The PTA (or Friends of Birchanger School as you may know it) has been an integral part of the school community for many years. The committee of the PTA are always looking for new recruits so if you are interested in joining the PTA or offering support on an ad hoc basis please contact Kirstie Waite – PTA@birchanger.essex.sch.uk
In its time the PTA has raised thousands and thousands of pounds. We are very lucky to be supported by a great team of willing volunteers who give their time to raise money. This has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education experience and the school’s facilities.
Over the last few years the PTA have given the school a new quiet space in our playground and over £1,000 of library books. They have also supported our families by funding a trip to the pantomime for all children KS1 and to the West End to see The School of Rock for all of KS2 just before Christmas last year.
During 2020/21 the PTA have already committed to provide laptops and I-pads to support learning across the curriculum and they are working with school staff to review how more support can be given.
In the past the PTA have had a busy schedule of events from school discos to a Christmas bazaar, pancake breakfast, cake stalls, 10k run, summer fete to name but a few!
Currently, many of these events cannot be hold because of Covid restrictions; however the PTA are not going to stop supporting our children! They have reviewed all of their events to decide which events need to be cancelled and which events can continue safely. So bearing all this in mind, the PTA have come up with a broad calendar of events that combines traditional events and new ideas. They have planned at least two events each month that includes a pumpkin competition and a 'Break the Rules day'.
Look out for photos of events as the year unfolds.
Any time and support is greatly appreciated!!
Pumpkin Carving Competition!
All you need to do is carve a pumpkin, take a picture and email your pumpkin photographs into School
Winners will be picked for each class and each winner will receive a prize
Winners will be announced in the Buzz Newsletter
Be creative as you wish ~ we can not wait to see your entries!
The PTA held its latest AGM in October and they discussed new fundraising ideas and planned future events to raise money that will go towards new laptops for the school. Here is a brief summary of what they decided. Please put these dates into your diaries so that you can join us for the fun.
Personalised Christmas Cards & Gifts will be available to purchase from your child's artwork all in good time for Christmas
A raffle will be held in December of a huge selection of Christmas Hampers to win - tickets will be sent out
'Break The Rules Day' 12th February 2021 - details to follow
Personalised Tea Towels - Spring 2021
If you are interested in supporting the School and getting involved, please do get in touch.
Last Year we raised a fantastic amount to enable the School to purchase and build an outdoor classroom so that everyone can have access to a quiet place at breaktime.
A HUGE Thank You goes to the PTA Members for all their hard work in fundraising for this.