Thank cookie it's Friday...time for the Friday Tuck-in
Kindly sponsored by Healthy Snacks Ltd
As many families will be aware, the PTA has run a very successful tuck shop for several years.
We are hugely grateful to parents who have given up their time to bake and/or sell items on a Friday morning - thanks also to the very many families who support it. The children love it and it has raised nearly £8,000 in 2018/19 and 2019/2020 alone - even though it only ran for half of 2019/2020. Many parents offered it as a Friday reward.
We cannot run tuck shop at present, but we are keen to keep this Friday treat going and raise money for the PTA at the same time.
So, from Friday 16 October, the Friday Tuck-in will begin.
Children will be allowed to bring in a cake/cookie or biscuit treat from home for their morning snack (instead of fruit) in exchange for a donation to the PTA. We suggest £1 per child or £2 per family, per week, but what you give is up to you. We are very grateful for any donations. The treat could be a home-baked or shop bought item. Some families might choose to bake for others if this can be done within current COVID-19 guidelines. Please remember that St Cuthbert's is a nut free school (and note that our sponsors make products that are not suitable for those with a nut allergy and cannot be brought into the school).
Please donate here https://paypal.me/pools/c/8tc5VsA1Zx
You could donate for the term - although you might choose not to tell your child you have done so
There are 8 Fridays in school between 16 October and breaking up for Christmas. If you do not have a PayPal account please do not send money into school, but instead see if a parent with an account can assist you or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Why would I donate money so that I can send in food from home?
Friday Tuck-in is a way of maintaining the Friday treat at school for the children and maintaining PTA income at a time when we cannot run tuck shop - one of our biggest earners. The donation is made so that your child can have the reward of a sweet treat on Friday instead of a piece of fruit. Taking part is entirely optional in the same way that tuck shop is.
The Friday Tuck-in recipe of the week
We would also like to have a Friday Tuck-in recipe of the week, ideally with photos of the finished product and perhaps photos of the children cooking if they are allowed to appear on the school website. Children and parents can send in recipes for the Tuck-in of the week to their class rep or the PTA email address, but we will prioritise recipes sent in by children. We hope to display a different recipe each week. If you send a recipe in that is not yours (i.e. it's from a book or website), please credit the author.
Mery Barry (Year 80)
Mery joined St Cuthbert's in 1940, 5 years before it opened.
Mery loves baking and has shared her recipe for cheese and banana cupcakes with us.
3 mashed bananas
250 grated cheese of your choice
Mix the ingredients together. Spoon into cupcake cases. Chill for one hour. Enjoy!