Whilst the current situation has meant that this year's calendar of PTA events has been put on hold, look out for events coming up in the next school year.
There are lots of different ways you can support the PTA through the year.
- Come along to our AGM and Committee meetings; perhaps join the Committee itself and get involved in contributing to ideas.
- Become a class representative and help fellow parents stay connected, support your child’s teacher by sharing information and help with gift collections for teachers and teaching assistants at key times of the year.
- Recycle school uniform.
- Help with a specific event, be it through planning, making tea and coffee at Saints days celebrations or giving us an hour to run a stall at a fair.
- Share your skills – cake bakers, face painters, publishers, advertisers, printers, photographers, First Aiders – whatever your calling, we need your talents!
- There are always jobs that can be done from home and in small pockets of time, such as folding raffle tickets or wrapping gifts for the Summer and Christmas Fairs.
The logos above show some of the companies and organisations which we believe have cash matching schemes, some of which have already cash matched and given to our PTA.
There are several benefits to both ourselves and the company involved:
- employees' morale is boosted by having their efforts supported by their employer;
- the company benefits from having charitable donations written off against taxable profits;
- the company can get positive publicity for their giving;
- our PTA benefits from receiving perhaps double what we have raised at an event.
Online shopping is one of the easiest ways to raise funds for our PTA. With Easy Fundraising, when you buy anything from Amazon, Sainsbury's, Next, John Lewis, Argos and over 2,000 other of the UK’s best-known retailers, up to 15% from every purchase is donated to St. Joseph’s PTA.
It’s fast and FREE to sign up. Just go to the Easy Fundraising website, type in ‘St. Joseph’s PTA Sale’ in the field where you’re asked which cause you would like to support, and then create an account by providing your name and email address. It’s that simple and it makes a big difference to our PTA.
If you shop with Amazon, please type smile.amazon.co.uk in your browser (you can include it in your 'Favourites'), add St. Joseph’s School PTA, Sale, as your charity and continue shopping.
If you haven’t yet discovered the joys of name stamps for uniforms, kit bags, pencil cases – you name it - you MUST visit Stamptastic! Not only will it make your life easier, but enter the cashback code M333AF when you check out and up to 30% of the total will be donated to us.
Oh, to be a fly on the wall and discover how children swap P.E. kit items with their classmates and come home with just one shoe! Help minimise mysterious disappearances with personalised labels from My Nametags. Choose your design, text and background and then apply them to fabric, stationery and shoes. They’re long-lasting and easy for your child to identify. Visit the My Nametags website, enter the code 64725 and 20% of your total will be donated to our PTA.