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33 Contents SUMMER 2018


Agenda 07 Seasonal Success: Brilliant bear hunt 09 Fundraising Focus: Seasonal solutions 11 Giveaways: 39 prizes, including Crazy Sand fundraising kits, science activity books and lucky dip packs


Managing Your PTA 15 Boosting Support: New parent welcome packs 17 FAQs Card Readers: Boost profi ts by offering supporters more ways to pay


19 Let’s Get Digital! Harness the power of online marketing, with digital posters


23 Grandparents Are Great! Need more support for your PTFA? Grandparents are the answer!


26 Could your PTA be Raising More? Discover how FundEd could transform your PTA’s fundraising


28 It’s a Wrap! Forward-plan now for an easier return to the school year


Fundraising 31 Meet The Author - An Evening with Peter James


33 Spectacular Events for Summer! Readers share their tried-and-tested seasonal successes, including ice cream sales and a Father’s Day construction challenge


37 Summer Fair Secrets of Success! Valuable insider tips from our experienced PTA+ community


41 Boosting Support: Tips for garnering support from volunteers and sponsors


44 Spectacular Stalls: Ideas that will appeal to all ages and audiences


48 A Beginner’s Guide to... A Grand Ball 51 The Big PTA Raffl e: Hear from the winner of the 2017 raffl e, and fi nd out how 2018 is going to be bigger and better!


PTA+ Magazine is published three times a year by Community Inspired. Never miss an issue – subscribe to PTA+ Magazine for just £15 a year* (inc. p&p). Visit pta.co.uk/magazine for details. Alternatively, sign up to the FundEd programme for £90 (+VAT) a year and receive both FundEd Magazine and PTA+ Magazine three times a year and gain access to exclusive online content, including a grants database. Go to funded.org.uk for details.


*PRICE EXCLUDES VAT 4 SUMMER 2018 pta.co.uk


PTA Hot 53 Inspire Creativity and STEM Learning With a Pen! How the 3Doodler can transform lessons


54 10 Top Buys: Fantastic resources for schools, with great savings for PTA+ readers


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Create a Hunger for History! Six products to bring history lessons to life


Back Chat 58


Five Ways to Plan Ahead for Autumn: From agreeing goals to succession planning


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