PTA

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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?

Term 2, we held our Christmas Market and Fun Night. We tried something a bit different this year by inviting traders to the event so you could buy some Christmas gifts as well as having fun on the games. We had some fantastic donations from local traders for prizes and the new grotto was very popular with a visit Elsa, Anna and Olaf. Thank you to everyone who gave their support by donating gifts, sweets, bottles etc. For those who attended the Christmas Market, the traders who joined us, the staff who ran stalls and to everyone who helped organise the event. It was a very successful event, everyone had a great time and we raised over £1800!!
Every year the PTA provides Christmas presents for each class. We ask the teachers what they feel the children would benefit from for wet weather breaks - these were given out on the last day of term at class parties.
On the 20th November we ran Fairy Cake Friday with an amazing selection of cakes provided by reception. Thank you so much to all the parents and children who baked, donated and came to the cake sale. It was another great success and we raised £191! The money raised will go towards new reading books for Reception.

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.