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;-
Monday 22nd May 2023 - Happy School Bags
Declutter your wardrobe and bring all your household's unwanted clothes to school by 9am on Monday 22nd May.
Adults and children's clothing
Console games, souvenirs
Handbags, belts, hats, accessories
Jewellery, toiletries, perfumes.
Unfortunately we do not accept:
Mats, carpets, blankets, curtains
Household linen, pillows, duvets
Saturday 1st July - St Mary's Summer Fair
All are welcome
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 email us on the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
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.
Could you ask your employer to see if they offer matched giving/funding. An increasing number of companies operate a match funding scheme whereby they "match" charity fundraising and/or volunteering undertaken by their employees. These organisations set aside a "pot" of money to fund such schemes and are more than happy to support their staff in raising money for charities of their choice.
If you have donated any money to the school or volunteered any time at an event which has collected money, then your employer might be able to match your efforts!
Please contact us via email if you think you could help, especially with the Summer Fair approaching. Our email address is:
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 -
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:
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.
- Open the Amazon Shopping app
- Navigate to the main menu (=)
- Tap on Settings and then select “AmazonSmile”
- Select your charity and then follow the on-screen instructions to turn ON AmazonSmile in the mobile app
- 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:
- Visit smile.amazon.com
- Sign in with the same account you use for Amazon.com
- 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
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.