Welcome to the PTA section.
What is the PTA?
As a parent at Chalkwell, you are automatically a member of the PTA (Parent Teacher association). We are a registered charity managed by 4 elected committee members. This academic year, they are as follows:
Chairperson – Simone Isaacs
Vice Chair- David Baldwin
Secretary- Nicola Moule
Treasurer- David Baldwin
The elected committee and a handful of general members make up a small committee team. Members take responsibility for the organisation and smooth running of all the events.
Our regular events include:
Christmas Fayre, Santa run, Santa’s grotto, summer fete, curry nights, quiz nights, movie nights and our inflatables fun afternoon "Go bonkers". We also sell discounted theatre tickets and Adventure Island tickets.
Why do we have a PTA?
The PTA has been an integral part of the school for many years and over that time we have raised thousands of pounds to improve the school facilities for all the children. New ideas conceived by the PTA have helped to boost school funds immensely. Our Summer Fete this year raised a huge £8,000 for the school. Together, teachers, parents and the children created a fantastic day for the whole community to enjoy.
The school notifies the PTA of projects they require funding for at the AGM in September and the committee then arrange the fundraising timetable for the year ahead.
How can you get involved?
We appreciate that time is precious, but being involved in the PTA is NOT a full time job. It doesn’t matter if you can’t attend every meeting, however new faces bring new ideas! The offering of help before and during events is so valuable, but should you wish to commit a little more time you could always become a General member and take on a regular responsibility. Our meetings are informal and for those of you with Pre-school children, you are more than welcome to bring them along.
If you would like to join in and help out in any way please email us at:-
Look out for our news updates via your inbox, the school Facebook page and the newsletter.
Please see below money-saving and fund-raising information.
The 500 Club is a lottery style draw. 3 numbers are picked monthly. If one of them is your number you win!
Open to both infant and junior schools. 500 numbers are available. The more people playing the bigger the prize pot.
Minimum sign up is a year (£12). Once we have received your application and payment details, you are allocated your own number(s). You can purchase as many numbers as you like and remember the more numbers you enter the higher your chances of being a winner.
Draws take place during an assembly each month, rotating between infant and junior schools. 50% of the money collected each month goes towards the upkeep of the school minibus; the rest is given out as prizes.
1st prize 25%
2nd Prize 15%
3rd Prize 10%
You can pay by cash, cheque or standing order. If you would like to take part collect a form from the office and complete for attention of PTA Treasurer or Vice Chair or email the PTA PTAChalkwellHall@gmail.com
GREEN BANDS - £13
(Anyone under 1.2m)
BLUE BANDS - £16
(Anyone over 1.2m)
Cash or cheques accepted at school offices
(cheques should be made payable to Chalkwell Hall Schools PTA)
Please put your payment in an envelope including your child’s name, class and a contact number.
FAO PTA Adventure Island
For your information:-
Green bands at Adventure Island on the day £25 – Save £12
Blue bands at Adventure Island on the day £32 – Save £16
Red bands at Adventure Island on the day £20 (green bands can be used instead) – Save £7
Tickets valid throughout the year at both peak and off peak times
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3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be really grateful for your donations.
Hate sewing labels? Hate ironing name tapes? So do we! Raise money for your PTA and avoid the nightmare of labelling. All orders placed with our schools unique code SS93NL will receive 30% cashback.
Make your own name labels to identify the clothes and belongings of your children, elder relatives or anyone in a collective environment.
- Our company has designed and developed iron-on labels from new materials that will stick easily, rapidly and efficiently on all types of fabrics (including wool and nylon). We also offer a wide range of stickers perfect for everything else (bottles, toys, books, stationery ….).
- we do the technical side by choosing the best materials and leave you the fun bit : choosing the shape, the colour, the font and design to have your unique name labels.
Below this text is a draft design for a new look PTA page. Once it's sorted properly, we'll be making it the new page.
Watch this space for details!
What is the PTA?
All parents and carers of children attending the Chalkwell Hall Infant School as well as the school staff are automatically members of the PTA. We warmly welcome all members to participate in the range of activities offered and sincerely thank those who have participated in the success of the PTA to date.
The PTA exists, firstly to promote close, positive co-operation and communication between parents, carers, teachers and others associated with the school and secondly to engage in activities which raise funds to advance the education and experiences of all children attending the school. The majority of our funds are raised either through donations, events that we run or from discounted ticket sales. Our fundraising events include quiz nights, summer and Christmas fayres, movie nights and inflatable fun days. We also sell discounted tickets for local and West End theatre shows as well as Adventure Island wristbands.
|In the last financial year, thanks to the generous support of everyone associated with the school and our local community we raised a fantastic £34,000 for the infant and junior schools and were able to provide them with not only a new minibus but also £16,000 of IT equipment.|
The PTA is a charity, registered with the Charity Commission, and bound by the terms of a constitution. Our constitution sets out how we operate as a PTA and how we conduct ourselves. The management of the PTA is vested in a committee currently comprised of the infant and junior school headteachers plus four elected officers who are:
Chairperson - Simone Isaacs
Vice Chair - David Baldwin
Secretary - Nicola Moule
Treasurer - David Baldwin
We also have general members who help, in particular with the running of the larger events.
The PTA is one way parents and carers can become more involved in our thriving school community. Offering to help at events or at other times during the year is invaluable, new members are always welcome and you can be involved as much or as little as your time permits. If you would like to support us please speak to one of the PTA committee members, contact the school office or email us on PTAChalkwellHall@gmail.com. Meetings are held each term so why not come along and see what's in the pipeline or suggest a new idea you may like to promote.
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Our AGM is held at the beginning of the academic year and provides an opportunity for all parents to come along and hear in more detail about the work of the PTA, the events we ran during the year, the funds raised and how the money raised has been spent. It is also the occasion when we elect committee members and discuss our plans for the forthcoming year.
Current year targets
For the current year, we have set ourselves a very ambitious fundraising target of £50,000, the reasons for which are two-fold. Firstly, we would love to provide the children with new equipment in the playground to replace the ageing treehouse that has proved so popular over a number of years and secondly, we hope to support the school with its very exciting project to replace three, 40 year old, mobile classrooms with a new four class, state of the art, eco-friendly block.
Other ways to help your PTA raise funds
Even if you are unable to volunteer at one of our events, there are many other ways you can support the fundraising of your PTA. Perhaps you would like to enter our monthly cash lottery "The 500 Club" or have a prize you could donate to include in one of the PTA raffles.
If you shop online you could sign up to Easy Fundraising where a number of large retailers, including John Lewis, Amazon and M&S donate cash to our charity from registered shoppers using their online link to each store. Alternatively, the Co-op have kindly agreed to support our charity in their local community fund which means that every time Co-op members purchase selected branded products, 1% of their value is donated to the PTA. Further details of these and many other ways you could help can be found by selecting the stars below:
What the PTA means to our school
Because our PTA involves the whole school community we thought you would like to know what those who help to run the school think about our PTA.
From the Governing Body:
"Our school is incredibly lucky to have a wonderful PTA, which is made up of an extraordinary group of parents, carers and teachers who go above and beyond the call of duty, giving up their free time to support our school by raising much-needed funds. Year on year like all schools, we face financial challenges and the money that the PTA raises is absolutely invaluable.
The PTA provides a vital link between our school, families, the local community and local businesses, many of whom generously provide sponsorship and support at PTA events that take place throughout the school year. These well-attended events have been great fun and as well as raising funds, they provide opportunities for families to enjoy a range of fun activities, to meet socially and feel part of a cohesive school community.
The PTA is only a small committee but with their dedication and the support they receive from teachers, families and the wider community, what they achieve is truly amazing and we are hugely grateful to them."
From the headteacher:
"We are extremely lucky to have a committed, hardworking and creative PTA here at Chalkwell Hall Infant School. Not only are PTA events fun for all the family, they are also fantastic fundraisers! The money raised by our PTA recently has allowed us to fund 2 mini-buses, additional ICT equipment and much needed books to stock our library. Without the hard work of the PTA, these special extras would not be possible and the children’s opportunities and experiences would be compromised. Please continue to support our PTA, by either donating, volunteering or simply attending some of the wonderful events throughout the year."
We thank you kindly in advance of your support.