Advent Calendar Raffle
Congratulations to all our advent calendar winners! The top eight went to Penelope, Jonah and Mr Costigan in Neptune, Sebastian in Dragonfly, Emmie M and Tom O in Bumblebee, Leo in Beech, Henry A in Maple. We drew a over fifty prizes and the luckiest class was Grasshopper. Thank you to Mrs. Joyce and her team for organising this fun event which raised over £1,000. Thank you also goes to all the parents who donated a calendar for the raffle and Schleich, Tesco, Between the Lines, Waitrose, Lorimers, Unilever, Usborne books.
BANGERS AND BINGO!
A huge “thank you” goes to Miss Pegg, Mrs Joyce and their team of volunteers for organising another amazing PTA event which raised £450 for the school. The Year One and Two really enjoyed the Bangers and Bingo with everyone enthusiastically taking part in the fun and very lively rounds! Thanks also go to our chef Mrs. Cunniliffe who cooked the delicious bangers for the event and well done to all the winners.
YEAR ONE AND TWO MOVIE NIGHT
Thank you to our team of PTA volunteers, led by Mrs Joyce and Ms Ives, for another brilliant movie night. The hall was transformed into a cinema experience with the Year One and Two children watching “Boss Baby”, whilst eating popcorn and fruit, along with their friends.
The PTA are thrilled to report that a net total of £2,348 was raised as a result of the Michaelmas Market. Everyone enjoyed trying their luck on the Snowman Game and lucky dip; buying marbles and sweet cones; guessing the weight of the delicious cake and name of the cuddly teddy bear. The Christmas hampers were amazing and congratulations to all the lucky winners! A big thank you goes to Mrs Joyce, Mrs Salmon and their team for organising the Market. Your donations, time, and of course money, all helped make the event so successful.
OUR WONDERFUL PTA!
We may be biased but we truly believe that our PTA is the best! They have already donated £1,880 for new phonics books across all three year groups. This year, as well as organising the MacMillan Coffee Mornings; Harvest basket donations; Nearly New Uniform Sales; PTA Quiz; Class Christmas projects; buying and paying for the food at the Year One Starlight Safari and organising another fantastic Michaelmas Market.
Don’t forget that as a parent of Riverhead Infants’ School you are automatically part of the PTA and without the help of you all none of the events could happen, and the children wouldn’t benefit from your generosity. The PTA is a fantastic organisation that not only raises essential monies for the school but also brings families together for social events.
PTA QUIZ NIGHT
Congratulations to the “Sizzlers”, who were the winning team at this year’s PTA Quiz! This year’s quiz was led by Mr and Mrs Osborne and was a great success with everyone having fun and using their brainpower! The event raised a fantastic £1,870, well done everyone!
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNINGS
Thank you to everyone for organising and taking part in this year’s Macmillan Coffee Mornings. Not only does the event raise a lot of money for this worthwhile charity, but it is a great way to get together, meet new friends and enjoy lots of cake! This year we raised a fantastic £1013.25!
Thank you to everyone who organised another very successful disco!. This fun event was enjoyed by children and adults alike with everyone dancing to the latest tunes and some of them winning prizes for their amazing moves! The event raised over £400.
WEAR IT AGAIN SALE
Everyone loves a bargain and there certainly were lots to be had at our Wear It Again sale! A big “thank you” to Mrs Rowberry and her team for another successful event which has raised £432 so far.
PTA SPRING BALL
Thank you to the Riverhead and Amherst PTA Spring Ball teams! Especially Leah Smith, Vicky Palmer, Kate Simpson, Karen Ives, Emily Pegg and Jackie Couch for organising a fun sociable Spring Ball which raised an amazing £13,000 to be spilt between the two schools.
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 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.
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!