Great Preston VC C of E Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs Katie Pashley
Chair of Governors: Mr David Jordan

Preston Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8AR

0113 232 0034

admin@greatprestonprimary.co.uk

Parent teacher association (PTA)

The PTA encourages closer links between home and school through events that raise all-important funds for school.

All parents and carers are welcome and there are lots of ways to lend a hand, whether you have an hour a week or an hour a year, which allow you, staff and pupils to spend time having fun together at PTAevents.

This year, your PTA has raised an amazing £1,498…so far!

A very big thank you to all who have supported the school by donating time and money preparing for, running or attending PTA events.  

It’s your PTA, we can’t do it without you.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

Easter Raffle  

Tickets available between Monday 25th March and Wednesday 3rd April, £1 per ticket, one ticket per child. Draw takes place Thursday 4th April.

Help fundraise for the school by buying a ticket from your child’s teacher.  There will be prizes available for each class!  

Can you lend a hand?

- Simply remember to buy raffle tickets and good luck.

Bag2School 

Friday 3rd May (Non-uniform day!)

Fundraising for school and helping to de-clutter the wardrobes of Great Preston and beyond!

Can you lend a hand?

- Look out for your Bag2School bag arriving home in your child’s book bag, with a letter giving further details on the types of clothes/household linens needed.

Bacon Butties and a Brew  

At Sports Day on the school field:

Wednesday 26th June, 9-11am, for Nursery, Reception, Years 1 & 2.

Thursday 27th June, 9-11am, for Years 3, 4, 5 & 6.

Fundraising for school, whilst providing a little fuel for the ‘grown-ups’ races!

Can you lend a hand?

- By using the pre-order letter, coming home in your child’s book bag, to help us prepare?

- Can you spare an hour or two on the day, between 9-11am, to prepare and/or serve food and drinks? Please email admin@greatprestonprimary.co.uk for the attention of the PTA.

Summer Fayre 

Friday 12th July, 3-5pm approx. on the school playground and in the hall.

Fundraising for school and celebrating the end of another brilliant year together - our biggest PTA event of the year, bring the whole family!

Can you lend a hand?

- Each class will be asked to donate items for the fair, please lookout for the letter coming home in your child’s book bag.  Please give generously if you can, encouraging friends and family to support your child’s school too.

- We will need ‘all hands on deck’ to prepare and run our biggest fundraising event of the year.  Details of how you can get involved will follow soon.

 

 

LEND A HAND 

Want to get involved in the PTA but not sure what it involves or how much time you can give?  

Ideas 

We welcome new event ideas, thoughts on improvements and messages of support!  You can send these via admin@greatprestonprimary.co.uk for the attention of the PTA, share your thoughts in person at PTA meetings or put pen to paper and hand this in at the school office. We aim to respond ASAP after the next PTA meeting.

 

We are particularly interested to hear from companies who may be able to support school by donating raffle prizes, funds or providing volunteers to lend a hand at events. Do you know or work with/for a company who may be able to help?  We will work closely with you to ensure working with the PTA is a rewarding experience for all.  Want to talk more about this?  Simply email your details to admin@greatprestonprimary.co.uk and a member of the PTA will be in touch. 

 

Planning 

PTA meetings happen once a month, or more often as we approach big events, but you can attend as many or as few meetings as you like. It’s at these warm and welcoming meetings that the PTA turn great ideas into reality (and there’s usually cake!).

 

You can join any meeting, without notice, by arriving at the school office at 2pm on:

Friday 22nd March 2019

Friday 26th April 2019

Friday 17th May 2019

Friday 7th June 2019

Friday 21st June 2019

Friday 28th June 2019

Friday 5th July 2019

 

Struggling to attend? We would like to make it easy for parents and carers to join PTA meetings but need to gauge demand and preferences for changes to the schedule above.  Please email admin@greatprestonprimary.co.uk, for the attention of the PTA, and let us know what would make it easier for you to attend.  We will make sure any new changes make it easier for the majority of people who respond and we apologise in advance if these changes don’t benefit you individually.

 

Helping Hands 

Star Baker? Handy Andy? Green fingers? Crafty creative? Or simply enthusiastic and willing to muck in?  The PTA needs different skills at different times of the year, helping out in school or working on small projects at home.  Look out for text/email requests for help throughout the year, then simply lend a hand if and when you can.