WELCOME TO YOUR PTA!
White Waltham’s Parent Teacher Association (“PTA”) plays a valuable role in building social links between the school and families. The PTA is active in organising fund raising for the school. Beyond direct monetary support, we provide a network that enables families to get involved in school life to make a difference to the quality and variety of activities that the school can offer.
BUT it is much, much more than just fundraising! The PTA exists to provide closer links between home and school, and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school working towards a common goal. And it’s fun - just ask any of the PTA Committee or helpers! In bringing the parents, staff and local community together, our PTA has always succeeded in its efforts and allows us all to have fun even during the sometimes hard work.
Please take a few minutes to read the information contained on this page which is regularly updated. If you have any questions, please contact the Office or Tracy & Rebecca @ firstname.lastname@example.org .
UPCOMING EVENTS (2018 -2019):
Freeze Pop Fridays (Ice Creams for sale after school) - Starts Friday 8th June
Bags to School - Wednesday 11th July
School Production - Thursday 12th July - Refreshments only
Sports Day - Wednesday 18th July - Refreshments only
PTA AGM - Monday 10th September
Quiz night – Friday 21st September
Macmillian Coffee Afternoon – Friday 28th September
Fashion Show (to be held at Bisham School) - Wednesday 14th November
Christmas Fayre – Sunday 2nd December
Children’s Christmas Shopping – Friday 14th December
Swimarathon - Saturday 5th January
ONGOING FUNDRAISING via Matched Funding : one parent, who has supported the PTA (by manning stalls, supervising children and assisting with pre-event organising) raised £1,365 in 2015-2016 through his Company's Matched Funding Scheme.
"Matched Funding" (or matched giving) is a simple way of maximising the fundraising efforts of your individual PTA volunteers. It is an informal albeit corporate arrangement between a Company and their employee. Not all Companies offer it but those that do will pledge a sum of money relating to the amount their employee has raised for or donated to the charity of their choice.
For example, a parent, who works for a Company that offers “Matched Funding”, volunteers to work on the refreshment stall at the PTA Summer Fayre. The profit made by the stall is £100. The parent's employer will then match this amount with a further £100.
Some organisations will match fund on a £ for £ basis, others will stipulate what they are prepared to give. It is likely that an upper limit will be applied along with certain criteria such as the recipient organisation being a registered charity.
"Matched Funding" is an easy way to raise more funds so please explore this possibility with your employer!
he more members we have, the bigger the prizes will be each month.
June 2018 - Congratulations to A C Stokes and Michael Kirby.
May 2018 - Congratulations to Andy Eden and Sonia Jeffreys.
April 2018 - Congratulations to Parveen Bains and John Butler.
March 2018 - Congratulations to Lisa Hunter and Chris Hodgson.
February 2018 - Congratulations to Ben Atkinson and Shelley Carroll.
January 2018 - Congratulations to Myles Woodhouse and Nick Mallett.
December 2017 - Congratulations to Andy Eden and John Butler.
November 2017 - Congratulations to Heike West and Chris Hodgson.
October 2017 - Congratulations to Dan Murray and Natasha Boreham.
September 2017 - Congratulations to Kiri Butler and Lisa Hunter.
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AGM - held on 25th September 2017
The Executive Committee for 2017/2018 were elected as follows:-
Chair - Tracy Hyde (Yr 1 & Yr 4)
Vice Chair - Rebecca Reeves (Yr 2)
Treasurer - Sarah Sugden (Yr 3 & Yr 5)
Secretary - Kirsty Freebody (Yr 2 & Yr 5) and Melissa Mohr (Yr 2 & Yr 4)
Class PTA Reps:
Foundation - Annie Driscoll
Year 1 - Francesca Seligman
Year 2 - Rebecca Reeves
Year 3 - Madeleine Murray
Year 4 - Melissa Mohr
Year 5 - Kirsty Freebody
Year 6 - Vacancy to be filled