Parents, Teachers & Friends of St Bernard's Association (PTFA)

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PTFA Upcoming Events

The PTFA are currently in discussion with the school to determine what the fundraising priorities and objectives will be for the rest of the year.  When your child starts their education at St Bernard’s, each and every one of you becomes a member of the PTFA.  We cannot do this without your support, whether it’s volunteering at events, using easyfundraising, becoming a member of the 400 club, donating gifts and prizes or securing match funding.

One example of parent involvement is the recent Barn Dance. A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended or helped! With your support we raised over £700.

 

Christmas Fair – Friday 13 December

Thank you for your kind donations already sent in.  If you did not manage to send something in already there is still time, please send your donation along to the office as soon as possible. Please don’t forget the school are asking for a £2 donation for charity on 13 December for Christmas Jumper Day and the children will need some money to spend at the fair too please.  There will be games, activities and treats to purchase on the day.  We would also welcome donations of cakes on the morning of Friday 13 December.

 

Spring Fair – 2 May 2020

Save the date – Saturday 2 May (more information to follow).

 

Summer Ball – 12 June 2020 (TBC)

As you may be aware, traditionally the PTFA have hosted an Autumn Ball/Dinner & Dance in November.  We have decided to host this event later in the school year and we have a provisional hold on 12 June at the Marriott Langley.  Please save the date in your diaries.  It will be an event not to miss!

 

Easy Fundraising

Black Friday sales are around the corner, when doing your online shopping please use Easy Fundraising using the link:

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stbernardsptfasl/

Start your Christmas shopping and raise money for St Bernard’s PTFA! It’s such an easy way to support us, so please do sign up (further information on how to set this up is included at the end of this newsletter).

 

Welcome to St Bernard’s Parent Teacher Association (PTFA)

The PTFA Committee is made up of parents and staff who organise social and fund-raising events to support and enhance opportunities for our children.

The school has enjoyed and benefited from many years of community development and fundraising, from a highly successful and dedicated team of parents and friends, who have volunteered as part of this vital group. Following the departure of the Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer last year, we are looking for new and enthusiastic parents to join and revitalise our PTFA, who have contributed so much to the life of the school.

If new parents would like to offer their services to the school, please contact Sharon Westby on sharonw3stby@gmail.com

Last year the PTFA raised over £30,000 which helped to provide educational equipment, sports and leisure equipment and improved school facilities.

St Bernard’s needs and appreciates the support of a strong and vibrant PTFA. The PTFA in turn, needs and appreciates the support of parents, carers, local businesses and the local community.

The PTFA arrange a variety of events each year, including the Year 7 Parents' Welcome Evening in September, Christmas and Summer Fetes and a Quiz Night in February. 

Parental, company and community donations of raffle prizes, silent auction prizes, items for the various Fete stalls and company profit matching are vital to our fund-raising efforts and we appreciate your support in providing any of these.

We also organise a 400 Club, a limited entry draw, which contributes towards the maintenance of the School’s Minibus. Further details of the 400 Club will shortly be available on the PTFA Website page.

However, our purpose is not solely about fund-raising. Being part of the PTFA is a great way to take an active part in the School community. Parents and teachers working together in partnership is an important and fulfilling aspect of school life and is one that really does contribute to the vibrancy and success of St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School. Being an active member of the PTFA Committee is a great way to get to know other parents and members of staff who work together towards a common aim, the enhancement of opportunities for our children.

We encourage everyone to become involved and support the PTFA in whatever way you can. 

Please support your children's education by supporting your PTFA.

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