Heptonstall Family Day – Easter weekend 2016
Saturday March 26th – the day after Pace Egg – will be our first Heptonstall Family Day!
This is being planned and organised across the generations and is so far going to include:
- a giant egg rolling competition from the school to Weavers Square
- opportunity for you to have your photo taken on a reproduction of the see-saw shot from the Alice Longstaff Collection (courtesy of the After Alice Photographic Group)
- an Easter Bonnet and Cap parade
- fun and games for all at The Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club
- maypole dancing
- a vintage bus trundling from venue to venue in Heptonstall so that you can ride in comfort to see everything with ease
This event is being sponsored by Heptonstall Junior and Infant School, Calderdale Events and Festivals Fund, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, local businesses and private donations.
The Heptonstall School PFA is holding a Bring and Buy sale at St Thomas’ Church on Friday, February 6, from 3.30pm to 6pm.
Headteacher David Perrin said: “The Church have kindly offered us the use of their space and will be running a cafe with refreshments and cakes for sale. Please have a rummage and see what items you have at home that may be suitable.
“Good quality used clothing, books and toys would be appreciated. We will also be selling school uniform, so if you have any your child has grown out of please bring it along. Any unsold items will be donated to a local charity shop.
“Arrangements for where and when to bring in donations will be available later.”
Don’t miss the Heptonstall School fair, run by the Parents and Friends Association, this Sunday from 2pm to 4pm.
Father Christmas will be visiting and there are also plenty of stalls and games for the children, along with refreshments and gifts. Stalls confirmed include Mel’s hats, Jilly’s bags and Joan’s frocks & jewellery, plus sweets and goodies from Aimee, toys to be won, cakes to be decorated and jolly jam jars. Children can choose and wrap presents for their parents and grandparents in the secrets room for £2.
PFA chair Jayne Benson said: “The raffle has some fantastic prizes – vouchers from Zeitgeist, Boden, Climb Rochdale, Able & Cole, Northern Rail, plus beer from Little Valley, chocolate and a calendar from the Post Office, copies of Acquilla magazine, a Fair Trade hamper from the Co-op, a big Teddy, something enticing from Hat Therapy, more chocolates, wine and a few other promises in the pipeline. And, if that wasn’t enough, a consultation with To The Max Fitness and a fitness class pass from Waterside Gym to help kick start your post Christmas detox. Many many thanks to the generosity of these businesses for their support! Tickets for the raffle will be on sale during the fair only and all prizes will be won on the day.”
Please note none of the stalls are able to accept card payments, so you will need to bring cash and cheques to pay on the day.
Sandra McNeill, Leader of Heptonstall Brownies has been in touch……
“After 15+ years of being a leader at Heptonstall Brownies, myself and Teresa Batist have decided to hand over the reins to Angie Mossman and Melissa King. Both have been helping out and gradually taking over the unit for the last 18 months so we know we are passing on our incredibly popular unit to two very keen and capable people.
The unit meets term time at Heptonstall School Thursdays 6.30-7.45. We all consider running the Brownie sessions a great chance to wind down from our usual daily jobs, get all the training needed, meet new friends and it looks great on a CV!
However, this means that the unit cannot run without at least one more adult helper, preferably two (Girl Guiding rules insist on a 1:8 ratio). It also means with four adults that at any week that one leader needs to be away, there isn’t a problem. Also of course, the behind the scenes work is then shared!
I have promised to continue to do the accounts for the unit at least for now, but would also like to pass this on if any one would feel able to take over this role.
If anyone out there (aged 18+) would like to know more about helping at the unit please contact me by email . Without at least one more person the unit faces closure or at the very least, regular cancelled sessions.
The Colden Duck Race is back! The event starts at 1pm on Sunday 18th May at the New Delight Inn, Colden. Ducks will be launched at 1.30pm.
Join us for lots of fun, stalls and activities to keep all entertained and refreshments for when it gets too much.
Tickets for a duck entry are on sale in the Post Office or on the day.
Fundraising is in aid of Friends of Colden School.
Heptonstall School PFA (Parents and Friends Association) are hoping to raise some money this term to support the school in activities linked to the ‘Grand Depart‘.
We’re asking for donations of unwanted CD’s, DVD’s and electronic games (in working order and no copies please) for resale.
If you have any that you no longer need, please drop them off at the school office.