Salway Ash PTA

The last quiz and curry night  raised over £400! Brilliant job.
 
The PTA have also recently run a grand draw which raised £600! Thanks to all who supported this.

 

The PTA is a great way for parents/carers to get involved in the school and to meet other parents. Everyone is welcome and the more the merrier! There is a PTA committee and a PTA Helpers Group, so if you are not able to commit too much time, then the Helpers Group is a good option. You will be kept informed of future events and can offer to help in any that you like. There’s also a facebook group so please ask to join if you are an interested parent.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED?
Please contact any of the PTA committee members below or the School Office with your contact details and they will be in touch.

THE PTA COMMITTEE

Chair: Hayley Skelton  Vice Chair: Caroline Pearce

Treasurer: Lindsay Hawkins  Secretary: Sara Bennett

The roles of Chair, Vice chair, Secretary and Treasurer are re-elected at the AGM, these roles are available to any parent or carer.  If you would like to take on a role within the PTA, however large or small please let a current PTA member know.

Salway Ash School needs YOU!! 

 

We are trying to raise a lot of money to install a new large climbing structure for the Key Stage 2 playground. We had originally planned something smaller, but after discussion at the last PTA meeting we decided to do a big push for the large ‘Pilsdon’ frame pictured below which covers the available area (where current trim trail is) has more challenge and enables more children to play on it. Although we have raised almost half already, we need to raise an additional £5,000 and plan to achieve this by Easter. Please support our fundraising efforts in whatever way you can, particularly helping at events!

 

Monthly PTA meetings - We would love you to come and hear our plans for fund raising and contribute your own suggestions and fun ideas for the children and families of our lovely school. Please feel free to drop in to any of the meetings.

 

Future PTA Events… we are planning:

- Big Barn Dance fundraiser! Spring 2017

- Personal Challenge - Sponsor day 2017 with family BBQ

- sleepover at school for KS2 - March 31st

-Jumble Sale

- Any ideas from the next meeting!!!

Tickets available now! Please come and bring your friends! A great night for a great cause!

 

Cloakroom Project
The PTA and School Council have worked together to redesign and redecorate the cloakrooms fundraising with a mega cake sale for the paint and tools required.  Miss Skelton, Mrs Hunt and Mrs Huxter have worked on the cloakrooms over the holidays and they are looking bright and bold and hopefully exactly as the children imagined!

 

Huge thanks to Bridport Timber who supplied us with beautiful Farrow and Ball paint at cost price to help make the cloakroom project happen even when we ran out and had to go back for more!

 

The PTA have recently purchased
New Staging, The story telling area with chairs and wooden slugs, phonics resources, library books, basketball hoops (which were sadly faulty and had to be returned!), Athletics equipment, leavers gifts, cookie cutters……and more. We have refurbished the crumbling flower beds at the front of the school with help from parent Mr Murless of Little Fones Landscapes.
 
The PTA also fund transport for many of the annual school trips and the children's christmas party.
Salway Ash Big Breakfast
As part of our ongoing fundraising for some new outdoor climbing equipment for Key Stage 2 in the top playground the PTA ran a very successful 'Big Breakfast' on Valentines Day. It was a fantastic community event supported by a great many people from Salway Ash Village and beyond.
 
In total the breakfast raised over £900!
 
The school and the PTA would like to thank all who cooked, prepared, served and cleared all morning as well as those who came along to support us or donated food or raffle prizes.
Salway Ash pupils past and present were brilliant and worked extremely hard serving and clearing and represented our school beautifully.
 

WE DID IT!! HOORAY! THANK YOU! A few years ago our little school was given a mammoth fundraising task. In order to pay our part for our wonderful new building we had to raise £54,000. Impossible? We thought so! But together we have done it!

Staff, Governors, PTA, parents, children and friends have clubbed together and baked, cycled, bought, sold, sponsored, danced, supported, swum, organised, and a great many other things, generally working tirelessly and donating generously until we have reached our target. We’ve had a lot of fun along the way but are delighted to have made it and with time to spare!

The school is so proud of all who have been a part in this huge effort and delighted to uphold this as an example of what can be done when we work together for something amazing!

The children are benefitting hugely from the new facilities so all the effort is well worthwhile.

Please do not underestimate how very appreciative we are of all those who support our ongoing fundraising. Your contributions have not gone unnoticed however large or small. Your constant baking, manning stalls, buying tickets, making costumes, sending money, attending events etc has been fantastic and we couldn’t do it without you.

GENERAL DONATIONS:
If you would  like to donate some money to our school funds any amount would be appreciated please contact the school office or any member of the PTA.

If you would like to post anything on this PTA website page, please email/give your content to Jo Huxter in the school office.