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May Fair – Thank you!

May Fair – Thank you!

We were overwhelmed with support at the May Fair! We raised around £770 – all of which goes back into supporting and improving the settings. Thank you to everyone who supported the event – running stalls, donating prizes, general preparation. Without the support of the team, the parents and the community this event would not have been possible. Thank you!

An extra thank you to Priority Football who ran a 2 hour football session for all the children!

If you would like to give feedback to help us for next year please do so on the link here.

Helping at the May Fair

Helping at the May Fair

If you would like to support our May Fair you have lots of choices:

  • Donating prizes.
    • Games, toys, sweets, lollies etc can be left in the donation boxes at the settings.
  • Donating Raffle Prizes.
    • Vouchers, experiences, etc can be left with Sarah/Sue/Claire at the pre-schools.
  • Donating refreshments – cakes/ice lollies.
    • These can be dropped off on the day!
  • Sign up to help on a stall or with setup/tidyup.
    • Click this link to see the help required: https://signup.com/go/AKsLCNB
    • Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
    • Sign up! It’s easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
    • Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Any and all support is greatly appreciated and all funds raised go back into the running of the pre-schools.

May Fair 2019

May Fair 2019

The May Fair is coming soon!

Free Entry. All welcome.

Free football session with Priority Football.

Lots of crafts, games and fun!

Mother’s Day Raffle and Cake Sale

Mother’s Day Raffle and Cake Sale

Each setting will be holding a cake sale and raffle on Thursday 28th March.

All cakes will be 50p and all raffle tickets will be £1. Each setting will have a separate raffle with the similar prizes. First Prize will be a vase of paper flowers from Pretty Petals by Emma (photo below) and Second Prize is six cupcakes from Sarah C – photo to follow.

Brampton’s event will run at the end of the school day (3.15 – 3.45pm) in the entrance to the building.

Hilltop’s event will run from 8.45am until 3.45pm. This is due to the number of Hilltop parents collecting throughout the day. There will be member of the committee periodically at the stall – if you find no-one manning the stall, please use the honesty box or contact a member of staff.

Both raffles will be drawn at 4pm and winners will be notified by the following day (29th March).

Diary Dates!

Diary Dates!

For all the Term Dates Click here

  • Wednesday 30th January – Cake Sale 
    • At both settings – 3.15 – 3.45pm
  • Sunday 10th February – Valentine’s Party 
    • At the Children’s Centre Hall, tickets required (letter coming soon)
  • Friday 15th February – End of Term 3
  • Monday 25th February – Start of Term 4
  • Thursday 28th March – Mother’s Day Cake Sale and Raffle
    • At both settings – 3.15- 3.45pm
  • Friday 5th April – End of Term 4
  • Tuesday 23rd April – Start of Term 5
  • Monday 29th April – Cake Sale 
    • At both settings – 3.15 – 3.45pm
  • Saturday 11th May – Portishead Pre-School May Fair
    • At Brampton Pre-School – 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • Friday 24th May – End of Term 5
  • Monday 3rd June – Start of Term 6
  • Friday 14th June – Father’s Day Cake Sale and Raffle
    • At both settings – 3.15 – 3.45pm
  • Sunday 7th July – Portishead Raft Race
    • The pre-school will be holding a craft stall
  • Wednesday 17th July – End of Term 6
  • Saturday/Sunday 27th/28th July – Portishead Summer Show
    • At the Flowershow Field – running races organised by the pre-school
Fundraising at the Nativity

Fundraising at the Nativity

We’re really looking forward to the nativity! We’ll be getting you into the Christmas spirit by selling mince pies and our festive hampers raffle. Tickets for sale on the night only.

A huge thank you to House Fox Estate Agents for their very generous donation of wine & prosecco. And The Butcher’s Block, 55 High Street, Portishead for the vouchers for the larger hampers.

If you can donate food for the hampers please drop it off at either setting – thank you! Cakes, biscuits, crackers, jams, chutney etc – homemade or bought!

AGM – 8th November 2018

AGM – 8th November 2018

The plans for the 2018 Annual General Meeting are well underway and all parents should have received a nomination letter from the pre-schools.  Please return the reply slip as soon as possible.

 

A copy of the letter is on the link below:

AGM Letter 2018

EGM

EGM

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 – committee@portisheadpreschool.co.uk

 

We will, of course, be providing cheese and wine and we look forward to seeing you there.

 

The Portishead Playgroups Committee