PTA                               

Our sincere thanks go out to the East of England Co-op, and all those that selected us with their tokens, for the £300 donation they have given us. It will go far in helping the PTA fund all sorts of activities for our children.


AGM 26th September 2017 at 7pm
Come and meet the whole PTA Committee at our annual general meeting and enjoy a drink with us all!
This year we are exited as so many parents have got involved with the PTA and thus help raised so much money. We continue to look for more new parents to come on board every year, whether be for a single or regular events. New parents mean fresh ideas so do come along and enjoy a drink with us too!
There will be light nibbles and refreshments from soft drinks to glass of wine or beer. We very much look forward to seeing as many parents as possible!
Amir Islam
Chair


Our quiz evening on the 28th of April raised £153. Thanks to those who came along, hope you had a fun evening. Thanks to Mrs Hodgetts for being quizmaster for the occasion.

Thanks to those who supported Bun Day on the 31st of March where we sold the remaining cakes that Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 provided. With that and the following flash sale our total takings were a whopping £213.61

Ice Cream Friday was held on the 12th of May and we sold out, raising a cool £69.80 in the process.


Next PTA meeting
– Annual General Meeting 26th September at 7pm.

Thank you for all your support for the PTA events that have raised funds to enhance life at St Helen's. We look forward to collecting more ( and having fun) at the upcoming
Leavers disco - 14th July
Sports day – 20th July

In case you were wondering what our fundraising supports at St Helen's, in the last school year we supported:
-50% of the cost of the Planners for all Year 5 and Year 6 children
-we provided the buses to get the younger children to Sports Day at Northgate
-we purchased sports kit

 Priorities for this year include:
-Some playground activity equipment for all children to use
-equipment to improve the usage of the swimming pool
-planned improvements to play area and outside spaces at front of school


The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a joint committee of parents and teachers of St Helen's Primary School. Our main aim is to plan and organise events that help raise funds for the school to support learning and the school environment. We also aim to encourage close links between home and school by providing opportunities for parents, staff and children to get together. Parents and staff work together to provide fund raising activities such as quiz nights, International Days and Winter fayres, as well as supporting school based events such as providing refreshments for the Key Stage performances and share days. An annual general meeting (AGM) is held at the beginning of the school year where a committee is elected and objectives for the year ahead are set out. We then aim to meet frequently, dates and times of which will be made available.

The PTA is a great way to get involved in your child’s school life and, whether you can help in a big or small way, your involvement makes a difference, even by simply turning up and supporting the events. New members are always very welcome, please contact the Chairperson for more details at pta@sthelensprimary.net . Alternatively you may use the facebook group called Friends of St Helen's School.

Amir Islam, pictured below, became PTA chair in 2016
Amir, PTA chair.


  
 Officers of the management committee
 
 Chair     Amir Islam
 Vice Chair
 Emma Revell
 Treasurer  Katherine Potts
 Vice Treasurer
 Richard Stansfield
 Secretary  Juliette Lobley
 Vice Secretary
 Chloe Peacock
 Year reps
 
 Reception  Kirsty Robinson
 Year 1
 Jade Reed
 Year 2
 Siobhan Steel
 Year 3
 Katherine Potts & Richard Stanfield
 Year 4
 Vacant
 Year 5
 Jo Hall
 Year 6
 Abdul Hye

Katherine Potts, treasurer and year 3 joint representative.

If you would like to become an affiliate partner with St Helen's Primary School then please contact Amir Islam on pta@sthelensprimary.net.
Thank you for your help and support.
Amir Islam
Chair