Welcome to the PTFA page, where we will keep you updated on forthcoming events, monies raised and what it is spent on!
What is a PTFA?
Our 'Parents, Teachers and Friends Association' is committed to supporting the school, children and staff. We raise money to buy those little extras for the children and for the bigger projects, like the Infants Play Area and the new iPads.
Who are the members of the PTFA?
Every parent and employee of the school is automatically a member of the PTFA. All members are welcome to attend any of our meetings. We are led by a Committee, consisting of a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer together with a number of people who do not have a designated role, but who agree to be members of the committee. We are a friendly, enthusiastic and informal group!
When are the meetings?
The PTFA AGM (Annual General Meeting) is held in the Autumn Term. We then hold informal meetings either in The Club in Newnham or at School. These start at 7pm and last roughly one to one and a half hours. We discuss upcoming events and fundraising ideas amid a great deal of laughter!
What have we done for you lately?
We had a busy summer term raising £29.20 with the Father's day gifts - making rocky road which all the children enjoyed taking part in.
Nicky Moscrop's team at the Armoury Hall teas and coffee morning had a good turn out, even though it was on the same day as the street fair and made a good sum of money.
We raised £180 with our Hoopla stall at the street fair and everyone seemed to have a good time.
We made £323 with our summer raffle which was drawn at the school's birthday party. Everyone was very generous both with the prizes and with buying tickets.
We have raised a grand total of £2804.24 from September 2016 to July 2017!
A big thank you to everyone who has supported us throughout the year, whether that's in volunteering, donating goods and/or attending our events! We do make an amazing team!
What does the money get used for?
Our new project is to support fundraising for the school development plan and due to the success of our fundraising this year, we have already been able to contribute £1950 towards to work in the Reception class area and we have bought an educational, colourful new rug for the new classroom.
Watch this space!
How do I get involved?
New ideas are always welcome, as are volunteers to help at any event or donations for our various stalls. Please feel free to have a chat with any of the Committee Members or come along to any meeting to offer your support - you will be made welcome at any time!
Our AGM will be held on Wednesday the 20th of September at 6pm in the school.
Everyone is very welcome to attend, old and new friends alike! We look forward to seeing you there with great fundraising ideas and enthusiasm for fun!
SECRETARY: Rachel Rand
TREASURER: Eve Hatch