Parent teacher association (PTA)
Parent Teacher Association is run by a voluntary committee of parents and staff. They give their time generously to organise and run a calendar of events throughout the year – discos, quiz nights, Bake off’s, summer and Christmas fayres and many more. Through these events, the parents and staff raise thousands of pounds each year. These funds have provided Birchwood Grove with a variety of resources; such as: IPads, a book vending machine, science resources and whole school playtime equipment and more.If you have any suggestions for fund raising events or would like to get involved with the PTA we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease join our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Birchwood-Grove-PTA
The committee relies on parents to help run and support these events. All parents of children at the school automatically become members of the PTA and are encouraged to join the committee, or to give some time to help run the PTA events, which are all great fun and very rewarding.
Recent updates from Birchwood Grove's PTA
The PTA AGM was held at 8pm on 19th October 2020. Despite the last year being a strange and difficult one we raised £12754.44 making donations of £8923.50 to the school.
The PTA organised 8 events over the last year including 2 discos, a quiz night, 2 bake offs, a Christmas fayre and we welcomed back PTA week. These events all took place before 20 March. Shortly after this date we went into lockdown. We had to cancel all of the events arranged till summer due to Covid 19 despite this we still raised over £12000.
We added two new fundraisers this year: In January we launched Your School lottery which is on target to raise £1500 per year and in the Spring term we had the 5p challenge. Both have been successful.
The year ahead is not going to be easy with the restrictions in place and we are not sure how long those are in place for. However, we have a few ideas that follow the covid guidelines that will still be fun for the children and for the parents and carers. We normally have a diary full of events for the next year but in these current times we are planning for every half term.
The PTA would like to say a big thank you to all the parents, carers and teachers who helped at the various events throughout the school year, without your help the events would not be able to take place
Your PTA Committee for 2020/2021 is:
|Michelle Ashbridge - Chair||Tina Stovell|
|Amanda Simmonds - Vice Chair||Miranda Griffin|
|Daniel Jones - Treasurer||Helen Payne|
|Marie Penny - Secretary||Sarah Price|
|Amanda Stephenson||Dominique Carter|
|Mike Lorusso||Catherine Raby|
|Katherine Grant||Amanda Holland|
|Natalie Jillett||Elle Rome|
|Lauren Street||Jennifer Sherlock|
|Katie Thompson||Louise Clifford-Smith|
|Paul Wooden||Caroline Triggs|
Reading vending machine
The PTA recently funded the purchase of our book vending machine. This will be used across the school to recognise the children's amazing efforts with reading. Every month one child in each class will be nominated to receive the golden coin, by their peers, for something wonderful they have done with their reading. This could be for challenging themselves with their reading, or making an interesting comment about one of the characters.
Upcoming PTA events
Summer Fayre 2nd July 2021