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Wellesley Park Primary School PTA

 

Our current PTA committee consists of Hannah Eveleigh as Chair, Catherine Gill as Vice Chair, Matt Redstone as Treasurer and Ruth Weston as Secretary.  We also have ordinary committee members who regularly come to our monthly meetings. Everyone is welcome to come along to these. We have just set up a Facebook page to inform everyone of what is happening with the PTA. Please contact me if you would like further information or if you have any ideas to share.

 

Hannah Eveleigh 07740 612653 hannaheveleigh@hotmail.com     

 

Why do we have a PTA?

 

We are fortunate at our school to have a PTA that is and has been an integral part of the school community for a number of years. The PTA has raised thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education experience and the school’s facilities.

 

Our PTA is about much more than simply fundraising.  The PTA exists to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal.  It is fun too - just ask any of the Committee members or PTA helpers. 

 

All parents and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available. All families are automatically members of the Wellesley Park Primary School PTA when their child joins our school.

 

Not all of our events are run as fundraisers.  We also help to arrange coffee mornings where parents can come and join their children in their classes.

 

Links with local businesses

 

We have, over time, developed strong links with the local community and are always well supported by both residents and businesses, for which we are very grateful.  Many of our local shops are very generous providing donations for raffle prizes, auction items etc and some have taken part in our Christmas and summer fairs.  We also like to support local businesses. We always have our BBQ food and Christmas turkey supplied by local butcher Tim Potter. He also supplies the Sunday roast prizes for our bingo nights.

 

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

 

Our Annual General Meeting is held at the beginning of the academic year and provides an opportunity for all parents to come along and hear in more detail about the work of the PTA, the events we have run, the funds we have raised and how the money has been spent.  It is also the occasion when we elect our new committee members.

 

Our Committee

 

Our current PTA committee consists of Hannah Eveleigh as Chair, Catherine Gill as Vice Chair, Matt Redstone as Treasurer and Ruth Weston as Secretary.  We also have ordinary committee members who regularly come to our monthly meetings. Everyone is welcome to come along.

 

How we raise money

 

Like most PTAs, the majority of our funds are raised through the events that we run.  Some of our most popular events are the Summer Fair, Christmas Fair, Discos, Bingo nights, Quiz nights, Mother’s Day Hampers, Father’s Day Shop.

 

We also try to respond to the children’s requests; it is great to see them having fun at the events or enjoying using a piece of new equipment that the PTA has donated.

 

We raise money in other ways too. Donations from parents are extremely important.  You can donate time, money, items for sale, raffle prizes and auction lots or offers of services and skills. 

 

How we spend the money we raise

 

Following a fundraising event the money is banked straight away.  It is at our PTA Committee meetings, that the decisions on how to spend the money are agreed. Usually, Miss Gabriel our head teacher, will have a ‘wish list’ of items that the school and teachers would like the PTA to consider funding.

 

We have helped to fund outdoor play equipment, school trips, maths games, video equipment, visits from storytellers and much more.

 

We always endeavour to spend our funds in ways that will benefit all our children across all areas of the school and curriculum. 

 

How we get information to the parents

 

We send out PTA letters after each meeting. The letters include information on forthcoming events and dates plus requests for assistance, when we are planning large events.   We also let you know how much was raised at each event and what the money will be spent on. The letters are also available on our school website. We have also set up a Facebook page with information about what is going on.

 

Please contact me if you would like any further information or have any ideas to share.

 

 

Hannah Eveleigh – PTA Chair

07740 612653 hannaheveleigh@hotmail.com

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