Minutes of Meeting held on Tuesday 25th January 2011 at
Beckstone Primary School.

Present: Mr Warbrick Mr Marczinski Mrs Scott Mrs Hardy  
  Mrs Bagley Mrs Finlay Mrs Pike Mrs Sutton
  Mrs Hemsley Mrs Watson Mrs Lowery Mrs Murray
  Mrs Little Mrs Falcon Ms Jelly Amy Scott  

Apologies: Ms Holliday, Mrs Askew

Mrs Scott recorded the minutes of the meeting.

Minutes of Last Meeting

Mrs Hemsley has written a quiz as discussed at our last meeting which will be distributed on 17th February for return by 4th March. Entries may be returned at a cost of £1 each.
The prize being half money raised to highest scorer.

Treasurers Report

Mrs Hardy discussed the PTA Accounts. We presently have a balance of £3472.20 which includes net profits of £1310.70 and £834 respectively from Christmas Fair and Christmas Raffle and is very healthy considering the donation of £6000 which the PTA made towards an all weather path for the outdoor classroom. Mrs hardy was thanked for her great work as Treasurer.

Events for 2011

The PTA is to hold a Bunny Drive on Thursday 31st March at 6pm.
Entry £2 per adult, £1 per child or £5 per family (max six to include at least one adult)

Prizes - Adult with largest score - Large Easter Egg Child-Easter Egg
Booby Prize for lowest score - Mrs Finlay to decide and purchase !!!!

Stand Up Bingo - £1 each with a quarter of proceeds to last adult, quarter to last child and remainder to PTA.

Raffle also to be held - Mr Warbrick to make a request for prizes in the March newsletter.

Tea or Coffee and a biscuit to be served at a cost of 50p and juice and a packet of crisps also 50p.

As well as the traditional Egg & Bonnet decorating Mr Warbrick is to organise an Egg Dumping Event at school with a prize of a Large Easter egg to the last egg standing (or owner of)!

Mrs Finlay is to purchase 24 prizes for Nursery, KS1 & KS2. Date of competition to be advised.

Mrs Pike is also kindly donating a rabbit for children to "Guess the Name" in a raffle.

The PTA is to organise a Royal Wedding Extravaganza Street Party on Thursday 28th April with a fancy dress theme of Princes and Princesses, hopefully getting parents and the local community involved. Mrs Lowery to price a marquee and Mrs Hardy to check out the possibility of borrowing some tables from church. Our next meeting is being held with a view to organizing this event.

Mr Warbrick discussed the possibility of purchasing a "Royal Wedding Memento" for each child. It was agreed that the PTA would fund a medal for each child at a cost of £1.99 each as a
keepsake of this historic event.


No requests received.

Year 6 Leaving Presents

The PTA are happy to fund a dictionary and autograph book for each Year 6 Leaver. Mr Warbrick to organise with Mrs Pattinson.

Any Other Business

Mrs Pike discussed the possibility of organizing a "swap shop" for good quality items, charging for tickets to enter to include nibbles. This is to be considered at more length to ensure that it could be efficiently organized.

Mrs Sutton discussed the PTA registering with Easy Fundraising where parents can raise money for the PTA purely by purchasing from specific Companies via links from the site. This has generated a lot of income for other local schools. Mr Warbrick is to launch this in the next newsletter.

Date of Next Meeting
Our next meeting is to be held on Tuesday 8th March at 5.30pm primarily to organize our Royal Wedding Event.