Please sponsor our fab teams of Marathon Running Superheroes !!

Please sponsor our fab teams of Marathon Running Superheroes !!
In less than two weeks’ time, on Sunday 8th April 2018, seven superhero members of staff and two brave Year 8 mums, are running in the Manchester Marathon, to help raise much needed funds for our school.

We have two teams of four, running the course as a relay – and Mr Armstrong is leaving his physics department to run the marathon in full (and hopefully will get a fantastic new PB time!).
Team A consists of Mrs Ogunmyiwa (Vice Principal & PTA Chair), Mr Berry (School Business & Finance Manager), Mrs Cleary (Assistant Vice Principal) and Mrs Walker (Assistant Vice Principal).
Team G (The Legs) have runners Mrs Reynolds (Head of PE), Ms Payne (Art Teacher & Year 10 Senior Tutor), Sarah Hocking (Evie’s mum, Year 8) and Nicola Stanley (Isobel‘s mum, Year 8).

Not only are these brave runners setting a fabulous example to our children and students at the school, they are hoping that all the lovely parents, friends and local companies will show their support and dig deep and sponsor them.

All money raised will go to AGGS PTA to help us buy much needed equipment and help fund educational needs for our school. Previous PTA purchases include a new fridge for food technology, picnic benches, PH monitors for science, headphones and keyboards for the music rooms, beanbags in the library, mirrors for Dance .. the list goes on. In addition, the PTA is funding for the first time this year, the end of year merit trips and also the badges for the rewards assembly; we also hope to finish the infamous ‘ledge’.

Thank you to our runners for supporting us on our wild idea, conceived in the school dining hall; we truly appreciate your time, in both running and training for this.

To sponsor the teams above, please use the following link. Sponsorship is welcome in all shapes and sizes – literally every penny counts!

Please sponsor our fab teams of Marathon Running Superheroes !!

PTA Shopping Evening, 22nd November 7pm

Shop the collections of unique gifts (over 25 stalls), be pampered and enjoy refreshments: Prosecco  bar, Indian food & Mulled wine.
Also – Raffle, Cakes and Mince Pies.

Name Product
Vintage Glow Soya wax candles, diffusers, melts, car scents
Mrs Jones Ladies wear
Miss Captain Ladies wear (some younger girls)
Jewellry by Deanne Jewellry
Its good Ethical Boutique Crafts
Little Knitted stars Knitted cushions, scarves
Molly Bennet Embroidered
Forever Living Aloe Vera Natural Products
Allison Pritchard Girls occasion wear
Cheshire Style Outlet Bags and Accessorise
The Style room Handbags, accessories
Clarins Skin care, make up
Cook of Hale Food samples
Sarah Walker Children’s jewellery (Harry Potter etc)
Arbonne Vegan & cruelty free skin care & make up
Cenghis Ilhan Leather bags, wallets and purses
Terry Traynor Celebrity photos, artwork & crafts
Maria of TempleSpa Make up artist
Chloe Sadler Hair Up dos
Claire Winter Reflexology
Bells and Roses Gifts and Home
And many many more..

Entry is 50p for students and young people, £1 for adults.

PTA Christmas Shopping Evening list PTA Christmas Shopping Evening

AGGS PTA Auction Of Promises

Altrincham Girls Grammar School’s PTA is hosting it’s very first online auction of promises, to raise much needed funds for the school. The PTA has funded lots of equipment for the school and our hope is to be able to buy more, with the help of this auction which will kickstart the 2017/18 academic year.

An auction of promises which have been donated by the generous parents and friends of Altrincham Girls Grammar School, to raise much needed funds for the AGGS PTA to spend on equipment for the school which will benefit the students.

Click here to see the auctions page

Bidding starts on Friday 6th October at 9am and finishes on Sunday 15th October at 11pm.

A Dozen Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes
A Dozen Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes
Homemade & Decorated Luxury Christmas Fruit Cake
Homemade & Decorated Luxury Christmas Fruit Cake
Cookies, Muffins & Brownies for One Form, at Rec !
Cookies, Muffins & Brownies for One Form, at Rec !
Christmas Wrapping Service for 10 presents
Christmas Wrapping Service for 10 presents
Lunch for 2, at the award winning `Mi & Pho` Vietnamese Restaurant
Lunch for 2, at the award winning `Mi & Pho` Vietnamese Restaurant
AGGS Afternoon Tea for a Group, Team or Form - served by The Staff.
AGGS Afternoon Tea for a Group, Team or Form – served by The Staff.
Delicious Homemade Cake - flavour of your choice!
Delicious Homemade Cake – flavour of your choice!
The Kitchen Gadget Co WHOOPIE PIE MAKER
The Kitchen Gadget Co WHOOPIE PIE MAKER
Voucher for `Mini Pamper Session` at Nail Art, Altrincham
Voucher for `Mini Pamper Session` at Nail Art, Altrincham
Literacy Homeware set (Chopping board, apron & cushion cover) by `Bespoke Verse`
Literacy Homeware set (Chopping board, apron & cushion cover) by `Bespoke Verse`
10 x Music ( Piano) Lessons or Accompaniment Sessions
10 x Music ( Piano) Lessons or Accompaniment Sessions
Work Experience at Styles & Wood
Work Experience at Styles & Wood
A `Not On The High Street` Ultimate Stationery Hamper
A `Not On The High Street` Ultimate Stationery Hamper
Voucher for a Personalised Family Tree Papercut by Kyleighs Papercuts
Voucher for a Personalised Family Tree Papercut by Kyleighs Papercuts
6 Sessions of One-One Personal Performance Coaching, by Isra Altayar
6 Sessions of One-One Personal Performance Coaching, by Isra Altayar
A3 Manchester Skyline Print (unframed) - by NOTH`s 2by2 Creative
A3 Manchester Skyline Print (unframed) – by NOTH`s 2by2 Creative
1 Hour Online `Mindfulness for Anxiety` by Katie Sheen
1 Hour Online `Mindfulness for Anxiety` by Katie Sheen
Delicious Homemade Cake, serves 16
Delicious Homemade Cake, serves 16
2 x £35 Voucher for Foot Respect Orthotics
2 x £35 Voucher for Foot Respect Orthotics
Urban Mist Designer Bobble Hat
Urban Mist Designer Bobble Hat
2 course Home cooked Indian Meal for 4 people
2 course Home cooked Indian Meal for 4 people
A Holiday for up to 6 people in the Lake District
A Holiday for up to 6 people in the Lake District
First in for Lunch for a week for 4 students
First in for Lunch for a week for 4 students
Personalised Characterised Family Canvas
Personalised Characterised Family Canvas
French Raclette Meal for 4 Guests
French Raclette Meal for 4 Guests
Molton Brown Bath and Shower Gels x 4 (300ml each)
Molton Brown Bath and Shower Gels x 4 (300ml each)
Paintball Day Out for 10 People
Paintball Day Out for 10 People
A Gujarati (Indian) Thali Vegetarian Meal for 4
A Gujarati (Indian) Thali Vegetarian Meal for 4
Personalised Mug, Plate or Frame
Personalised Mug, Plate or Frame
2 x Man United v Huddersfield Tickets, at Old Trafford On Saturday 3 February 2018
2 x Man United v Huddersfield Tickets, at Old Trafford On Saturday 3 February 2018
FastPass into Lunch for 4 students on Chip Day, for 2 consecutive Fridays
FastPass into Lunch for 4 students on Chip Day, for 2 consecutive Fridays
One Hour One-One Session on Interview Coaching & CV Creation
One Hour One-One Session on Interview Coaching & CV Creation
Christmas Wreath Making Workshop for 2
Christmas Wreath Making Workshop for 2
Own Clothes Day for a Whole Form !!
Own Clothes Day for a Whole Form !!
Christmas Hamper full of Homemade Christmas Goodies
Christmas Hamper full of Homemade Christmas Goodies
One Adult or Children`s Sewing Class, with Sew Creative
One Adult or Children`s Sewing Class, with Sew Creative
6 Body Conditioning Session for 2 people at Fun Fit in Cheadle
6 Body Conditioning Session for 2 people at Fun Fit in Cheadle
4 Front Row Seats at the AGGS Christmas Music Concert
4 Front Row Seats at the AGGS Christmas Music Concert
A Statement Necklace from Thea&Me, chosen from The Pebbles Collection
A Statement Necklace from Thea&Me, chosen from The Pebbles Collection
3 Days Work Experience at Brazen - the NW `Large PR Agency of the Year 2017`
3 Days Work Experience at Brazen – the NW `Large PR Agency of the Year 2017`
One Week Pass for 4 Students for Lunch at the AGGS 6th Form Cafe
One Week Pass for 4 Students for Lunch at the AGGS 6th Form Cafe
Pony Pamper Session - Escape to the country!
Pony Pamper Session – Escape to the country!
60 Minute Full Body Massage by Mobile Therapist
60 Minute Full Body Massage by Mobile Therapist
2 x £10 Vouchers for Ironing Services with All Ironed Out?
2 x £10 Vouchers for Ironing Services with All Ironed Out?
Mother and Daughter Pamper Session by professional Make Up Artist
Mother and Daughter Pamper Session by professional Make Up Artist
A Dozen Nutella Cupcakes
A Dozen Nutella Cupcakes

Christmas Raffle

The draw is this Friday and prize winners will be notified by Monday 19th December.

As well as the brilliant prizes listed below Bea Fit have donated:

  • Five Free Power Plate Sessions
  • Four Free Pole Fitness Sessions

iPad mini - 1st Prize for the Christmas RafflePrizes:

  1. Space Grey Apple A7 iPad Mini 2 Wi-Fi 16GB
  2. £100 Trafford Centre Gift Card
  3. Family Celebration Hamper
  4. Festive Hamper
  5. Mother & Daughter Hamper

Other prizes include:

Afternoon Tea for Two – The Cake Gallery, Bowden.

Garden Designer Visit – Lane End Cottage Gardens, Lymm.

Learn To Skate Six-Week Course – Silverblades Ice Rink, Altrincham.

Voucher – Andrew Collier Photography, Lymm.

Voucher – Ian Robinson Photography, Lymm.

The PTA appreciate your support and would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Bringing The Ledge to life…

You may have heard some talk about ‘The Ledge’ – the current renovation project that the PTA is raising funds for. We hope you have anyway, since your valuable input has helped shape the project via the school council. But we’re finding that some mums, dads and carers don’t seem to know much about it, so we wanted to share a little update with you all on this exciting project.

So, first things first, what’s it all about? The Ledge is the name that’s been given to the outdoor space we’re going to makeover, that runs from the car park entrance up to school. It may not look like much at the moment, but we really believe that with a little work, this could be a much more attractive part of the school grounds and, crucially, once covered, an additional area for girls to use at break and lunch.

It’s a big space though, at around 17 metres long, so it’s not cheap. We’ve looked at a number of options but we’ve now found the company we’re going to use, and the cost for the initial phase will be £20,000. Sounds a lot, yes, but if you divide it by around 1250 girls it’s just £16 each. That said, it’s taken us about 18 months to raise this, whilst still continuing to support other funding requests such as new food processors for food tech lessons, new flooring for the dance studio, entrance fees for enterprise challenge schemes and much more.

So here’s what it looks like now:

Ledge-before

And here’s what we hope it will look like after:

Ledge-after

The good news is we have the money for phase one and we’ll be getting it underway in August, ready for use in September for the coming academic year.

But we’ll need your help to complete it with the flooring and mosaic which will cost up to £15,000 more.  Help us make that happen by making a donation to The Ledge. To pledge your support email: ptasecretary@aggs.bfet.uk

Richard Sawyer, who has been our chairman for many years and is now retiring, has worked closely with the school council to take the feedback of all students into account and said: “As I come to the end of my tenure as chairman of the PTA, I’m absolutely delighted to see The Ledge come to life. I’ve been really proud to work with the staff, pupils and parents at AGGS to make this a reality and it’s a great legacy to leave behind. I hope that parents will continue to support the PTA next year to complete the project, so that it becomes an even better space for the girls to enjoy during break times.”

AGGS Parent Teacher Association Blog

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