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.
PTA Summer Fete: fun, fun, fun - and fundraising success!
This year’s summer fete was a huge success! We had great fun, great weather and a great time was had by all. Thank you to all parents, carers, aunts, uncles, grandparents, brothers, sisters and children who came along to the summer fete and made it a day to remember. An especially big shout out to the behind the scenes masterminds (you know who you are!) and the army of parent volunteers and teachers who set up, ran stalls and cleared up on the day.
The fete (along with the estate agent boards and raffle) raised the amazing total of £6,481!
The PTA parent volunteers have had a busy year and raised an incredible £14,312.
We will be working with the school (and the new Head) to make sure the money is spent where it will be of most benefit to the children of Stoneydown. Recently the PTA have funded the outdoor Reading Retreat on the Junior Site, the bench around the willow tree on the Infant Site, musical instruments, sports equipment, books, the playhouse and mud kitchen for Nursery, paid for art trail registration and subsidised the Y6 residential for low income families.
This year we will need plenty of volunteers to help run events (or come up with new ones) and create amazing memories for our children - please do come along to a meeting or drop us a line on: stoneydownPTA@yahoo.co.uk
PTA COMMITTEE March 2019 - March 2020
Diane Leeming Theo (Yr4), Macy (Yr1)
Alice Aitken Edie (Yr1)
||Lucy Dougal Nina & Mani (Yr1)
Patsy Bateman Rafe (Yr1)
Vice or Co-Treasurer:
Janet Basso Daniel (yr6), James (Yr1)
||Leah Armstrong Sebastian (Yr3), Xavier (Yr1)
||Kirsty O'Brien Robert (yr4), Jamie (Yr2)
Joint Publicity & Comms Officers:
Tina Smith Riley (yr4)
||Helen Simonds-Gooding (Yr1), (R)
|School Garden Liason:
||Claire Kelly Thomas (Yr6)
|Summer Fete 2019 coordinators:
Liz Ewen (Yr3), (Yr1)
Christine Cullen (Yr3), (R)
|| Sue Power
PTA Meeting - 13th September 2019 - 9am, Infant site
New Parents' Coffee morning - 27th September 2019 - 9am, Infant site
Non-uniform day - Friday 18th October
Bake Sale - Friday 18th October - 3.30pm, Infant site
PTA Meeting - 8th November - 9am, Infant site
Christmas Disco - 5th December, Infant site
Book Sale - 12th December
Non-Uniform day - 20th December 2019
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
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.
The Stoneydown Reading Retreat outdoor reading area on the Junior Site is now OPEN! Kirsty O'Brien 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 £7,000 donation from the PTA, means that we have created 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!
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 night
- Book Sales
- World Food
- 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