Woodmansterne school receives additional money through fundraising by the Parent, Teacher and Friends Association (PTFA). Over the past few years our fundraising events have included a disco and movie night for the children, a Christmas and Summer fayre, a quiz night for parents and school staff as well as many cake and ice cream sales after school.
Each year money raised by the PTFA pays for all children in the school to go on trips free of charge so no child is disadvantaged, fruit given to children in years 3-6, as this is not supplied by Government funding and other extras. Without the PTFA these events/experiences would not happen.
This year we have a number of parents who have volunteered to form the core team (including chair, secretary, treasurer) which will lead the PTFA. But all parents with children at the school are automatically part of the PTFA and welcome to join in with the fundraising. We are a friendly bunch who would like more parents to be involved.
As in previous years, we will only be successful if other parents volunteer as class reps and to help at fundraising events - these cannot be run without the support of parent volunteers. The class rep role involves sharing information about PTFA activities with other parents' through a class WhatsApp group and encouraging your fellow class parents to help out at fundraising events.
How can you help?
- Sign up to your child's class WhatsApp group.
- Become a class rep, we need two per class.
- Attend the parent forum where the PTFA activities will be a standing item - the parent forum is a great way to find out what is happening at school.
- Volunteer at an event - if everyone volunteered for one hour over the academic year we could run many events and raise more money for our school.
Our children are only at school for a relatively short time. PTFA events such as Christmas Fair, International Food Evening, Spring Disco and Summer Fair will be remembered fondly by our children for a lifetime. The equipment and resources the PTFA helps fund, make learning even more engaging. Help us continue to create lasting memories for our children.
If you would like more information on how the PTFA works, how you can get involved or have any ideas, please either catch us in the playground, come along to a meeting or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or like us on Facebook: woodmansternePTFA and follow us on Twitter @WoodyPTFA
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