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Welcome to the Callington Primary School PSA

 

Callington Primary School Parent & Staff Association (P.S.A) has been an integral part of the school community for many years. In its time the P.S.A. has raised hundreds of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education experience and the school’s facilities.

 

Our P.S.A. is about much more than simply fundraising.  The P.S.A. exists to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal.  It is fun too! With the continued support of parents and staff, our P.S.A has always succeeded in its efforts. All parents and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available.

 

Committee Members 2016/2017

Officers                                                                                                 

Chair                       Zoe Hawley                           Year 2 Parent

Secretary               Sharon Elliott                        Year 4 Parent       

Treasurer              Amy Downe                          Year 2 & Year 5 Parent

               

 

Other Committee Members                                                                                            

Matthew Shirley                                                      Head Teacher

Sarah Bilas                                                            Assistant Head Teacher

Jeni Holman                                                          Year 3 Teacher

Katherine Bruton                                                    Year 2 Teacher

Tanya Daw                                                           Year 3 & Year 5 Parent

Debbie Rundle                                                       Year 5 Parent

Michelle Crowley                                                    Year 1 & Year 4 Parent

Cheryl Stainsby                                                      Year 4 Parent

Dawn Kerr                                                            Reception & Year 4 Parent

Julie Beasley                                                         Year 5 & Year 1 Parent

Amanda Davey                                                      Reception, Year 4 & Year 6 Parent

Michaella Stidwell                                                   Year 1 Parent

 

Updates:

November 2017

PSA Events this Term:

Christmas Fair – this year will be held on Saturday 25th November from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The PSA are asking for donations of soft toys & books (Particularly KS2 books) for PSA run stalls. Collection boxes are now in each classroom, please can items be donated by Wednesday 22nd November.

 

We will also be asking for contributions to make up the Christmas Hampers for the raffle:

  • Reception:          Tins of food
  • Year One:           Bottles
  • Year Two:           Biscuits
  • Year Three:        Toiletries
  • Year Four:          Packets / Cereals             
  • Year Five:          Sweets / Chocolates
  • Year Six:           Crisps / Savoury Snacks

 

Volunteer Helpers - If anyone is able to help run a PSA stall during the event, please leave your contact details with the office or speak to a member of the PSA.

 

Raffle Tickets—Christmas Fair raffle tickets are available to pre-sell to your family, friends & colleagues. If you would like some books to sell they can be collected from the school office. There is a £50 first prize with runner up prizes of family tickets to local attractions & Christmas hampers. Tickets cost £1 each. All monies, tickets & unsold stubs should be returned to the school office by Thursday 23rd November to be included in the draw.

 

Christmas Disco— Friday 8th December 6.00pm to 7.30pm with an optional fancy dress theme. Prizes for the best outfit! £1 per child, Reception & KS1 children must be accompanied by an adult.  

 

Non Uniform Day—Wednesday 20th December last day of term. Please bring an optional donation of £1 on the day.

 

 

May 2017

PSA Meeting —The next PSA meeting will be Wednesday 3rd May at 7pm in the school staff room. The main topic for discussion will be the Summer Fair!

 

Fathers’ Day—Sunday 18th June – The PSA will be giving the children the chance to design their own coaster as a present for Dads & Grandads. The template & order form will be sent home to you by Wednesday 10th May. If you wish to order an item then please return the whole form (including the design, which should be kept as flat as possible) to the school office with correct payment in an envelope which can be attached to the form marked with your child’s name & class by Wednesday 24th May.Cheques should be made payable to Callington Primary School. We are using the same company as we used to design the Christmas Cards.

·         A single coaster will cost £2.50

·         4 pack of coasters costs £8.50

·         6 pack of coasters costs £12.00

·         A teddy bear costs £7.50

 

Summer Fair— Saturday 17th June 11.00am to 2:00pm. If you are interested in having your own stall please leave your details with the office or speak to a member of the PSA & we will contact you with more information.

Non Uniform Day— Friday 26th May, last day of term. Please bring an optional donation of £1 on the day.

Textile Recycling—The recycling collection bin is located at the school entrance next to the canteen. Please bring in any old clothes, or textiles the more we receive the more money we raise!

 

If you are Online Shopping on the internet don’t forget to visit www.theGivingMachine.co.uk this is an online retail donation site. If the store you want to shop with is there use the link and choose our school. It won’t cost you anything and you’ll raise money for our school.

 

February  2017 

 

Non Uniform Day—Friday 10th February last day of term. Please bring an optional donation of £1 on the day.

Mother’s Day—Sunday 26th March – The PSA will be offering pupils the opportunity create a piece of art on a 10cmx10cm canvas to make a gift to give to Mums & Grans for Mother’s Day. The cost will be £2.00 per canvas, orders & payment must be received by the office by Friday 3rd March. Please complete the form below & place the order form & correct payment in a sealed envelope labelled with the child’s name & class.

 

Textile Recycling—The recycling collection bin is located at the school entrance next to the canteen. Please bring in any old clothes, or textiles the more we receive the more money we raise! If you are Online Shopping on the internet don’t forget to visit www.theGivingMachine.co.uk this is an online retail donation site. If the store you want to shop with is there use the link and choose our school. It won’t cost you anything and you’ll raise money for our school

 

October 2016:

 

Christmas Card Orders – Deadline is today Thursday 20th October but late orders will be accepted if delivered to the school office by 9.00am on Friday 21st October. Please can we ask that orders are returned to the school office with monies or cheques (made payable to Callington Primary School) placed in a sealed envelope marked Christmas Cards with your child’s name & class written on it with the order form.

 

Halloween Disco— Thank you to all who attended the Halloween Disco, it was one of the best attended discos we have ever had! It was a great success & we raised £532.

 

Non Uniform Day—Friday 21st October last day of term. Please bring an optional donation of £1 on the day.

 

Health Club Passes - St Mellion International Resort have kindly donated a number of 7 day Health Club passes to the PSA which we can sell in order to raise funds for the school. The passes will be available on a first come first served basis for you to buy from the office at a cost of £10 each. The usual guest pass price is £10 per day.

 

This year the Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday 26th November from 11:00am to 1:00pm. We are asking for donations of good quality toys & bric-a-brac for PSA run stalls. We will also be asking for contributions to make up the Christmas Hampers for the raffle:

  • Reception:          Tins of food
  • Year One:           Bottles
  • Year Two:           Biscuits
  • Year Three:        Toiletries
  • Year Four:          Packets / Cereals             
  • Year Five:          Sweets / Chocolates
  • Year Six:           Crisps / Savoury Snacks

Collection boxes will be in each classroom after half term, please can items be donated by Tuesday 22nd November.

 

If anyone is able to help run a PSA stall during the event, please leave your contact details with the office or speak to a member of the PSA.

 

Raffle Tickets—Christmas Fair raffle tickets are available to pre-sell to your family, friends & colleagues. If you would like some books to sell they can be collected from the school office. There is a £50 first prize with runner up prizes of family tickets to local attractions & Christmas hampers. Tickets cost £1 each. All monies, tickets & unsold stubs should be returned to the school office by Thursday 24th November to be included in the draw.

 

 

September 2016:

 The PSA are now supporting the school in raising funds for new reading books for both the library & classrooms.

 

We still have some of the St Mellion 7 day Health Club passes which we can sell in order to raise funds for the school. The passes are available for you to buy from the office on Friday at a cost of £10 each. The usual guest pass price is £10 per day.

 

PSA Events next term… PSA A.G.M. – The next PSA meeting will be the Annual General Meeting which will be held on Thursday 15th September 2016 at 7pm in the school staffroom. This meeting will be for the election of officers (Chair, Secretary & Treasurer) for the next school year. The PSA are always looking for new committee members, if you would like to become a member of the PSA then please come along to find out more or speak to one of the current committee members.

 

Textile Recycling—The recycling collection bin is located at the school entrance next to the canteen. Please bring in any old clothes, or textiles the more we receive the more money we raise! 

 

July 2016:

The PSA are now supporting the school in raising funds for new reading books for both the library & classrooms.

 

The grand total raised from our Summer Fair was £1,555! A huge thank you to all involved in making it such a success!

 

Textile Recycling—The recycling collection bin is located at the school entrance next to the canteen. Please bring in any old clothes, duvets, shoes or textiles the more we receive the more money we raise!

 

March 2016:

The PSA are now supporting the school in raising funds for new reading books for both the library & classrooms.

 

PSA Events This Term…

Easter Disco – Friday 18th March 6.00pm to 7.30pm with an optional fancy dress theme. Prizes for the best outfit! £1 per child, Reception & KS1 children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Non Uniform Day— Thursday 24th March last day of half term. Please bring an optional donation of £1 on the day.

 

Textile Recycling—The recycling collection bin is located at the school entrance next to the canteen. Please bring in any old clothes, or textiles the more we receive the more money we raise! 

 

February 2016:

 

The PSA are now supporting the school in raising funds for new reading books for both the library & classrooms.

 

Father’s Day – Sunday 19th June - We are also taking advance orders for Father’s Day gifts at the same time so if you would like to order a surprise gift to give to Dads & Grandads please add the order to the form as well.

 

The PSA are now supporting the school in raising funds for new reading books for both the library & classrooms. Textile Recycling—The recycling collection bin is located at the school entrance next to the canteen.

 

Please bring in any old clothes, or textiles the more we receive the more money we raise! Don’t forget to visit www.theGivingMachine.co.uk if you are buying anything from the internet. If the store you want to shop with is there use the link and choose our school. It won’t cost you anything and you’ll raise money for our school. 

 

 

 

In recent years the P.S.A. has raised funds towards the following items:

 

2016       £2000    raised towards books for the library & classrooms

              £4000    raised towards a minibus for the school

2015     £6500   raised towards a minibus for the school

            £200     Parasols for Picnic Benches

            £200     Hockey Equipment

2014     £2500   Sound & Lighting Equipment for the School Hall

            £3500   12 iPads

            £500     Netball Kits

2013     £5000   12 iPads & Charging Trolley

            £180     Glee Amplifier

            £1600   £100 Larger Wish List Gift for Each Class

            £1200   Wooden Picnic Benches for Garden Area

2012     £500     Forest School Storytelling Chair

            £300     New Football Kit

            £800     £50 Small Wish List Gift for Each Class

            £400     for Glee Club T-shirts

            £400     for Sports Kits

2011     £400     towards Outdoor Classroom

            £400     for UFS & LFS outdoor wet play suits

2010     £5000   for ICT equipment (Laptops, I pods, Flip Cameras)

2009     £5000   3rd Phase of Adventure Playground

2008     £5000   2rd Phase of Adventure Playground

 

Fund raising events…

School Discos                    Christmas Cards for Schools

Glee Night                       Mother’s / Father’s Day Craft Gifts

Christmas Fair                   Non Uniform Days

Talent Shows                    Textile Re-cycling

Car Treasure Hunt              Music Magpie CD & DVD Collections

Summer Fair                     The Giving Machine – Online Retailer Donation Website

Quiz Nights                      Car Boot / Table Top Sales

 

How involved do you want to be?

There are three levels of commitment with which you can be involved in Callington Primary School P.S.A.

1. Be an officer of the P.S.A. i.e. Chair, Secretary or Treasurer.

2. Be a committee member, attend meetings, contribute ideas & help with the organising of events.

3. Be a volunteer helper, who doesn’t necessarily attend meetings, but can be called upon to help out at certain events.

 

If you would like to join the P.S.A. please come along to our next meeting held in the school staffroom. The dates & times are always advertised in the School Newsletter.

If you would like to be a volunteer member please leave your contact details e.g. mobile phone no. or email address with the school secretary or another committee member. Contact will usually be in the form of an email or text message. Alternatively you can just volunteer to help at an event by approaching a member of the P.S.A. we are always grateful for offers of help!

How can you help?

Do you have an artistic flair? You could help with Face Painting at Disco’s & Fairs.

You could help run a stall e.g. Refreshments, Raffle, Tombola’s.

You can assist with the setup prior to the start of events.

You could assist the Treasurer with counting money after events.

Do you have any useful local business contacts, for example a company who might be willing to donate a raffle prize?

Do you work for a large company that operates a matched funding charity scheme?

Do you have any business skills that would be useful to the P.S.A. e.g. marketing, accountancy, or previous charity experience?

           

 

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