S.O.S "Support Our School" is the Parents, Teachers and Friends association of St John with St Michael CE Primary. You can find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SJSMptfa/
They are an amazing group of mainly volunteers, who help raise funds throughout the school year to support the children in school in a number of ways.
All are welcome to join in the group who meet roughly every half term to catch up, discuss events, enterprises and gather new ideas.
The PTFA run a "SJSM #100 Club" each month, if you would like a number in the SJSM #100 Club, then they can be bought for £2.00 a month (£24.00 a year) and there are 3 prizes each month. 1st - £50, 2nd £30 and 3rd £20.
The members of the PTFA also raise funds by holding discos, family bingo nights, raffles, Summer and Winter fairs, silent auctions, coffee mornings to support local charities also, sponsored events, cake bakes to name just a few.
They even recorded their own Christmas CD "Now that's what Icall SJSM 2018".
Some examples of how the money is spent are:
paying for the coaches each year for the pantomime trip to Manchester
a gift for each child at Christmas
£5 per child towards the Summer Trips
an Easter egg for each child
providing gardening equipment
year 6 leavers party
Design a new logo competition -
We are going to be holding a competition over the Easter Half Term holiday to design a new logo for our SJSM PTFA.
There is a cash prize for the lucky winner.
Please lookout for the competition entry forms that will be sent home soon!