Winter 2018 Newsletter Rochford Primary & Nursery School PTA


To our first Rochford Primary & Nursery School PTA Newsletter. We will be producing this newsletter to all our parents and carers to provide you with information on our fundraising activities through the previous school term and events which we will be holding in 2019.

We hope that you enjoy reading this newsletter and please do feel free to provide us feedback.


At the beginning of 2018 the PTA were informed that the Disco apparatus (which is currently within the school playground) was in need of repair and improvements.

Then when the children returned to school in September, we were advised that due to the cold weather which occurred earlier that year, the school had to reduce usage of the equipment.

Through fundraising efforts at beginning of 2018, we were able to hand over a cheque from the PTA for £5000 towards the renovation.

Then at the end of December 2018, the PTA had the pleasure of handing over an additional £2500 to the school. It is intended that repairs will commence in early 2019.

Looking back...

Just some of the key events which were held in this winter term so far:

Our first event of the term was bringing a Virtual Balloon Race to the RPS children. An event that saw us launch 145 balloons on a virtual island providing us a profit of over £190.

As part of this event we went online to provide parents and carers an option to make purchases through a dedicated PTA events website.

In November we introduced a new entertainer Marky Mark as an alternative DJ. The children's feedback from the evening was extremely positive and it brought us in over £200 in profit.

The PTA were approached by Adventure Island to offer a discount for their Adventure Wonderland tickets this year.

Again we conducted our annual Christmas Bazaar to the school bringing in some external stalls and food vendors at this event.

Through all of our December fundraising activities we made a total profit of £1500.

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 5th February 2019 - Bag2School

We are pleased to announce that the PTA has organised a clothes & shoe collection with Bag2School in order to raise more funds for the school.

By getting involved in our Bag2School collection, you have an opportunity to sort through your cupboards and wardrobes and donate any unwanted textiles in the bag provided (bags to be handed out in January) - this can include adult's and children's clothes, shoes (tied together), hats, belts, handbags and soft toys.

Friday 15th March 2019 - School Disco

Again we will be holding our spring disco with Marky Mark entertaining the children. Tickets will be made available through the PTA Events website prior to this event or can be purchased on the Friday morning before school.

Thursday 28th March 2019 - Quiz Night

After the success of our quiz night in May 2018 we have decided to do it all again this year. If you're interested in joining or bringing a team along please let your PTA class representative know.

2018 Winners
2018 Losers

Lastly....Thursday 20th June 2019 - Summer Event

Due to the huge success at this popular event we have already placed it in the diary for 2019. Look out for future information in the coming months on this event and more.

Online Purchases

Did you know every time you purchased online you could be fundraising for the school?

Weve registered with Easyfundraising and we need your help!

Easyfundraising is a great website where you can help Rochford Primary and Nursery School raise funds simply by doing your everyday online shopping with over 3,300 big name retailers like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S.

Every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say thank you and its completely free too! We want to raise as much as possible so please sign up and help us.

Volunteers and Sponsors

Our PTA events wouldn't be as successful without the help of our volunteers.

We are always looking for volunteers to help us physically with our events or even just supporting us by providing raffle prizes or advertising (printing or having an event estate agent board on your own property).

If you are interested in knowing more and getting involved with the PTA please feel free to contact your class representative or alternatively one of the members on the contact us page.

We have been fortunate to work with some major companies within Rochford and Southend to support our school through the ways of sponsorship, donations, discounts and event attendance. We would welcome any additional companies to join us in promoting our fundraising events for 2019.

Contact Us


Chairs: Carol & John Thompsett

Vice Chair: Jodie Sharp

Treasurer: Sally Ovenden

Secretary: Kelly Woulds

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