It has been fantastic this year to strengthen the PTFA and our thanks to Trudi and Kim (our new Chair and Vice Chair) for all their hard work and commitment to raising extra funds for the school. We have raised a fantastic total of £2697.00 this year.
The Parent's Forum continues to be an important group where parents meet regularly with the Headteacher to discuss how we can further improve the school. This year we have developed communication further, increased the number of after-school clubs available and reviewed the school meals service.
Thanks to all of the parents for their hard work, commitment to the school and their enthusiasm to work with us to help the school improve even further.
Last term, the PTFA worked extremely hard putting on a variety of Easter and fund raising activities for children to take part in including: an Easter raffle, cake sales, Easter Bake-Off (KS2) and Easter Gardens and Bonnets competitions (KS1 & EYFS).
Thank you to all the children and families that took part. The response was amazing and I do hope that you enjoyed taking part. As one of the judges of the cakes, I can say it was incredibly hard to choose a winner as children had taken such care and effort in their entries which looked magnificent! All together we raised £241 for the school. The PTFA have been able to use some of the proceeds of their fundraising to buy a range of new equipment for the playground to be used at play times and lunch times including: skipping ropes,hula hoops, space hoppers and other bouncing equipment.
Thank you for taking the time to read about the PTFA and we look forward to seeing you all at our upcoming events.
We are currently collecting unwanted gifts/items for future fundraising. Items must be new. Please can children bring them in and hand to their teacher or Mrs Webb.
About the PFTA
PTFA stands for Parents, Teachers and Friends Association. Every member of staff and every parent who has a child who attends Avonmouth C of E primary School are automatically part of the PTFA. We have a board of committee members who have been elected by staff and parents.
These members organise fundraising events like the Summer Fayre. The funds raised at these events can then be used in many ways, for example, buying new sports equipment or musical instruments. The committee members will hand out questionnaires to staff and parents for suggestions and these idea will then be taken to a vote at a committee meeting.
Once a year we hold an AGM, (Annual general Meeting) and ask that as many staff members and parents attend as possible. At this meeting the committee will make any adjustments to the constitution needed, propose new people who wish to be elected for a leadership role with the committee. The chair will address the attendees and let them all know how well the PTFA did with raising funds the year before, what the money was spent on and ask for opinions.
Chair - Trudi Webb
Vice Chair - Kim O'Connor
Secretary - Kate Williams
Treasurer - Emily Parrott
Head Teacher - Nicky McMahon
General Committee Member - Trudi Webb
General Committee Member - Amy Paddock
General Committee Member - Sarah Lock
General Committee Member - Lucy Salahi-ali
General Committee Member - Emily Parrott
General Committee Member - Emma Harvey
General Committee Member - Amy Smith
General Committee Member - Abbie McDuff
General Committee Member - Aimie Sage
General Committee Member - Nicola Harvey
General Committee Member - Paul Giles
How can you help?
If you are interested in becoming a committee member whether it be with a more formal role or a general member please contact the school office.
If you would like to just help here and there please get in contact. The PTFA appreciate all the help they can get.