Easter Fundraising Ideas

PTA Spotlight on: Easter Fundraisers

by PTAsocial in March 4, 2017

This year, Easter Sunday falls on 16th April, but most schools break up around the end of March for their Easter break. So if your PTA is planning Easter activities, now’s a good time to get stuff sorted. Here’s a run-down of some fab ideas shared by PTAs. (Get in touch with your ideas too!) [...]

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Red Nose Day Fundraising Ideas for your PTA

PTA Spotlight On: Red Nose Day Fundraising

by PTAsocial in February 26, 2017

Comic Relief, otherwise known as Red Nose Day, was founded in 1985 and continues to be one of two high-profile charity telethon events in the UK each year. Red Nose Day was created in response to famine in Ethiopia and continue to raise much needed funds to help tackle poverty and injustice in the UK [...]

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PTA Spotlight on: PTA Enrichment Programs

by PTAsocial in February 20, 2017

One of the greatest assets of any PTA is your volunteer force. Yes, they can support the super work that you do by helping at events. However, many PTAs are packed with volunteers with specific skills - so make the most of them with PTA Enrichment Programs While fundraising events are the bread and butter [...]

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Give Mums a break this Mother's Day!

PTA Spotlight on: Mother’s Day

by PTAsocial in February 10, 2017

Being a mum is a tough job, even on the best days. Whether you are a working mum, a stay-at home mum, have one kid or a whole tribe of small people keeping you busy -- being a mum can sometimes feel like a thankless task. Thankfully someone came up with the concept of Mother’s [...]

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Valentine's Day Ideas for your PTA

PTA Pins & Tweets: Valentine’s Day Ideas

by PTAsocial in February 6, 2017

Love is in the air - can you feel it? For many PTAs, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to run a themed event. From Valentine’s card sales to cupcake stalls and discos, there is no better time to get involved and spread the love. Still seeking inspiration for your event? As always, we’ve done [...]

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Headteacher view: Teens and Tech

by PTAsocial in January 29, 2017

This blog post was contributed by Mike Buchanan, Headteacher of Ashford school and current Chair of the Headmasters & Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC). This article first appeared in the Telegraph. As parents, we all know that keeping our children safe is primarily our responsibility. Most cyber bullying takes place out of school hours and these tips [...]

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Focus on Fun & Fitness to boost PTA membership

by PTAsocial in January 19, 2017

Last week we mentioned beating the January blues with a walk-a-thon. We thought we’d expand on the fitness theme, to explore a few more ideas to socialise and boost PTA membership without leaning on caffeine or booze! via GIPHY Getting people involved in social activities can help them get to know people already on your [...]

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2017 at PTAsocial January fundraising ideas

PTA Fundraising Ideas for January

by PTAsocial in January 13, 2017

Here we are in 2017, but many of us are still feeling the aftershocks of the festive season. Here are a few ideas to kick-start an amazing 2017 for your PTA, and stay in tune with the needs of your school’s parent community at the same time. Car Boot Sale or Table-top Sale January is [...]

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PTAsocial: Your Christmas Fairs 2016

Your Christmas Fairs 2016

by PTAsocial in December 16, 2016

With a busy Winter term finally coming to a close, we’ve been delighted to see the wonderful Christmas Fair ideas that your PTAs have made reality! From baubles to raffles, grottos and elves, it’s been a Christmas Fair magical season for the kids (and fun for the parents and teachers too!). We just couldn’t resist [...]

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PTA Spotlight on: Elf on the Shelf

by PTAsocial in December 11, 2016

It may have started across the pond, but in the last couple of years Elf on the Shelf has well and truly arrived here in the UK. If you aren’t familiar with this new craze then here’s a snapshot of what everyone is talking about. Elf on the Shelf began as a children’s book in [...]

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