Being a Parent, Teacher or Staff at the school means you’re automatically part of the PTA: it’s run by you for your school! We aim to run fun activities for the children and fundraise for the school. The number of activities we can run depends on the number of volunteers we have.
We usually meet on the first Friday of each month at 9:10am in the school. Everyone is welcome at the meetings so please do come along and get involved, whether by volunteering at the Winter Disco, helping to plan & attend events, baking / contributing food or simply by providing new ideas. Even if you can’t come to meetings or attend events, we are an open, friendly group of parents and we would love to encourage you to get involved in any way you can. yourPTA is only as strong as the number of volunteers we have. In other words - yourPTA needs you!
Right now were looking for parents to help organise the Summer Fete - please do come along to a meeting or email us if you'd like to find out more.
If you would like to be added to our email list, please email StoneydownPTA@yahoo.co.uk
Exciting plans for an outdoor reading area on the Junior Site are beginning to take shape! Kirsty O'Brien (outgoing PTA treasurer) successfully applied for two grants to put towards a reading space/ library to be built in the junior site playground. The school has been awarded a fantastic £9,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund, as well as £6,000 from The Foyle’s Foundation. This together with a generous £5,000 donation from the PTA, means that they are well on their way to creating an exciting, safe space where children can enjoy reading during break and lunchtimes.
The PTA are proud to support the school's mission for all our children to become life-long readers!
Special thanks to Kirsty O’Brien, whose enthusiasm and drive has helped make this all possible.
Quiz night and artspace fundraising launch - 28th March, 7.30pm
Bake Sale and Easter Dress down day - Thursday 29th March 2018 - children pay £1 to dress in their own spring colours or Easter themed clothes. Please bake or buy savoury and sweet treats and drop at the Infant site office before 2pm on the day. Bake sale will take place 3.30pm, Infant site playground - volunteers needed.
KS2 SATS Breakfasts - 14 – 18th May 2018
Dress Down Day - Friday 25th May 2018
Summer Fete - Friday 6th July 2018
We recognise that there are a lot of busy working parents who can’t contribute a lot of time to the PTA. Our new 100 Club is a nice way to allow parents to contribute while also having a bit of a flutter!
Here’s how it works…you complete a membership form and Standing Order mandate for £5 a month (or £60 annually by cheque). This form is available to down load here.
This buys you one membership number and enters you into the monthly draw. The draw will take place by the second Monday of each month and one winner will take home up to £100 (depending on how many people sign up).
The remaining money goes to the school, via the PTA. To begin with, funds raised will be specifically reserved for the Artspace the school is hoping to build.
We are hoping to raise around £4,000 per year with this simple, fuss-free fundraising push.
The first draw took place in March 2018. Once all 100 numbers have been allocated, those wishing to join will be added to a waiting list for a number.
||Leah Armstrong Seb (yr1), Xavi (nursery)
||Eva Robins Leo (yr 1)
||Janet Basso Daniel (yr4)
||Kirsty O'Brien Robert (yr2), Jamie (reception)
||Tina Smith Riley (yr2)
|School Garden Liason:
|Summer Fete 2017 coordinator:
|| Leah Armstrong
|| Sue Power
Past Events (examples)
- Dress down days
- Christmas Disco
- Race for Life
- Spring bulb planting
- Film events
- Christmas Bazaar
- Easter fun day
- Summer Fete
- Quiz night
- Playground divider
- Table-Tennis table
- Basketball Hoop
- Nursery playhouse
- A kiln
- Play-ground equipment
- Science day activities
- Sports kits
- School trips
- Audio system for the school hall
- Musical instruments