About the PTFA
We have a very active Parents Teachers and Friends Association at Kinoulton and we try to organise fun events for the children each term and raise as much money as we can to support the school. The reason we do this is to provide the school with either complete or part funding for things that they would not usually be able to have. We have provided specialist equipment to help in classrooms and assemblies, including e-readers and the main hall’s audio visual system, and we also subsidise school trips. These make a real difference to all the children at Kinoulton. Not only that, but the events such as the Halloween Disco and Easter Eggstravaganza are really great family events and much fun is had by all!
We have a core committee, but other parents come along to our meetings and always provide much needed advice and support. In addition, we hold a database of willing volunteers to help at our events.
The core committee members are: Carole Waghorne (Secretary), Ally Daly (Treasurer), Vacancy (Vice-Chair) and Paula Franklin (Chair), Sarah Barker (Teacher committee member).
In late April, the PTFA hosted an Easter Eggstravaganza. Many of the parents got involved with organising this event and even more helped out on the day. The Easter Bunny made a visit and proved very popular with all the children - not just because he had a large supply of chocolate eggs! The Easter treasure hunt was completed by about 75 children who all managed to get round successfully the clues to win their bag of Easter eggs. The magician kept us all entertained and the Easter bonnets were absolutely amazing. Many thanks to everyone who helped make the event so special for so many of our children.
Kinoulton Big Night In
In June, Kinoulton holds its annual big night in, where there will be live entertainment, food and drinks. The PTFA will be hosting the pudding stall at this event so all offers of cakes, or help on the stall, will be very gratefully received.
If you have any suggestions or would like to help out then please come along to our meetings which are advertised on noticeboards at the school and texted to parents about a week before. We would love to see new people getting involved as it really helps us at the events we run, to be able to share the jobs out amongst lots of people. You don’t have to volunteer lots of time – just an hour at one event in the year, or baking some cup-cakes would be a great help. Or if you want to get to know other parents, then why not add your name to our email contact list and we can let you know what's happening. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org