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PTFA Newsletter January 2020

Important dates approaching:




February: 2020

PTFA Cake Bake and Pre Loved Uniform Sale - Friday 14th February in the Hall at 3-3.45pm


April: 2020

Roberts Recycling will be collecting any unwanted clothes on Monday 27th April. Please send clothes into School no later then Friday 24th April. Sufficient bags will be sent out nearer the time.



October: 2019

Autumn Disco, KS1 Tues 16 October 3.30 – 5.00pm, Tickets £3 including snack & drink

Autumn Disco, KS2 Weds 17 October 6.00 – 7.30pm, Tickets £2, Pocket Money Tuck shop


November: 2019

Clothes Recycling Collection into school, Friday 9 November between 8.30 and 4pm ONLY

(Goods received before or after this date will not be accepted)


February 2019

Valentines Bake Sale Tuesday 12 February, in school hall from 3.15pm


March 2019

Chocolate Bingo Weds 27 March, 2019, Details to be confirmed,


April 2019

Smarties Challenge Easter Holiday


July 2019

Summer Fair Date to be confirmed

PTFA Second hand uniform sale - Wednesday 18th July, after school in the playground (weather permitting). Don't worry if you miss it, as there will be another one at the start of the next school year, towards the end of September.

SUMMER FAIR - A huge thanks to everyone who came to support our Summer Fair. It was a great success and the weather was extremely kind to us!

PTFA (Parents, Teachers and Friends Association)


The Parents, Teachers and Friends Association raises funds for the children in our school. Support is always needed and appreciated. They make a tremendous difference to our facilities, for example their money helped to pay for our computer suite which was opened by the then Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw. They have also helped fund some of our outside play equipment. Parent helpers are always welcome in school. Contact the school office to offer your help.



Contact email address:


What is the PTFA?
Parents, grandparents, local community, church friends, representatives from school, all working together – Parents Teachers & Friends Association.


What do we do?
We support the school and raise extra money through fundraising and fun events.


What does the money get spent on?
School events – like Christmas Dinner, Year 6 leavers party, Raffle prizes, and larger items. Last year we passed over more than £2000 towards the schools new staging for special shows as it was previously rented!!


Who can join the PTFA?
Anyone linked to the school or community with something to offer! We always need fresh ideas and extra hands at events to help them run smoothly.


When are the meetings?
Usually once every 6/8 weeks to catch up and plan events. Meetings are held in the church lounge at 6pm on a weeknight, and kids are always welcome. There are always toys for them to play with, or they can bring something of their own.


What if you can’t make it to the meetings?
Follow us on our Facebook page and post any ideas you have on there. We’re always open to ideas and feedback.


For more info, message us on Facebook  – “St James’ Lower Darwen Primary School – PTFA”