All parents and carers of children at the school are members of the Parent Teacher Association also known as ‘Friends of Cawston Grange’.
The PTA is very active and fosters close contact between parents and the school. We organise a variety of well-attended social events and hold various fund raising functions, which have had a very significant effect on the provision of resources for the school. Our challenge is to help raise additional funding for the school, involve the school and wider community - whilst having fun!
Regular events we help to organise…
Summer Sizzler, Easter Egg Hunt, Children’s Discos, Raffles, Indulgence Evenings, Storytelling Evenings
Would you like to get involved? You can contribute as little or as much as you can. There is no formal commitment and everyone is welcome to come along and help. Please get in touch with one of the committee members, or find us on Facebook 'Friends of Cawston Grange PTA'
Sarah Burchill (Chair), Emily Howard (Vice Chair), Debbie Wolsey (Treasurer), Sarah Hayward-Bradley, Jo Wilson, Clare Polley, Steph Dixon, Phil Cooke
Friends of Cawston Grange School PTA
To fundraise, in order to buy additional items that improve the facilities of the school and the richness of our children's education
To help maintain the social, community and family culture of our school
T0 have fun
The PTA helps pupils:
1. receive a richer education as a result of items bought by the PTA
2. benefit from parents' increased understanding of the school
3. socialise by taking part in fundraising events and activities
4. understand the importance of giving
The PTA helps the school:
1. reach potential volunteers and enthusiasts who may help with school projects
2. engage with more parents, particularly those that may be harder to reach
3. enhance the profile and awareness of the school within the local community
The PTA helps parents:
1. improve the school's facilities, community spirit and partnership with parents
2. socialise and get to know each other whilst taking part in a range of activities
3. share common concerns and find solutions, working with the school
4. find out more about how the school works, developing effective partnerships with the teaching and non-teaching staff
5. fundraise for extra items or services to enrich the children's education
PTA Meeting - Thursday 13 September
The PTA are hoping to mix things up a bit in 18/19, rather than focus on just one huge event, we would like to have some smaller, more frequent events. And we would love to see more parents getting involved. If you have ideas about events that you would like to see happen at the school next year; race nights, Bingo, a family quiz or a fashion show? Put some ideas down on paper, have a quick Google to see how they might be run, and bring your ideas along to the first meeting on Thursday 13 September!
The PTA’s focus in 2018/19 will remain on raising funds for outdoor play equipment. Talk to your children about what they would like to see in the playground and let us know via the communication methods above.
We have some new fundraising ideas already, but these will involve your input…
And don’t forget, we have already teamed up with many companies to provide cashback for the PTA when you purchase items online. See the below document for further information.