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Welcome to the LCPS PTA webpage!

 

We are a very active and friendly PTA. To find out more information about what we do, our forthcoming events and how money raised is being spent, please click on the links below.


You can contact us at ptalcps@gmail.com


These pages are updated on a regular basis so do check in to see what's new.

Biriyani in a Box

“SHOP FOR LCPS” and make lots of FREE money REALLY EASILY for school!

Essentials you should know about LCPS PTA’s:

  1. Amazon Smile
  2. Gift Card Scheme
  3. Shopping online with “Easyfundraising”

 

Congratulations on being part of the Little Chalfont Primary School community. So…how can YOU help keep alive all the wonderful facilities, activities & experiences the school offers? One really simple way is to “Shop for LCPS”!

Whether you are shopping online or in a supermarket, the PTA have schemes set up to generate commission for LCPS at NO EXTRA COST to you!

These schemes are massive money-generators for the school, raising several thousand pounds a year. If EVERY parent and their wider family signed up the school could benefit even more.

 

Please take some time to read this information, and then get into the “Shop for LCPS” habit while your child(ren) attend the school – every penny from your normal every day shopping can do so much more (and its basically FREE MONEY that we miss out on if you don’t!)

1. Amazon Smile

When you shop on your Amazon App, go to smile.amazon.co.uk to check out. Your basket will be there, just choose ‘Little Chalfont Combined School Parents’ Association’. Check out on the web and earn money for the school – it’s simple.

2. Gift Card scheme

If you shop at Tesco, Waitrose/John Lewis/M&S or Sainsburys (and everyone pops into Tesco Express in the village at some point!) we’d encourage you to get a gift card from the PTA for the stores you frequent.

These are standard supermarket gift cards (wallet-sized cards with a unique serial number on) but the PTA buy them as part of a bulk buying consortium of 10 local schools (administered by Dr Challoners) and sell on to families at face value. As a result, school receives commission on every £ spent via the cards. 

 

Make your weekly shop work for school by using the cards!

Commission also starts to really rack up by requesting additional top-ups for one-off large purchases e.g.

  • presents (birthdays, Christmas, new baby)
  • seasonal/festival shopping (Christmas, Diwali etc)
  • sale or Black Friday shopping
  • large scale items like appliances and furniture – consider if you could get a John Lewis price match for that new washing machine, mobile or laptop, ad-hoc top-ups can be turned around very quickly!

 

How it works (it’s child’s play!)

  • Email lcpsvouchers@gmail.com to place your monthly order (calendar of dates below) or to arrange a regular ongoing amount
  • Make payment to the LCPS Vouchers bank account (can be by regular monthly standing order for a set amount, or varying ad-hoc monthly amounts) or by credit card (in the playground via our PTA iZettle reader)

     Bank: Natwest (Amersham)

     Sort code: 60-01-15

     A/c no: 44634781

     (Bank transfer preferred as iZettle    

     charges reduce commission we receive)

  • Cards are electronically topped up remotely a few days after order deadline
  • Spend the cards as usual - scan at the till or enter codes online (John Lewis/ Waitrose/M&S only online). Like all vouchers and gift cards, they can be used as full or part payment. Clubcard/Nectar/MyWaitrose/John Lewis Membership points are collected as normal

 

In 2020/21 LCPS received £2,600 from an average of 40 participants per month just doing their regular shops. Imagine if we could get every family onboard the scheme? Free money, for just doing what you would usually do! Sign up & let’s keep it going!

 

FAQs

Q. What are the monthly deadlines for top-ups?

A.

2021/22

Orders by

Cards topped up

Apr

29/3

9/4

May

30/4

2nd week exact date TBC

June

31/5

2nd week exact date TBC

July

30/6

2nd week exact date TBC

Aug

31/7

2nd week exact date TBC

Sept

31/8

2nd week exact date TBC

Oct

30/9

2nd week exact date TBC

Nov

31/10

2nd week exact date TBC

Dec

30/11

2nd week exact date TBC

Jan

31/12

2nd week exact date TBC

Feb

31/1

2nd week exact date TBC

 

Q. What if I lose a gift card?

A. Cards should be treated as cash but if reported straightaway can be cancelled & outstanding balances transferred to a new card

Q. I shop with a credit card to collect reward points/ air miles. Can I do this & use the gift card scheme?

A. Yes, if you buy your gift cards using iZettle then you get your points/miles as usual

Q. Should I dispose of my card when its empty?

A. No, cards are re-useable, hold on to it as it can be topped up any time you want more spend loaded.

Q. How can I check my gift card balance?

A. On your receipt at a store & at checkout when you pay or online e.g.  www.johnlewis.com/customer-services/prices-and-payment/gift-cards

Q. Can I get double commission from shopping online via easyfundraising for John Lewis and then paying on website with a John Lewis PTA gift card?

A. YES! Please do! This generates loads, especially if you’re buying something big like a new TV

 

2. Easyfundraising

If you shop for ANYTHING online this is the easiest way to generate money for LCPS with just a single additional click.

It really is SO easy to use – it works like a search engine/referral site for retailers, only LCPS will get the commission rather than Google!  Instead of going direct to the retailer’s website, you search for them on easyfundraising, and then click through from there to get the commission. Use your mobile or laptop. Done!

Pretty much any retailer you can think of is there, from those you might expect like clothing & homewares to less obvious like holidays & insurance. Commission varies from retailer to retailer, and there are also bonus “double donation weeks” from time-to-time when commission is doubled, and special offers & discounts from retailers which update regularly.

You can either use the web browser to search for retailers, or download their app. If using a web browser you can save your login details so it automatically recognises it’s you when you open the www.easyfundraising.org.uk  site.

 

How does it work?

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Your help really counts! Thank you.

If you have any queries about any of these schemes, please get in touch on email at ptalcps@gmail.com

If your query is specifically regarding the gift card scheme then please email lcpsvouchers@gmail.com

PTA Members

 

 

Jenna Malton – Chair

Jenna has been a teacher at Little Chalfont Primary for 6 years and has one child in Year 6 and another in secondary school.  Jenna enjoys all aspects of school life and is looking forward to helping with lots of fundraising activities.

Jasneet Lad - Treasurer

I’m Jas, a mum of two boys - one in Year 1 and one at Old MacDonald’s nursery. I work as an accountant for GE Healthcare - it’s nice to be local! Like most parents of young children, I don’t have much spare time but when I do, I like reading, baking, and shopping! I’m excited to be part of a PTA that makes such a great contribution to the school, it’s a great way to meet other parents and feel a bit more involved in my son’s schooling.

Aditi Srivastav – Secretary

I’m Aditi and I’m delighted to be a PTA member. It’s given me a chance to get creative and make new friends. I’m a mother of 2 boys, with one of them in Year 1. I work for a children’s rights NGO as a fundraiser, so I’m really excited to bring my fundraising skills to the PTA!

Ali Barrett – Parent Member

I have Oscar in Y3 and Daisy in Year 1. I have a background in procurement consultancy, now working as a recruitment manager. Away from work I love theatre and dance, especially ballet. As a parent member on the PTA I support in organising various events throughout the year. As well as raising funds for our school I enjoy creating occasions for the children, and parents, to get together and have fun.

Katherine Punch – Parent Member 

Katherine has three children - a daughter in Year 5 at another school, a son in Year 3 and a daughter in Year 1. Katherine is on a career break from the world of marketing and hopes to use her experience to help raise funds for LCPS. In her spare time Katherine loves to cook, play tennis and has recently taken up running.

Kalvinder Kaur Birring – Parent Member  

I am a mum of 2 boys, one in year 2 and the other in year 4.  Having  been a full time mum since my eldest was born I decided to get back into work after 7 years.  I work in the public sector industry. I enjoy my walks and light jogs as well as cooking on my non working days.  I am looking forward to working with the PTA to learn more about the development the school is making and also to meet new people and have fun taking part in events that we the pta will organise.

Aswani Nune – Parent Member

Aswani's son is in Year 3. He is an IT Consultant. He enjoys walking and is interested to do something for the community.

Lucy Mountford – Parent Member

 

Ravi Shah – Parent Member

Ravi has children in Y2 and reception at the school. He is an investment banker by day and is in his third year on the PTA.

Jitendra Dhageya – Parent Member

Jitendra's twin daughters are in reception. He has been a banker, an entrepreneur, and is currently a partner in a fund management company. This is his first year on the PTA.

Whitney Hall – Parent Member

Whitney has 2 children (1 in nursery), she runs a business in London that supplies the hospitality sector. She likes photography, music, theatre and walking.  Whitney has joined the PTA as It’s a good way to meet other parents & feel more involved in supporting the children in the school. With the Hospitality Sector in such an uncertain state at the moment, she may have more time in the New Year to be more hands on in the PTA and have the chance to try something new and make a difference where possible.

 PTA Staff Members

Mr R Hacking: Headteacher
Mrs McKale: Office Manager / PA to Head

 

 

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