We are fortunate to have a wonderful ‘Friends of Meadow Green’PTA. Every parent/carer of every pupil and every member of staff is automatically a member. But of course all are welcome, from grandparents to older brothers and sisters, members of local associations and partnership schools. Our PTA is about much more than simply fundraising. FoMG exists to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring parents, staff and other supporters together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal.
Aims of FoMG
1.To enhance the education & wellbeing of the pupils of Meadow Green by providing or supporting provision of facilities & resources through fundraising
2. To promote positive close co-operation & communication between parents & school staff
3. To provide activities & events to support and enhance school provision.
4. To consider suggestions from staff, parents and children as to how funds should be spent and authorise consequent expenditure.
5. To provide a social framework for parents, staff and children
The Friends organise a number of fun and fund raising events throughout the year. We hold our annual general meeting in July, at the end of the school year. At this meeting a committee is elected to run the FoMG consisting of a chair, vice-chair, treasurer and a secretary. FoMG committees usually meet once a half term but smaller sub-committees may meet for the organisation of specific events and activities.
Core Committee Members of FoMG are:
Co-Chairs – Anne-Louise Henderson & Amy Fowler
Treasurer – Emma Westwood
Secretaries – Liz Newlands & Danielle Baker
Staff members: Miss Devlin (Reception), Mrs Taylor (Year 1/2).
Mr Jones (Headteacher)
We would ideally like to have some representation from each cohort of parents on the FoMG committee, so that we can hear suggestions from the children and parents in each year group on the types of projects we support and allocate funds towards. We currently have positions vacant as listed above. All parents are welcome so please come along if you can offer your support.
The support FoMG provide financially and in terms of their own time helping during whole school events is invaluable. Without them we would have to continually ask our parents to subsidise additional enrichment activities for the children.
Last Year FOMG Raised £6,250!!
Large projects that FoMG have been responsible for funding and initiating, include the Foundation Stage play area, HMS Bumble ‘Our Pirate Ship’ play equipment, the tyre park and trim-trail for Key Stages 1 and 2, a professional sound system for the school hall and most recently our School Minibus. ALong with other resources and events such as our Water Fountain,Toy Workshop, Re-enactment Days and Leavers Hoodies & BBQ.
This year we would like to raise a similar amount by organising a calendar of events. Please put these dates in your diary:
Autumn Term 2018
16th November Non-uniform day – Chocolate/sweets or £1 collection
23rd November Non-uniform day – Toys or £1 collection
26th November Bag2School Collection
30th November Non-uniform day - adult bottles collection/
30th November Christmas Market 5-7pm (including a children’s market for purchase of gifts for parents)
Spring Term 2019
22nd March Non-uniform day - chocolate collection for Easter bouquets
29th March Mother’s Day Market
12th April Easter Bouquet Draw (Ticket sales 8th-11th)
Summer Term 2019
17th May Quiz Night
22nd May Bags to School
14th June Father's Day Market
6th July Summer Fete