Happy Days - Bright Futures
Part of the Bourne Education Trust
The Parent/Staff Association is the body which raises funds for the school, and supports the school in its work. Every parent and member of staff is a member of the PSA and welcome to attend meetings or get involved.
Every year, we hold a number of fund-raising events, which have included fairs at Christmas, Easter and in the summer, Quiz Nights, Bingo Nights, a Pamper Night and some treats for the children including parties at the end of term and Bubble Days (where the children pay a small fee to burst bubbles in the playground).
Who is on the PSA?
All parents are members of the PSA and are welcome to attend meetings and help at events. However, we have some key people who take charge of organising events, managing the money and keeping parents informed:
Chair Person - Camilyn Baker
Vice-Chair - Sarah Entwistle
Secretary - Sarah Donnelly
Treasurer - Sharon Gallagher
Each class has two or more PSA representatives who help to organise parental participation in fund-raisers, and act as link between the PSA committee and parents; please do volunteer if you’d like to become one. Lists to be confirmed at a later stage.
Dates for PSA meetings:
Second Hand Uniform
We still have plenty of second-hand uniform for sale, but weather is a bit unreliable for outdoor sales this term. If you are in need of some second hand uniform then please get in touch with one of the committee. Please leave any donations of unwanted uniform at the office in a labelled bag.
Click here for : Second Hand Uniform Request Form
Click here for : 100 Club Letter
Click here for minutes: PSA AGM meeting minutes
What did we spend the money on in 2017/2018?
Last year (2017/18) the PSA donated back to the school £14,320
This has gone towards the following school purchases:
£880 raised through the Year Reception Sponsored Scoot has been spent on lovely treats for the Reception children including a visit from Tom’s Talking Reptiles, a superhero party, and goody bags and ice lollies on the recent Wisley trip.
Donations always welcome…
As you can see from the list above we spent a lot of money last year and with an ever-growing “wish list” from the children and teachers, your donations of time and gifts are always welcome! Whenever you have a clear-out at home, please think whether it would be useful for the school or for our fundraising events. For example, books for the library, dressing-up clothes or role-play toys such as dolls’ prams (for Nursery/Reception), spare uniform/PE kit (for sale or as spares in the classroom) outdoor waterproofs, wellies, plants, junk boxes, fabric/curtains (for art/painting), unwanted gifts (for raffle prizes), small toys/gifts (for lucky dip stalls)...
If you have anything suitable, please contact a member of the committee to arrange collection/drop off.
How can you get involved?
We are always looking for new people to get involved, with opportunities ranging from joining the committee, to organising specific events, or doing a few jobs at home, such as wrapping boxes or tearing raffle tickets in advance of events. If you’d like to get involved, please speak to one of the committee or your class rep, and let them know what you’d be prepared to do, and how you’d like to help.
The PSA are very proud to be able to support all our children with all these things and we really could not do it without all the amazing support from parents and staff. Without it, our children would miss out on all of these things as the school's budget would not be able to purchase all these things. Please continue to support us so we can continue to give these extras to our children.
This year we are re- launching our 100 Club! For £10 a year (for 10 draws), you can buy a number for our 100 Club draw. Each month, half the money goes to the school and the other half is split into 2 prizes. If your number is drawn, you win! Numbers must be paid for in advance, for the whole year.
For more information, look out for posters around the school, or the flyer in your child’s bookbag.
To apply, fill in a form and return it to the office ASAP (late forms will be entered into all subsequent draws).
Easy2name - supply name tapes, stick on labels, shoe labels etc. The school receives 20% commission. Orders can be placed at www.easy2name.com. Please type "West Ewell School KT19" in the space "Name of Fundraising Group" when you are completing the order.