BANGERS AND BINGO
Thank you to Mrs Cowland, Mrs Bonser and their team of volunteers for hosting a brilliant “Bangers and Bingo” event which raised over £400 for the school! The Year One and Two children really enjoyed the fun and lively rounds. Congratulations to the winners we’re sure you all enjoyed your prizes! A special thank you goes to both ladies for donating all the prizes and food, and to Mrs McIlravey, our chef, who stayed to cook the sausages!
NEW COMPUTER SUITE
We would like to say a very big thank to everyone who has supported the PTA and the school by giving their time, suggestions, organisational skills and money to raise funds for our wonderful new computer suite. The suite has enhanced our computer curriculum by providing each child with their own computer in a bright and cheerful space which enthuses them to participate in their lessons.
PTA MICHAELMAS MARKET
The PTA organised another fantastic Christmas event. There were lots of exciting stalls for the children to take part in, refreshments for the adults and of course the wonderful hamper raffle. Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who came along. The event raised over £3,000!
PTA QUIZ NIGHT
A big thank you to Mr and Mrs Smith for organising this year’s fantastic quiz! Twelve teams competed to be crowned “Brains of Riverhead” and we had some brilliant names such “The Hazel Nutters”! Congratulations go to the winners “I am Smarticus” who were a team of Honeybee Dads, with commiserations going to the Honeybee Mums who were the runners up – we hope the Dads don’t go on about their victory too much!! The six members of the staff team came a very respective seventh place. This fun evening made an amazing £1,400 for the school.
Thank you to Ms Ives, Miss Miller and their wonderful team of disco dancers who helped organise another very successful disco. The children really enjoyed dressing up in their disco clothes; dancing to latest tunes; joining in with the competitions; and enjoying a cold drink and biscuit! We will let you know the amount raised as soon as we have a final total!
WEAR IT AGAIN SALE
Thank you to Mrs Rowberry and her team for organising another very successful “Wear It Again Sale”. There were some fantastic bargains with donations of brand names such as Boden, Joules and Phase 8, all being sold for £1.00! Everyone seemed really pleased with their purchases and the event raised £574. We also recycled fabric for the “Phil the Bag” scheme. Textiles donated are sold on and distributed to people who can use them in developing countries. A huge pile of bin bags were collected and we will let you know of the total raised once we have it.
PTA SILENT DISCO
A very big thank you goes to Ms Ives and Ms Miller for their wonderful organisation of the Silent Disco. Well done to everyone who braved the snow to dance along to their chosen tunes. The event raised over £1,000 for the school.
FINE STYLING EVENING
A massive ‘thank you’ to Fleur McCrone (Fine Styling by Fleur McCrone) in Robin class, for so generously giving up her time and expertise, free of charge, to run the Style Workshop event for us. It was a relaxed, informative, fun evening and big thanks to all those ladies that attended, for making the inaugural event a success! We raised around £250. To find out more about Fine Styling, please visit http://finestyling.co.uk.
PTA CHRISTMAS EVENTS
Thank you to Mrs Dungan and her helpers for bringing more festive cheer to Riverhead. On Monday the children were delighted to find the library had been transformed into a Christmas room with festive decorations and enjoyed choosing presents for their parents. Some of the children have also been visiting the room to listen to Christmas stories.
We had a very special visitor on Thursday. Father Christmas brought every child a gift and an orange, then joined them for their Christmas parties and tea in the hall which was also organised by Mrs. Dungan and her party of elves.
Congratulations to the winners of the Christmas colouring competition, Oliver B in Fox, Finn in Honey Bee, Alice in Owls and to Peter in Woodpecker who won the Christmas quiz competition. They all received a gift voucher.
You may have noticed the fantastic work going on in the Early Year's outside classroom. We now have learning zone sheds, new planters, climbing apparatus and mark making boards. We are very excited with this new equipment and would like to say a huge thank you to the PTA for giving us the funds to buy it!
BRILLIANT BOAT AND TERRIFIC TRAIN!
The children were delighted to play on our new boat and train! These are a wonderful focus in the playground and have already had a lot of use along with the three new picnic benches. All of our new equipment has been made using recycled bottles which encompasses our Eco School status. A very big thank you goes to the PTA for funding the new equipment.
A very big thank you to Mrs Mais, Mrs Loder, Mrs Gossage, Mrs Evans, Mrs Thomas, Mrs Evans and their team for organising the joint Riverhead and Amherst PTA Masquerade Ball. The evening was a great success which raised over £12,000. to share between the schools. Well done everyone!
MACMILLAN CAKE SALES
Well done and thank you to everyone for their hard work and support for today’s MacMillan Cake Sales. We know it is hard job eating all the delicious cakes, drinking coffee and chatting with friends but we are so glad that as a school we can all support this charity! We will publish the amount raised as soon as we have it.
NEW CLASS FURNITURE
The Year 1 and 2 children are enjoying their new classrooms which have been totally refitted thanks to the generosity of the PTA. The staff worked extremely hard over the summer to ensure that the new beech wood furniture and class colour schemes look perfect.
PTA AUCTION OF PROMISES
Our new Auction of Promises Event proved to be a fantastic night with everyone enjoying a an entertaining evening which included a fabulous meal by Rafferty's and of course the all important Auction. There were an amazing 64 prizes in total ranging from a home cooked meal, piano lessons, a flying lesson, holidays and even the chance to the a Senior Leader for the Day! All the hard work and effort raised an amazing £7,000 which will go towards replacing our interactive white boards in each classroom. A huge thank you to Mrs Fleetham, Mrs Mais and their team!
PTA CLOTHES SWISH
Mrs Loder and her Team organised another very successful Clothes Swish which raised over £800 for the school. Please see below some of the testimonials from very happy parents!
OUR NEW IPADS
The children have been very excited this term using our new iPads which were purchased with money raised by our generous parents through all the PTA fundraising and efforts. Of course there is still a veryimportant place in the classroom for pen and paper, but it is reassuring to know that Riverhead Infants’ are keeping up to date with the latest technology giving the children a wonderful start to a “well rounded” education. They have been interviewing their peers, photographing the school and even teaching some of the staff how to use their own iPads!