children have moved through the school from Year R to Year 6.  It is now time for a whole new set of parents to make this day their own..... have their input, bring in fresh ideas, make it a fun-filled special time for their children.  

 

If this is something you wish to participate in, do get in touch - anything at all would be helpful.  

 

It would also be tremendous to hear from you if you can donate raffle prizes or sponsor a stall.

 

Nearer the date, Rotas will be, as usual, put up outside classrooms - when they are up, please do add your name to a time slot.  If there are no helpers, there cannot be any stalls.

 

However, I know that those parents/carers at St Matthew's will not disappoint, and the Summer Fair will be, just so fabulous (with sunshine!!).

 

YOUR CHILDREN NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

 

In 2015/16, together we raised an amazing £11,324.50 which couldn't have been achieved without the wonderful support of everyone in our school community.  Thank you all.

 

The 2016/17 Committee will once again pledged to raise those much needed funds but cannot achieve this without your help but in order to take this forward the PTA requires a Chair and Treasurer.  

 

Why?

As you will know the school budget is very tight and just cannot stretch to provide everything our children need to help them thrive in a happy learning environment.

 

The PTA reinvest, the funds raised, into school to buy the extras that really do make a difference to our children.

 

 

Here are some of the things your money has bought forthe children ... you can see that they are learning and enjoying the new equipment!

Here are some of the things your money has bought forthe children ... you can see that they are learning and enjoying the new equipment! 1
Here are some of the things your money has bought forthe children ... you can see that they are learning and enjoying the new equipment! 2
Here are some of the things your money has bought forthe children ... you can see that they are learning and enjoying the new equipment! 3
Here are some of the things your money has bought forthe children ... you can see that they are learning and enjoying the new equipment! 4
Here are some of the things your money has bought forthe children ... you can see that they are learning and enjoying the new equipment! 5
Here are some of the things your money has bought forthe children ... you can see that they are learning and enjoying the new equipment! 6
Here are some of the things your money has bought forthe children ... you can see that they are learning and enjoying the new equipment! 7
Here are some of the things your money has bought forthe children ... you can see that they are learning and enjoying the new equipment! 8
Here are some of the things your money has bought forthe children ... you can see that they are learning and enjoying the new equipment! 9
Here are some of the things your money has bought forthe children ... you can see that they are learning and enjoying the new equipment! 10
Here are some of the things your money has bought forthe children ... you can see that they are learning and enjoying the new equipment! 11
Here are some of the things your money has bought forthe children ... you can see that they are learning and enjoying the new equipment! 12
Here are some of the things your money has bought forthe children ... you can see that they are learning and enjoying the new equipment! 13

How Can You Help?

​A lot of work goes on behind the scenes for all events and school support and we are always looking for new innovative fresh ideas, so if you would like to get involved in any way at all, it would be greatly appreciated.  From serving tea and coffee, organising an event, locating raffle prizes, baking cakes, helping on Christmas Stalls, attending Summer Fair Meetings, shopping for refreshments etc.  Every little helps and you would be more than welcome, so please do get in touch.  

 

You can email: or speak to your Class Representatives or simply come along to a meeting or coffee morning.

 

How Can I Raise Funds?
There are some very simple and easy ways to raise funds:

 

  • EasyFundraising 
    This is such an easy way to raise funds and doesn't cost you anything. Every little helps and you will be surprised how much those small sums significantly increase.

 

  • You simply register with EasyFundraising and by doing your shopping on line you would be raising funds for school.  For further details see the Shopping Page on the school website or click on the link:  http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/how-it-works/

  • 100 Club
    The 100 Club is an Annual £5.00 Subscription (by Standing Order) to a school fundraising activity.  The members, are allocated a number which is entered into a prize draw three times a year, each giving an opportunity to win cash prizes.  50% of the subscriptions are used for regular prize draws, with the remaining 50% going to the school. Each household can have up to five numbers at £5.00 each per annum.
    Administrator is Liz Morrison who can be contacted through stmatthewspta@gmail.com

     
  • Match Funding
    Some UK companies run a Match Funding Scheme and is a simple way of maximising the fundraising efforts of a staff member. 

    The company will pledge a sum of money relating to the amount their employee has raised for or donated to the charity of their choice. Some organisations will match fund on a £ for £ basis, others will stipulate what they are prepared to give.

    Some companies will also pledge time and resources instead of money, so enabling their employees to support a cause during their working week, or offering a tangible service such as the opportunity to print posters, etc and so on. 


    Could you please check with your Employer to see if they have a scheme in place. We can provide any necessary information you require or if indeed, they would like to discuss any services they could offer with the PTA or Head we would be more than willing to speak to them.


    Stretton St Matthew's PTA is a registered Charity - Charity Number 105823 and all funds are re-invested into Stretton St Matthew's C of E Primary School.

    Contact: Email stmatthewspta@gmail.com

 

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PTA Calendar 2015/16

PTA Agenda 2015/16

PTA Meeting Minutes

PTA AGM Minutes

PTA letter following AGM

PTA Newsletters

 

Please read our newsletters to find out more a bout what's happening.

Forms

 

To contact the PTA: Please speak with your class rep, or email stmatthewspta@gmail.com

 

St Matthew's Summer Fair 2016

 

The Summer Fair was held on Saturday 16th July and I hope, that the weather aside, you and the children had a thoroughly enjoyable and fun-filled day.

 

There are many of you to thank for making this event so special.  To all those who came along for the day, for all your donations and sponsorships, the Friday and Monday helpers, for manning stalls, for helping in the kitchen, the BBQ guys, the Bar guys, for unpacking, packing and putting away, for erecting gazebos and taking them down again, to friends and family who came along to help and to everyone who turned up early and those who stayed late – you were all fantastic.

 

Special thanks go to Angie Stewart for coordinating the day; to Dave Tilley for the loan of gazebos as well as being the gate monitor with a huge smile and lots of banter; to all those on the field who stayed out in the rain throughout the afternoon especially Richard Hartland, Chris Rowson, Ray Lewis-Dalton, Tony Little, Mike Hough and Ian Moore.  Not forgetting Mrs Fryman, staff, Julie Priestman and Charman.  To Jon and his family for endless moving, lifting and tidying up.   As well as our very own PTA - Ankar and Indy, Sarah Hartill and Jo Harris for their unstinting commitment this last year.

 

To Claire Whitlow and Emma for being so generous in donating the Daresbury Ice Cream, serving and donating all the monies raised to the summer fair – thank you so much.

 

It was the first time we had charged an Entrance Fee and I thank you for your co-operation in purchasing your wristbands in advance.

 

You can view photographs taken by Oculus Studios on:    http://photos.oculusstudios.co.uk

 

Wishing you all a very happy summer.

 

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Sports Day - Friday 20th May 2016

 

To Nyree and Sarah for making the sandwiches, scones and cakes in the morning, to the dinner ladies Karen, Julie and Charman for helping with the hot water flasks and to those who manned the refreshment stall serving teas/coffees and for the cake donations - a great big thank you to you all. 
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The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations

 

Thank you to everyone who came along to join the first ever Hog Roast/BBQ  in celebration of the Queen's 90th Birthday. We would like to thank Ian our host for doing a superb job cooking the hog roast as well managing to cook over 100 burgers and sausages for the children.   Also thanks go to our superb bar guys Mark Ball, Simon Mason, Nick Barnard, Jason Edwards and Brian Jamson for doing a sterling job serving those cold drinks and welcomed glasses of Pimms, as well as, our very own PTA team - Sarah, Jo, Ankar and Indy for manning the stalls.  

 

Special thanks to the brilliant Mrs McClellan and Sarah who did a fabulous job serving all the food, and to Jon and Jordan for those much needed extra pair of hands.

 

We hope you all had a brilliant time, relaxed in the sunshine and enjoyed the hog roast/burgers and drinks.

 

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Easter Egg Bingo - Friday 18th March 2016

 

Thank you to everyone who brought in an Easter Egg on the non-uniform day for the Easter Egg Bingo.

 

Whether you were in the first session or the second session, we hope you thoroughly enjoyed the night, and haven't eaten all those eggs yet! The event raised a fabulous £729.86.  Our thanks go to everyone who helped out on the evening but in particular to: Angie and Paul Stewart for organising the event, our newcomer hosts this year Richard Dinsdale and Paul Lagar, as well as to Laurie, for stepping in to support her dad Richard. Also to Sam and Stefan Spiro for snapping all those funny face photographs.  

 

Not forgetting our support team Joanne Griffin and Claire Mann, bingo adjudicators!!  Alex Hartland, Leann Dagley and Debs Lagar and our wonderful refreshment team Liz Morrison, Sarah Hartill and Lynne Humphries.  

 

We are already looking forward to next year.

 

Wishing you all a fabulous Easter.

                         

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Sports Relief Refreshment Team

 

Thank you to Joanne Griffin, Claire Mann, Binita Kane, Alison Hookins and Miss Miller for helping run the refreshment stall at Sports Relief.  Also thanks to Louise Johnstone, Mrs Iles and John for coming to the rescue to get us all set-up and running!

 

 

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LET'S GET FIZZY EVENING

 

A MAGNIFICENT TOTAL OF  £2,695 WAS RAISED AT THE LET'S GET FIZZY EVENING ON 

SATURDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2016

 

SPECIAL THANKS GO TO:

 

Class 3 Mums: Louise Johnstone, Nicola Haworth, Indy Dhillon, Caroline McEleney, Rachel Moore, Sally Crotty, Wendy Hough, Kate Ging-Rowson and Rachel Roberts.

 

Caroline McEleney did a fabulous job organising the attendance of the unforgettable Cole Page who entertained and hosted the evening beautifully.  Caroline also arranged an array of prizes for the Auction which in itself raised a total of £1,720.  Additional prizes were donated by Rachel Roberts and Christina Chinnock.

 

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Let's Get Fizzy Event so special and hope you all had a very thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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Christmas Stalls - Friday 4th December

 

A huge thank you goes to Julie Dagnall, Louise Crawford, Year 1 mums and all those who helped in any way to put on the Christmas Stalls. The cold damp afternoon wasn't going to put anyone off coming along and having fun.  The mulled wine certainly helped to warm a few hands along the way, and the children made straight for the chocolate tombola which went down a storm raising an incredible £302.85.

 

The Christmas Stall together with the raffles on the Nativity days made a whopping total of £1,714.99.

 

It couldn't have been achieved without the generosity of so many, so thank you to everyone who came along to support the event and to all those who donated raffle prizes, cakes, chocolates, wine, manned stalls, set-up and tidied away again.

 

Special thanks go to Jim, our DJ, who volunteers his time so readily each year and adds to the occasion with his Christmas songs.

Christmas Stalls - 4th December 2015
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Quiz Night - Friday 20th November 2015

 

Angie and Paul Stewart once again ran and compared a fun-filled Quiz Evening for 60 parents and staff on the 20th November raising a fabulous £603.57 for PTA funds.  The evening commenced, just to break the ice, with the stand-up heads and tails, won by Paul Jameson, followed by the mixed quiz rounds, and Play Your Cards Right challenge which always brings out the competitive streak in everyone!

 

Congratulations to the winners, the Cono Sur Team - Samantha Atkinson, Mike Johnson, Helen and Paul Jameson who stormed ahead with 75 points. 

 

Runners up were:

 

2nd place - About the Wine   - 70 points

3rd place - Pointless Friends  - 68 points

4th place - Spectre Taculars  - 66 points

5th place - Ringer Roses       - 64 points

 

Well done to everyone else for taking part.

 

Many thanks go to Angie and Paul Stewart for organising the evening, to all Class Representatives for helping to sell tickets and of course, to all those who came along to support the event.

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PTA Golf Day - Wednesday 7th October - Raised an amazing £498 for school!

 

Golfers joined in the PTA Golf Day on Wednesday 7th October at Warrington Golf Course.  It was a great day for golf... weather was good, the course was in fine condition and the players enjoyed the challenge of the competition.

 

Our next Golf day is booked for Friday 7th October 2016 (Tee off @ 1:30pm) so save the date in your diary now!

Golf Day - 7th October 2015
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