Parent Teachers Association (PTA) & Class Reps
When your child starts school you and your extended family become members of the PTA and are welcome to get involved as little or as much as fits in with your busy lives.
What the PTA do:
Not only does the PTA raise funds for the school, but it also organises a wide range of social events that help everyone at the school feel like they are part of the big Kew Riverside family. PTA events include the new parents social evening, quiz nights, bingo nights, comedy nights and the annual family camping night. Our two main events of the year are the Christmas Fayre and Summer Fayre.
What the PTA have raised funds for:
Over the last few years the PTA have raised funds to subsidise schools trips and workshops, helped purchase new ICT equipment, new books for each class and funded a creative arts week for the whole school. The PTA raised more than £10,000 in 2015 for a new school library, Kew Jungle.
Not only does the PTA raise funds for the school, but it also organises a wide range of social events that help everyone at the school feel like they are part of the big Kew Riverside family.
Here are a few ways you can help:
All parents and carers are automatically part of Kew Riverside's PTA and being involved in any way you can is a great way to meet new people and raise money for our fantastic school. We have regular meetings and are always planning the next event so if you can help in any way or have some great fundraising ideas please come to the next PTA meeting or chat with your Class Rep. We look forward to seeing you and your families getting involved!
KRPS PTA uses Classlist to enable parents to keep up to date on all things KRPS, communicate easily with you and each other and allow you to RSVP, volunteer and purchase PTA event tickets online. Classlist’s system offers high levels of security and privacy, and is designed to comply fully with new data protection regulations. Simply register at www.classlist.com or download the app.
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising a free donation for Kew Riverside Primary School? There are over 3,600 retailers on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Bookings.com, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s –and it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!
It’s really simple, all you have to do is join (sign up is free) and then shop! As easy as that!
Get easyfundraising for KRPS PTA here https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/krps/invite/4NMEB5/.
Over £2,800 has been raised for KRPS PTA through easyfundraising so far and that’s with only 70 supporters. Imagine what we could do with the whole school behind us!
As part of the easyfundraising website you can also now donate directly to us via a one off donation, set up a regular payment plan or create your own fundraising page through the online shopping platform. Check it out at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/krps/invite/4NMEB5/
- Goods & Services
As part of our events a lot of our fundraising is made through raffles and silent auctions and we approach many local businesses for donations. We have received photoshoots, food and beverage vouchers, cab rides, cakes, gym membership and alcohol. If you are able to offer a donation of any sort for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas and/or May Fair please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reduce Lost Property
We have teamed up with a number of label, stamp and personalised item providers to help you reduce the cost of missing uniforms and help Lisa find the owners when sifting through the large pile of lost property each month. Check out the providers below:
Stuck On You
From personalised lunch boxes and school bags, bag tags, pyjamas, canvas height charts through to iron on clothing labels, stick on labels, shoe labels and other personalised products, Stuck On You has your family covered! Spend less time recovering lost property and more time getting on with the fun things in life. Visit https://www.stuckonyou.uk/affiliate/fundraiser/KRPSPTA start creating your personalised labels and gifts right away and earn 20% commission for KRPS PTA!
School life is a lot easier when things don’t go missing. Now’s the time to get organised for the new school year. The clothes labels and stickers at My Nametags are extremely hardwearing and save a great deal of effort and potential lost property. For every personalised label order My Nametags will contribute 24% back to KRPS PTA. Order online at www.MyNameTags.com and use our unique School ID 72788 at checkout.
Step away from the ironing board and put down that needle and thread. Stamp instead with Stamptastic. Stamptastic is the fastest way to name your kids belongings. Stamptastic’s magic ink withholds 50 washes on care labels without fading. Customise your Personalised Name Stamps online at https://stamptastic.co.uk/pages/school-welcome#a_aid=5ccc5e3cc0496 and earn 20% back for KRPS PTA.
As another great initiative we have teamed up with the Empties Please, Bags2School and Terracycle to help reduce landfill and also earn extra cash for KRPS. Take a look below at all the things we are now collecting:
- Ink Cartridges, Toners & Mobile Phones
Empties Please will collect and recycle used ink, toner cartridges and mobile phones and will donate the money raised back to us! A recycle bin is located in the School Office. If you could also collect from your places of business that would be greatly appreciated and we can provide bins and collection for that as well - the more cartridges we can collect the more we can raise.
- Clothing, Linen & Toys
Does your family have clothes that no longer fit, toys they no longer play with, books you no longer read and bric-a-brac you no longer need? Then bag it up and bring it to school for collection. Even ripped, damaged and stained clothing will be accepted but please bag these separately.
- School Uniforms
If you have any uniform items that no longer fit or book bags no longer in use, we are happy to accept them as donations. Please bring these to school and leave them in the Office for collection.
- Hard to Recycle Everyday products
Please refer to the poster on the Going Green at Kew Riverside page of the website but a few of the things we collect are:
- Supermarket plastic carrier bags
- bread bags
- baby food pouches
- Pringles tubes and lids
- toothpaste, toothbrushes and packaging
- dishwasher tablet packaging
- confectionary packaging
- biscuit packaging
- crisp packets
- beauty product packaging