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Welcome to the PSA!

Welcome to Crofton Infant School Parent Staff Association. This page aims to provide you with an overview of our role within the school and information on upcoming events and school uniform requirements.   
 
What is the PSA? 
 
The Crofton Infant School Parent Staff Association (PSA) is a group of parents and staff from the school. Working as a registered charity (No. 1052854) , our key role is to coordinate numerous fundraising events throughout the school year in order to help fund educational or fun projects within the school that the school may otherwise not be able to provide. In addition, we run a highly successful school shop (further details below).
 
Who we are.

The PSA team and ways to get involved

We are lucky to have a wonderful team of parents and staff who work together throughout the year. We are always looking for new and enthusiastic members of the team!   For more detailed information on how to get involved please see the attached document which outlines the key roles and how you can get involved both on the committee and non committee roles. 
 
 

   

     * PSA President - Wendy Giles, Head of Infant School

     * PSA Chair  - Joanne Cummins

     * PSA Vice Chair  - Aileen Roxburgh

     * PSA Secretary - Matt Clark

     * PSA Treasurer - Nicole Baker

     * PSA School Uniform Shop Manager - Gillian Bell

 
Our motto is “Fun for Funds”.
Where the money goes.
 
We have been able to donate £26,000 over the last academic year and this has provided all of the following for our children:

• ipads and trolley, £10,000
• smart boards, £5,636
• musical instruments, £4,000
• reading books, £3,000
• forest school, £3,000
• a Christmas gift from Santa for each class, £400
 

We have also funded the year 2 Leaver’s Disco and provided refreshments for the children during sports day.   

 
What we are raising funds for this year.
 
This year, our focus is on outdoor learning.  The school is currently researching ICT equipment to support the STEM curriculum outside.   More details will follow once the school made a decision.   In the meantime, we are providing more welly racks for each classroom.
 
Upcoming events (2017-2018)
The next events in our calendar are as follows:
 

EVENT

DATE

PSA CONTACT

Lottery Tickets *

On sale from September- available all year

Katy Ryle

Coffee Morning

Café Dolce Vita

Joanne Cummins

Christmas Card Project

Starts week commencing 25th September

Kit Byford

Pumpkin Hunt

Half Term

Aileen Roxburgh

Fireworks Night

2nd November

Nev Secular

Race Night

17th November

Caz Edney

Christmas Fete

2nd December

Joanne Cummins

Year 1 Disco

18th December

Beckie

Reception Disco

20th February

Aileen Roxburgh

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Holidays

Sarah Theodorou

Petts Wood May Fayre

7th May

Joanne Cummins

Quiz Night

18th May

Joanne Cummins

Summer Fete

9th June

Joanne Cummins

Leavers’ Disco

12th June

Year 2 Teachers

 

 * It is possible to sign up for the lottery throughout the year.   Here is the link to the downloadable application form, and answers to some FAQs.
 
 
 
In addition to all these events, we are also organising paediatric first aid training sessions for parents.   Further details to follow.
 
 
 
NEWSLETTERS
 
Here are the links to our termly newsletters:



For the latest information on upcoming events please follow us on Facebook:

 

 https://m.facebook.com/croftoninfantschoolpsa/

 

Come and join us! 

Our PSA meetings are only one a term and are usually held at 7.30pm on a Wednesday in the school staff room. If you are interested in finding out more or joining us please feel free to come along on one of the following dates:
 
WEDNESDAY, 20th September 2017 7.30pm 
WEDNESDAY 15th November 2017 7.30pm - AGM and meeting - in the Main Hall at the Infant School.
WEDNESDAY 17th January 2018 7.30pm 
WEDNESDAY 14th March 2018 7.30pm
WEDNESDAY 16th May 2018 7.30pm 
WEDNESDAY 11th July 2018 7.30pm
 
 
Or are you “Happy to Help”?
 
If you would like to be included in the ‘Happy to Help’ list for parents, grandparents or carers who maybe can’t commit to being part of the PSA but would like to help at some events or support us, then please contact  Joanne Cummins (PSA Chair) at crofton.psa@gmail.com .  Thank you!
 

PSA Minutes and Financial status
 
The links below will take you to our most recent set of accounts, and the minutes of our last committee meeting:
PSA Minutes July 2017.pdf

Matched Funding Scheme

This a staff benefit, generally offered by larger employers such as Banks and Insurance companies. It offers a £ for £ donation to match a sum of funds that you, the employee, has raised for a charity of your choosing, usually up to a maximum sum per year.
 
Please remember that many companies want employees to participate in matched funding, and actively encourage them to become involved in community projects, including School Fairs, Cake Sales etc, by offering to match any funds they raise.
 
We are looking for more of people to get involved. We can't raise the funds for all the extras our children need, if we don't have your support! Please contact your HR department to see if they are interested in being part of the scheme.
 
        
PSA  Shop - opening times
The PSA shop is located in the Infant playground,and is open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, during term time, between 2.45 - 3.15pm.   You can download an order form here:
 

The school shop is run by volunteers, so please be kind as we all do our best but sometimes things do go wrong. If you are free and able to help us out please get in touch. Don't worry we'll make sure your child is bought to the shop after school.