St Margaret’s-at-Cliffe Primary School
Parents, Teachers, Friends Association Meeting held on:
Thursday 11 September 2008
Venue: After School Club
Those present: Helen Hill, Sian Lloyd, Dominque Woodward, Kay Potts.
Julia Bennett, Jane Wisbey, Emma Lyon, Rebecca Simcox, Jo Greenfield,
Tracey Purchase, Katharine Woodward, Jo Parness, Wendy Rogers, Jo Wash,
Jenny Jarman, Carole Cotterrill.
1. Thanks to all who have attended. An excellent turn out.
2. Cake sale
Discussion took place about the best way to organise the cake sales.
The use of the hall is preferred.
Reasons: Cake sales outside in the winter are too cold and windy.
In the summer there is the problem of melting chocolate etc.
If the Hall could be used, there are various ways to avoid any problems:
One way in and one way out – (through fire exit)
Need to organise someone to deal with: tables, cakes, money, tidy up and cleaning of
tables. Use broom to clear floor afterwards. Also use vacuum cleaner if needed.
Avoid using kitchen plates.
Price of cakes: 4 for £1. Price to be included on the letter.
Sale of second-hand clothes and the Welly-Boot Club (gardening) tables need to be
Last year there were three sets of discos – this was thought to be one too many as it
made the end of the summer term very busy. This was partly because the Summer
Fete was held late in the term.
The disco firm used last time was generally agreed to have been excellent as the DJ
was very good at leading the dancing.
It was suggested that the Easter Disco could involve an Easter Bonnet – particularly
4. Dates of events: (see separate sheet)
Spring Fling 21 March – Very successful event. The same ‘fiddler’ has been booked.
Following on from the event’s success it is thought that a larger venue than the
village hall will be needed. There is the possibility of hiring a large barn/marquee at a
local farm. Helen, Tracey and Katharine to action.
Kay informed the meeting that the PTFA has a page on the school web-site.
This page is now in need of updating.
Minutes of the meetings will be published on the web-site.
Could there be a PTFA newsletter? If it were written on Word, Kay could transfer it
on to Publisher.
New idea/service: Items for sale. Parents could advertise their goods with 10%
going to PTFA funds.
6. Class representatives:
Class R Jane Wisbey, Julia Bennett
One Helen Hill, Carole Cotterrill
Two Jo Greenfield, Rebecca Simcox
Three Jo Parness,
Four Jenny Jarman, Tracey Purchase
Five Dominique Woodward, Katharine Woodward
Six Wendy Rogers, Emma Lyon.
7. PTFA Funds and purchases:
A leaflet was circulated giving details of a CD player which could be purchased for all
£50 is given to all clubs. Some clubs do not need/use this amount. Other clubs such
as the Welly Boot Club require more. These clubs could ask for more.
It was thought that Computer Club could purchase ink cartridges.
There being no further business, the meeting closed at 9.44 a.m.