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End of Year Newsletter
What is The Lea School Association and what does it do?
Our PTA is called the Lea School Association (LSA). We are a registered charity – no. 1023309. The LSA organises events and raises funds for the school, to be spent on things that the school budget cannot pay for. We have two aims: firstly to raise money to benefit our children and secondly, to promote the strong sense community that exists between parents, children and staff.
Over the years we have provided the school with an Early Years playground, iPads, Chrome books, an outdoor classroom and path, a KS2 playground climbing frame, stage lighting, new interactive whiteboards, pantomimes, a PA system, mobile ovens, scooter pods, improved library, pond and wildlife area, to name a few… all of which really help to improve the learning experience of all children at the school.
All parents of children at The Lea are automatically members of the PTA. How much you become involved is up to you: from supporting events, helping organise and run events to becoming a member of the committee… We know how precious time is; however, if you would like to get involved, we always welcome new faces and it’s a great way to get to know some of the other parents. Details of PTA meetings are published in the weekly Newsletters.
We hold many different fundraising events / activities throughout the year, some of which have included: summer and Christmas fairs, Lego Exhibition, discos, film nights, quiz nights, BBQs, cake sales and fancy dress events. Funds are also raised through EasyFundraising and EasySearch. The PTA committee is always on the look-out for new ideas for events though so whatever your area of expertise or interest, why not get in touch?
No matter your circumstances we believe everyone has something valuable to offer the School and the LSA. If you’re not sure what you can do then please get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work with you to find the best opportunity that suits you!
It’s Not Just About The Money…
The PTA also exists to enhance relationships between all groups within our school community. We help out with Nursery and Reception Open Mornings, we facilitate a system of Class Representatives and whilst our events raise money, many take place for their social benefits such as our summer Welcome BBQ and the Quiz Night.
These are elected at the AGM held in September. Committee members plan and organise events and are consulted on how money raised is to be spent. Committee meetings are generally held twice a term and before any big event.
The current committee consists of:
For more information please contact the PTA committee at email@example.com.
Our Current Fundraising Goal
Currently we are raising funds to improve and develop our hard-landscaped playgrounds. The plan is to create more exciting, interactive, fun areas for the children to enjoy at playtime. The children will be involved in planning and designing the changes, which might include new equipment, playground markings, games markings and resurfacing.
Make a Donation
We gratefully accept donations directly to the Lea School Association and these can have Gift Aid applied if you are a UK tax payer. Please go to MyVirginMoney to make an online donation to our current fundraising goal – http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/LSA-current-goal.
Easy Fundraising and Easy Search
Turn your online shopping into donations for the school – by logging onto the EasyFundraising site before you shop as normal, you can raise extra funds for The Lea. It’s like Nectar, but instead of earning points, each purchase generates a donation to the school. It’s completely FREE to use and so far it’s brought in £2,724 for the school!
- Easyfundraising Flyer (200KB)
Another great way to raise money for free is by using EasySearch as your default search engine instead of Google. Each search generates 0.5p and it’s totally FREE to use. Simply make your home page http://theleapsa.easysearch.org.uk/ and use it every time you search the web.
Company Charity Donations / Match Funding
If you work at a company that does match funding, please ask whether they would consider supporting The Lea School Association.
PTA Distribution List
If you would like to opt in to receive update emails and be put on the PTA Distribution List please email the Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will not share these details with anyone else and they will only be used for PTA communications. You can ask to be taken off this list at any time by replying to any of the emails.
[Note: this PTA distribution list is separate to any individual class list/s you may choose to be part of, where the Class Reps are the list holders.]
PTA Privacy Notice / GDPR
The LSA’s Privacy Notice can be read here.