PTA

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Tuesday 16th at 7pm in the Meadow Staff Room.

Welcome to Bridge Farm Primary PTA (Parent Teacher Association).

The PTA is a group of parent and staff volunteers who organise fundraising activities for the school. The PTA aims to provide the 'extras' that the school is unable to finance from the normal budgets, through events and activities that are fun for the children and their families.

In the past we have contributed to many school projects including playground markings, a new kitchen, the nature area and the purchase of books for the new library. More recently we have approved funding requests to purchase a wider variety of home readers for KS1, additional staging for both halls, playground equipment for all the children to enjoy and some additional role play toys for Reception children. The PTA is also funded the hire of Cineworld Cinema to allow the children to watch their stop animation films on the big screen! We also fund many smaller item such as wet weather games, aprons and competition prizes. Ideas for things that would benefit the children are always welcome!

What have we been up to recently?

We had a busy time in term 6 – Ice Cream Fridays were a huge success and the refreshments on both Sports Days were really well supported, so thank you! Lastly the Summer Fayre was a fabulous family evening out and raised around £2000 for the school. The PTA would like to thank the school and staff for all their support with the main event, and all the helpers who organised, cooked and served refreshments to everyone on such a hot day. The PTA also provided funds for the Year 6 Leavers Books, which were organised by Mr Stannard and the year 6 staff. I’m sure you’ll all agree these were a lovely memento for the children to take away with them!

The PTA always needs new faces and new ideas!

If you would like to help with fund-raising activities, in any way at all, then please consider coming along to one of our committee meetings. There will be no pressure to get involved, but you may like to find out more about what we're doing.

At committee meetings we plan what events we want to run, who can organise them and who will help, and how we will spend the money that has been raised.

It's an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. You can also have the satisfaction of knowing that you are directly benefiting your child's learning environment.

You can contact the PTA via email. pta.bridgefarmp@bristol.gov.uk

We send out a newsletter each term to keep you up to date, and we have a meeting every term to discuss our next events - the dates for the coming year are listed below, so why not come along.

Dates of committee meetings in the forthcoming year are:

Tues Sept 16th 7pm
Thurs Nov 13th 3:30pm
Tues Jan 13th 7pm
Wed March 4th 3:30pm
Tues 21st April 7pm
Wed 10th June 3:30pm
AGM meeting Thursday 23rd October 3:30pm

FORTHCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Forthcoming events TBC:

Term 1/2
Personalised Christmas Cards – proofs will come home with your child during Term 1.
Fairy Cake Fridays TBC
Fireworks Night (Wed Nov 5th)
Christmas Fayre dress down/donation day Friday 5th December
Christmas Fayre Friday 12th December 5:30-7:30pm
Term 3/4
Discos for each year group
Reception Bedtime Stories
Easter Egg Hunt and Dress Down Day
Term 5/6
Bridge Farm Bake Off
Summer Event (John Lawson’s Circus, TBC)

PTA Officers are:

Chair: Louise Taylor
Treasurer: Tracey Sandford
Secretary: Lynne Watson
Committee Members: Geoff Mason, Jess Tully, Angeline Hawkins, Rachel Farmer, Priya Krishnan, Rachel Hooper.

If you would like to get in touch with the PTA:
Please feel free to approach any of the representative members named on this linkPTA representatives - there are usually at least a couple of them in each playground every day; or
You can email the PTA at pta.bridgefarmp@bristol.gov.uk
Complete a Feedback/comments form and hand it in to the school office,

Download the Feedback Form (PDF)

Or visit our Facebook page - search Bridge Farm Primary PTA on Facebook and you should find us.

Other ways you can support the PTA and raise funds for Bridge Farm Primary are:

When buying arts and crafts for kids use this link to Yellowmoon , quote our reference SBR1330 and the PTA will get up to 20% cashback on your purchases.

Help raise funds simply by doing your normal on-line purchases at your favourite shops through the Fundraising Everyclick website.

Support our Bag2School days whenever we run them. Bags will be sent home in book bags at the appropriate times.