Chesterton CE Primary School
Chesterton CE Primary School
Chesterton CE Primary School

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Autumn Term 2020
Posted 4th December
Festive Film Nights, Friday 11th December 3.15pm for:
Lower School and Upper School

Posted 1st December
Christmas Tree Prize Draw - Monday 7th December
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Posted 30th November
Christmas Cake Sale - Wednesday 9th December
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Posted 22nd October
Dress Down Day Friday 6th November
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Posted 15th October
Annual General Meeting via Zoom, Tuesday 20th October
Another year has flown by! As always, many thanks to all our volunteers this year who have been amazing - we couldn't have done it without you. A School Association is only as good as the people supporting it and we are always grateful for those who give up their time.

Our Annual General Meeting will be held via Zoom this year on Tuesday 20th October at 4pm: to formally report on our achievements and let you know about current positions that we are recruiting for. If you would like to join the call on Tuesday, please contact the school office for details of the Zoom login.

If you are interested in a role or would just like to get more involved in the organisation and running of events, then please let us know (we are a friendly bunch!). We are always keen to encourage more volunteers to help and, no matter how much time you can spare, you'll be very welcome to join us and your participation will be much appreciated.

Please get in touch:
  • Join the AGM Zoom call - contact the school office.
  • Grab one of us for a chat.
  • Join the facebook group and message us Chesterton School Association
  • email us at chestertonschoolassociation@outlook.com

A bit about what we do:-
Chesterton School Association exists to fundraise for items not covered in the school's budget. This year, we have been asked to contribute to the funding of many things including the following:-
  • IT packages and equipment for the children to use
  • Interactive classroom screens
  • Sports trophies
  • Reading diaries and books
  • Subsidising school trips and visits
  • Supporting the Eco Council

In order to raise funds, we have been busy with many activities such as: film nights, discos, Christmas cards, quiz nights, affiliate schemes, a virtual auction and bake sales to mention a few.

We hope to see you at the AGM if you can spare us some time.


Posted 5th October
WOW! The response to the first School Association Virtual Auction has been amazing and we are looking forward to announcing the total funds raised when the money has all been collected.

I would like to take this opportunity to pass on the gratitude of the Committee to Jo Hales for hatching the plan and Di Messum for all her involvement in helping to make this a fantastic event. The work that goes on behind the scenes is considerable but being part of the School Association is rewarding and beneficial to your children, so please do get involved at any level!

We would also like to thank all of our generous donors and bidders, without whom the event simply wouldn't have been possible.

If you have bid on an item and won, you should receive an email notification today. As this is our first time using the auction platform, we apologise for the few glitches that have happened along the way!

Collection of remaining items can be made from school on Saturday 10th October from 10am-12. If you will have a problem with this, please email chestertonschoolassociation@outlook.com to make alternative arrangements.
Best Wishes,
The School Association

Posted 24th September - Welcome
Welcome back to school and, for all those new to Chesterton, welcome!
We would like to introduce you to, or remind you of, the wonderful work that the School Association (PTA) does in fundraising for the school. All funds raised go directly to enhance your child’s experience at Chesterton, both inside and outside their classrooms.

In the past, we have bought:
An entire Oxford University Press book range for the whole school.
Mud kitchens and indoor play house area for Reception.
Interactive classroom and Main Hall screens.
iPads.
Reading Raffle books.
Reading Diaries.
The list goes on and on.... and we couldn’t do this without the support of all parents, carers, teachers and of course pupils at the school, attending and supporting our events.

You may have seen our chalkboard, just outside the school gate which we use to advertise upcoming events, so keep an eye out for it!
In the coming weeks, we will issue the date of our AGM. We are inviting all Parents and Carers to come along (although this is likely to be a virtual meeting this time, via Zoom). You can find out what we do and get involved. We are always looking for new members to join the School Association.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us on chestertonschoolassociation@outlook.com , message us via Facebook or ask the School Office, who will contact us.
Best wishes,
The School Association

NOW CLOSED
Posted 24th September- Virtual Auction
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This Friday we are launching our first ever Virtual Auction to raise funds for the School’s new outdoor play equipment.
We have 65 Lots of amazing items which you will be able to bid on, anonymously, from 9am on Friday 25th September until 9pm on Friday 2nd October.
You can bid as many times as you like within the auction week, and on as many Lots as you desire!
Attached is a list of all the Lots.


Messages during the C-19 lockdown

Posted 13th July - End of Year Cake Sale!
We hope this email finds you safe and well.
As you may already be aware, our vital school fundraising has been significantly affected this year with the loss of the Summer disco, Summer Fayre amongst other fundraising events we would normally run. We wanted to end what has been a very different school year with a fantastic sweet treat for you all. We would also like to show our appreciation to our wonderful teachers for all of their hard work, particularly during the recent months. Our cake sale will be located on the grass next to the flag pole from 2.45pm and we please ask that you maintain 2 metres distance between people outside of your family whilst waiting. There will be signs to direct you. Year 6 students will finish their day at 3.30pm after which we hope our teachers will join us. You can pre-order your cakes so please don't wait, get your orders in!

If you are unable to come to the cake sale but would like to contribute to the school association, please do drop in an envelope with your donation to the school office or donate to Chesterton School Association, Lloyds Bank Sort: 30-90-77 Acc: 01103501. We are currently raising money for new outdoor play equipment.

Please do bring along, family, friends and neighbours.
We look forward to seeing as many as possible there.
Chesterton CE Primary School

Posted 20th April - 'Virtual' whole school Easter dress-down day, Friday 3rd April - see our amazing photos
Chesterton CE Primary School

Posted 30th March - 'Virtual' whole school Easter dress-down day, Friday 3rd April and Easy Fundraising

Dear School Community,
Chesterton School Parents, Carers, Children and Teachers have all shown an amazing amount of adaptability to the current situation where we need to be isolated from each other. The School Association wonders whether we can take this even further and have a 'virtual' whole school dress-down day with an Easter theme. Use your imagination to make a costume or dress in Easter colours, decorate a bonnet or try to look like the Easter Bunny. The sky is the limit...

Dress up on Friday 3rd April and send your pictures to zphillips@chesterton.oxon.sch.uk. The School Association will present a first, second and third place certificate to the most interesting outfits. Mr Horner has promised some house points too. We will also ensure that a prize gets to you when we are back at school.

* Please do not buy any items to take part. We obviously do not want people to be spending money or making extra journeys at this time. Don’t worry if you are not able to send an entry. We know that everyone’s situation at home is different and that it might not be possible for you to take part.

Please click here for a message from the Easyfundraising team to us

Latest Updates - Term 3, 2020 - last updated 14th January

Fun Quiz Night
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In conjunction with the School Association, we are running another of our fun quiz nights to raise funds for the school!
Don’t worry if you’re not a quiz egghead, those who attended last time will remember that a good time was had by all and there was definitely some friendly competition and a lot of fun and laughter!
Team and individual spot prizes will be on offer too.
Date: Friday 7th February 2020
Venue: Chesterton School Hall
Time: 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start, until approx. 10:30pm)
Cost: £30 per team (Max 6 in a team, over 16s only please)
Alcoholic refreshments, soft drinks and snacks will be on sale throughout the evening.
If you are interested in attending, please complete the form which was sent home with your child today.

We have also sent home a flyer for the School Discos next week, closing date 22nd January.
Lower School    Upper School
Latest Updates - Term 2 2019 - last updated 25th October

Bag2School
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Please find attached details of the Bag2School collection taking place on Wednesday 13th November. Bags will be distributed to children after half-term but we thought it would give you an opportunity over half-term to get items ready for the bags.

Quiz Night
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Don't forget that the Quiz Night is held on the first Friday after half-term (Friday 8th November). If you are interested in signing up a team please complete the reservation slip.

Moose on the loose
From Monday 4th November onward, there is a Moose on the loose around school!
The naughty Moose will be visiting each class for one week on the run up to the Christmas Fayre, which is on the 13th December.
Each class visited by our cheeky guest will have the opportunity to choose a name from a printed list. This will take place on the end Friday of each class visit.
Naming the Moose will cost 50p per name and the winner will be able to take home the Moose after the Christmas Fayre! Don't worry parents, Moose is not life-size!
All proceeds will go to the School Association and be used for valuable school resources.
We can’t wait to see what Moose gets up to over the next 5 weeks. We are sure there will be a bit of mischief as Moose journeys through the school...
Oh and one more thing... the Moose smells of chocolate! Just when you thought it couldn't be more appealing!

Quiz Night
W are running a fun quiz night to raise funds for the school.
Don’t worry if you’re not a quiz egghead, as the emphasis will be very much on fun and some friendly competition!

Team and individual spot prizes will be on offer too.
Date: Friday 8th November 2019

Venue: Chesterton School Hall
Time: 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start, until approx. 10:30pm)
Cost: £30 per team (Max 6 in a team, over 16s only please)
Alcoholic refreshments, soft drinks and snacks
will be on sale throughout the evening. If you are interested in attending, please complete the form which was sent home with your child today.


Chesterton CE Primary School
Alchester Road, Chesterton, Bicester
Oxon OX26 1UN
Tel: 01869 252498
office.3082@chesterton.oxon.sch.uk