Being a Parent, Teacher or Staff at the school means you’re automatically part of the PTA: it’s run by you for your school! We aim to run fun activities for the children and fundraise for the school. The number of activities we can run depends on the number of volunteers we have.
A Whopping Year for Fundraising!
The summer fete was the grand finale in a bumper year for the PTA. Parents set themselves the ambitious target of raising £10,000 towards the Artspace project and with your help and support over the last 12 months they have managed to smash this target and are set to raise nearly £13,000!! From Bake Sales to Dress Down Days, Quiz Nights to Sausage Sizzles our parents have really knocked it out the park this year. If you bought a raffle ticket, munched some snacks at the world cup of food, chucked a quid in a bucket on dress down days or joined our 100 club then you played your part too. A massive thank you to everyone! In addition to organising fantastic events the PTA have been instrumental in securing grants. With £9,000 from the National Lottery, £6,000 from the Foyle Foundation and £4,000 in materials from Jewson for our planned library, not to mention a £1,000 makeover for our nurture space from Ikea, these efforts are a real boost to the whole school.
We usually meet on a Friday each half term at 9am in the school (dates are on the school calendar). Everyone is welcome at the meetings so please do come along and get involved, whether by volunteering to help plan an event, baking / contributing food or simply by providing new ideas. Even if you can’t come to meetings or attend events, we are an open, friendly group of parents and we would love to encourage you to get involved in any way you can. yourPTA is only as strong as the number of volunteers we have. In other words - yourPTA needs you!
If you would like to be added to our email list, please email StoneydownPTA@yahoo.co.uk
Exciting plans for an outdoor reading area on the Junior Site are beginning to take shape! Kirsty O'Brien (outgoing PTA treasurer) successfully applied for three grants to put towards a reading space/ library to be built in the junior site playground. The school has been awarded a fantastic £9,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund, as well as £6,000 from The Foyle’s Foundation and £4,000 from the Jewson 'Building Better Communities' Fund. This together with a generous £5,000 donation from the PTA, means that they are well on their way to creating an exciting, safe space where children can enjoy reading during break and lunchtimes. See more here, and here.
The PTA are proud to support the school's mission for all our children to become life-long readers!
We recognise that there are a lot of busy working parents who can’t contribute a lot of time to the PTA. Our new 100 Club is a nice way to allow parents to contribute while also having a bit of a flutter!
Here’s how it works…you complete a membership form and Standing Order mandate for £5 a month (or £60 annually by cheque). This form is available to down load here.
This buys you one membership number and enters you into the monthly draw. The draw will take place by the second Monday of each month and one winner will take home up to £100 (depending on how many people sign up).
The remaining money goes to the school, via the PTA. To begin with, funds raised will be specifically reserved for the Artspace the school is hoping to build.
We are hoping to raise around £4,000 per year with this simple, fuss-free fundraising push.
The first draw took place in March 2018. Once all 100 numbers have been allocated, those wishing to join will be added to a waiting list for a number.
14/09/18 - PTA meeting
28/09/18 - New parents coffee morning
19/10/18 - Bake sale Fundraiser
19/10/18 - Non-uniform day Fundraiser
||Leah Armstrong Seb (yr1), Xavi (nursery)
||Eva Robins Leo (yr 1)
||Janet Basso Daniel (yr4)
||Kirsty O'Brien Robert (yr2), Jamie (reception)
||Tina Smith Riley (yr2)
|School Garden Liason:
|Summer Fete 2017 coordinator:
|| Leah Armstrong
|| Sue Power
Past Events (examples)
- Dress down days
- Christmas Disco
- Race for Life
- Spring bulb planting
- Film events
- Christmas Bazaar
- Easter fun day
- Summer Fete
- Quiz night
- Playground divider
- Table-Tennis table
- Basketball Hoop
- Nursery playhouse
- A kiln
- Play-ground equipment
- Science day activities
- Sports kits
- School trips
- Audio system for the school hall
- Musical instruments