Welcome to Wickford Primary School Parent Teacher Association (WPS PTA)
WPS PTA formed on 31 January 2022, and aims to bring together parents/carers, teachers and children to raise funds, strengthen the school community and improve the school experience for our children.
The funds raised by a PTA make a real difference to the school and our pupils, providing extra resources and, in some cases, making it possible for extra-curricular activities to happen.
Parents, carers and children of WPS have raised an outstanding £578 from the Spring Celebrations, and £9.39 from those who have signed up to, and used easyfundraising – where online shops make a donation to WPS PTA at no extra cost to you (see below).
The PTA will be part-funding a very exciting project with the school – look out for the announcement soon! The purchase will be available from September…. Funds will also be used to subsidise the school disco.
Meet the Committee Members
Pupils & their parents/carers are cordially invited to our Jubilee Afternoon Tea! Join us on the Upper School Field on Friday 27th May, 3-5pm for a family fun afternoon of games, stalls and refreshments! Get a hole in one on the mini-golf course, guess how many sweets are in the jar – and throw a wet sponge at our soon-to-be announced teachers being held in the stocks! Have a rummage through our jumble stall and grab yourself a pre-loved bargain! (Thank you to those that donated items).
If you love to bake, please do make us a cake to sell at the Jubilee Afternoon Tea. Please email email@example.com with the type of cake you will be making and the ingredient list for us to display. If you aren’t a keen baker – shop bought cakes and doughnuts are very welcome too (just let us know, so we know if we need to buy any extras)! Cakes will need to be delivered to the refreshments stall at the fete 3-3.15pm on 27th May please.
We are running a Rainbow Raffle this Summer, and we need your help! We are asking for donations of anything that is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink and/or purple! The donation should be suitable for all, or any member of a family – from the youngest to the oldest; food, drink, toiletries, toys, games, something for the home – anything! These items will be placed in a hamper for that colour and raffled off. The last date for donations is Monday 23 May. Click here for full details.
The Committee have planned a busy Summer timetable of exciting events in addition to the above, including ice-pole sales on selected dates, school discos, and a Yr 6 leaver’s keepsake…. Check back soon for details....
How you can support the WPS PTA
There are many ways to support the PTA and there are no expectations on any parent/carer - any amount of time you can give to the PTA will always be well received!
- Volunteering at events or coordinating events/fundraising activities
- Donating pre-loved items
- Donating raffle prizes
- Engaging with events, and encouraging others to attend
- Enter the school’s unique code when buying from school supplies websites
- Suggesting your own brilliant ideas are all ways of getting involved.
Fundraise without knowing it...!
The PTA are in the process of registering WPS with a variety of school supplies companies and online shopping sites - so that a donation is made by the company when you purchase from them or log in via them – at no cost to you.
easyfundraising – thousands of retailers will donate for free!
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Wickford Primary School PTA with easyfundraising?
There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including Amazon, eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.
All you need to do is:
1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/wickfordpta/ and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Wickford Primary School PTA at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and WPS PTA will be really grateful for your donations.
If you have any fundraising ideas, have a question or would like to join the PTA (any amount of time you can give will be greatly received), please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also see details of future events in the weekly WPS newsletter and on our 'Wickford Primary School PTA' Facebook page.