Winter Fair on Saturday 7th December, 1-4 pm

The Winter Fair is the PTA’s biggest money making event as well as being one of our children’s favourites. It also has the best Santa’s Grotto in town without a doubt! It is a massive endeavour and requires a lot of time to organise. If you could volunteer get in touch with your class rep or Katherine on 07950401747.

Winter Fair Donations Needed 

We need your help with the following:

Filled jam jars for the jam jar tombola. Please fill and decorate jam jars with small toys, sweets, stickers etc. You could do themed jars – dinosaurs, sweets, craft materials, lego, marbles or just mixed up lucky dip-type jars. You can decorate the jars or you can just leave them plain. Please ensure jars are clean and have lids & that the things inside are not broken & not sharp. There are examples of jars in the school office, if you want to see some we made earlier…

Wine for the Water to Wine Stall. We need wine bottles with or without wine in for this stall!

Teddies for Teddy Tombola. Time for a teddy clearout? Please bring them along!

Bric a Brac: toys, games, dvds, household items. Nothing broken, dirty or incomplete please!

Books: Kids’ & adults’ books for the book stall.


Thank you

The PTA.

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The PTA continues to organise events for our children and parents and carers so we can all enjoy while raising much needed funds for school. This year we have a new Secretary, Becky Penfold, and new Volunteer Co-ordinator, Katherine Yeoman joining Laura Haynes, Vikki Gimson and Bego Escorihuela in the committee.

AMAZING prizes in the winter raffle

Tickets for the Elm Grove Primary School winter raffle are now available and we’d like to say a huge thank you to the local businesses who’ve donated such generous prizes.

Here’s what you could win:

Top cash prize

Food and drink

Luxurious treats

Adventure, fun and creativity

Toys and games


Remember to hand in your completed ticket stubs to the school office, with payment, by Friday 6th December. Then bring your tickets to the Elm Grove winter fair on Saturday 7th December and cross your fingers! The draw will take place at 3.30pm.

All proceeds go to the Elm Grove Primary School PTA playground fund.


The COLOUR RAFFLE is one of the two brilliant raffles we run for the school Winter Fair. Just bring in an item the same colour as your Year Group’s box.

Red wine, white golf balls, gold chocolate coins, green clothes pegs, pink hair bobbles etc.! Perennial favourites are always green Matchmakers, red Maltesers, loads of purple Cadbury’s…

It doesn’t have to be 100% the right colour; a bottle of white wine with a purple label is perfectly acceptable!

The amazing boxes are then displayed during the Winter Fair and raffled off.

The colours for this year will be as follows:

Reception: White

Year 1: Pink

Year 2: Purple

Year 3: Red

Year 4: Green

Year 5: Blue

Year 6: Silver or Gold

Boxes are now in classrooms and we look forward to seeing all the wonderful things you bring in.

Ways to help fundraise for the school

Through Charitable Giving

Did you know that the PTA is a registered charity?
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If you’re thinking of taking advantage of one of these schemes why not think of us? The money we raise is donated to the school for projects large and small that will benefit our children.

Charity number: 1144560

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