Storth School PTA AGM
Monday 13th September 2021 3.30 pm at school

Present: Mr Brabant, Mrs Robinson, L Scott, G Drinkall, P Pearson, R Thompson, S Ansell, Mrs Goodfellow, G Spencer, M Henderson, A Peter
Apologies: K Shepherd, H Hollows, K Stonehouse, K Salt, J Proctor, L Duff, C Colquhoun, G Higginbottom, L Wilks

1. Welcome to old and new members of the PTA and Introductions – welcome to Anna and Margaret, lovely to see new members
2. Appointments of new committee for 2021/22 –
Chair L Scott (1st nomination: SB 2nd: RT)
Vice G Drinkall (1st nomination: GS 2nd: SB)
Secretary P Pearson/ R Thompson to share (1st nomination: SG 2nd: GD)
Treasurer G Spencer with support from L Scott (1st nomination: SB 2nd: SG)

Discussion had around team effort for all our fundraising and the more of us on the committee the better for sharing jobs and responsibilities where we can.

3. Treasurer report –
Balance £5, 096.19

4. Fundraising responsibilities:
Monies – GS/ LS
School Lottery – L Duff
Social Media/ Friends of Storth School Facebook page – K Salt / L Duff/ G Spencer
Village shop grant application – S Brabant
Bags2School dates and emails – K Salt
Pre-loved School Uniform Shop – G Spencer
Torchlight 2021– S Brabant to send email about attendance and possibility of school going in the Lantern Garden display on Saturday

5. New fundraising ideas for 2021/22-
Harvest Coffee Morning 22.10.21 (email to go out for parents to bake please)
Autumn Outdoor Cinema Evening 12.11.21 to be confirmed by S Goodfellow for availability, and decisions to be made in the next meeting re choice of film/refreshments/tickets. Obviously, weather dependent
Wreath Making Evening 2.12.21 details to be confirmed
Christmas Fayre 4.12.21 10 am to 12 pm at the school. Planning to be discussed in detail in the next meeting. S Ansell agreed to two days in school making the wooden reindeer/ snowmen with the children to sell as usual. Collections/ donations from parents/ carers/  anyone else we can think of (!) as usual will run over four weeks on Friday’s, with a treat for the children on that day. These donations are made into hampers for the raffle and used on stalls for the Fayre, so we are very grateful to everyone who contributes to these. Please note these may change, just initial ideas.
5th November – non-uniform day/collection of bottles please (alcohol/soft drinks/etc)
12th November – film afternoon/collection of chocolates/sweets/ xmas confectionary
19th November – games afternoon/ collection of pampering and beauty items
29th November – TBC by school/collection of luxury Christmas items

6. AOB:
Sam and Di Ansell have secured free trees from the National Trust to plant in our forest school area on the grounds (due in November), fencing is needed to create this space so discussion around getting a quote from Hannafin’s, or potential workday with parents with the skills needed to put this fence up if we source materials. Thank you, Sam and Di for the trees!

7. Dates for the diary –
See above for dates as well as
01.12.21 Christmas Tree Light Switch on in the school grounds
08/09.12.21 Christmas School Playdates

8. Date/ time/ location of next meeting
During the pandemic we used zoom meetings which brought a lot more to the meetings as we feel more people can make it in the evenings after work, putting children to bed etc. So the next meeting an email will go out with a zoom invitation, we hope to see everyone soon. Face to face meetings will take place before big events to finalise jobs.
21st October 2021 8 pm – Zoom

For info- Due to 2020 not having the Spring or Christmas Fayre this is what the planning looked like for 2019 Christmas Fayre, anyone who has any fresh ideas for stalls please do bring them to the next meeting.
Thank you for all your continued support for the school.
The PTA Team