PTA

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, so please get involved, you will be very welcome!

  PTA Halloween Treasure Hunt

We know a lot of our children usually enjoy dressing up at Halloween and visiting local houses for treats. But we also know going house to house during a health crisis isn’t a great idea. To capture a little bit of the magic of Halloween this year our PTA have teamed up with Central Estates and 50 families will have an estate agent board in their front garden. 

We know we have a lot of creative families at the school so if you want to turn your smiley board into something a little more spooky for Halloween then even better. Send the PTA a picture of your decorated board and there will be a small prize for the winner! (we can't damage the boards because they need to be reused but we think they could easily become scarecrows, witches or wizards with a little creativity). 

On the night of Halloween you might want to set your little ones the challenge of finding as many as they can.  Here is the map of where to find them, or click here to download.

Dishing out the sweets will fall to parents we’re afraid but maybe that’s for the best! 

View document map_pta3b.pdf

PTA COMMITTEE March 2019 - March 2020

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Co-ordinator:

Helen Simonds-Gooding Iris (Yr2), Elspeth (Yr1)

Co-Secretary: Lucy Dougal Nina & Mani (Yr2)

Patsy Bateman Rafe (Yr2)

Treasurer:

 

Sam Simonds-Gooding Iris (Yr2), Elspeth (Yr1)

 

Spending Officer: Leah Armstrong Sebastian (yr4), Xavi (yr2)
Fundraising Officer: Kirsty O'Brien Robert (yr5), Jamie (Yr3)

Joint Publicity & Comms Officers:

Tina Smith Riley (yr4)

Imogen Crawford (Yr4), (Yr1) 

Recruitment Officer: Claire McHardy Jimi (yr2)
Summer Fete 2021 coordinators: Paused
Teacher Representative:

Javena Wilkinson


Please email stoneydownpta@gmail.com if you would like to get involved with volunteering for the PTA. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 PTA AGM  (online) : 1st October 2020

Non-Uniform day: 23 October 2020 

Halloween Treasure Hunt: 31st October 2020 

Non-uniform day: 18 December 2020 

Get involved!

***Unfortunately we cannot meet in groups larger than 6 at the moment so our usual monthly Friday meetings are on pause.***

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@gmail.com

100 CLUB

We recognise that there are a lot of busy working parents who can’t contribute a lot of time to the PTA. Our 100 Club is a nice way to allow parents to contribute while also having a bit of a flutter!

Here’s how it works…first set up a standing order with your bank for £5 each month to the PTA, then complete the 100 club form here to join the club and most importantly make sure we have your details to pay out any winnings. The form includes all the bank details for the PTA. 

Your £5 standing order 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 win the cash prize - which is £1 for every person entered. If 55 people are signed up for that month you will win £55. Up to 100 numbers are available so the total prize could be £100.

We are hoping to raise around £4,000 per year with this simple, fuss-free fundraising push.

EXCITING NEWS!

ARTSPACE NEARS COMPLETION

Over the academic years 2018-19 and 2019-20 the PTA went in to overdrive fundraising for a dedicated Artspace at our school. We are delighted to share that the space is near completion and the £20,000 raised by the PTA over the past two years will now ensure the space is furnished and designed to a high standard. 

Much more to follow on this, huge thanks to all parents who contributed to this effort. 

READING RETREAT 

The PTA are proud to support the school's mission for all our children to become life-long readers. In 2018 we successfully bid for a number of grants to build a small reading space and library in the junior site playground. We are hugely grateful to the Big Lottery fund for our £9,000 grant, The Foyle Foundation for a £6,000 grant and the Jewson 'Building Better Communities' Fund for £4,000 worth of building materials. Together with a generous £7,000 donation from the PTA,  we have created an exciting, safe space where children can enjoy reading during break and lunchtimes. See more here, and here.

 

Past Events (examples)

  • Dress down days
  • Bake Sales
  • Christmas Disco
  • Race for Life
  • Spring bulb planting
  • Film events
  • Christmas Bazaar
  • Easter fun day
  • Summer Fete
  • Quiz nights
  • Book Sales
  • World Food Day

Past fundraising

  • Playground divider
  • Books
  • 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