PTA - Friends of St James’
Welcome to the PTA section.
Friends of St James' (FSJ)
We are fortunate at St James' CE First School & Nursery to have a Friends Association which has been an integral part of the school community for many years. In its time, we have raised thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children's education experience and the school's facilities.
Friends of St James' (FSJ) is about much more than simply fundraising, it exists to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal. All parents and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved, even if you only have a small amount of time available. All families are automatically members once your child joins our school.
The FSJ Committee consists of:
Chair: Kirsty Powell
Treasurer: Armelle Sbai
We also have several parents and some staff members who make up the full committee. We meet on a regular basis usually once or twice per term, (in the local pub!) to plan and discuss fundraising ideas and events.
If you are interested in getting involved, please do not hesitate to talk to a member of the committee or just come along to the next planned meeting.
We have a growing list of volunteers who commit some of their time to helping the committee. Every little helps, so just one hour assisting at an event would be invaluable. Our funds are raised through events that we run, some of our most popular events include: Christmas and Summer fairs, school discos, film nights, cake sales, sponsored events, Bag2school recycling collections, raffles. We also hold second hand uniform sales once a term so you can stock up on some nearly new spares.
Funds raised are spent on the 'extras' that are not provided by the school's budget, thus making our children's learning experiences so much more fulfilling and exciting. Recent funds raised are contributing to: subsidising trips, developing the school playground and early years area, shields which are award to children each week to take home.
FSJ newsletters are sent home each term.
You can help by letting us know if you have any contacts or skills we could use, everything is potentially valuable to us. We look forward to seeing you at an event very soon!
Contact us if you can help in any way through the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org or do not hesitate to chat to one of us on the school playground. Thank you for your support.