The Parent, Teacher & Friends Association (PTFA) are a group of parents who, along with the support of staff and other members of the community, organise events and activities to raise money for the school. In a time when budgets are tight their role is invaluable in ‘putting the icing on the cake’ by way of purchasing resources and funding projects the school would otherwise not be able to afford. A core committee oversee the coordination of events but offers of help are always appreciated whether that be time, energy or other simply other fundraising suggestions.
Having already contributed £5,500 to buying new iPads and laptops, our target is to raise £6,000 during the current educational year. As well as extra equipment for learning, we like to put money towards school trips, therefore lowering the cost to parents.
As part of the PTFA relaunch, a competition was run to create a new logo – congratulations to Oscar in Year 5 for his winning design!
On an ongoing basis, we are planning to run regular film nights, as well as the ever-popular Christmas fayre and Christmas shopping evening. We will be running the school discos and providing refreshments at events such as Sports Day.
Because we want to improve the support we can give to the school in the future, we will be using these events and activities to raise the profile of the PTFA. If anyone has any feedback or ideas on how and what we do, we would love to hear from you. Our email address is currently firstname.lastname@example.org
Offers and ways to help raise money for your PFTA
There are several ways you can all help us to raise money for the school to spend on improving the children’s learning:
If anyone shops on amazon, the PTFA is now a registered charity on Amazon Smile. To help us raise money from your Amazon shopping, use the following link and search for “Wingrave” then select “Wingrave School Pta”. Doing this will mean we receive 0.5% of the price of your Amazon purchases. This is a great was to donate, without doing anything other than shopping!
Wingrave PTFA is signed up to Stamptastic.
Stamptastic is “the FASTEST way to name your children’s belongings. No need to iron or sew – now you can just stamp their name and its good for over 1000 washes!”
By using the following code to order from Stamptastic – HP22 4QG – you ensure the school receives 20% of your purchase price. You benefit from a great labelling system for uniforms, or anything else that needs naming, and the PTFA gains extra fundraising.
To take advantage of this great arrangement, please use this link for your shopping.
Oh, and, to make this offer even better, we can take advantage of any purchase!