Welcome to the PTFA section of our website!
English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School is lucky to have a very supportive PTFA. Mrs Jackson, Mrs Kenny, Mrs Hewitson and Mrs McDonald are the staff representatives who help organise meetings and host events through school. They do this with the invaluable help of many parents who regularly attend meetings, share ideas, offer support and give their own time to help.
We try to hold a big fundraising event each term. Over the last few years we have held a very successful Present Room where children donate presents which the PTFA and staff in school wrap and children then choose a present to buy for their mums, dads, aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandads, brothers or sisters, even cousins! We also have our annual Easter Bingo, discos and of course our annual Summer Fayre which always attracts a large crowd and is a great fundraiser whilst also being a great day out!
The money the PTFA raise goes towards numerous 'extras' in school. We use it to:
Subsidise educational visits
Pay for visitors in school such as visiting theatre groups, poets, Zoolab and Scientists, to buy flowers and plants for our grounds, Holy Communion gifts, Year 6 Residential and
Leavers' gifts to name but a few.
It is a very worthwhile cause and without it we wouldn't be able to have nearly as many 'extras' in school.
If you would like to become involved in our PTFA please have a chat with one of the staff on the playground or call into the school office. We have meetings each term, you would always be most welcome!
Watch this space for our PTFA events this term!
Dates for 2017 ~ 2018 planned in so far!
Here are some PTFA events for your diary!
School Birthday Party on 24th November. Children to wear party clothes on that day and cake donations needed. Party to begin at 2.15p.m. Parents and parishioners invited.
'Chrismaths Market Day' on 8th December at 2-3p.m. Children will be making items in school to sell to parents. Items will have a Maths link.
Present Room 2017:
1st December non-uniform day ~ donate a present for an adult
8th December non-uniform day ~ donate a present for a child.
15th December ~ Present Room in school ~ Children can buy presents for their family.
School Disco 18th January:
EYFS/Key Stage 1 at 3.30-4.15p.m.
Key Stage 2 at 4.30-5.15p.m.
Easter Bingo 21st March at 3.30p.m. There will be two non-uniform days for donating Easter Eggs: March 9th and March 16th.
Summer Fayre Sunday 15th July
Thank you very much for your support with these events. Lots of money is raised and it all goes towards fantastic resources and exciting events for the children in school. Watch out for a letter coming soon to tell you how the money is spent!
Summer Fayre 2016
This year we are going to have a Summer Fayre on Sunday 26th June, 12.00p.m. till 3.00p.m.
We are arranging lots of fun activities including games on the field, a bouncy castle, face painting, tombola and lots more! We will also have food and drink stalls available. Children in Key Stage 2 will be in invited to set up stalls such as 'Name the Teddy' and a Treasure Map.
If you are able to help on this day with any stalls please contact the school.
There will be a school Disco on Thursday 19th May 2016.
Reception and Key Stage 1 will be at 3.30p.m. till 4.15p.m.
Key Stage 2 will be at 4.30p.m. till 5.15p.m.
Refreshments will be available: drinks 30p, popcorn 50p, crisps 30p
The cost of a ticket is £2
Your child must be signed in and also a contact telephone number given.
If you would like to help on this day please contact school.