St.Joseph's Primary School, Lancaster

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26th June 19
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Welcome to St. Joseph's PTFA page.

What is a PTFA?

We are a friendly group of parents, carers, teachers and friends that organise fun social events throughout the year to raise funds for additional equipment for the school. PTFA stands for Parents, Teachers and Friends Association and we help raise money for needs identified by the children and the school. This year, we have paid for an artist to visit the school during our annual art week to work with the children to make Christmas themed lanterns. We are hoping to raise lots of funding over the next year towards more laptops and iPads within school and other much needed resources for the children. 

Who can join the PTFA?

If you are a parent/carer/friend with a heart to help the school we’d love you to join us. Our PTFA meetings are a great way to get involved with upcoming events. We understand that not everyone can make these meetings and appreciate parents donating requested items for our Summer and Christmas fairs and offering an extra pair of hands at any of our events.

Which events do the PTFA organise?

  • Christmas & summer fair – these events provide fun for all the family with lots of stalls, prizes and a raffle.
  • Film nights – we show films newly released on DVD and serve popcorn and hot dogs to create an authentic cinema experience.

We also welcome new ideas from parents and are in the process of creating a suggestions box near the school office.

Meet the members:

Chair of PTFA- Elaine Corless

Vice Chair of PTFA- Amy

Secretary- Sally Lee

Treasurer- Nicole Dodd


Our next official meeting is Thursday 17th Janury at 3:30 pm. We hope to see you there.

Thank you to everyone who helped at or visited the Christmas fair on Friday 21st December. It was AMAZING! The hall was packed and everyone had a great time.

YOU helped to raise over £800 for the school. This meant we could fund free Christmas lunches for ALL the children, for an artist to come into school and create Christmas themed pieces of work with the children AND partially pay for the termly treat for the children and VIPs. You may have seen at the fair some of the Christmas lanterns years 3 and 4 made.

A special thank you needs to go to the local businesses and people who kindly donated a gift for our raffle stall, which was extremely popular. Thank you to:

  • Salt Ayre;
  • Treetop Nets, Manchester;
  • Giggles;
  • Belle Ame hairdressers;
  • The Vue cinema;
  • Skerton Community Centre;
  • Hair Boutique;
  • The Study Rooms;
  • Food for thought cafe;
  • Katie Elders;
  • Katie Kierzek;
  • Harley's mum (Nursery)
  • Mrs Riley;
  • Mrs Hamilton and 
  • Alexander's mum (Y4), Sonia, Karen, Carrie and Micheala who also had a stall at the fair.