This page aims to provide you with information about our Parent Teacher Association which forms a major part of school life. Park House Home & School Society is a registered charity.
Why do we have a PTA?
We are fortunate at our school to have a PTA that is and has been an integral part of the school community for many years. In its time the PTA has raised thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education experience and the school’s facilities.
Our PTA is about much more than simply fundraising. The PTA 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 they only have a small amount of time available.
How we raise money
Like most PTAs, the majority of our funds are raised through the events that we run. Some of our most popular events are: School discos, Annual Summer fayre, Christmas fayre and Easter Raffle.
We always try and respond to the children’s requests; it is great to see them having fun at the events or enjoying using a piece of new equipment that the PTA has donated.
We raise money in other ways too. Donations from parents are extremely important. You can donate time, money, items for sale, raffle prizes, offers of services and skills.
Just sign up and type in Park House Home & School Society – Chesterfield as the cause you wish to support then do your online shopping as usual while raising money for school. If you install the find & remind toolbar it’s even easier to raise money.
How we spend the money we raise
Following a fundraising event the money is banked straight away. It is at our PTA meetings, that the decisions on how to spend the money are agreed.
Usually,Mrs Kavanagh will have a ‘wish list’ of items that the school and the children would like the PTA to consider funding.
All money raised goes back into school in some way to benefit every child, it's been spent in the past on Shows and panto performances, DT projects, School trips, Outdoor play equipment and Christmas presents.
The money we raise is usually spent fairly quickly. That way, you can be sure that in supporting our school, your children will feel the benefit.
How we get information to you
Details of meetings, events etc will be sent to parents via text plus posters will be put up around school.
How you can get involved
There are lots of ways you can help and support your child through the PTA.
Offering to help before events or at other times during the year is so valuable. It doesn’t matter if you can’t help on a regular basis, or even if you cannot come into school. There are always jobs that can be done from home if you have half an hour to spare, preparing raffle tickets etc. We really couldn’t achieve what we do without the behind the scenes help that we receive.
If you would like to be more involved you can volunteer to be a Committee Member at the AGM. Or you can simply come along to meetings and give us your ideas for fundraising events. This is also the time to ask questions or voice your opinion.
You can help by letting us know if you have any contacts or skills we could use, everything is potentially valuable to us.
And finally, we are always extremely grateful to receive donations as mentioned before.
We hope you now know a little more about your Parent Teacher Association. On behalf of all the pupils we would like to thank you for your very valuable support which enriches their learning experience and makes their time in school so enjoyable.
Role of the Committee
The PTA meet on a regular basis usually once or twice per term.
All parents are invited to these informal meetings.
Please check the facebook page for dates of events, future fundraising etc.