PSA

 

 Welcome to the PSA

2018/2019

Welcome back to the new academic year! 

We wanted to take this opportunity to give you some more information about the Parent Staff Association including our events and how you can help raise funds for the PSA! 

The PSA currently has a small committee with the following officers. 

               Chair; Lisa Beecham 

               Secretary; Abie Morgan 

               Treasurer; Hayley Baker 

               Publicity Officer; Agnieszka Taylor 

                Parents: Helen Campling, Sally Howells, Francine Phillips, Sian Nicholas & Zoe Smith-Doe

               Staff Representatives; Kate Guest & Sarah Christensen 

We are always looking for more volunteers to join the committee, we are a friendly bunch who work very well together to assist the school as much as we can.              

We also have a small band of volunteers made up of parents and staff who help the committee at events. 

We raise money for the school to purchase items to improve the standards of teaching and to increase the enjoyment of the children at school. We have previously purchased an audio-visual system for the hall, benches for the junior yard, have had both yards re-marked and furniture for the KS2 classrooms to display books and create a quiet corner for children to read. Every year we fund the cost of the coach travel for Year 6 to attend their Outdoor Pursuit trip to Hilston Park, and also contribute to the Year 6 Leavers Party. We also cover the costs of items like projectors and toys for the foundation phase.

During 2017/18 we were been fundraising to purchase additional IT resources for each class, soft furnishings for the children's quiet breakout space and updating the reception class table top activities as well as providing new learning resources for all classes within the school. 

During the Spring Term and over the Easter holidays, the children generated £2,400 via our Grow A Pound Initiative. This was the largest amount raised in recent years. We were completely blown away by everything the children and their families put into it. 

You can help us raise funds for the school in a number of ways; you can volunteer with the committee or at events, you can attend our events and support your children in any fundraising activities we run, or you can purchase school uniform via Tesco or name label via Stikins using School fundraising number 12763. 

Tesco https://www.tesco.com/direct/malpas-park-primary-school/18102.school

Stikins https://www.stikins.co.uk/schools-linking-information.php 

Keeping in touch 

We have a Facebook account where we regularly post updates regarding upcoming events, including requests for donations and volunteers. You can contact us via this account, and we will respond as quickly as possible. Please bear in mind that this is administered by a parent volunteer so we are unable to answer questions about school run events/activities. You can find us at facebook.com/malpasparkpsa.malpas.

We also have a page on the school website – we will be updating this on a regular basis. 

Regular Events 

Christmas Fayre 

Our annual PSA Christmas Fayre is usually held at the end of November in the school hall. We have a variety of stalls including Father Christmas, Children’s Enterprise where you can purchase items made by your children, popcorn & candyfloss, cakes, refreshments, raffle, tattoos & face-painting, tombola, and we also invite other external craft stalls and local charities to attend. 

PSA School Discos 

In the Autumn and Spring term we hold a disco for the children. These are usually around half-term, and are open from 6-7pm for Foundation Stage, and 7.15-8.30pm for Juniors. Nursery children are welcome to join us. Entry is £3 on the door and this includes a drink and a bag of sweets for each child. 

BBQ & Scavenger Hunt 

In the last two academic years we have held a BBQ & Scavenger Hunt toward the end of the Summer Term. This is a great family event that as well as raising funds for the school is a good way to bring all the families involved with the school together in a relaxed social environment. We sell hot dogs, burgers and soft drinks and hold a raffle. The children can take part in a Scavenger Hunt in the school grounds, and we also have a disco with games for the children. We obtain sponsorship for the Scavenger Hunt Prizes so that all funds raised on the night go to the PSA fund. 

Can you help us? 

In order to raise funds for the school, we really need more volunteers to join the committee and to help us at the various events we hold. We have committee meetings once or twice per term which generally last for no more than an hour and each event we need help with generally lasts for 2-3 hours.   

If you would like to volunteer with the PSA, please could you either email the school, attend any committee meeting or contact Zoe via the PSA Facebook account.

 PSA Volunteering form PDF Please Click Here

IMPORTANT REMINDER - The Malpas Park PSA is in place to raise funds for the school. We use the Facebook account to publicise PSA events, and to communicate details of the funds we raise and how we spend these funds for the school. We are happy to respond to any queries around these events and our fundraising efforts.

The administrators of the account are parent volunteers, and are not involved in the management of the school. If you have any concerns about the school management you need to contact the Head Teacher and/or the Governing Body. 
For any information about school run events, please check the school website, pass on your email address to Mrs Kindred who sends out all letters by email and hard copy, or contact the school directly. 
Any postings on the PSA's timeline which are deemed to be inappropriate will be removed by the administrators of the account. 
Thank you
Malpas Park PSA Committee