Our playground improvement project has another boost!
Thanks for the East Grinstead Common Good Trust, we have received a £2,000 boost to the funding for phase 2 of our playground improvement project. The second phase is to replace the KS2 trim trail.
Fundraising figure for the Party at the Park revealed
We are delighted to announce the fundraising total for the Party at the Park was a phenomenal £4,525.53!
Thank you so much to everyone who supported the event, by booking circus skills or magic show tickets, buying raffle tickets or simply coming along and enjoying the atmosphere and music. Extra special thanks to everyone who donated cakes or volunteered their time setting up, helping at the event or tidying up afterwards. Thanks as well to our sponsors; Mansell McTaggart, The Star Lingfield, Stones Family Butchers, EG Repairs, Vintage Flair and New Balance.
We couldn't have done it without you! These funds will make a huge difference to the ongoing playground improvement project and the playtimes of the children at Halsford Park.
Pupils benefit from PTA funding
Since the start of term, we are thrilled to have been able to fund a set of SATs revision books for each Y6 child. We have also donated funds to cover half of the cost of first aid training for years 2, 4 and 6. Learning first aid is such an important life-skill and will enhance the education of the children in these year groups.
Funding for SATs books and first aid training is part of the PTA's committed spend each year, so children that don't benefit this year, will benefit as they move through the school.
Here's your committee for the new school year
At the end of our (slightly delayed) Party at the Park summer festival on 18 September, we held our AGM, at which our new commitee was voted in.
It is great to have the continuity of experienced members of the team staying on since last year, but really good news to have some new members as well. A very promising start to 2021/22!
Here is the team in full:
Co-Chairs: Rebecca Smith and Claire Winslade
Vice-Chair: Sally Cooper
Secretary: Sarah Everson
Treasurer: Emily Brooks
Vice-Treasurer: Lisa Harris
Fundraiser (Grants): Kate Fennell
Secondhand Uniform Coordinator: Penny Duly
Social Media Coordinator: Lucy Carey
Designers: Emma Ewing and Brad Silby
Year Reps: Lucy Carey (Y1 & Y4); Penny Duly (Y2); Lucy Hall (Y3); Kizzy Stoner (Y5 & Y6)
Committee Members: Jessica Courtney, Emily Stevens and Tricia Lindsey
Staff Representatives: Emilie Bonnett, Sarah Gibbons and Rosie Loftus
A big THANK YOU to outgoing committee members, Emi Daniels and Jacquie Cullen.
Phase 1 of Playground Improvements Now Fully Funded
Thanks to a grant of £3,750 from Gatwick Airport Community Trust, we are delighted to announce that phase 1 of the playground improvement project is now fully funded!
Work has already commenced on clearing trees and shrubs around the area due to be improved, and low hanging branches of the oak tree have been removed. The installation of weatherproof surfacing, benches and play equipment will take place in November.
A HUGE boost to our playground fundraising!
The PTA are delighted to announce that Southover Manor Trust have awarded us a grant of £14,800 towards our playground improvement project!
This grant will go a long way to help us realise our plans for phase 1 of the project, to improve the 'mud patch' opposite the Elemental Arena with a weatherproof surface and seating.
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.
Rebecca Ching Smith
Year Rep for Y1 & Y4 and Social Media Coordinator
Year Rep for Y2 and Secondhand Uniform Coordinator
Year Rep for Y3
Year Rep for Y5 & Y6