The St Mary's PTFA
Parent, Teachers and Friends Association 2018-19
There is a well established, active and effective Parent, Teacher and Friends Association (PTFA) at St Mary’s Membership is open to all parents, legal guardians or carers of children attending school, and to the staff in school. The PTFA provides a wide range of valuable support to school. The Annual General Meeting is held at the beginning of each academic year and the committee is elected annually at this meeting. Ordinary committee meetings are held at least twice a term and these are open to all parents and staff. New parents are especially welcome. To find out more please visit the PTFA section of the website.
In recent years the PTFA has generously raised funds for a trim trail and stage area in the playground, bikes for Reception, thirty laptops, books for the reading scheme, polytunnel for our school garden, computers for our ICT Suite, Community Kitchen re-fit and a bike shelter. In 2011 the PTFA funded a wooden outdoor classroom and playground equipment. In 2013, the PTFA donated funds to renew the PA system in the Hall. In 2014-15, the PTFA was able to provide funds for school to refurbish the School Library in order to encourage a lifelong love of reading. The PTFA has also refurbished a dedicated room to support children with SEND or pastoral needs. Each class receives a budget of £1000.00 per year to benefit the children. The school hall has also been refurbished, thanks to our PTFA.
Money Raised by PTFA 2017-18
Last academic Year the PTFA raised approximately £22000 Each class was again awarded £1,000.00 , this was used to subsidise trips, buy resources for classrooms etc. The PTFA also made a contribution of £2000 to school for the roof refurbishment. We have also just agreed to give £700 to the school council as they want to purchase new playground equipment which the whole school can use .
PTFA Committee Members
Jason Taylor - Chair
Amie Stocks - Treasurer
Core Group Members - Sam Berry, Christine Dempster and Adele Taylor.
Any PTFA queries should be directed to anyone of the people above.
Contact the PTFA: firstname.lastname@example.org
The PTFA also have a pigeon hole in the school office where messages can be left with Mrs Slater our School Business Manager.
PTFA Upcoming Events 2018
Christmas Cards - This term each child will design their own card which will be professionally printed and available to buy through an on line shop.
Saturday 17th November - Dinner Dance at Uppermill Civic Hall. Contact Sam Berry on 07872502341 for tables- £35.00 pp
Saturday 8th December - St Mary's Christmas Fair with St Mary's church
Saturday 15th December - Selection Box Bingo. A seasonal variation our our very popular Chocolate Bingo
Thursday 20th December - Christmas breakfast