Parent Community

Welcome to our Parent Community which is open to all parents and friends of the school. Our PTA Friends of Manby Lodge organise fun events for our children and social events for parents and carers. They also raise money to provide valuable extra funding for the school with Projects funded in the last year including ICT equipment, learning resources and classroom experiences such as ZooLab, Sublime Science, African drumming and Bollywood dancing workshops. Most recently Friends of Manby Lodge have raised funds to provide Canopies for the school enhancing the outdoor learning of our Year One children.

July 2017 FOML Update

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What a fantastic year! A huge thank you to everyone who has supported our events, lent a hand, donated time and expertise, and helped us raise such a fantastic amount to help our school.

We have raised…
20000.00

Amazing! THANK YOU!

Our End of Term Summer Ball at Silvermere raised over £8,000 to help the school. It was a wonderful evening full of fun and friendship that really brought our parent community together. Thanks to all who attended and to the Ball Committee who did a fantastic job organising such a wonderful event.

The money we have raised together makes such a difference to our children’s school lives. Together this year we have provided:

£1112 Towards school photocopying costs
£1500 Contribution to school fencing
£2000 Contribution to resurfacing the reception outdoor area
£2300 New Trim Trail Play Apparatus
£1750 Creating the School garden
£1800 Musical instruments, and amps
£2000 Enrichment activities, including dance, drama, music and first aid workshops.
£1000 Directly to class teachers through the class cake bakes, for extra classroom resources

March 2017 FOML Update

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The sun is out and spring has sprung at Manby Lodge!

The children loved meeting the baby animals who visited from Mill Cottage Farm Experience this week. They held baby chicks,  brushed the goats and donkeys and even fed the lambs! PTA money paid for this surprise spring time treat, so thank you for supporting us and making events like this possible.

In other events this term, Reception classes enjoyed dancing along with DJ Jay at their very first school disco, and the Bedtime Stories we all shared on World Book Day were absolutely mesmerising!

We have now reached a totally amazing…
10973.58

Thank you to everyone who generously supports our events, what a great caring community we have at Manby Lodge!

The quiz night raised £1520.54, and the children raised £2365.79 at the Sponsored Dance, well done! The Mother’s Day Surprise Shop raised over £250 (and counting) as well as making lots of us smile on Mother’s day!

PTA Projects: How the money is being spent….

Garden:

We have spent £1500 clearing, building and renovating the brand new school garden for all of the children to enjoy as the weather gets warmer. There are plans for fences and sheds, and to sow and grow herbs, veggies and flowers for bees and butterflies too. It’s looking brilliant but we need to do a little more work to get it going and growing!

Why not join one of our “Family Ground Force Days”? Bring the children to school for an hour on a weekend morning to help us plant, sow and dig and really make the garden their own! Look out for dates and details via email and Facebook after the holidays. If you want to get involved please do get in touch:

friendsofmanbylodge@yahoo.co.uk  or www.facebook.com/groups/Friendsofmanbylodge, Instagram: Friendsofmanbylodge,  to know more.

Playground Fencing:

We have just invested £1500 to help the school provide beautiful rainbow picket fencing to complement the canopies, and finish off the outdoor learning spaces for the Year 1 classrooms ,and around the garden area. We cant wait to see it in place after the Easter break.

Save the date for the “Manby Lodge May Fair” on Saturday 13th May, 12- 2pm in the school playground. Celebrate spring time with stalls, games, food, entertainment and fun!

Summer Ball, Friday 7th July at Silvermere Inn On The Lake. Tickets are £50, including reception drinks, canapés, dinner and dancing and will go on sale at the start of the new term. Tables are limited, so register your interest now with your class reps or by email at  friendsofmanbylodge@yahoo.co.uk. Don’t miss this magical summer’s evening of fun and fundraising to celebrate the end of the school year in style.

January 2017 FOML Update

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Another fantastic half term at Manby Lodge has flown by, and we have been keeping warm this winter with lots of activities to get us moving!

Year 1 enjoyed dressing up to boogie on down at their Disco. And all of the children danced their socks off at the Sponsored Dance. A huge well done to all of them!

Remember to hand in your sponsor forms and money to your reps or the golden box by Weds 22 Feb.

We have now reached a magnificent…
6603

Amazing!

Don’t miss the Quiz Night! Friday 24 Feb 7.30pm in The School Hall

The legendary Manby Quiz returns…. Cash bar, snacks, and lots of laughs guaranteed. Get your team together ( max 8 ) for what is always a fun evening, filled with useless knowledge!

Tickets on sale through your class reps, £10 per ticket (inc pizza supper)

PTA Projects; Get Involved!

Garden Ground Force Team:

We are working to renovate the school garden area and are looking for green fingered folk to help create this fabulous outside space for our children to enjoy. If green is your thing and you would like to help, please get in touch

Manby Lodge “Summer Ball” Planning Committee:

Plans for our summer extravaganza in July are underway. We are looking for volunteers to join the team to help stage what will be a fun and glamorous event to celebrate the end of the school year in style!

If you want to get involved please do get in touch: email or find us on Facebook.

December 2016 Update

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Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the Christmas Wonderland Fair.

We are thrilled to announce that the fair raised just over £4500! A huge Thank You to all the parent volunteers who gave their time to make this wonderful, fun and festive event possible. The atmosphere was truly magical, the children had a great time, and our amazing parent community really pulled out the stops to make the event as amazing as can be! Thank you to everyone involved!

So far this term we have raised a staggering…
5624.00

What a fantastic start to our fundraising year!

Together we have raised:

£371 from class cake bakes
£17 in uniform sales
£103 from the Pumpkin Parade
£142 from our Firework Night Glow stick Sale £303.20 from our School Calendars
£4529 at the Christmas Fair ( including £1000 from our Grand Raffle)
£158.80 from the children’s Christmas stars

The end of term PTA Christmas parties were great fun and the children were all very excited to celebrate with their friends.

Father Christmas also made another stop at Manby Lodge to surprise the children in their classes during the last week of term!

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year, and look forward to another wonderful year working together to help our school be the best it can be in 2017.

October 2016 Update

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Welcome to the Autumn term Year 1 and Year 2,  and a big hello to all new Reception parents and carers joining us this year.

It was great to meet so many of you at the New Starter’s Coffee Morning and Welcome Drinks. We hope you and your children are settling in well and getting to know one another.

We had a staggering turn out for our first PTA meeting of the year. Thanks to all for showing such fantastic support! Its going to be an exciting and fun filled year.

Our New Committee:

Kate Currie and Helen Waddington – Co Chairs
Samantha Lock – Vice Chair
Charlotte Dury- Treasurer

Committee Members:

Lisa Bailey, Laura Hollinger, Emma Sefton, Claire Sceats, Athalie Tarr, Sarah Barter, Louise Bernau, Deborah Haywood.

Please find any of us in the playground for a chat and to share your ideas, or you can contact us through your class reps.

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Last year our fundraising total reached a dizzying…
17298.00

The classroom canopies that we have been saving for are due to arrive soon!

FoML has contributed £25k to buy these wonderful canopies. The difference they will make to how the children can use their outside space will be amazing. Thank you! Your hard work and donations have made this project possible.

Other ways in which our funds have helped the school over the last 12 months:

£2000 towards the new library,
£2000 towards classroom enhancement activities,
£2000 towards school photocopying,
£1295 towards ICT equipment.

Our new fundraising target for this year is £15,000

Ways that we would like to help the school include:

  • New equipment and resources to improve the school playground and garden areas
  • ITC: Buying new Learning Pads for use across the school
  • Improvements to the audio and lighting equipment in the school hall
  • Helping to create a “music room” for the school to enjoy

We’ve had our first Cake Bake of the year. Lion class raised a fantastic £177. Half of funds raised go directly to buy extra resources for your class, so a big well done Lions!

Will Tiger class be able to better this at their sale in November?

 

The Pumpkin Parade on 20th October looks set to be lots of fun. Don’t forget to bring your £1 donation along with your entry at drop off!

Upcoming Events & Meetings

October 13, 2017
  • FoML Meeting in School Hall October 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am |
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