Parent & Family Association (PFA)
Are you a parent or carer of a child that attends Huish Episcopi Primary School or are you a volunteer who has links with the school?
If so why not join the PFA? The PFA is an organisation run solely by parents and volunteers to raise money for the school. To join click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/884897964932912/
Money raised goes towards providing materials, resources and facilities which benefit every child that attends the school.
Events organised by the school enhance the school community but also provide much needed funds!
The activities help to bring together parents and children and promote good communication between staff and parents as we jointly work towards common goals.
PFA Committee 2019-20
Chair: Sarah Doble
Vice Chair: Chloe Stickland
Treasurer: Lyndsay Hardwick
Secretary: Kirsty Lock
|Monday, 10 February 2020||PFA Meeting; Meeting Room (opposite School Office); 3.30pm; all welcome.|
|Wednesday, 26 February 2020||Bags of Help Collection; please leave in Community Room from Tuesday, 25 February or at the school gate before 9.30am on Wednesday, 26 February. Bags will be distributed to all pupils before Half Term.|
|Friday, 28 February 2020||PFA Disco; School Hall; by J’s Kids Entertainment (DJ) with snow machine, magic shows, dance competitions & party games! Prizes to be won. Times: 4.30-5.30pm KS1 (Reception pupils must be accompanied by a parent/carer) and 5.45-6.45pm KS2. See poster below! Tickets £4.00 will be sold on the playground w/c 24 February and also available on the door. Juice/squash, sweets and crisps will be on sale (20p-50p). Helpers required – please contact a member of the committee via their Facebook page.|
|w/c 30 March 2020||KS1 Easter Bonnet/Hat Competition; instructions will be sent to all pupils in KS1 to make at home; categories include most colourful, wackiest and most creative; to be judged on Friday, 3 April 2020.|
|Friday, 3 April 2020||PFA Mufti Day; £1.00 to wear own clothes; all monies raised going to school funds.|
THE PFA NEED YOUR SUPPORT
The PFA committee is planning this year’s fundraising and social activities. To help us with our planning we want to hear from you about what you want from the PFA and how you would like to help. All ideas and offers of help are welcome. Thank you. Sarah Doble (Chair)
The PFA has registered with this great site where you can help raise funds simply whilst online shopping. Over 3,000 retailers included such as Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, eBay, Boden and M&S. Every time you shop the PFA receive a small donation so please sign up and help us at:
Look on our Facebook page to see when meetings are held, to join or to message the committee. New members are warmly welcomed – ask to join – https://www.facebook.com/groups/884897964932912/
Regular events include:
- School Discos (February & October) & Film Nights (September)
- Autumnal Family Evening (October/November)
- Summer and Christmas Fayres
- Santa’s Grotto (December)
- Bingo Nights (November & March/April)
- School raffles
- Bag2School (the last collection raised £56.00)/Bags 4 Help
- Jumble sale
- Cake sales
- Christmas cards designed by the children
- SATs Treat (May) & Year 6 Camp Out (July)
During the last academic year we have so far raised over £1,000.00.
What do we do with the money raised?
All of the money raised enhances the education of the children that attend Huish Episcopi Primary School. In the last three years we have funded the following projects:
- Funded Forest School days for all classes at Wilder Woods
- Paid for Image Theatre to come into school
- Breakfast Club games
- Chess sets
- Hi Viz jackets
- Playground equipment
- School trip mobile phone
- Environmental area outside Parrett Class
- Puddle suits
- Donation for resources
- Christmas party presents
- Christmas tree
- Leavers dictionaries