Friends Of The Crescent
A very warm welcome to The Crescent Primary School.
This page is all about the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) which supports the educational journey of those children attending The Crescent Primary School.
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) connected to The Crescent Primary School PTA is The Friends of the Crescent School PTA, known within the school as Friends of The Crescent or simply FoTC.
Friends of The Crescent School PTA is an organisation of parents, carers and members of staff working to achieve the best outcomes for all the children attend The Crescent Primary School. FoTC PTA are best known for their fundraising work, fundraising through dress-up/down days, raffles, discos and fayres. We have an online system were you are able to purchase tickets online, to save queuing during drop off/collection. http://www.pta-events.co.uk/fotcs-pta
Friends of The Crescent School PTA has a useful social function too, fundraising events provide an opportunity for parents, staff and pupils to work together. If you are a parent, carer or guardian of a child attending The Crescent Primary School or a teacher or staff member you are automatically a member of the Parent Teacher Association and there is no need for registration elsewhere.
Why Do We Raise Funds?
Funds raised by the FOTC are intended to provide ‘extras’ not already provided by the school’s main income – often ‘fun things’ that make learning more interesting and exciting.
This is only possible with the help and commitment from FoTC supporters, that’s you the parents/carers and to make this happen we need volunteers.
There are many different ways you can help the FOTC, whether you have lots of time to offer or not. Some of the roles are a little more time-consuming, although also rewarding. If you can’t commit to a big job, look out for things you can do less frequently (e.g. organising a prize for a raffle, running a stall at one of the fayres or baking for a cake sale). You can always support the FOTC by simply turning up to meetings and events.
How are the Friends of the Crescent organised?
As mentioned before all parents, carer or guardian of a child attending The Crescent Primary School or a teacher or staff member you are automatically a member of the FoTC.
FoTC are led by a formal committee of volunteers who are elected at the annual general meeting (AGM). This team of people work closely with the school management to organise events and work towards supporting the school's working vision for the future.
Committee members for 2018/19:
Chair: Mrs J Shaw (Staff)
Vice Chair: vacant position
Treasurer: Mrs L Shakespeare (Parent)
Minutes Secretary: vacant position
Ordinary Committee Members: Mrs C Havard (Parent) and Mrs A Horne (Parent)
We would LOVE to hear from you!
Please contact the committee directly on FoTC.CONTACT@GMAIL.COM.
FoTC PTA have an active social media presence,
We are on Facebook so come, “like” us and join our parent run group.
We are also on Twitter @FOTCFriendsofthecrescentPTA come and ‘follow’ us.
Our Joint Fundraising Ventures
In conjunction with our fundraising events FoTC PTA work with a number of companies to raise money, including....
Tesco Uniform Embroidery Service who donate 5% of purchases to the FoTC. www.tesco.com/direct/crescent-primary-school/6267.school
Stamptastic is unique naming system who donate 20% of purchases to FoTC when using the code TOYBNEE from www.stamptastic.co.uk
A new fast way of naming all your belongings! A personalised stamp usable on fabric, metal, wood & some plastics. No more sewing or ironing on labels.
FoTC have an easy fundraising account is a great way to raise money for free, simply by shopping online through our website you are able to raise funds for the PTA. www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/friendsofthecrescentschoolpta
When you buy anything online from the over 2,700 retailers registered with the site, including Amazon, John Lewis, eBay and Tesco, a small percentage of what you spend is donated to The FoTC PTA .
FoTC are working with Happy School Bag Collections and have 4 collections each academic year. Bags are sent home with children in advance and on the collection day, donations of reusable clean and dry clothes, reusable-paired shoes, and footwear, handbags, belts and accessories, soft toys (Teddies) and bed linen. These are then sold to Happy School Bag who pay FoTC the highest market value of 65p per kilo.
If you have any ideas of how we increase our activities then please contact the committee directly on FOTC.CONTACT@GMAIL.COM or leave a message for the team in reception who will put it in our letter box.