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PTA 2016 - 17


Mrs Wendy Salt: Chairperson


Mr Neil Dawson: Vice-Chair


Mrs Gayle Hobson: Secretary


Mrs Lorraine McAfee: Treasurer


Committee Members: Mrs Tracey Thompson, Mrs Linda Young, Mrs Lynsey Bradford, Mrs Lynn Crooks, Mrs Helen Wilson, Mrs Alison Crawford, Mr Sean and Mrs Jaime Irving, Mrs Debbie Quilty, Mrs Melissa King and Mrs Zsuzanna Lakatos.

Staff members: Mrs E Anderson; Mrs H Wilson, Miss L Campbell; Mr A Glenny; Mr M Smyth

September 2016


Dear Parent,

Welcome back to another school year. The PTA are a group of parents who come together to plan and organise large and small events throughout the year, to help raise funds for the benefit of all children at the Hardy.  There are many roles within the PTA, from being on the committee, to giving up a few hours of your time to help out at events.  We would love you to join and any help that you can offer will be so much appreciated.



The PTA met on the 21st September.  It was lovely to see some new faces as well as those who were able to return for another year. Mrs Wendy Salt is continuing as Chairperson, Mr Neil Dawson as vice-chair, Mrs Gayle Hobson as secretary and Mrs Lorraine McAfee as treasurer. Other committee members are Tracey Thompson, Linda Young, Lynsey Bradford, Lynn Crooks, Helen Wilson, Alison Crawford, Sean and Jaime Irving, Debbie Quilty, Melissa King and Zsuzanna Lakatos.


As a result of 2015/2016 fundraising efforts, PTA will be presenting a cheque of £4500 to Mrs Anderson for school funds. This will help towards the purchase of equipment for the outdoor nursery play area and signs for the playground. Thank you to everyone who got involved or supported this fantastic result.

We hope that you will be able to support us again throughout the school year to raise essential funds for the school.


Fundraising ideas and events

Many ideas were put forward including our usual film afternoons and fun night. It was planned that the PTA would be involved in traditional Christmas parties for the school children. A Cash for clothes collection is planned for the week after Halloween.  Please fill a bag with unwanted clothes and shoes and donate to the Hardy Drop In charity drive.  We are looking into the idea of a pamper night in the spring and a fireside quiz.  Another idea was cash for cans.  We shall keep you posted of any events and don’t forget to check out the school webpage for further details  Please remember that some of these dates are provisional and may change. Remember our Feed the Bin campaign is on-going from last year. Send your loose change into school to feed the bin in order to purchase new attractive bins for the playground.


Dates for your diary

Term One

Friday 21st October Film Afternoon

7-11th November Cash for clothes

Thursday 1st December (provisional date)  Open Night (PTA stand)

Friday 9th December Film afternoon

Friday 16th December P1-3 Christmas Party

Wednesday 21st December P4-7 Christmas Party

Term Two

Friday 3rd February Film Afternoon

Term Three

Thursday 1st June (provisional date) Fun Night


Description: you are able to help out in anyway, please let us know.  If anyone is willing to give up a few hours of their time for film afternoons, to distribute juice/crisps and help support the teachers to supervise the children who attend these events then please send back the reply slip below.  We will get in touch as soon as possible.  We look forward to hearing from you.


Name __________________________

Contact Number __________________

I am able to help out with the film afternoon      21st Oct               Welcome to the PTA section.


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