Next PTA Meeting: 7pm Tuesday 17th March 2020 – Library (all welcome)

1. A Who’s Who for current PTA team

PTA 2019/2020

Lesley Lemings & Marina Beare: Co-Chairs

Emma Ford: Treasurer

Clare Cutting: Secretary

Sarah Mitchard: 50:50 Monthly fundraising raffle

Andy Seal: Assistant Headmaster: School Representative

Trustees

Kant Mann (Assistant Headmaster)

Emma Ford (Parent)

Volunteering – it’s good for the soul.

It’s a great way to ‘give a little back’ and get involved with your son’s school.

We are a fun and friendly group of parents and staff who aim to raise funds to benefit the boys and their school life. New faces at our PTA meetings are always welcome. We generally hold 6 meetings a year at the school.

If you’d like to be part of our PTA email group that alerts parents to fundraising opportunities, please get in touch with Lesley or Marina.

jesterlb@btinternet.com

marinaptabeechen@yahoo.com

Year Reps: 

All Year Group Reps have children in that specific year and will occasionally be in touch via ParentMail to ask for support at specific events.  Please also forward any PTA queries, fundraising ideas or concerns and we can put you in touch with your Class Rep.

Year 7: Susan Fletcher

Year 8: Tara Gretton

Year 9: Vicki Mowat

Year 10: Kate Abbey

Year 11: Clare Cutting

Year 12: Philippa Spruit & Tracey Kehoe

Year 13: Lisa Govier

2. Dates for Upcoming Events

Riverford Cookery Evening at Beechen Cliff Refectory, for parents

  • Thursday 5th March 2020
  • Thursday 12th March 2020

Details to follow on ParentMail and Bookings through Parentpay. Booking essential.

Or email alanandvicki@riverfordhomedelivery.co.uk /  or call Alan and Vicki on

01225 437438  quoting our school ID code, SCH1301 www.riverford.co.uk/vegfund

Curry and Quiz night Friday 24th April – save the date!

Tickets sell out fast. Details to follow on ParentMail and Bookings through Parentpay.

PTA Raising funds for Romania Challenge Project 2020 and ongoing school equipment.

3. Ongoing PTA fundraising schemes to help Beechen Cliff School

50:50  A monthly raffle raising money for the school and giving everyone a chance to win 3 cash prizes every month. Chances of winning are 1 in 500

50% paid out in prize money and 50% back to the PTA Charity.

Last year 50:50 raised £2000 for funding school projects and £2000 for 50:50 members.

It’s easy to set up a standing order, between £1-£10. Every £1 you pay, is allocated a number that goes into the prize draw each month. You can cancel at any time.

Wish to sign up? Contact Sarah Mitchard:  beechen5050@gmail.com

Riverford Veg Fund

Riverford’s “Veg Fund” – a new partnership scheme for schools which helps us to raise funds and awareness of healthy eating. Riverford’s local team (Parents at Beechen Cliff) will be making a £15 donation to the school for each new or existing customer connected to the school, following your third vegbox delivery. Vegboxes are a fantastic way to connect your children to where their food comes from and to get them trying new things – you can unpack the box with them each week and plan what to cook together.

Cookery evenings for parents too – Watch this space!

Riverford Vegboxes offer:

  • Seasonal organic vegetables
  • Boxes start at just £10.95 making it cost effective
  • Free delivery to your door
  • No minimum commitment
  • You choose what you get and when
  • Recipe suggestions in the box every week

Email alanandvicki@riverfordhomedelivery.co.uk /  or call Alan and Vicki on

01225 437438 and quote our school ID code, SCH1301

www.riverford.co.uk/vegfund

Give As You Live- Raise funds for Beechen Cliff School PTA when you shop on-line!

‘Give as you Live’ is an award winning, online fundraising website which gives Beechen Cliff parents and teachers the opportunity to raise funds for the PTA every time they shop at thousands of online stores including;

Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Waitrose, eBay, John Lewis, Tesco Direct and Trainline

Give as You Live is completely free for parents to join, costs parents no extra when shopping and is quick and easy to use.

Many other PTAs are already registered with the scheme with some raising over £4,000 for their schools. The idea is simple. In exchange for sending customers to a store’s site, the store pays a commission to ‘Give as You Live’ which is shared with us as a charity and Give as you Live to help fund their running costs.

Follow the link below to find out more, register, and raise valuable funds to enhance the education of children at Beechen Cliff School.

https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/beechen-cliff-school-parent-teacher-association

4. Latest news

Twitter Feed

Beechen PTA now has its own Twitter account, very kindly run by a parent. Follow us to ensure you don’t miss out on any news/dates https://twitter.com/BeechenPTA

PTA Funds Granted to Beechen Sports Department

The PTA has been delighted to agree to support the Sports Department over the next 12 months through sponsorship of the annual sports’ subscriptions and external referee payments in order that Beechen may continue to enter the full array of sports competitions – both at a local and national level.

Auction of Promises

In March 2019 the Auction of Promises made a staggering £15,100 to fund a new Club House for the school. The Clubhouse has now arrived. We’d like to pass on our huge thanks to the generous donors and bidders.

Second Hand Uniform

We have a team working hard to collect, sort and sell all uniform and sports clothes/shoes/equipment. Recent sales has raised over £1000 already.  The PTA would like all donations of good quality second hand ‘New Style” uniforms please. Including: blazers, shirts. trousers, sports kit, foot wear, shin pads, hockey sticks etc. By donating your unwanted uniform we can re-sell it to raise much needed funds for the school.

Please drop it off anytime, in labelled bags to the school Reception.

Uniform sales will run during the year and there will be a stall in the school reception on all Parents Evenings. See school calendar for all Parents Evenings info.

5. How and Where are the funds raised spent?

The PTA does a really important job raising funds to support the school in a range of different ways. Recently and thanks to your help, we’ve been able to fund the following;

  • Atlases for Geography Dept
  • Printmaking equipment for the Art Dept
  • Camcorder for the DT/Science Club
  • Foreign Film Club
  • Pastoral equipment
  • New dictionaries
  • Remote control car for Car Club
  • Library Renovation
  • Equipment for the Sports Dept
  • New Club House

Christmas Market in 2019 for years 7 & 8 raised £600. Funds were split 50:50 between Bath Foodbank and Library Refurbishment and the Literacy projects.

Our ‘sold out’ Curry and Quiz night in Nov 2019, raised over £2000 and this all went towards the Library Refurbishment and the Literacy projects.