We would like to extend a warmest welcome to all the new Parents and Children joining Loatlands Primary school.
PALS are Loatlands school fundraising committee, led by Co Chairs, Rachel Bott and Christine Thomas and Vice Chair Rebecca Burbidge. We have a dedicated team of over 20 parents and staff volunteers who meet regularly to discuss and arrange fundraising events. The funds raised by PALS are for the extra’s which are not provided in the school budget. Our aim is simple; raise as much money as possible to provide the school with extra funds so that we can make your child’s learning journey even more fulfilling and memorable.
2016/2017 has been another great year for PALS. We have raised a whopping £4163.16 in the past year, generated by the hard work of the committee and generosity and support of parents. With the funds raised we have donated towards coach fares for every year group, bought each child Christmas presents and anti bullying wristbands, raised over One Thousand Pounds worth of new books, purchased new library furniture and provided whole school activities, such as the life education bus. The figures speak for themselves: PALS is an organisation to be proud of, but none of this would be possible without the dedication of our wonderful committee and the contribution of so many parents. We remain determined to help Mr. Izzard-Snape and his fantastic staff make the experience of all our children the best it can be.
In order to continue with our highly successful fundraising efforts, we ask for the help of the entire school community. Whether it’s donating cakes for a cake sale, Running a stall at our Summer Fete, or volunteering to help at one of our Discos, we remain grateful for your support. We are always interested in speaking to potential new PALS members – we know our parents are a talented bunch – could you bring those talents into the PALS fold? Do you have a great fundraising idea to suggest to us? We would love to hear from you!
PALS are a registered charity and so we can benefit from claiming gift Aid and take advantage of Charity Match giving schemes. If you work for a company that takes part in the matched giving schemes then please let one of the PALS members know so we can discuss this further. If you feel your company would be able to help us in other ways, such as supplying materials, helping with other fundraising opportunities please get in touch as we would be excited to hear from you.
Over the coming months we have so much to look forward to: The Christmas Gala Night, The Christmas Grotto, The Summer Fete, Shopping events and Cake Sales to name a few! We would like to thank all the PALS members for their tireless work in the past year. – The results are so rewarding and are truly making a difference to our children.
The funds raised are usually much needed and so spent very quickly, so you can be sure that your child will benefit from the funds that you help us to raise. We are currently trying to raise Six Thousand Pounds for an all weather, outside classroom and reflective environment. The area will be a great resource and will benefit your children throughout their years at Loatlands Primary School.
We hope that we have given you a little more information on your parents association. PALS could not have made the difference that we have if it wasn’t for the support of the parents so we would like to thank you on behalf of the school and children once again for your continued support.
We advertise all our events through the school newsletter on the dates list and on the school website so please watch out for new events coming up this term.