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 – Kirstie.Waite@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 given 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!!
During the week that the nation celebrated Pancake Day, the PTA ran their annual pancake breakfast. Nearly 80 children from the school enjoyed the opportunity to have breakfast at school and they really enjoyed the pancakes and toast that the PTA provided. A big thank you goes to all of the PTA members who ran this event so well.
The PTA held its latest meeting on Monday 10th February and they discussed a number of new 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.
Cake stall: This is set to combine with the ‘plant a tree day’ so that you can have something sweet whilst planting your tree.
Easter Disco: Thursday 2nd April 5-6.30pm ~ further details to follow
Summer Fete: Saturday 11th July. The children will be performing some dances to show their learning.
Birchanger 10k Race: Sunday 13th September. Once the sponsors have been finalised then there will be more details about how to register.