Reading FC Women Free Tickets

On Sunday 17th November, Reading FC Women take on Bristol City Women at Madejski Stadium, Reading.

The match falls during the inaugural FA Women’s Football Weekend, celebrating women’s football across the country.

It would be fantastic to get some support from the local community at the match to cheer on the Royals!

Reading FC Women v Bristol City Women | Madejski Stadium | November 17th | 2pm

HOW TO GET YOUR FREE TICKETS:

  1. Please visit our ticketing website: https://sales.webticketmanager.com/default.aspx?companyid=999
  2. Select the fixture `Reading FC Women v Bristol City Women’ from the dropdown menu on the left.
  3. Select number of tickets, then when prompted, use the Promo code RFCDC19 (make sure you put it in the Promo Code box) and fill your details in.
  4. Once you have done this you can click `Secure Checkout’ and it will bypass the payment.
  5. Print your ticket and bring it with you to the Madejski Stadium for the match on November 17th (Kick-off 2pm).

PTA Christmas Tree Trail 2019

We are pleased to confirm that our Christmas Tree Trail will be happening again this year and we hope you can all get involved. Woodley Pets and Woodley News will be selling our maps again. Theme Design will be designing our map.

We are looking for families and businesses to put up a Christmas Tree from Saturday 7th December to Saturday 4th January.

If you live within a half mile radius of Beechwood School and you want to get involved please complete the appropriate attached booking form and return it to the school office or email to PTA.beech@beechwood.wokingham.sch.uk.

We want to make it bigger and better than last year but we need your help.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Cross-Country at Cantley Park

Thames Valley Cross Country League 

“On Thursday 3 October a small squad of 11 children went to the Thames Valley Schools cross-country race at Cantley Park in Wokingham. We had lower numbers than in previous races, however the children’s enthusiasm was enough to rival the other schools. 

The first race underway was the 3 / 4 girls. Evie was our sole runner, and she was out to make a good impression. She finished 34th overall which was amazing, especially as she was not only one of the youngest runners, but the smallest runner in the field! 

In the 3 / 4 boys race there were 6 boys taking part. Horia flew round the course and finished in a very impressive 4th place overall. He was followed up by William (15th), Max (26th) Owen (30th), Jack (114th) and Aaron (120th). 

Unfortunately, we didn’t have any 5 / 6 girls taking part on this occasion, however, we did have a team for the older boys. Harry was first home for Beechwood in 56th, followed by Noah (73rd), Ollie (87th) and Flynn (106th). 

It was a great afternoon and I am extremely proud of all the children for taking part. The next event is at Ludgrove on 29th November and all children (Yr3-6) will be invited to take part. A letter will be out with details soon. 

A big thank you to the parents who transported the children and who also helped marshal the course to keep the runners safe.”

Mrs Caswell 

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Please come along to our Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 27th September in the hall at 9:45am, after class assembly.

Lots of cake donations are needed and can be taken straight to the hall after drop off on Friday. Please donate generously.

Cakes will also be sold after school in the playground for our first 50p Friday of the year.

We look forward to seeing you there, any questions please ask.
Regards
PTA

 

PTA meeting – Wednesday 18th September

Hello and welcome back everyone!

After a fantastic year where we raised nearly £9,000 for the school to purchase much needed resources we are keen to get started on planning events for the year ahead.

Please come along to our first meeting of the year on Wednesday 18th September at 7pm at school.

Please come in through the school reception where one of the team will meet you. 

If you are a new parent to the school, please join our PTA Facebook group where you can keep up to date with events and be a part of the conversation.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/204131143710791/

Thanks.

Beechwood PTA

Beechwood turns 60! 

Monday 23rd September will be a special day for the school as we celebrate our 60th Birthday. For this occasion we would like all children where possible to come to school dressed in celebratory 1950’s/1960’s style clothing, we hope to hope to have a fun day!

We would like to invite parents to come along for our Open Classroom at 2.30pm that afternoon. 

New Class teachers 

We have a few new faces as Beechwood this year. I am sure you will join me in welcoming Miss Pilbeam (Robins class teacher), Mrs Puzas (Foxes class teacher),Miss Craig (Hawks class teacher), and Mr Clark (Falcons class teacher along with Mrs Reece) who have all started with us here at Beechwood this year. 

Parent Forum

The school would like to introduce a Parent Forum. Parent Forum is a way for parents to raise everyday questions and concerns, express opinions and make suggestions about how the day to day life at Beechwood can be enhanced for the benefit of pupils, parents and staff. 
The aim of the Parents Forum is: 

  • to provide a ‘voice’ for parents of children attending Beechwood Primary School. 
  • to ensure the school is aware of issues affecting children and parents/ carers 
  • to provide an opportunity for parents and carers to share information and views 
  • to enable the school to consult with parents and provide information about strategic developments 
  • to help formulate a solution to any issues to feedback to parents 

We are looking for one parent representative per class who would be able to come to one meeting per half term during the school day, to represent their child’s class. Each representative would also be responsible for obtaining the views and opinions from the parent body in their child’s class as well as providing feedback. If you willing and able and would like to be involved, please contact the school office to let us know.

Please be aware, at this stage we will have to limit participation to one parent per class. 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

PTA Bouncing BBQ – Dress Down Day Friday

The Bouncing BBQ is going ahead!

Thank you to everyone that has volunteered and supported this event.

Despite the volunteers that have come forward, we don’t have enough to run the event for the whole 3 hours so we will be finishing at 5pm.

This might possibly be the last summer fair we do at Beechwood, for this current PTA committee anyway, as it is just getting too hard to recruit the volunteers we need even from a parent community the size that we are.

So, lets make this fair the best one yet! We have a mixture of free activities and pay to play games to keep everyone entertained including…

Play your cards right, Coconut shy, Hook a duck, Human Fruit Machine, Mocktail bar, Raffle, Welly wanging, Tattoos, Hair chalk, Inflatable obstacle course, Ice cream, Food, Drink and Music.

To make this event as inclusive as possible, it will be an alcohol free zone. A bar will be set up serving non alcohol cocktails.

We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Don’t forget it’s dress down day on Friday in exchange for a coloured item for our hampers. Poster attached as a reminder.

Thanks as always.

Beechwood PTA

Bouncing BBQ – Wednesday 17th July

Our Bouncing BBQ is happening on Wednesday 17th July straight after the KS1 Sports Day and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for good weather. We need lots of volunteers to help with set up and the running of the stalls. If you can spare an hour or two please sign up online at PTA Events, on our Facebook page, via email to PTA.beech@beechwood.wokingham.sch.uk or by popping into the office and using the sign up sheet.


DRESS DOWN DAY – Friday 12th July


In exchange for a dress down day, we are asking each pupil to bring in at least one donation for their class coloured hamper. Each of the 13 hampers will be up for grabs at the Bouncing BBQ for as little as 50p! Donations can be food, drink, smellies, games, toys, etc – be as creative as you like but make sure your donation is in the colour that has been assigned to your class.

Beechwood PTA

PTA AGM – Thursday 18th July

PTA AGM – Thursday 18th July

We would like to invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 18th July at 7pm at Bosco Lounge in Woodley.
This will be your chance to help us to celebrate all that we have achieved this year and to start thinking of ideas for next year.

We will also be electing a New Vice Chair and Secretary. If you are interested in taking on either of these roles, you will need to attend the meeting to allow you to be formally voted in by the other committee members. Please find attached the job descriptions for both roles to help you understand what is involved and how valuable they are to the running of a successful PTA.

We won’t be running as many events next year as we did this year as the Chair of our PTA is returning to work (if that helps you with your decision making \uD83D\uDE09).
If you have any questions about the two roles that are available please get in touch.

Beechwood PTA

Rio Carnival Disco – Friday 12th July

Our last disco of the year is taking place on Friday 12th July and will have a Rio Carnival Theme.

Tickets are available to buy online from today through PTA Events – https://www.pta-events.co.uk/beechwoodpta/index.cfm?event=shop#.XQ_yvYHTUwD

There will only be 85 tickets available per disco so be sure to buy yours early!

We will also run the adult bar in the staff room (well away from the children).

KS1 Disco (Foundation – Yr 2) – 6:30 – 7:30pm

KS2 Disco (Yr 3 – Yr 6) – 7:45 – 8:45pm

Beechwood PTA

Sponsored Bounce – Wednesday 19th June

Children will be set a challenge of bouncing as many times as they can in 1 minute on a bouncy castle on Wednesday 19th June. Children will work in pairs to bounce and count each other’s attempt.

A sponsorship form should have come home in book bags this week. Please use the sponsorship form to ask for donations from friends and family to help us purchase much needed resources and equipment for our school.

Volunteers – We need at least 6 adults to work in shifts to supervise the bouncy castles and ensure the event runs smoothly. Please let someone from the PTA know if you are able to help for a couple of hours during the day or email pta.beech@beechwood.wokingham.sch.uk

Please place all sponsorship money in a clearly labelled envelope with the sponsor form and hand in on the day of the event to the school office.

Thank you for your continued support.
Beechwood PTA