PTA

We are a Registered Charity dedicated to raising money to enhance school facilities. Budgets are so tight that the school is becoming more reliant on PTA funds to enhance the children’s learning.

We also support the school in any way we can and arrange fun events for the kids, parents and teachers. The more volunteers we have, the more we can do.

Who we are

Every parent who has a pupil at St Lawrence is automatically part of the Parent Teachers Association for the school. There are a few positions that have to be voted in at the AGM each year to meet the constitution.

Chair – to be appointed

We are now searching for another volunteer to become part of our team

Deputy Chair – to be appointed

We are searching for another volunteer to become part of our team

Treasurer – Lee Manzi

Father to Rosabella (year 5), Luca (year 3) and Arlo (Reception). Thrilled to be part of the PTA and contribute to the vital work it does in supporting our children’s educational experience and resources.  Ever tightening school budgets means our support is needed more than ever before.

Secretary – Joanna (Jo) McMurtrie

Mother to one of the Leo’s (year 6) and Anna (year 3). I have been actively involved in trying to raise as much money as possible for our little school over the last 5 years but thought, this year, I should put my Project Manager skills to good use! My aim is to try to consolidate all the things we do, engage more parents so we can put on more events and inform everyone how PTA funds are being spent!

Teacher rep – Mrs McLauchlan

Assistant Headteacher and class teacher in Beech Class (year 5 &6). I have worked at St Lawrence since 2002 and am so proud of the way our little school in the woods has grown in both size and reputation over the last 19 years. The fund raising done by the PTA ensures that our children continue to receive a rounded and full educational experience in times of increasing budgetary constraint.

Rob Vosper

Father to Celia-Rose (year 3) and Hettie (reception). It’s a pleasure to have joined the PTA, and to be part of the remarkable St Lawrence community. I hope to contribute in a way that enriches not only our childrens' school experiences today, but also those fortunate enough to call St Lawrence Primary their school in the future.

Serena Gilmour

Mother to Archie (Year 2) and Monty (Year R). I am excited to be a volunteer for the PTA at St Lawrence and get stuck into raising essential funds for our lovely school. I am hoping my experience in Events Management will come in handy to assist in the organisation of future fundraising events.

Nick Milnes

I live in Wrotham, and have a son (Ted) currently in Reception with my second son (Sebastian) due to start in September. I'm looking forward to helping the vital work undertaken by the PTA in assisting the school in projects and endeavours that will benefit everyone involved in the school.

 

What do we do?

  • Meet every half term in a local pub to socialise and gather ideas from as many of you as possible. All parents, grandparents of St Lawrence pupils are welcome. The more the merrier!
  • Organise a range of fundraising events each year

 

Examples include:

  • Sponsorship events – Hever Triathlon, pupil spelling challenge, matchbox challenge
  • 5p challenge
  • Kids clubs – Star gazing/film afternoons/country rambles
  • One main evening social event each year for parents
  • Christmas fayres, Secret Santa and many Christmas related activities
  • Refreshments at all school events
  • Organise the ‘name bricks’ on the school hall wall
  • Run the 150 club (school lottery comprising of regular monthly donations via direct debit)

 

How YOU can get involved

  • Come and join in at the next meeting
  • Tell us about your brilliant fundraising ideas
  • Volunteer to lead/help at any event (baking a cake, running a stall, helping at kids club etc)
  • Tell us what we are doing wrong – that helps too!
  • Make a donation (see below)

 

Ways to donate

    1. Buy a personalised named brick to be displayed on school wall click here.
  • Donate via the St Lawrence Development fund click here
  • School Lottery click here
  • labels for school uniform - see below:
To save time and money and to reduce lost property the school asks for all clothing and personal items to be labelled. The PTA has teamed up with Stikins who give the school 30% commission on every order. Their labels are very robust and can be stuck onto the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items or directly onto bags, shoes, lunch boxes, water bottles, books, stationery, P.E. kits, musical instruments and much, much more.
 
Click here to order Stikins name labels (remember to quote the school reference number 20359) and support our fundraising efforts for equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education experience and the school’s facilities
 
Top tip - if you personalise your labels with your surname and a contact phone number then they can be used by the whole family and any lost property has a much higher chance of being reunited with you even if lost outside of school.

 

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Other easy ways to help on a regular basis

Remember to use the easyfundraising link when you buy anything online! Visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stlawrenceprimaryschool/ to raise extra funds every time you spend! You can make 50p for every Sainsburys online order.

Contact: Joanna Wood (Secretary) jowoodoz@yahoo.co.uk, 07889 999 146

 

Newsletters

PTA Summer newsletter 2021

PTA AGM 2020

PTA AGM presentation 2020

Autumn newsletter 2020

Spring newsletter 2020

 

Minutes

PTA minutes 6 July 2021

PTA minutes 28 April 2021

PTA minutes 30 September 2020

PTA minutes 26 February 2020

PTA minutes 15 January 2020

 

PTA Constitution