FOTA stands for the Friends of Thorntree Association.
FOTA is our PTA. It is a very active and supportive group of parents, guardians, carers and friends who all have, or know, children who currently attend or have attended Thorntree School. They organise fundraising and social events throughout the year such as summer fairs and Christmas fairs, quiz nights, cake sales, auctions of promises, and much more. The money they raise goes towards funding for school equipment and ‘extras’ for the children.
All parents, carers and friends of children attending Thorntree School are all automatically members of FOTA.
Names you need to know:
You can contact any of these people directly, contact the class reps, leave a written message for us at the Office or email us: email@example.com.
We also have a Facebook page.
Current Fundraising Targets
We are currently raising funds for short term and longer term goals. In the short term we want to: buy more picnic tables for the playgrounds, add to the TrimTrail adventure circuit on the field as well as purchase new hens. In the longer term we want to help the school with the costs of building a stronger, warmer, more permanent learning structure outside Years 1 and 2.
Dates of meetings
Each half term we hold meetings on a Friday morning, usually the second Friday of each half term. Meetings will be held in the Studio downstairs and will begin at 9am. Everyone is welcome to come along. We plan fundraising events and decide what to spend our funds on.
Friday 1st October
Friday 12th November 2021
Friday 14th January 2021
Friday 4th March 2021
29th April 2021
17th June 2021
Events in 2021-2022 will include:
The Garden Tidy - Saturday 9th October from 9.30 - 12.30 ... tea and bacon butties supplied. Adults only.
The Autumn Harvest Cake Sale - Thursday 21st October raised £168.69.
The Christmas Fayre - on Friday 3rd December raised over £1,240!
The Valentine Bake Off competition and Cake Sale - postponed
The Easter Raffle and Cake Sale - Wednesday 30th March 2022, raised £325.70
The annual FOTA Summer BBQ - 16th June, after the May Day celebrations
The annual Summer Fayre. - Saturday 9th July
As always, these events will need the help, support and participation of parents and friends.
Thank you very much.
The FOTA team