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PTA Fundraising Group - Parents Teachers Association

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What is PTA?

The PTA exists to help parents become involved in the life of our school. The PTA is a fully constituted organisation. Our vetted Committee Members work together to fulfil the ethos of  'Aiming to support the school by holding fundraising events, which enables the purchasing of additional activities and educational equipment for all the children of Camphill Primary School.'

Who are we?

We are a group of parents who come together once a term to share fundraising ideas and plan activities in conjunction with the Principal.  Everyone is welcome to come along and you can join us at anytime. We are delighted to welcome four new members to our Committee this year from throughout the school. We have a Volunteer Bank of parents who help PTA at events but do not attend meetings, please get in contact with Mrs Lucinda Graham or Mrs McMaster if this is something that would interest you.

What do we do?

We have held many successful fundraising events including a Fashion Show, Craft Fairs, Christmas and Easter Quizzes, an annual Bring and Buy Toy Sale, Movie Nights, Discos, Luxury Hamper Raffles at Christmas and P6/P7 Performances, Sweet Tub Coin Challenge, Guess the name of the Bear Competition, refreshments served at Sports Days along with our very successful annual Summer Family Fun Fair.

Fundraising total June 2016 - June 2017

We are delighted to announce after hosting 14 events in school, a staggering £5,957.93 was raised during this School year period. Thank you to everyone who got involved in anyway. Please continue to support PTA in their hard work and dedication to the children of Camphill Primary School. 

What do we do with the funds?

The money raised at these events is entirely put back into school. Over the past few years the PTA has given the school:

£6,500 for a new Maths Scheme

£2,000 for a new Literacy Scheme

Funded the Healthy Breaks Recognition Scheme

Funded in 2016 a new Comprehension scheme

Provided £100 of Rainy Day toys for year group

Hosted a W5 Science Show

Provide each child with a Pancake on Pancake Day

Funded presents for each child at Christmas and a visit from Santa!

Provided an in house PTA Christmas Disco with treats and class parties

Purchased disco lights, arts and crafts resources, Christmas decorations, PR advertising posters and tables. 

M&M Productions £300 towards total costs of the performance.

We also provide a £5.00 subsidy per child, to discount the cost of transporting every pupil to their Christmas pantomime, the total annual cost to the PTA is £2,000! 

By far our largest expenditure has been the state of the art Play park! Over the last three years PTA has given a fantastic £17,000 towards the cost of this outstanding resource.

PTA Summer Fair Parents Feedback

We were delighted to receive some lovely comments including 'my children love the Summer fair, well done', 'keep doing what you are doing, the fair is very good', 'my children look forward to this event', 'nothing needs to be changed, everything is good fun'. We have also taken on board any information on additional activities you would like to see.

Upcoming Events

Our first meeting of the new term will take place on Thursday, 28th September 2017 at 8pm.  The more money we raise the more we can provide for Camphill children. We really want to hear all of your fundraising ideas and welcome new members from all areas of school.  Please come along and join our very informal PTA fundraising group! In particular we welcome our new P1 parents.

On 24th October we will host a Bring and Buy Toy Sale for each class.  Children will be asked to bring along new and good condition toys of all sorts to be sold at a very low cost. More details will follow. If you plan to tidy out some toys before Santa comes this Christmas, please keep this sale in mind!

On 26th October PTA will provide £300 towards the total cost of the M&M Productions of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame.' Every child will see the production free of charge.

At the beginning of December we will be sending home a Christmas Fireside Quiz with all pupils to help us raise funds towards our Christmas activities.

On 7th and 8th December PTA will raffle a hamper full of Christmas treats at the P1 and P2 Christmas performances. Have your £'s handy as you enter the school building!

On 18th December PTA will host a Movie Night! This is always a popular event for the children who can come along in their pyjamas. We also provide a snack on the night. Entrance price is £2.50 per child. Further details to follow.

On 18th December PTA will provide a snack and drink for each child at their in-school disco!

On 20th December we will invite a special visitor to come along with presents for the children.

During February we will have a Valentines Disco with tuck shop! Check out details in the Newsletter.

At Easter we will send home a fundraising Quiz with lots of tasty Easter Eggs on offer as the winning prize!

During the planned Sports Day Events, PTA will again be providing refreshments for sale.  We appreciate your support and hope we won't get blown away this year!

Our highly anticipated Annual Summer Fair will take place on 21st June 2018 from 6.30pm. Entrance price will be £1.50 per adult and 50p 11+ children. Much more detail will follow in the coming months.

Contact Us

For further details please contact Mrs Lucinda Graham (Chairperson), Mrs Emma Wells (Treasurer) or Mrs Claire Todd (Secretary) through the School Secretary.

 

News

20th Dec 2017
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18th Dec 2017
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18th Dec 2017
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