Parent Teacher Association
Three Rivers Academy has a very active PTA. We work closely with the school helping wherever and whenever we can for the ultimate benefit of our children and the local community.
The PTA has been an integral part of the school for many years and in its time has raised thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance the students education experience and the school's facilities. Some of our larger contributions in the last few years include:
- Team kits for the PE Dept
- Picnic Benches
- iPads for SENCO
- Portable Radio Mics
- Stage Lighting
- Badminton posts & nets
- Table Tennis Tables
But to continue successfully we need the support of new parents to replace those that naturally leave us each year. So please don't dismiss us.
2016/17 FUNDRAISING ACHIEVEMENTS
- Quiz nights £2,200
- Refreshment/raffle sales £2000
- Christmas & Summer Concerts £1500
- Christmas Fair £1200
- RES Let's Rock £1300
- Rising Year 7 disco £400
- Easyfundraising £400
2017/18 WISH LIST
Our current focus is on raising money for classroom furniture in the new school.
Click here (Funding) to see how we are progressing towards our target and how you can donate to our 'New Furniture Fund'.
HOW WE RAISE FUNDS
We sell refreshments and organise raffles at school events such as battle of the bands, stars in their eyes, house drama, dance shows and the annual productions. We also organise our own events such as quiz nights and the summer Let's Rock live music and BBQ night.
Help Out When You Check Out
easyfundraising.org.uk helps charities, schools, sports clubs & community groups raise money when their supporters shop online. You can raise funds for THREE RIVERS ACADEMY every time you shop online by signing up here: www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/respta
...and once you've signed up there's now the new easyfundraising app. Just search 'easyfundraising' in the app store.
LOCAL BUSINESS LINKS
We benefit too from the support of many local businesses our main contributors being;
James Neave will also donate 10% of their fee to the PTA for any property sale where the instructing owner has children who attend the school. Just advise them when instructing... it's as simple as that!
We are always looking for ways to strengthen our links with the local community. Local business can make a huge difference to our fundraising efforts.
We are a registered charity which means we are able to receive charitable donations from both local and national companies. Do you work for a company that runs such a scheme? Do you work for a company that produce or sell items that we could auction or raffle?
If you do and you think they may be able to help us please email threerivers-PTA@hotmail.com
Moving up to secondary school is a big step for parents as well as our children, particularly if you have been actively involved in your junior school community. The PTA is an excellent way however to keep in touch with school life. We are a very friendly bunch of people and if you would like to find out more about us we would love to see you at one of our meetings.
2017/18 Meeting Schedule:
Meetings start at 7pm and are held in the Business & Enterprise Suite
JOIN OUR LIST OF VOLUNTEERS
If would like get involved by helping to sell/serve refreshments at any of the school events please email your contact details to us at:
15/12/17 - Winners of the 'Grand Christmas Prize Draw' announced
19/12/17 - Christmas Concert
2/2/18 - 'Goodbye to Rydens' (live music event)
TBC - Quiz Night
6/7/18 - Let's Rock (Live band & BBQ)
EVENTS & MERCHANDISING PAYMENTS PLATFORM
Developed specifically for PTAs and endorsed by PTA UK https://www.pta.org.uk/ this platform enables us to sell tickets/merchandise and accept donations online.
Click here (https://www.pta-events.co.uk/threerivers-pta/index.cfm?event=shop) to access.
We are delighted to report a very successful term of fundraising. We now have £25,000 in the bank … half way towards achieving our £50,000 target.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us get to this point… it has been a real team effort.
The recent Christmas Raffle which was our first venture into selling online was a great success. The whole process was so much simpler than sending home books of tickets. We raised £820 and the prizes were won by the following parents:
1st Prize Beats Headphones …Kate Ford
2nd Prize Luxury Hamper…Eva Morris
3rd Prize Silent Pool Gin & Glasses Gift Set…Daniel Jordan
4th Prize Selection of Real Ales… Suzanne Hamilton
This year’s auction is now live and will be open until Friday 19th January. We have some great items …check them out on our PTA Events website at...
Friday 2nd February we’re saying ‘Goodbye to Rydens’ with one final event. The High Barnets are booked and it’s going to be a popular night. Tickets cost £15 and include a buffet supper (students £10). Tickets are on sale now from our events site...
If you are a UK tax payer any donations to the Three Fivers Furniture Fund can be gift aided if you use the pta-events link below... you just need to tick the appropriate box and we will get an extra 25% from HMRC.