We look forward to working together as you become part of the great community here at Dormansland Primary School.
What is the PTA and who is a member?
Our Parent and Teacher Association fundraises on behalf of the school to help enrich the lives and education of the children at our school. It gives parents an opportunity to contribute in some way to their child’s school, to meet other parents, and believe it or not - to have fun! Every parent/carer with a child at Dormansland automatically becomes a member of our PTA, often referred to as ‘the cherry on top’ of the school. This year, the PTA is being headed up by Sarah Lloyd and Heloise Dennehy, who will be assisted by Danielle Brice and Alex Severn.
PTA meetings happen throughout the school year. All are welcome and we always enjoy hearing fresh ideas, and offers of help are gratefully received. Please look out for our newsletters for up to date information and stay in touch through our social media platforms on Instagram and Facebook.
• To raise funds, which provide important revenue for school equipment, learning opportunities and treats
• To promote our own community through social events and family participation
Our fundraising efforts for the unforeseeable future won't be as normal, as we are restricted by Government COVID guidelines. Currently there will be no Christmas fair, cake sales, discos, and movie nights etc, but we do hope to run some low-key sponsored events, corporate promotions and grant applications to keep our income turning over. We can’t wait until we can offer our usual fun packed scheduled of events for all our families and friends.
What does the PTA fund?
Here are some examples of what the PTA has financed in the last few years through fundraising:
How can you help?
We work on the principle that 'many hands make light work'. If you can offer any help at all throughout the year, whether your strengths are in organising, crafting, building, lifting or writing grant applications. Also, some employers have a charity budget through which employees can obtain donations to their child’s school, usually on the basis of 'match-funding'. This is a fantastic and easy way to raise money.
We have set up Dormansland School Parent Teacher Association on smile.amazon
This means that whenever you shop online with Amazon, they will donate to the school. It's really simple. Please go to the smile.amazon.co.uk website, select Dormansland School Parent Teacher Association - and then shop as normal.
If you have any questions you can always leave a message for Sarah Lloyd and Heloise Dennehy, the joint PTA chairs at the school office, e-mail them on firstname.lastname@example.org come and find us at drop off or pick up.
Facebook: Dormansland Primary School PTA – this is a closed group, please search for the group and request to join
Please note that our social media platforms will not tolerate hate speech or bullying, no promotions or spam - please be kind and courteous.