The PTCA is an organisation that you, as parents/guardians, automatically become members of once your child has started at the primary school. You will be pleased to hear that there is no joining fee, and how involved you become within the organisation is up to you.
Why have a PTCA?
The main aim of the PTCA is to help support the school. It can achieve this in a variety of ways:
It can help parents:
· get to know each other - whilst taking part in a range of activities
· find out more about how the school works
· fundraise for extra items or services to enrich the children's education
It can help children:
· receive a richer education as a result of items bought by the PTCA
It can help teachers:
· reach potential volunteers and enthusiasts who may help with school projects
Look around the school; it is not hard to see where the PTCA has made a difference over the years (interactive white boards, playground apparatus etc). Each year ,we organise events for parents and children including:
- Fireworks evening
- Winter and Summer Fair
- Christmas productions, including the School’s amateur dramatics production by year 6 pupils and teachers,
- Maintenance of swimming pool
- Playground Equipment
- Subsidies for School Trips
- In addition we have organised a school uniform order service.
- coming along to events and supporting them,
- volunteering to help at a particular event,
- being co-opted onto the Committee to complete a particular task.
- We are always looking for new people to help and inspire us.
Don’t forget to checkout our Facebook page, where we regularly share news of our activities.
School budgets are under pressure, so the funds we raise are even more important. We now supplement classroom essentials as well as maintaining the school pool and providing funding for most of the curriculum enrichment activities that take place.
We couldn’t do this without your help, so thank you.
This is an online fundraising venture where the retailer makes a donation to the School whenever you buy something through the website www.easyfundraising.org.uk. It's very simple - just visit http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk to register and shop with over 2000 well known retailers like Amazon, Tesco, Argos, M&S, eBay and many more. It won't cost you a penny extra to shop through easyfundraising and you can even save money with special offers and voucher codes. You don't have to change the way you shop online, just go to the normal website via easyfundraising.org.uk, choose to support Cottenham Primary School and everything you buy will raise money for CPS PTCA. Anyone can register so please spread the word to family and friends!
We are excited to announce that we have launched a crowdfunding appeal to help raise the funds that make such a difference to our school.
If you are able to make a one-off donation or would like to set up a regular payment, however small, then our crowdfunding page makes it easy for you. We will also be able to collect Gift Aid on your donations, boosting them by 25%.
Donate to Cottenham Primary School PTCA
No gift is too little: small action x lots of people = big change.
Please can you also share news of the appeal with your family and friends and even local businesses and other local organisations who might be able to help our school. We would also be very grateful if you could share the appeal on your own social media platforms.
The PTCA’s annual Firework Display will take place on Friday 3rd November. Please see the attached poster for more details.
Tickets are now on sale: Fireworks Ticket Order Form. Online orders will be sent home with your child.
You will not be able to buy tickets at the school office this year. However we will be selling at some in-person locations in the village in the next couple of weeks - please keep an eye on our social media for details (CPS PTCA Facebook Page).
Thank you for your continued support!