Chalfont St Giles Infant School & Nursery PTA
Hello and welcome to the Chalfont St Giles Infant School and Nursery PTA which was established to raise funds for the school and to provide social activities for its parents and pupils. As well as fundraising, the PTA serves as a valuable link between the school, the parents and the students.
We are passionate about our school and raising money to help enrich our children’s education. The money we raise helps to pay for additional resources and equipment, which all of the children directly benefit from. Typical events that we might hold include the Strawberry Fayre, Beers and Bingo, Gin Tasting, Book Week Bonanza, Christmas Wreath Making, Dads2School, Mums2School, Christmas Parties, Easter Activities, Playground Sales and much more!
Please do check our calendar below for details of what’s going on this term!
You can contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or via ClassList (www.classlist.com), which we use as our primary communication tool and for tickets sales to all of our events.
In 2018/2019 you helped us to raise an amazing £13,600, which has:
Part funded an additional Learning Support Assistant for the school
Purchased 15 new Chromebooks for our children to use in class
Paid for new playground surfaces and picnic benches
Provided a new interactive white board for Sapphire class
Paid the schools photocopying expenses
In 2019/2010 our target is to raise £15,000, but we need your help. Our fundraising focus this year is to:
Silver for slides update
Thanks to the amazing generosity of one of our fabulous parents and the support of Gorilla Marketing and Events Ltd, a new play fort is currently being built for the school on the Shakman Field. If you have not seen it, it’s looking fantastic.
Our Silver for Slides campaign ran across October / early November to raise money to pay for the fort slides. With your help we surpassed our target and raised an amazing £1000 to purchase the slides! A HUGE thank you for all of your donations and congratulations to Diamond class who won the competition to raise the most money and will have the first go on the fort when it opens next year.
MEET THE COMMITEE
The 2019/2020 PTA committee members for the Infant School are:
Co-chairs Rachel Nelson and Rachel Airey
Treasurer Fiona Slater
Secretary Laura Fancy
Parent committee members:
In addition to the core PTA, we have a lovely Friends of the PTA who kindly volunteer their time to help with fundraising events as and when needed.
Meetings: The PTA meet on a monthly basis as well as the AGM. We alternate our meetings from in the daytime to in the evening so that both working and stay at home parents can attend. If you would like to find out more about joining the PTA or becoming a friend of the PTA, please come along to one of our meetings, talk to us, or drop us an email. We’d love to hear from you!!
2019/2020 MEETING DATES
Thursday 9th January at 2pm
Wednesday 5th February at 8pm
Thursday 12th March at 2pm
Wednesday 22nd April at 8pm
Thursday 14th May at 2pm
Wednesday 10th June at 8pm
Thursday 9th July at 2pm
FUNDRAISING CALENDAR 2019-2020
Tickets for all of our events can be booked via Classlist. Alternatively please contact the PTA.
Wreath Making - Thursday 5th December at 7.30pm: Join us for an
evening of festive crafting with the lovely Amanda from “On the green florist”. Amanda will be on hand to help you make you own wreath at a fraction of the cost with a glass of fizz! Last few tickets can be booked via Classlist or contact Laura Fancy.
Christmas playground bake sale - Thursday 19th December at 2pm: Tasty Christmas treats to purchase in the playground on the last day of term. Remember to bring your change!
Children’s Christmas parties – Saturday 7th December
9.30am-11am Nursery and Reception, 11.30am-1pm Year 1 & Year 2
Christmas fun, entertainment, games and dancing hosted by the PTA. Snack and drink provided followed by a personally delivered gift from the man in red. Parents are encouraged not to stay (go and enjoy a quiet coffee). Book via Classlist or contact Michelle Jones.
Christmas Production week – Monday 9th until Friday 13th December: Help boost our fundraising totals by purchasing raffle tickets, photos and hot drinks / mince pies before the performance.
Book week bonanza – W/C Monday 2nd March 2020: In celebration of World Book Day we will be running various activities across the week including a “bring and buy book sale” and “Friday breakfast cafe”. More details to follow.
Dads to school: March 2020: Ahead of Mothers Day we will be running the annual “dads2school”. More details coming soon.
Gin tasting evening, Saturday 28th March 2020: Gin tasting evening hosted by Brothers Gin, based locally in Penn. Tickets will be available to purchase via Classlist in the new year.
Strawberry Fayre, Saturday 13th June 2020: Our annual summer fayre and biggest fundraiser.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP RAISE MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL
In addition to supporting our fundraising initiatives there are lots of ways you can help raise money for our school:
Rowan Garden Centre Christmas Trees
Following the enormous success achieved last year, the school is supporting the Christmas Trees for Schools Scheme in conjunction with Rowan Garden Centre. All trees purchased at Rowan Garden Centre can earn the school up to 10% of the Christmas tree value. Please refer to leaflet below for more details
Supermarket voucher scheme
Do you shop in store at Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsburys, Waitrose or John Lewis or buy fuel at CSP or Amersham Tesco? If so, you can earn commission for the school by ordering gift cards each month at no extra cost to you, to spend in these stores.
How does it work?
The school makes a bulk purchase of shopping vouchers and receives a percentage back from the retailer (for Tesco its 5%, Sainsburys and Waitrose / John Lewis its 4%). In 2018 a total of £2800 was raised through this scheme alone!
If you would like to participate or find out more information please email CSG.Shopforschool@gmail.com. There is no obligation to do this every month and you can choose whatever amount suits you.
Book People and Scholastic books
The Book People and Scholastic Books are both offering cash returns for the school when you place an order online over £10.
How does it work?
When purchasing books online, type in Chalfont St Giles Infant School, and the school instantly receives a kickback into their account to spend on books for school.
The Book People give the school £1 if you spend over £10. Scholastic give 25% if you spend over £10! There are always offer codes around, you can try GOLDEN20 for the Book People to get 20% off orders over £30. Please do share the links with family and friends. Happy shopping!