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Welcome to Primrose Lane PTA!
 
Every parent of a child attending Primrose Lane is a member of the PTA and we are extremely lucky to have such supportive and engaged parents and school staff; our fundraising depends on all of you and your support is appreciated!
 
Funds raised by the PTA go to benefit every child in school.
 
We are parents and staff who organise fun events to raise funds for school and also help to build a strong community within both Primrose Lane and the wider locality.
We also encourage you to join our ‘Friends of Primrose Lane PTA’ Facebook page to help keep you up-to-date.
 
Chair
Zara Batty is chair of the PTA and can be contacted on 07813 323122 – please contact her if you have any questions regarding the PTA and would like to join. She’s always happy to have a chat!
 
Class reps
Nursery – Cassie Paver and 1 vacancy
Reception - Becky Stafford and Jen Dalton
Year 1 – Claire Crisp and Kelly Barker
Year 2 – Katie Duffy and Liz Massingham
Year 3 – Jen Kerr and 1 vacancy
Year 4 – David Bradshaw and Caroline Brooks
Year 5 – Sara Alker and Lisa Perham
Year 6 - Victoria Fasey and Claire Sykes (Secretary)
 
What do we do?
The PTA donates a class budget to each class every year (typically £200 for each class; £400 for Nursery) - the teachers are free to choose how they spend this amount – often it is used for school trips, workshops, etc to enhance an area of the curriculum.
 
Over the years we have made substantial donations for the purchase of laptops, library upgrades as well as providing “little extras” for all children in school, such as ice creams in summer, Easter eggs at Easter and Christmas crackers with the Christmas lunch.
 
We make regular annual donations to the maintenance of the adventure playground, sandpit and trim trail, and annually contribute to the Year 6 Leavers Party and this year have also contributed to the refurbishment of the Music Room.
 
This calendar year the PTA has donated £7,700 to school. This is not possible without the ongoing support of parents in so many ways – we appreciate ANY help you can give us.
 
The PTA is here to help all of our children – now more than ever it is important that we keep the momentum going so we can continue to contribute to the life of the school in a hugely positive way!
 
Calendar of Events
November Community Bonfire
December Children’s Christmas Disco
Children’s Christmas cards
Refreshments & Raffle at KS1 Nativity
February/March Quiz night
March Refreshments & Raffle at School Spring Concert
May Refreshments at Maypole Celebrations
June Sweetie & Bottle stall at Boston Spa Gala
Refreshments at KS2 Production
July Summer BBQ – all welcome
Refreshments at Sports Day
 
How you can help
 
Easyfundraising
Sign up to raise funds for Primrose Lane PTA every time you shop online – go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/primroselanepta
 
Stikins
Purchase your labels from Stikins and up to 30% will be donated to the PTA – go to www.name-labels.co.uk or phone 01270 668076 and quote the school’s unique code - 16168.
 
Bag2School
Twice a year we run a Bag2School, where we ask you to fill a bag with unwanted clothes, shoes, etc.
 
All events
We always need lots of pairs of hands – if you can spare even just half an hour at any of the events it makes a huge difference. We also need help before and after events too, eg labelling bottles for the bottle stall at the gala, or prepping bread for the hot dogs and burgers for the summer BBQ.
 
Be a Class Rep
Being a class rep is not an onerous task! – we simply ask you to be a point of contact for parents and mostly you will be asked to sell tickets, usually for the BBQ, Christmas Disco and our wonderful Community Bonfire Extravaganza. It can be a really good way to get to know the parents in your year group!
 
Donate a raffle/tombola prize - all donations gratefully received, at any time of year.
 
Nominate us as your Charity for the Year at work – we are a registered charity, number 1120173
 
Raise sponsorship for us if you have your own place in a sporting/challenge event – Great North Run, Leeds 10k, triathlons, Three Peaks, etc.
 
Choose us for payroll giving if your employer operates this scheme – as a registered charity this is a great way to raise funds, every £5 donated to the PTA would only cost you £4.
 
Give us your ideas!! If you have a great idea for an event or fundraiser, please let us know; we need to keep things interesting and fresh, so new ideas are always welcome!
 
Join the PTA Committee – if you would like to come along to any of our regular meetings, you are more than welcome. Meetings are held in the evening, sometimes in school and sometimes in the local pub! Attending the meetings simply means you have the opportunity to have an input into the PTA, put your ideas forwards, as well as meeting the rest of the members, who are a friendly bunch, honest!
 
Help in other ways – do you work for a butcher, printer, baker, marketing company, book seller, website designer, supermarket, first aid trainer, dance school, or a company that could donate sweets, small toys, drinks, etc.
Are you, or do you know, someone who could help us with an event (existing or new) such as a children’s entertainer, artist, musician, hotel group who could provide a venue, bouncy castle hire, pallets for the bonfire, or an electrician, marquee manufacturer, etc.
 
There is a pigeonhole in the school office where you can leave items for us, this is checked regularly by members of the PTA. And remember, please contact Zara Batty on 07813 323122 if you have any queries or are interested in becoming a class rep or joining the committee.

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