Parent and Friends Association
President Mrs K Woods
Chair Mrs H Street & Mrs L Walker
Vice Chair Mrs D Ashbridge
Treasurer Mrs S Mitchell
Secretary Mrs G Ashman
Next Meeting: Tuesday 17th October 7pm @ Crowlees School
Letters & Events
15th November Story Night: come and listen to a story with a drink and biscuit- parents can browse the book fair!
25th November: Crowlees Christmas Fair- please help if you can –letter to follow
Please sign up for “Give as you Live”— an online scheme for Registered Charites, whereby online retailers pay, a % donation to a Charity of your choice at no cost to you, and no cost to the Charity.
We currently have 115 people registered as Crowlees PFA Supporters and raised over £1,900 since joining the scheme in 2012. In 2015/2016 we raised £284.82 which is less than previous years. We urge all parents to sign up and start contributing to Crowlees PFA— go to www.giveasyoulive.com, Register your email address and select Crowlees PFA as your cause and download the App which loads a “pop up” on screen.
Who Are We?
Crowlees School PFA was formed in 1993 with the specific aim of furthering the interests of children at Crowlees by promoting an atmosphere of co-operation between parents and the school. With the support of parents we are able to raise a considerable amount of money each year. These funds are then spent on a variety of items and/or projects identified by the school.
What do we do?
We run a number of events throughout each school year. Some are designed mainly to raise money, some are aimed at the children and some provide opportunities for the parents to socialise and get to know each other
“Crowlees School is a fantastic school, with very happy children. The teachers are very friendly and kind. We enjoy all the fundraising events, especially the Christmas Fair. My family loves to contribute by baking cakes and scones, and helping out in the cafe.”
Where do the funds go?
All the money you help to raise are donated directly back to the school. Every year we fund the children’s Christmas parties and buy presents and we meet the cost of the Year 6 Leavers Disco.
Other monies go towards projects or specific items identified by the school. In the previous years we have made a variety of purchases for the school, including;
- SMART board for the school hall
- Contributed towards The Sensory Garden near Year 3
- History Artefacts
- Classroom Games and Computer Equipment
- Equipment for Infants Playground
- Football Strip and Nets Shed
- After school club equipment
How do you join?
Every parent of a child at Crowlees School is automatically considered to be part of the PFA. Although the association is open to everyone, we particularly like to see the parents of the younger children at our meetings so that we can continue to grow and benefit the school in future years. Every year we lose members as their children leave Crowlees and move on to local secondary schools. It is extremely important to us that “new” parents get involved.
Our meetings last about an hour every 2 months or so. We are aware that everybody leads busy lives and have many demands upon their time, and for that reason, we strive to keep our meetings brief and very informal. Of course, legally we do have to have Officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer) and these are elected annually at our AGM in September.
Help US to Help YOUR kids! Get involved with Crowlees PFA.
Crowlees PFA became a charity on 9th February 2012 – this is great news!
It enables us to claim gift aid from tax payers on any donations made to school. We can possibly do this retrospectively for last 5 years. The association had reached the profit threshold and we were obliged to apply for the registration and were fast-tracked through our NCPTA membership.
Current Trustees are Mrs Odelle Hewitt, Mrs Heidi Smith and Mrs Kerry Widgery.