Mothering Sunday Primula event
We are organising a ‘Mothering Sunday Primula’ event at the end of this term on Friday 20th March. We are doing this event with the help of Horticap and all money raised will go to them. The event will run a little bit like the Secret Santa Shop. We will be selling primulas in a pot for £2 each. All children at Oatlands Junior School will have the chance to buy up to 3 primula plants for a loved one to celebrate Mother’s Day.
We need to let Horticap know how many plants they need to get ready for us for this event to work as they need to plant them. Please could you let us know how many plants you would like to order. You should hopefully have received an order form already earlier this week. You do not need to pay for them now. We will ask for money nearer the event.
Please fill in the order form below letting us know how many plants you would like and return it by 27th January.
Holly and Lilly
A successful Secret Santa shop
A big thank you to all of those children who bought presents at the Secret Santa Christmas shop last Friday. The upper school council really enjoyed the experience of running a shop and we have raised £400 for Horticap. We look forward to welcoming Horticap into a whole school assembly in January, when the children will present them with the money.
We really appreciate any time given to help organise this event; a big thank you to those of you who helped to shop and wrap the presents prior to the event for the children to buy.
Shhhh.....it's Secret Santa!
The Secret Santa Christmas shop will be open during school hours on Friday 13th December, for children to buy a gift for their loved ones. The event is run by children in Year 5 and 6 on the School Council, the PTA and Mrs Fretwell. All profits this year will be donated to Horticap. All gifts cost £2.50 and it is one gift per child if they would like to purchase a special surprise for someone. Please send your child in with their money on Friday 13th December when they will be visiting our pop-up secret shop.
Children In Need
All the children looked fantastic in their pyjamas today. Thank you for sending in your donations for Children In Need. We all had lots of fun taking part in the Big Morning Move with Joe Wicks; it certainly warmed us up, especially those wearing onesies!. We have raised a fantastic £310.59!
The Upper School Councillors did a great job of selling poppies to the rest of the school. We all enjoyed our Remembrance Day assembly led by Colonel Crossland.
The Big Brain Bounce
A big thank you to everyone who brought in some money for our Big Brain Bounce on Tuesday 9th April. Also thank you to those who lent us one of their space hoppers. We have raised a great amount for Wellspring, the mental health charity we have chosen to support this term. We had so much fun bouncing around on space hoppers with our class. Even some of our teachers had a go! We will be giving the money to someone from Wellspring at the start of the summer term when they come into one of our assemblies. This event put everyone in a good mood.
William, Henry, Meg, Arran, Bethany, Ella, Elliot, Lily, Oscar and Mrs Fretwell
Following the success of our Secret Christmas shop in December, where we raised money for the Harrogate Homeless Project, we now have a date for the next joint School Council and PTA fundraiser. This term, our lower school councillors we will be raising money for Wellspring, a local mental health charity in Harrogate which offers counselling and training to those in need to restore hope, develop resilience and facilitate positive change.
Linking the theme of ‘Healthy bodies, healthy minds,’ the children are calling this event 'The Big Brain Bounce' as all that is involved is some fun bouncing on a space hopper. It will take place in school throughout the day on Tuesday 9th April and we would be grateful if you could send in a donation of £1 to go towards our fundraising efforts on this day.
A big thank you to everyone who supported the PTA and School Council Secret Christmas Shop on Friday 14th December. Lots of fun was had, both by the children and the PTA running the shop and by the children doing the shopping! At the last count, a fantastic profit of £266 was made. All of this profit will be donated to the Harrogate Homeless Project. A representative from the charity is coming to visit us in early January, when we will present them with the money.
We are hoping to choose another charity to support in the Spring term with a different fund-raising venture, this time led by the Lower School Council members and the PTA. Details to follow in the new year.Mrs Fretwell
Secret Christmas Shop
The Upper School Council members will be helping the PTA to run a secret Christmas shop for the children on Friday 14th December. Please see details on the newsletter for further information.
World War One Centenary Event
On the 15th of November, the School Council were proud to represent the school at a World War One Centenary Event. Held at Christ Church and Organised by Terry Knowles of the Rotary club of Harrogate, the event included readings and songs with music by St Aidan’s brass group and singing from St Aidan’s chamber choir. The School Council were exemplary representatives at this touching tribute to the fallen of WWI.
Poppies will be on sale in school during the week beginning 5th November. School Council members will be taking them around each class after afternoon registration. This year, there are a small selection of poppy rulers, pencils and rubbers available too. Please send a small donation in with your child if they want to buy one.
This year, our School Council members are:
Preeti Chandrashekar, Oscar Tregenza, William Sewell, Bethany Cooke, Elliot Hollingsworth, Ella Peat, Arran Robson, Lily McIntosh, Megan Lister, Henry Beagley, Seth Kennerley, Georgia Osborne, Joseph Brennan, Holly Westmoreland, Daisy Abbs, Millie Adrian-Horrocks, Tommy Simpson, Jessica Coumont, Megan Hobbs and Conor Lister.
We have already had our first School Council meeting and are busy preparing for the Macmillan Coffee Morning on 28th September. Some of our School Council will be helping to run this event.
School Council meeting
On Thursday 19th April we had a brief meeting to discuss how we would like to spend the money that we raised on Enterprise Day. We are going to ask our classes for suggestions which we will put forward in our next meeting. Watch this space for our final decision!
Children in Need Day 2017
A huge thank you to everone who came dressed in spotty outfits for Children In Need Day. We raised £405 from £1 donations and Old Round Pounds, for this fantastic cause. We all enjoyed taking part in this annual fundraising event and all the activites organised by School Council were great!
We have now had our first School Council meeting of the year. We had lots to discuss, as we have two events to organise in November.
The first is an Open Hour Cake Sale on Thursday 2nd November in aid of Macmillan. We would like donations of cakes bringing in to school on Wednesday 1st November/Thursday 2nd November. These will be on sale during the Open Hour and then all the children in school will have the opportunity to buy a cake in the afternoon. More details will follow shortly.
We also discussed what we will be doing for Children In Need on Friday 17th November. Watch this space for information on collecting round pounds for Pudsey and our Spotacular day in school!