PTFA News and Events

PTFA News and Event

Summer Fundraising 2020

Dear Parents

We hope that you and your children enjoyed joining in with the various activities arranged by the PTFA over the VE Day weekend. We are delighted that so many people, both from school families and the wider community, participated during the weekend.

Over 70 families logged into Zoom to join in with the Community Singalong of "We'll Meet Again", and many others came out onto the streets to sing as well. Thank you to Sue Jackson for organising, and to Tiffany Lovegrove for leading the singing. Sue Jackson was interviewed on Cambridge 105 Radio just before the event and she did a great job of highlighting all the different community activities that are going on in Haslingfield, including school fundraising and wider community efforts like the food cupboard.

On Saturday night, Hannah and James Roberts hosted a YouTube Live 80s and 90s quiz night. We had 34 different teams joining in and raised a fantastic £1,311.25! Thank you so much to everyone for your generosity. The eventual winners were "Colin's Angels", who scored 59 out of 60 points! They won a half dozen bottles of wine and a donation of £120 to their charity of choice, Cambridge Breastfeeding Alliance. 

The Golden family hosted a brilliant afternoon of family bingo on the Sunday, with 75 players from 40 families taking part over Zoom. Well done to all the lucky winners who won some brilliant prizes donated by Offord & Camp. Whilst the main purpose of the bingo was as a fun family activity, we are grateful for contributions from the players, which raised £280. 

Finally, our intrepid stair climbers made it to the top of Mount Everest in the sponsored stair climbing challenge! In fact, they climbed a grand total of 41,370 steps, which is 1,170 steps higher than the 40,200 steps needed to reach the "top" of Everest, and raised a brilliant £571.25 in the process. Thank you to all the climbers for their efforts. 

So over the course of the weekend, we managed to raise a grand total £2,162.50, which is a huge step towards filling the gap left by the cancellation of our original summer fundraising events. Thank you so much to everyone for your support as always, and a huge thank you to the families who organised the events and donated the prizes. 

If you would still like your child's artwork to be included in our lock down teatowel project, please email the completed picture and form (sent out by Parent Mail last week) to ptfahaslingfield@gmail.com.

Many thanks and stay safe

from the PTFA

 

Dear Parents
We hope that you are all keeping well in these unusual times. This letter is to update you on our
fundraising plans for this half of term.
Usually, during the Summer term we aim to raise around £2,500- £3,000 to fund a variety of items
which our school relies upon to advance the education of our children. The current circumstances
make planned events such as the Summer Fayre impossible. Therefore, the PTFA have put their
heads together (via Zoom of course!) to come up with some alternative ways of raising funds and
also, we hope, providing some entertainment for you and the children!
We are also aware that some families will be experiencing a tougher time financially, and so we have
taken this into account when planning how we raise money for events, and how much we ask from
you. Any amount that you can spare will be gratefully received.
We have planned several fun events for the VE Day Bank Holiday weekend (Friday 8th/Saturday
9th/Sunday 10th May):
Community Singalong- “We’ll Meet Again”- Friday 8th May 4pm- FREE EVENT
On the bank holiday, we invite you to join in a village sing along in your house, garden or socially
distancing in an open space, to sing along with us to We’ll Meet Again.
The song will be played on Cambridge 105 radio station just after 4pm – tune in to start at the same
time. You are also invited to join professional singer, Tiffany Lovegrove, who will lead a Zoom (an
online video conferencing app) meeting just before 4pm. She will sing at the same time as the radio
version and invites you to sing along with her. All Zoom attendees will be muted so Tiffany will not
be able to hear you. Details of the Zoom meeting will be posted on a specially created Facebook
page. Please do visit this and post a message if you want to chat about this event.
We hope to hear you all and that you enjoy this community event. Instrumental versions will also be
welcome!
To find our Facebook page search for the event Haslingfield VE Day Sing Along – please share to
friends and family if they would like to join in. If you are not on Facebook please email Sue Jackson
on suecarr223@googlemail.com or phone on 01223 872381/ 07751 881786 for details of the Zoom
meeting.
80s and 90s Quiz Night- Saturday 9th May, 8pm
Quiz masters, Hannah and James Roberts will be hosting a virtual quiz night on You Tube Live at
8pm. This event is aimed at adults and the theme is the 80s and 90s. Join as an individual, couple or
a team (of up to 8 people) - you can arrange your own team communications on an app such as
Zoom or WhatsApp.
If you would like to join in please email haslingfieldpubquiz@gmail.com any time before 7pm on the
day and we will send you your further information.
There is no fixed price for joining in but we are asking for a donation of whatever you can spare.
Please go to https://www.goldengiving.com/fundraising/lockdownquiznight to make your donation.
Our aim is to raise £500 for the event.
Everyone is welcome; friends, family, grandparents, whether Haslingfield residents or not (that’s the
good thing about it being online- you can be anywhere!)
Children’s Bingo- Sunday 10th May, 3pm
Phil and Hannah Golden will be running a children’s bingo event via Zoom. Pre-registration is
required at haslingfieldbingo@gmail.com. The cost is £5 for 15 cards (5 cards to play in 3 rounds).
Extra cards are available for £1 each. Details of how to pay will be sent with the bingo cards.
Sponsored Mount Everest Stair Climbing Challenge- all weekend
As a community can we climb enough stairs to reach the same height as the top of Mount Everest?
Everest’s summit is a huge 8,844m high. That is 40,200 steps up an average UK stair! How many
steps can your children (and you?) climb during the course of the weekend? Whether it is 20, 200 or
2000, every little helps. Please ask all your family and friends for sponsorship by sending them this
link https://www.goldengiving.com/fundraising/mountevereststairclimb
Once you have completed your steps email ptfahaslingfield@gmail.com and we will add them to the
grand total. (We are hoping to set up a web-page where you can track our progress towards the
summit!)
Lockdown tea towels
We are excited to announce that the PTFA is putting together a class tea-towel, one for each class,
as a memento by which the children can remember this unique time! Families are then invited to
purchase the finished product if they want to.
Each child will be sent a PDF template to print out (school office or PTFA can provide hard copies for
those not able to print). The children can then draw either a doodle of their home, them and their
family or an item that is special to them during these weeks of home isolation.
Please feel free to be creative, there’s no set rule here!
We will be sending the templates out via Parentmail within a week or so, so please look out for this.
This should provide a fun and enjoyable activity for the children, and we encourage everyone to take
part, all interpretations of the theme are welcome. Please do encourage your children to take part if
they can, even if you don’t want to purchase the finished product. It would be lovely to have a
picture from each member of the class.
Thanks to all of you for your continued support, and we hope to be able to meet again in person
very soon!
Best wishes from the PTFA