Introduction to The PTA
All Parents, Guardians & Staff are members of the PTA, and are welcome to any committee meetings.
Our first event of the year was the PTA AGM - where we reflected on the fun events held last year. Thanks to the huge generosity of parents and the wider community an amazing £14,051 was raised and this supported £10,598 being donated to the school. This enabled the school to buy more laptops, Beebots and a climbing frame, make improvements to reception class and to improve playtime with wall and table top games being installed.
We also took time to thank all those people who helped and supported the PTA last year, especially the PTA committee, Volunteer Network, teachers and parents who helped run stalls. Without individuals giving up their time the PTA simply couldn't hold so many fun events to raise money for the school. A special thank you was made to Nationwide Building Society and Vodafone who through employee matched funding schemes donated £5,000 to the school. If your employer offers a similar scheme or you work for either firm, please get in touch so we can help boost future fund raising.
The final act of the night was to elect the PTA committee. If you weren't able to attend the AGM and would like to join the PTA - you still can. There's no limit on the number and the more people we have the more we will be able to support. Alternatively, we are always seeking people to join our volunteer network - to be able to lend a hand running a stall or helping to set up or tidy away. If you'd like to join the committee or the volunteer network, simply email email@example.com
with your details. Thank you.
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On behalf of all the PTA welcome back and a warm welcome to all the new children and parents joining the school for the first time.
A date for your diary: our hugely popular KS1 Disco will be held on Friday 10 November at the School, doors open at 18:15. Booking forms will be available soon and we hope to see you all there. For our new Reception parents this is a lovely way to see your children with their new friends at school and a chance for you to get to know other mums and dads in the adult creche (bar).
Turning to 2017/18 we discussed our list of proposed events and set a fundraising aim of £10,000.
The school have applied for a Sports Council grant to help towards the cost of the mile a day track - so fingers crossed for positive news soon and we will donate to help see this installed shortly.
Beyond the track Mr Drury, the teaching staff and Governors are looking at other areas where the school will need support in this year - so watch this space for more details.
Last year £455 was raised by parents, friends and family installing the easyfundraising widget/app and shopping online from any of the thousands of retailers available. This year we'd love for more parents to get involved. It is really easy and doesn't increase the cost of the things you buy. To find out more, click on the following link - https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/NFAXV2
Search for Wanborough Primary School PTA and then create a new account. Download the toolbar and make your purchases through the site. A percentage of your purchase will go to the school. You can also download an app so you can shop on the move.
- Christmas cards - the children have been busily designing their cards and order forms will be with you soon.
- Bag2school - a chance to recycle all those old clothes and donate to the PTA at the same time - bags will be with you in November.
We also spent time discussing the fete and whether we should move the date and format. Options considered include April, May or early June, holding it on a Friday afternoon and early evening or on a Saturday late afternoon with a party in the evening to follow. With so many things to consider we plan to have a sub-fete team to consider options and ensure we avoid other events in the village. If you have any thoughts on the format of the fete, things you like, those you don't, ideas to improve, changes in the timings, etc. please get in touch via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your continued support. Guy