PTA

NEWS FEED

14th May
FUN RUN 2018 - WINNERS

Thank you to everyone who came and took part in another very successful Fun Run this weekend! It was a great event for all the family, with a total of 499 runners taking part.  We raised a massive £2,350.07 for the PTA.  Thank you to our sponsors Banca IMI and to Oddonos who so generously donated yummy ice cream for the PTA to sell.  Finally, thanks to the massive team of amazing volunteers who helped in some way to organise the event.  

Congratulations to all the winners:

Year 6           Boys                                   Girls
1st             Amaury Louis                      Eva O'Hanlon
2nd             Daniel Mann                      Sophie Howells
3rd           Joshua Sandwith                  Grace O'Hanlon

Year 5           Boys                                   Girls

1st            Daniel Aisa Miller                    Isy Key
2nd             Jack Gallard                        Camille Roux
3rd              Klaus Bueno                       Emilia Cousin

Year 4           Boys                                   Girls

1st              Barney Knight                   Lindy O'Hanlon
2nd          Filippo Bondi-Driess                Emily Street
3rd             George Ward                       Zara Addicott

Year 3           Boys                                   Girls

1st              Zaky Djemay                       Caelin Japp
2nd              Oscar Moss                        Daisy Tinsley
3rd             Hugo Brydon                      Violet Davatzis

Year 2           Boys                                   Girls

1st            Dougie Knight                     Freya Russian
2nd          Gabriel Kavanagh              Isabelle Waddington
3rd             Jonny Beacon                  Annabelle Bennett

Year 1           Boys                                   Girls

1st            Arthur Walker        Johanna Joseph / Roxy Burrows
2nd           Arnaud Lewis                        Tait Meyer
3rd        Lorenzo Bondi-Dreiss            Milla Thompson

Reception       Boys                                  Girls

1st            Arthur Mancinet                Martha Belamanshe 
2nd          Benjamin Hamilton                 Caline Catania
3rd                Leo Tudor                     Olivia Van deb Berg

Nursery           Boys                                   Girls

1st             Theodore Douglas                   Ella Banks
2nd            Felix Russell-Smith                 Zadie Scott
3rd                Joseph Ram                     Josefina Spencer

              Dads / elder siblings        Mums / elder siblings

1st                  Chris Ogle                          Cat Moncreffe
2nd                   Jon Key                             Jane Banks
3rd                Theo Wickett                         Sarah Mellor

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9th May
FUN RUN 2018 - SUNDAY 19TH MAY - WANDSWORTH COMMON - RACE SCHEDULE

Races

9:00am: Registration (sign in and collect your race stamp). 

9:30am: Years 5-6 / 2km race                               YEAR 5 (wear white)         YEAR 6 (wear black)

9:45am: Years 3-4 / 2km race                               YEAR 3 (wear blue)           YEAR 4 (wear red)

10:00am: Years 1-2 / 1km race                             YEAR 1 (wear yellow)        YEAR 2 (wear green)

10:15am: Nursery & Reception / 1km race              Nurs.    (wear black)         Recep.  (wear white)

10:40am: Mums, Dads & Siblings / 2km race

11:00am: Prize giving ceremony

Warm ups

9:15am: Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 Warm Up by Playball

9:45am: Nursery, Reception, Years 1 & 2 Warm Up by Playball

10:30am: Adult Warm Up by Kimberley

Please remember to wear the correct colour t-shirt!
- There are no toilets on that part of the common, so please ensure you go to the toilet before you arrive!
- Currently, there are still some spaces in all the races, so you can register on the day. £5 per person.
- All participants can receive a medal and a small bottle of water at the end of the race. 
- We are hoping to sell cakes on the day!  Please bring cakes on the day, up to the common or leave at the school office on Friday at Webbs or Meteor street.
- We are also short of a couple of volunteers. If anyone could please help (7.15am set up) then please email Julie at Juliedeborahmann@gmail.com

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8th May
CHESTERTONS SUMMER FAIR BOARDS - 120 ADDRESSES NEEDED!

Chestertons estate agents have kindly agreed to continue sponsoring the Belleville summer fair. They will advertise the fair with their boards around the neighbourhood during the month of June and need 120 homeowners to volunteer their homes. For each branded board, the PTA will receive £25, so this initiative could raise as much as £3,000! 
The boards will be removed shortly after the fair on the 30th June. Tenants, please ask for your landlord's authorisation. 
Volunteers should provide their full address to their class reps by Wednesday 16th May

Many thanks for your help!

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4th May
GET WIGGY WITH IT! PARENTS DISCO TICKETS - TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

The date is fast approaching for the Belleville Parents party of the year! FRIDAY 11th MAY @ 7:30-11pm.
You only have a few more days to buy tickets and join us for a fun filled evening of food, drinks and music. The weather is forecast to be warm and sunny so we can also look forward to hanging out in the lovely Meteor gardens. 

As with all PTA events, the money raised from this party helps to fund the improvement of the equipment and facilities of our school and get more specialist teachers for our classes. It’s events like this where we can come together as a community and have some fun while supporting a cause that is important to us all. Plus, it’s a great excuse to try on some crazy hair (optional), have some drinks, get to know other parents from other classes and possibly even show your moves on the dance floor...So come on and Let’s Get Wiggy with It!
The venue is filling up and we need to have final numbers by Monday 7th May. Please feel free to buy tickets for any non-Belleville friends you wish to invite as well. You can still purchase tickets via Wisepay, by contacting your PTA class reps, or by emailing garret_dragon@yahoo.com
Thanks for your support and can't wait to see you there!

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3rd May
SUMMER FAIR POSTER COMPETITION - WINNER & FINALISTS! 

Thank you to all the children who entered the Summer Fair Poster Competition with their creative interpretations of this year's theme - Dream Big for a Better World.
We would like to congratulate the overall winner Sophie McLachlan in 3G for her striking design of our connected world which will feature on all the Chestertonsboards that will advertise the fair over the month of June. 

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Also a big congratulations to all the runners-up who came top of their year groups: 

Dylan Hitchens - Nursery B            Giulia Re - RT                                 Elisabetta Calace - 1T                      

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Annabelle Bennet - 2S                   Lyla Tudor - 4B                              Charlotte Parker - 5AV                   

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Seren Lloyd - 6H

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The winning artworks will be put up for display in the Webb's top playground for everyone to admire.

Prizes are ready for collection! 
Winner and finalists win a £20/ £10 book vouchers which are ready for collection from the school office. 

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2nd May
FUN RUN - SPACES STILL AVAILABLE

The Fun Run is filling up but we still have spaces, at the moment, in all the races!
Please leave your completed registration form in the PTA box, with the correct change, or with a fun run collector, at either school  site. Please note that only siblings in year 7 and above are allowed to race. They will run in the parents race.
Pre registration will shut this Friday 4th May at 3.30 pm.  You will still be able to register on the day as long as there are spaces in the race.

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24th April
FUN REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

Registration will start tomorrow at drop off and pick up and will continue until this Friday at pick up. £3 per entry. (£5 on the day)
Register at Webb’s either with Rosalba Costantini in Year  6 or Bryony Taylor in Year 5.
At Meteor street, Liz Lyon will be collecting for Key Stage 1 and Ali Key or Julie Mann for Key Stage 2.
Alternatively, leave your registration form with the CORRECT change in the PTA box at either site.

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26th March
EASTER BAKE THIS THURSDAY AT 2:30PM
Don't miss this Easter Eggstravaganza after school this Thursday 29th March from 2:30pm in the playground.
Get ready for the biggest cake sale of the year, the colourful Easter Bonnet parade and fun activities like the Easter trivia and the popular Guess the number of sweets in the jar.  
Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help during the event. 

We need your cakes and treats!
Don your aprons and start baking. Bring homemade or shop bought cakes to the playground in the morning or to the cake stand at 2:30pm. The more you bake, the more we sell! No nuts please.

Get creative with your bonnets!
The three most original, eye-catching creations to impress the judges will win a prize. Winners will be decided after the bonnet parade around the playground. Parade to start at around 2:40pm.

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22nd March
BELLEVILLE'S GOT TALENT SHOW UNDER THREAT!
Since last year, we have been looking for a new organising committee to manage this year's Belleville's Got Talent competition.
This is your children's most eagerly anticipated event of the year. Some children are so keen, they start planning and rehearsing their acts at the start of the school year. Each year we are inundated with over 150 acts, from year 1 to year 6, that audition for a chance to perform at the Belleville's Got Talent final during the summer fair. 

We need new volunteers to organise and run the 2018 event. This includes setting up the weekday lunchtime auditions, recruiting judges, announcing finalists, preparing and running the show at the summer fair. 
If you are available to be part of the organising committee, please get in touch: Bellevillepta@hotmail.co.uk. A full handover will be provided. 

If no organisers can be found after the Easter holidays, we will regrettably have to cancel the event which will come as a huge disappointment to all the cihilden. 
Please help us SAVE THE TALENT SHOW!

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6th March
SAVE THE DATE! BELLEVILLE FUN RUN
The 2018 Belleville Fun Run for kids and parents will be held on Sunday 13th May on Wandsworth Common, 9:30-11:30. The races will be grouped (Nursery/Reception, Year 1-2, Year 3-4, Year 5-6 and parents) due to time constraints, but the children from each year group will be asked to wear a different colour t-shirt so that we can identify them at the finishing line. The race will charge a small entry fee with all the proceeds going to the Belleville PTA.

CAN YOU HELP? We really would appreciate some more volunteers on the day, so if you wish to help, please contact email Julie Mann at juliedeborahmann@gmail.com or  Ali Key at alexandra.key@hotmail.co.uk

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5th March
FILM NIGHTS ARE BACK ON!

We apologise for the last minute cancellation of the KS1 session on Friday 2nd March. The projector has now been fixed and we can go ahead with the screening of ‘Despicable Me 3’
on Friday 9th March for KS1 (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2)
on Friday 16th March for KS2 (Years 3-6)
Children are encouraged to bring sleeping bags, pillows and anything else to make themselves comfortable. Popcorn and juice will be provided.

CAN YOU HELP? We are still looking for more chaperones on the night, so if you can help, please contact bellevillepta@gmail.com

We would like to thank our new sponsor IT at Work (www.itatwork.com)who has stepped in to support this event. 

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5th March
NEW! WISEPAY TICKET BOOKINGS 
We are trialing for the first time to sell Film Night ticket through Wisepay.
To book, just log-on to your child's Wisepay account via the Belleville website. You will find the tickets under 'Trips & Events'. We hope this makes buying event tickets more straightforward. No more queuing in the cold playground to secure a ticket and parents who can’t make the drop offs don’t miss out. Please bear with us during the early stages. If you encounter any problems with your booking, e-mail bellevillepta@gmail.com.  
Going forward, we hope to be able to sell more event tickets via Wisepay.

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19th February
SPONSORSHIP PARTNERS NEEDED

Sponsor support is crucial to keep the PTA calendar filled with a variety of events for the whole school community. Without the support of a sponsor, many of the smaller PTA events would not cover their costs and would have to be stopped. 

If you are a local business, or if you think your employer would be willing to sponsor some of our school events, we would find a suitable event for your brand and investment. It would be ideal way to raise awareness of your brand within the whole Belleville School community. 

Each sponsor’s logo features on the event posters, tickets, on the newsletter, on the PTA website and all other communication sent out to parents/carers. Sponsors can also include a branded banner at the entrance on the day of the event.

Interested parties should contact the PTA on bellevillepta@gmail.com.
We are grateful to all our donors and volunteers who help us organise events and raise funds for our school.  

The PTA is a registered charity no.270097.

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7th February
FUNDRAISING FOR THE PTA THROUGH FUND MATCHING

Belleville parents may not be aware that many companies offer employees a chance to boost their fundraising efforts by matching the money they raise when volunteering their time for the PTA.
It is free money waiting to be collected but not many people are aware of it. Some organisations will match £ for £, others will have set ceilings.
Any parent who volunteers a certain number of hours organising an event, running an activity or a running a stand could be eligible to submit a request. Recently, a parent who helped organise the Quiz Night managed to secure £500 for the PTA.

To check if your employer operates or is interested in running a matched giving scheme, contact your company community relations/CSR manager or HR department who will be able to give you instructions on how to start your application. 

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5th February
DISCO FEVER TAKES OVER WEBB'S ROAD

On Friday 2nd February, the top hall at Webb’s Road was transformed into the hottest disco venue in SW11.
The music was pumping, the technicolour lights were sweeping across the hall and the dance master was leading the children to bust some very funky moves. With sweets and glowsticks, the children had the time of their lives. Almost 250 KS2 children came to dance their socks off. The event raised just over £800 for the PTA.

A big thank you to Amy Wickham, Ruby Mukerji and Leah Samuel who helped organise the event and coordinate all the helpers. Thank you to all the volunteers and chaperones on the day. And as ever another huge thank you to Baki for facilitating another highly enjoyable event for the children.

We would also like to thank our sponsor Oddono’s who provided 250 ice cream pots for the children to enjoy after the disco.

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29th January
NEW ADULT FIRST AID COURSES WITH FIRST AID FOR LIFE

Every few years, the PTA organises first aid courses for parents/carers/teachers with First Aid for Life.
These 3hr courses normally retail at £68, but thanks to the PTA, parents can have access to them at a great discount and only pay £20.

The following sessions have been scheduled for the coming weeks:
Tuesday 27th February 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Thursday 1st March      6.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 3rd March      9am to 12pm
Thursday 8th March      6.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 10th March    9am to 12pm
Tuesday 13th March     6.30pm to 9.30pm

We would like to thank Jill Dicker-Solderer for organising this initiative for the school community.