Every Child, One Voice

Every parent of a child at Copford Primary School is automatically a member of the PTA until the child leaves the school.

The aim of our PTA is:

To provide fun and entertaining events for our children (and their parents/carers). These events are not only social; they also help to raise money to improve equipment and facilities at Copford Primary School that will benefit y/our children. The PTA isn't a small committee of people, it's every mum, dad, carer and teacher who helps to fund raise for the school – whether you help organise an event, bake cakes for a sale, donate uniform, attend any events, or tidy up the hall after a school event.

This is an overview of what the PTA has offered to the families of Copford Primary School and the wider community by term:

AUTUMN TERM

Break The Rules Day - an opportunity for children to break up to 5 rules whilst still in school uniform and abiding by wider school rules, to feel rebellious for a day. The cost to parents - £1 per rule/max £5. The benefit for children – priceless!.

Bag2School Fundraiser - get rid of your unwanted clothes etc., and raise funds for the school, Bag provided.

PTA October Disco - an opportunity for children to get on their dancing shoes! These are split into year groups for safety. Food and drink provided per child. Cost of event - £3

PTA AGM - an opportunity for people to join the main PTA Committee and the appointment of Chair/Treasurer/Secretary. Also an opportunity to hear/give ideas of what they would like fundraising to be spent on, or suggested ideas for events.

PTA Macmillan Coffee Morning - a relaxing opportunity to eat and drink and raise money for a wonderful cause.

PTA Production Photographs – an opportunity to purchase a memory of the cast of the Xmas school productions by Year group.

PTA Xmas Cards/Mugs etc. – an opportunity to purchase a piece of original artwork from your child to give to family and friends.

Xmas Fayre – an event to get you into the Xmas spirit. It wouldn’t be the same without raffles/tombola’s and mulled wine!

SPRING TERM

PTA Volunteer Day – roll up your sleeves so that “many make light work” staining, power washing, cladding, building, weeding, digging. Tea/Coffee and Bacon rolls are provided for a couple of hours of time to improve/keep maintained the school environment.

PTA Bags2School Fundraiser – another opportunity to get rid of your unwanted clothes etc., and raise funds for the school, Bag provided.

PTA Easter Egg Hunt - a community event involving the local church and cricket club. Your child can take in the beautiful surroundings of Copford and Pits Wood (where the majority of our Forest School sessions are delivered) whilst on the trail, keeping an eye out for the Easter bunny before returning to collect their prize. Refreshments/fun and games are on offer to keep every family member entertained.

PTA Spring Disco – a termly opportunity to get perfect those moves!

PTA Family Quiz - test your general knowledge with this family quiz. Open to ALL.

SUMMER TERM

PTA Plant Sale - an opportunity to purchase exceptional quality plants whilst supporting the school with a 20% donation. One not to be missed to get your garden and veg patch looking Chelsea ready!

PTA Copford Campout - a wonderful time to kick back, make new friends, or take time with existing friends in a safe and relaxing environment. Camping or glamping it is up to you!

Summer Fayre - a finale to celebrate an amazing year, with stalls galore/BBQ and chocolate fountain.

Refreshments for Sports Days – for EYFS/KS1 and KS2 Sports the PTA support adults to keep hydrated and fed! And children at the end of their hard work can enjoy ice pops to cool down!

Our aim this year is to fundraise Circa - £15,000 to benefit y/our children directly.

Our PTA is very much a team, no-one person organises everything, or has a louder voice. The true ethos of everyone working in partnership really is evident, and we would love you to feel a valued part of it as you start your journey at the school