PTA

Circus Tickets Now On Sale – Early Bird Prices Available until the end of Term 5 – Shows at 4pm and 6:30pm on Friday 3rd July

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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 the purchase of new home readers for KS1, additional staging for both halls, playground equipment, role play toys for Reception, the hire of Cineworld Cinema for screening of the children’s stop animation films and funding for the Year 6 Leavers Book. More recently we have approved funding requests to assist with the purchase of a public access defibrillator, uniform for the basketball team, new digital cameras for every class and funding for Year 5 to attend the Brilliant Bristol course. We also fund many smaller items 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?

In addition to the Fairy Cake Friday held in Term 4 (which raised £151), we also had a Family Photo Shoot with Vicky from Looking Glass Photography – our commission from the photos purchased is currently £51 – thank you to all the families who came along and gave their support. We also held an Easter Egg Hunt for each class, and this event raised £333! Thanks to Mr Mason who managed to get 64 large Easter eggs donated from Morrisons, Asda and Tesco. The new audio system has now been installed in both halls and is sounding fantastic! We have also approved the purchase of £2000 worth of Maths resources for the whole school to benefit from. We’re busy planning our final events of the school year, including our last Fairy Cake Friday, Rags 2 Riches collection, Bridge Farm Bake Off 2015 and John Lawson’s Circus – dates for these events can be found below, and we really hope you and your families enjoy them! Circus tickets are available now from the Meadow Office and our Early Bird Price is £7.50 per ticket or £24 for a family ticket for four people (under threes go free but must sit on an adults lap). The early bird price is available until the end of Term 5 so snap up your tickets at the reduced cost as soon as you can! In Term 3 we held yet another Fairy Cake Friday with delicious cakes and bakes from Year 2. This raised £155 taking the Fairy Cake Friday total to £927, and we have just had another successful sale in Term 4 with cakes from Year 5 which raised £180. This means our Fairy Cake Friday total is now £1107 and means we have sold over 2000 cakes over the four terms. We are so grateful for your support – baking, buying and helping out – thank you! Our final Fairy Cake Friday will be held on April 24th (Year 6 bake).
We also held Reception Bedtime Stories and PTA discos for the rest of the school during Term 3 – in total these events raised over £750 and were enjoyed by everyone. Thanks for all your support and special thanks to the parents who gave up their time to help supervise the children at the discos.
You will all be pleased to hear that the school have finalised their purchase of a new audio system for both halls, and this will be installed shortly. This was only possible due to your generous donations to PTA funds over the last few years and hopefully it will make it a lot easier to hear the staff and children during performances, meetings and assemblies.

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.

We would really welcome new faces as the PTA Officers will be changing for the 2015/16 school year – if you might be interested please email us, contact us on Facebook or through the Meadow office. Without Officers (a Chair and Treasurer are legally required, and a secretary is also needed) the PTA will be unable to continue.

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. ptabridgefarmp@bristol-schools.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:

Wed 10th June 3:30pm
AGM meeting Thursday 23rd October 3:30pm

FORTHCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Forthcoming events

Term 5

Term 6

PTA Officers are:

Chair: Louise Taylor
Treasurer: Lynne Watson
Committee Members: Geoff Mason, Jess Tully, Rachel Farmer, Rachel Hooper, Donna Sanders, Louise Elcox, Nick Maynard, Jo Deane..

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 ptabridgefarmp@bristol-schools.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:

Do you work for a large national/multinational company? If you have a charities department it may be that your employer operates match funding – they will often donate a specific amount to charities such as the PTA if one of their employees is organising or helping at an event. For example, a PTA committee member works for a large company who match fund up to £250 – she organised an event which raised well over this amount and we were given £250 by her employers. It was as simple as filling out a form with their charities department! If you think this is something you could help us with, please get in touch.