Who are the PTFA?
As parents of Mead Vale school we all have a responsibility to support our children’s education. The PTFA is the perfect way to support the more enriching aspects of school life. All parents and carers of children at our school are welcome to get involved in the PTFA. We are an all inclusive group consisting of full time working mums and dads, stay at home parents, teachers and governors. All we ask is that parents give just half an hour of their time helping at a school event. Together we achieve more!
What does the PTFA do?
The PTFA is here to help our school give our children the best possible education by running regular fundraising and social events for Mead Vale pupils and their families.
In the past year we have organised ‘Merry Christmas’ Fayre which raised a record breaking amount of £2,000 and our Summer Extravaganza which yet again broke fundraising records raising £2,900. None of this would be possible without our parents!
We have also organised some great community events over the last six months – Our bedtime story hour, family Halloween disco and we are looking forward to our first family Valentines disco.
In the past the PTFA has helped pay for the covered walkway between the main building and the Owl’s Nest, and paid towards the wooden train, pagodas, benches and other playground equipment. Our latest purchase is a new PA system for the school. Which can be used on sports day out on the field. We support termly our amazing readers in KS2 purchasing awards and book tokens and the year sixes during the summer fayre to fund their own leavers disco.
We are starting to develop fantastic community links – the first of which includes the story chair in the Forest school area which was donated by Weston Collage.
We Need You!
Please let us know what you can do to help the PTFA help our children. Tell us what events you’d like the PTFA to organise, and please let us know if you are willing to help at an event, or if you have skills that might be useful. We are often looking for raffle prizes for the Summer Fete or Christmas Fair, do you or the company you work for have anything that can be donated? Does the company you work for offer matched giving?
Get in Contact
If you would like to know more about the PTFA, you can contact the committee in the following ways:
· Leave a message at the school office
· Talk to any of the committee in the playground
· Come to a PTFA meeting!
· The Facebook Page ‘Friends of Mead Vale’
Jess Matthews – Chair
Kirstin Morris- Finance
Jason Beale- Health & Safety
Nicola Baird & Nicola Brimson – Secretaries
Debbie Powell- Events Coordinator
Emma Tait & Elaine Croft- Communications officers
Help us raise funds every time you shop online - and it won't cost you anything!
So how does it work?
Simple! You shop online at a selection of over 2,000 retailers (including Amazon, Ebay, Tesco, Next, Adsa, B&Q, Boots, Mothercare, Interflora and Argos to name a few - there are literally hundreds),and for every purchase you make via http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ptaa donation is made to Mead Vale Community Primary School.
Here's what to do:
1. Visit http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ptatoday (perhaps make it your homepage to remind you)
2. Click 'I want to support my local PTA'
3. Search for your PTA by inputting the name and town
4. Complete the simple registration process - please remember click to download the Find & Remind tool. You can remain totally anonymous if you choose.
5. Start shopping and start fundraising!
Please share the link with your friends and family and the donations will soon start adding up!