Hall Orchard Lane, Frisby on the Wreake, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 2NH
Striving for Success
The PTA is a group of staff and parents that discuss, plan and organise social and fundraising events for the school.
Chairperson - Jo Wixey
Vice Chairperson - Sian Fox
Treasurer - Jackie Betts
Secretary - Kellie Alexander
Staff Representative - Louise Pearson
Introduction to our PTA
My name is Jo Wixey, I am Mum to Florence, I work part time and I’m also the Chair of the PTA. We have a fantastic core committee which includes Sian Fox as Vice Chair, Kellie Alexander as Secretary and Jackie Betts as Treasurer, along with a dedicated team, including Mrs Pearson who represents the teachers, we are all parents of children at Frisby C of E Primary school.
What we do and how we raise money
For those of you who are unsure of what the PTA is all about, basically we aim to raise money for equipment that the school cannot purchase within their budgets. So at the beginning of each school year Mr Northedge and his staff members decide upon a wish list. Last year the PTA donated £5,600 towards the new Interactive White Boards . We have also bought laptops, iPads and kitted the library out with new reading books. We fund the school fruit, that the children have daily and we donate funds towards transport for school trips.
The PTA also fund “enhancing activities”, the Discos, the Easter Egg Hunt, a fabulous annual Joules Sale, Film Nights , weekly Cake Raffles and Christmas activities, we’ve created Personalised Christmas Cards and this year the children will be designing shopping bags.
We give each of the “Leavers” in Year 6 a £10 Amazon voucher before they leave us to go to Senior School.
The Summer Fete, which is the highlight of the calendar, a super family afternoon, with a Nerf Zone competition, Martial Arts demonstration, sweetie stall, Balloon stall, craft stalls, fancy dress competition, BBQ, ice creams, just a real, proper British Summer Fete!
We organise The Frisby Fun Run an annual event that attracts runners and families from all over Leicestershire as well as our school. There is a cross country course, a competition for serious and fun runners. We have a refreshments stall, packed with cakes and treats to refuel your exertion.
These fund raising events cashed up a whopping £6,076 for Frisby PTA last year – we are on track to beat that figure this year!
By being a parent at the school you are in the PTA by default! You can choose to be as involved as much or as little as you like, from baking a cake for the cake raffle, to helping out at an event, to suggesting a new event or by simply attending one of our monthly PTA meetings you are involved!
We send out Parentmails with the details of our meetings, usually we meet at the pub at 7.30 but occasionally we meet at committee member’s homes.
I am always in the playground at drop off and pick up and I will be very pleased to answer any questions you have.