Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Walsh Memorial CofE Infant School has a very active and supportive Parent Teacher Association (PTA). We are a charity and are often supported by local businesses. We not only raise funds but support the school in any way possible and over the years the support the PTA has given has been invaluable. They are much appreciated!
Much of the equipment used by the children, for example some of our outside musical classroom has been purchased by our PTA. They have also bought reading scheme books, given a loan to School Council to adopt a WWF dolphin before they raise the money themselves, contributed to school trips, and supported important visits from Father Christmas and the Easter Bunny.
How to become a member
All parents and carers automatically become members of the PTA when their child joins the school. The Committee is a small group of regular members, but everyone is welcome to attend meetings, be an occasional helper to assist at events when needed. We are always looking for new members and welcome new ideas.
This year we are raising funds to update our reading scheme and our ICT infra structure. We have also booked a visiting theatre company Perform to come and work with all the children. These workshops will be a very exciting hook for topics such as People who help us, Toys from the Past and the Great Fire of London. Our annual ice cream sales in the Summer pay for the visiting Theatre at Christmas. We all really enjoyed Star in a Jar and are looking forward to Zoom in 2020.
We have two sponsors. For many years Bridges Estate Agents has supported the school. Without their support we would not have had the wonderful results at our fundraising events. The children and staff of Walsh Memorial wish to shout a really big thank you to Bridges Estate Agents in Ash. We recently have been supported enormously by Surrey & Hants Property Agents who have become wonderful sponsors of our school.
One of the easiest ways of supporting the PTA is to register with www.easyfundraising.org.uk
Joining easyfundraising.org.uk allows us to collect free donations every time you buy something online. It won’t cost you a penny extra so please help us to raise funds.
We have recently joined smile amazon and our school can be found on the list of charities they support.
We hope you will visit our newsletter section to see if we have a fundraising event coming up.