PTFA

heights-ptfa-logoThe Heights PTFA is a charity run by parent and guardian volunteers. As a parent of a child at The Heights Primary School, you are automatically a member of the PTFA and as such you can attend meetings, vote on proposals and make suggestions for spending or raising funds.

We raise money to spend on improving equipment and resources to enhance the children’s education and the facilities in the school in general. We promote closer links between home and school and we bring staff, parents, pupils and friends together in support of our school.

We would love your input on what we should fund to enhance our children’s learning at The Heights. Your thoughts about school resources, visits to places or talks from inspiring people are welcome.

If you have any suggestions, comments or ideas feel free to come and have a chat with any of the PTFA committee if you see us at school, we will try to answer any queries you may have. Otherwise you can contact us via Facebook, the PTFA Postbox (in the school reception) or email ptfa@theheightsprimary.co.uk


ptfa get involved

There are many ways you can get involved with the PTFA:

COME TO OUR MEETINGS – We welcome all members and fresh ideas, so do try and attend a meeting if you can. Meeting dates/times can be found below.

VOLUNTEER – Offers of help before, after or at events are so valuable and much appreciated. It doesn’t matter if you can’t help on a regular basis; we welcome any offer of support. We also need man (and woman!) power to help with various construction projects at the temporary site. We will send out requests via the Heights Highlights and Class Reps when needed.

SUPPORT EVENTS – Our events are for the whole school community to enjoy, everyone is welcome. Whether a Christmas or Summer Fayre or a social night for parents/guardians, come along and show your support!


ptfa raise money
There are many ways we fundraise, here are some ideas:

PTFA EVENTS – We run a number of amazing, fun events each year, which you can view here. Please save the dates!

SPONSORED EVENTS – If you are planning any sponsored events please consider The Heights Primary PTFA as your chosen charity. The school’s running team have regularly competed in a number of local events and welcome new members.

GET YOUR COMPANY TO HELP US – If you work, please ask your company if they would consider:

– match-funding a particular sponsored event or stall at one of our fayre
– donating to The Heights PTFA charity through your payroll
– buying an item from the PTFA wish list
– gathering a team of volunteers to help at the school e.g. Community Support day

ONLINE SHOPPING – If you shop online, you could earn cash back for the school with your purchases. Simply register with The Giving Machine, select The Heights Primary as your preference and we will receive commission for every purchase made via the site. The Giving Machine is supported by most major retailers including Amazon, John Lewis and eBay. Please visit www.thegivingmachine.co.uk and register today.

We also have a code for you to use with any purchase from www.micro-scooters.co.uk . Enter 139972 when prompted at checkout and the school will receive cashback for every order.

DONATE – We are extremely grateful to receive all donations. We accept cash, cheques, direct debit or donations via our fundraising page here


ptfa money go

In the 2015/16 school year we funded:

– An outdoor, natural play area, which the children can continue to change and explore… offering interactive elements, den building and climbing frames to ensure the children never get bored! This will be suitable for all ages.
– A portable stage for school productions
– A Dressing Up Box – a chest/wardrobe, hats (not woolly ones), waistcoats, sparkly tops, belts, shawl type scarves, small jackets and gloves. If you have any of the above please let us know
– A further extension to the awnings around the school.

We will also continue to support school trips and fund school experiences / items
We would love your input on what we should fund to enhance our children’s learning at The Heights such as school resources, visits to places or talks from inspiring people. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please email: ptfa@theheightsprimary.co.uk


ptfa meetings

We generally try to meet at the beginning of each term to plan and organise upcoming events but we are just finalising dates at the moment


ptfa planned
The PTFA are planning on plenty of events this year, we are yet to confirm everything but it will look a little like this:

 
– September Henley 10k Run
– October Social Night
– November PTFA Meeting
– December Pantomime, Christmas Fayre
– January PTFA Meeting
– February School Disco
– March PTFA Meeting, Easter Hunt, Social Night
– April PTFA Meeting
– May Social Night, Mini Mile
– June PTFA Meeting, Summer Fayre
– July PTFA Meeting