Date: Saturday 1st July 2017
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Upper School playground
The fete always has a theme; this year it is ‘beach party’.
One of the aims of the PA is to encourage community, friendship and fun for our children, parents and guardians and the wider St. Helen's family. Over the years, the school fete has been a great event where the school community has come together by bringing their ideas, giving their time and providing much enthusiasm.
The fete is organised by the PA committee which, at present, comprises nine full-time working mums. There is always room for more and we welcome new interest!
We rely on your help for the fete, so please let us know if you can lend a hand. Even half an hour cover on a stall would be greatly appreciated. We would love to have you on board. We are looking for all sorts of help and we will be putting out requests for help out via the newsletter in the next few weeks. However, there’s no time like the present so we are looking for immediate responses for the following:
We need you
At least 10 helpers from each year group to commit to helping on the day of the fete - we will start at 8 a.m. and finish clearing up at about 6 p.m. but you don’t need to do the whole stretch. If you can pledge help for all or part of the day let us know; ideally an equal mix of mums and dads. We need help on many levels such as running stalls, serving food, making tea and coffee, face painting, henna art, glitter tattoos, moving chairs and tables, putting marquees up, clearing litter, PA audio technicians and barbecuing. We need leaders and helpers. If you feel worried about taking on tasks yourself, why not get a team from your class together? Each class has class rep, who will also be communicating with you. Please find out who your class rep is and if your class do not have one that means one has not be allocated so do get in touch with us!
We need donations
We would be really grateful for donations of the following (NO BOOKS PLEASE):
- Soft toys - for the toy tombola
- Old school uniform – for the uniform stall
- Brand new toys - for the raffle and toy tombola stalls
- New items or unwanted gifts - for the raffle
Fete collection bins will be put out at the entrances and exits on all three school premises after half term (Ducklings, Lower School and Upper School) for you to bring your donations, so please have a good sort out over half term. If you miss the two week window don’t worry, you can still donate.
This year we would like to do a silent auction. If you would like to donate a gift we can auction off, please let us know. In the past we have had hotel, hair, golf, theatre and cinema vouchers.
We run a tuck shop where we sell drinks, sweets, ice creams and crisps. If you own a shop or can get reduced/discounted rates, we’d love to hear from you!
A stall that is very popular is the BBQ. In the past, we have hired a BBQ but if you have a BBQ that we could use and a team to run it we’d love to hear from you!
In keeping with this year’s theme, we would love to have a candy floss, popcorn, ice-cream stall. If anyone can source and run this we’d love to hear from you!
If you have any ideas or suggestion for the fete, we’d love to hear from you and embrace these. We can only put this event on with your help so please do get in touch. It's an event that’s really enjoyed by the children and the whole St. Helen's community.
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Thank you in advance for all of your help and support to make this year's fete a really special event for everyone!