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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.

What have we been up to recently?

FIRST OF ALL WE WOULD LIKE TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HELP AND SUPPORT . WITHOUT YOU NONE OF THE EVENTS WOULD HAPPEN. THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING TO HELP AT EVENTS, SENDING IN FUNDS, GIFTS AND ANYTHING ELSE WE ASK FOR TO HELP RUN THE EVENTS AND MOST OF ALL THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THEM WE HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED THEM AS MUCH AS WE HAVE ORGANISING
Our last event of the school year was our summer Fayre. Many parents and staff alike have said how much they enjoyed it. It was very successful and while everyone was having fun we also raised £2400! A great amount to spend on the children next year so please send in any ideas that you think would benefit the school and its pupils!
We have had a very successful year and have raised a total of £8300!
Here is how we raised this fantastic amount!
Firework Night - Christmas Cards - Christmas Fayre - Fairy Cake Fridays - Tuck Shop - Ice Cream Fridays - Uniform Amnesty - Summer Fayre

RESOURCES FUNDED BY THE PTA

Bug Club for KS1 and Reception
Visualisers for each class
10 sets base ten materials for maths
Money towards new PE mats for KS1
New Non-fiction books for Reception
New playground games and equipment for play times
3 sets of guided reading books for Year 3
8 key historical artefacts sets – for the new curriculum

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. 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:

FORTHCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Forthcoming events

PTA Officers are:

Chair: Louise Elcox
Vice Chairs: Karen Davey
Treasurer: Jo Deane
Secretary: Kelly Davies
Committee Members: Geoff Mason, Jess Tully, Rachael Farmer, Kelly Davies, Michelle Sim, Sarah Hall-West, Louise Taylor and Lynne Watson.
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.