Old Stratford School Association - OSSA

Welcome to your school PTA, Old Stratford School Association, better known as OSSA.

OSSA is run by a committee, made up of parents and carer volunteers whose children attend the school.

We currently have 16 committee members and our Chair is Karen Dowse, Secretary is Jo Patrick-Heselton and our Treasurer is Charlotte Smith.

We hold four meetings per year, including an AGM, where we plan the fund raising events for the year. Together, with the Head Teacher, Mrs Sarbutts, we decide how the funds are spent ensuring that all of the children benefit.

 

 

Our 2018/19 Fundraising Events...

 As we all take a well earned break over the Summer holidays, here are a few events we have held over the 2018/19 school year:

 

Monthly Tuck Shops

Christmas Fete

Summer Fete with lots of stalls, games, BBQ, Bar and our very own Mr Webb and his school 'rock' band

busking (raising £104.98 - well done Children (and Mr Webb!!))

Quiz Night

Bingo Night 

 

How is our fundraising money spent?

 So far, the money that OSSA and the school community have raised, has bought:

  • Brand new, state of the art, light and sound system in our school hall (installed in 2019)
  • Annual Year 6 Leaver Hoodies and Year books 
  • Annual lump sum donations towards all year groups school trips/residentials
  • Summer performance drama rights and scripts
  • Outdoor equipment for the Early Years play area
  • Renovations in our Early Years area 
  • Trim Trail activity in the play ground
  • Library books
  • IT Equipment including laptops
  • PE Equipment 

What are we proposing to focus our fundraising on for the 2019/20 school year?

  • Outdoor sound system   
  • Mobile renovations

 

 

How can you influence where the funds are spent? 

 OSSA's meetings are held at the school and are open to all parents / carers.

Please feel free to turn up and voice your ideas.

 

 

Next OSSA Meeting

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 (AGM)

School Hall from 18.30pm

 

How can you help with fundraising? 

 

Volunteering

We are always in need of another pair of hands! These events can not run without the support of the volunteers.

A few hours volunteered across different events can make all the difference.  

 

Employment Match Funding / Volunteer Leave

OSSA is a registered charity (1059120)

Match Funding really helps boost our event takings!

Volunteer Leave schemes involve paid day(s) from employers to prepare or to participate in events.

Check now to see if your Company has a Charity policy and if you were able to support in anyway.

Please get in touch through the Head email address.

 

Online Shopping with Easyfundraising

If you do your shopping online, you can help raise extra funds for Old Stratford School Association at no extra cost to yourself.  Just register your details at the following:

EASYFUNDRAISING

 

COMING SOON...… One off or Regular donations through Easyfundraising

If you do not have the spare time to physically support OSSA, would you consider a One Off or regular cash donation??

New from September 2019, we will have the facility to take direct payments via Easyfundraising.

What's even better is that 100% of all the money donated comes to the school.

More details to follow.

 

NEW for 2019/20 - Your School Lottery 

Everyone is welcome to join!

You can sign up directly from just £1 a week!

Registration takes a few minutes and please note, players must be 16 years old and over.

 

A little more about Your School Lottery:

40% of all ticket sales will come back directly to our school.

There will be a GUARANTEED weekly winner drawn from our own school’s supporters

Weekly jackpot prize – every ticket has a further chance of winning £25,000 in a separate draw

The more supporters we have, the more money will come back to our school and the bigger the weekly prize pot will be!

It is easy to sign up and easy to receive your prizes as these can be paid directly into your chosen bank account.

  Sign up HERE

   

Name Label Stickers

If you would like to purchase name labels, we are happy to be in partnership with Stikins.

Please follow the link below and OSSA will receive a 30% commission payment from your order!

(Our code is 14887)

Stikins

 

Pre-loved School Uniform

 Do you have any good quality uniform that your child/children has grown out of? Has your child just left OSPS?

If so, you are welcome to donate it to OSSA.  

We currently have some new and nearly new uniform pieces that are available to purchase.  

OSSA has a Facebook uniform selling page so feel free to join - OSPS Used Uniform Sale

If you need any uniform in the meantime, please speak to the school office.