This is what it says on the tin. The Summer Fair is the main fundraising event of the year and it doesn’t just happen, as you would imagine. Lots of forethought and planning goes into it, to make it the success it is, to pay for those Teachers Bids we committed to earlier in the year.
This is a great opportunity if you would like to introduce an idea or stall to the summer fair. It can be aired and shared and added to the planning process.
If you’ve not been involved with any other PTA events so far, this is a great time to come along and meet other parents if you want to volunteer to take on a role at the fair.
Following on from our talk in March about STEM our second PTA talk focuses on resilience and mental health. The talk will be delivered by Dick Moore and introduced to the school by one of our parents, who works with the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. (https://www.cwmt.org.uk)
Dick speaks from personal experience on the matter of teenage and adolescent mental health which makes for compelling listening and is well worth attending.
The talk will run for 75 minutes.
How often do you find yourself speaking to the back of a smart phone and the top of your daughters head? Sound familiar!
If so the first of our PTA talks is a must go to! Please join us for this important talk from Fire Tech (www.firetechcamp.com)
The talk will focus on how to manage screen time and the future of STEM and career opportunities and impact (so not just STEM specific roles but how will it impact a doctor’s profession etc).
The talk will be circa 30 mins with Q&A to follow.
Having discussed the Teachers Bids last meeting where the teachers and school shared with us what they would like the PTA to contribute too or purchase, this month we need to brainstorm some ideas of how we can fundraise to generate the income to satisfy the bids put in.
This is where you get to use your creative thinking to come up with ideas and then run with them to make those ideas come to fruition!
Please email Alec Rattray to book your table for the annual school quiz. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tables of eight cost £100 and individual tickets are £15. This includes the cost of fish and chips.
Payment to be made directly to the PTA. Alec will supply more information when confirming your booking.
Parsons Green to Paris
Building on the successful 100-mile cycle ride as part of the schools centennial celebrations which raised over £2000 for the school, we are now looking for a team of riders, fundraisers, and volunteers for the 2018 ride to Paris (Parsons to Paris)
Target to raise £5,000 for the charity
Three cycling options;
- Parsons to Newhaven (65 miles) (Just Friday)
- Dieppe to Paris (100 miles) (take the train to Newhaven then overnight ferry)
- Parsons to Paris (165 miles) Friday afternoon and Saturday
Contact Richard Morris via email if you'd like to take part or get involved and support the event.
DAD and DAUGHTER BOWLING COMPETITION TENPIN KINGSTON
2 Rounds - £20 / Dad and Daughter
Launch of the first annual Father / Daughter Bowling tournament/night.
What better than a night of fun with your darling daughter free from screens, beer in hand (half price!), the moral support of other Dads of daughters and a bit of friendly competition!
Contact - Mike Sonachan on 07770 427097 or email
Andrea Leadsom MP, Piers Morgan, Emily Thornberry MP, Jeanette Winterson
Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from Lady Margaret School in Parsons Green, London, with the Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom MP Journalist and presenter Piers Morgan, Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry MP and the author Jeanette Winterson.
Chaired by Natasha Kaplinsky OBE
Exactly 100 years after the school was established and (some) women got the vote, there is still an urgent need to #PressforProgress. Lady Margaret School (LMS) is hosting a panel discussion around this year's IWD campaign theme on Wednesday 7 March from 6.30pm.
There will be lots for the panelists to talk about. A very appropriate Centenary celebration theme. Research indicates ‘gender parity is over 200 years away'. Can we get there faster? We’d love to hear the opinions and views of our community.
Join us at a time when the goal to achieve gender parity continues to gain momentum here and around the world.
Everyone is welcome, so please spread the word. Ask family, friends and neighbours to come along and be part of a lively discussion.
Put your questions to the panel, or simply listen to an informed discussion about issues important to us all.
ON THE PANEL...
Polly Kemp actress and co-founder of ERA50:50 Equal Representation for Actresses created in 2016 to campaign for 50:50 gender balance across TV/film and stage by 2020. Polly’s 25 year career includes seasons with the RSC, appearing in all 4 seasons of 'The Thick of It' and an early career highlight was a role in Oscar nominated film 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'.
Maria May has 23 years under her belt in the music industry representing DJs, producers and artists including David Guetta, The Chainsmokers, Sam Smith and Pussy Riot. She is a fierce advocate of Diversity and Inclusion in Electronic Music, a senior agent at CAA, who have pledged 50-50 gender parity by 2020, and sits on the board of advisors of the AFEM and The Frankie Knuckles Foundation.
Lucy Moody is a brand strategist at ad agency J Walter Thompson London. Within the agency she belongs to Female Tribes Consulting, designed to support business design through a female lens. Lucy is the strategic lead on the Girlguiding account, as well as working on Bayer Consumer Care. In 2017 she became a Women's Advertising Club of London Future Leader.
Tickets £10 (+ Eventbrite booking fee) includes a glass of wine or a soft drink (with ticket).
Students (aged 11+) Free But registration is required for entry and a free drink (with ticket).
Please join us for a drink from 6.30 pm before the event starts at 7.30 pm.
All proceeds from the evening will go towards our Centenary Garden, created from voluntary contributions, for the benefit of the school and community.
If you would like to hire the Garden for your own use please contact Centenary@ladymargaret.lbhf.sch.uk
Help us kick off the PTA’s fund-raising in 2018 by hosting a BIG NIGHT IN w/c 19th February.
Consider joining or inviting fellow parents, friends, neighbours or your year group to have drinks or dinner at your home to raise money for the Centenary Garden Fund. Ask guests to make a small donation (for example £10 pp for dinner) or why not host a coffee morning, a brunch, drinks/tea party or a lunch instead?
A great way to get to know parents in your Form/Year group better, beat the winter blues and perhaps celebrate the end of dry-January!
Help the PTA maintain this funding commitment and keep the project on track in 2018 by taking part in this initiative; a legacy project asked for by school to not only create something lasting to mark our Centenary year but also to improve infrastructure due to increased pupil numbers. Thanks to your amazing support the PTA has achieved this in 2016 and 2017!
Register your BIG NIGHT IN with Alec Rattray email@example.com or get in touch if you have any questions. We have chosen w/c 19th February as a focus but if that doesn’t work please feel free to find an alternative date. Same applies to the venue!
Thank you in advance for supporting our fund-raising efforts. Please join us on 17th April at 7pm when we will be holding a Spring Drinks in the Centenary Garden (weather permitting) to update you and celebrate the project to date.
Quiz Night – this is usually held in the Autumn term and is a great opportunity to meet new parents. This is not an overly competitive night, for those of you who dread a Quiz, it’s a fun social where parents and teachers come together over a fish and chip supper to answer questions in various rounds. Tickets are sold in advance so look out for the Parentmail flagging up the date and telling you how to book your tickets. The PTA run a bar so it’s usually a lively social event and tickets sell fast.