Friends of Whitehall
“Friends of Whitehall; actively working together to enrich the experiences of the children of Whitehall Primary School”.
‘Friends of Whitehall’ (FOW) are the ‘Parent Teacher Association’ (PTA) of Whitehall Primary School. FOW is a group of enthusiastic parents and teachers, who give up their own time to help the school in various ways. Different events are organised to enable everyone to have fun, get to know each other and help raise extra funds for the school. We encourage as much parent / student participation as possible.
The PTA is open to all parents and staff at school. A Committee is elected each year to carry out the running of the PTA. You are welcome to attend PTA meetings - you don't have to be on the Committee. The meetings will be advertised within the monthly school newsletter.
What type of help does it involve?
Our PTA members help organise a range of events and activities, and help out in school at various events. You can help in many different ways by:
Attending PTA meeting and being part of decision making processes.
- Offering time to help arrange and organise an event or supporting others in arranging events.
- Supporting members on the day/night of organised events by serving drinks/food, selling raffle tickets or just help clearing up at the end of the event.
How are the PTA funds spent?
F.O.W has helped fund the purchase of the following items over the past few years:
- Christmas Pantomime performances for the children at school.
- Donations for equipment within departments as requested.
- The Air conditioning in the ICT suite.
- The games painted onto the playground.
- ‘Poetry workshops for all the children.
- Each year we pay for Christmas gifts for every class.
We are also currently planning for our long-term fund-raising goal; the details of this shall be announced very soon!
*We still need more parents to help. If you would like to meet other parents and staff who are just as keen as you, PLEASE complete the slip on the reverse of the newsletter and return to your childs class teacher or to the school office.
New FOW Notice Board
This board is being prepared and is located in the corridor near the office, opposite the school hall. The board will begin to fill up with information about the committee, the events it has held, and news about forthcoming events. When you have time, do try to stop and have a read.
You can also read about FOW on the school website!
If you enjoyed the Halloween Disco, or if you missed it, don’t forget to look out for these exciting forthcoming events:
- Christmas Fair
- Cinema Night
- Spring Treasure Hunt
- Summer Fun-Day
Your help, no matter how little, is always needed to make these events successful!
Shazia Janar (FOW Chair)
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