PTA- Yelvertoft School Association
The PTA exists, firstly to promote close, positive co-operation and communication between parents, carers, teachers and others associated with the school and secondly to engage in activities which raise funds to advance the education and experiences of all children attending the school.
The PTA is a charity, registered with the Charity Commission, and bound by the terms of a constitution. Our constitution sets out how we operate as a PTA and how we conduct ourselves. The management of the PTA is vested in a committee currently comprising of 4 elected officers, PTA Committee Members and teaching staff, our 2019/2020 elected officers are as follows:
Chair: Katie Ross
Vice Chair: Bec Tew
Secretary: Melissa Treharne
Treasurer: Danny Carter
PTA Committee Members: Rupi Kaur, Susie Lawton, Steph Tye, Tracy Starkey
The PTA have been very successful with our fundraising over the past few years, especially the last few months as a new committee formed we have managed to raise £2393.78 to date. We have just managed to secure our first grant which has been kindly donated by The Lilbourne Parish Council. The funding will be used to go towards having all of the classrooms freshly decorated during the February half term. We will be continuing with our fundraising and applying for more grants throughout 2020. Some of the exciting events we have planned for 2020 are:
- School Cinema Nights
- Valentines Disco
- Easter Bingo
- Sports Day BBQ, Refreshments & Games
- Quiz & Fizz evening (Adult Only)
- Halloween Disco
- Christmas Fayre with a special visit from Santa
Our PTA are committed to working hard to raise funds for our school, but have also managed to help with fundraising events which over the last few months has generated the following:
£500 towards the whole school Christmas Pantomime.
£200 towards each class Christmas decorations for the Christmas Fayre.
£100 which went to each class teacher to cover resources and equipment for our children and hope to continue this throughout the year.
£750 towards the decorating of each classroom (the other half is covered by a grant from The Lilbourne Parish Council)
In between securing all that the PTA have managed to secure 2x free pencil bins worth over £400 one for general waste and one for recycling which you will see in our school playground in a few weeks to encourage the children in looking after the environment and recycling.
We are currently working on ordering 5 new Buddy Benches for the playing fields which are to be engraved and hopefully many more exciting things in the coming few months.
Other ways to help your PTA raise funds
Even if you are unable to volunteer at one of our events, there are many other ways you can support the fundraising of your PTA.
If you shop online you could sign up to Easy Fundraising where a number of large retailers, including John Lewis, Amazon and M&S donate cash to our charity from registered shoppers using their online link to each store.
If you are reading this as either a current parent or prospective parent we look forward to welcoming you to our next event or meeting. If you would like more information concerning the PTA or any of its events then please contact the Chair Katie Ross, PTA Committee Members or the school office for further information.
Thank you for your continued support.