PTA

We have raised £7000 so far this school year – thank you!

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Click on the link to read the Past Newsletters, current and past minutes and the PTA constitution

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 Term 2 we held another successful Fairy Cake Friday with lots of delicious cakes from Reception families – this raised £184.95 bringing the Fairy Cake Friday total to £772! There will be more Fairy Cake Fridays throughout the year leading up to the Bridge Farm Bake Off 2015 in May, so please keep supporting these events, which will all be held in Meadow Hall from now on. We also hosted a Family Photo Shoot with Vicky from Looking Glass Photography. She took some beautiful photos and our commission from this event was £113.90. Vicky will be visiting us again on Saturday 14th March, so please drop in to Meadow Office to book a slot if you’re interested. Finally we enjoyed another fantastic Christmas Fayre at the end of Term 2. We really were overwhelmed by the donations given and the turnout on the night – we hope you all had a lovely evening and went home with lots of goodies. The fayre raised almost £3300 for the school and this money will be put to good use shortly, as we are moving towards finding a supplier for a new PA system to be used in both buildings for assemblies and school productions.
In Term 3 we have a Fairy Cake Friday on 23rd January at 3:15pm in Meadow Hall. The following week we have a PTA Disco on Wed 28th January for Yr 1 (4-5pm) and Yr 2 (5:15-6:15pm), then on Wed 4th Feb for Yr 3 / 4 (4-5pm) and Yr 5 / 6 (5:15-6:15pm). Please get your tickets as soon as possible as numbers are limited – they are on sale at the Meadow Office for £2.50 to include a drink and snack. Reception children aren’t missing out on the fun – we are running Bedtime Stories for them on Thursday 5th February from 5-6pm ... drop your children back to school wearing their PJ’s (and bring a teddy!) to have some stories, biscuits and a drink with their friends – the charge for this is £1 per child. Events for the following terms are also listed below in ‘forthcoming events’. Thanks again for all your support!

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:

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 3/4

Term 5/6

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 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:

Support our Rags2Riches days whenever we run them. Bags will be sent home in book bags at the appropriate times.