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P&C Newsletter Term 2, 2016
It's only half way through the year, but what a ride it's been! So much has happened since we started back at WPPS in late January, with shiny shoes and brushed hair - even our kids looked good!
We thought it was about time we gave you a proper update on progress so far with your P&C, and gave you a heads up on what's to come.
Fundraising report Term 1 and Term 2 2016
Starting with the Tea & Tissues and Welcome Night in February, through to the legendary Trivia Night and beyond, the West Pymble community has once again shown itself as an exceptionally generous, energetic and inclusive village.
Our target for 2016 is $55,000. We've so far reach over $18,000! Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated and came along to support these events.
See below for a list of events to date, and events to come.
Sometimes it must seem like every time you turnaround the P&C is asking you to bake, pledge, volunteer or send in a gold coin donation. Why the obsession with money?
Well the truth is that our school depends on the P&C to raise a certain amount every year. The P&C funds critical services including building and maintenance, teacher support, classroom resources, technology such as iPads and whiteboards, the canteen and the band.
If the P&C can't raise enough money, some of these services will have to stop.
We rely on the generosity of our parents, our community and local businesses to raise enough funds to maintain these essential services. Find out more about the P&C here.
Our most successful events
Here's an overview of the P&C events so far in 2016. Thanks to everyone for making these such fun and such a success!
Welcome night (wine & cheese)
Hot Cross Bun drive
2nd hand uniform stalls
Mothers Day stall
Jamie Oliver Food Revolution
As you can see, some of these events are more to enrich our children's education than to fundraise. The Mothers Day stall, for example, raised a grand total of $374.78. Was it worthwhile? Absolutely yes. It gave priceless pleasure to proud children who were able to present their mums and grandmothers with a gift on Mothers Day.
The Mothers Day stall is a classic example of hidden work: it takes hours of volunteer time to source the gifts, wrap them and staff the tables.
A special mention for Trivia Night
The 2016 Trivia Night was one of our most successful yet. Not only did everyone have a spectacularly good time, but we raised more than $14,000 profit. This was due to three key factors:
1. our generous sponsors (see below)
2. the inspired idea to create and auction our children's artworks, and to collect and auction hampers for each class
3. the dedication and hard work of the organising committee.
A huge shoutout to our amazing sponsors:
Save the date
Get these dates in your diary for the next fabulous events from the P&C: