PTA

Summer Fayre Friday 11th July, 5-8:30pm

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PTA meeting: September 2014 Date TBC

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?

In term five we held the first Bridge Farm Bake Off, which was really well supported and we had lots of wonderful cakes and bakes! Paris Troy from Heart FM and Sheena from the school kitchen had a really hard time judging all the entries. Congratulations to all the winners and well done to everyone who entered. Thank you to all the helpers who assisted on the day, and to everyone who came and bought cakes after school. We appreciate the cake sale was rather hectic and will be working on a plan to try and make it a bit calmer next time! This event raised just over £200. We still have several events coming up for term 6 – Ice Cream Fridays (£1 ice creams available in the playgrounds every Friday at pick up time, weather permitting!), Sports Day refreshments and the Summer Fayre on Friday 11th July from 5-8:30pm. There will be fairground rides, stalls, food and fun so why not bring a picnic blanket and come and enjoy some family time. Fingers crossed for sunny weather!

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:

September 2014 date TBC’

FORTHCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Yr 3/4/5 Disco – Wednesday 25th June tickets on sale now from the meadow office
Summer Event – Friday 11th July 5-8:30pm
Ice Cream Fridays – Friday afternoons weather permitting
Sports Day Refreshments – Tuesday 15th (KS1) and Wednesday 16th (KS2) – Strawberries and Cream to enjoy while you watch the children having fun – weather permitting.

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.