St James' Parent Teacher Association is a small but dedicated group of volunteer parents, teachers and friends, helping to raise money for those extras in school.
We often subsidise school trips so as to keep the cost to parents down. We also provide Christmas presents (for individuals or class). We have recently purchased two playhouses for the Pond and Puddle. In the past we have purchased dictionaries, atlases, playground toys and some classroom furniture and educational DVDs. We are hoping to use the money raised from our Festive Fair last year to help towards the cost of some static playground equipment.
We meet around three or four times a year depending on what events we are organising and raise money for the school in a variety of ways. We usually have two 'fairs' during the year and often have other things organised throughout the year. We also have our clothes recycling bin which is a great source of income for us. We are registered with easyfundraising, a quick and easy way to help the school, especially for those who like to shop on-line.
If you would like to get involved, check the website or letters for the next meeting and come along. Or if you would like any further information about anything, contact the school office.
If you would like a copy of the minutes of any of our meetings, please see Wendy Rimmer
We are constantly on the lookout for new parent members of the Association. If you are interested and can spare a few evenings a year to attend meetings and help at school events, please have a chat with Wendy. We will, of course, be asking for help at the Summer Fair nearer the time.
Please take a minute to read about a way to raise funds for the school without spending a penny extra!
easyfundraising is an organisation that provides simple links to all the main retailers' online stores, allowing you to shop from a huge range, raising money for the school as you do. It's easy and quick to register and costs no more to buy this way.
Simply visit easyfundraising.org.uk, select St James Primary PTA - Glossop as your nominated cause (the easiest way to find us is to search for "st" and look through the results), complete the simple registration and then choose from over 2,000 retailers to shop with! Just make sure you log in to check their pages each time you make an online purchase.
Every time you buy, the supplier donates either a percentage of your payment or a fixed amount to us without it costing you a penny extra - it's that easy!