Welcome back to a new school year at Earl Soham. After some fantastic events last year, we already have lots of events planned for the upcoming term which we are really looking forward to. PTFA events not only raise much needed money for our fantastic school, but are also a great opportunity for our friendly school community to come together.
Here are a list of events planned so far to put on your calendars:
Friday 23rd September - Welcome event 3.15pm
Friday 7th October - Watercolour class 7.30-9.30pm
Friday 21st October - Halloween disco 3.15pm
Friday 4th November - Hot chocolates and sparklers 3.15pm
Friday 18th November - Movie night 3.15pm
Friday 2nd Dec - Christmas fayre 3.15pm
More details will follow regarding these events closer to the time.
Most of you know us, but we just wanted to introduce ourselves to any new parents who have just joined the school. Laura (Penny and Phoebe’s Mum), and myself, Michelle (Eli and Niall’s Mum), are co-chairs of the PTFA, and are always happy to discuss not only PTFA related questions, but any other school related questions that can arise when starting a new school.
We are looking forward to seeing you all at our first PTFA event of the term, our Welcome Event on Friday 23rd September, straight after school for tea, cake, games and chat.
Michelle and Laura
PTFA Members (September 2022)
Laura Young & Michelle Humphrey Co-Chairs
Jonathan Campbell -treasurer
Evie Howlin, Hannah Rogers, Jo Moorman, Frances Fleming, Nicole Gaunt, Sally-Ann Elliott, Lydia Kirk
Summer term- Fridays Stay and Play. We all raised another £255.60 for the PTFA. Thanks again for all your support.
Thank you to everyone that attended the Easter Fayre, we all raised an incredible £474.15 for the PTFA!!
Family film night-summer term . We raised an amazing £193.37 for the PTFA.
Earl Soham School has a very active Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA), which raises funds to support the school and helps to maintain a strong sense of community. In the last few years we have enabled the school to buy new learning and play equipment, have supported coach travel for school trips, and have purchased Christmas, Easter and leavers’ gifts for the children. We run regular fundraising events, as well as non-fundraising events such as the Christmas party for the children. We are always keen for new volunteers to join the PTFA committee or to organise individual events – please contact Laura Young email@example.com or Michelle Humphrey firstname.lastname@example.org .
HOW YOU CAN DONATE
If you shop online, you can support the school by using www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/earlsohamcps/ to access a large range of well-known internet shopping sites, or you can use www.smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1056384-0 for all your Amazon purchases. Shopping via these sites having registered the PTFA as your chosen charity will automatically result in a donation to the PTFA.
Some supporters like to donate a regular monthly amount to the PTFA via a standing order. These are very easy to set up, and you can get the necessary bank details by contacting Laura Young email@example.com .
PTFA facebook page
Pre loved Uniform Shop
The pre loved uniform shop is now open. We are always grateful for all donations for the shop especially your Earl Soham branded clothing please (all name tags removed). You can drop your donations into Tracey or to Laura on the playground. As always the Uniform Shop will be open every half term, but if you would like anything in between these times please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a current stock list
We are writing to let you know that we are stepping down as co-chairs of the PTFA. We've very much enjoyed our time helping to fundraise for the school, but as one of us has recently become co-Chair of Governors and the other no longer has a child attending the school, we feel it's time to move on. The great news is that two fantastic new Co-Chairs have already stepped up to take over: Laura Young and Michelle Humphrey. They have lots of plans already, but will need support from as many parents as possible to put them into action. The rest of the PTFA committee (Jonathan Campbell, Treasurer; Anna Goymer, Secretary; Kathryn Wallace, Events Co-ordinator) are stating on for the time being, but the PTFA is actively seeking new volunteers to take over some of these roles or help in other ways.
Thanks again for all your support over the years-it really makes a difference to the school and the children. Please keep up the great team effort!
Patrick Goymer & Emma Dorsett-Wheeley.