The Friends Of St John's
The Friends of St John’s - Our School PTA
We are looking to grow our PTA this year, and there will be lots of opportunities for helping with events, fundraising, supporting the school and raising money for the children. This is a great way to meet new people and pick up new skills along the way, as well as putting forward your ideas, and unleashing your creative side!
We have previously held fundraising events for the school, including a Coffee Morning, Christmas Bingo and Raffle, and Easter Bonnet Parade and Bingo. We have also supported children with refreshments and decorations for events such as Sports Days and Leavers Parties.
From recent fundraising, we have been able to provide footballs for classes across the school and some durable seating for our playground. We also support charitable causes such as MacMillan Cancer Support, through our whole school cake sales.
At Christmas the Friends of St John’s have previously organised and ran a fabulous Christmas Bingo event. They worked hard in the lead up to the event, visiting, emailing and contacting businesses to source raffle prizes. The group also built hampers and organised prizes for the Bingo games and spot prizes prior to the event. Our grand total for the Christmas Bingo event, which will go directly to pupils resources, was £643.50. Everyone had a fantastic time and many prizes, treats and goodies were taken home just in time for the holidays.
Our Easter Bingo events are extra special as we have an amazing Easter Bonnet Parade from our Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children, and a brilliant Egg Decorating competition for Years 3,4,5 and 6. We are so impressed to see all the hard work and creativity that goes into these creations! Our last Easter Bingo event raised a massive £949, and the support and participation were hugely appreciated! The children loved parading their bonnets, and entering their eggs, and it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves!
If you are interested in helping out at any of our events, or in the lead up to the events, you would be most welcome. Our PTA are a very friendly group, and with more support we could make these events even better, and organise more things for the children and their families.
Mrs Nicol is the teaching coordinator of the Friends of St Johns, so if you have any queries, or you are interested in taking part, please contact the school office who will pass on your details, and we are looking forward to welcoming you to the Friends of St Johns!