PTA Newsletter – May 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope that you are all keeping well and adjusting to our new ‘normal’, which isn’t normal at all!
As mentioned in our last newsletter, the PTA would like to give everyone the opportunity to support local businesses and services that our parents and carers are involved with. Please see our Local Business Directory, which lists these and I hope you will find it useful.
With social distancing continuing and no prospect of all the students returning to school this term we remain unable to come together physically as a school community. However, we are keen to explore alternative ways that we can support the school and each other, so please get in touch if you have ideas of how we may do this.
A big thank you to everyone who has signed up to support the PTA when doing their online shopping, or who has made donations in the absence of this term’s raffle. These are very difficult times financially for many of us, but for anyone in a position to support the PTA and who would like to, details are below.
With all best wishes,
Chair, TWGSB PTA
We have registered with Easyfundraising, which means you can now raise free donations for the PTA when you shop online. Easyfundraising has over 4,000 shops and sites, which will donate to us at no extra cost to yourself, including lots of big name retailers like John Lewis, Argos, Uswitch, eBay, M&S, Just Eat, Now TV, Domino's Pizza and Audible. All you have to do is sign up to support us using this link: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/twgsbpta/?utm_campaign=raise-more&utm_content=gs-e1. Then, every time you shop online, go through the Easyfundraising website or app and we’ll receive a % of your spend as a free donation, at no cost to you or us.
TWGSB PTA is now listed as an official charity on smile.amazon.co.uk. If you shop on Amazon simply go to https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1027114-0 and select Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys Parent Teacher Association and shop as normal. Amazon will make a donation to the PTA at no cost to yourself, so it’s an easy way to generate funds for the school, without you even noticing it.
Summer raffle and other PTA events
If you usually support the summer raffle and other events and would still like to do so, it is possible to make a donation to the PTA via our PTA events pages, using this link: https://www.pta-events.co.uk/twgsbpta/
If you have any queries, please contact us:
The PTA is a registered charity, number 1027114