Welcome to the Wallace Fields Junior School PTA
The PTA is a crucial part of fundraising for the school and they make a huge difference to funds to ensure school improvements. Your donations help us provide the little extras that make the children’s experiences in school so incredible- making learning more creative and fun, which the school budget simply doesn’t have the scope to pay for.
Autumn team was a busy term full of fun activities and fundraising. The children got to enjoy new workshops, the Christmas fair and Panto - to name a few! We hosted the fireworks, a joint event run by both infant and junior school PTAs which was a huge success and all those that attended had a wonderful time and enjoyed the show.
We have an exciting few months ahead with many big PTA events and smaller initiatives too. In February we'll be hosting a second hand uniform sale and a valentines celebration. On Friday 24th March we will be hosting a Comedy Night, and in May will see the return of the popular Race Night. We also have some fabulous Easter celebrations and competitions to look forward to.
We’d like to pull together a team of helpers to get the planning into motion for all of our forthcoming events. If you’re able to help with any aspect of the event (ideas, planning, logistics, running a stall - whatever takes your fancy and however big or small) please get in touch with us at email@example.com. We can’t do this without your help!
Join our PTA Team
Wallace Fields Junior School has an active and really friendly PTA team with the main committee consisting of the following:-
• Jade Dodd Chair
• Sarah Crowther Treasurer
• Kelly Tebbs Secretary
• Plus we have an active team of class reps and other PTA volunteers.
We are always looking for new members to join to help drive future fundraising events and idea for the coming year. We are always looking for more people to join the team with whatever skills you have to offer, great at social media management (creating posts, events and responding to queries), admin support (inc. PTA email account, school office liaison, etc), creative skills fundraising experience & lead generation, great local contacts for raffle and auction prizes, event planning, etc – we would love to hear from you all! If you would like to join or offer any help email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wallace Fields Junior School needs your fundraising donations
Any donations to the school are welcome however big or small. To donate online with gift aid, to the PTA please https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/8007#!/DonationDetails.
Keep up to date with PTA Facebook
Join the WFJS PTA Facebook group to keep up to date by going to https://www.facebook.com/groups/wfjspta.
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