We are lucky to have two active ‘Parent Teacher Associations’ for our Academy. Greenfield is represented by GSA (Greenfield School Association) and Pulloxhill by FOPS (Friends of Pulloxhill School). Both associations are registered charities, Greenfield is Charity Number 1096615 and Pulloxhill is 1091439.
As a parent of a child in either school you are automatically a member of the respective PTA. If you would like to get involved in any way, have new ideas for spending money, want to join the committee or have any fundraising ideas please speak to a member of the existing committee. They welcome any ideas or input from you.
The PTA’s aim to raise funds to benefit the children at each school and to make decisions as to where the monies are best spent. Traditionally the monies raised are used for "Added Value" items for the school rather than curriculum necessities. However in the current economic climate this situation may need to change.
The current committee Officers for 2016/17 are:
Greenfield School Association Friends of Pulloxhill School
Chair - Charlotte Weir Mackayla Lawrence
Treasurer - Dionne MacLaughlan Sarah Higson
Secretary - Kelly Storey Danielle Turney
Mrs Butterworth Mrs Wolfe
Both PTA’s have closed Facebook Pages. Please join to keep up to date with information on upcoming events.
GSA Link is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/246220205526129/
FOPS link is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/219347004856343/
Don’t forget to use easyfundraising.org.uk when shopping online to help the PTAs raise funds. It’s a simple way to help and does not cost you anything. Just sign up and choose either Greenfield or Pulloxhill Lower School for your fundraising. Everytime you shop the PTA gets a donation.
Both schools hold several events during the year.
Pulloxhill have a Halloween disco, Christmas Fayre, Christmas raffle and end of year disco. Their biggest fundraising event is the May Fayre, where all children dance round the Maypole, followed by the Fayre at the school.
Greenfield have movie nights, bedtime stories, Nativity Raffles, Midsummer Madness and an end of year disco .
There is also a Grand Ball every other year. The next Ball is planned for 2017. The Ball traditionally raises around £4,000 for the PTA’s, which is an amazing amount but only made possible by the support of the parents attending, giving auction prizes and buying raffle tickets.
What have the PTA’s funded?
- Outside Play Equipment
- Books for School Library
- School Trip Subsidies
- Class Christmas Presents
- Year 4 leavers presents
- New playground toys
- GSA paid for a new fence for the playground.
- GSA paid for the Robins and Ducklings outside play area
How you can help
Not every parent has the time to join the committee. However, there are many other ways you can help throughout the year. These include being a parent helper at an event, running a stall at a Fayre, buying raffle tickets, sourcing raffle prizes, wrapping presents and, most importantly, supporting the events that are put on.
In addition, are you lucky enough to work for a Company that offers Match Funding? Some companies will match the fundraising efforts of their staffs chosen charity. Please ask, we might be lucky.