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Annual General Meeting

Who are we.....?
Every Parent / Carer in the school is automatically a member of the PTFA, along with the Staff and Friends of the school. A Committee of these meet twice a term and everyone is welcome, although you don’t need to attend every meeting it’s not convenient.
What we do.....?
The PTFA raises money through fund raising events during the year. Previous events included children’s discos, BIBIC clothes collection, fun pony ride, cakes sales, colouring competitions, bettle drives, bingo, raffles, Summer Field Fest and even a circus. The money raised from these events is then used to enhance the facilities and opportunities available to the children by helping to fund music and play equipment, books, tablets and classroom resources, providing Easter Egg prizes and Christmas parties and craft activities. We have also been able to help support larger projects such as the trim trail on the field, the Quiet Area in the playground and renovating the pond area.
Annual General Meeting
As a registered charity, the PTFA are required to hold an AGM for the election of officers and the review of the annual accounts. Due to children moving onto Hugh Sexey Middle School a few of the elected positions will become vacant this year, so please do consider coming along and joining the wider committee to help shape the PTFA going forward. We will need your help more than ever this year with new, fresh, innovative ideas for fundraising and more importantly to ensure the children have fun in a safe manner during the current situation. So if you are interested in joining us to help out, or have some great ideas about activities we could do, please come along to the AGM meeting and future meetings.
Due to the current social distancing measures, we ask that you leave your name and contact details at the school office prior to the 1st October, so that we can safely accommodate all those that wish to attend or make alternative arrangements should we need to (Covid-19 dependant). We look forward to seeing you there at 7:00pm for the AGM, followed on by the usual half-termly meeting (starting at approximately 7:30pm). Unfortunately due to current circumstances we are unable to provide the usual tea, coffee and biscuits, but please feel free to bring your own thermos mug if you wish!

Get in touch
All our PTFA news and upcoming events are posted on ‘Classlist’. It’s a free, safe, secure (GDPR compliant) online community for Mark school parents and carers, where you can post questions and message other parents in your child’s class or year group. It’s really useful for tracking down lost property, organising play dates etc. If you aren’t already on Classlist and would like to be sent an invitation link please complete the form below and return it to the school office.
Kind regards,
Jo Wheal PTFA Chair

Stamptastic name labelling

Stamptastic name stampers are a brilliant way of quickly and effectively naming school uniform. Mark First School PTFA are signed up to their scheme which offers us 20% commission on every order. I’ve been using the name stampers for 4 years now and the names are just as visible as they were when I first stamped them! It takes seconds to name an item with no fuss or mess, I highly recommend them! 
Simply use the code TA94QA at the checkout and the PTFA will receive 20% back, it couldn’t be easier!
Sadly we have had to cancel the Spring Fun Ride this year due to the pandemic. We are hoping to be able to run it again in the future. 



Coming up on 5th April we have one of our largest events, the Mark Spring fun ride. This is a 12 mile horse ride through pasture, lanes, tracks and some of the roads around Mark Moor. Any help to host this event would be gratefully received, we are in particular need of marshals to station themselves at various points throughout the route to direct horses and riders of the way to go.  You do not need to be a horsey person to help out! 

Mark Spring Fun Ride

With half of the 2019-2020 academic year left this is a good opportunity give a little update on the PTFA activity so far.


Our first event of the school year was back in October, a very successful cake sale which raised over £165!


The PTFA donated some money to each class for them to purchase some resources.  The Owl class bought some road traffic signs for their outdoor area. The Buzzards bought some K'Nex and maths games. Herons are planning to buy some learning behaviour games. Kestrels and Woodpeckers bought some Cressida Cowell books and some resources to support their dragon topic.  Without your support these extra resources would not have been bought so thank you again for support!

This was followed by our three Christmas discos which were extremely well supported.  The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it was a brilliant way to kick off the festivities. Next up was the PTFA stall at the Mark Church Christmas Bazaar, the stall was a jolly jar tombola and without parents' generous donations would not be possible. The Christmas nativity performances were brilliant, as always! The PTFA offered refreshments and we raffled off two bumper hampers which raised a massive £390! The children produced some beautiful pieces of artwork which were turned into an assortment of goodies; cards, mugs, cushions, coasters etc which again boosted our fundraising efforts. The final Christmas event was the class Christmas parties. The PTFA supplied and wrapped the children's gifts as well as providing each class with a party goody bag.


The first event of 2020, also a first for Mark PTFA, was a prize bingo. Children from reception upwards came to take part in the fun, everyone enjoyed themselves and it would be lovely to see this event better supported in the future. 






Spring is in the air......


Thanks to everyone who came to The Easter Parade 2019. You helped to raise a whopping £400. Well done - this will help towards developing a new Quiet Are for play times.



100 Club

Balls were drawn and the winners are....



SEPTEMBER  30- Deb Panes and 65- Rachel Plested.



frown Congratulations frown

Field Fest

A total of over £600 was raised at this year's the Field Fest.


We were excited to see lots of new musical instruments

arrive last week in school which your donations have paid for.

Thank you everyone!

Apple Picking

'Secret Garden' performance by Bridgwater College

Clean-up Day 2017

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Autumn Clean Up Day 2016


A huge thank you to everyone who attended our clean up day.  I hope you'll all agree Schools looking very smart!!



Apple Picking Fun

We raised a impressive £200 from apple picking and i think the  adults enjoyed themselves as much as the children.

Welcome to  the PTFA Page

The  Parents, Teachers and Friends Association is an integral part of the Mark First School coummunity.  All parents and all teachers are automatically members of the PTFA.  Through organising events, the PTFA team bring the parents and families of school and the community together and  have a great time while raising money for the school to fund projects which  support the education of the children. 

We meet a few times a term, usually in The Packhorse at 7pm

Everyone welcome!





Chair Alison Hawthorne
Vice-Chair Sammy Smith
Secretary Debbie Palfrey
Treasurer Will Clarke
Publicity Kat Powell