What is the PTFA and what does it do?
Our school Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) is a small group of friendly parents and school staff who meet together to encourage closer links between home and school, and to raise money for the school.
Although the PTFA is best known for its fundraising work, it also serves an important social function. Events provide an excellent opportunity for parents, carers, school staff and pupils to get to know each other and have a bit of fun, while raising valuable funds for the school.
Why does the PTFA raise funds for school?
The PTFA aims to provide children at LMJS with the extra fun things that enrich their time at school and make learning more interesting and exciting. In recent years, for example, the PTFA has paid for:
What is the PTFA raising money for this year?
This year the school would like additional funds to go towards the further development of the trim trail. This expansion will include a walk trail, daily mile markers, quiet areas and some form of equipment on the embankment for the children to play on at break times.
Who is on the PTFA?
Everyone who has children at LMJS or who works at the school is automatically a member of the PTFA and is welcome to come along to our meetings and support our activities and events. – any contribution is really appreciated. We also welcome Grandparents and other family members who would like to be actively involved in the school.
Is being on the PTFA a big commitment?
PTFA volunteers can choose how much time they want to put in, and we are grateful for any help at all. There are many different ways you can help out, whether you have lots of time to offer or not. And, of course, you can always support PTFA events by simply turning up and/or making a donation!
How can I get involved?
Pop in to the school office and speak with Sarah Cartmell who is our Vice Chairman or alternatively, you can email the PTFA Chairman Tina Johnston direct on firstname.lastname@example.org.