Stoke Poges School PTA

The Stoke Poges School PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is elected each year to come together and co-ordinate fund-raising initiatives, memorable events for the school community and fun events for the children.

Last year the PTA raised over £14,000 which has been put to great use by the school along with contributing to the purchase of a replacement school minibus.

This year’s committee includes both parents and members of staff and each role on the committee has been filled as follows:

Chair Person – Paul Brennan

Secretary – Manisha Hardacre

Treasurer – Tim Hardacre

Publicity – Amanda Benians

Buyer – Stephanie Skehan

Donations/funding – Julie Mash

Ticket sales – Katie Lawes

Event Co-ordinator – Amy Turner

Helpers co-ordinator – Nicky Brennan

We meet each half term as a committee and then have an ‘Open for All’ PTA meeting each half term, which takes place after drop-off at 8.45am in the School Hall. The dates are on the School’s website calendar and on our new PTA notice boards (located in the playground and by the school’s entrances). You will also find many of our Committee members in the playground during drop-off and pick-up.

We are planning a full diary of events for the academic year and these will be communicated by the school, your Class Rep WhatsApp groups, bookbag flyers and on our new noticeboards. Typically, our event calendar includes Halloween Disco, Fireworks Night, Christmas Bazaar, KS2 Valentine’s Disco, Quiz night, Easter Egg Hunt, School Camp out and much more, but we are always open to new ideas!

So, how can you get involved?

There are several ways you can help:

·Come along to one of our ‘Open for All’ PTA meetings and share your thoughts and ideas with us.

· Become a helper for one of our events. We are looking for parents/carers to give just 30 minutes of your time (more if you can spare it!) to help us. If you would like to volunteer your time, please email us your availability at pta@stokepoges.bucks.sch.uk or to join our mailing list.

· Perhaps you know someone who has a business who might like to hold a stall at an event or donate a raffle prize? If so, please email us at pta@stokepoges.bucks.sch.uk

· Are you able to make some cakes for an event so that we can sell them at our cake stall and raise lots of money? Please email us at pta@stokepoges.bucks.sch.uk and let us know

· Finally, come along with your family and friends and enjoy all our events have to offer.

Please look at the different ways you can support the PTA and help us to raise money for the school. We will respond to all emails so please get in touch at pta@stokepoges.bucks.sch.uk and let us know how you can help today.

We thank you in advance for your support and look forward to a fantastic year of fund-raising!

The Stoke Poges School PTA