£5,000 for laptops!
We are delighted to announce that the Friends of Halsford Park have received a grant of £5,000, from the Sussex Community Foundation, towards provision of laptops for the school. This is an amazing boost at a time when laptops for home learning as well as in class (where sharing of equipment is not always possible at the moment) are more in demand than ever.
This grant comes hot on the heels of another grant, for £942.83, that was awarded by the Argus Appeal Fund to spend on SEN equipment.
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Four festive initiatives have been launched!
We have secured some fantastic prizes, not least a Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as the top prize in our raffle! Other prizes include: a family hamper worth over £280; a gin advent calendar; a food hamper worth over £100; £50-worth of Lego sponsored by Mansell McTaggart, and more. Tickets are £2each, and will be available until the raffle is drawn at 12pm on 29 November. To keep things as Covid-secure as possible, we are running the raffle and taking payments online here: tinyurl.com/XmasRaffle20.
For the Silent Auction, lots include: a mixed case of wine; a personalised Christmas Eve box; golf vouchers for Horne Golf Club, Chartham Park and Holtye and a couple of lovely hampers. As with the raffle, the auction will be virtual, and is available here tinyurl.com/XmasAuction20 until 12pm on 28 November.
Online Christmas Market
With non-essential shops shut at the moment, Christmas shopping might have to be a virtual experience this year. Luckily, we have a wealth of reasonably priced gifts and decorations available across the six different departments right here in PTA Events. Go to Shop > Uniform and Merchandise and check it out! Last orders will be on 10 December. Products will be available for delivery to East Grinstead addresses for £2, or collection from school (selected dates and times at weekends only).
Letters From Santa
Santa hasn't been able to arrange many grotto visits this year, so we are offering an opportunity for children to receive a personalised letter and gift from 'him' instead. Log on to PTA Events, provide us with responses to questions about your child, and Santa will send them a gift and a unique letter. There are three different letters available, to suit different age groups and ensure siblings have a totally different message from the man in red, all for £4 per child. Order by 30 November at tinyurl.com/SantaLetters20
A fantastic turnout for our half term fundraiser
The Friends of Halsford Park pumpkin trail was open to families in East Grinstead from 26-31 October, and was a spooktastic success!
Despite the dreadful weather, 291 children, plus their mums, dads, grandparents and other carers followed the trail around 29 ghostly locations. All the houses were fantastically decorated by families from our school community.
We would like to thank all the householders who decorated, and everyone who took part. Between us we raised over £500!
Now available for donations!
We have taken delivery of a textile recycling bank, which will be permanently available for donations of unwanted but reusable clothing and accessories.
The following items are accepted:
Please do not donate any of the following:
The recycling bank will be located under the bikesheds, next to the driveway. When bringing donations, please still follow the school's one way system and observe social distancing. If the bank is full, please take your items back home, and contact us as soon as possible so we can arrange for it to be emptied.
We will receive 30p/kilo towards our fundraising for all acceptable items that are donated.
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Our new team has been voted in for 2020/21
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Unfortunately we don’t have any future events planned at the moment.
Rebecca Ching Smith
Year Rep for Y2 & Storesperson
Year Rep for EY
Year Rep for Y3 & Y6
Year Rep for Y1
Year Rep for Y4 & Y5
(Nearly New Uniform)