PTFA School Fundraising
Fielding Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) raises money for the school and organises fun, social events for the parents, carers and children at school. The PTFA has a long tradition of organising innovative and exciting events for all the family and some for the grown ups too.
How funds are used by the school
From April 2021 - March 2022, funds raised will help the school enrich the curriculum and opportunities for pupils through:
- £19,050, kitchen garden and chickens for all pupils, Year 1 - 6
- £7,000, artefacts and library books to match curriculum subjects for all pupils, Year 1 - 6 every term
- £3,300, Spark! whole class music tuition for djembe drumming, Year 1 pupils. This gets all pupils off to an important start in music by understanding and practising percussion. Around two-thirds go on to learn an instrument from Year 2 onwards.
- £5,460, Forest School, Nursery, Reception and Nurture group pupils Year 1 - 6
- £7,600, Librarian including leading pupil librarians in each class and looking after our book stock, all pupils Year 1 - 6
Last year fundraising activities for 2019-20 were cut short, although we did manage to raise circa £27,000. That money helped pay for the outstanding facilities, trips and opportunities that our children all enjoy. Thanks to the constant support from our families, Fielding’s facilities are the envy of other schools and we should be incredibly proud of the tireless efforts by our hardworking group of parents.
If you are a parent, guardian or a relative of a child at Fielding or a member of staff then you are a member of the Fielding PTFA. We rely on volunteers to run the PTFA, to help organise and run individual events and to form the PTFA Committee each year with the majority having full time jobs.
As the Fielding Primary School PTFA is a registered charity, we have an annually elected committee (drawn from parent volunteers) which is generally made up of a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. In addition, parents volunteer to be Class Reps and we are also lucky enough to have many talented parents who assist the committee with other jobs such as publicity materials, updating website pages, artwork, event planning, communications, design and sponsorship.
Vice Chair Vacancy
If you believe in helping enrich the education of our children and have even a small amount of time, as we understand these are tough times, we are on the look out for a Vice-Chair and parents to help support central activities. Please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and want to find out more about the roles and what is involved.
We generally hold a PFTA meeting twice a term, and small working groups organise each event - everyone helps in any way they can. If you would like to get involved, please email email@example.com.
Under normal circumstances, our main fundraising events are the Christmas and Summer Fairs. Other events include usually include Quiz Night, Disco, Movie Afternoon, Comedy Nights, Circus, Pantomimes and regular Friday cake sales.
Our class reps can organise class or year group events and fundraisers, and we try to fit in as many different and fun activities as we can. If you have an idea for an event you would like to organise, please get in touch with via the PTFA email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year has been unlike any other and we are hoping to put on activities for children and/or parents to encourage our school community and fundraising for school. Due to the current situation makes it difficult to plan, so we hoping to do a mixture of online events and competitions. Year groups will be choosing what events will be assigned to their group.
If you are unable to make the meeting and have something to share please email to email@example.com.
So far the events this year has been:
- Pumpkin decorating competition
- Pumpkin Sale
So far we are planning with more information in the meeting minutes:
- Christmas Raffle
- Donate your commute
- Virtual Cheese and wine evening
- Christmas Tree sale
- Efridges: Online Christmas shop with gifts and activities for sale for the festive season
- Online Christmas Wreath sale
- Virtual Balloon Race
- Customised Lego Minifigures
- Virtual Year group quiz nights
- Gift aid donations
Please find the latest minutes from our last meeting and other useful files on the PTFA page.
Secret Gift Shop raises £750 for school funds
Secret Gift Shop raises £750 for school funds
Thanks to all that joined in with the Secret Gift Shop. We hope the gift made those lucky parents and carers happy over the weekend. Here are some of the pots decorated over the weekend.
Thanks goes to those who supported and organized the shop, as we have raised £750 for valuable school funds. This will go towards the much needed funds for the school enrichment programs, such as kitchen garden, artifacts termly boxes and forest school. For a full list go to our PTFA page. https://www.fieldingprimary.com/ptfa/