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Appleton Roebuck Primary School

Our PTA

Welcome to the page for our Parent Teacher Association (PTA). We were formed in May 2022 and we have 2 main focus areas:

  • Fundraising to support key school aspirations for improving the resources and experiences available to our children
  • Acting as a hub for our community and creating opportunities for people to come together in support of both the school and wider community

Over the coming months we will be updating this page with details of our fundraising and events.

We also have a Facebook page where you can keep up to date with all of our work, please follow us on Facebook.

 

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be our AGM and it will be held on Thursday 6th June at 6:30pm. All parents, carers or family members of children attending the school are free to attend, we look forward to seeing you there! Parents of reception children starting the school next September are also very welcome to come along.

 

Our Latest Updates

June 2024

Gather up your old clothes, towels, bedding and linens ready for our latest Bags2School Collection. Please bring your bags full of old items (any large bag will do) to the front of school before 9am on Friday 7th June. It's a great excuse for a clear out before Summer!

Ice Lolly Fridays are proving popular in the warmer weather. The children love enjoying a sweet treat after school on a Friday.

We are looking forward to Sports Day to be held on the afternoon of Thursday 13th June, we will be serving refreshments and running a Summer raffle. We look forward to welcoming everyone again for lots of sports, fun and cakes!

Plans are being made for a couple of final experience days during the final half term of the year - Wimbledon Day where we will be making use of the local Tennis Club, and Dance Day where we will be welcoming one of our dance-teacher parents, Gemma O'Connor, who will be teaching each class a different dance that links with their Geography lessons.

We provided SATs Breakfast to all of the year 6 children taking part in the tests at the end of May. It was a great opportunity for them to relax and take on some fuel before working hard, and we received huge thanks from the children afterwards.

Finally, it was such a pleasure to be able to fund the Chick-Hatching Experience for the Reception class, it created such a buzz (and a cheep!!) around school.

May 2024

The PTA supported the Scholastic book fair by serving refreshments and homemade cakes. It was great to see the new library and there was such a buzzing atmosphere.

Ice Lolly Fridays have made a reappearance now that the weather is warming up. The children love enjoying a sweet treat after school on a Friday.

We are also well on with the preparations for Sports Day to be held in June, we will be serving refreshments and running a Summer raffle. We look forward to welcoming everyone again for lots of sports, fun and cakes!

The Easter disco, held just before we broke up for Easter was a huge success, and we made £196.

 

Fundraising

This year

During 2024 we have been supporting the school by supplying some curriculum equipment including weighing scales, maps and compasses. We also funded some new bookcases for the library which has been re-vamped and looks amazing!

Our experiences for 2024 have included chick hatching for Reception, skipping skills day for the rest of the school and once again we supported the Easter disco by providing refreshments.


Our school library

2023

Our focus for 2023 is on 'Getting Active' and a lot of our recent funds have been spent on outdoor activities and experiences for the children. These have included a circus skills day where children got to try tightrope walking and learned to spin plates, a hockey day where they learned basic hockey skills and an All Stars cricket day where they took part in lots of cricket skills and activities.

Our Summer sports day raised over £1,400 with a superb raffle, refreshments and cream teas, plus we raised an additional £197 on our stall at the Appleton Roebuck Scarecrow Festival. More recently our Skeleton Roebuck Halloween trail raised £721 (to be split with Appleton Roebuck Pre-School) and our spooky Halloween disco made £193. These monies will go towards further equipment and experiences for the children.

We also paid for all children and staff to attend the fantastic pantomime held at York College, it was a wonderful experience and we hope to repeat it next year.

 

2022

Our focus for 2022 was to support our children in their reading and language development, helping to develop their core foundation of reading and a love of books. Through our fundraising we have helped to stock the new school library with over £600 of brand new Usborne books, many paid for as a result of the Sponsored Read event held in the Autumn.

 Appleton Roebuck School Library 1 Appleton Roebuck School Library 2Appleton Roebuck School Library 3

Role play is also important in building language development and aiding communication for young children, so we have also donated money to help with the revamp of the 'Home Corner' role play area within the Early Years and Year 1 classroom. Within this area children learn to carry out and replicate every day activities, whilst learning skills such as turn-taking and leadership.

Reception Class Home Corner 1Reception Class Home Corner 2

 

Latest Newsletters

Click below to view our newsletters:

February 2023 Newsletter

July 2022 Newsletter

May 2022 Newsletter

 

Contact The PTA

If you have any questions, suggestions or just want to get in touch please email our Chairperson, Helen, at PTA@ar.starmat.uk. New members are always welcome, either just come along to our next meeting or get in touch.