PTA Committee Meeting 14.09.17 - Minutes
Dates for your Diary.....
PTA Cheese and Wine Evening & AGM: 28 September @ 7.00pm
You are cordially invited to come along to enjoy Cheese and Wine at the AGM of Edgbarrow PTA on Thursday 28 September from 7pm.
The PTA is a friendly group of parents and staff who raise much needed funds for the school through a variety of events, including the Sponsored Walk and Christmas Shopping Evening. We always welcome new members, whether you are able to help out at the occasional event or want to be involved more regularly.
As it is the AGM we will be making all roles available for re-election: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. However, we would especially welcome anyone interested in the Treasurer Role, as our current Treasurer, Julia Smith, intends to step down this year.
Sponsored Walk, 22 September
PTA will be selling canned drinks and sweets at the end of the sponsored walk this year, so please remind the students to take some money with them!
Bags2School will be collecting from Edgbarrow School on 31st October 2017. Please bring your bag (or bags!) to Reception Office any time and help us have a really good collection. Please use any strong bag to donate your items which can include adults’ and children’s clothes, shoes (tied together please), hats, belts, handbags and soft toys, (please refer to http://uk.bag2school.com/ for full details).
Christmas Shopping Evening
Date for your diary: Thursday 30 November 6.30-9pm.
Catering and Refreshments
We are pleased to inform you that the PTA will be serving refreshments at most school events, including parents’ evening, from now on.
With this increased number of events, we are keen to grow our lovely PTA Catering and Refreshment Team.
This is a great opportunity to get to know the team, and see what we do; any time you could spare would be greatly appreciated if you can spare an hour or two at any of our events, please let me know. [email protected]
About the PTA
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is an organisation of parents and staff. Its role is to encourage closer links between home and school. PTAs are best known for their fundraising work, but they have a useful social function too. Fundraising events provide an opportunity for parents, staff and pupils to get together.
The function of Edgbarrow School's PTA is to support the school in promoting activities and assist with fundraising by actively engaging in a range of events across the academic year. It also serves as a platform for parents to meet and have a voice in regards where funds are allocated.
Select links below for our fundraising initiatives-
EasyFundraising - raise funds via internet shopping
JustGiving - voluntary tax-free donations
The school's Senior Leadership Team forward requests for expenditure to the PTA and decisions are made by member consultation based on priority and fairness, for example meeting the leasing cost of the school bus and the purchase of a laser cutting machine for the Craft Design Technology department.
Besides direct fundraising, the PTA organise and run the annual Careers Evening where organisations and employers come to the school and give advice and guidance on career opportunities which are available to the pupils, this being valuable in deciding GCSE and A Level Options.
Elected PTA Committee Members
For further information regarding our PTA please contact:
Mr Andrew Johnson [email protected]