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Welcome to the PTA

The Cookham Dean School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a registered charity set up to raise much needed funds for the school.  All parents of children at the school automatically become members of the PTA and your input and assistance on fundraising events throughout the year is very much appreciated.

 

We are proud of the amount of money raised every year through PTA events. We currently put on a number of annual events including the Summer Fete, school discos, a quiz and Christmas Tree sale. 

 

We welcome all help, whether running events, baking cakes, designing posters, sourcing raffle prizes, or assisting on task force days. 

 

The current PTA officers are:

 

  • Vicki Aggar, Chair 
  • Wendy Dean, Treasurer
  • Tessa Allanson, Secretary 

 

Each year group has two class reps, who help to coordinate events and share information.

 

 

 

PTA Meetings:

PTA meetings are usually held once every half term and the date/time will be communicated on this website and via the Class Reps.  The meetings are an opportunity to hear about what funds have been raised to date, what funds have been used to purchase and to discuss/agree the projects the PTA is raising funds for over the coming year.

 

The dates for PTA meetings 2019-2020 are:

Thursday 3rd October at 8.00 pm - Jolly Farmer

Monday 4th November at 8.00 pm

Thursday 16th January at 9.15 am

Thursday 27th February at 9.15 am

Monday 27th April at 8.00 pm

Friday 5th June at 2.00 pm

 

Agenda for PTA meeting to be held on Thursday 27th February 2020

Latest PTA Meeting Minutes - 27.02.2020

PTA Annual General Meeting

The PTA AGM for the 2017/2018 school year took place on Monday 8th October, 2018 at 8pm at the Jolly Farmer in Cookham Dean.

PTA Annual General Meeting Minutes - School Year 2017/2018

Feedback

If you would like to give any feedback on the fundraising events held by the PTA, the projects / items the funds raised are spent on or have any ideas for fundraising activities, please see the PTA Chair or your Class Rep at the school gates, email office@cookhamdean.org with the subject 'PTA Feedback' or if you would rather give feedback anonymously, put anything written in an envelope addressed to the PTA Committee and post it in the school postbox.

Money raised so far 2019/2020

Countrystore bags - £2,000
Gravity Grand Prix - £722

Smarties Tubes - £400

Halloween Disco - £450

Maidenhead Boundary Walk - £297+

Bonfire Night - £300

Tea Towels - £644

Christmas Tree Sales - £2,159

Santa's Grotto and refreshments - £200

Christmas Raffle - £1,050

Christmas performances refreshments - £200

Bags2School - £300

Swimarathon - £1,250+

Sports Dinner - £2,550 for the school
Storytelling Night - £130

 

Plus ongoing donations from uniform sales, the Friday Tuck Shop, 50:50 Club and Give as You Live.

Upcoming PTA events 2019/2020

Updated April 2020 - this is a list of events that were planned before school was closed due to the Coronavirus. All events are currently on hold / cancelled until school is able to reopen.

Friday 3 April (last day of term) - Easter Egg Hunt (families)

Wednesday 6 May - Quiz (parents)

Thursday 21 May - Hawaiian Disco (children)

Saturday 13 June - School Fete, sport theme (families and community)

Friday 19 June - Sports Day refreshments

Sunday 23 August - Gravity Grand Prix tearoom (community)

 

Last year's Summer Fete was held on Saturday 29th June - one of the hottest days of the year!  The Wild West Hoedown was a great success and all who attended enjoyed themselves.  Thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make this event the success it was.  We raised a fantastic £6,000 which will make a huge difference to the school.

How to raise money for the PTA from the comfort of your home

Give as You Live: It's a free way to raise money for charity when you shop online. Shop at over 4,400 leading stores via the website, Donation Reminder (via Chrome) or app (iPhone and iPad) and you'll raise free funds for Cookham Dean School PTA. 

50:50 Club: Our own private lottery, for just £2.50 a month (£30 for a year) you get a membership number that enters you into a monthly draw. Anyone can join - parents, carers, grandparents, friends (over 16) - the more people that join, the bigger the monthly prize pot and more money raised for the school. The prize money will be 50% of the membership fee taken that month. The remaining 50% goes to the school. Ask in the school office for details or contact Charlie Raison on charlieraison72@gmail.com. 

 

CAF Give As You Earn: Many employers are signed up to 'Give as You Earn', otherwise known as payroll giving. Donations are taken before tax, which means the charity gets more of your donation and it costs you less. It also means that charities don't have to claim Gift Aid, so there's less admin for them. Some employers also offer 'matched giving', to match money raised or donated via payroll. Contact your HR department to find out if you can do this. You can give to any organisation recognised as charitable by HMRC. The Parent Teacher Association of The Cookham Dean Church of England (Controlled) Primary School is registered charity number 1014698.

 

Labelling school uniform and other items: You may have already sorted your labelling requirements for keeping track of school uniform, but if not please consider using one (or both!) of the following two companies as the school PTA receives a commission from each sale. 

Stamptastic: A personalised stamp usable on most fabrics, metal, wood and some plastics with the company's own special black ink. No more sewing or ironing on labels, you can just stamp everything! Order using the code SL69PH.

https://stamptastic.co.uk/

Stikins: Multipurpose stick on name labels suitable for all kinds of school items, including school uniform, PE kit and subject equipment. Order using the code 4926.

https://www.stikins.co.uk/

Purchases

And what has the school spent the money on? 

Over the past few years, money we have raised has either bought or contributed to:
Classroom iPads
Running track
Gypsy caravan
KS1 sandpit and artificial grass
Forest School equipment

Musical instruments

School hall floor resurfacing

Stage lighting

Chickens

Marquee

Sports bibs

Cooking equipment

Year 6 leaver trips

 

We are delighted to announce we have just raised enough money to fund new Interactive Boards in every classroom, which will have a hugely positive impact on the pupils and their learning. 

Cookham Dean CE Primary School, Bigfrith Lane,

Cookham Dean, Maidenhead SL6 9PH.

Tel: 01628 482734.

Email: office@cookhamdean.org

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