The Gumley House Parents’ Association – “for all our girls”.
A happy new year to all parents and carers of our Gumley Girls. Just a short note to say you are warmly invited along to any meeting of the Parents’ Association which are held throughout the year.
We are a friendly if small bunch and we 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 meet in the Staff Centre.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and we look forward to seeing you. Our meetings last no more than an hour.
The Gumley House PA – ‘for all our girls’.
Dates for meetings of the Parents Association for 2012/2013:
Tuesday 9th October 2012
Tuesday 13th November
December – no meeting
Wednesday 23rd January 2013 (Annual General Meeting)
Monday 11th February
Monday 11th March
Wednesday 17th April
Wednesday 22nd May
Wednesday 12th June
July – no meeting.
About the PA
The Parents' Association is a group of parents and teachers who want to 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.
You will see by our calendar that we have a number of key events throughout the year which really brings the Gumley community together, particularly at Christmas and in July. 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 (usually the second Tuesday of the month) at the Staff Centre, in the evening, and try to think of fundraising ideas. 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?
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 Summer Fayre. Or maybe you would like to help out with doing the teas and coffees at the parents’ evenings? No matter what you are able to help with, we would really appreciate it.
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.
If you would like to get involved with your PA please contact Ed or Annie in the following ways:
The legal bit: The Gumley House Parents’ Association has a formal constitution. You can read all about it here: - http://www.gumleyhousepa.co.uk/pa_constitution.htm
Minutes from April PA Meeting:
Now uploaded and can be found at the foot of this page
Dates for your diary:
Wednesday 8th May for the next meeting of the PA