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Next PTA Meeting- Monday 16th July

Waingels PTA Facebook Page

The PTA was first established in 1974. It has seen a few name changes over the years
and has varied in membership numbers. However its object remains the same to advance the education of the pupils in the school. We do this by regular support to the college including financial support from our ongoing fundraising.

Constitution of the PTA

Currently the PTA is supported by a small number of committed loyal volunteers who are parents of students at the College and who form the committee along with the Principal of the college and Vice Principal. Meetings are held throughout the academic year and on average there are 6 meetings which consist of 1 annual general meeting (AGM) and 5 committee meetings. We also have a small number of volunteers who help at events but cannot commit to meetings. We would very much welcome new members who can offer help however small, it all adds up and makes a real difference. Our next AGM is 24 September 2018 at 7pm and our next committee meeting is 16 July 2018 at 6.30pm in the college library. Parents are welcome to attend any of these meetings.

Fundraising Projects

These have ranged throughout the years and are dictated by the size of the Committee
and the demands of the school.
In the past we have held car boot sales, craft fairs and a prom fair and these have all
provided valuable funds to support our students.

Christmas Fair

Currently we hold an annual Christmas Fair, which is a public event held in November. By the selling of stalls to exhibitors we raise funds for the school and our donation of free stalls to staff and students allows them to showcase their artistic talent. The next Christmas Fair will take place on the 18 November 2018.

Online Shopping Fundraising

Please help raise more money for the school when you shop online. Retailers across the country donate a percentage of your bill back to the school – it’s that easy. And you don’t pay anything extra. All you have to do is go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk and register Waingels as your preferred good cause. Whenever you use a search engine, the easyfundraising icon will appear by the side of any retailer who donates. Shop with them and Waingels receives a donation. Alternatively, download the easyfundraising tool bar and it will prompt you every time you visit a participating retailer. It’s a very easy way to raise money for the school!

www.easyfundraising.org.uk

Refreshments

Parents will be familiar with our regular attendance at parent consultation meetings where we provide much needed refreshments. We can often be seen at other events selling refreshments too.

Secondhand uniform

At the parents consultations, we now intend to sell items of second hand uniform embossed with the Waingels logo. Please take a look at the items we have available and email us if you are interested in an item and come along and see us on these Wednesdays from 2pm to 6pm. If you have any uniform to donate, we request that all donated clothes are freshly washed and ironed. We will not accept any dirty or thread-bare items and please remove any name tags prior to donation. Please leave new donations with reception or click on the attached link if you would prefer us to collect it from you.

Bags2school/Lost property

For non embossed items of school uniform or any other clothing or, shoes (tied together please), hats, belts, bags, soft toys, we run the bags2school collection, on an ongoing basis. Please drop your bag of clothes to reception; these will be collected at regular intervals, the PTA will inform parents prior to each collection. Please see letter below. 

Bags2school Letter

200 Club

The ‘200 Club’ is a lottery run project by Waingels PTA with the intention of raising money for school funds. The scheme runs annually from September when you are invited to buy 4 tickets (one for each draw) at a cost of £3 each -  the draws are in December, March, June and September. The draw is open to anyone aged 16 or over.  Other members of the family or friends of the school past and present can join too - the more the merrier!  Please email wpta@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk if you would like to join.

200 Club Form

President- Tom Bartlett

Chair- Lisa Lewis 

Vice Chair- Julia Warriner

Treasurer- Sally Tomkins

Secretary- Sarah Cook 

If anyone should wish to contact us, please do so at  wpta@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk