#PTAhour – Volunteers

by PTAsocial in March 13, 2018

>via GIPHY Our fifth #PTAhour covered a subject that virtually all PTAs will have struggled with at one time or another - volunteers! Our recent poll showed that a lack of helpers is the number one issue for committees, so we invited you to tell us your concerns, ask questions and share top tips about [...]

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World Book Day 2018

by PTAsocial in March 6, 2018

The “Beast from the East” was determined to disrupt everybody’s plans last week, but some schools ploughed through the Arctic conditions and managed to celebrate World Book Day 2018! Here are some of the best costumes, events and ideas we’ve seen on social media - well done to all of you :) Merchants Academy in [...]

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#PTAhour – Super Successful Fundraisers

by PTAsocial in February 8, 2018

The subject of our fourth #PTAhour was “Super Successful Fundraisers” - those events where the stars align, everyone has a brilliant time, AND you make a healthy profit for your school! As usual, our lovely contributors shared a wealth of knowledge about all kinds of PTA stuff on both Twitter and our Facebook PTA Q&A [...]

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Go Green 2018

by PTAsocial in February 7, 2018

There’s been a lot of coverage in the news lately about the danger our wonderful planet is in, and what we can all do to help. So with 2018’s Go Green week (12-16th February) fast approaching, this is the perfect time to take stock and consider how your PTA can do more to reduce, reuse [...]

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#PTAhour – Indoor Fundraisers

by PTAsocial in January 18, 2018

This week saw our third #PTAhour on Twitter, and we invited PTAs to tell us all about their plans and ideas for indoor fundraisers, to cheer up the dark and cold winter months. This time of year can be challenging for PTAs as they struggle to motivate volunteers and raise funds in the post Christmas [...]

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Your PTA Events – Spring 2018

by PTAsocial in January 5, 2018

Welcome to 2018 and the start of a new fundraising year! With demands on cash raised by PTAs at peak level, how will your volunteers raise funds this year? Will you stick to tried and tested popular events, or do you fancy branching out and trying something different? We’ve been asking PTAs about their plans [...]

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Christmas Fair round up 2017

by PTAsocial in December 19, 2017

Yet another busy year is drawing to a close, and for many PTAs their winter fundraisers are some of the biggest and best events on the calendar. We’ve scoured social media to find out what inspiring and magical events you wonderful volunteers have been organising, so here’s a little taste of what you’ve been up [...]

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PTAhour Event Sponsorship

#PTAhour: Event Sponsorship

by PTAsocial in November 26, 2017

We held our second #PTAhour on Twitter this week, a chance to exchange ideas, ask questions and pick up tips from other PTAs across the country! If you’ve never done anything like this before, it’s really simple to join in. Just read our simple guide and take part in our regular discussions - you never [...]

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Table Top Sales - PTAsocial

Table top sales and uniform swap shops

by PTAsocial in November 16, 2017

If you’re anything like us, your house gathers more and more clutter as the years go by. Come Christmas, there’s barely any room for Santa’s lovely gifts! via GIPHY Emptying out the loft, clearing the garage and sorting out sacks of outgrown clothes, toys and other bric a brac can be oddly satisfying (and a [...]

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#PTAhour Roundup: Christmas Fairs

by PTAsocial in November 9, 2017

It was a very exciting week for PTAsocial on Twitter, as we launched our first ever #PTAhour - a chance to exchange ideas, ask questions and pick up tips from other PTAs across the country! If you’ve never taken part in anything like this before, it’s really simple to join in live. We tweet 10 [...]

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