Hilltop had some wonderful visitors this week – some African Land Snails!
Thank you to all the parents and to the staff who attended the EGM on Tuesday – we are really pleased that there were just enough of us present and we can now send off the application to the Charity Commission. We will keep you posted with the next step!
The children at Hilltop have had a fun filled Pirate week where they dressed up, played with pirate toys and completed a sponsored pirate obstacle course to raised money for the Pre-School!
These wonderful Pirates raised £428.50 for Hilltop Pre-School – this money will be spent on resources for the setting and they are currently being chosen!
The children at Brampton have had a fun filled Pirate week where they dressed up, played with pirate toys and completed a sponsored pirate obstacle course to raised money for the Pre-School!
These wonderful Pirates raised £529.20 for Brampton Pre-School – this money will be spent on resources for the setting and they are currently being chosen!
We are excited to announce that we are nearing the end of the long process of Incorporation of the charity and invite you to an Extraordinary General Meeting of Portishead Playgroups – on Tuesday 8thMay at 8pm at Brampton Pre-School (the full details are attached).
The purpose of the meeting is to approve the minutes from the AGM (also attached) and to approve the new constitution (which is also attached) and this will allow us to move forward and apply to The Charity Commission to make these changes, which include our name change to Portishead Pre-School. This has been a process going on for several years and the committee have put many hours into this process. In order for the meeting to go ahead and for us to move to the next stage we need to have representation from a percentage of all families, without enough representation the meeting would have to be rescheduled and would further delay the process.
There has been great excitement about children receiving their school places recently, but with lots of children moving onto school in September we will be losing a several members of our committee at the end of the summer term, until the AGM in the Autumn when we are able to recruit more. Therefore, the EGM is an opportunity for us to co-opt one person onto the committee and we would welcome the support! The committee are responsible for the fundraising and business side of the pre-school and we are really well supported by the team at Brampton and Hilltop. We meet termly and your contribution is totally dependent on how much you wish to take on. If you would like to join the committee or would like more information please get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org
We will, of course, be providing cheese and wine and we look forward to seeing you there.
The Portishead Playgroups Committee
- Monday 9th April – Start of Term 5
- Sunday 20th May – May Fair
- Grand Opening of the Brampton Renovation and Celebration of the Royal Wedding!
- Friday 25th May – End of Term 5
- Monday 4th June – Start of Term 6
- Sunday 8th July – Raft Race
- A fundraising stall at the Raft Race, with games and crafts etc
- Thursday 19th July – End of Term 6
We are really excited that Rhubarb Speech and Drama will be joining us at our May Fair his year to lead some warm-ups and games with the children.
We are looking for sponsors for our May Fair. Could you help?