Welcome to Friends and Family of St. MonicaWelcome to Friends and Family of St. Monica

Our PTA is about much more than simply fundraising. The PTA exists to bring staff, parents, and friends together socially in support of our school.

All families are automatically members of Friends and Families of St. Monica when their child joins our school.

All parents and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved even if they only have a small amount of time available.

The Big PTA Raffle 2020The Big PTA Raffle 2020

Our PTA fundraising has taken a big hit this year. We are taking part in The Big PTA Raffle 2020, a nationwide PTA extravaganza, taking place between 20th October and 6th December 2020.
Purchase tickets and be in with the chance of winning up to £5,000 in each of 12 draws at www.bigptaraffle.co.uk
Each £3 ticket will generate a number that will be entered into all 12 draws. At the same time we will raise 50% from every ticket sold supporting our PTA.
It’s a fantastic way to bring Parents, Carers, Teachers and the wider community together, in partnership with our PTA, and at the same time give something back. We hope to raise funds that can support and enrich the education of our children – we aim to provide extra resources for the children, improve the school environment.
We are excited to be a part of The Big PTA Raffle 2020 and look forward to seeing if you are a winner.

Virtual Christmas MarketVirtual Christmas Market

We will be holding a Virtual Christmas Market on Friday 26 & Saturday 27 November.

Please join the Facebook group to support this event and shop locally and safely.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/265981344664717

Anyone interested in hosting a virtual stall should contact us for further details – pacc@stmonicaprimary.co.uk

Sponsored South Downs Half Marathon for St. Monica Primary SchoolSponsored South Downs Half Marathon for St. Monica Primary School

As we are unable to host events to fundraise as we would normally a Dad with children in year 1 and 3 at St. Monica Primary School, is running the South Downs Half Marathon (21 kilometres) on the 7th November for the Friends and Family of St. Monica Primary PTA. 

This is his first half marathon and to make it harder, it is an off road run.

Please sponsor him if you can.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/sponsored-south-downs-half-marathon-for-st-monica?tk=578454a760eb516620ffdef62afab544d59f64dc

Bag2School CollectionBag2School Collection

Once a term will we have a collection from Bags2School. They will collect clothes and shoes to benefit those who rely on second hand clothes as their sole option for good quality items.
They pay the school per kilo so please keep any clothes and shoes for the next collection which will be on the 30th September 2020.

We will be collecting at school drop between 8.30am – 9.15am

Donations can be dropped off in any kind of plastic bag you have.

 

We can accept the following ‘good quality’ items for RE-USE*:

  • Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s clothing
  • Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
  • Handbags
  • Hats
  • Bags
  • Scarves and ties
  • Jewellery
  • Lingerie
  • Socks
  • Belts
  • Soft toys
  • Household linen
  • Household curtains
  • Household towels
  • Household bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers)

We can NOT accept:

  • Duvets and blankets
  • Pillows and cushions
  • Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)
  • Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing
  • School uniforms with and without logo
  • Corporate clothing and workwear
  • Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material

 

PTA AGM Zoom MeetingPTA AGM Zoom Meeting

This year our AGM will be via Zoom on Monday, 28th September at 7.45pm.

All are welcome to join this meeting.

The Zoom link will be sent out closer to the time. Please ensure you note you are joining the meeting on our FB event to receive the link. https://tinyurl.com/yyaj3jrp 

 

We have two vacancies on the PTA Team, one for Vice Chair and the other for a second Treasurer. This will then bring our team up to 5, so to
make fundraising happen we need YOUR help.

All you need is enthusiasm and a small amount of time.

Children’s Christmas Card DesignsChildren’s Christmas Card Designs

Your child will draw a Christmas picture during school time which can then be made into Christmas cards, Christmas tags and mugs.

Order forms will be sent home showing the image they drew. Orders and payments will be made on line using the unique code on the order form and delivery of the items will be at the end of November.

To view the designs submitted from Endeavour please visit – https://www.school-fundraising.co.uk/christmas-cards-for-schools/?ID=GTJYYLTPR

We hope you like your child’s design

Pre-loved School UniformPre-loved School Uniform

So much school uniform is hardly worn and ends up in landfill. We are pleased to offer pre-loved school uniform at very reasonable prices.

Please check our Facebook group for a list of the current stock available – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1503908986448007/buy_sell_discussion

Price List:

*** 50p per: 2 x polo shirts, trousers, shorts, skirts, pinafore / summer dresses, non logo cardigans or jumpers,PE shorts/trousers/t-shirt

*** £1 per: St Monica logo jumper/cardigan, plimsoles

***£2 per: Pair of shoes, book bag

Please message us on Facebook to purchase.

Donations of uniform greatly accepted. Please ensure all name tags are removed and uniform is freshly washed.