PTA News

On behalf of the PTA – Welcome to the Autumn term. We hope you enjoyed your Summer. We always have a busy start to the year, so here is a quick update along with the usual requests for help:

PTA Lottery Draw: As always, the final draw of the year included an additional bonus prize of £200. The lucky winners below have been notified by post.

Bonus prize £200 1st prize £110 2nd prize £70 3rd prize £40

Mr Kern Roderick-Jones Mrs Katrina Collins

Mrs Jill Barnett Dr Anna Sasiak

Unfortunately profit after paying prizes dropped from £1915 to £1570 this year. If you haven’t signed up please find out more or sign up here Verulam Lottery to support the school with a one off payment of £10 or from £5 per month to be in with a chance of winning a prize.

Second Hand Uniform Sale Tomorrow: Saturday 7th SeptemberPE Kit needed please! The next sale will be held tomorrow in the school dining hall between 10.30am-

11.30am. In addition to standard uniform and PE kit, we are extending our product range – so if you have a clear out over Summer, we are now accepting the following items which can be taken to the sale or dropped off in reception any time

  • Standard uniform and sports kit · Sixth form suits
  • DofE, Blue Peris, Lakes gear such as walking boots and any other essential items which can be expensive to buy new
  • Current Year 11 and 13 text books/revision guides

Quiz night Friday 15th November

If you’d like to take on the teachers and test your general knowledge over a fish and chip supper, look out for confirmation and booking details for our next Quiz soon. Or if you are available to help with set up during the afternoon or evening please sign up via the link below

Can you spare and hour or two to meet other parents and support the following events? Please sign up here: Volunteer signup

Fresher’s Fair Thursday 19th September

The PTA will be available to serve refreshments, sell uniform and to welcome and meet the parents of our new Year 7 boys from 6.30pm-8.30pm

Open Morning Saturday 28th September

We will be on hand to serve refreshments, including home-made cakes, to potential new students, their parents and our Year 7 helpers. We will need lots of help in the form of providing cakes (homemade or otherwise) and/or attending the morning – so if you are free and would like to help out, please put the date in your diary and look out for more information at the start of next term. This is also a great way for new year 7 parents to come along and meet other parents.

Other ways to support the PTA

Chess Club and Tennis Balls! Thanks very much to those of you who have been in touch to donate chess sets/pieces and tennis balls. They will all be put to great use this term. If anyone else has old chess sets, or pieces that you could donate, or you can get hold over any past-their-best balls from local tennis clubs, please let us know.

Sign up to easyfundraising to raise money while you shop (98 people have raised £500 since the end of last year) – find the link on the PTA section of the Verulam website. Ask your employer if they can offer fund matching for events

For advice regarding gaining a place at Verulam School for your son via the Continuing Interest process, or for queries regarding appeals, please contact Ms K Bonass on 01727 754102 or [email protected]

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