DATE OF NEXT MEETING : AGM - Monday 25th September 8pm
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 who can pass contact details and your query to a member of the Executive Committee .
UPCOMING EVENTS (2016-2017):
MACMILLAN COFFEE AFTERNOON - Friday 29th September 2017 @ 1.30pm
QUIZ NIGHT - Friday 29th September 2017 @ 7.30pm
WINTER BALL - Saturday 11th November 2017 @ 6.30pm
ONGOING FUNDRAISING via Matched Funding : one parent, who has supported the PTA (by manning stalls, supervising children and assisting with pre-event organising) has 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!
PAST EVENTS (2016-17)
DRINKS BAR (Whole School Production)
SUPERHERO SUMMER FAYRE
SUPERHERO DAY SPONSORED RUN
RED NOSE DAY - CAKE SALE
PTA CHILDREN'S SHOPPING EVENT
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We are now up to 54 members! Obviously the more members we have the bigger the prizes will be each month.
August 2017 - Congratulations to W. Attwood and Tony Atkinson.
July 2017 - Congratulations to Andy Eden and Nick Mallett.
June 2017 - Congratulations to Madeleine Murray and Will Mohr.
May 2017 - Congratulations to Elise Lombardo and Mr Taki.
April 2017 - Congratulations to Natasha Boreham and Natalie Denny (new member).
March 2017 - Congratulations to Simon Rooke and Human van As.
February 2017 - Congratulations to Myles Woodhouse and Zorina van As.
January 2017 - Congratulations to Kasha Leach and Nick Mallett, a new member.
December 2016 - Congratulations to Chris Hodgson and Will Mohr.
November 2016 - Congratulations to Tracy Hyde and Irjmind Ahmed.
October 2016 - Congratulations to Mrs Taki and Madeleine Murray.
September 2016 - Congratulations to Yvette Piggott and K. Smith - both new members of the 200 Club!
August 2016 - Congratulations to Natalie Arnold and Zorina Van As.
AGM - held on 3 October 2016
The Executive Committee for 2016/2017 were elected as follows:-
Chair - Tracy Hyde (F & Yr 3)
Vice Chair - Madeleine Brain (Yr 3 & Yr 5)
Treasurer - Sarah Sugden (Yr 2 & Yr 4)
Secretary - Kirsty Freebody (Yr 4 & 1) and Natasha Boreham (Yr 2)