Hello and a big warm welcome from the PTFA to all pupils, parents and friends of St. Mary’s Primary School Euxton. Our principle aim as PTFA is to raise funds and assist the school in providing an enriched curriculum for our children and enhance their learning experiences. We are very fortunate at St. Mary’s to have a thriving PTFA that is and has been an integral part of the school community for many years. Our main function is to run a variety of fundraising events during the year to provide pupils, parents, staff and friends of the school the chance to meet, socialise and have some fun! Hopefully this guide will help you, particularly if you are new to the school, to understand more about the events that take place throughout the year and as a parent/carer of a child at the school you automatically become a member of the PTFA!
The PTFA is a registered charity (No.1045111) and we keep our members up-to-date through newsletters, on this website and also through specific invitations for events sent out in book bag.
Over the years the funds raised by the PTFA have supported many school projects. Our most recent projects have included helping to revamp the front outdoor area that is used by the infant children. A brand new canopy was installed meaning that children can use the area in all weathers, it was fitted with astro turf and new play areas were installed, inlcuding a sandpit and play kitchen.
A separate, small outdoor area within the school has also been transformed into a lovely calm area where the children can go for quiet contemplation and silent activites, like reading.The old shed and flooring was removed and was replaced with softer flooring and a beautiful stone seating area and large ornaments.
Money raised also subsidises the travel to and from a variety of school trips, inlcuding the most recent trip in January 2018 to Preston Guild Hall to see the production of David Walliams' Awful Auntie.
Recent fund raising events have been - Summer Fair Christmas Fair
Bags2school Treasure Hunt
Easter Bingo Pampered Chef evening
Pre-loved uniform sale Yellowmoon catalogue
The easiest way to find out what goes on is to attend a PTFA meeting, our structure is fairly informal although we do have elected members to act as Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary. Our meetings are held once a month (sometimes in the pub!) and generally last about an hour. There is a common misconception that if you attend a meeting you will be given a job to do! That really is not the case but, if you are able to support the work of the association in any way, we would be very pleased to hear from you. If you don't want to come along to our meetings but have fundraising ideas please let us know. Everyone has something to offer….
CHARITY MATCHED GIVING:
Being a registered charity gives us the opportunity to raise money through Charity Matched Giving Schemes. This is a very simple practice where companies and businesses pledge to match the amount of money donated or fundraised by employees to a charity. Please contact us if you think your company would be interested in helping us in this way.