PTA needs you - Just one thing!
See above the latest flyer regarding PTA at Wallace Fields Junior School. We need you more than ever!
Covid restrictions make it difficult for the PTA to hold its normal discos, movie nights, Summer and Christmas Fairs. It makes it difficult to hold the joint events with the Infant School such as the Circus and Bonfire Night Celebrations. See below some posters and flyers with events we have held previously. Yet we still need to raise funds for more Chromebooks and other activiites and equipment which help bring the curriculum to life. We just need to be more creative in our fundraising ideas.
All parents and staff are members of the PTA and you are warmly welcomed to participate. If you are interested in helping on the PTA for just one event, doing one small thing or being much more involved please do not hesitate to contact the PTA on http://firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merry Christmas from the PTA
A Huge Happy Christmas to everyone from all at the PTA. As we all know this year has been like no other and adjusting to the new ways of working and lack of interaction and events has definitely been felt throughout the school. We want to say a Big Thank You to all the parents/carers/ grandparents for their kind donations this term, when we know how much of a strain COVID has put on all of our finances - the continued support doesn’t go unnoticed.
Just this term we have managed to raise over £2,150 via the Sponsored Run/Walk and this will go towards more Chromebooks for the school. If you do have any final sponsorship money for the sponsored miles then please do donate online at https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/14657
The Christmas Raffle also raised a phenomenal £785 and enabled us to also support many of our local businesses. The raffle has now been drawn and all winners have now been notified.
We would like to thank all of the businesses who donated prizes without payment:
- Alan Wilson dentistry
- Enayden scents
- GRAFT fitness
- Styled by Marsha personal styling services
- RBP Security services
- Light Republic photo studio
- The Click Studios photo studio
We are a relatively new PTA team and are growing which is great - we welcome all parents who might be keen to get involved, whether coming up with fabulous creative fundraising ideas, communications support, any and all offers of help are greatly appreciated. We will be scheduling our first AGM mid to late January and will share the date as soon as confirmed so please do join!
Thank you again for you support and here’s to a great and positive 2021.
It is such a challenging time for school budgets, as we have no extra funds to buy our much needed Chrome Books. So we are delighted to announce that we now have a fully functioning PTA team up and running! Mrs Mooney & Mrs Houghton have kindly agreed to take on the Chair role as Co-Chairs – They are hoping that they can entice someone to pick up the reigns in 2021 but for now they’ll take ownership. Mrs Ware has also kindly agreed to come on-board as the secretary and we have an active team of an additional six as well as Mrs Siddiqui our treasurer. If you would like to join or offer any help email email@example.com
PTA Fundraising so far since September 2020
Despite Covid restrictions the PTA have managed to do some PTA fundraising this year including:
- Christmas raffle
- Mufti mix and match day and Christmas jumper days
- Designing christmas artwork in class and then this was turned into artwork for Christmas cards and other merchandise by Cauliflower cards.
- Children virtually walked and run during PE lessons to Brighton, Year 4 to Portsmouth, Year 5 to Cambridge & Year 6 to Dover. raising sponsorship money
- DIY Christmas wreaths
- Happy bags recycling of second hand clothes and other items
- Second hand uniform sales
Keep up to date with PTA Facebook
Join the WFJS PTA FB group to keep up to date. https://www.facebook.com/groups/wfjspta
Treasurers' update 2020
Thank you so much to all those who have helped and participated in PTA fundraising. As of 18th December 2020 we have raised a fantastic £5,461 so far this Autumn. PTA Treasurer Suraya Siddiqui
The breakdown is as follows:
|Mix & Match Day||£235|
|School Uniform Sales||£25|
|Christmas Jumper Day||£399|
We would encourage parents/carers who have sign up to help the PTA as class rep to help co-ordinate teachers gifts as well as organise volunteers to man events such as fairs and cake sales when they return. If you are able to help with one of these vacant roles please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking to arrange a virtual PTA meeting soon, please contact us if you are interested in taking part.
Please find below the minutes from our last PTA meeting and from the AGM.
Cake sale nut policy
We are a nut free school, but appreciate that many cake manufacturers state that their products may contain traces of nuts. We would advise very strongly that any child, who may be allergic to nuts avoids purchasing these cakes at our PTA cake sales. There are some homemade cakes and we have asked that these do not contain nuts, however we cannot guarantee that they are completely safe and appropriate, so it is at the parents’ discretion whether they allow their child to consume these home-made cakes at PTA cake sales. We will label the tables, so it is clear which cakes are homemade and which are manufactured.
PTA are in the great position now of being able to claim back Gift Aid on donations. That’s 25% (an extra 25p for every £1) for every donation if you are a UK taxpayer. If you would like to donate to the School Fund with Gift Aid claimed, please use this link https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/8007. The PTA is a charity and can claim gift aid whereas the school cannot as it is not a charity. We also claim gift aid on sponsorship, school fair entrance donations and other donations.
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for Wallace Fields Junior School PTA? It’s a really easy way to help the school raise funds - Sign up via https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/wfjspta and once you have created an account, you can set your preferences to have gift aid claimed as well. The retailers include Sainsbury's, Tesco, Amazon, Ocado, Waitrose, ebay, Argos, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline, Expedia and Thomas Cook to name but a few.
If you think you might forget to shop each time via easyfundraising then the Donation Reminder will help you. It provides a little reminder every time you shop online - https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/donation-reminder
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. You can register using your normal Amazon account and choose Wallace Fields Junior School PTA as your preferred charity. https://smile.amazon.co.uk Happy shopping!
See below past events the PTA have run to fundraise for Wallace Fields Junior School.
Many companies throughout the UK offer employees the chance to boost their fundraising efforts by 'matching' the money they raise. It really is money for nothing, and your PTA could double the amount of cash it raises with very little effort. Please contact your Human Resources department to check if your company run a scheme and can give you a form to fill in. For more information about Match Funding go to http://www.pta.co.uk/funding/faqs-match-funding.aspx
WFJS Trustees Report
The WFJS PTA Trustees report 2016/17 is attached below which outlines the activities held during the year, money raised and how the money was spent.