The PTFA have continued their fund raising efforts. They held a Summer Fair, Design a Christmas Card and Halloween Disco as they have done in previous years. They have paid for sports kit, T-shirts for the Choir and contributed towards drink bottles for every child in school.
In September 2018 they came first in the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ vote, they were awarded £4000 to fund a canopy for the KS1 yard. This was fitted successfully in November. The total cost of the canopy was £4650.00, the shortfall of £650.00 was paid using PTFA funds.
Following the last committee meeting and on the PTFA WhatsApp chat the group decided they couldn’t commit a condensed amount of time to hold Summer Fair in 2019, the committee would prefer to run regular school disco’s which will hopefully generate a similar income. They therefore bought DJ equipment and lighting costing £1125.20. This will be used to put on disco’s and Year 6 proms. It can play music using CD’s, Laptops or mobile phones, which ensures the equipment dances us well into the future! They are planning a Masquerade Spring Ball to be held on the 20th March 2019.
The PTFA, together with David Smith, are submitting a bid to the Gannow Big Local Community fund. This is to fund a perimeter fence around the grassed area between our school and the medical centre on Tabor Street. David has been liaising with our local council to get permission to incorporate this area into school grounds and the PTFA are soon to submit an application form to the Gannow Big Local. Watch this space!
All parents and teachers are automatically members of the PTFA. We value everyone’s input, support, energy and time given. Whether you run an event, volunteer to help out at a fair, or even just offer your ideas. So do look out for meeting dates and come along if you would like to help out.
Role of the Chair – Charlotte Hardiman
To run the meetings and co-ordinate the running of PTFA events throughout the year. This includes working with the headteacher to decide the way in which the PTFA can best help enhance the learning and opportunities for the children at the school.
Role of the Treasurer – Cheryl Tipping
Making up of floats, collecting, counting and banking of proceeds. Keeping a close check on budgets and spending to ensure maximum fundraising at each event. To prepare an account of all money raised and money spent throughout the year.
Role of the Secretary – Shopna Picton
Write up the minutes of every PTFA meeting and distribute them to the members. With the help of the Chair, prepare agenda’s for the meetings, and during the meetings take notes of items discussed and matters decided upon.
How can I help?
- Attend the meetings and possibly join the committee
- Attend the fundraising events with your family
- Bring ideas to the meetings or pass them on through school if you cannot attend
- Volunteer to help organise an event
- Volunteer to help out at an event
- Volunteer time and/or expertise
- Donate goods/items (details of which are needed will be updated on our upcoming events section)
- If you would like to get involved, come along to a meeting – details of which are posted around the school and on the school newsletters
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Leave a note at the school reception