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Welcome to the Stamford Park Junior School's PTA page...

 

WHO ARE WE, AND WHAT IS OUR ROLE?

 

The Parents’ and Teachers’ Association at Stamford Park Junior School is a registered charity formed with the goals of raising money and having fun. The PTA is an integral part of the school community, and in addition to fundraising, we put on events that bring the families of SPJS together.

In recent years, the PTA have helped to fund a wide range of extras for the school including the refit of the ICT room, a piano, along with numerous in school performances, contributions to school trips and parties, plus year 6 leavers presents.

The PTA would like to thank everyone who has supported us by either donating or giving their time helping out at events throughout the year. All support is truly appreciated and the monies raised directly benefit the students of the school. Thanks to our fundraising efforts and the support of parents, we have been able to raise over £8,000 pa in recent years.

 

HOW DO WE ACHIEVE THIS?

 

The PTA is made up of a committee of people - parents and teachers - who meet regularly to plan events and activities, and is supported by a team of parent-volunteers who give their time to help out at these events. Each year we welcome new parents to come and join us and bring fresh ideas and energy.

 

Activities can vary from year to year, but our efforts are generally focused on the following:

 

  • “Back to School BBQ”- this usual takes place on a Friday evening early in September it is an opportunity for pupils and parents to get to know each other and a great start to the school year.
  • Our ever popular “Beetle Drive” a really fun family event and always has a waiting list for tickets!
  • The “BIG Disco” is always a much anticipated event for the all of the Junior school pupils.
  • The Summer Fun Day – this is a joint event with the Infant School - filled with fun, food and activities.

 

Along with these key events we hold various cake sales, raffles, clothing collections and other new events each year.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?

 

Any help you can give from as small as helping on a stall for half an hour or just giving ideas is always appreciated. Whatever we raise benefits  your children.

     

WHAT IS OUR GOAL FOR THIS ACADEMIC YEAR?

 

This year we are raising money to pay for new lighting for the upper and lower Junior playgrounds. We are hoping to get the lighting in place before the end of 2017, enabling the sports clubs to continue their training in the darker winter months.

We are also hoping to invest in some new seating in the playgrounds, along with new plants to brighten up the Centenary garden and the school planters.

AGM October 2017 Chair’s Report

 

The PTA at Stamford Park Junior School is made up of parent and teacher representatives who meet as a committee every term and have two roles:

  • To organise social activities for the school community
  • To raise extra funds through these activities for the benefit of the children and for other charities.

 

This report covers 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017.

 

The first PTA event of the year was the annual “Back to School BBQ” this was once again an immensely successful event and was enjoyed by both children and parents, with many of the previous year 6 returning for the event. We were again fortunate with the weather and hope to continue this fabulous start to the school year each September weather permitting.  

 

In November the ever-popular Beetle Drive returned, once again this event sold out. This event continues to be an extremely fun night and raised £525.

We also joined with the Infants PSG in November to hold a Christmas raffle. This raised around £850 for the PTA.       

 

Our Christmas fundraiser was again Christmas cards designed by the children.  The funds raised from this (£575) enabled us to contribute £50 per class to the children’s class parties they held in the week before the Christmas break. 

 

In the following term, we took part in a bag2school collection in January.

The “Big Disco” returned in February, this is a hugely popular event by the children and once again Mr Scotson did an amazing job entertaining them.

We also held a Cake Sale in March raising around £140, the funds raised were used by the Eco Council to buy plants for the Centenary garden and other planters around the school.

 

A second bag2school collection was made in June, followed by the annual joint Summer Fun day.  This is always our biggest fund-raising event; it is also one of the events that the children really enjoy which makes all the hard work that goes into this event worthwhile. 

 

In July the PTA organised the leavers’ hoodies for year 6 and paid for dictionaries and memory sticks for each of the leaving Year 6’s, costing in total around £550. The PTA also contributed this year to the Year 6 leavers’ disco.

 

With the funds raised, we have contributed £1380 to various trips, plus visits from external organisations and equipment. 

 

The support the PTA receives from parents/carers is vital to its success, each of the events mentioned above are coordinated and run by volunteers. These volunteers do an amazing job raising much-needed funds for the school and organising events that the children really look forward to and enjoy.  The PTA benefits all the children in the school and as always, we ask for any help and support you can give no matter how little, to ensure the PTA slogan of “raising funds and having fun” continues.

 

Jo Coyne

Chair, Stamford Park Junior School Parent Teacher Association

1st October 2017

 

News...

 

Thank you to everyone baked and bought cakes at our Easter cake sale on the last day of term - we raised over £150,  

We have donated the profit from the cake sale to the Eco-council who have  used the money to buy some colourful plants for the planters around the playgrounds and in the Centenary Garden.   

This is what the Centenary garden looked like a few days ago ...

 

 

 

Now... 

 

 

A huge thank you to everyone who made yesterdays Summer Fun Day so successful. 

 

There were lots of happy children enjoying the day, which is ultimately why we do this, hopefully we raised some funds for the school in the process! Thank you to all the parents and carers who sent in donations on Friday morning, the volunteers who helped on the stalls, cooked on the BBQ, the people who helped label the prizes on Friday and set up Saturday morning. A special thank you to our resident D.J. Mr Scotson, for creating such a fantastic atmosphere and to our school chef Rose for her fabulous street food.     

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