The Gumley House Parents’ Association - 'for all our girls'
Hello and welcome to our Parents’ Association page.
The Parents' Association is a group of parents and teachers who support the school community in many and varied ways, sometimes by helping raise much needed funds and other times by offering practical help, such as serving teas and coffees at school functions and organising the second-hand uniform sales.
We are a friendly if small bunch and are always on the lookout for more pairs of helping hands. We are also always looking for people who may have a special skill which they could bring to the table – does your company operate a matched charity giving scheme, could you provide something for any of the fundraising raffles, would you like to suggest and help run a fundraising event which we have yet to think of?
We have a number of key events throughout the year which really brings the Gumley community together, particularly at Christmas and in July through our fundraising fairs. Every parent/carer in Gumley is a member or the PA and we encourage as many as possible to come and join us at our meetings and events.
How you can help
Come and join us! We meet once a month in the Staff Centre to progress our fundraising projects. If that sounds like hard work, it’s not! We do have fun and it does give you a chance to meet other parents/carers. If you’re not sure about the PA, why not come along to one meeting just to see what you think? Our meetings last around an hour and are usually attended by Ms Braggs – Headteacher. All dates for the meetings for the current academic year are on the ‘Noticeboard’ below.
Why not help out at events? Even if you don’t want to become a committee member, we can always use help from a willing pair of hands! Most of our work is around event-management, so we organise fundraisers, parent/carers events and the Christmas and Summer Fair. Maybe you would like to help out with doing the teas and coffees at some of our events. We would appreciate any offers of help.
The Giving Machine
If you cannot attend our events and meetings then one thing you can do at home is to register with the ‘The Giving Machine’. This is a cashback scheme for anyone who shops online. Gumley is registered as a cause and every time you shop online Gumley benefits by receiving a percentage of what you have spent. A number of top retailers and supermarkets are involved with this scheme. The important thing to remember is that there is absolutely no cost to you but every time you shop Gumley House and your child will benefit.
Please register now at : www.thegivingmachine.co.uk
Gumley is a wonderful school doing wonderful things for our girls. We feel strongly that we too can do our part and give something back – I hope you feel able to support us in any way you can. At the end of the day it is our daughters who benefit from the improved facilities and items that can be provided.
If you would like to get involved with your PA please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for taking the time to read this and we look forward to seeing you at one of our forthcoming events.
The Gumley House PA -– ‘for all our girls’
Minutes from PA Meetings:
These are sent to out parents/carers via Parentmail after each meeting.
PA Meeting Dates for your diary:
Wed 11th Sept Wed 4th March
Wed 2nd Oct Wed 1st April
Wed 6th Nov Wed 6th May
Wed 4th Dec Wed 3rd June
Wed 8th Jan Wed 1st July
Wed 5th Feb