Welcome to Carden Primary PTA

 What is the PTA?                                                                                                                                                                       

PTA stands for Parent and Teacher Association

The PTA is an organisation of parents and staff, its role is to encourage closer links between home and school. PTAs are best known for their fundraising work, but they have a useful social function too. Fundraising events provide an opportunity for parents, staff and pupils to get together.

The Carden Primary School PTA motto is connecting Carden's community, and it seeks to be inclusive of all,developing the wellbeing of the school and its members.

How is the PTA organised?

All parents/carers are automatically members of the PTA. We hold our Annual General Meeting in September, at the start of the school year. At this meeting a committee is elected to run the PTA – usually consisting of a chair, a vice- chair, a treasurer, a secretary and other roles such as class representatives. Everyone is welcome to the AGM.

The PTA committee usually meets once a term and arranges smaller working groups to organise individual events.

How is money raised?

Money is raised through events. We hold one main event each school term – for example, a Christmas Fete or quiz night. Other PTA events include school uniform sales, discos, pamper evenings and many more. We are always looking for new fundraising ideas and trying new events. Other easy ways to raised money for the school include Match Funding and Easy Fundraising.

What is Match Funding?

Match Funding is an arrangement between a company and their employee. Not all companies offer match funding, but those that do will pledge a sum of money relating to the amount that their employee has raised for charity. This could be as simple as asking your employer if they have such a scheme – many big companies do.

What is Easy Fundraising?

Easy Fundraising is (as its name suggests) an easy way to raise money for the school when you shop online. To raisemoney for the school, simply go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk and in the search box enter ‘Carden PTA’; create anaccount, and then remember to use the app when shopping online. Retailers partnered with Easy Fundraising include: Amazon, Hotels.com, TUI, Booking.com, Next, M&S, eBay, The AA, and many, many more.

Smile Amazon www.smile.amazon.co.uk (instead of amazon.co.uk) log in with your usual account details, and you will be raising money for Carden at no extra cost to yourself every time you shop.

How can I be involved in Carden’s PTA?

There are many different ways you can help with the PTA, whether you have lots of time to offer or not.If you can’t commit to a big job, look out for things you can do less frequently, such as:

  • Help run a stall at the Summer Fete

  • Bake a cake for the cake sale

  • Join our fabulous International Food team

  • Register for Easy Fundraising

  • See if your employer does Match Funding

  • Sell and/or buy raffle tickets for the Summer Fete and Christmas Fete

  • Join the Carden Primary School PTA Facebook page

  • Pass us suggestions and ideas

  • Simply turn up to PTA events

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     https://www.facebook.com/groups/171646429869764/

How is the money spent?

CARDEN ROCKS 

We have a number of keen rock painters among us at Carden, so we thought it time to make our own page. Everyone is welcome to join our facebook page.

Get painting, hiding and finding our wonderfully creative Carden Rocks.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1005645886288545/?ref=sha