Welcome to our PTA page
Here at Barlaston First School we have a very active PTA, to which all parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, carers and friends are welcome to attend.
Meetings usually take place once a month. These are generally on Wednesday evenings, at 7pm and take place at school.
We hold many fund raising events over the year including school discos, film nights, chocolate bingos, a hugely popular Christmas fayre and a large summer fayre, as well as many more.
The money raised from these events is then spent on the children, directly helping their learning and school environment. We always communicate with the parents as to our spending of the money, as it is important for you to see where your money is being used.
Below are some of the ways we have spent PTA money in the past:
Maths equipment for classroom use;
Purchase of iPads;
Payment for the whole school to attend the New Vic theatre;
Payment of coaches for different school visits;
Purchase of waterproofs to help children with outdoor learning;
Payment for extracurricular support to be brought into school, eg African drummer/ story teller;
Gardening equipment.......and the list goes on!
If you are a parent, grandparent, aunty, uncle, carer or family friend at the school and would like to get involved with fundraising for the children, please keep looking on our website for the date of our next meeting. Thank you, as ever, for your continued support. It is greatly appreciated.
Wednesday 8th November 2017 @ The Upper House Hotel.
It was lovely to see so many new faces for our last meeting at The Upper House Hotel. Thank you to those who came along and thank you to Alex Melling for hosting. It was a really lovely meeting!
School Disco, Friday 10th November 2017.
What a brilliant event this was! Lots and lots of children came so the room was packed, with lots of refreshments also being sold. Many grown-ups were out on the dancefloor and everyone had a great time. In total, we raised almost £450!! This is an amazing amount and a great start to our year of fundraising. Thank you to everybody who came along and to all of the helpers, in particular Mrs Holgate, who brought along her glitter face paints - the children absolutely loved them!
Wednesday 29th November 2017, 7pm onwards @ Barlaston First School.
This meeting is open to anybody who would like to come. The main topic on the agenda will be the Christmas Fayre, so come along if you can and bring along some of your ideas. It would be great to see even more new faces at the meeting.
Christmas Fayre - Friday 8th December 2017, 3:30pm @ Barlaston First School.
Our annual Christmas Fayre has already come around again. So, it's time to get festive and visit all of the amazing stalls we have to offer. There will also be a fantastic Christmas raffle, with some incredible prizes already secured. We may even have a visit from a very special guest...
If you can help in anyway - whether that is helping with a stall, donating a raffle prize or giving us an excellent idea for a stall - then simply get in touch with any member of staff. If you are unable to help, then just come along and enjoy the festivities. See you there!