The Curzon PTFA raises valuable funds every year for the enrichment of children at The Curzon School, by organising events and activities throughout the school year for parents and children alike to enjoy. The money raised buys equipment and resources for the school, as well as subsidising trips and treats for the children. The PTFA gives an excellent opportunity to provide closer links between parents and the school, and brings staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school. It provides an opportunity for everyone to work together towards a common goal. Our team relies exclusively on volunteer help and new members are always welcome. We have a new Committee this year, who are:
Chairperson - Alison Potter
Alison is mum to a child in Year 2 and 2 year old.
With a background in purchasing and marketing, Alison has a real enthusiasm for creating exciting and fun events which maximise fundraising opportunities. She always tries to think of ways to keep things fresh.
She enjoys cooking and travelling.
Secretary - Jenni Capel
Jenni is mum to a child in Year 2 and a child due to start in Reception this September.
Being a photographer who worked in a professional capacity as a manager in a busy Manchester studio, Jenni always takes great photos of our events and has a real eye for detail.
She enjoys all things creative.
Treasurer - Amber
Amber is mum to a child in Year 4 and a Curzon alumni .
Strong minded and determined, she brings a wealth of experience from her role as a bank manager and has great project management skills.
She enjoys playing netball and baking healthy treats.
All parents are automatically members of the PTFA. We generally meet once a term and parents are most welcome to come along. We are always looking for new fundraising ideas and meetings are your chance to ask questions and give your opinion. During the meetings fund raising events are arranged and donations for items that have been requested are considered. Class Reps from each year group attend our meetings, so if you are unable to attend you can put any suggestions forward to them, email us, send us a message on Facebook, or find one of us at the school gate.
HOW WE RAISE THE MONEY
Our main funds are raised through events that we run throughout the year. Generally, we have a disco in February, Easter Bingo, a fabulous May Ball and a Summer Fair. This year we will see the return of the popular barn dance ins September and the year wouldn’t be complete without the excitement of the Christmas Fair. These main events are supplemented by cake sales, freeze pop Fridays and the sale of refreshments and raffle tickets throughout the year and the personalised Tea Towels and Christmas Cards that the children have done for the last few years.
We are also registered with easyfundraising.org.uk which generates a donation to the PTFA when you shop online via the website, with companies such as Amazon, John Lewis, Waitrose, Marks and Spencer, etc. It is simple to register and we do raise money very easily this way with NO extra cost to you. Please follow our personalised link, at the bottom of the page, to the Curzon School PTFA to register and shop.
The school benefits tremendously from the additional funds raised by the PTA and involvement creates many opportunities for parents to be more involved in school life. Suggestions on what funds can be spent on generally come from the teaching staff but sometimes the children have a request or the PTFA may have identified an item or experience that would be beneficial.
Here are just a few of the projects made possible by funding from the PTA
New laptops and iPads
Funding for new classroom
New project for 2018/19 - Additional winter play area/ sports court
During the current school year, the PTFA will donate just over £10,000 to school! This money has facilitated the purchase of books for the school reading scheme, Year 4 singing tuition, welcome gifts for the Reception children, school newspapers, drumming lessons, school trips together with a large contribution to the new sports field project. This amount also includes a donation of £2,000 which the PTFA commits to every year for general resources.
The children enjoy a trip to the pantomime at Christmas, a Christmas party, a Commemoration Day celebration and a drama workshop day all funded by the PTFA.
HOW WE GET INFORMATION TO YOU
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
There are lots of ways you can help and support your child through the PTFA. Offering to help at events or other times during the year, making donations of goods, time and contacts is invaluable to us, and every offer is gratefully received. The PTFA is only as successful as it is thanks to the many unseen helpers that exist in school.
JOIN THE SCHOOL LOTTERY
September 2018 will see the launch of our brand new School Lottery. For as little as £1 per week you will be entered into a draw for a school community cash prize every week, as well as being entered into a draw for a chance to win £25,000! Spread the word as the lottery is open to everyone. Follow the link at the bottom of the page for more information and to sign up.
The new committee are really keen that our PTFA is an open forum for each and every parent, teacher and alumni member to help them feel able to contribute to this wonderful school in a more social setting!
Contact us at the bottom of the page.
Please visit and like our Facebook page. It's easy to find under Curzon PTFA