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.
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
If you would like to join our PTA facebook page please follow this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/171646429869764/ and we will get back to as soon as possible.
How is the money spent?
Last year we raised an amazing amount of money for the school and below you can see how we done it and where it was spent.
We have a number of keen rock painters among us at Carden, so we made our own page.
Carden Rocks has proved to be a great way to get everyone spending time together outside.
We've designed rocks for events such as Easter, Christmas, Carden's 70th Birthday, Eid, Welcoming new school starters and Halloween.
Everyone is welcome to join our facebook page.
Get painting, hiding and finding our wonderfully creative Carden Rocks.
As part of our 12 days of Christmas extravaganza we will be holding a Christmas Rock Hunt in December (2019). Please follow our facebook page for more information on this event.