Monday 11 January 2016

New Year, Same PTFA commitment

Happy New Year to All.

Having taken over as PTFA chair at the end of last year I am still finding my feet in the world of events, fundraising and planning, it's been a steep learning curve so far and I'm committed to helping maintain the high standards that our children and families expect from the events that PTFA run.

The PTFA is very much a team effort and at Northowram we are blessed to have staff, parents and friends who work tirelessly to raise money to help make Northowram even better.

This year will be no exception, we have some great events planned and we hope to build on previous years success to continue to provide those extras that enhance learning and play at Northowram. Last year funds raised by the PTFA helped fund:

- Cooking Equipment
- Coaches for Howtown trip
- Year 6 leavers gifts
- Contributed to leavers Prom
- School Minibus Insurance
- Picnic Benches for the playgrounds
- PTFA Insurance
- T-Shirts for external events and sports competitions

This year we hope to raise money for further resources in school and start planning towards bigger projects to revitalise the playgrounds.

I hope you will join us in whatever way you can this year, whether that is by joining the PTFA and attending our meetings, volunteering at events or by coming along to the events we run, however you can help we very much appreciate it!

Thanks for your continued support.

Annwen Ackroyd
PTFA Chair

Monday 14 September 2015

Band and Curry Night

We are pleased to announce our PTFA Band Night on the 14th November 2015 at Mereside Centre in Shibden Park. 
We are thrilled to have live music from the Psychoslinkys, a disco and supper. This evening promises to be popular event on our calendar.Tickets are £15 and can be ordered via +Pay or with the order form sent out via parentmail. Please return your form with a cheque to reception asap. 
We expect this event to be extremely popular and we have limited tickets so book quickly to secure your spot at this not to be missed event! Wrist bands for the event will be issued in the week prior to the event.


Bargain Shopping!

The PTFA are pleased to announce a special evening of Fashion on Friday 25th September 2015 at Northowram Community Centre. Tickets are just £5 and include entry into the event and a strip of raffle tickets, you might win a £50 voucher to spend with Shop2Drop and a bottle of champagne!

There will be a cash bar available on the night, so you can enjoy a drink or two whilst you watch the show. Shop2Drop ( ) bring clothing from big names including Zara, Coast, New Look, Debenhams, M&S in sizes from 8 -20 at great low prices.

You can pay for your purchases by card or debit/credit card.

Make a night of it, invite your friends and pick up a bargain or two!




Saturday 27 June 2015

Summer Success

The Summer Fayre was a fantastic event. It was great to see our school bustling with children, families and friends. I was reminded again that the children of Northowram have lovely manners and are a joy to be around. Running one of the stalls this year allowed me to interact with a good number of visitors and it was nice to see smiling faces, even when people didn't win on the various games.

The event made around £1000 which is a massive contribution to PTFA funds and as always the monies raised go into making Northowram an even better place for all our children to learn.

Thank you to everyone who supported the event by attending and spending, donating items or time to make it such a success.

Thank you to the staff from Northowram who assisted at the event and around it to ensure things ran smoothly.

Finally thanks to Zoe and the other PTFA members who co-ordinated a great event and to everyone who volunteered!

Tuesday 9 June 2015

Love Baking?

Are you the next Mary Berry? Do your buns put Paul Hollywood's to shame? Put your baking to the test at the Great Northowram Bake Off!

Present your delicious baked delights at our Summer Fayre and you could be named the winner of the Great Northowram Bake Off!

Not a baker but love a good cake? Fear not, the goodies will be sold on a Home Baked Goods stall so make sure you bring your spending money and enjoy a treat or two!

Bolton Brow Burner

A massive well done to everyone from our school who took part in the Bolton Brow Burner on Sunday 7th June! Thank you to all those who ran or walked, manned the stall, baked, bought raffle tickets, sponsored children, managed the school running club, assisted with registrations, recorded race timings, shopped for the stall and attending meetings! The help and effort is really appreciated. It's a great event to be part of.

Next year the run will be in Northowram and we hope to make the event a huge community event. We hope to get even more children, parents, friends and families involved so dig out your running shoes. We will be having running clubs to aid even beginners to run!

Stay tuned for more information on how much money was raised.

Thursday 23 April 2015

2015 Calendar Images

Did you miss out on one of our beautiful 2015 PTFA Calendars? Or just want a quality high resolution digital format copy of the picture of your child to use as you wish? Then why not buy a copy for the low fee of just £5.00?

The image will be yours to use how you please, why not order photo gifts for family or get the print framed for the wall at home?

You can view the images by accessing the links provided in the letter that went home this week, then simply complete the form and return it to the School Office with a cheque made payable to Northowram Primary School PTFA.