Birch Copse School has a very good, hard working, enthusiastic Parent Teacher Association Committee who organise the many activities of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The money raised by the PTA is used to fund equipment or activities across the school.
The committee meets once each half term and anyone connected to the school (parent, guardian or teacher) can attend. Committee meeting dates are published in the school bulletin.
Fund Raising Events
The PTA organises many annual events and some one offs – any offers to assist at any of the events or to run your own event are gratefully received, please contact a member of the committee. Regular annual events include the Christmas Fair, Easter Raffle, Summer Fair, School Discos, Quizzes and Production DVDs, Reading Football tickets to name just a few.
Another easy way to help the school is to shop online at www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk where you will be able to make free cash donations to Birch Copse School with every purchase. More details at the end of this page.
The PTA also runs its own school uniform shop. Please check the school bulletin for dates. The school office has the latest order form. Alternatively, you can contact the uniform shop by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA Funded Items and Activities
The money raised by the PTA is used to fund equipment or activities across the school. Every year Mr Micklewhite produces a “Headteachers Wish List”, which gets added to on a regular basis. Some of the items that the PTA has committed to fund on an annual basis include:
• Money for the teachers to spend on classroom resources.
• The Life Education bus (previously by parent contribution)
• Themed week (previously by parent contribution)
• Pupil refreshments on sports day
• Year 6 child Leavers’ Books & party food
Head Teachers’ Wish List 2016-17 - TBC
In 2015-16 the PTA raised over £20,000 which was used to buy:
• ICT resources
• Portfolios (these are given to each pupil when they leave the school containing a collection of works from foundation upwards)
In previous years the PTA has funded Foundation Play equipment, outdoor classroom, library books, library computer and software, the wireless network, interactive white board, drum kit, PA system, outdoor play equipment, drum kits, Hall tables & benches, projectors and a cash contribution to the new school hall and many other items.
The Giving Machine
Shop online at www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk where you will be able to make free cash donations to Birch Copse School with every purchase.
All you have to do is click on www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk, it’s free to join, and nominate “Birch Copse Primary School”. Full instructions on how to sign up are available from the school office.
Every time you shop online remember to log in via www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk and then go shopping via your chosen shop link and you will be making a cash donation to Birch Copse School.
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