ABOUT OUR PTA
We are a dedicated team of mums, dads and teachers across all year groups who work hard to:
- raise money on behalf of the school for “extras”
- provide FUN events for children, parents and teachers
- contribute to the sense of community within the school
All parents are automatically members of the PTA and we always welcome new parents to join the Committee. We are flexible and welcome all and any help you can give! You can contact us at any time by sending an email to: email@example.com.
- PTA Constitution (PDF) – Adopted in October 2012
- PTA Accounts – COMING SOON!
- AGM Minutes (PDF) – COMING SOON!
- AGM Presentation (PDF) – COMING SOON!
Please see the School Calendar for full details of each event.
|DATE & TIME||EVENT|
|Fri 18th Jan||Disco|
|Fri 8th Feb||Quiz Night (Parents & Staff)|
|Mon 11th -|
Fri 15th Feb
|Wellbeing Week, PTA Cafe|
|Fri 8th Mar||Film Night|
|Sat 9th Mar||Family Photo Day|
|Fri 15th Mar||Comic Relief Mud Run & Cake Sale|
|Mon 25th Mar||PTA Meeting (7.45pm)|
|Fri 29th Mar||Mother's Day Sale|
|Wed 1st May||PTA Meeting (7.45pm)|
|Fri 17th May||May Fair SET UP day|
|Sat 18th May||May Fair|
|Sun 9th Jun||Fun Run (St Albans Half Marathon)|
|Fri 14th Jun||Father's Day Sale|
|Tue 18th Jun||New Parents Meeting|
|Mon 24th Jun||PTA Meeting|
|Fri 28th Jun||International Food Festival|
|Mon 8th Jul||Sports Day Y3&4|
|Tue 9th Jul||Sports Day EYFS & KS1|
|Wed 10th Jul||Sports Day Y5&6|
|Thur 11th Jul||New Parents "Stay & Play"|
FUNDS RAISED TO DATE
HOW TO HELP…
- Come and join us on the Committee!
- Become a ‘Friend’ of the PTA
- Volunteer to help using PTAsocial
- Do you have a ‘useful’ skill? (eg. craft, face painting, cooking…)
- Can your company provide a raffle prize?
- Can you sponsor an event/ provide printing etc?
- Come along and support our events
- Company matched giving
- Give us feedback and suggestions on events and spending of funds
- Gift Aid/ recycling/ EasyFundraising/ name tag
We align our donations with the school improvement plan and have created a budget to reflect where needs are greatest. PTA Budget Document – coming soon!
EASY WAYS TO RAISE MONEY
AMAZON SMILE – Donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases on Amazon to GFS. All you need to do is: start your shopping at smile.amazon.com, search for Garden Fields School Association and select. Confirm “I understand I must always shop via smile.amazon.co.uk”. You will then see a bar at the top showing the Amazon Smile logo and “Supporting Garden Fields School Association“. Shop in the normal way!
MATCHED GIVING (PDF) – This document explains how companies/employers can help with our fund-raising efforts.
GIFT AID DECLARATION FORM (PDF) – Donating through Gift Aid means we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give.
PRE-OWNED SCHOOL UNIFORM – We welcome donations of uniform in good condition your child has outgrown (including PE kits, coats, book bags, etc). Please hand these in at the school office in a bag marked PTA. The PTA hold regular second-hand uniform sales during the year and also at major PTA events.
EASY FUNDRAISING – If you shop online, why not raise money for Garden Fields School? It won’t cost you a penny and all it means is an extra couple of clicks before you visit your normal online retailer in the usual way. There are over 2000 retailers (such as M&S, Amazon, Argos, John Lewis) and you can earn the school up to 15% every time you shop. Click the link above to see how easy it is to register and start raising money! Click here for a quick guide.
TEXTILE RECYCLING – Raise money for the PTA and recycle at the same time! The recycle bank can be found by the school bike sheds. Items we collect are: adult and children clothing, shoes and trainers, handbags and belts, sheets, curtains and towels. All items must be clean, dry, wearable clothing and shoes paired. Please place in tied bags. More information: www.uktextilerecycling.co.uk