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Welcome to Maple School PTA What’s the PTA for? To support Maple School and its families by organising social events, whilst fundraising for additional resources. In the last 5 years we’ve raised more than £110,000! This money has built a new library and an outdoor classroom; refurbished the children’s kitchen and their courtyard; funded new sports kits and equipment and acoustic panelling, and we’ve just installed a brand new athletics track.

PTA News

Decorate a Bauble Competition – Monday 19th Nov – Tuesday 4th Dec (deadline for all baubles to be handed in is 4th Dec).
The baubles are for sale in each classroom for £1 – please return all decorated baubles back to the classroom by Tuesday 4th December. 

Christmas Jumper Sale – Friday 30th November
Please donate your outgrown and pre-loved Xmas jumpers by end of Wednesday this week – at the moment demand is outstripping supply! If we go ahead with this event all jumpers will be on sale in the playground on Friday 30th November from 3pm, or in the porch due to bad weather.  Collection boxes are in all classrooms. 

Exclusive Maple Christmas Shopping Event – Friday 30th November 10am – 12pm
Join us for a Christmas Shopping Event at Chloe James (lovely boutique opposite Cote). They lay on the festive fizz, we get ahead on our Christmas shoppingand 10% of everything purchased will be donated to Maple’s PTA.  We would love to see you there!

Christmas Wreath Making Event – Monday 3rd December – 8pm at School
This is the first year we are holding a small Christmas wreath evening. Would you like to come and join us to craft your own Christmas wreath? Come along for some mulled wine, a mince pie or two, and sing along to festive music! Tickets are £30 each (including a mince pie and mulled wine), and spaces are quite limited. Please see attached the booking form, all completed forms and money to be handed into the School Office by Wednesday 28th November.

Christmas Fair – Saturday 8th December 11:30am – 2:30pm
As with all our PTA events – we really couldn’t do it without your help!! Please click on the link below to volunteer to help with the Christmas Fair.  We need help on the Friday morning, and evening, as well as baking some goodies for our Festive Cafe.  

Silent Auction & Grand Draw Raffle
Do you have any unwanted, unopened Christmas gifts that you have been given in the past and hidden in the cupboard? Please feel free to dig themout and donate them to the Silent Auction and raffle! Or do you have any hobbies or special skills – anything from cake making, to personal training or even dog walking? Would you be willing to offer some of your skills as an auction lot in the silent auction?

We would love to hear from you. Please do contact us on PTA@maple.herts.sch.uk

Raffle Tickets went home in the book bags on Friday.  Please return all completed ticket stubs and cash/cheques into the School Office.Cheques are to be made payable to ‘Maple School PTA’

Dates to Remember:

Sun 16th December, 5:00pm Cinderella Pantomime @ Alban Arena
Thu 20th December, 6:30pm - 8:00pm Junior Disco

Do you want to know more?

Take a look at our newsletters below – you’ll find out how we do it, and how you can get involved. The PTA can’t exist without an injection of new volunteers each year. We’d love to welcome you at our next meeting or answer any questions you have so send us an email!

Please contact:  Natalie Patel  or  Leah Webster

PTA@maple.herts.sch.uk

Shopping online?

We have a number of commission based schemes that you can use to help raise funds for the PTA – at no additional cost to you.

Easyfundraising

When you’re shopping online with your usual retailers, you could be raising entirely free funds for Maple School PTA. Just register at Easyfundraising and adopt Maple School PTA as your charity and they will do the rest. Don’t forget to use Easyfundraising when switching utility, insurance and mobile phone providers – you could earn as much as £45 in one transaction. Use this link and we’ll even earn a bonus when you sign up.

www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/3F8YUI/

You can shop through their website or even easier, download a Donation Reminder toolbar which will spot every time you visit a donating site and will remind you. Easy money!

www.easyfundraising.org.uk/donation-reminder/

Micro Scooters

We have teamed up with Micro Scooters and the ‘Scooters for Schools’ scheme. Buy your scooter via their website and use this special code ‘117298’ and you’ll earn 10% per order for Maple School PTA.

www.micro-scooters.co.uk

Name Labels

Labelling your child’s clothes will help ensure they find their way home at the end of the school day. Please consider one of the following suppliers to earn your PTA money on every order.  Don’t forget to enter Maple PTA’s unique fundraising code for each website, when prompted.

Stamptastic – 30% commission on all orders – please quote PTA Code  ‘AL13SW’ when prompted in the ‘Your Details’ section. 

www.stamptastic.co.uk

Stikins – 30% commission on all orders –  please quote our School Fundraising Number ‘12885’ when adding your order to the basket.  

www.stikins.co.uk/?PARTNER=12885

Easy2name – 20% commission on all orders – please select ‘Maple PTA AL1’ from the fundraising drop down menu when placing your order.

www.easy2name.com

My name tags – 20% commission on all orders – please quote School ID ‘36423’ on the checkout page.

www.mynametags.com/affiliate?id=36423