The main aim of the PTFA is to organise events and activities for families, children and parents that help embody the community spirit of the school.
Through running such activities we raise money, and this fundraising is our second aim. The money pays for facilities, equipment and events that help towards the childrens' education and school experience that are beyond the limits of the school budget.
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our PTFA team:
Tanya Cripps - Chair, has 2 children, one in Year 3 and one in Year 4. Tanya also has a 3 year old who will hopefully be joining Wimborne 1st in the future.
Louisa O'Bryan - Vice chair, has a child in Year 3 and a child in Reception.
Hannah Simpson - Secretary, has a child in Year 2, and a child in Reception. Hannah is also Mum to twins who will also hopefully be joining Wimborne First in the future.
Gary Plummer will continue as our Treasurer.
Old & new PTFA members are always welcome, without your support many of the events we organise simply couldn't happen. Please do email us or come & chat to us in the playground. We'd be more than happy to tell you a little bit about what we do.
Due to the amazing fund raising efforts of the previous year we've been able to purchase 12 brand new iPad Mini Air 2's for our children to use in and around school. These will provide the children with a safe environment to learn key computer skills & put them in good stead for their further education. They are great tools for motivation & confidence. We believe they are the perfect stimulation for all children no matter how they learn, be it auditory, visual or kinesthetic.
Are there any parents out there that work for large organisations? It has been brought to our attention that some large companies offer a matched giving scheme which matches pound for pound the money a charity raises for certain events. Please could we ask that you do a bit of investigating at work to see if it's something your company offers. It would be a very easy way of us increasing our fundraising for the school & could also provide great community advertising for your company! Please email the PTFA if you have any information or questions.
Christmas Gift shop 15th & 16th November
It's one of our busiest parts of the year but undoubtedly the best. We are excited to inform you that the Christmas Gift shop will be back. Last year the children loved coming into our Christmas shop & purchasing gifts for loved ones. The gift shop takes place within school hours with an extra hour on Thursday after school for any siblings wishing to purchase any gifts. An envelope will be sent home for you to add a maximum amount of £5 for your child to go shopping. They will have the opportunity to buy for Mum, Dad, Sister, Brother, Grandma or Grandad.
The Christmas Fair will be back this year on Friday 9th December from 3.30-5.30pm. Due to the popularity of the event, we are holding it at the Allendale Centre, Wimborne's Community Centre. If you would like to volunteer your help during the day for set up or in the evening please drop us an email or come and find one of us in the playground.
If you would like to be added onto the emailing list for the PTFA or if you would like to attend any future meetings, please feel free to email us at PTFA@wimbornefirst.dorset.sch.uk or drop a note into the PTFA box with your email address and we shall add you to the mailing list.