Parent Teacher Association - PTA
The Parent Teacher Association is a wonderfully supportive group, which organises a range of social, practical and fund-raising events throughout the year. In recent years, the PTA has provided the school with additional music equipment, library books and technology equipment as well as developing our outside play areas.
All parents are automatic members of the PTA, and all are welcome to play an active part in running the events.
These include children's disco's, film nights, a Christmas and Summer Fair, a Pig Chase and many more events.
Annual Calendar of events
Please click here for the calendar of the years events. This is continually updated so keep a look our for it.
The current PTA contacts are:
Chair...............................Mrs Kellie Chandler
Vice Chair ......................Mrs Racheal Fairburn
Secretary........................Mrs Nicola Earle/Mrs Karen Neal
Treasurer........................Mrs Juliette Greenouff
Publicity Officer...............Ms Kate Almond
Fundraising Officer ........Mrs Mary Roberts/Sarah Wolferstan
All are contactable through the school or by email on PTA@leagarsdon.wilts.sch.uk
Pig Chase and Summer Fair - Saturday 14 July 11.30 am to 4.30 pm
This is our second year of our very enjoyable and fun pig chase through the village of Lea. The trail goes from the playing fields at the top of the village down through the village to the school. Along the way there are lots of lovely treats - cakes, snacks, strawberries and cream and at the school there is a BBQ. There will also be a summer fair on at the school with bouncy castles, slides, penalty shoot outs, face painting and lots more.
The theme is "Around the World" so each pig is designed as a country. The aim of the trail is to guess the country. Trail maps are for sale at £5 and you will only need one per family. You can buy unlimited entry to the fair rides for £3 per child. Tickets will be available for our school raffle which has some amazing prizes. The raffle will be drawn at 4pm on the Saturday. Please see our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LeaPigChase
We are excited to announce that we are introducing a great new way for our parents and teachers to communicate about fundraising and social events at our school. PTAsocial is a website that strengthens and grows our school community. It allows you to stay up to speed with the latest news, and can be viewed from your smartphone, tablet or home computer. It gives you control over what emails you receive, and protects your privacy.It’s a simple way to get in touch with other parents, and plan stuff together. It's easy for you RSVP to PTA events, or offer to help just a little, and make a big difference together. You can get involved as much or as little as you want. You will have received an email asking you to sign up.
You can watch a short video here if you'd like to know more. (http://www.ptasocial.com/why-join)
Or sign up here: https://app.ptasocial.com/register/lea-garsdon-pta
Cash 4 Coins
Here at Lea and Garsdon, we’re busy fundraising by collecting old British or foreign coins and notes, even obsolete currency. Initially you'll see lots of posters around the school as well as the collection bucket. Once all the currency has been collected we send it to www.cash4coins.co.uk who exchanges it into cash we can use. The bucket will be here all year so keep it coming please.
If you will be using the internet to shop over the coming months, please think about buying through the Easyfundraising website: www.easyfundraising.org.uk. The school has an Easyfundraising account and using it to make your online purchases is a great way to raise money for the school and you can shop online with loads of well known retailers. When you make a purchase, use the links provided on the Easyfundraising website first http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/leagarsdonceprimaryschool and up to 15% of the price will be donated to school.
To keep up to date with news and events, find us on Facebook: Search for "Lea & Garsdon School PTA". www.facebook.com/groups/280392842142277/
We use this site to keep everyone up to date quickly and effectively on all events.
Please make sure to read our Privacy and Social Media Policy before posting on the site:
What is this policy and why do we need it?
This policy covers activity on Lea & Garsdon's School PTA Facebook Page which will be used as a means of sharing information on PTA events, outcomes and to encourage the school community to become involved in the life of the school. The policy exists to ensure that our social media output is as good as it can be, and doesn’t do anyone any harm.
Who can post to social media?
Our social media site is managed by two PTA appointed administrators and will post all updates. Members of the broader community are able to react to the information and post comments. They will also be able to message the administrators via private messenger.
How is this monitored?
The social media output of the PTA is monitored daily by the administrators. The PTA reserves the right to delete or withhold any content from going live that does not adhere to our policy (see below). The school also has the power to remove inappropriate content.
What are the responsibilities of people who have access to the organisation’s social media tools?
The administrator’s role is:
What is inappropriate content?
Inappropriate content is defined as, but not restricted to, the following:
Please continue to keep up to date with our privacy and social media policy as it may be added to periodically to ensure that it remains a safe and welcoming place for all users.