Welcome to the Jesse Gray Association!
What’s happening in July?
JGA monthly meeting (Took place on Monday 17th July)
Thank you to all who attended. We took a good look at all events for the forthcoming academic year and made plans to raise the profile of the JGA, the work we do and the funds we raise!
THE JOLLY WENBORN - THE JGA HAS SET SAIL IN THE INFANT PLAYGROUND!
It has been a very exciting few months building up to the announcement of the amazing pirate ship that has been installed in the infant playground, thanks to the work of the JGA. While the ship is a welcome and eagerly anticipated addition, it also marks the retirement of one of Jesse Gray’s most loved and long-standing teachers, Alison Wenborn. It has therefore been aptly named, The Jolly Wenborn!
The ship was officially unveiled on Monday 10th July with a naming ceremony alongside all KS1 children on Tuesday 11th July.
We are sure that it will bring great enjoyment for many years to come.
The JGA would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Wenborn for her incredible work at Jesse Gray as she has taught many of our own children over the years.
We wish you all the very best for a relaxed and enjoyable retirement!
DRIVER AWARE POSTER COMPETITION - THE JGA PURCHASES NEW POSTERS AND PRIZES FOR WINNERS!
Letters were sent home to encourage our school’s budding artists to design a new ‘driver aware’ poster. These are large prints that are placed on the railings of both the infant and junior school entrances to encourage people to drive and park safely around our school.
The JGA pledged 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes to two separate age groups up to year five and the winners were announced in assembly on 10th July as:
1st: Alex Hrkalovic Class 12
2nd : Freya Rajabally Class10
3rd : Emilia Dziakonski Class13
1st : Caitlin Keywood Class 5
2nd: Madeleine Heaps Class 4
3rd: Stuti Gupta Class 4
Alex and Caitlin will see their posters printed and displayed on the first week back to school in September.
Congratulations to all of our artistic winners and thank you to everyone who sent in their designs. Mrs Lloyd had a very tough job picking the winners due to so many fantastic entries.
MIDSUMMER MADNESS SUCCESS! THE JGA WORKING HARD TO ENTERTAIN OUR FAMILIES AND RAISE FUNDS!
This year’s summer fayre was another great success as we raised just over £1,200 for our school!
Thank you to everyone who attended the event - we really hope that you and your families enjoyed the stalls, the activities and this year’s new additions: hog roast, grilled cheese, tea & coffee and Stella & Dot jewellery.
Our external supporters make a huge difference and each and every one of them supports the JGA in their own way. A huge thank you to:
- Nathan and Mark from Stewart’s Coffees - https://www.stewartscoffees.co.uk
- Gina and the team from You Fat Sow - https://www.youfatsow.uk
- Jo Hudson from Stella & Dot - http://www.stelladot.co.uk/sites/johudson
- Tom and the team from David Lloyd West Bridgford - https://www.davidlloyd.co.uk/clubs/nottingham-west-bridgford
- Alex Hutchings who provided the ice cream van
- Marshall’s Castles - https://www.marshallscastles.com
- Chris and the band from the Strawberry Jammers - https://www.facebook.com/The-Strawberry-Jammers-1965752846982719/
- Ali Johnston of Ali J Photos - https://alijsphotos.shootproof.com/gallery/4647965/
A very heartfelt thank you to our team of incredible helpers, none of whom we could do these events without… and we almost didn’t! If you haven’t been part of a JGA event before but think you could offer just 30 minutes of your time to another event, please do get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org
RAFFLE PRIZE WINNERS FROM MIDSUMMER MADNESS
Well done to our Midsummer raffle prize winners! This year’s raffle did not disappoint with beauty products, wine, whisky, signed football memorabilia and confectionery from incredibly kind donors including Lorraine Collier and Kathryn Harvey.
STAR HELPER COMPETITION - A THANK YOU FROM THE JGA
To show our appreciation to the volunteers who offer their time to help at our events, we’ve introduced a ‘star helper prize’ where all volunteer names are entered into a draw to win a prize! Jo Walkey was this event’s lucky winner! Well done Jo – and thank you!