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Friends of Deighton Gates (PTA)

As a parent, grandparent, carer, friend or neighbour of a Deighton Gates child, you are welcomed to the family that is the "Friends of Deighton Gates".

 

 

Formerly known as the PTA, we hold monthly meetings and everyone is encouraged to attend and share ideas on how to raise vital funds for our children.  It’s also a good place to have a cuppa and chat!  The more people we have as active members the easier it is to fundraise, organise family events and develop new ideas for future events. 

 

We hold regular, very popular events such as our summer fairs, Christmas Quizzes, school discos and bake sales hosted by the year groups.  We have been very lucky with fantastic support from local community to hold regular raffles with prizes that have included a glamping holiday, tickets to Leeds United, voucher for photoshoots, beauty treatment and the list goes on!

 

The success of these events has been down to the amazing support we get from parents and friends of the school.  Families have realised that these events raise money for the school and as importantly they are great fun!!

 

In recent years the money we have raised has funded the Year 1 outdoor area, an upgraded IT suite, a fully re-furbished Sensory Room, our all-weather fitness track, new school library books, defibrillator (which is available for school as well as the whole local community) and also an Imagination Playground resource, classroom smart-boards, microphone / speaker system and much more.   

 

The Friends of Deighton Gates also provides every child with a reading folder to start school with and a gift to remember their time here when they leave for high school. 

 

The events are a great opportunity for you and your child to socialise with other parents, staff and members of the school community.  They are great days and nights out for everyone who attends.

 

 

Fund Raising Thermometer

 

 

We've got a new donation to add to our fundraising thermometer thanks to the extraordinary efforts of one of our year 5 children! Thank you so much to Annabel Kendrew for raising £100 for us by selling sweets! Annabel will also be bringing her sweet stall to the Summer Fair on Saturday!
Let's all contribute what we can over the next few days to make this fair the best yet and smash our target for our outdoor classroom!!!

Summer Fair - 15th June 2024

Be there!

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New Funding Project

 

Announcing our new project, to be installed at the end of June!!! Outdoor classroom with blackboard and seating for up to 30 children!

 

We need all hands on deck over the next few weeks to ensure a successful fair to get us up to our target by then! Watch this space for ways to help us achieve that.

 

Upcoming Meeting Dates

 

  • Tuesday 18th June 2024
  • Wednesday 17th July 2024 (AGM)

 

Meetings are generally held from 8pm in the school conference room.  Online MS Teams links are also available for people to dial in.  Joining info available prior to the meeting or email us at pta@dgpta.org. 

Latest FoDG Meeting Agenda

Spring Disco 2024

Spring Disco 2024 - Oh what a night!

 

You helped us raise a FANTASTIC £1,063.85!!

 

Thank you so much to everyone came along to support us. We hope you all had fun.

 

Thank you to TAP Security Systems Ltd for sponsoring the event and to the very talented Claire from Party Streamer for the fantastic balloon display as usual!

 

A huge thank you to Mrs Hawes and Miss Rhodes for giving up their evening to attend both discos and to Mr Hewitt and son for their help clearing up at the end.

 

Thanks to all the parent & carer volunteers. The discos and other events cannot go ahead with your support. We really do appreciate everyone's offers of help.

 

Last of all, thank you to the disco team led so well by Disco Queens, Katie and Liz. 

 

 

Free ways to help raise funds for the FODG

1. Sign up to easyfundraising 

Easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for the FoDG. Just start your online shopping first at easyfundraising, then shop as normal. Retailers will then make a small donation to say “thank you”.

 

Click  this link to sign up - Friends of Deighton Gates - Wetherby Fundraising | Easyfundraising

 

2. Recycled clothes and shoes:

We have a recycled clothes and shoe bin near the main entrance for items that are no longer fit to wear. Please bring in any unwanted items (in bags) as they all help raise money for our school.

 

Get in touch!

If you have any questions, or want to get involved, please contact us - we always welcome new faces and new ideas! You can contact us via the form below, email fodg@dgpta.org or come along to any meetings.

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