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Oxford Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS20 9DA


Headteacher - Mrs Sally Buckton

Guiseley Primary School

Minutes of Meetings

Parents Group Meetings are open to all parents / carers of children in school and nursery.

If you would like to find out what parents group do or have your say about possible future events, please come along to the next meeting.


Parents Group Minutes  - 1st November 2016



Lynne Fahy, Abi Liddle, Amanda Steppenbach, Jen Schack, Sally Buckton, Jo Crowther, Jo Kavanagh, Kirsty King, Ruth Evans, Sarah van Lopik



Helen Ellis, Helen Milipavlos, Jennie Stephenson, Judith Rodley, Rachel Wilkinson, Abi Liddle, Amanda Glover



Action by

Disco – SB to confirm 22/11 suitable for school hall


LF will then amend letter to send out to parents following confirmation of date.


LF to buy tattoos and glow sticks


At disco, parents will need to: sign in, sign out, supervising refreshments, collect rubbish, re-stocking refreshments, accompanying to toilets.


Drop off / pick up will be at main entrance.


JC, JSch, LF, AS, SB, JSt, RE are to confirm they can help on the night.


SB to check if a first aider is required by school to attend the disco.

















Christmas Fair


LF to check what stock has been delivered following appeal note with JR


Mrs Pawsey to be contacted re. stall at Xmas fair


Raffle ticket letters required so we can order the tickets –


Type up letters for raffle appeal


Then need to post letters to local businesses but urgent ones to go on the raffle ticket design are:


RG Stone Sales – LF

SpecSavers - AG


JK will contact Simon at Zen

Jenny Haynes – Manning Stainton contact? / The Station – LF

Nuffield - LF

Starlight – JC

WYSPA, Bottega – AL

Skipton Castle / Bolton & Embsay Railway – post

Hobbycraft – KK

Pets at Home, Murgatroyds, Wetherby Whaler

Morrisons – LF

Everybodys – JC

Bramble Bakehouse - AS

Blinok Pancake House

Tony Woods

The Marshmallowist – AL


For any suggestions and previous year’s donators, list to follow on email LF.


Email letter to be printed on with Lynne’s email and parents group email address. Others can then also use the letter with their own details to co-ordinate.


LF will co-ordinate presents and ask if volunteers can collect.











JK to find out how to get on Asda token charity list



SB to forward letterhead for school logo



Grotto, we need:

1 Santa – as Mr Perfitt

Santa’s helpers – JR

SB can check metal container contents for Christmas items

Parents Group – if you see items, buy them - value £1 max

Reception 60, Yr 1 60, Yr 2 120, Yr 3 52, Year 4 50

Nursery & Gold on top of this

350 max presents

Poss Santa stall with elves selling presents (without seeing Santa) – near grotto

SvL can lend gazebo


Jen Sch will keep tally of gifts bought
















Craft Room – Jen St & Jo C

Need more volunteers



Café –Abi L & Maria

Need more volunteers



Pamper room – Amanda G / Claire Turner



Games Room – Rachel W, Kirsty K & Martha

Budget for sweets and games required (some games can be lent)



Hot dogs & bacon sandwiches – Amanda S

Need more volunteers – LF to speak to Liz

SB – need induction pans

LF can lend hostess trolley

Cold drinks also sold

Bread rolls need ordering in advance

96 fruit shoots last year – could double it this year







Tombola – normally staff man this – SB will find out


Other stalls include:


Jewellery stall

Air Ambulance stall

Second hand toy & book stall

Name the teddy

Golden Cracker – JSch (JvL will man stall)

(Need to buy mini crackers in bulk)

Lucky Dip

Tiny prizes needed

Guess the weight of the cake – JSch

Guess the sweets in the jar – LF to speak to Bargain Booze

Raffle ticket selling












Will stage already be up on 2nd December or will it need to be assembled? Volunteers needed



Toys and book contributions appeal before 25th November

Dress down day 25th November

Cake contributions 2nd December


Dates for all the above to be published in the newsletter asap and then reminders sent closer to the time.


Anyone got a large sweet jar?









Poster competition to advertise Christmas Fair



List for staff room to ask for volunteers



Christmas Fair banner – advise prices so we can put one up asap



Xmas present wrapping evening – 29th November 7.15pm – LF to confirm the venue details




Emails to follow appealing for volunteers, times and shopping lists



Tea towels


Can reminder email for tea towels be sent out 02/11/16


SB to amend logo to include year group and year







SB liaise with Mrs Bell re. maths packs for reception



Event ideas so far:

Walking Stomp – organised ramble for parents with pint and pie at the end

Family stomp – organised sponsored walk / treasure hunt

Golf event for adults

Wine tasting

Family games afternoon

Family film night

Family photo shoot

Ladies’ pamper night

Beginners Salsa dancing lesson

Second hand uniform sale

Family Bingo

Parents’ Bingo

Quiz Night

80s/90s Disco

Deal or No Deal game night for parents


Add field to say they would volunteer for helping with Parents Group.


Abi L to send round to PG for approval.
























Gold & Rainbow event ideas

Bedtime story – early evening, story reading and hot chocolate in the hall

LF enquiring re magician

Think of some ideas for the new year






SB to confirm when payment for lighting required as PG need cashflow for Christmas Fair expenses




SB to ask if teachers have suggested for fund raising ideas in staff meeting




Ideas for fund raising:

Painting playground markings

Low level climbing wall

Scooter pods
 is Lynne’s main email address.