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Quiz with a twist
Quiz with a twist
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QUIZ with a TWIST... did you go? what a night... see you same time next year ?

Thank you so much to all those who supported our first ever Quiz with a Twist on Saturday night!

You ate, you drank, you danced, you played the games and you really got stuck in to make the night a huge success!

Congratulations to our winners, The Witless Wonders!

If you attended and can please spare 60 seconds to provide some feedback on the attached survey, we would be most grateful!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GQHV3L9

If you didn't make it, head over to our Facebook page to see some photos from the night....


Finally a big thank you to Kelly and all the PSA supporters for organising, donating, setting up and hosting such a great night, we couldn't do it without you.

 

 

 

 



Easy Herts Weekly Lottery
Easy Herts Weekly Lottery
Eileen Robinson
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You have to be in it, to win it!

East Herts weekly lottery, it's never to late to buy a ticket, support your school and be in with a chance of winning... 

Remember to check your email to see if you've won!

If you haven't signed up yet visit our page - https://www.easthertslottery.co.uk/support/simon-balle

Have a great week everyone!



Oct 2019 PSA Meeting
Oct 2019 PSA Meeting
Eileen Robinson
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Our next meeting will be on Monday, October 21st, 7pm.  IT2 in the mobile classroom opposite the Coffee Shop.

As a quick reminder, we have a number of events coming up this term, which we really need PSA member support for.  Please get in touch if you can spare an hour or more of your time to assist with these events :

The QUIZ WITH A TWIST :  SATURDAY 12th OCTOBER.

CAN YOU HELP...?

Anytime between 3- 5pm with set up / decoration 

Anytime between 7pm - 11pm to run a bar and / or assist with clear up

We really need another 2 people to help on the bar .. and make sure we really make the best of this event.  Kelly and her team have worked really hard organising this event .  Please support if you can.  Thank you,

 

Joules Sale: Wednesday 4th Dec

We have a team working on this event, but still need more assistance. Tasks involve set up, running of bar and clear up
Timings are : Set up 3pm -6pm, sale 6-8pm, clear up 8pm 10pm.  Please let us know if this is something you are interested in being involved with (again even if you can only help for an hour).

 

Frost Fair: Saturday 7th December

One of our really popular and very profitable events of the year - great fun to be involved in planning and executing.  Plenty of opportunities before and during the event, if you'd like to volunteer.

 

Carol Concert: Wednesday 18th December 7pm, All Saints Church

A truly special evening or wonderful music and festive cheer- if you are able to help preparing and serving refreshments (before enjoying the entertainment) please let us .

 

Take Note Choir evening: Saturday 14th December,

Another special evening of musical entertainment - we need volunteers to run a bar.  If you are able to support, please let us know and put this date in your diary. 

 

 

 



PSA 2018-19 SUMMARY
PSA 2018-19 SUMMARY
Eileen Robinson
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Well done to everyone involved in making these wonderful events happen and the investment back into our school.

What an amazing and incredible year the PSA has had. Your Committee members have enabled many wonderful events /projects to take place to help fundraise for your children, build the all through school community, have fun and make friends.

 

With your help, we have ran more events, raised more money and given more money than last year to the School. 

 

Here’s just some of the things we have done:

 

  • Helped fund the swimming pool refurbishment
  • Held a Summer and a Christmas fete
  • A Quiz Night
  • Secondary Recycled Uniform sales
  • A Primary Disco
  • A Primary Film Night
  • Secondary Parent Evening raffles
  • Primary Friday Ice Cream Sales
  • Given ‘forever memories’ to Year 11 Leavers at their Awards party
  • Provided personally designed Christmas cards, tote bags, tea towels and pottery items
  • Planted and pruned with the Primary Green Fingers garden group
  • Provided drinks and refreshments at nine bar events and coffee mornings
  • Contributed to the lease of two minibuses
  • Launched the PSA as a ‘good community cause’ with East Herts Council Lottery game
  • Set up a Just Giving page
  • Added us a benefactor to MyNametags
  • Continued as a benefactor from Give as you Live on line shopping page
  • Started a long term fundraising project of a new School / community building – a Hall for All

 

From these events we raised a profit in 2018-19 of nearly £16,000



Uniform sale dates
Uniform sale dates
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Retiring committee members
Retiring committee members
Eileen Robinson
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For those that attended our last AGM you will be aware a number of committee members have retired, we wanted to say a massive thank you to each and every one of you for all the years of selfless support and service in aid of raising funds for the Simon Balle All Through School Parent Staff Association.  

Clare Stokes, the PSA Chair is leaving after a total of 14 years supporting schools in a PSA role.  Sarah Holzbauer has taken over the role of PSA Chair.

Also leaving is Sharon Jones, who was our Vice Chair, Janice Lucas and Sandra Rumbold.

There have been times when the PSA nearly closed due to low volunteer numbers, but with all the hard work and dedication of the committee and volunteers its here today to raise valuable funds for our children's school.  

 

 

 

 



Give as you live
Give as you live
Eileen Robinson
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Shop & raise free donations for Simon Balle School PSA

As a supporter of Simon Balle School PSA you can raise free donations simply by shopping online using Give as you Live.

Shop at over 4,000 leading online stores including Amazon, eBay, Tesco, John Lewis, Sainsbury's, Just Eat and Trainline, to name but a few!

please click on the link below to register and 'start giving'

https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/simonballepsa

To find out more please visit the following link https://www.giveasyoulive.com/how-it-works/on-desktop

or download the app https://www.giveasyoulive.com/how-it-works/on-the-go

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



2019 Mini Bus Donation
2019 Mini Bus Donation
Eileen Robinson
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Thank you to everyone that has ever supported a PSA event...

The PSA are pleased to tell you that we have just made a donation of £5,000 to the school for the lease of one minibus for this year.

The minibuses are used by the school to transport students to various sporting and activity events.



What’s on

Oct 2019 PSA Meeting
00:00 - 20:00 on 21/10/2019
Simon Balle All Through School IT2 (mobile classroom opposite the Coffee Shop)

Morgan's school fireworks event
18:30 - 00:00
Morgan's school Hertford

Joules Seconds Sale Dec 2019
18:00 - 20:00
Simon Balle All-through School

Frost Fair Event Set up 2019
11:45 - 16:00
Simon Balle School

Your Committee
  • Sarah Holzbauer

    Sarah Holzbauer
    (Chair)

  • Rebecca Pirt

    Rebecca Pirt
    (Treasurer)

  • Alison Mackie

    Alison Mackie
    (Secretary)

  • Carla Duffield

    Carla Duffield
    (Member)

  • Penny Lafferty

    Penny Lafferty
    (Member)

  • Kelly Penstone-Smith

    Kelly Penstone-Smith
    (Member)

Fundraising

A big THANK YOU from everyone at Simon Balle All Through School for your support during 2018/19 we held more events than ever. Please keep visiting our website for information on future events, as the school is growing so have the ideas for hosting some new types of events, we are really excited to be part of something special at Simon Balle All Through School.

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