St Francis PTA
Welcome Back! September 2020
Welcome back to the new school year, particularly to the new Year R pupils and parents! Hopefully everyone is back in the swing of things now! We wanted to update you on what will be happening with the PTA this academic year.
First of all, a big congratulations to Mrs Harrison (née Tilley!) who got married over the summer holidays.
A few of us met (virtually) with Mrs Harrison recently to discuss what and how we could run the PTA this year – the key priorities being to keep children, parents and carers safe, and stay in line with school and government policy.
For the foreseeable future, we won’t be holding any physical events in school as these are just too difficult to manage with so many people, and social distancing practices would not be practical. This unfortunately means there will be no Christmas Fayre this year. We will still be organising the Christmas Cards and there will be further communication on this very soon. We are also hoping to go ahead with Parents’ Presents, and are currently rethinking how we manage this.
We are very keen to organise events where possible, and we would really appreciate your input into coming up with virtual or non-contact events that we can run. For example, would people be interested in online quiz nights, competitions, monthly raffles, etc? Any ideas or feedback extremely welcome!
Any ideas you have, please comment on the PTA Facebook page or email us at email@example.com
Thank you! It’s good to be back!
The role of the School Association is to organize a variety of events for children and parents to join together for the benefit of the school. Whilst our activities are to raise money for the school, we try to do this by organizing entertaining events for all, such as children’s discos, Christmas Fayre, Easter extravaganza, parents quiz night, Summer Fayre.
Membership is open to all parents of children attending the school. The main committee is made up of an elected Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. In addition there are several sub-committees which co-ordinate specific events, and many other volunteers. Many of the big events are successful because of parents doing smaller tasks as and when they can, often at home.
The School Association meets once a month to plan forthcoming events, with sub-committee groups meeting at other times to organise specific events. All parents are openly welcome to attend the meetings. The association is always looking for additional help through attendance at committee meetings; by supporting events; and through sponsorship.
Forthcoming events can be found on the school’s website, outdoor noticeboards and by ParentMail.
The School Association have been raising money since 2002 and over the years it has raised over £80,000 which have contributed to many improvements within the School.
The current fundraising focus is to update the ICT suite throughout the whole school so that every child in the school will benefit from the new equipment. Over the last academic year, the School Association has raised £12,000 towards this.
If you would like to know more about the School Association and how you can become involved, please contact the School Office who will put you in touch with a member of the Association.
|Chair||Mrs. L. Hollier|
|Vice Chair||Mrs. H. Friar|
|Treasurer||Mr. A. Ryan|
|Secretary||Ms. S. Wong|
Please contact the PTA for any questions / fundraising ideas / feedback/ etc