Parent, Teacher and Friends Association (PTFA)

Who are we?
The PTFA is a group of parents whose aims are simple:

  • To raise money to purchase extra resources to enhance the children’s learning
  • To create enjoyable, inclusive events for the children, their families and the wider community
  • To have fun whilst doing it!

How do we help the school?
Over the years, PTFA fundraising has enabled the school to purchase a number of items, including; climbing frames, outdoor play equipment, a Hall Projector system, playground benches, Digital Blue cameras and various pets & cages, a minibus – even a zipwire…  The staff and children are currently deciding on the next items to save for – please share any ideas you may have!  The PTFA also subsidises the annual pantomime trip, ensuring that costs are kept low for parents.

Events
We have some really exciting events planned for the next school year – see the calendar below!

PTFA Calendar of events


Date

Event

Time

Audience

20.1.17

Big Breakfast

8.30

Children, Parents & Friends

27.1.17

Children’s Film Night

6 - 8

Children

24.2.17

Family Entertainment Evening

5-7.30

Children, Parents & friends

10.3.17

School Sleepover

8 p.m. – 9 a.m.

Children

30.3.17

Children’s Disco

5.30 - 7

Children

13.5.17

May Day Madness

11 – 2

Everyone!

8.6.17

Sponsored Walk

2.30

Children & parents

24.6.17

Summer Do!

6.30

Children, Parents & friends

 

Codicote School PTFA holds regular meetings and all parents and carers are welcome to attend.  We are always delighted to have new people on board and hearing new ideas.  Our next meeting is at 7.30PM on Thursday 12th January.  Why not come along?  Please don’t be afraid – you won’t be forced to do anything and you can get involved as little or as much as you want.


How else can I help?
If you don’t want to get involved as a member or volunteer, there are still plenty of ways you can help.
The first is to attend our events!
Secondly, we are always looking for donations of certain items to help us to keep our costs down and maximise the profits we make from each event – whilst keeping entry costs low.  Items we are always grateful for include:

  • Individually wrapped sweets & chocolate bars
  • Any soft drinks i.e. cans, fruit juice 
  • Squash, Tea, coffee, sugar
  • Crisps
  • Disposable cups for hot & cold drinks
  • Wine, beer, spirits, mixers
  • Napkins, plastic cutlery, paper plates
  • Wrapping paper, either Christmas or neutral
  • Any low cost toys or stationery that can be used for prizes
  • Presents for “dad’s”
  • Raffle prizes
  • Sharing  any discounts people may receive at supermarkets as we often have to buy food in for events

All items must be in new condition and well within date. 

URGENTLY REQUIRED ITEMS!!

Cakes to sell at the Parent Consultations, Crisps, and fun size chocolates, Plastic drinks cups

Class Reps
Class reps have been nominated as PTFA Champions – who can encourage people to attend events and get involved – and answer any questions you may have on PTFA activities – the current class reps are listed below:

Class

Reps

Nursery

Lindsay Robinson

Reception

Gus Tilson & Zoe Harrison

Year One

Jo Woodman

Year Two

Sarah Tobin, Sophie Churchill

Year Three

Louise Potter

Year Four

Amy Turland, Nikki Freeman

Year Five

Lynne Solomon, Laura Perry

Year Six

Sam Watkins, Gabi Karai

There are vacancies for school reps in Nursery, Reception, and Year Three, please advise the PTFA if you are interested in filling these vacancies.

.All major retailers are included – John Lewis, M&S, Ebay, Sports Direct, Amazon and many more….    You shop as usual, getting the normal prices and the normal discounts, but the school obtains a small donation for each purchase from the retailer.

 Easyfundraising have also released an new APP for apple phones and tablets to make it even easier to raise funds while you shop on line. Look out for the posters to be posted on the classroom doors, or go to your easyfundraising page and get the app for yourself.

 

 Thank you for supporting the PTFA!