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 8 Trustees and several other helpful parents. Our current Trustees (with children in the years shown) were elected at the AGM held in September 2016. They are;

Co-Chair Persons

Leanne Hall & Zoe Rahim

EYFS, Y1 & Y3

Vice Chair

Caroline Shorter

 Y3

Treasurer

Chris Wilson

Y1, Y4 & Y6

Vice Treasurer

Laura Martin

Y2. Y4 & Y5

Secretary

Joanne Goldberger

EYFS & Y3

Vice Secretary

Julia Sweet

Y1 & Y4

Advertising

Mike Hall

Y1 & Y3              

 

 

 

Honorary President

Mrs Baines

 

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 meet once a month at different times and locations. 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 or PA rep, we promise we don’t bite!

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
  • Funding the Christmas Disco
  • Paying for theatre company to perform 2 Christmas pantomimes 
  • Sports day drinks
  • Leavers’ DVDs and t-shirts

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 SLCU

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 shall be selling small plants and flowers to the children for thier mums.

EASTER

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

Easter Raffle – we sell strips of raffle tickets with the prize draw to be made on the last day of term. Past prizes have included an Easter hamper, afternoon tea at the Marriott and lots of different vouchers.

JUNE

Inflatables Day – we shall be organsing the annual inflatable fun day over the coming months.  Please keep an eye out for further information in future newletters.  We are always in need of helpers on the day.  If you are able to assist please do contact a member of the PA in person or on upton.pa@hotmail.com.

Father's Day Event - we sell gifts for the children to buy.

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 make up. 

DECEMBER

Pantomimes

Everyone enjoys the performance in December, oh yes they do!  A treat for the children, made possible by all the money YOU have helped to raise in the past.

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

Other events we like to include in our yeary timetable include quiz nights, visits to Crayford Dogs and race night.

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 school in providing the best possible education for your children.  Click the link for more information: https://www.pta.org.uk/