Welcome to the Mandeville PTA however we prefer to call ourselves 'Friends at Mandeville' as the term PTA tends to scare people. All parents and carers are automatically members and we meet every Friday, straight after drop off for coffee in the activity suite. It is a great way to meet new people, have a cup of coffee or tea and a chat. We are always looking for more willing helpers!
Our aim is to create an inclusive friendly community of parents and carers who work together to provide fun and exciting events that raise money for Mandeville. We welcome our new committee Kate Quamina (Chair), Emma Murphy (Vice Chair), Sue Riches (Secretary), Lizzie Cooil (Treasurer) and Kelly Drew (Assistant Treasurer). Details of the next meeting to plan the Autumn events will appear here.
We would be delighted to have as many enthusiastic parents and carers there as possible to help us plan, bring new ideas and raise as much money as we can. Ultimately, the money we raise goes back into the school, whether it is the school environment, resources or directly to your child’s development. Last year we raised an amazing £9,716.26 - thank you to all! This helped the school purchase a MarvellousMe app license, audio visual equipment, reading books and Leavers hoodies.
The Year Ahead!
This year we hope to raise even more! To raise £10,000 would be fantastic! We already have been given a £200 parent donation to help us on our way to this target. A big thank you!
Here are some of the items on our wish list for 2019-20:
15 iPads, a bird watching project to include a bird box and camera, MarvellousMe app license and of course Leavers hoodies again.
Plan so Far (subject to change)
Film Night Reception & KS1 - Friday 18th October, 3.30pm - 5.00pm
Autumn Fair - Sunday 17th November, 11.30am - 2.00pm
Sparkly Disco - Friday 6th December, 5pm - 7pm with a special guest..... ho ho ho!
Alban Arena Pantomime - Tuesday 10th December
Secret Present Room - Monday 16th December
Music Bingo - Friday 31st January 2020
Disco for Grown Ups '80's Night!!' - Friday 13th March 2020
Dog Show and Summer Fair - 13th June 2020
Camp Night - Friday 10th July 2020
We are looking for ideas to offer a healthier alternative to Ice Cream Fridays and Class Cake Sales. If you have any ideas how we can continue to raise these much needed funds whilst offering a healthier alternative for the children please let us know.
As you can see we have a busy year ahead, you will never be pressured into volunteering but your support at any event, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated.
See the calendar for upcoming events or follow us on Facebook or join our lively Facebook Group to keep up to date and meet other parents. Should you wish to contact us by email please use: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We very much hope you will join us and feel welcome.
Friends of Mandeville