Parents, Teachers and Friends Association
It has definitely been an eventful first year as co-chairs of the home-school committee. We’ve been learning as we go, but are truly blessed to have such a wonderful team to work with. Our aim is to raise as much money as we can to be able to provide the children at Northway Infants with the ‘extras’ that the school budget cannot provide for.
Previously, funds have been used for the 2 all weather shelters, extra reading books and much more. We were even donated a wonderful brand new greenhouse last year that the children can use to grow their own vegetables. The new school council are currently in talks to help decide what this years fundraising could go towards... more information to follow on this!
Despite the most extraordinary school year, we feel really proud to have put on 2 discos for the children and a wonderful Christmas Fayre. It was so lovely to see the children’s happy faces with their families winning teddies on the teddy tombola, hooking ducks and having their faces painted. We were overwhelmed by how many generous raffle prizes we had donated to us. We had a family night planned for June and a leavers disco planned for July, but sadly these could not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are so grateful for all the staff, parents and relatives who volunteered at these events, manning stalls, baking cakes, pouring squash, ripping up raffle tickets; without their support they simply couldn’t take place.
Sadly the year 2 students didn’t get to finish off their time at school in the traditional way but we feel really pleased to have been able to provide them all with a leavers T-shirt to help them to remember their time spent at Northway Infants. We received some great feedback from parents and it really helped to lift the children’s spirits at a particularly anxious time for them.
Whilst we already have an amazing team in place, we are always looking for new volunteers to join us to raise much needed funds. This year we will need to be creative in our fundraising, thinking outside the box! Even if you can’t commit to evening meetings, there are plenty of other ways you can support us.
If you are able to help in anyway at all, please do get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Becky, Leanne & The Home- School team