Parent Teacher Association
Everyone who is a parent/carer at Swaffield is automatically a member of the PTA and we look forward to welcoming lots of you
to help us raise money for school this year. Please do get involved!
PTA Committee and Ambassadors
PTA Co-chairs: Sue Davis, Hannah Tutton, Natalie Watts
Treasurer: Dheepa Balasundaram (outgoing) Barbara Riley (new treasurer)
Class Reps for each year group are currently being updated for the academic year 2021-2022 and will be posted shortly.
Events & Activities
Please also check out our ongoing fundraising ideas below to see lots of every day ways that you can help the PTA raise money for our school.
This is what's currently happening to raise funds for school:
- Textile Collection - the deadline for bags to be brought to the Parents' Room is Wednesday 13th October.
- Celebrations Cards - All children have created a design in class for a celebration card of their choice. Designs will be coming home by Friday 8th October with instructions of how to order. Parents/Carers need to return their child's artwork to the class teacher by Friday 15th October to be used in producing cards.
- Sponsored Swaffield Mini Marathon - PE Teacher, Mr Gale, is working with children from Reception to Year 6 who will be running a mini marathon, 2.6 miles, during the week commencing 11th October to raise funds. Sponsor us using this link:
Swaffield Winter Fair - Friday 3rd December
Watch this space for more information.
If you're a business that would like to support our fair, please contact Swaffield PTA on firstname.lastname@example.org
Ziffit CD and book recycling scheme - NEW
Ziffit- clear out your books, games, CDs and DVDs
This is a way to have a clear out and also raise money!
You just download the app, select your charity, scan your unwanted books,
CDs, DVDs and games to see how much they are worth.
Then you parcel them up and take to your nearest Collect+ site and send it for free.
Please note, not all items can be sold via Ziffit.
Swaffield Cookbook - coming soon
Swaffield School Cookbook
- your recipes are needed!
Have you ever been stuck for new ideas for the kids’ tea, or fancy rustling up something a bit different for lunch but can’t find any recipes to inspire you?
We all have one ‘go to’ recipe, or a dish that our kids really love and we thought that it would be great if we could share these with each other.
So we’ve decided to make our very own Swaffield School Cookbook - which will be a mix of the favourite dishes of Swaffield families and teachers.
We will have the books printed and they will make lovely pressies for friends and family.
We always need volunteers!
Please lend a hand to help raise money for Swaffield. You can get involved in a big or a small way, please talk to one of the committee/your class rep or email us at email@example.com
Keep Up-To-Date & Get Involved
Just drop the PTA an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get in touch or speak to your class rep or the PTA ambassador for your child's year group (see below).
Keep up-to-date with what's happening by liking us on Facebook:
Did you know that the PTA is a registered charity (number 278265), and that you can donate direct?
If you would like to make a donation, just click on this button: DONATE
If you are a UK taxpayer, please do say “yes” to Gift Aid and complete the declaration – it means we get an extra 25% on top of your donation. It also means that if you are a higher rate tax payer, you can claim tax relief on your donations to us.
Like Minders Childcare Agency
We’re very happy to announce a new partnership with ‘Like Minders’,
one of London’s most established childcare agencies. They provide babysitters, nannies and emergency childcare and all candidates are interviewed and have enhanced DBS.
How to Register
Click on the link here:
If you write ‘Swaffield PTA’ on the ‘how did you hear about us’ section when you register and become a member, we will be given a donation for each sign up.
AmazonSmile customers can now support Swaffield School Pta in the Amazon shopping app on iPhones and Android phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
- Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
- Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
- Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
If you use this link, you will automatically choose Swaffield PTA as your charity of choice and simply by choosing us, we benefit from your shopping. Click on the logo to the right.
Online Shopping through Give As You Live
An easy way to help raise funds for the PTA.
Next time you're thinking about shopping online through many of your favourite online shopping sites. Please sign up to Give As You Live, which is a large charity giving site, through which you can shop with your favourite online retailers and raise money for Swaffield PTA as you do.
All you need to do is sign up for free (www.giveasyoulive.com) and nominate Swaffield PTA as your chosen charity.
Then, simply click on the logo of the online retailer you're going to shop with, and the PTA will earn between 2% and 6% for each transaction.
If you go via Give as you Live to do your weekly grocery shopping online you could help raise ££s!
Give as You Live is a great way to raise money for the PTA
- there's absolutely no cost to you.
Riverford Organic Farmers
Riverford veg boxes: Riverford Organic Farmers have offered Swaffield families the opportunity to sign up for one of their veg boxes and they will donate £15 to Swaffield School PTA*.
Simply sign up on their website - riverford.co.uk/vegfund-schools and use the code SCH1313.
(*see their website for terms & conditions).
20% of the order price donated to Swaffield PTA via My Nametags.
Please check out the "My Nametags" website next time you need to order new name tags for your children. Our school ID is 194 and if you use it when you get to the payment and delivery screen, your order will be linked back to us: www.MyNametags.com.
We're collecting receipts from Neal's Nurseries which they will convert
to vouchers for the PTA.
If you're doing any gardening and buy things at Neal's, please send
in your receipts. Thank you!