Parent Association - 'Friends of Blossomfield'
‘Friends of Blossomfield’
Friends of Blossomfield is our Parents’ Association. We get together roughly once every half term and would love for you to join us! We plan and run regular events at school in order to raise funds for the benefit of the children in school.
How is the money raised?
During the year we aim to have an event every half term. Standing fixtures include the half termly disco and the summer fair. Other events have included; an Easter egg raffle, quiz nights and Bags 4 Life. These events are very enjoyable and very popular, so make sure you always purchase your tickets in advance! Letters with information will come home in book bags a few weeks before each event and are also posted on the school website.
How is the money used?
Funds raised are spent on resources and experiences that benefit our children. We help with the little things such as personalised reward stickers for the children. In the past we have contributed funds to larger projects such as the MUGA on the field. Every year we make a contribution towards the coaches that have to be hired for school trips which lowers the cost of the trips for all parents.
How is the PA run?
We meet approximately once every half term to plan events and discuss the spending of funds. There are three main office holders in the committee, along with many other members. The positions are currently:
Chair: Organising meetings and delegating jobs to other members
Vice Chair: Supporting the Chair and standing in if needed
Treasurer: Responsibility for all monies, banking and accounting
Office holders are elected at the Annual General Meeting in October. The date for this is communicated at the start of the Autumn Term.
How do I get involved?
- Come along to the AGM in the autumn term and join us straight away. This date will be advertised in the autumn term school newsletter and the weekly newsletters that you receive from school. It will also be advertised on the banner on the website.
- Ask at the school office for contact details.
If you are unable to attend meetings but would like to help in other ways, we always need help to run stalls, bake cakes, sell raffle tickets etc. Just let us know how you can help and we will contact you before events.