Dear parent/carers,

I hope you’re all feeling refreshed and raring to go for another busy school year!? Before I go over a few key dates for your diary I would just like to give a warm welcome to our new reception children, joiners and families. We have a wonderful community spirit here at Blackboys C of E Primary School and we look forward to seeing many of you at our fun and exciting events!

The PTA held its annual general meeting on Friday 29th September and during proceedings I was re-elected as chair, alongside Natalie Dunbar as Vice-chair and Victoria Brocklebank as Treasurer. We have a wonderful team supporting us but if you would like to become involved in the PTA or have any questions, queries or suggestions for fundraising activities please do not hesitate to contact me or Natalie on the email below or indeed grab me in the playground!

I’m very happy to announce that our finances are extremely healthy and as was hinted to last year we have decided to march forth and plan for a new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) to be built in the Summer of 2020. It’s a very exciting project and one that will greatly benefit not just the school but the community at large. As you can appreciate these projects don’t come cheap and whilst we are well on our way to achieving the funds we need I would still like to encourage you to support our events going forward the best you can. Alternatively, if you would like to make a donation then we would obviously love to hear from you. This can once again either be done through me or the school direct. Money has already been put aside to subsidise the coaches for the children’s school trips this year and we have also signed off the purchase of some brand new ipads and laptops so trust me when I say the money you have helped raise is being well spent!

On another note I would like to encourage those parents/carers who have a background in landscape gardening/design to come forward and potentially offer their services. Our Forest School is massively popular with the children and we have a wonderful space on the school grounds (next to the playground) that is so often used but is badly in need of a facelift. I am looking to approach the BBC regarding their ‘Garden Rescue’ programme to see if the one and only Charlie Dimmock would be keen to assist but we will most likely be one of many applications so if we can possibly do this in-house then I’m all up for ideas!!!!

The Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday 7th December (12-2pm) and our Spring Quiz on Friday 20th March at 7pm. There is also a Movie night scheduled for Friday 18th October straight after school plus we have our ever-popular Xmas Wreath making evening booked in with Laura Beale from Fern Cottage Floristry on Wednesday 4th December at 7pm.  We will send out more details concerning this plus the Summer Fair very soon.

Once again thank you for all your support.

Yours gratefully,

Rob Wevill

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