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6th December 2019

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE Thanks to everybody who bought Christmas raffle tickets last week; so far we’ve raised £100 of our £1000 target for school. Tickets are £1, available from Class Reps now until 18 December and in the playground after school next Friday 13th (weather permitting).

 

DONATIONS WEEK Last week we raised over £55 for Save The Children from your kind donations of sports kit and Christmas jumpers, thank you.

 

SECRET SANTA SHOP Friday 13th December in school; please can we have some more please help wrapping presents next week? Contact Nicola sec.ojs.pta@gmail.com. 1 gift per child, £2.50 to Horticap.

 

NEXT PTA MEETING Thursday 16 Jan 7.30pm upstairs at So Bar, Cold Bath Road.

29th November 2019

Classlist

Are you on the app Classlist yet? If not, please do join for the very latest news and updates from your PTA. 
In the meantime, here are the top four things you need to know this week. 
 
Christmas jumper and sports kit sale today 
This afternoon (Friday, 29) at pick-up, there will be a Christmas jumper and sports kit sale with all proceeds going to Save The Children.
 
We have some really good quality Christmas jumpers and sports kit so you can get a bargain, avoid Primark / Sports Direct and donate to your PTA. Win-win. 
 
Cash only. 
 
Tickets will also be on sale for….
 
Beer, Gin and Fizz hampers worth over £350 up for grabs
 Have a very Merry Christmas with an opportunity to win a beer, gin or fizz hamper with bottles of  Slingsby Gin, Pol Roger Champagne and a selection of craft beers just some of the drinks up for grabs. 
 
Tickets are just £5 per book and available from today, at pick-up at the sale, from your class rep or at reception. 
 
All proceeds will go directly to upgrading the technology that your children use for learning in school.
 
Shhhhh Secret Santa 
The secret Santa shop will be held on Friday 13th December in aid of Horticap. 
This year, gifts are just £2.50 with one gift per child.  More details next week. 
 
Next PTA meeting - So Bar - 16 January 2020
There are plenty of ways to support your PTA. 
 Why not start by joining us at our next meeting on Thursday 16 January 2020 from 7.30pm at So Bar on Otley Road.  
 
Please do come along. It doesn’t mean you have to sign up to run an event, simply enjoy a glass of wine (or your choice of drink), and share some ideas. Or use it as an excuse to get out of bedtime...

22nd November 2019

1. CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

 

Tickets will be on sale from next week to win one of these three bumper Beer, Botanicals and Fizz hampers. All proceeds to the PTA, upgrading the technology that the children currently use to enhance their learning experience.
 

2. DONATIONS WEEK

 

Thank you to everyone who donated second-hand uniform, sports kit and Christmas jumpers last week; we are overwhelmed by the quality of the items donated! 

 

 

Weather permitting, we will hold a sale of Christmas jumpers and children’s sports NEXT THURSDAY 28 & FRIDAY 29th in the playground after school. All proceeds to Save The Children.

 

As for other donations:

 

Uniform - We now have a large stock of nearly-new uniform which is in fabulous condition. Look out for regular uniform sales from next term, all proceeds to the PTA. 

 

Smaller uniform - We have donated six large bags of smaller sized uniform to the Infants School, all gratefully received.

 

Surplus sports kit – Two large bags going to Lords Taverners charity for disadvantaged children.

 

Other items – Three large bin bags full of warm clothing, shoes, school shoes, and generic school uniform going to Harrogate Clothes Bank for local people in need. 

8th Novemberr 2019

Are you on Classlist? This simple App keeps everyone updated & reduces paperwork whilst we fundraise for school. https://classlist.page.link/crrs

 

Thursday 14th November: parent and teacher (PTA) meeting to plan fundraising activities for school. 7.30pm upstairs @ So Bar (Cold Bath Rd). 

 

Thank you for your support. 

 

 

25th Oct 19

Crisp packet recycling scheme

Thank you to everyone who has embraced the crisp packet recycling scheme so far. In the last 6 weeks we have together saved approximately 2000 crisp packets from landfill! Please keep saving your empty packets at home and bring them in. The packets get melted down and turned into park benches, fence posts and other useful items. 

Accepted: any brand of crisp, pretzel or popcorn packets, including the large bags and the outer bags from multipacks.

https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/brigades/kpsnacks

 

Donation week

As part of our drive to be more sustainable, we are holding our first ‘donation week’ 11th-15th November. There will be drop-off points at the front and back of school, both at morning drop off and after school for the following items -

 

Christmas Jumpers - Any unwanted (clean) children's Christmas jumpers. We will be holding a Christmas jumper sale in the playground at the end of November. £1 per jumper, all proceeds to Save The Children.

 

School Uniform - Any pre-loved (clean) school uniform including jumpers, skirts, trousers, t-shirts, shoes, bags, coats, PE kit. We will be holding regular uniform sales throughout the year. 

 

Sports kit and equipment - Any unwanted (clean) adults or children's sports kit, eg trainers, rugby boots, cricket whites, hockey sticks, gym leggings, tennis racquets, gymnastics leotards, ballet shoes, basically anything sporty! We will be holding termly sales of childrens kit at school, and all adult kit will be sorted and donated to various sports charities who distribute this to people in need. 

 

 

18th Oct 2019

Bingo – eyes down on the 18th Oct for some fun for the whole family as Mrs McNeary entertains with her Bingo Calling.   There will be a tuck shop at the event - there will be no licensed bar (but please feel free to bring your own wine/fizz/beer).
Adults £3 and kids £2 or a family ticket (for 2 adults and 2 or more children) £10. Tickets are on sale via Classlist – deadline for buying tickets  6pm on Wednesday 16th.

 

Halloween Disco  - 24th Oct Year 3 & 4 are invited straight from school - an opportunity will be given to get ready for the Disco at 3.20 pm by class teachers so the kids can be ready to party at 3.30.   Year 5 & 6 from 4.15 pm - 5.15 pm.  Both Discos will have a Photo Booth to capture the kids at their spooky best.  Tickets cost £5 and are on sale via Classlist.

 

All monies raised by both events will go towards Anti-Bullying Workshops to be run across the whole school.

 

Parents who are new to the school

Classlist is the app the PTA use to reduce paper and admin when running events, selling tickets and keeping you informed.  Please use the below link  to join the PTA Classlist  https://classlist.page.link/crrs .  You can use it online or download the app.

 

11th Oct 2019

FUNDRAISING CAFÉ SATURDAY 5th OCTOBER 11AM-2PM

 

Oatlands Junior School will be hosting the next Oatlands Community Group Pop up coffee shop held at St Mark’s Church.   Come along for a Sandwich/Toasties, cake and a drink for £3.50.  We will also have activities including adopt a teddy bear stall, how many sweets in the jar, wordsearch.  All profits from the café will go towards funding coaches for our school trips.  This is a lovely community based event run by youth volunteers.  

If you would like to get involved there are various ways you can help:-

Volunteer your time on the day

Bake for the cake stall

Sweets for our guess the sweets in the jar

Donate teddy bears for our adopt a teddy stall

Most importantly come and visit on the day

 

If you can help in any of the above then please contact myself Nicola Oliver on 07801539923 or nicolamoliver@googlemail.com, parent to Paige & Ruby in year 5.

Save the Date!

Bingo – eyes down on the 18th Oct for some fun for the whole family as Mrs McNeary entertains with her Bingo Calling.  More details to follow and tickets will be on sale via Classlist.

 

Halloween Disco 24th Oct – Helpers required; lower school parents 3pm – 4.15pm and Upper school parents 4pm – 5.30pm. Please reply to the plea on class list or email sec.ojs.pta@gmail.com – thanks in advance

27th Sept 2019

Class Reps for 2019-20

Thank you to all the people who have volunteered to be Class Reps for this school year. Your children will really benefit from knowing you are involved and the PTA Committee are looking forward to working with lots of new faces!

 

We still have some gaps, they are:

Foxes 

Owls

Grizzly Bears

Tigers (just 1 more)

Cheetahs (just 1 more)

 

Please contact Lizzie Evans via Classlist or through the PTA email sec.ojs.pta@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to volunteer. Thank you!

Summer Party 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the Oatlands Infants & Juniors Summer Party (flyer below) on Friday 12th July 7:30pm-midnight at Harrogate Rugby Club. Tickets cost £25 per person & include a prosecco reception, BBQ & DJ.
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Tickets can be purchased via class list or using PayPal

https://paypal.me/pools/campaign/111735957913603223

Any queries please email leana@kellcopywriting.com. Deadline for tickets is Monday 8th July. 
Thank you 
Leana Kell & Nat Crossland

Sports Day

Thank you to all those who donated baked goods, cut up the bananas and oranges and helped out serving refreshments to the parents and children at Sports Day and a huge thanks in advance of next week, to everyone involved in the Year 6 Production!
 

Classlist Marketplace


Oatlands PTA will be using Classlist Marketplace to sell some excess items, you can use it too. If you have unwanted pre-loved items for sale from bikes to toys and clothing, posting is simple. It works very similar to ebay or Facebook Marketplace, but the best thing is you can automatically donate a portion of the proceeds to the PTA to fund improvements and enhancements to the school to benefit your children.  Look out on marketplace soon for items for sale.

Summer Jamboree

An absolutely huge THANK YOU to all the parents, carers, children and staff who contributed time, donated gifts, sweets and baking to the Summer Jamboree 2019 and to all those who came along to support the event.  A huge £3,500 was raised on the day, this will be spent on new playground markings that will be painted in during the summer holidays.  Again, we can’t thank everyone enough for all the time and effort put in.

 

Reminder there is still time to purchase tickets for the Infants and Juniors Summer Party at Harrogate Rugby Club -

Summer Party 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the Oatlands Infants & Juniors Summer Party (flyer below) on Friday 12th July 7:30pm-midnight at Harrogate Rugby Club. Tickets cost £25 per person & include a prosecco reception, BBQ & DJ.
Tickets can be purchased via class list or using PayPal via the link in the newsletter

Any queries please email leana@kellcopywriting.com. Deadline for tickets is Monday 8th July. 
Thank you 
Leana Kell & Nat Crossland

Summer Jamboree 22nd June 3-7pm

The weather looks to be in our favour as we kick off the Summer Jamboree 2019 tomorrow, gates open at 3, children go free, adult entry is just £1. There will be a bar, ice cream stall, bbq, tuck shop and many fabulous stalls all being run by parents and children, all are welcome!

Please can we ask that if you are driving, be mindful of local residents and please don’t block their driveways.

You can still enter the raffle tickets, we have over £900 worth of prizes up for grabs!

A huge thank you to all the following local businesses for their kind donations:

Toys from Kids@play, Vouchers from Nuffield gym, Joseph Ferraro hair, Baltzersens, Cook, LMDC Espresso bar, Leeds Road Chiropractors, Johnson's dry cleaners, goodies from Betty's, Slingsbys Gin, The Harrogate Vet, Tennis Tots, and many more.

THANK YOU!

To all those who have had a Verity Frearson board outside their house, in total we made £300 and all proceeds will go towards new playground marking. The boards will be removed on Monday 24th June.

THANK YOU to Nicola Oliver who will be taking over the role of PTA Secretary next year, also a huge thank you to Lizzie Evans who has done a marvellous job for the last 2 years. If you would like to join the PTA we are looking for a Treasurer, Vice-Chair and Communications team member – please do get in touch if you would like to know more! Email us at: sec.ojs.pta@gmail.com or via Class list.

Summer Party 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the Oatlands Infants & Juniors Summer Party (flyer below) on Friday 12th July 7:30pm-midnight at Harrogate Rugby Club. Tickets cost £25 per person & include a prosecco reception, BBQ & DJ.
Tickets can be purchased via class list or using PayPal via this link:

https://paypal.me/pools/campaign/111735957913603223

Any queries please email leana@kellcopywriting.com. Deadline for tickets is Monday 8th July. 
Thank you 
Leana Kell & Nat Crossland

Knaresborough Bedrace Saturday 8th June - The annual Knaresborough bedrace is happening on Saturday! Please come down and support the super fast Mens Team captained by Jules Murray - they are bed number 9 and will be wearing yellow OJS running vests sponsored by Verity Frearson. Georgia Murray is the passenger so please give her a shout out. Also a big thank you to the Arts Committee for decorating the bed surround - an amazing Yorkshire dales scene decorated with fabric flowers made by every child in the school. Finally, please look out for Mrs McNerney and Mrs King who will be wearing their hi-vis vest and marshalling near the Worlds End Pub. Big thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to get the OJS team ready for the day. Good luck and see you all in Knaresborough on Saturday!!

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Summer Jamboree – 22nd June

We would still really appreciate some Tombola prizes and sweets in jars for the Summer Jamboree, if you have anything to spare, please hand in at the office or let us know and we can organise handover.

We’ll be sending raffle tickets home in bookbags next week so please do look out for them

 

Verity Frearson Boards

07/06/19 Thank you to everyone who has offered to support the PTA by putting a VF board up outside their house, these will be going up in the next few days. There is still time, if you are able to help - please let the PTA know.

24/05/19 Thanks for all those who have agreed to have a VF board outside their house – the easiest £25 the PTA can make! We would love to secure a few more so if you live on a main route around town and wouldn’t mind a board temporarily outside your house, please do let us know on Classlist or at sec.ojs.pta@gmail.com the boards will be placed and removed for you – so no work required from you!

 

Class stalls

Every year each class takes responsibility for running a stall for the Jamboree and these run from 3-5pm. Class reps have been great in taking on stalls for each of your classes so please support them by offering some time on the day to cover a stint on the stall. That way it’s shared out, avoiding one person being tied up and unable to enjoy the event. So, please find your class rep and offer to help if you can (details of all the Class Reps are on Classlist and you can message them there too).

 

Plea for sweetie jars & donations

We are also of course, seeking donations of sweetie jars and donations for prizes for the Tombola, these can be brought directly into school.

If you own or work for a business which could donate or sponsor a prize for the raffle or one of the competition stalls please contact Carl Wright or Karen Lister - either in the playground or via Classlist.

The Summer Jamboree is a great event for both kids and parents and a fab fundraiser for the school so any and all support in making this happen is greatly appreciated!

 

Save the Date – Friday 12th July – Oatlands Infant and Junior School Summer Social

@ Harrogate Rugby Club – further details to follow.

 

PTA Committee Positions Available!

We are looking for replacements for; Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Communications, if you would be interested please let us know on Classlist or by emailing sec.ojs.pta@gmail.com

 

Quiz night – Friday 17th May 7.30pm – Tickets on Classlist FINAL NUMBERS NEEDED BY 5pm MONDAY 13th MAY 

You don’t have to be in a team already, come along, we have a lot of people who are not in teams and we’ll make them up on the night. Hosted by DJ legend Alex B Cann, fuelled with fish and chips and a licensed bar. Form a team and take on pals, pit yourself against the teachers team, or just come along join a team and meet some new people. 


Summer Jamboree – 22nd June 

Help is still needed for some of the smaller jobs, If you feel you can contribute in anyway at all it would be greatly appreciated so either grab Karen Lister in the playground or email sec.pta.ojs@gmail.com . This event raised an awesome £3000 pounds for the school last year and was great fun for both families form the school and the wider community. It would be a real shame if we didn’t have the support to run it. 


School Trip – Coach Funding 

We have recently funded coaches for School Trips and the School needs our help in order to continue supporting being able to organise trips. We really need the parent community to help, do you have contacts at any local coach companies? Do you have an idea how we can raise money to pay for the coaches? If so please do let us know! 

 

PTA Committee Positions Available! 

We have a few positions coming up on the PTA Committee, if you would be interested please let us know, it is really not as much work as most people think! We are looking for replacements for; Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Marketing and Communications, if you would be interested please let us know on Classlist or by emailing sec.pta.ojs@gmail.com 
 

Movies – Peter Rabbit – Wed 10th April 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Deadline for signing-up Monday 8th April - 6 pm

This event is being managed solely through Classlist and unfortunately there will be no admission to children not on the event list. The reason for the change to procedure is twofold; primarily for safeguarding, it is really important the event list is accurate and also administrative reasons, as a large amount of volunteer time is spent unnecessarily chasing payments and updating spreadsheets. So please just log on to Classlist.com or use the Classlist app to purchase tickets in the events section.

Year 6 Hoodies

Today is the last day for payments and orders. Thank You Jo Beagley and Miss Mansfield for organising the hoodies!

Save the Date - Quiz night – Friday 17th May 7.30pm

Hosted by DJ legend Alex B Cann, fuelled with fish and chips and a licensed bar. Form a team and take on pals, pit yourself against the teachers team, or just come along join a team and meet some new folk, tickets to released on Classlist.

Plea for help - Summer Jamboree – 22nd June (fingers crossed)

We are trying to get a group together to assist with running this event. There are a number of jobs to be done to make an event like this happen - some big, some small, but all important - so if you feel you contribute in anyway at all it would be greatly appreciated so either grab Karen Lister in the playground or email sec.pta.ojs@gmail.com . This event raised an awesome £3000 pounds for the school last year and was great fun for both families form the school and the wider community. It would be a real shame if we didn’t have the support to run it.

Handy with tools? A Carpenter? Please can you spare 2 hours of your time?

If anyone has carpentry skills and would be OK to help with building the frame for the Knaresborough Bedrace, please can you let Viv Melville know. Miss Joseph and the children have put in a massive effort with very grand designs for the bed this year, podium potential for the best dressed bed! We just need a couple of volunteers who are handy with tools to help us out.

New Playground Equipment

On Monday 18th February, Mrs Evans and Mr Wright (from the PTA) came into school for a special assembly all about playground equipment. The PTA have worked hard to raise money for brand new equipment which has made our playtimes even more fun and enjoyable. We have had: tail balls, jumbo dominoes, footballs, sponge balls, bean bag catchers and catch cups all added to our collection of equipment. We asked some children what they thought of the new equipment:

 

‘The new equipment is super because there’s more for everyone to play with.’ Ezekiel Y4

‘I like the bean bag catchers the best because they’re challenging.’ Hannah Y6

‘It’s really fun. I like the tail balls the best!’ Ruby Y3

 

We hope that the children continue to enjoy the equipment.

Mia and Kuba (Cheetahs)

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The Oatlands Arms

On behalf of the PTA, teachers, parents who had a great night and all the children who will now benefit from a new piano, a huge thank you to Lyndsay Snodgrass for the time, effort and hard work she put in to recreating a pub in the school hall – it was brilliant!   Thank you Lyndsay!

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