Parents have been extremely supportive of our fundraising efforts over the years and have raised thousands of pounds for school for which we are very grateful.
Keep an eye out for our newsletters for information about our fundraising events and also how we spend the money you so kindly raise.
If you have any fundraising ideas or if you would like to help with any of the planned events, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the PTA.
Thank you as always for your support with our fundraising efforts.
Upcoming PTA events
Unfortunately due to Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to offer any social events again this half term, movie nights and the Nativity will be MUCH missed by all I’m sure.
Please help us raise much needed funds by supporting as many of the below mentioned events where possible.
Christmas Tree Collection
HELP AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We are hoping to offer a Christmas tree collection service for the first time this year to raise some funds. This can only happen with the help of a few volunteers/parents who could offer both their time and use of a vehicle with room to transport a few trees at a time for a day over a weekend early January – Please speak to any PTA member if this is something you could help with.
As usual we are hoping to hold our annual Xmas raffle but, with the Nativity unable to go ahead in Church, this year Raffle Ticket books will be sent out in advance in the children’s book bags – please return money & ticket stubs before Friday 11th December.
If you can offer or you know anyone/businesses that might donate a raffle prize/experience/voucher this would be much appreciated – please speak to a PTA member.
End of Term Tuck Shop
Fri 18th December
£1 per sweet cone
PTA Class Change Challenge
Last year's PTA Class Change Challenge saw the winners receiving a visit from Wise Owl Bird of Prey Rescue - check out the photos here!
Latest fundraising totals
Starlight Clothing Collection £15
IQ Christmas Cards £125
Minutes of meetings
Great news… We are now able to accept donations from Amazon Smile!
This works in exactly the same way as Easy Fundraising (which we are still very much using for donations from all sites not-Amazon) in that no extra cost/charges are applied to your purchase – Amazon simply donate a percentage (0.5%) of any purchases made through Amazon to our PTA charity account.
You simply need to set up/link your Amazon account to enable the donations.
Click here to be taken to the Amazon Smile page where you can select a charity.
If you could/would like to support us then you can easily do so by searching for ‘Thurstonland First School PTA’ and selecting when it brings up the name. It will then ask you whether wish to add us as your chosen Charity for donations – select yes if we are your choice and also for all future donations – this will then be linked to your account and any future purchases made via the website will be eligible.
If you use the Amazon App for purchases then you also need to set it up on the App separately
EASY FUNDRAISING FOR THURSTONLAND SCHOOL!!
How many times a week do we all purchase goods and services, insurance and other items online? Imagine if every time you made an online purchase your child's school received a commission towards their fundraising! Well, the good news is we can!
Simply click on the easyfundraising logo above which will take you to our school 'good cause'.
Complete the registration online and then simply log on to Easy Fundraising each time you order goods online, search for the retailer and Easy Fundraising will direct you to the site and will track any purchases so that our school receives a commission. Easy! Last year this raised £246 towards PTA funds.
A huge number of online retailers are signed up to the scheme. Take a look!
We recommend that you make the Easy Fundraising page your home page on your browser.
THURSTONLAND FIRST SCHOOL LOTTERY!!!
Simply click on the school lottery logo above to register for our exciting new school lottery. A member of our lottery is guaranteed to win a prize each month and each entry will have a chance to win the national prize of £25000!! Good luck!
Last year this easy to use fundraiser earned £331 which will be used to provide the little extras in school.
Check out STAMPTASTIC - the fast and easy way to label all your children's school items including clothes, shoes, trainers, equipment and much more!
School receives 30% cashback for all orders placed via the website - simply click on the logo above.