Hello and welcome to the PTA page
The PTA raises funds throughout the year by organising and running events such as discos, fairs and raffles. This money pays for resources or experiences that enhance pupils’ education and enjoyment.
In recent years we have purchased Smart tv’s for classrooms, subsidised music lessons and paid for year 6 leavers events.
As a parent/guardian of a child in the school you are a member of the PTA and we rely on your volunteered time to organise and run events, raising as much money as possible each year. We are always happy to see new faces at our regular meetings, come along and share your ideas.
The PTA is co-ordinated by the elected officer team who are appointed at the AGM each year.
The AGM was held on 26/09/2019 where the following individuals were elected for this school year:
Chairperson - Kirsty Duffield (1st year in position) – George’s mum year 3, and Zoe’s mum nursery (am).
Deputy Chairperson - Lucy Durston-Birt (2nd year in position)- Erin’s mum yr 5 and Ewan’s mum year 1.
Secretary- Aysima Harper (1st year in position) Lara’s mum year 3 and Erin’s mum year 1.
Treasurer- Sandra Grant (ongoing)
There is a photo of Kirsty, Lucy and Ays on a PTA Facebook post from September 2019 if you want to put names to faces (search @ptamountpleasant). Sandra Grant is school business manager based at the school office.
We are always keen to have more class representatives. This is very informal – you are a point of contact for anything PTA related for the class. You’d help by sharing PTA posts on class Facebook groups, bring any queries to meetings, message us on Facebook/ e mail or stop us for a chat on the school run. You don’t even have to let us know really, just keep up to date with PTA stuff so that you can answer questions from other parents/ guardians. Being positive and approachable is key.
Reception: Paul Smith and Lisa Gatkin
Yr2: Rachael Rusgys
Yr5: Rachel Rusgys
Match funding is a simple way to maximise the fundraising efforts of the PTA volunteers. It is an informal, albeit corporate, arrangement between a company and an employee. Usually, a company pledges to match a sum of money relating to the amount the employee has either raised or donated to a charity. It is likely that there will be an upper limit and certain criteria applied.
For example, last year, a PTA volunteer helped at the Christmas fair, provided a copy of paying in slip (proving funds raised) to her employer, filled in a form at work and received a £200 cheque for the PTA! Minimal effort required - corporate funds donated!
Please take a few minutes to check if your employer match funds – it is an easy way to raise funds for the school.
We sell pre-loved school logo jumpers and cardigans. Get in touch with details of what you are looking for and we’ll do our best to help. We also take donations of GREAT QUALITY, BRANDED jumpers and cardigans to sell. If you have items to donate, please drop them to the school office, washed and ready to go.
News and contact
For all the latest news and events please follow us on Facebook, search for @ptamountpleasant.
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PTA Christmas Fayre – Friday 29/11/2019 3.30pm