Hello and welcome to the PTFA
The Willows PTFA has been running for many years and is made up of a collection of willing volunteers among the parents and staff of the school who work together to organise events that aim to raise funds to benefit all of the children at school and provide opportunities for families to get together and have fun.
There is no expectation of anyone who wants to get involved, everyone has something to offer: whether it’s coming along to support events; helping when able to; coming along to meetings where we plan forthcoming events and think up fundraising ideas (in between lots of chatting!) as well as offering ideas or particular skills when needed.
Over recent years we have held a variety of events such as a Easter Bingo, Discos, Summer Fayre, Treasure Hunts, Family Cinema Night and we co-ordinate the presence of a special visitor to the Holy Cross Parish annual Christmas Fayre at the beginning of December!
The money we raise goes directly into school and has paid for, among other things, water bottles for all pupils, iPads, the new staging used for end of term performances as well as other things, and we have also contributed to the cost of school trips. Whilst fundraising is a significant part of what we do, the opportunities for families to meet together and socialise are just as important to us.
We are a friendly group and are always most happy to welcome everyone and look forward to hopefully seeing you at one of our events or meetings soon, dates are always on the school newsletter.
Please read on to see what we’ve been up to…
School Tea Towels
The Tea Towels have arrived! They are now on sale via our online payment system. Once you have paid for order, it will be given to your child to bring home. Alternatively, please feel free to come into the office if you would prefer to pay cash!
Each Tea Towel is £5.00 and will make the perfect gift for relatives at Christmas!
Parish Welcome Mass
On Sunday 29th September 2019, the Parish of the Holy Cross held a special Mass to formally welcome all of our new families into the school and parish community.
It was a lovely occasion and lots of new families joined us. Following Mass, the PTFA hosted refreshments and a mini treasure hunt in the hall. We had lots of donations of cakes and biscuits which added to a lovely afternoon.
We also hosted a raffle – with one of Mrs. Boylan’s wonderful cakes and a bottle of wine as prizes.
Parish Christmas Fayre
On Sunday 24th November 2019, the Parish hosted their Christmas Fayre in the school hall. The PTFA always attend and had a host of stalls aimed at children and their families. We had lots of games for the children to play as well as a very special visitor.
On the 20th November 2020; Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 had their disco from 6:00pm and 7:00pm; Years 3 to 6 will had theirs from 7:15pm to 8:15pm.
Family Cinema Night
On Friday 6th December 2019, we hosted our second Family Cinema Night. With last year being such a big success, we decided to have another.
This was an excellent night for families to spend some quality time together. We turned four classrooms into mini cinemas and the hall became a refreshment stand. There was popcorn, sweets, crisps and drinks available to purchase.