LE ROCQUIER PTA CHARITY NEWSLETTER - MARCH 2020

PTA ‘first-Saturday-of-the-month’ Car Boot Sales were due to recommence on
4th April: however, the Coronavirus situation has intervened and – in line with current advice - that event has been postponed. It is hoped that it might be possible to hold that event later in the month, but the position will be reviewed in due course. At present, it is hoped that the event scheduled for 2nd May will be unaffected; but even this will be subject to review closer to that date. In any event, the Committee had decided to reduce the number of Car Boot Sales each year, and these will now be restricted (in a ‘normal’ year) to first Saturdays from April to October inclusive. Consequently, the dates of subsequent Car Boot Sales after May will be: 6th June, 4th July, 1st August, 5th September and 3rd October. **[Do please put these dates in your diary NOW!].** As you probably know, these popular events see a multitude of stalls with all manner of goods on offer, so why not come along and pick-up a bargain or two! A big thank you to all those who support us throughout the year. Our Car Boot Sales provide opportunities for the profitable disposal of those ‘valuable’ items you have stored away in the garage and the loft and always meant to get around to disposing of but couldn’t quite bring yourself to sort out!! So why not come along and ‘recycle’ your unwanted items, which might be exactly what someone else is looking for! The events are held from 8.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the School’s main car park and there’s plenty of parking. The cost of a pitch is still only
£10. Toilet facilities are located in the Sports Hall; and refreshments and ‘tuck shop’ are available throughout the event.

The PTA endeavours to operate a small ‘Recycled Uniform shop’ at its Car Boot Sales, but sales previously have gone so well that very little stock remains. We depend entirely on donations of new stock (which is always needed), so we’d be grateful for donations of any items of good quality school uniform which could be put to good use by Le Rocquier students whilst raising funds for the PTA Charity.**

Plans had been well-established for that ‘chocaholic’s delight’ which is our Easter Bingo event.It was to have been held on Friday, 27th March, but – again –
Coronavirus has caused this to be postponed, subject to review a fter Easter. It is
hoped that an abundance of chocolate Easter eggs and/or other delights and some cash prizes - as well as a range of tremendous raffle prizes - will be available at some date in the future for all you Bingo enthusiasts out there, young and old alike! One again, many thanks to our sponsors for the donation of prizes.

The PTA’s relatively new fund-raising venture into ‘Race Nights’ will be repeated on Friday 9th October, to be held once again at The Ambassadeur Hotel on St.Clement’s Coast Road. [Keep a look out for publicity for this and our other events at School and in the next edition of the PTA Newsletter].

A further new venture for the PTA is that consideration is being given to organising a Quiz Night. Further details to follow……..

The PTA 100 Club for 2019/2020 is well underway and the prize draws for January, February, March and April have been made (at PTA Committee meetings), resulting in a prize of £50 for numbers 52, 32, 02 and 55 respectively. Thank you to all our 100 Club members for their support. Remember: for only £12 a year [now only £4 for the remainder of the School Year – May to August 2020] you have the chance to win a £50 prize each month. You can have more than one membership - so why not get at least one for each member of the family!

Funds are always needed to support the School, so please support our various ongoing fund-raising activities, including the Le Rocquier School PTA C.I. Co-Operative Society Share No. which is 313660 - you can use this at any of the Co-Op shops. Even if you only use the PTA number occasionally, this would be a great help in boosting funds.

Please support your school’s PTA by attending eventsand through taking out 100 Club membership/s!

We look forward to seeing you all at subsequent Car Boot Sales (whenever they are able to take place!) and thank you for your continuing support in the coming months. Best wishes for Easter.

 

Peter Monamy
Chairman March 2020

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