Well, it’s been a busy time for the Bishop PTFA. The annual Quiz Night took place on 1st February 2019 and as anticipated, it was a fun night with a packed out hall. Parents helped us raise over £1000 on the night, so a big thank you to everyone who came. It was a hotly contested race to the winning spot with only a few points between the top three, but you’ll see from the pictures that the winners and runners up were delighted.
We also delivered another ‘Donut Day’. Lots of hungry students converged on the PTFA volunteers at breaktime and we sold a record breaking 300 doughnuts in ten minutes! A very successful morning’s work. We will continue to sell doughnuts on the last Thursday of each term so please remember to send your children in with £1. We have also confirmed arrangements for the following
Summer Barn Dance (Yee-haw!!)
Fri May 17th
featuring live music from Pluck and Squeeze
(of Gavin and Stacey fame)
Tickets £10 including entry and hot food
These events can’t succeed without your help, so please come along and support us.
Whilst we are looking at longer term options for fundraising to support the purchase of outdoor furniture, we are keen to start making our funds available for investment in the school. With this in mind, the PTFA will be inviting school departments to bid for funds to support their activities. We also hope to engage with the student congress and ringfence some funds for the students to come up with some ideas for projects.
A special thank you to the parents who kindly made a generous donation to the PTFA this year. We are always grateful for the contribution from parents – both financial and in kind. Securing raffle prizes for our events is always a challenge, so if you can help us with this, please let us know.
Our meetings usually take place at the school on the second Monday of every half term at 6.30pm and new members are always welcome. Even if you can’t commit to the meetings, we would welcome suggestions for fundraisers and always appreciate ‘hands on’ help at events that are staffed by our volunteers. If you think you can help or want further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow us on twitter @BOLHS_PTFA for the latest news.
I look forward to seeing you at the next event!
Tina Cottrell (Chair, BOLHS PTFA)