2019/20 plans >>> Fundraising priority will be KS1 playground.
Bags to school - TBC
KS1 Christmas Performance
Wednesday 11th December @ 2pm
PTA will sell refreshments and run raffle.
KS2 Christmas Concert
Wednesday 18th December @ 6pm
PTA will sell refreshments and run raffle.
Date of next PTA meeting
Week beginning13th January 2020.
If you would like to volunteer for any of the above events, please do let a member of the PTA know.
Any help will be gratefully received. Contact Laura or Lola on school grounds or via: email@example.com
If you shop online, especially in the run up to Christmas, please consider signing up. By linking to a retailer through the site, any purchases you make will earn Meridian PTA additional donations AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU! It is very quick and easy to link your account to 'Meridian PTA - Cambridge' and help us raise extra funds: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/
Thank You helpers
Saturday 19th January
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What the PTA does for our kids
Whilst talking to a parent yesterday, the realisation of what the PTA do for our children’s school is quite amazing.
Did you know that if it wasn’t for the PTA, the school wouldn’t have:
• Fruit delivered to each KS1 child every day • New Parent Picnic • SCHOOL DISCO every October
• Nearly new uniform sales • BINGO • Christmas cards bespoke with your child’s design
• KS1 Christmas Performance on DVD • Pancake Toss every February • Mothers/ Fathers Day Secrets • Bake sales • Bags 2 School • Sports Day Refreshments • Annual end of year Summer Social / Fete with bouncy castles, stands, etc. • Year 6 keepsakes • Yearbook for ALL • ...plus more (like the new library we achieved to raise funds for together in 2014/15).
In 2018/19 we raised funds for the lights in the hall. These have been installed in half term October 2019 and the children of YR5 and YR6 will be able to use them for all plays (KS1 and KS2) held at school.
And without the above, fundraising could not be achieved for; school trips, school refurbishments, classroom equipment, computer equipment, maintenance equipment... and so so much more.
The PTA needs volunteers to help us to continue. It will be sad to see all of the above disappear. Let’s work together.
If you can’t commit to a role, then please do come along to a meeting anyway to see what you can do. It can be as little or as large as you like... we welcome all newcomers to our meetings.
Maybe you have an idea we haven’t thought of yet...
PTA email list
If you would like to be added to the PTA email list please drop us a line here:
You will receive the meeting agenda & meeting minutes. You don't have to come to meetings but we would need your help occasionally to raise funds for our school and our children.
... actively supporting our school
The Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) at Meridian Primary School is made up of parents, carers and staff, who meet regularly to plan the fundraising and social events that help to build and strengthen links between parents and carers, the school and the local community, as well as raising money to provide extra facilities and opportunities for our children.
We are a Registered Charity (No 1118780) as we have an annual income in excess of £5,000 and as such are registered with the Charity Commission. Being a Registered Charity gives us other benefits including being able to apply for Gift Aid, to raise funds from relevant grant giving trusts and local businesses and to take advantage of charity matched giving schemes.
The current members of the PTA Committee are:
The PTA meet every 6 to 8 weeks, generally on a Wednesday evening at 8.00pm at school. Meetings typically last for 1 to 2 hours and cover recently held events and upcoming activities that ultimately look to raise funds that can be invested back into the school.
Events that the PTA are involved with are frequently advertised using ParentMail (please contact Ann Webb at school reception to be added to ParentMail), on the school website or the PTA distribution list. To be added to the PTA distribution list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents of children at Meridian Primary School are encouraged and welcome to attend.