A FRESH NEW YEAR
A very warm welcome to both our existing and new Jesse Gray families. The JGA will be working as hard as ever to help make this year as good as the last, continuing to raise money to bridge the funding gap for our school. Our year of events has already been planned and can be found on the JGA section of the school website. A view of this term’s events are also listed below.
We look forward to enjoying a great year with you all and bringing you lots of great family occasions to look forward to!
HOW TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE JGA
Look out for posters around the school grounds to find out more about what the JGA is up to this year and how your amazing donations and support helped us raise over £4,000 for our school last year.
You can also find out all you need to know about the who, what, where, when and how of the JGA, via the Jesse Gray website – or simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASSROOM SUPPORT FROM THE JGA
Every class is being provided with their annual £100 from money raised by the JGA. We will keep you posted with how those funds are being spent in each class this year!
A REMINDER OF THE MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING – FRIDAY 28THSEPTEMBER
Come and join us for coffee, cake and a chat – a great, informal way to get to know a few new faces or catch up with well-known ones!! All proceeds to be donated to Macmillan Cancer Relief World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Appeal. 8.45am until 10.00am. Thank you to the volunteers who have stepped forward to support with serving and clearing up.
TUCK SHOP – FRIDAY 5THOCTOBER
Usually held following our quarterly coffee afternoons, this term we will be hosting just the Tuck Shop as we are already supporting the Macmillan Coffee Morning in September.
The Tuck Shop will be held in the Junior Playground, from 3.15pm – 3.25pm. A selection of sweets will also be made available to After School Club, so please don’t forget to send your child/children in with their pocket money. We’ll send a reminder nearer the time.
INSTALLATION OF READING DENS IN BOTH PLAYGROUNDS – CAN YOU HELP US DRESS THEM?
April’s successful ‘Curry & Quiz’ night saw us raising money to fund ‘Our Next Big Adventure’ in which all pupils were able to vote for what they wanted to have at school. With help from the School Council, the shortlisted entries were issued and voted for, culminating in Reading Dens for both playgrounds as the winning choice.
The dens will be installed in the next month or so and we are now looking to make them as cosy as we can so if you have any items you can donate, we’d be very grateful. A list of hoped for items will be sent home separately.
OUR FIRST FUNDRAISER OF 2018/19… LADIES NIGHT! THURSDAY 25THOCTOBER
This school year’s first fundraising event is being held to raise £300.00 for new books for the reading dens. The event, a fashion show hosted by Risley Fashion House, will take place on Thursday 25thOctober in the School Hall, from 7.30pm. The event will be the first JGA event in a long time to offer a (cash only) bar, stocked with prosecco, wine, lager, cider and soft drinks. An invite to this year’s event will be sent home towards the end of the month with tickets on sale, via Agora only, from Thursday 27thSeptember.
YEAR GROUP REPS: SEPTEMBER 2018 – JULY 2019
Our Year Group reps continue to be a fantastic support and are integral in assisting the JGA in making it the success that it is. Thank you to all those who offered their support this year – the first where we have had multiple offers for the roles. We are delighted to announce this year’s reps are:
- Foundation rep: Rosie Illingworth
- Year 1 rep: Sarah Eberhardt
- Year 2 rep: Sarah Rennoldson
- Year 3 rep: Claire Clarkson
- Year 4 rep: Natalie Cooper
- Year 5 rep: Tori Heaps
- Year 6 rep: Sonia Gilmore
EVENTS AND PLANS ON THE HORIZON
Check out our 'calendar of events' section to see a full list of 2018-19 events.