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REMINDER - CHILDREN TO WEAR SCHOOL UNIFORM TOMORROW BUT MAY SUBSTITUTE THEIR SCHOOL JUMPER/CARDIGAN FOR A CHRISTMAS JUMPER. . .                                                                                                                                                            
We recommend the online company 'Stikins' for labelling your children's school clothes and equipment!  Visit their website by copying and pasting  the link below, don't forget to quote the code 15411 when you order!  The company has said that we will receive extra commission for every order with this code!
 
Link to Stikins:
 
https://www.stikins.co.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjIalqo_l3gIVzp3tCh3BXwgREAAYASAAEgJsbPD_BwE  
 
A reminder that we do not allow children to have phones, tablets or cameras at any of our parties to protect the identity and security of ALL children.
 
WE NEED YOUR HELP - new members are always welcome!  We are a very friendly and helpful team.  We need more members to help out in order to keep the events running throughout the academic year.  See a PSA member, or Staff Representative, for details on how to join the team! 
 
What We Do 
The Parkwood Schools Association is a parent-run, charity funding organisation that raises money for the Park Wood Infant and Junior schools throughout the academic year.  It relies on the willingness, drive and passion of its members to maintain an effective and efficient source of income.  Most members have children who still go to the school and, therefore, have a joint commitment to provide fun activities and events that benefits the school community as well as raise funds that go back into the school at the same time. Most PSA members still have part or full time jobs that they are committed to, but do as much as they can to contribute to the PSA's priorities which raise funds for the school.  At this time, many schools are facing financial strain as government funding is tightened.  Park Wood, like many others, are becoming heavily reliant on contributions (both financial and time) to raise money to help the children continue to strive in this increasingly technologically-driven world!  This is where the PSA are trying very hard to help.
 
Who is Who? 
Chairperson: Alec Chiverton
Vice Chairperson: Anita Oldland
Secretary: Rebecca Fissenden
Treasurer: Kate Theobald 
Staff Representatives: Mrs Orridge and Miss Moore
Other Members: Julie Ashard, Sue Chiverton, Natalie Crofts, Sandra Dighton, Becky Hambelton, Russ Hambelton, Tracey Horan, Keeley Hough, Jenny Ongley, Carolyn Smith, Jessica Thompson, Jazz Virdi
 
Useful downloads of NEWSLETTERS, EVENT LETTERS and MEETING AGENDAS:
   
 
PLANNED EVENTS 2018 - 2019 (This Year) 
 
Fashion Show 2018 - THIS IS NOW POSTPONED. We will reschedule for later in the school year. Details will follow nearer the time.
A hugely popular event!  Catwalk shows and fitting room areas.  High Street retailers at value prices!  More details to follow... posters are starting to appear around the school site with more information.
 
 
EVENTS COMING: (more details to follow once confirmed in the school diary)
- Christmas Presents 2018
- Christmas Fair (school run)
- Easter Egg Hunt
- Spring Ball
- Pamper Evening
- Summer Fair 
 
 
PAST EVENTS 2017/2018 and this academic year:
 
 
Halloween Disco 2018 - Thursday 1st November - JUNIOR MAIN HALL
Too 'ghoul for school'?  Children get to dress up in their Halloween costumes, play themed games and dance in the hall with friends. 
The disco is split into two halves as many younger children became frightened by the amazing ghoulish costumes and make up of the older children. 
Years 3/4 - 3:30 to 5:00pm.  Children change at school. Absolutely NO MAKE UP or FACE PAINTS please.
Years 5/6  - 5:30 to 7:00pm.  Children change at home. MAKE UP and FACE PAINTS if you wish.  Age appropriate please.
 
Foundation Stage Welcome Party - Thursday 19th October, 3:15pm - 4:15pm - INFANT HALLS
A free of charge 'welcome to the school' party for our youngest children.  Children can dress up in their favourite party outfit (appropriate footwear please).  Children attending the party, do not need to be collected until 4:15 pm... they will be coming out of their classrooms, supervised by school teaching staff who know the children.

PSA Annual General Meeting 2018 (AGM) - Wednesday 3rd October, 6pm - JUNIOR DINING HALL
Get to know your PSA!  ALL parents are welcome to join us to:
- witness and participate in the ELECTION of PSA main roles
- know who will be in the PSA this year
- find out how the PSA got on last year
- discover the main priorities this year
 
SUGGESTED PRIORITIES THIS YEAR:
 
- MINI BUS FUND
- WHITEBOARD APPEAL
- ECO DOME APPEAL
 
School Uniform Sale - Wednesday 3rd October at 2:45pm - 3:45pm in INFANT PARENT WAITING AREA (OLD INFANT CAR PARK)
Buy new or second hand uniform at low cost prices. Donations of school uniform you longer need always welcome. 
 
Infant Summer Beach Party 2018 - Thursday 12th July
A spectacular party organised for Foundation Stage, Year One and Year Two children.  Jo Bananas was our DJ for this event!
 
Summer Fair 2018 - Saturday 7th July
A hearty thank you and well done to all the PSA members, helpers, parents, staff and children who helped to make the fair a roaring success!  Lots of money was raised which has gone back into the school to fund the MINIBUS lease and WHITEBOARD APPEAL.
 
Inflatables Fun 2018 - Friday 15th June 
A fun, fun, fun event held after school for all the family!  Wristbands bought before the event or 'on the door', allowing access to all the inflatables - 'all you can bounce'!
All year groups on BACK SCHOOL FIELD from 3:30pm - 5:00pm. 
 
Spring Ball 2018 - Thursday 26th April  
Get into your glad rags and boogie to celebrate Spring!
Years 3/4:  3:30 - 5:00pm JUNIOR MAIN HALL
Years 5/6:  5:50 - 7:00pm JUNIOR MAIN HALL
 
Easter Egg Hunt 2018 - Monday 26th March  
Can you find the clues and solve the puzzle for an 'eggciting prize'? A great event for all the family.
All year groups on BACK SCHOOL FIELD from 3:20pm. 
 
Christmas Fair 2017 - Friday 15th December 
A fair to end the children's Enterprise Week, where parents could buy their child's hand crafted keepsake.  The PSA were in attendance to provide refreshments and hold the traditional Grand Prize Draw.  Raffle tickets were available to buy at the school office or from a PSA representative after school.
 
School Uniform Sale - 29th November 2017; 2:00pm to 3:45pm.  Infant Dining Hall 
Buy new or second hand uniform at low cost prices.
 
FS Welcome Party - 22nd November 2017; 3:15pm to 4:15pm. Foundation Stage Classrooms 
An free, exciting party to welcome our youngest children into the school.
Foundation Stage ONLY - INFANT MAIN HALL 
 
Halloween Disco - Thursday 2nd November 2017.  Junior Main Hall.
This year we did a split disco for Year 3 & 4 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm; then a Year 5 & 6 disco from 5:30pm and 7:00pm.  This proved to be very successful and all feedback has suggested that it was much calmer and, therefore, more enjoyable for all children.  The children thoroughly enjoyed it and this makes all the difference.
 
PSA AGM (Annual General Meeting) - Wednesday 11th October 2017 at 6pm. 

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Park Wood Schools Federation
Deanwood Drive
Rainham
Gillingham
Kent
ME8 9LP
 
Telephone: 01634 234699

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