Hello from St. Anthony's P.T.F.A !
Hello from your PTFA Committee for 2017! These are the Committee roles and responsibilities for this school year:
Joint Chairs - Sarah Taylor and Emilie Onyekwe
Secretary - role currently vacant
Joint Treasurers - Harvey Bal and Jinder Flora
Publicity Officer - Susie Rack
Committee Member - Ronan Mitchell
We are the newest volunteers to this long-standing charitable organisation made up of parents whose children attend St. Anthony's Catholic Primary School. Our main aim is to raise money to enhance our children's learning experiences and so far this year we have raised funds through the fantastic Summer Fete, spooky Halloween disco and an Easter Craft session. We are extremely grateful for the generous support we receive from parents and volunteers, and look forward to achieving wonderful things together in the Autumn term!
If you have any ideas, equipment or talents that could help us then please let us know.
Next meeting: We will be meeting between 6-7pm to plan our Christmas Fete on December 4th. All welcome.
A vacancy has arisen on the PTFA for a new secretary. Please let us know if you are interested in the role, either as an individual or a job share.
Our main goal is to raise funds towards a new playground to sit outside the year 3 classroom. Now that the old wood has been cleared the stage is set for something new.
Head Mrs McSharry says: “We would really like to collect as much money as possible towards replacing the outdoor play equipment which, we had to have dismantled recently; so please give as generously as possible and if you are a current UK Tax payer please remember to Gift Aid your sponsorship as we will receive an extra 25p on each £1 you donate. As part of the project we will also need to replace the safety surfacing, so the total cost will be approximately £6,000.“ We are very close to that target and are hoping that our Christmas activities will raise even more!
Children are invited to enter into the festive spirit with our special movie night on December 11th after school. Pupils can choose between Arthur Christmas, The Polar Express and Nativity!, all rated U. There will be hotdogs, drinks and popcorn, all for £4. The children love this event so reserve seats now!
A fang-tastic time was had by all at this year's Halloween disco. Ticket sales and tuck raised a grand total of £480 for the PTFA. Particular thanks to all the parents who came along to help out - we really appreciate it.
We are thrilled that our summer fete in July raised more than £1200, thanks to the generous contributions and support from parents, friends and local businesses. Children and parents enjoyed a BBQ and bar, fairground rides and live dance performances, plus a lively haka from years 5 and 6! Warwickshire Firefighters were in attendance (for educational purposes) and the popular raffle featured fantastic prizes kindly donated by local businesses including Warwick Castle, the Play Farm, Leamington Wine Company, Aubrey Allen, Gary Maxwell photography, Studio 49, JLR and many more! Thanks to everyone for coming along and supporting it - we hope you enjoyed it as much as us.
One of our Reception parents, Cesar Silva, braved extreme winds and freezing temperatures to summit Ben Nevis in mid-February, raising £540 for the PTFA. Cesar is a former SAS man and experienced climber who has reached many of the world’s highest peaks, raising money for a variety of charities as he goes. He has dedicated this most recent challenge to raising funds for St Anthony's PTFA and we are very grateful for his efforts on our behalf.
An Easy Way To Raise Funds
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We are happy to receive questions, feedback, ideas and new members! Send us an email to PTFA@stanthonyscatholic.com or "like" our facebook page by clicking on the below.
Page Last Updated: 24th November 2017
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