Parents Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA)

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Charmouth Primary School PTFA is an enthusiastic and active body comprised mostly of parents and friends of the school whose aim is to help promote the school. This is done through an active social calendar of events for those associated with the school.

A second and equally important role of the PTFA is to fundraise to enable the school to provide extra facilities and resources beyond that which the local authority provides. In recent months the PTFA have put money towards transport for swimming, sponsored a visit by a “Life Education Van” which promoted personal social and health education for the children across the curriculum. All parents, staff and friends of the school are automatically members of the association.

Charmouth PTFA is proud of their association with the school and their achievements and contribution to school life over the last few years.

This term we have already started preparing for one of our biggest and most popular events of the year – the Christmas Fayre. We are very much looking forward to celebrating the festive season with you all and promise lots of fun games, delicious treats to eat and drink and of course a special visit from Santa himself!

We are also pleased that Charmouth School also now has it’s very own discount shopping service that can be found at the website www.charmouthschooloffers.co.uk. Parents, friends and families from Charmouth community and beyond can benefit from great savings with 100’s of the UK’s biggest retailers including Tesco, Waitrose, John Lewis and Amazon. All you need to do is sign up to the weekly newsletter via this website and you will receive details of the best discounts available. The website offers us all the opportunity to save money on our online purchases with the added benefit that every purchase will earn a commission for the school! With Christmas fast approaching we’re hoping that everyone will find this really useful and will pass on the details to friends in Charmouth and beyond who can also benefit from these savings. The 1st Charmouth School Offers newsletter containing our voucher codes, discounts and deals will be sent out next week so be sure to sign up and look out for it. To sign up to the newsletter please enter your name and email address at www.charmouthschooloffers.co.uk or refer to the PDF guide that is included on this weeks parent mail and in book bags.

PTFAs are hugely important to the social and financial welfare of a school, performing a vital role in filling the gaps where state funding has dried up. Money raised by the PTFA can be used for resources that can support the enrichment of our children’s educational experience outside of and within the curriculum eg. Swimming lessons, beach school sessions, school trips and equipment.

PTFA stands for Parents, Teachers and Friends Association so anyone and everyone is welcome to get involved in helping to support the school and raise much needed funds. We’ve had many new faces join this year and lots of energy and enthusiasm so it’s been a really positive start to this years fundraising and we’d love to get more people involved.

Getting involved is a fantastic way to meet other parents, make new friends, have lots of fun and support our school. You don’t need to attend all the meetings or get involved with every event; just help out if you can, share a fundraising idea, bake the odd cake, perhaps man a stall or paint a sign. Any help in whatever capacity is warmly welcomed.

OUR SCHOOL NEEDS YOU!

We look forward to seeing you then.