The PTFA would just like to take this opportunity to check in for this year and welcome any new families that have joined us. We appreciate that the role of the PTFA will look different this year due to Covid 19. However, we still want to fundraise for our school where possible and more importantly bring our community together.
Over the year, we will be organising events, like craft competitions and raffles although these may look different to normal. Like you, we are having to adapt to a new way of life and therefore please bear with us as we get into the swing of things or if things don’t run as smoothly as we hoped.
With the school, we are working hard to ensure that our events and fundraising opportunities ensure that the Mapledene community is kept as safe as possible. Similarly, we want to make sure our events are accessible to all families that want to get involved. We know that many of our children and families look forward to the different events held throughout the year and along with school, want to make sure there is some familiarity brought by the PTFA.
We will still be communicating through letters brought home by your children. The letters will also be available on the school website on this page. In addition, if you need to communicate with us we will also be using the Facebook group ‘At Mapledene we Care and Share for our Little people’ alternatively, if you do not have Facebook you will be able to communicate through the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please keep an eye out for our first event of the year, our Autumn Craft Competition.
This year, we are very hopeful that we will be able to hold our annual Summer Fayre. The Summer Fayre will be held on Saturday 3rd July, if the government roadmap allows us. Our Summer Fayres are normally a huge success and are an opportunity for our whole school community to get together and raise money for the school.
In preparation for the fayre, we will be holding a non-uniform day on Friday 28th May. On this day, if possible, children are asked to bring in a bottle, chocolates or a 50p donation and can wear their own clothes.
Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to read our letter with all the relevant information.
Once again, a huge thank you to all of those who took part. We had so many entries and it was so difficult for our independent judges to decide on this years winners.
Oakley Onions - Nursery
Emily Harvey - Nursery
Key Stage 1
Clara Root- Hall - 1R
Kian Page - 1R
Key Stage 2
Jake Williams - 5F
Lily Georgeson - 3C
A huge thank you to all of those children and families who take part in our competition. We had so many wonderful and inventive entries and it is so brilliant to see how creative the children of Mapledene are. Check out some of the amazing entries below.
Thank you to all parents and families who volunteered to put a letter up in their window. We were truly overwhelmed by the response and are very happy that this event is able to go ahead. Due to the large response, we have not been able to use every house that volunteered. However, we are going to run 2 different routes. Both routes will be up and ready for the Christmas holidays. If you have been picked to put up a letter in your window, you will be notified by a separate letter. Please check the letter at the bottom of the page that explains how you can buy a map for either or both routes. Each map costs 50p.
If your child is in Year 1 or Year 5, they will receive their letter when they return to school. Alternatively, you can send an email to email@example.com with your child's name and the map/maps you want and then send the donation when they return to school.
As a PTFA we can't hold our normal meet and greet session, so this year we will be holding a Zoom meeting instead. All parents are welcome to join in order to hear more about the work the PTFA do and how you can help. I hope you agree that the PTFA is an integral part of our school community and we are always looking to welcome new volunteers, who can choose to help in big or small roles. As well as this, the PTFA is a brilliant place to meet new parents too. Please read the letter at the bottom of the page for more information about the Zoom meeting and the word the PTFA do. A date will be decided closer to Christmas.
Thank you to every child that entered the PTFA competition. Have a look at the entries below including photos of the winners with their prizes. Our winners were:
Joel - Nursery
Emily - Nursery
Key Stage 1:
Emily - 1Y
Frankie - 1R
Key Stage 2:
Syafia - 6C
Louie - 6C