GASPA Winter News/Fundraising

  • Non-uniform day (Gift or chocolate donation) Friday 12 Nov
  • Non- uniform day (Bottle donation) Friday 26 Nov
  • Grand Christmas Market Saturday 27 November (2-6pm) 
  • Text Raffle (Now open; drawn Sunday 28 November 8pm)
    Text GRAND21 to 70331 to enter, texts cost £3 plus your network costs. You must be over 18 to play.
    Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see www.easydonate.org
  • Fundraising Online Auction (Bidding opens Sunday 14 Nov – closing on Sunday 28 November 8pm) – this year our 30 lots include a family Warner Bros Studio Studio tour, a Rose Theatre Family Pantomine trip, loads of chances to learn a skill, treat a friend, amazing toy bundles ideal for Christmas, eat out vouchers, get fit or get kitted out in Hatley togs.
  • Secret Room £2 a gift (in school) Monday 6 – Friday 10 Dec – Last year GASPA had amazing success with the secret room in school – where children could pick and wrap a Christmas gift for a loved one secretly. The cost will be £2 per wrapped item. Gifts will include toiletries, books and toys. More details to be shared through the class rep networks soon!
  • Christmas Jumper Day (in aid of Save the Children) Friday 10 Dec
  • Grand Winter Lights Trail (Fri 10 – Sun 12 Dec) – details follow soon

GASPA Autumn News/Fundraising

GASPA Autumn Newsletter
Catch up on all your school charity’s plans this term including an outdoor Christmas Market and Light Trail.

GASPA Stand-up Comedy Night Fundraiser
Saturday 16 October, tickets £12, all welcome. Doors open at 7pm, first act from 8pm

GASPA Ordinary General Meeting 
Tuesday 19 October, to be held in person at Grand Avenue School meeting room from 7.30pm. All parents and carers welcome.

Bag2School collection 
The next Bag2School collection will be Tuesday 19 October

Second Hand Uniform – online
We’re delighted to announce that second hand uniform sales are now online at https://www.pta-events.co.uk/gaspa/. Don’t worry we are still planning face to face sales but hopefully this move will offer added convience for Grand Avenue families as well as fundraising throughout the year.

Scrunchies, Ribbons & Hair Band Sales
We have a variety of handmade hair accessories on sale at https://www.pta-events.co.uk/gaspa – please take a look.


Summer Fundraising

Summer Fundraising 
Despite not being able to run a fundraising Summer Fair this year, after half term we have lots planned to make sure the new building will be well kitted out for pupils.


Summer Rainbow Text Raffle
The Summer Text Raffle this year will be a special Rainbow Raffle, and we need your help. We would like each class to create a hamper, from donated gifts for twenty three amazing prizes! Each class has a colour of the rainbow, you can be as creative as you like (or just wrap in coloured paper if you get stuck), but please remember no nuts. See our information flyer for full details. Friday 25th June will be a non-uniform day when you can bring in your donations.

Class colour themes are:
Nursery RED
Reception ORANGE
Year 1 YELLOW
Year 2 GREEN
Year 3 BLUE
Year 4 PURPLE
Year 5 PINK
Year 6 GOLD

To enter the rainbow raffle itself text BOW21 to 70331, entry is £3 and winners will be drawn on 8 July at 5pm. First prize in the text raffle is £250 cash donated by Greenfield Estate Agency.

Funds raised through the raffle will be invested by GASPA in Grand Avenue School’s wish list. GASPA needs to raise funds for this and for other charitable purposes.
Your donation will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme, operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see www.easydonate.org


Summer Silent Auction
The brilliant GASPA volunteers Laura and Martine have secured 30 wonderful prize bundles for our Summer Silent Auction. Over £1,500 of donated gifts are waiting for your bids – we have days out, meals out, cosmetics, food, subscriptions, books and toys – something for everyone! The auction opens on 8 June, please bid generously confident in the knowledge that National Fundraising Scheme is operating the auction at the lowest fees we could find. Thanks to all our supporters who have donated items.
Visit easydonate.org/Grand21Auction to view the lots and bid. Bidding open from 8 June – 8 July 8pm.


Bag2School collection
The next Bag2School collection will be Wednesday 14th July

Second Hand Uniform – now online
We’re delighted to announce that second hand uniform sales are now online at https://www.pta-events.co.uk/gaspa/. Don’t worry we are still planning face to face sales but hopefully this move will offer added convience for Grand Avenue families as well as fundraising throughout the year.


Scrunchies, Ribbons & Hair Band Sales
We have a variety of handmade hair accessories on sale at https://www.pta-events.co.uk/gaspa – please take a look.

GASPA AGM

GASPA is holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 22 April from 8 – 9 pm – it will be virtual – on the school’s zoom platform (https://zoom.us/join). Everyone is welcome but to join you will require a meeting id and password; which we will share separately with parents and carers through our parent rep network and via ParentMail. Please join us as we welcome new committee members and discuss fundraising plans.Agenda & flyer attached

Grand Easter Trail

Download our family trail map for just £3, and enjoy walking around Berrylands, spotting bunnies to solve Park Ranger Elliot’s carroty crime mystery. Running from Thursday 1 to Friday 16 April, buy your trail at www.pta-events.org/gaspa  & print copies for all those taking part.  Every family that completes the trail is entered into a special prize draw to win a family prize. It’s a circular (buggy friendly) route so you can begin at any point. 

Flyer attached

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