Friends Of Whitecote
The Friends of Whitecote is the name of the traditional PTA at Whitecote Primary School. Its main aim is to raise funds to support school activities and buy extra resources.
When a child enters Whitecote Primary School, Nursery or Little Doves, the parents or carers of that child automatically become ‘Friends of Whitecote’. Of course, not everyone wants to be any more involved than that but fortunately, some parents and carers wish to take a more active role in the ‘Friends’ work. The current Chair is Mrs Ceri Couper and the treasurer is Mr Nigel Berry. Mrs Kathryn Berry is the Vice Chair. They work together with members of the school staff to organise fundraising events such as the Summer and the Chirstmas Fairs. In addition to fund-raising, they run very successful discos for all the children in the school and have organised Easter Egg hunts and Mothers' day gifts. In the past, the fund-raising has helped build the adventure trail, provided small playtime equipment, improved the playground markings and bought indoor games for wet playtimes. Recently the Friends of Whitecote have provided money to replace some of the school's waterproof jackets. The 'Friends' have financed the installation of a TV monitor, for the main entrance of the school, to show a variety of the children's activities as people enter the school and this year paid for all the children to see a pantomime of 'The Wizard of Oz'
The 'Friends' are always ready to welcome members who wish to take a more active role: to help organise and run events and bring fresh ideas for activities. This could include parents, carers or even grandparents. Below is a list of ways you can get in touch if you are interested in supporting the Friends of Whitecote.
To get in touch you can:
We look forward to hearing from you very soon!
Keep in touch at: http://www.facebook.com/friendsofwhitecote
or on Twitter at: @F_O_Whitecote
Thursday 16th March 2017
Reception will have their disco during school time
Years 1, 2 and 3: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Year 4, 5 and 6: 4,45 - 5.45pm (to arrive and leave from the school hall doors)
Y6 children will have the opportunity to go home unaccompanied with a signed permission slip from their parents. ALL other children must be collected at the appropriate time.
Ticket requests must be at the School Office by Thursday 9th March.
Any parent wishing to help please contact Miss Taylor in Y4.
Christmas Fair 2016
The total raised was over £1500. Thanks to all those who helped by manning a stall or spending their money.
Christmas Fair 2015
Many thanks to all the parents and children who contributed to our Christmas Fair. Over £1000 was raised and the Friends of Whitecote will be deciding how to spend that money over the next few weeks to best benefit the children.
As always, a small number of people made a huge effort to make sure the fair ran smoothly so a really big 'Thank you' to Mrs Berry and Mrs Cooper who did most of the work. Other parents and family members and members of staff joined in on the day and we are really grateful to them too for their time.
The Whitecote Summer Fair held on Saturday afternoon was a great success. Almost £2000 was raised. Many thanks to all the parents and children who supported the event and enjoyed the games and activities. Also thanks to the staff and parents who helped run the stalls an especial mention to Kathryn and Nigel Berry who did much of the organising and preparation for the Fair.
Photos will be posted in the next few days.