We are lucky at Littletown to have a strong and enthusiastic PTFA (parents, teachers and friends association). Our main aim is to work together as a school community to raise money which is used to enhance the education and school experience of all the pupils in the school. Each year we raise thousands of pounds towards equipment, visits and workshops that would not have been covered by the school budget. Our main fundraising events are our Christmas Fayre, discos and Summer Fete and we also run other events and activities throughout the year. These are all run voluntarily and wouldn’t happen without the generosity of all our helpers. We are a friendly group and it is a great way to become more involved in your child’s school and work together for the benefit of the children.
All members of the school community are members of the PTFA and are welcome to become involved in what we do. We greatly value any donation of time, money, items to sell, skills or ideas, however big or small. If you are interested in finding out more about the PTFA or you would like to be involved then please contact me email@example.com or come along to one of our meetings (advertised on the notice board at the front of school).
We have a mailing list. If you would like to be included in our mailing list or if you may be able to help with forthcoming events please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to our email contacts.
The PTFA committee this year are: -
Chair : Sarah Ryerson
Treasurer: Rochelle Anderson and Claire Brown
Secretary: Catherine Newcombe
Committee Member: Eleanor Heming
Staff Liaison: Susie Davis
During this year so far we have raised £4666.32 through our events:
Refreshments at each year’s Christmas Performances
Family bingo night
Easter colouring competition
Refreshments for sports days
We also have monthly cake sales and sell good quality second hand uniform.
The PTFA can benefit by using Easyfundraising for your online shopping. It is really easy to set up and it raises money for the school every time you shop online without any expense to you. There are over 3,200 retailers involved and it is a great and simple way of adding to our fundraising.
You can sign up at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/littletownpa/
What the PTFA has provided:
Each year the PTFA has a main focus for our fundraising. This year it has been the new markings on the playground which the children have designed to make their playtimes more enjoyable. They make the school look so much more inviting and the children will benefit enormously from them. In previous years we have provided new toys and equipment for the refurbished nursery and helped to update the school library with new books.
We also pay for one trip or day event for each year group during the year, such as the Space Dome, Bollywood Dance workshop, and Egyptian Day. We have also provided a picnic bench for reception, Reading Aloud books, role play and construction toys for year 1 and a pantomime for the whole school. We give each of the year 6 children leavers’ books and provide food for their end of year barbeque.
So far this year we have spent £8321 to enhance the children’s time at Littletown.