COVID UPDATE- THIS WEBPAGE IS AS UP TO DATE AS POSSIBLE BUT SOME EVENTS LISTED SUCH AS SUMMER AND CHRISTMAS FAYRES MAY HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SCHOOL AND OUR FACEBOOK/TWITTER FOR MORE UP TO DATE INFORMATION
Welcome to the Bryn Deri PTA. The PTA exists to raise funds to donate to the school to spend on enhancing our children's educational experience but is not covered in the school budget, for example Peaches Tower in the playground, the Multi Use Games Area and ipads to name just a few purchases. All parents/carers are automatically members of the PTA. We all contribute in some way at events or fundraising, even if its giving 2 hours of your time once per year in a summer or Christmas fayre to look after a stall. Other parents if they have more time to give, offer to organise something in particular, for example being Chair of the PTA, organising the Scholastic book fair or scheduling Rags to Riches. If you want to join the committee, please attend a committee meeting, which is usually held on the 2nd Thursday of each half term. Details are sent out by the school. Volunteers are always welcome and we are a very friendly bunch.
Listed below are details of our continuing fundraising efforts, such as the monthly prize draw and the key fundraising events that the PTA holds annually. Additional fundraising events are held throughout the school year. For precise details of forthcoming events, please see information sent out by the school, join the WhatsApp group for your child's year, join our Facebook group or follow us on twitter @BrynDeri PTA.
Help Us Raise Funds
As well as events, there are a number of ongoing low effort ways we use to continually raise funds. Below are details of our schemes:
PTA Prize Draw: Many parents (and grandparents!) subscribe to this and each month you have the chance to win £25, £15 or £10. You pay £12 per entrant annually which equates to £1 per month. Complete the form at the bottom of this page and pay online into the PTA bank account using the reference "Prize Draw"
Second Hand Uniform Shop: We ask that parents post available items on the PTA facebook page, and arrange delivery / collection among themselves. We ask that a donation is made online in to the PTA bank account using the reference "Uniform"
The Giving Machine: to join, register as a Giver to Bryn Deri primary school on The Giving Machine website. All you then do is shop via The Giving Machine website at participating websites. Each purchase generates a donation. It doesn't cost you anything!
If you would like to get involved, please visit Bryn Deri Primary School on TheGivingMachine :
Amazon Smile: Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price to us. Please go to https://smile.amazon.co.uk
Matched Funding: If your employer operates a Fund Match scheme and you would like to help the PTA in this way, please let the school office know and someone from the PTA will contact you to discuss your companies' scheme requirements. Recently we have had some matched funding from Barclays and Legal and General.
Scholastic Bookfair: twice a year, during parent consultation evenings, 3.30-6.30pm, Bryn Deri School Hall. Buy books and earn commission for the school to spend on books for our children.
Annual Fundraising Events:
Christmas and Summer Fayres: These are our biggest fundraising events in the school year. Held on a Saturday between 10am-12pm. The Christmas Fayre is usually held in late November/early December and the Summer Fayre is held in late June/early July. There are seasonal stalls, such as Santa's grotto and plant sales, along with other stalls such as jolly jam jars, café, BBQ, tombolas, books and raffle. Volunteers and donations are always welcome at these events.
Discos: Two discos are held per year - the 'Spooks and Sparkles' disco (held close to Halloween/Bonfire Night) and the 'Valentines' disco (held close to 14th February) in the school hall. Foundation phase: 5.15-6.15pm, Key Stage 2: 6.30-7.30pm. These are very popular events. An admission price is charged which includes crisps and a drink. Sweets and hot dogs are often on sale.
Rags2Riches4Schools: Donate your unwanted good quality clothes and linen. Collections are held once a term - bags are provided. The PTA receives payment by the kilo.
PTA Main Bank Account details
Bryn Deri Parent Teacher Association
Sort code: 40-38-13
Acc No: 51051970
By sending this message you confirm that you wish to become a member of the Bryn Deri PTA Prize Draw and that you understand that the subscription is £12 per year for each number to be included in the monthly draw. In the message box, please include the following information; telephone number, number of prize draw entries, name of child(ren) / relationship to school. Please set up your annual standing order using on-line banking to be paid into the PTA Prize Draw bank account (NB this is different from the main bank account). HSBC bank, "Bryn Deri Parent Teacher Association", Sort Code: 40-38-13, Account number: 33036685, Reference *Your name*