Parents & Friends Association
At Alsager Highfields, our Parents & Friends Association (PFA) brings families and staff together with a common goal: to help enrich the learning experience of our children. Over the years, our PFA has raised thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources for the children.
Our major fundraising events are the school discos, raffles, non-uniform days, the Christmas fair, Easter Bingo and the Summer fair. We also hold ticketed social nights in various restaurants around Alsager.
What do we spend the funds on?
Funds are spent on extra resources that don’t fall within the school’s budget. Each year, we aim to fund as a minimum:
- A book bag and water bottle for each reception child.
- Infant gifts for Reception and Key stage 1 classes at their Christmas party.
- Christmas theatre trip refreshments.
- A contribution towards the year 6 leaving party.
- A sizeable contribution towards Activity Week.
Additional funds that we raise are spent on ‘extra resources’ that don’t fall within the school’s budget. For example, the PFA recently purchased glockenspiels, dyslexic books for the school and also outdoor waterproof aprons for the Reception class.
Fundraising activities and funding requests are discussed at our termly PFA meetings. We aim to have a movie running in the hall as a creche facility to entertain school aged children, enabling parents to attend the meetings. The movie is supervised by a PFA Volunteer. The meetings start at 18.30h and are held in the Intervention Room unless otherwise stated.
Fundraising for our school requires volunteers. Sometimes we need help on the day of an event and sometimes we need help in the days preceding an event. We would encourage all parents, grandparents and friends to get involved and help out.
We have two facebook pages.
- The main information page is ‘Alsager Highfields PFA (Parents & Friends Association)’.
- We also have a volunteers group ‘PFA Volunteers – Alsager Highfields’. This is where we detail what help we need, so people can sign up on an event by event basis. This way, you always know what you are signing up for.
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