Abbotskerswell PTFA wishes you a very warm welcome to our school.
The following information will hopefully give you a very brief overview of who we are and what we do.
The PTFA has been an integral part of school life for many years, it has raised many thousands of pounds that have been spent on resources and experiences that help to enhance our children's education and to improve the schools facilities. Most recently we have purchased new screens for 3 of the classrooms and a bank of iPads through our Hare & Tortoise Project and we have also invested into the development of the EYFS and Key Stage 1 Outside Area.
All parents automatically become members of the PTFA when their child starts school, in addition to this we also have a formal committee of elected members who meet several times each term, we welcome everybody at these meetings.
Information regarding events etc is sent home in a variety of ways, letters sent home with your children including, notes on the Friday newsletter, via our Facebook group and occasionally on notices and blackboards around the school.
We run a busy calendar of events which include a Summer Fair, May Day celebrations, Firework night BBQ and school discos.
Parents and family members can get involved in what we do in a variety of ways, from volunteering at one of our events, assisting with planning and event organisation, to baking cakes for our ever popular tea rooms that make regular appearances!
If you feel able to help out in any way if or you would like to find out more information about what we do please don't hesitate to speak to a committee member, if you are unsure who to chat to I am sure the School Office or Mr Martin could point you in the right direction. We also have an email address that is checked regularly: .
Thanks for taking the time to read a little about us, we hope you feel able to be involved in helping to make a difference to our children's experience at school.
Guess the weight of the baby lamb!
Some of you may remember back in December a competition was run to guess the weight of the sheep, it was decided to run it again but this time the lamb is much smaller and just a day old.
This time the video will be put on the school website so everyone can have a go at guessing the weight and it will also be posted on Facebook.
The prize for the correct guess (or the closest guess) will be a £20 voucher for Ullacombe Farm Shop as this proved a popular choice. The cost is £1 a guess and you can have as many guesses as you like.
Please either message me on Facebook when the video is posted or if you are not on facebook and view the video on the website please email the email provided in the school newsletter.
The competition will run next Thursday evening 4th March so keep your eyes peeled! If viewing from a computer the video is to the left and if viewing from a Smartphone the video is below.
Please can you put the correct money in an envelope (with your name on!) in a box which will be placed in the school car park or you can pay the money directly into the PTFA bank account.
Please put your name and ‘lamb’ in the payment reference.
Good luck and happy guessing everyone!