The PTFA held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday. At the meeting the group reviewed the previous year and discussed their new fundraising ideas for the coming year. The minutes from last year’s meeting are now on our website.
There are three exciting new events planned for 2017:
• Friday 31st March, PTFA Fashion Show/Clothes Sale
• Friday 7th July, PTFA Charity Auction
• Saturday 14th October, PTFA Car Boot Sale
Please put these dates in your new 2017 calendars and diaries, and share with your friends. Further details on these events will follow.
How can you help? Well, after Christmas the PTFA will be collecting any of your unwanted Christmas gifts to be used as either future raffle prizes or as items in our first charity auction in July. These gifts can be sent into school in January via students or left at reception.
The PTFA are always looking at ways to increase their fundraising. Please let us know if you work for a company who offers a match funding scheme or if you work for a larger organisation that makes charitable donations to schools.
This year the PTFA will be supporting the Library in the purchase of additional books; this is provide new teaching and reading resources and to support the school in a grant application for additional library resources. To celebrate this a PTFA member has created a fabulous Christmas tree made from books. The USH PTFA would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!
The next PTFA meeting is on 18th January at 7pm in the Bellemoor. The main agenda will be planning the Fashion Show/Clothes Sale in March. Please do come along!
The PTFA are continually looking for new people and new fundraising ideas. Whether you have the time to be an active group member or would prefer to support specific events, they would love to hear from you. Please use the PTFA contact button on the school website to find out more (under Parents/PTFA).
School Business Manager