PTA - ACSA
What is ACSA?
Aston Clinton School Association (ACSA) is a registered charity that aims to advance the education of pupils, foster relationships between staff, parents and others associated with the school and raise funds to support school activities. These funds help to facilitate a modern and fun learning environment for the children (and staff) of Aston Clinton School.
We work closely with the school staff to help them to provide the best learning opportunities in a safe and comfortable school environment.
We do this by raising money through fundraising events and initiatives to help bridge the gap between government funding and the cost of vital school resources, services and equipment.
What we do
We organise fundraising events and activities that can be supported by the parents and friends of the school, as well as the local community.
Over the past few years we have provided over 40 iPads for the children to use in lessons, interactive white boards, laptops, outdoor play equipment and sustainable outdoor benches and tables for the playground.
We also pay for additional classroom support each year, which buys extra books, pens and additional resources for lessons.
As well as funding equipment we also pay for some of the fun school activities like the annual Christmas pantomime.
ACSA also provide the refreshments for each FUDGE day and Sports Day.
Who are we?
ACSA is run by a committee made up of parents of children at the school and teachers. The committee are responsible for organising a calendar of events each year, setting the fundraising target and liaising with the school on what funds they need and what ACSA will be supporting each year.
The current committee includes:
Chair – Sarah Richardson – Mum to Charlie in year 5
Vice Chair – Jonathan Sherlock – Dad to Dylan in year 1
Treasurer – Zamira Nodes – Mum to Harry in year 5
Vice Treasurer – Louise Carey - Mum to Owen in year 1 and Hayden in year 5
Secretary – Emma Merrin – Mum to Holly in year 5
Plus many other parents from children across all of the year groups.
We would love more parents to be committee members. We have to have at least one committee member at each event and new ideas are always welcome. It’s really not a big commitment. We meet once a half term, usually at the Bell. We are a fun group made up of mums and dads. Many of the committee are leaving in summer 2019 as their children will be moving into their final year, so getting new parents to join the committee this year is crucial to enable ACSA to continue.
Parent helpers are vital to ACSA. Without parents helping to organise or volunteer at each event, we simply couldn’t raise the money that the school needs for your children. Being a parent helper means that you can help as little or as much as you would like and we have a range of things that we need support on. Whether its running an event on your own, manning a stall at a fayre, making the hot dogs for movie night, or simply taking something home to be wrapped, every little bit helps.
We are always looking for parent helpers. If you are interested in volunteering for us please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other ways you can help us
Raise money while you shop
You can also raise money for the school while you shop! Simply use EasyFundraising every time you shop for groceries, gifts, clothes holidays and much, much more. Earn money for ACSA for every pound you spend – at no extra cost to you!
Donate raffle prizes
We raise a large proportion of our funds through regular raffles throughout the year and we always need new raffle prizes or vouchers for services. If you can help please contact us.
Second hand uniform
We run a second hand school uniform stall several times a year. It’s a great opportunity to pick up good quality uniform at very cheap prices and help the school at the same time. You can also donate your second hand uniform to us. It must be good quality with no tears or holes. Drop it into the office at any time during the school year.
Bags 2 School
We have partnered with Bags 2 School to raise money from recycling your second hand clothes. Bags are put into the children’s book bags and we simply ask them to filled and returned to the school. The more bags we receive the more money we get from the scheme.
Come to our events
Don’t forget that by buying tickets for our events, taking part in our fayres and village market, buying raffle tickets, or paying for non-uniform days, you are helping ACSA to raise the funds we need for the school.
Some of our events include:
Feb – Valentine’s Disco
Feb – Bags 2 School
Apr – Easter Egg Hunt
May – Village Market
June/July – Bouncy BBQ
October – Spooky Disco
November –Christmas Fayre
Check the school calendar for exact dates of all of our events.
Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with all of our events, news and helper requests.