50/50 Club (Fundraising)

Wallace High PTN (Parent Teacher Network)


50/50 CLUB


September 2017 – June 2018

This is an opportunity for all parents, guardians and friends of pupils and all staff to join the 50/50 club this year. 
The 50/50 club is a great way to raise money for the school.

50% of the money given for membership goes straight into school funds. 
The remaining 50% is used for cash prizes for lucky prize winning members.

Your name gets allocated to a number, which gets put into a prize draw each month.  The membership lasts one school year from September 2017 to June 2018 inc. and costs just a one off payment of £10 per number.
The sooner you join, the more chances you have of winning!!

The amount of cash prizes and the donation to the school depend on the number of people who join the club.  For instance, 100 members would raise £1000.  £500 would go into the PTN fundraising account, while each month there would be prizes of….

1st Prize - £25          2nd Prize - £15         3rd Prize - £10

If we get more members, the prizes will be higher so feel free to copy this letter and give to your friends and family – or you can purchase more than one number for yourself!

Please complete the form (contact us by email  to requeste a form), and return, together with payment to the school office ASAP to join in the fun and to be included in all 10 draws.
(cheques made payable to Wallace High PTN)

Good Luck!

PTN June 2017 Newsletter

Hello everybody,

On Tuesday 30th May we held our first AGM as a committee.  We said a ‘Thanks and bon voyage’ to Colleen Swagar, our outgoing secretary, and welcomed Tor McKay into the team. 

Minutes: We attach minutes of the meeting for you to read through at your leisure!

Car park: A parent contacted us prior to the meeting, asking for the car park to be discussed in further detail. At busy periods of the day, it can be very unsafe for pupils and drivers, with cars double parking and not turning in the correct road markings. It was noted during the meeting that parents are still waiting at pick up (and drop off) outside the swimming pool area, making it difficult for following traffic to turn at the appropriate point.  We kindly ask that if you are dropping off and picking up during the busy times, that you either stop in one of the designated drop off lay-bys, pull into the actual car park itself into a marked bay, or alternatively, make arrangements to meet/drop in the streets locally.
It was also mentioned that several cars seem to park all day in some of the lay-bys, making them unusable for a quick drop off, this will be monitored, as will the general car parking, to see if we can find a resolution. There isn’t anything we can do to alter the layout of the carpark, so encouraging walking to school and being considerate to other users is our only option!

We have had a busy few months, and so far during this school year the PTN have….

  • Sponsored Walk: Helped as stewards at this annual event, supplying refreshments for pupils taking part.
  • PTN Constitution: Rewritten for the group, to reflect forward purpose and new structure.
  • Department Funding: Facilitated ‘wish-list’ mechanism. £450 has been allocated to various departments for resources to make the school day easier/more fun.
  • Active Kids Vouchers: Reinstated the Sainsburys voucher collection.  Home Economics staff are currently choosing from the catalogue to see what they can buy to best benefit class learning.
  • Parental Survey: Created / launched, to establish how to best serve you and your families.
  • Community: Various events scheduled to meet parents/carers who otherwise may be unable to attend meetings held in WHS after school (e.g. Internet safety).  More to follow next term.
  • Communication: Become more active on social media, to hopefully reach more parents/carers.
  • Uniform Bank: Helping recycle and also provide affordable uniform for all.  Please donate good quality uniform that can be swapped/sold for a donation.  Hand to the office for attention of the PTN. Money raised will directly benefit WHS Eco Club. Uniform will be sold in the Wallace Room – dates to be set.
  • Activities Day: Provided treats to the pupils who stayed in school during Activities Day, enhancing the cinema experience with the addition of ice cream, popcorn, chocolate and a drink.
  • Yearbook: Donated money to the school to help ensure that all school leavers receive a Yearbook.
  • Networking: Attended several Training / Workshop events at other parent councils locally, to learn more about PTN role.
  • Fundraising: Held raffles / sold refreshments at school events, helping raise funds to support WHS.

Next term we are aiming to provide refreshments for parents during ‘meet the teacher’ evenings, as, from experience, we know that a cup of tea or coffee can be very welcome when your child books appointments at either end of the evening!  We will base ourselves in the atrium to catch you on your way to and from meetings!

You are invited to take part in our 50/50 fundraiser.  50% of funds goes into fundraising for the school, the remaining 50% is distributed through monthly prizes.  You can buy as many chances to win as you like, and get your family, friends and neighbours to join too – the more people that join in the draw, the more prizes/higher prize money there will be. Join ASAP to benefit from the full 10 month draw period, starting in September. Please see the attached letter for all the info.

Have a wonderful summer break, and hopefully meet you all at some stage over the next school year!  If you would like to find out more about how you can help, or if you have any ideas for us, please get in touch.

Best wishes from us all on the PTN (Parent Teacher Network)

Winter Ceilidh - Update on funds raised

The PTN is pleased to announce that our Winter Ceilidh raised the fabulous sum of £2000 which will be donated to the School's Young Carers’ Group as a contribution to their Ocean Youth Trust Tall Ship experience in 2016.

We would like to make a special note of thanks to our Supporters for their generous raffle prizes.

Premier Inn, Stirling (breakfast voucher for a family breakfast at Beefeater)
Cromlix Hotel (Afternoon Tea voucher for two)
The Birds and the Bees (meal voucher)
Corrieri’s Cafe (meal voucher)
University of Stirling (6 month Gym Membership plus 6 free swim vouchers)
Lumia Spa (voucher)
Stephens Bakery (vouchers)
Andrena Davidson (framed tartan silhouette picture)
McAree Brothers Knitting & Crafts Shop (Soft Toy Knitting Kit & Card Making Kit)
Mr & Mrs Walker (Chivas Regal whisky)
Anonymous donors of electronic items, Amazon gift voucher, Prosecco, whisky, wine, chocolates, cosmetic items and scarves
We would also like to thank
The very talented Reelin’ Ceilidh Band for providing our music
Blyth Walker, our Piper for starting off our night
Wallace High School 'School of Dance' for their wonderful performances
Wallace High School's Catering Department for their delicious stovies, tea and coffee
Nick for offering his time and working on the bar relentlessly
Our Young Carers’ Group for their delicious homemade tablet table favours
Our PTN members who donated their mouth-watering home baking
The School for all their help with the set up of the hall
Last but not least, YOU for coming along and making it a great night for a great cause! 

Winter Ceilidh 20/11/2015 - tickets on sale at School Office

Please come along and support our Winter Ceilidh in support of Wallace High School Young Carer Group's Ocean Youth Trust tall ships trip 2016. The ceilidh will be held on Friday 20 November 2015 from 7 pm till 11.30 pm with Reelin' Ceilidh Band. Stovies, tea/coffee included in ticket price of £10 for adults, £7.50 for concessionary tickets (including children of school age) and £30 for a family ticket. A bar, raffle and stalls will also be available on the night. Hope to see you there for what promises to be a great night. Tickets available from School Office or PTN committee members.

Ocean Youth Trust

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