Friends of Ashtree PTA and Fundraising Committee
Many parents, because of work or family commitments, are unable to help in the school during the school day, but still welcome the opportunity to support the school through the Friends of Ashtree PTA and Fundraising Committee. The FOA develops close co-operation between parents and the school, and provides much-needed finance to enrich the educational environment for the children. Many items of equipment have been purchased with money raised over the years by the FOA, including playground equipment, the ‘Junior Librarian’ computer system and a whole new reading scheme.
The FOA promotes activities such as Family Discos, Quiz Nights, Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day Sales and a Christmas Fair, and is affiliated to the National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations.
As can be seen from this brief résumé, the FOA benefits not only the children but also the whole school community. The FOA is a partnership of parents, children and teachers which is of mutual advantage to all, especially the children, who can see home and school in co-operation and constant communication with one another.
Meetings of the Friends of Ashtree PTA and Fundraising Committee are held regularly, and the dates will be found in the weekly newsletter issued by the school. An Annual General Meeting is held once a year, usually in September, when the committee and officers of the Association are elected.
For information about joining the FOA contact the school office.
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