Parents' Association

Parents' Association

Welcome to Upton Primary School Parents’ Association! All parents and carers are automatically members… have a look around to find out more information. Thanks for reading!

Who?

We are a friendly approachable group of parents who organise fun, affordable events for our children to enjoy whilst raising money for the school.

Trustees

The day to day running, organisation and management of the PA is conducted by 5 Trustees and several other helpful parents. Our current Trustees (with children in the years shown) were elected at the AGM held in July 2022. They are;

Co-Chair Persons

Jenny Kensit & Anna Hailey

Y4 &  Y6

Vice Chair

Leighanne Bowles

 Y3

Treasurer

Chris Wilson

Y5

Secretary

Joanne Goldberger

Y4

Honorary President

Mrs Baines

Head teacher

PA Representatives

We’ve rounded up a few helpful parents to act as PA representatives. These lovely people are our link between parents, the PA and teachers, sharing info between everyone as necessary. Would you like to become a PA rep? This is a good way to keep involved and help the PA out.  Let us know if you’re interested or would like more information – you can speak to a Trustee, an existing PA rep or email upton.pa@hotmail.com. Thank you!  

Why?

To enhance both the school’s provisions and your child’s experiences whilst at school.

When & Where?

The PA meets regularly for planning meetings. The date and location of each meeting is emailed and advertised on our notice boards (located at both the main school and early years’ entrances, and on our newsletters.

How?

To find out what’s going on, just join our mailing list by emailing upton.pa@hotmail.com and look out for our newsletters, or approach a Trustee, we promise we don’t bite!  You can also join our helpers WhatsApp group - just email us your details and we will add you.

Things that the PA spend money on each year;

  • £100 gift for each class to spend on whatever they want
  • Water bottles for each new starter
  • Paying for theatre company to perform each year
  • Sports day drinks
  • Leavers’ keepsakes

The money raised to date has been spent on lots of lovely things including:

  • Assistance in providing a new outdoor learning area with HSBC
  • iPads and digital cameras for each class
  • Covered seating for the playground
  • Storytelling area and canopy in the main playground
  • Warm, cozy rugs for Nursery and Y1
  • ‘Alphasmart’ electronic devices for children with additional needs

To find out more or if you would like to get involved with the PA then email:

upton.pa@hotmail.com

Yearly Events

JANUARY

Sponsored Bounce - The children do A LOT of bouncing, which they love! 

MARCH

Mother’s Day Sale – we sell gifts for the children to buy for the special lady in their lives

EASTER

Easter Egg Hunt – we organise an Easter Egg Hunt for the Early Years children. 

 

JUNE

Father's Day Event - we sell gifts for the children to buy for their special man in their lives

JULY

Inflatables Day – we organise the annual inflatables fun day at the end of each summer term.  Please keep an eye out for further information in future newsletters.  We are always in need of helpers on the day.  If you are able to assist please contact a member of the PA in person or at upton.pa@hotmail.com.

SEPTEMBER

Welcome Coffee Mornings

The PA hosts coffee mornings for parents dropping their children off to Early Years settling-in sessions at the start of the school year, providing friendly faces, hot and cold drinks, and biscuits, and most importantly tissues for those feeling overwhelmed!

OCTOBER

Halloween Disco

A spooky night is enjoyed by all as the children dance the night away in their fantastically scary costumes, masks and makeup. 

DECEMBER

Christmas Bazaar

The PA pull out all the stops to provide a brilliant Christmas Bazaar for the children! All of the hard work in preparing the stalls and gifts to sell, culminates in a successful day, with every child visiting the hall with their class. We are sincerely grateful to everyone that helps out on the day and for your kind donations of gifts. Please keep in mind that we continue to accept gift donations throughout the year, so do remember us when having a spring clean!  Donations can be left at the PA box in the School Office.

OTHER EVENTS

We try to organise other fundraising events throughout the year.  All ideas welcome!

Wondering whether to get involved?

Have a read of this:

Why I took the PTA plunge news article

Visit the PTA UK website

Upton Primary Parents’ Association are proud members of PTA UK, the leading membership organisation for parent bodies across the UK. With PTA UK membership all parents can access a wealth of useful information to help with supporting both the PTA and the school in providing the best possible education for your children.  Click the link for more information: https://www.pta.org.uk/

 

 

 

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Staying Safe Online

Dear Parents and Carers, At a time when our children are increasingly using and exposed to online material, we would like to take the opportunity to offer some guidance and resources to check that your child is safely protected from any adverse experiences whilst online. The following site may prove helpful in both identifying potential dangers and considering actions that we as parents can take to safeguard our children. This is particularly important for older children who use the internet independently. The UK Safer Internet Centre can be accessed using the following link: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers Although not described on this website, we are increasingly aware of the need to protect our children against the dangers of harmful online challenges and online hoaxes. These are designed to encourage or influence children to take a challenge that could be dangerous or harmful (dares etc.). While many of these will be safe and fun, especially if done as a family such as the ice bucket challenge, others may be potentially harmful. As parents and carers we can help our children to learn to develop positive and empowering online behaviours, such as critical thinking, how and where to report concerns about harmful content and how to block content and users. For more information on staying safe online, please go to the Information tab and visit the E-Safety page of this website. Written by Mark OldfieldRead more