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Welcome Back!

In our first blog of the new academic year we wish you a warm welcome back and answer the two questions we are sure have been on your lips all summer….

1) How do I get involved in the PTA?!

2) When is the PTA’s AGM?

To end the suspense right away, here goes with the answers:

1. There are two main ways you can volunteer your time…

Join the Committee – this year we have vacancies for Treasurer and general Committee positions.

Do you have enthusiasm and good organisation skills? Do you get a warm fuzzy feeling from helping others? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Email us .

No prior knowledge of the school or the PTA is needed for any of the Committee positions although familiarity with numbers is obviously essential to be Treasurer. Marketing skills, events experience and/or writing grant applications is always useful but certainly not essential. Committee members are expected to attend Committee meetings (approx. every 6 weeks), help take key decisions and to coordinate at least one of our fundraising event teams (such as Clarefest, the Summer Fete or even something new that you’re passionate about). The Treasurer is responsible for managing the bank accounts, processing all payments and preparing the year-end accounts. All Committee members are of course fully supported by the rest of the Committee and the wider PTA community.

Become a Friend of the PTA – be added to our distribution list to find out when we need help on an adhoc basis. This could be anything from help putting up the Christmas trees or running a stall at the summer fete. Please email us to be added to our Friends of the PTA list.

2. The PTA’s AGM (Annual General Meeting) is on Thursday 30th September at 8pm, in the Lodge classroom on the school's top playground (enter via the Banner Farm Road entrance).

All are welcome! Remember all parents are automatically members of the PTA so you don’t have to be a Friend or Committee member to come to the AGM. The AGM is a legal meeting where we review what happened last year and discuss plans for the year ahead. We'd love to welcome old and new parents and hear your feedback. It's also a great way to meet other parents and teachers.

Don’t forget you can always find out more about the PTA website at our website, Instagram, Facebook and email us with any questions.

Reception and Year One Parent Social Night

Lastly, we look forward to seeing Year 1 parents this Friday 17th Sept from 7.30pm at the Claremont Pub and then Reception parents the following week Friday 24th Sept, same time and place. Please RSVP to if you are coming so we can gauge numbers.

Best regards,

Claire, Natalie & Sara

(Chair, Vice-Chair & Secretary)

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