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Friends are the new Family!

by PTAsocial in October 19, 2012

I love meeting new people, which is lucky, since I’ve just moved away from my London home of 14 years to leafy Hertfordshire!  I’m always striking up conversations in the park, in the playground, wherever. Of course it helps when you have young kids starting at a new school. Prior to that I was home-schooling […]

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The Fabulous Extras our PTAs Provide

by PTAsocial in October 11, 2012

We all know that the PTA is a great source of support and help for our schools. Busy organising events to raise funds, they work their socks off to get money together to improve school support and help fund outings and equipment.  However, it’s only when you get up close and personal that you realise […]

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The plight of a PTA event organiser…is this you?

by PTAsocial in October 3, 2012

So a month(!) after starting reception, my youngest finally did her first full day of school yesterday. I don’t think she really noticed to be honest. I asked her how it went, and she chirped with a shrug, “Nothing goed (sic) wrong.” Fair enough — glass half full then. I could learn a thing or […]

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Feeling the Fear

by PTAsocial in September 28, 2012

So I actually did it — I took the plunge and put myself forward as PTA class rep for my daughter’s class in reception at the infant school! Well… only half. I said I’d do it as long as somebody else shared the role with me. Sneaky, huh? When I gingerly put my hand up, […]

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Back to school mania

by PTAsocial in September 13, 2012

I don’t know about you, but everywhere I turn, I’m looking “Back to School” stuff in the eye. As a mother of 3, in the last few days I’ve seen my 10 year old head off on a 4-night outward bound trip, his closing words “Do all your hugs and kisses now Mum, so you […]

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