Minutes of Storth Primary School PTA AGM, Monday 26th September 2022

Simon Brabant, Alice Heywood, Kate Stonehouse, James Goodall, Emmie Bland, Lizzie Taylor, Holly Szabo-Sharp, Rachel Thompson, Anne Gleadow, Lucy Scott, Kelly Salt, Genni Spencer, Susan Goodfellow

Apologies for Absence
Carley Colquhoun, Jess Procter, Pam Lloyd, Gemma Jackson, Helen Hollows, Louisa Duff, Megan Tomlinson, Neil McCrimmon, Kat Bonney

All current members of the PTA stepped down and the following elected as new members

Chair – Emmie Bland
Nominated by Kelly Salt, seconded by Genni Spencer

Vice Chair – Kelly Salt
Nominated by Lizzie Taylor, seconded by Kate Stonehouse

Secretary – Kate Stonehouse
Nominated by Anne Gleadow, seconded by Susan Goodfellow

Treasurer – Lucy Scott – Alice Heywood to shadow LS with a view to taking over the role
Nominated by Alice Heywood, seconded by James Goodall

Bank – from 1st December 2021 to 26 September 2022

Incoming – £10,007.30
Outgoing – £5,255.64

Balance at 26/09/2022 – £6,127.03

An email to be sent out detailing what the funds have been spent on (LS)

Fund Raising

School Lottery (LD) – to be re-advertised with joining details

Facebook (LD) – any ideas for postings welcome

School Photos – currently going back to using Tempest – a photoshoot has been booked for 2nd November

Name Tags – labels for uniforms and a fund raiser for the School

Village Shop Grant (SB) – application has been submitted by Simon Brabant. This grant usually pays for the children’s music lessons

Bags 2 School (KS) – Booked for Tuesday 4th October. There is no storage at the school so all bags will have to be dropped off on the day only

Uniform Shop (GS) – currently only has a couple of items for sale. Storth School logo items only please

Ink Cartridges/Biro Pens – drop off bins at school

New Fund Raising Ideas

Carley Colquhoun has offered to do a photo shoot at the school. Half hour slots and all pictures will be downloaded to her website with everyone getting an individual code for viewing their pictures. There will be a minimum of ten pictures for each session and any member of the family/animals welcome. The suggested fee is £30 per session and to take place the first weekend in October. If the school grounds are not available (proposed re-surfacing) then permission may be sought from the Heron Hall to use there (no horses are allowed on the Heron Hall field).

Virtual Balloon Race (LS/KS) – You can design and shape your balloon which are then released and you can follow them online.

Megan Tomlinson has offered to donate a performance for the Christmas Fair from her Dance Studio.

Booths Christmas Carols will be taking place on Friday 9th December – buckets for donations

Squares Raffle – A suggestion board will be placed outside the school for any parent/grandparent/local resident/friend of the school to donate any ‘skill’ they may have. The plan is then to have a raffle possibly every two months and the winner will receive the experience, eg – hairdressing/nails/cleaning/cooking/babysitting/gardening/holiday home/pet portrait. An email will also be sent out asking people to take part.

Any Other Business

The Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday 10th December from 10-12. Stalls suggested include
Mrs Ireland’s Mum – Christmas baubles
Sam Ansell – wooden figures
William Spencer’s Grandad – wooden toys
Mrs Brabant/Lisa Wilks – Christmas Wreath Making

There will be a Christmas Fair planning meeting on Monday 17th October after school.

School Production (SG) – date to be decided

Cheese and Wine (SG) – date to be decided

The Blands have kindly offered to hold another Boogie in the Barn at Arnside Tower Farm in 2023

School breaks up for the Christmas holidays on Wednesday 21st December.