PTA Spending for 2013-14

Mile End PTA extends a big thank you to all parents, staff and pupils who contributed spending ideas. All the suggestions were discussed and considered at the PTA meeting on Wednesday 28 August and agreement reached as follows:
£10,000 identified to support the purchase of new IT equipment which will benefit the whole school pupil population.
The PTA is eager to support a long term project that fundraising activity can support. There was wide agreement to explore the establishment of a new outdoor multi use play/adventure area incorporating a music circle within the school grounds.
Therefore, the PTA will set aside the remainder of it’s fundraising balance this year and begin scoping this proposal with a view to establishing the new play area next year.
We hope parents and the wider school community will support this worthwhile and exciting fundraising project.
Mile End PTA

Lost Property

More than a dozen black sacks of belongings left in the peg areas at the end of last term have been delivered to the Parents’ Room. All named items will be returned in due course, though it is likely to take me some time!

Anything without a name will be kept in Lost Property for a few weeks before being RECYCLED.

Lost Property!

Currently in Lost Property we have the various unnamed items: jackets, jumpers/cardigans, trousers, shoes/gym shoes/trainers, hats/scarves/gloves, lunchboxes/water bottles, t-shirts/shorts/underwear and a wide selection of umbrellas/jewellery/hairbands/glasses and toys!
Any items which have not been claimed by the end of term will be RECYCLED.

MEPC Parent Volunteers

At Mile End our parents are lucky in that we have many ways to get involved with our children’s education which we sometimes forget we thought we would take this opportunity to calculate how many hours parents have invested this year and celebrate our findings at the AGM.

Mile End has a successful Parent Council with between 12-15 parents/teachers attending any given meeting. We also have a successful PTA with around 12 in attendance at meetings currently. During chats with other schools from across Scotland I noticed that a considerable amount have a combined PTA/PC and there members are in the main between 2.5% and  5% of their parent forum. We enjoy between 5% and 7% at our meetings and so perhaps not under attended but just above the average, we would all agree that we still like to increase this number to get a fair representation.

Parent council however is not the only way our parents get involved. Lets remind ourselves about the less visible volunteers in and around our school currently, can you add to the list? :-

Class Reps


Car washes

Parent Admin Team

Class helpers

Library Assistants

Football coaches

Lost property

Event helpers – tidy up teams / face painters /burger flippers!

Reading groups

Excursion helpers

Web designers / contributors

2nd hand uniform sales

low key fundraisers – cups of tea on sports days

Poster development and printing

Attending Council Meetings for M.E and representing parents

We are about to attempt to calculate the hours parents have spent investing in Mile End P.S can you send an email to with a rough figure and what you did so we can celebrate our parent forums contribution to Mile Ends success at the upcoming AGM. It’s the number that’s important so should only take a few moments to feedback. Thank you.

Best Regards

Angela Bowyer

Vice Chair

P6 Football Team

The Mile End P6 football team were runners up in the Dennis Law Soccer Tournament 2013 which was held at Aberdeen Sports Village on 11th June.