b'THE CANON SLADE ASSOCIATIONThe Canon Slade Association (CSA) is an organisation of parents, staff, governors, ex-pupils and friends who come together to support the school.There is no membership fee, as a parent with a child in school you are automatically a member.Our main functions are to:Support the school, pupils, staff and parents Communicate by acting as a link between parents and school Consult by providing a forum to exchange views on matters relating to school Raise funds to buy equipment that adds value to school life Provide fellowship by arranging events which bring together parents, staff and children in an informal atmosphere.We hold two meetings per term which all parents and staff are welcome to attend.These meetings last around one hour and do the usual things you would expect from a PTA such as arranging fund-raising or social events and deciding on worthy causes for any funds that we might have available.WealsoreceiveGovernorsReportsandareportfromtheHeadteacher,whoisaregular participant in CSA activities.Last year we supported various Departments (Science, Technology, Modern Languages, Art, PE and ICT) by purchasing items to enhance the learning experience for our children.Fundraising and Social Activities currently include: 200 Club Supermarket Voucher Collections Bags2 School Collection TheGivingMachine Recycling Printer Cartridges Recycling Mobile Phones Christmas Fair (16 thNovember 2018) Band Night Chocolate TastingThe Association also provides refreshments at Parents Evenings and Performing Arts Events.Parents volunteer to help with the refreshments via the CSA meetings or email.This is an easy way to help if you feel unable to contribute in others ways.If you have any questions please feel free to contact csa@canon-slade.bolton.sch.uk .'