PTA

The PTA is a group of parents that work with the school to help organise events and fundraising activities. Money raised helps to buy extras for the children and their classes. If you are interested in becoming a member of the PTA please come along to a meeting or speak to Mrs Spain.

Our PTA members are working closely with the School Council this year so that both groups can support one another. We are in need of new laptops for our children and it would be good to help the school to fund this resource.

This year the PTA have served tea, coffee and cake to our visitors during coffee mornings where we have raised for funds for many different charities as well as celebrating the work of the children in school.

If you have any fundraising ideas or wish to attend any of our PTA meetings please come along - you can find the dates on our newsletters or ask a member of staff to let you know when the next meeting is.

Meeting notes
PTA Meeting - 16th October 2018

Present

Kathleen Spain, Philippa Watton, Lisa Chapman, Maria Watton, Sophie Scaratt and Donna Plant. Apologies from Jenny Farrall (Jenny has previously given her ideas for this meeting with KS)

Welcomed Maria, Sophie and Donna to our PTA, we are looking forward to working with you all during future events.

Christmas Fair – Saturday 24th November 11-1pm                                       

Stalls are as follows:-

  • Reception – Christmas decorations
  • Year 1 –
  • Year 2 –
  • Year 3 / 4 –
  • Year 5 / 6 – Christmas decorations
  • Food – Turkey, stuffing batches (cranberry & apple sauce) Maria to man this stall – drinks available – cans and cartons.
  • Amelia’s toys – Booked and confirmed
  • Lisa’s Brik-a-brac – 2 tables – Booked and confirmed
  • Bows, bobbles – Booked and confirmed
  • Santa – to be confirmed - £3 with a gift – own photos to be taken this year -
  • Hook a prize – Sophie to man this stall.
  • Pick a stick from the box – if your colour wins you win a prize – 20p – win a bag of Harribo Sophie to man this stall
  • Find the snowman’s nose – (grid) 50p a go –  Two School council to man this stall
  • Sweet cart – Christmas plates – booked and confirmed
  • Cake stall – Maria has offered to bake a selection of cakes – Philippa to man this stall
  • Teddy Tombola – prize a time – Philippa to man this stall
  • Raffle – Kathleen to man this stall
  • Buy a card - £1 a turn – win £25 if card is chosen.
  • Christmas cards – 2 school council to man this stall.

Rotary shoe box appeal

We have now received the boxes and the school council and PTA will work together to help complete 20 boxes. We have had a donation of approx. 40 pairs of gloves from a parent. The PTA members have offered to take a box each. One box will be placed in the staff room and an email sent to ask if they are happy to add any donations or £2 to help pay for the delivery of the boxes. The PTA appreciate this.

A note will be going out with the newsletter after half term asking for donations and explaining why we are helping the Rotary club.

Date of next meeting 9:10am 6th November In the hall (please enter through the white hall doors)

2019

Hi

Happy New Year to you all.

I have a special fundraiser I'm hoping you will all be on-board to help with. I have booked an assembly visit and preliminarily booked cookies to arrive. I have attached a leaflet to let you see and ordered the resources offered. Please email me your thoughts and any ideas you would like to bring to our next meeting. I look forward to hearing from you.

Present
Kathleen Spain, Jenny Farrall, Sue Whyte, Jenny Parker, Maria Watton, Donna Plant, Lisa Chapman, Jacqui Coombes. Apologies Phillipa Watton. 

Welcome to the new members.


Computers requested by Miss Dunn -10 computers at a cost of between £100-£150 each,  to be used for coding. PTA have agreed to pay for five computers Our recent raffle and cake sale are to be contributed to the computer fund £85.50. 

Some of the new members commented WE FEEL THAT RECEIVING A TEXT A WEEK BEFORE AN EVENT IS REALLY HELPFUL AND AGAIN THE DAY BEFORE TO JOG MEMORIES, THE BOARDS OUTSIDE ON THE PLAYGROUND AM AND PM AND VERBAL SHARING IS TAKEN IN MORE THAN A LETTER THAT MANY DON'T READ OR EMAIL THAT MANY DON'T ACCESS.

 

  • Family Games Evening.
  • Bingo
  • Talent Show -  school council are at present working on this as a project.
  • Movie Night -  open to all a family movie with a warm drink and cake, cookie
  • Book Sale -Children to bring in books that we can sell
  • Donate old school Uniforms to sell
  • Get in with Sustran to donate or come into school to make flower pots/men in sheds then we can sell them
  • Work with Westminster Families Community Group -half terms /Summer breaks
  • The following were suggestions. ( It was suggested the fair might need a change with more games stalls.)
  • Summer Fair/Xmas
  • Guess how many Lego in a jar
  • Throw a sponge at your teacher
  • How many Balloons in a car
  • Bounce a ping pong in a pot
  • Cakes - this is a good stall and will run as at present
  • Bric a brac - we do this at present
  • Tombola bottle -  this can only be juice, pop, bubble bath etc No alcohol 
  • Fly Trap Tape Teacher to wall sell tape
  • Golden Ticket - Children design a choc bar wrapper and 1 has golden ticket in. This is a good idea for Easter rather than win an egg. Children purchase a chocolate bar and pay 50p to design a wrapper. Lucky winner will win chocolate themed prize.
  • Penny Wars- each class has a empty jar to fill and the most pennies from the class win a prize.- Possible prizes, time in te adventure playground on a Friday afternoon, class own clothes day. 
  • Ask Local firms to donate
  • Costco
  • Aldi
  • Asda
  • Pet shops
  • Brio Lesuire
  • David Lloyds
  • Freedom
  • Silly Billys 
  • Vue
  • Hungry Horse
  • Dynamite dance
  • Free dome
  • Adventure golf - Cheshire Oaks.
     

Next meeting will be held at 9:05 am 23rd April 2019. Please try to bring a friend.

 

 

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Westminster Primary School

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Ellesmere Port,
Cheshire,
CH65 2ED

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