Stone School Parent Teacher Friend Association
What is the SSPTFA?
STONE SCHOOL PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (SSPTFA) aims to:
- Create close links between parents & teachers
- Support school functions & events
- Organise fundraising events to enable the school to invest in new equipment & facilities for our children
We do this through a variety of events throughout the year including:
- Christmas Fayre
- Christmas Cards
- Mufti Days
- Quiz Night
- Family Photographs
- Chocolate Bingo
- Hot Dog Lunches
- Summer Fayre
- Talent Show
The list is endless and we are always looking for new and exciting ideas.
ALL the money we raise is given to the school and goes towards fantastic new facilities and equipment. We have helped provide funding for items such as the outdoor classroom, Microsoft tablets, artificial grass, Poddley play equipment.
Why get involved?
There are so many advantages to getting involved with SSPTFA including:
- Opportunity to meet other parents and make new friends
- Keeping active (both mentally and physically!)
- Having a laugh
- Getting a better understanding of how the school works
- Getting to know the teachers better
- A greater sense of belonging to the school community
- And, of course, raising money for the school
How to get involved?
The SSPTFA is a very relaxed, social group, there’s nothing stuffy, bureaucratic or formal about what we do. A key aim of every event (as well as making money!) is to have fun!
We fully appreciate that everyone has different time and work commitments so each member gives what they can. We are grateful for whatever time people can give.
We recognise that everyone is busy and so we try to meet up once every half term. So no meetings just for the sake of a meeting!
We try to make sure every class in the school is represented by at least 1 parent on the SSPTFA to enable greater communication between the committee and the parents at the school gate.
If you don’t feel that you can / want to commit to being a committee member of SSPTFA there are other ways you can get involved:
- Supporting Events
Without your support our events would not be a success. By turning up and taking part we hope you and your children have a great time and that we raise some money as well. Most of our events are open to the whole community, so please encourage friends, family and neighbours to come along and join in.
- Helping Out at Events
The success of the events we run are dependent upon the help and assistance we get from parents. You can help as much or as little as you like (even 30 minutes to help set-up some tables can make a difference). Some people like to help on the day (such as running a stall); others get involved by setting up and preparing things beforehand. The adage - "many hands make light work" has never been more true!
If you want to get involved, please don't hesitate to speak to one of the Committee, most of who are at the school gate in the morning and afternoon. Alternatively, send us a message to our dedicated email address: SSPA@gmail.com
Chair - Steph Strong
Treasurer - Suzi Rose
Secretary - Position Vacant
Teacher Member - Miss Gemma Anderson
SSPTFA Committee Members
Victoria Stapley, Vic Storey, Natalie Brown, Lizzie Kellie, Kelly Duffin, Loraine Webb, Liz Elliott
In 2018/19 we raised an amazing £15,512 plus £971 in grants and donations. This enabled the school to purchase: 3 interactive whiteboards, Pantomime trip for KS1 and Theatre productionfor KS2, handheld microphone.