Family & Friends- the St John’s Parent Teacher Association
St John’s Family and Friends is the parent-teacher association of St John’s Marlborough. Our role is to raise funds for the benefit of current pupils and to provide a social outlet for parents and friends of the school. We are a small committee and welcome input from anyone involved with St John’s.
St John’s Family and Friends AGM 2016/17
Hear from principal Nicky Edmondson, have a tour of the new fitness suite and find out all about the PTA at the St John’s Family and Friends AGM at 7pm on Monday 17 October in the Sixth Form Centre, opposite the main entrance to the atrium.
This is a great opportunity for parents to hear Mrs Edmondson’s plans for the academy this year and to find out about the PTA, what it does, how it raises and spends money, and to get involved.
After drinks at 7pm, Mrs Edmondson will give a short address at 7.15pm and answer questions. Family and Friends will then hold its AGM, which will include a look at fundraising events past and future, a summary of finances and the election of officers. The event will end with a short tour of the fitness suite, recently equipped thanks in part to a £4,000 contribution from Family and Friends.
The more parents who attend the AGM, the merrier: Family and Friends is run by parents and staff of the school for parents and everyone involved with the school, so we’d like as many of you as possible to turn up and have your say.
We look forward to seeing you there and, if you’d like to get in touch, do email us on email@example.com
Download the Summer 2016 F&F Newsletter (PDF).
See the Events link for details of forthcoming Family & Friends events.
- Friday, 3 February 2017 – Family & Friends PTA Wine Tasting evening
- Saturday, 1 April 2017 – Family & Friends PTA Annual Bike Sale. Registration from 11:00am
- Wednesday, 10 May 2017 – Family & Friends PTA Annual Quiz Night
For a full account of the AGM and Family and Friends termly meeting minutes click on the Committee link.
Family and Friends Needs YOU
Are you an ace cake baker? Can you pour tea for Britain? Family and Friends needs volunteers to run or assist at catering events.
You’ll be helping to raise much-needed funds for the academy and, we hope, you’ll have a lot of fun doing so. So whether it’s serving flapjacks at a Year 9 parents’ evening or pouring wine during the interval of the Savernake Cup, we need to hear from you.
If you can help, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Giving Machine
Make money for St John’s without leaving home.
St John’s Family and Friends makes money from websites including Amazon if you sign up to The Giving Machine portal and choose to support St John’s Academy, Marlborough. It’s very easy to sign up, then when you want to place an order sign into The Giving Machine website first, before accessing your online site and whatever you order will earn commission for the academy.
For example an order to Amazon will earn 3.75 % of its value for the academy. Some sites give more than others; Body Shop 6 %, M&S 3.75 %, John Lewis up to 3.75 %. It really is a numbers game. The advantage of our academy is that we have so many parents and staff who probably shop online all year round. We’ll track how much we are making and let you know in future newsletters.
Read the flyer for instructions on how to register.