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What’s happening in October?

FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER – COFFEE AFTERNOON 2PM-3.05PM

This school year’s first coffee afternoon will take place in the school hall.  Please arrive through the main reception.  We hope to welcome lots of you with a cup of tea and a slice of cake.  We will have information about what’s going on in and around school as well as leaflets from external suppliers from half term clubs to extra curricular activities.

SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER - FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 1PM-4PM

This year’s eagerly awaited football tournament is almost upon us!  Whether you’re playing or not, come and see us on the school field to cheer on our teams and visit our stalls:  Bouncy castle, tuck shop and tea & coffee.

W/C 9TH OCTOBER – FIREWORKS ANNOUNCEMENT

Tickets for this year’s Fireworks Fayre will be on sale very soon with full details to be announced!  This year is going to be as big as ever with plenty of fun activities for children and adults alike.

REQUEST FOR HELP TO COUNT MONEY

If you can spare an hour or so w/c 16th October (exact date tbc) to help count up the money raised from the football tournament, please email us at jga@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk 

Tea and biscuits will be provided!

FRIDAY 20TH OCTOBER - KEEP UP TO DATE IN THE PLAYGROUND

September’s playground boards were seen by a number of parents and teachers who hopefully found out a bit more about what’s been going on with the JGA over the past month – and what’s on the horizon.  See you again on 20th!

MONDAY 30TH OCTOBER

JGA monthly meeting

8pm – 9.30pm at the school – Please arrive via the main entrance

Click on our ‘about the JGA’ section to find out what’s on the agenda.

WHAT’S BEING SPENT IN YOUR CLASS?

Following on from last month’s announcement that each class has been given £100 from funds raised by the JGA, we can report that Miss Massey and Miss Kirk have begun using their money for much needed general classroom supplies.  We’ll keep you posted each month with what each class has been up to.

JGA MONTHLY

The very first JGA monthly was distributed in September that we hope was informative.  We will continue to keep in touch in this way throughout the year to update you on JGA activities past, present and future! 

GET IN TOUCH

You can get in touch anytime to offer your time, support or you may even be able to support our events with sponsorship from your business.  contact us anytime at jga@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk

 

September 2017

Welcome to the JGA – and welcome back to school!

WELCOME ALL NEW PARENTS 

A very warm welcome to all our new parents and children.  We look forward to seeing you at our 2017/18 events in and around school.

What’s happening in September?

DRIVE WITH CARE!

During our first week back, you will see the installation of our new ‘driver aware’ posters that were designed by Alex Hrkalovic and Caitlin Keywood as part of the JGA’s joint competition with the school, supported by Mrs Lloyd.

JGA MONTHLY

The very first JGA monthly will be distributed by email - and also in the children’s bags.  Rather than bombard everyone with multiple messages throughout the year, we have decided to take the opportunity, each month, to update you on JGA activities past, present and future! 

YOUR CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR THE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

Towards the middle of the month, posters and letters will be issued announcing the details and how to sign up for this year’s parent football tournament fundraiser! 

FRIDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER

Take the opportunity to have a look at what the JGA has been up to – as well as what’s coming up – by looking at our new poster boards that will be situated in each playground during school pick up.

MONDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER

JGA monthly meeting

8pm – 9.30pm at the school – Please arrive via the main entrance

Click on our ‘about the JGA’ section to find out what’s on the agenda.

 

What happened 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:

KS1

1st: Alex Hrkalovic Class 12

2nd : Freya Rajabally Class10

3rd : Emilia Dziakonski Class13

KS2

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:

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. jga@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk

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!