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? :-
Parent Admin Team
Event helpers – tidy up teams / face painters /burger flippers!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
The next uniform sale will be held on Thursday 27 June from 2.45-3.30pm at the PTA uniform cupboard near the dining hall. Follow this link for the Uniform Order Form
Thanks to everyone who supported the Mile End PTA Summer Picnic last Thursday. It was a great success and the weather made it an especially lovely evening for all to enjoy.
Our Highland Games theme provided us with some really fun activities including throw the wellie, toss the caber and splat the haggis. Well done to Stirling and Crathes who won house points as winner and runner up in the Tug of War competition!
Our Highland dancers and drama students provided us with some wonderful Scottish entertainment, and of course adults were able to enjoy some delicious Scottish ales along with our other Scottish foodie delights!
A special thanks to all of you who helped out on the night. The event simply couldn’t run without your support. We extend our gratitude to Miss Sheppard and her school staff who supported us in planning and running the event.
We also say a huge thank you to all our friends, businesses and partners in the community who donated raffle prizes and made other invaluable contributions to our fundraising effort. Your support was invaluable and is greatly appreciated.
We will shortly be able to announce the final amount raised however indications are we have raised well over £5,500 – a fantastic sum!
See you all next year!
Mile End PTA
Tickets for the PTA Picnic – Highland Games – will be on sale from Monday 27 May in the playground from 8.50-9.10am and 3.00-3.15pm.
Please note there is no PTA meeting on 22 May, the next PTA meeting is on 19 June
PTA Picnic – Thursday 30th May
Volunteers are still needed! If you can help in any way please contact email@example.com