What is the PTA?
Moortown Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of pupils in the school by engaging in activities or providing facilities or equipment which support the school.
The PTA is run by a group of parents and staff who all give their time on a voluntary basis to organise and run fundraising (and hopefully fun!) activities for those in our school community. The PTA meet approximately every six weeks. We welcome all parents and carers at the school to join in!
The funds we raise provide ‘extras’ for the school. On an annual basis, we provide things such as stickers and medals for sports day, birthday gifts, and weekly certificates. In addition, the school gives us a ‘wish list’ of items they feel would be of benefit. For example, we recently purchased the display boards in the main playground, and funded a whole school visit to the theatre. Our current main focus is to raise funds to help develop our new outdoor space.
The Chair of the PTA is Richard Spencer. Richard can be contacted via the school office.
Minutes of meetings:
Our main fundraisers of the year are the Summer Fair and Christmas Fair, where we have stalls selling goods, refreshments, and games to play. These take place towards the end of the Summer and Autumn terms – see the school calendar for the planned dates. We hold events for the children throughout the year including Movie Nights and discos, and the ever-popular bun sales (which usually also provide an opportunity to look at an aspect of children’s work, such as homework). We also hold events for parents and the wider community such as quiz nights. If you have ideas for any other events, please speak to the PTA Chair, leave a message at the school office, or come along to our next meeting!
Other ways to fund raise
Please spread the word among your family and friends about these ways to raise money for PTA, so we can benefit our school!
The PTA is a charity registered in England and Wales (registered charity number: 1161458).
We welcome donations of any amount to help achieve our aim of advancing the education of pupils at the school. One-off or regular donations can be made via our money giving site at MyDonate. Thank you for your support.
Do you shop online? Did you know that every time you shop you could be raising money for Moortown Primary PTA? Shop with any of over 3000 well-known retailers listed on easyfundraising.org.uk and a percentage of what you spend is passed to Moortown Primary PTA. Retailers include Amazon, M&S, Vodafone, eBay, Tesco, Boden, Waitrose, House of Fraser Viking and many more. It’s like nectar but instead of earning points, each purchase generates a donation. So, instead of going directly to a retailer’s website, go to easyfundraising first and choose the retailer you want to shop with – then everything you spend with that retailer earns a free donation for Moortown Primary PTA. It’s free to use and your shopping won’t cost you a penny more. On average, each retailer will donate 5% of the cost of your shopping – and those donations soon mount up. Please register to support us when you shop online!
We always collect supermarket vouchers, such as those from Sainsbury’s Active Kids, Tesco Schools and Clubs and Morrisons Let’s Grow (and tokens like Nestle Box Tops for Books from cereal packets, too!). The school uses vouchers like these to buy new equipment for the playgrounds at lunchtime – a new parachute, some skipping ropes, equipment to help with our balancing and a giant crossword puzzle – and have purchased litter-picking equipment for the lunchtime Keep it Clean Club, too (used to help keep the local neighbourhood tidy).
Scooters for Schools
Are you planning on buying a scooter for your child? You could earn money or scooters for our school at the same time!
Shop at www.micro-scooters.co.uk and enter our school’s URN code (107916) so we can receive money or scooters.
If you’d like to find out more about what we do, or become involved in the PTA, either as a committee member, trustee, volunteer at events, or even as Chair, you’re welcome to come along to one of the PTA meetings (ask the school office staff when this is). You would be very welcome and it’s a great way to be part of school life!