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St Michael’s Aldbourne PTA

St Michael’s Aldbourne PTA

Every parent or carer of children at St Michael’s is a member of the St Michael’s Aldbourne PTA. There is an executive committee (like trustees) of 10 who are responsible for making it legal (as it is a charity) but the more people who would like to be involved the better in every respect – be it baking, helping make events work, coffee mornings or idea generation for fundraising!

We recently changed our name from Friends of St Michael’s School to St Michael’s Aldbourne PTA.

What’s Next?

It’s been a busy year at St Michael’s so far and, as always, we’re busy planning events for the new term, including:

  • Festive Wreath Making Evening – Thursday 7th December 7-9pm

St Michael’s PTA invites you to join us for the popular ‘Festive Wreath Making Evening’, which will be held in the school hall from 7pm on Thursday 7th December. Tickets are £30 and can be booked online, paying by card or bank transfer (booking fee charged) or by emailing aldbournepta@gmail.com.
All materials and festive treats provided, just bring your secateurs.  Book your ticket now!

  • Christmas Fair – Saturday 9th December 12-3.30pm

Join us at the St Michael’s School Christmas Fair on Saturday 9th December from 12pm to 3.30pm for an afternoon of family fun, with craft activities and games to play, children’s Christmas jumper swap shop, stalls for Christmas shopping and festive food and drink. Father Christmas will also be joining us with presents for the children who visit him. Put the date in your diary, we would love to see you there.

 

St. Michael’s School Aldbourne Christmas Silent Auction 2023

Dive into the magic of the St. Michael’s School Aldbourne Christmas Silent Auction 2023, an exciting online event at www.galabid.com/christmasfair-2023/. This year, we’re bringing the spirit of the Christmas Fair to your fingertips, offering an array of delightful experiences, unique gifts, and one-of-a-kind items that will make your holiday celebrations even more special. From exclusive handmade items to memorable experiences, every bid you place contributes to the children’s experiences at St. Michael’s School and the school community.

 

Your bids aren’t just bids; they’re tickets to making memories and supporting our amazing school community. Every win brings us one step closer to creating magical moments for our students. So, grab your cocoa, cosy up, and let the bidding begin! Visit www.galabid.com/christmasfair-2023/ and let the holiday cheer take over at the St. Michael’s School Aldbourne Christmas Silent Auction 2023 – where every bid is a gift that keeps on giving!

 

You can follow us on Facebook for regular updates, information about the items and our sponsors and some festive cheer www.facebook.com/stmichaelsschoolfair

Please spread the word about this event – your help is crucial to our success. Liking and sharing our posts is a great way to help us reach a wider audience and raise more funds. We appreciate your support and can’t wait to see you at the auction!

  • Nativity – Thursday 14th December 2pm and 5:30pm

All parents are welcome to join us at the Nativity, performed by the children in St Michael’s church. The PTA will be serving refreshments in the church before the performance.

  • Elfridges Christmas Shop – Friday 15th December (in school hours)

A chance for children to visit the elf’s Christmas shop, Elfridges to buy the grown ups in their lives a surprise Christmas present.

 

Past Events

 

Welly Walk

On Wednesday 18th October the children completed their annual welly walk to raise funds for the school. We are still counting up the sponsorship money, but so far have raised £1,507.43.  

What are we raising money for?

Despite government and Church of England funding there will always be a financial shortfall and if our children are to get the education they deserve then we are going to need to help raise money. The school will always have outgoings that need extra funds and this is where the fundraising comes in.

This fundraising has been spent on building works, coaches to theatre trips, chocolate eggs, ice lollies and hot chocolate at events for the children as well as amazing new reading books and iPads for the classrooms. Everything should help towards our children learning and enjoying their school experience as much as possible.

If you would like to be involved in any of these events, buy a ticket or have some wonderful fundraising ideas of your own then please email aldbournepta@gmail.com or better still come along to the next meeting or come to any of the coffee mornings to find out more.

Easy Fundraising

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for St Michael’s Aldbourne PTA with easyfundraising?

There are over 7,000 brands on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

1. Go to easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/st-michaels-aldbourne-pta and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, the brand will make a donation to St Michael’s Aldbourne PTA at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges. Thank you for your support.

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Match Funding

Does your employer offer match funding? Do you work for Nationwide? Vodafone?

We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about the Match Funding scheme and how a little bit of your time could raise double the funds.

If you work for an organisation that has a match funding policy, any money you raise could be matched by your employer. Companies may match the fundraising total for an event, or for the stall that their employee is working on. Usually, the employee will need to supply them with a letter from the PTA detailing the date and nature of the event, together with the total raised.

We understand that the high street banks, building societies, supermarkets and large corporations are likely to do match funding. We’ve put together a list of some of the companies that ran schemes in 2017 here. But these schemes are not exclusive to the major corporate giants. If you work for an independent company, they may be interested in charitable giving through match funding too.

We would be grateful if you could see if your employer has a match funding scheme, or if they are willing to match fund any of our events. If you can’t help out this time, but you know the company you work for has a match funding policy, please let us know. This could be a really large source of income for the Friends and help us raise money for our school.

If you are able to help us this way, please let us know and we can discuss your companies’ requirements.

School Lottery

Don’t forget to get your tickets for our weekly school lottery. The more people that play the bigger the prizes and the more money our school gets!
Guaranteed weekly prize, plus all tickets are entered into a prize draw to win £25,000! 

Fundraise for us

If you have a fundraising idea, you can set up your own Just Giving page and connect it to our page to raise funds directly for us rather than having to collect money.

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