Thursday, 9 July 2015

Dates for your diary

Dates for your Diary

Monday 13th July – Jumble Sale

Bring in any unwanted clothing, paired shoes, handbags, belts, bric a brac and leave just past the office door.  You can rummage through from 3.30-4.00 on Monday 13th July – all items will be 50p.
Any items unsold will be bagged for the Skyecycle textile collection on Tuesday 14th July.

Help needed: Set-up and sort jumble prior to sale, Sale and stuffing unsold items into bags.

Tuesday 20th October - Fashion Show

Doors open at 6pm and we’ll see the catwalk show, then the opportunity to purchase items from the huge range of stock (usually ex-chain store).  We will be serving refreshments and the children will be asked if they wish to be models – need adult models too!!

Help needed: Set-up, refreshments, models, chaperones and clear up.

November Time – Christmas Cards

The opportunity to buy a variety of goods designed by your own little prince/princesses. We hope to have a template to colour for the Nursery & maybe Reception children this year.

RHRA – Robin Hood Residents Association are keen to forge links with the school community. They are planning on opening the orchard every day in summer from 11-3. It’s a fabulous place for picnics so please support them (Sorry, no dogs or football allowed)


For just £1 per week, you can raise funds for the PTA whilst being entered for two draws. One locally where a Robin Hood supporter is guaranteed to win, the other a National prize of £25,000!!  With the National Lottery now £2 per play AND the increase in odds it makes sense to join ours!

Absolutely anyone can sign up – no need to even have a connection with school so why not set up a work syndicate? Sign up neighbours as well as family and friends?!

The Giving Machine

If you shop online – login through The Giving Machine and raise funds for school.  Login to

Search for Robin Hood Primary, Wakefield and click “Support” from the pull down menu at the side of “Robin Hood”.  There is NO cost to you, but partner companies – and there are loads – pay a %age towards school.

Again, this can be anyone who chooses to pay their funds to us, so shout about it at work, etc.

Newsletter July 2015

Newsletter July 2015

Here we are at the end of another fabulous year at Robin Hood Primary – don’t know about you, but it only seems two minutes ago to me that we were starting the academic year in September.

The Festival of Learning Day was a truly special day for Robin Hood – it was great to see so many parents there looking round the fabulous new building.  Personal thanks to everyone who helped the PTA part of the day – RHRA (Robin Hood Residents Association) -  for serving in the Cafe, Deana Surtees and Lisa Rickers who had challenges to overcome in getting the popcorn & candy floss machines working, Yasmin for wonderful face painting, Rebecca for expertly running the Crazy Sand!! And of course, the committee for the hours of work “behind the scenes creating things that aren’t actively seen, but couldn’t be done without them!!

Now that we have our wonderful new classrooms and roof play deck (which the PTA have provided £2,000 towards the equipment/games).  We are also hoping to provide funds to help revamp the playground. This will cost in excess of £40,000!!  Rob Jones, our Treasurer, is applying for grants, but as we are also planning on making changes to the school field and creating a wildlife garden from the scrubland to the back of the field – we can’t rest on our laurels!

If anyone knows of grants/funding sources to help facilitate this – please get in touch (ways to contact below)

We have been rather frugal with our spending this year, knowing that the playground revamp was needed, but we have still provided Santa and Selection Boxes, Easter eggs, new starters book bags and contribution for the Year 6 leavers prom along with a substantial donation towards “decking” out the play deck!

We always need additional support and have had to curtail some of the activities that we’d have liked to have staged due to a lack of help.  If you are willing to help at events, please let us know so that we have a list of people to call on. We appreciate that not everyone can – or wants to – be part of the committee, but if we know you’re happy to help out, that will enable us to plan events for the future.  As Louis is starting Year 6 in September, I’ll only be Chair another year and would like to make sure there is a strong, robust and well supported PTA in place by then.

If anyone has any fundraising suggestions, ideas how to improve parent participation/communication or any other comments regarding the PTA – please get in touch!  It is YOUR PTA, your views are important on how we raise funds to how they are spent!

Contact us:
Twitter: @robinhoodpta

Friday, 19 December 2014

2014 Round up!

Well we managed it and it took a lot of persuading but Santa did take time out of his very busy schedule to hand out presents to everyone at the school on Wednesday.  I think it is safe to say EVERYONE, including the teachers enjoyed it I know I did! A huge thank you to everyone who has supported the PTA in 2014, whether that be as a volunteer or attending one of our events. As you all know without the volunteers to help organise and run the events none of them would happen.  We are at risk of not being able to hold as many events in 2015 as we have done in the past due to lack of volunteers in the background, so PLEASE make it your New Year’s resolution to give up ONE HOUR of your time in 2015 and ensure that YOUR children do not miss out on the wonderful memories we can create.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

News update

A huge thank you to everyone who attended last Saturday's Fayre, whether to help or to browse the wonderful stalls. As you all know the raffle was drawn and a list of winning tickets will be displayed shortly. Now the school has expanded we now have nearly 400 pupils in the school, if only one parent from each pupil was able to give up HALF AN HOUR PER YEAR then that would give the PTA a massive 200 hours per year to organise events, search for donations etc.
If you would like to get involved with the PTA please contact us by email;, Facebook; robinhoodprimarypta or Twitter; @robinhoodpta.

Friday, 14 November 2014

PTA News 14th November

Thank you to everyone who dropped off their unwanted clothes at school on Monday morning. Thank you also to everyone who has ordered Christmas cards etc. with their child’s beautiful art work on. So far there has been a massive £1,664 worth of orders. I will post a profit figure once we have it.
The raffle tickets have been issued and the winners will be drawn at the Christmas Craft Fayre on the 29th November. A big thank you to Rebecca who has organised the printing and collecting of the monies for the raffle tickets, this is quite a big job so her help is appreciated. Please return stubs, monies and any unsold tickets to the school office.
We do require a number of helpers for the Christmas Craft Fayre so if you are able to help out in any of the following areas please contact us…
· Helpers required to unload the stallholders’ cars 10a.m. until 12p.m. (Due to limited parking this will really help).
· A volunteer to collect the stallholders fee and donation 12p.m. until 12:30p.m.
· Helpers to set up, Friday evening 3:15p.m. until 5p.m. and also Saturday morning 10a.m. until 12p.m.
· Helpers to clean and tidying away after 3p.m. until 5p.m. on Saturday.
· A volunteer to look after the balloon stall 12p.m. until 3p.m. (this job could be shared). Contact us at, Facebook; Robin Hood Primary School PTA, Twitter; @robinhoodpta.

Friday, 7 November 2014

PTA News 7th November

Many thanks for all those who helped & supported our Halloween Disco, we raised around £440! Huge thanks to all helpers & staff!
You should by now have your recycling bag for any unused clothes, shoes, bags, bedding, etc. The bags have been recycled, please be assured that all money raised is for Robin Hood PTA. Collection date by 9am Monday 10th. If you have a number of bags to bring and would prefer to do so the evening before, you are welcome to. Please leave all bags near the playground entrance as close to the wooden fence as possible, obviously access will still be needed until the bags have been collected. Please email if you have any problems getting your bags to school.
Hope you like your child's artwork in creating their Christmas Cards? These can also be reproduced onto T-towels, mugs, etc. just indicate on your order form and return to school with payment by end of school day Tuesday 11th November. Finally, there is a PTA meeting to discuss the Christmas Craft Fayre on Wednesday 12th November, 8pm at the Gardener's Arms.

Friday, 24 October 2014

News update 24/10/14

What a brilliant disco we had last night. A huge thank you to all the children, who’s behaviour and costumes were amazing. A massive thank you also to the parent helpers and the teachers ensuring that everyone had enough food and fun.

This week we unfortunately say goodbye to our Treasurer, Jane Wardell, who is moving onto pastures new. Jane has been the Robin Hood PTA Treasurer for a few years now and will be sorely missed!! Thank you for all your input Jane! Huge thanks to Jason Firth who has very kindly agreed to step in as Treasurer until our AGM in the New Year when we will hold a meeting to re-elect committee members. We hope you have a well-earned rest next week, not forgetting to have a good clear out for the Skycycle scheme who will be coming to collect your unwanted clothes, linen, bric-a-brac on Monday 10 November.

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