Respect - Collaborate - Grow
Welcome to the Dorney School Parent-Teachers Association (PTA). We are a registered charity that fundraises with a variety of events during the school year to enhance the experiences of our children. Last year we helped the school purchase new books, IT equipment and assisted the gardening club.
We meet regularly at 7.30 pm at the Palmer Arms, Dorney. Dorney PTA have an open door policy and we welcome new faces, so why not pop along. Whether it’s being a committee member, suggestions for events, donations, occasional support, or matched funding from employers, all your help is greatly appreciated.
Any comments or suggestions for fundraising ideas can also be left in the PTA post box (situated at the back of the school on the wall opposite the bike shed) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTA CLASS REPS:
Reception - Joelle Pugh
Year 1 - Jonathan Mansell Cook
Year 2 - Joelle Pugh
Year 3 - Neil Harrison-Smith
Year 4 - Sarah Blake
Year 5 - Abi Woolhouse
Year 6 - Lucy Bavazzano
A big "Thank You" to everyone who came to Fireworks Night last Saturday. Despite the wet weather it was a brilliant evening packed with fun, laughs and lots of "oohs and ahhs" at the fantastic display and so nice to see the school community together. We are delighted to share the news that together we RAISED OVER £2000 for future school projects so well done to you all! It was so nice to see so many new faces in attendance and new volunteers so thanks to everyone who helped before, during and after event. We cannot do these events without you!
We are pleased to confirm we have our next Bag2School collection booked. We hope the half-term and over next month is the perfect time to have a de-clutter of clothes, textiles, teddies etc - especially with festive season around the corner.
A complimentary Bag2School sack should be with you via pupil-mail but feel free to use any bags you have as all are accepted and the more bags the merrier as we are paid by weight so the more we donate, the more we raise for school projects!
Here is what you can pack your bags with...
ACCEPTED: ‘good quality’ items for RE-USE:
· Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s clothing
· Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
· Handbags / Hats / Bags / Scarves and ties
· Lingerie / Socks
· Soft toys
· Household linen / Curtains
· Towels / Bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers)
DO NOT accept:
· Duvets and blankets
· Pillows and cushions
· Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)
· Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing
· School uniforms with and without logo
· Corporate clothing and workwear
· Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded
Fill as many bags (any bags/bin bags!) as you can to make this a really good collection to raise lots of money.
Many thanks in advance for your contributions,
Friends of Dorney PTA
For more info visit: https://bag2school.com/how-it-works
PTA AGM INFORMATION
We would love to see you at the Dorney School PTA AGM!
Date: Wednesday 9th October 2019
Venue: Dorney School Hall
There is much to discuss including the successes of the past year and to get all our heads together of how we are going to raise money for important School projects through fundraising events in 2019/20.
Whether you already have Children in the School or this is your first year we are very welcome to anyone interested in finding out more by coming along.
As Dorney School life continues we will sadly be saying goodbye to some PTA members who've been so involved since their children were in Foundation and now it is time for them to head off to Secondary School. With this in mind, we really do need you involved in the team and at events.
We totally understand that people’s time is limited but we hope that the Friends of Dorney initiatives will allow more people to give more when it suits them and make more use of parent skill sets.
We will cover:
1. Fund raising and events
2. Pastoral and teacher help
3. School premises and educational projects
4. Treasury Roles
5. Other fundraising avenues
Couple of reminders about other ways to fundraise...
CORPORATE DONATIONS...can your company make a donation for a special school project? If so, we would love to help make it happen so please get in touch!
GIVE AS YOU LIVE (Online Shopping)...Don't forget that when you shop online, if you register Dorney School as your charity of choice at 'Give A You Live' it's an incredibly easy way to boost extra funds without any extra costs to you. All the major sites and stores donate. Just imagine how much we could raise by end of year!
Please let us know if you're planning to come and find out more. If you would like to send in any comments or contributions we can discuss them even if you are unable to make it along. Drop us an email: email@example.com
Thanks for your time and support,
Neil (Chair) and the Friends of Dorney PTA Team