The PTFA

We're going on a Christmas Bear Hunt!

A new trail for the festive season! Open 18th-24th December. Take in the twinkly lights and enter the prize draw, £1 each, honesty box and trail sheets outside No 42, King Alfred Way, Newton Poppleford.

Thank you! You donated a mountain of bags for the Bag2School clothing collection! It was actually 1,120kg, well over a tonne of clothing, which is absolutely incredible! This equates to £336 raised for the PTFA, an amazing total, thank you so much for your support!

The 16th November PTFA AGM  took place virtually on Zoom. Minutes ands reports can be found immediately below and in the Minutes section at the foot of this page..
 
The latest minutes from PTFA meetings this Autumn Term can be found below in the Minutes and Reports section. 

***2020 Update***

Dear lovely supporters of the PTFA, 

Well last year was a bit of a disaster wasn't it!? The PTFA was able to hold a small fraction of their normal fundraising activities and events and it has hit us hard financially. For this year 2020/21 we are not expecting to be able to hold many if any of our usual big events, it turns out we organise quite a lot of mass gatherings! 

But we are bursting with ideas for covid safe fundraising and can't wait to get started! So if you can support our efforts this year, by organising, donating, or simply taking part, please do. Details of what's going on will be sent out in the School Matters newsletter, the parents Facebook group, and in bookbags. There is a virtual meeting ongoing via WhatsApp, if you would like to be added to this group, please contact Teri 07909 798441.

 

PTFA Committee 2020-2021

following the PTFA AGM on November 15th, 2020

PTFA Chairperson

Teri Murphy (Rec/Y3) terilouisemurphy@yahoo.com

Deputy Chair 

Henry Odbert (Rec/Preschool) henry.odbert@gmail.com

PTFA Treasurer

Jon Leeson-Kings (Y3,6)  jonathan.kings@philips.com

PTFA Secretary

Kate Clemens (Y3) kate.clemens@hotmail.co.uk

 

Class PTFA Representatives 2020-2021

Pre-School

 Tanisha Ellis & Kelly Downs

Reception Class

 Georgia Trengove & Gemma Joyner

Year 1

 Terrie Hall & Kelly Rogers

Year 2

 Suzanne Henderson & Vicky Cozens

Year 3

 Rich Davey & Emily Wiley

Year 4

 Liza McLean & Pia Payne

Year 5

 Kelly Maguire & Rachel Taylor

Year 6

 Becky Smith

About the PTFA

The PTFA is the parent, teacher and friends association; all staff, parents, grandparents and carers of children in the school are automatically members. And we're pretty awesome. The PTFA organises fundraising events to help support the staff and pupils at the school, providing resources, equipment, activities and school trips. Schools are desperately underfunded by the government and sadly our contribution is vital to support our children's educational experience. 

In the last couple of years we have funded staging and lighting for the hall and new dictionaries and thesauruses for the classrooms. We regularly supply water bottles and crafting resources and we have arranged for yoga workshops, dance classes, and pottery lessons. We have funded numerous school trips including sending the school choir to the Voice In A Million event in London and sending the whole school to the theatre to see a pantomime, oh yes we did! We are currently building a school allotment, a sensory garden, and funding a whole host of improvements to the outside spaces of our beautiful school grounds. 

The PTFA is a registered charity headed by a committee, elected annually at the AGM, but you don't need to be a committee member to get involved! Look out for opportunities to bake, donate, volunteer, attend a meeting, or share your fundraising ideas. Approach a committee member in the playground (they don't bite!) or contact them via email (committee members emails above) or via the school office. 

 

2018/19/20 Outside Spaces Campaign

This year the PTFA are fundraising to improve our school's Outside Spaces, and our plans include creating a Wildflower Meadow, Sensory Garden, and Fitness Trail. This project will be ongoing as we landscape our new school grounds over the next few years.

We remain committed to providing classroom resources, school trips, and other enhancements to our children’s learning experience alongside this wider campaign.

 

My Name Tags

For every order of personalised labels for children's clothing and equipment, My Nametags.com will contribute 20% to the school. The more orders My Nametags receives the more it will donate. Please help us to return lost clothing and support the school's fundraising efforts by placing an order for labels with My Nametags. Every order placed when clicking on this link will be counted in the fundraising total for our school.

 

The Giving Machine

Join The Giving Machine for free and choose our school as a cause to support. You generate commissions by shopping online (with over 1,500 retailers including Amazon, Play.com, John Lewis, eBay, Sainsbury’s and Next). Every time you shop The Giving Machine converts your commissions into donations, you’re raising funds for free! Visit https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/how-it-works/ to sign up!

Minutes & Reports from PTFA meetings
 
Previous minutes and AGM reports can be downloaded below!
Past Events Information