PTA Events / ongoing initiatives

 

PTA Events - Events to book in your calendar this year…

Dates to be confirmed from September but we have 2 already in our calendar so please save the dates;-

 

Saturday 26th November – Christmas Fair

Although it seems months away, please save the date for our Christmas Fair, scheduled to take place on Saturday 26th November. Your class reps will be in touch from Sept looking for help and donations!

 

Wednesday 14th December – Pantomime, Churchill Theatre (Jack in the Beanstalk)

Details and how to book will be launched when we return to school in September.

 

We will also be doing personalised Christmas cards, these will be done in school as well as the photos for our 2023 Calendar.

 

Ongoing initiatives

St Marys Candle

Following lockdown 2020 /21 we launched the St Marys candle. With the help of The Flaming Wolf Candle company (owned by a parent at the school) we are selling a candle, for £6, fragrance is black plum and rhubarb. If you would like any, please email us at stmarysbeckenhampta@gmail.com. These come in rose gold or silver tins.

 

Pre-loved Uniform

We appreciate that buying the school uniform from new can be expensive especially when many of us have children that lose or damage it along the way. Although the school does have lost property, some bits are just never found.  We have a large collection of preloved uniform available for a donation, so if you ever need any please complete a form found in the office or email us stmarysbeckenhampta@gmail.com and Laura who looks after our uniform can sort this for you. We also have 2-3 uniform sales a year which operate on a donation-only basis.

 

TWITTER

Your PTA is trying to improve communication between the PTA committee and parents and staff.  We have just launched the St Mary's PTA twitter account.

Please follow @StMarysPTAbeck for regular updates, information and reminders on PTA events.

 

FACEBOOK

Like Twitter, we also have a closed Facebook group which we would encourage you to join. Please make sure you do complete the 3 questions to join and are aware of the current password. Please speak to your reps who can give you this password. We would ask that only current parents / carers join this page to keep the information / pictures we share safe.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/865776193882459/

 

Stikins Labels

The school will earn 30% commission every time our fundraising number is quoted and labels are ordered via the link below. Please quote our fundraising number (35724) when placing your order.

Stickins Website - 

https://www.stikins.co.uk

 

Easyfundraising

If you ever buy goods online, this is a great way to raise money for the school, with no cost to you. There are loads of retailers linked up to it and once you are registered, they pay a percentage of your shop straight to the PTA bank account. Retailers include: Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, M & S, Toys R Us, Boden, Baker Ross and there are more signing up all the time.

To register visit:

www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stmaryscatholicprimaryschoolbeckenham

There is also a toolbar you can easily download which reminds you each time you shop online. This can add up really quickly to raise significant money over the year.

Amazon Smile 

It’s great to see more people joining up to Amazon Smile!   

If you are an Amazon shopper (aren’t we all?!), please make sure you have signed up and are supporting us using Amazon Smile app from your mobile or in a web browser. 

 

St. Mary’s PTA earns a little bit every time you shop.  Please note that it uses exactly the same logon details as for Amazon.  The charity name to choose is “The St Mary'S Parent-Teacher Association”.

NB It may be necessary to update your App if the AmazonSmile option is not displayed.

 

 

On your mobile:

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app
  2. Navigate to the main menu (=)
  3. Tap on Settings and then select “AmazonSmile”
  4. Select your charity and then follow the on-screen instructions to turn ON AmazonSmile in the mobile app
  5. Once AmazonSmile has been activated in your app, future eligible app purchases will generate a donation for our school.

Note: The tablet app is not yet supported. Please visit smile.amazon.com/onthego to learn more.

In a web browser:

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com
  2. Sign in with the same account you use for Amazon.com
  3. Select your charity

Start shopping! Remember to checkout at smile.amazon.com to generate donations for your chosen charity.
Tip: Add a bookmark to make it easier to shop at smile.amazon.com

 

Easy2name labels

The school is also linked up with Easy2name labels. This company do great name tags, stickers, shoe labels and letter transfers. Every order placed mentioning the school name gets 20% of the order total donated back to the PTA bank account. Leaflets available from the office or telephone 01635 298326 or www.easy2name.com - don't forget to mention St Mary's Catholic Primary BR3 to ensure we get the donation. A good one to think of for the new school year over the Summer.