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Friends of Deiniol (PTA)

Welcome to the Friends of Deiniol section of our website.  Please scroll through for more details on what we do, how you can be involved and all the fundraising projects and events we have planned.
(logo designed by Year 1 pupil in 2018)

Committee Meetings

 

The most recent committee meeting was held held via Zoom on Tuesday 10th November.  

During 2020/2021 the meetings will be held virtually, via Zoom, due to current Covid-19 restrictions.  We usually aim to hold committee meetings twice a term.

All welcome.

Please check back here for details of the next meeting.

Fundraising Events

Events and activities programme 2020/2021

Due to the current circumstances we had to cancel all our events from March to July.  During the school year 2020/2021, events and fund raising will have to differ from normal.  We aim to fund raise in other ways, as we are unlikely to be in a position to run events in school.  However, with the support of the school community we will be able to raise funds slightly differently. Any ideas or help will be much appreciated.  Do check back here for updates.  We will also update on our Facebook page.

Well done to all the children who took part in the half term pumpkin craft competition.  

The creativity was brilliant.  We were pleased to have a first, second and third place with chocolate prizes awarded.  Thank you everyone who posted their entries.

In the second half of the term, leading up to Christmas, we have the following fundraisers.  

 

School calendars

As part of the Christmas Enterprise Market, we will be selling school calendars.  You can order these along with all the individual class products. 

 

 

Parentkind Christmas Raffle

Instead of the usual Christmas raffle, which is drawn in school at the Christmas concerts, we are taking part in a raffle run by Parentkind (support organisation for school PTAs).  Tickets start at £3.  Information can be found by clicking the link further down the page.

The top prize is £5,000!

Every £3 spent on tickets will mean £1.50 for school.

 

Easy fundraising

You can continue to help from home while you do your Christmas shopping online, by buying via the Easy fundraising website and app.

www.easyfundraising.co.uk

 

There are so many ways to help raise funds, so we can put money towards projects to benefit the children at Ysgol Deiniol, as we head towards the new year in 2021.  

 

 

 

A big thank you to everyone who has supported our events.

We are delighted to have raised nearly £500 through the autumn raffle, Halloween sweetie hands and village pumpkin trail.

Regular events and fundraising projects organised by Friends of Deiniol

 

- Discos

- Easter Bingo

- Summer Fair

- Tuck shops

- Film nights

- Raffles

- Tea and Coffee stalls

 

(newer events we have tried)

- Fashion Show

- Family Quiz

 

 

- School calendar

- School teatowels

- Christmas cards and gifts

 

 

 

 

Other ways we raise funds

 

In addition to running events such as discos, the summer fair and bingo, we raise funds through the easy fundraising website and app and collect unwanted clothes through the Dragon Bags clothes recycling scheme. 

 

How you can help

 

Dragon Bags clothes recycling scheme

If you have any clothes; children’s and adults’,  that you no longer need, you can drop them off at the school office.  Clothes are collected in a box, which is taken away by the company when full.  It is weighed and we receive a donation.

See below for the website address

 

Easy fundraising

You can help raise funds at no extra cost.  When you shop via the easyfundraising website or app, with over 4,100 of your favourite retailers, including John Lewis & Partners, eBay, Amazon and many more, you will raise FREE donations for the school. If you are not already registered, please visit our easyfundraising page using the link below.

A little bit about the Friends of Deiniol

 

In September 2018 with the start of the new academic year we had new names to learn and new friends to meet. The Parent and Teacher Association (PTA) decided that it was time to refresh their name and so we changed it to ‘Friends of Deiniol’ (as it has been previously known).

 

We are constantly on the lookout for new helpers and ideas and we felt that this rebranding would encourage lots of new people to get involved with raising much needed funds for our school.

 

We hope to include as many people from our school community as possible: mums, dads, grandparents, older siblings…..anybody who has an interest in raising funds and supporting Ysgol Deiniol.

 

In the past three years we have raised over £6,000, helped to paint the school play areas, tidied up the yard, installed two willow domes, a pebble path, created a bottle top mosaic and run lots of exciting events, as well as helping out within the school.   Going forward, any assistance you can give, no matter how small, would be most welcome, so we can do more of the same in future years.

 

Our informal committee meetings are held once or twice a term and attendance is not compulsory. If you have any free time to spare, drop us an email at school, phone us up or even have a chat with Mr Baugh on the yard, in the morning, to find out what it’s all about.

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Committee

 

The current committee are:

 

Chair / Co-ordinator - Vicky Woodhouse

Secretary - Jody Lloyd 

Treasurer - Emma Darlington 

Anna Briscoe

Harriet Clarke 

Lucinda Aspin 

Alice Woodfine

Alice Mulraney

Debbie Mulvey

Laurel Smith

Helen Smith-Jones

 

 

Mrs C. Arrowsmith (Teacher)

Mr K. Baugh (Head Teacher)

Getting involved

 

We are always looking for new people to help with the work of the Friends of Deiniol.  You can join the committee at any time or take on one of the main roles (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer) when these positions are voted on at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) each September.  If you have less time to spare, you could give your time and expertise in other ways:

  • Help out at events
  • Source raffle prizes
  • Make items to sell (cakes are always popular!)
  • Design and distribute posters
  • Update the website and Facebook pages
  • Help with external funding sources
  • Count money
  • Put forward ideas for fundraising
  • Help out at yard tidy days

 

There are so many ways to get involved.

 

All our events are run voluntarily and we would not be able to put them on without help.  It is a fantastic way to become more involved in your child's school and meet new people.  We are all busy people and any help you are able to give is very much as you can, when you can.   Anyone interested in helping out is welcome to chat to any of the committee members (catch one of us on the yard!), drop in at the school office or send an email to deiniolpta@mail.com.

 

What are we all about?

How the school yards have been improved

 

 

       

Just before the end of the Summer term 2019, we completed the recycled plastic bottle top mosaic, which has pride of place on the container on the Infant yard.  It looks amazing from the road and provides a splash of colour to the outdoor area.  Many thanks to all involved who brought in tops, helped stick them on and finally helped put it up on the container.

The journey of the recycled plastic bottle top mosaic

Some of the results from our playground project days in 2018/2019

If you'd like to get more involved with the Friends of Deiniol or have an enquiry or ideas for fundraising, please fill in the form below.  Thank you.

Getting in touch

 

Projects funded by Friends of Deiniol

 

- Wooden pirate ship for the Foundation Phase yard

- Educational resources

- Books

- Theatre workshop

- Author visit and workshop

- First News subscription

- Storage units

- Laptops

- Paint and spring flower bulbs for the Yard Improvement Project

- Willow domes for the yard and field

- Pebbles, fencing, edging, weed membrane and bark chippings for the Pebble Path Project

- Donations towards buses for school trips

- Recycled bottle top mosaic

- Year 6 leavers parties

- Sports Equipment

- Choir bus for Young Voices concerts

- Raised planters for the Year 2 outside area

- Junior Yard climbing wall

- Subscription for Times Table Rockstars

- Virtual reality workshop for Junior classes

 

All the above are the extras which cannot be funded by school.  Every penny we raise goes towards helping our children. 

 

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