Parent Staff Association

The Arnewood School PSA is a group of parents and staff members who are committed to support the school through fundraising and offering the student and parent community a variety of extra curricular events throughout the school year.

 

Our aim is to assist the school by funding non-educational projects for the benefit of students and staff, to ensure the welfare of all at the school, and to promote informal contact between the school personnel, parents, and the community at large.

As well as our fundraising programmes which you can read all about below, in 2021 we were able to show our appreciation for the amazing staff at School in two different ways.

Before Christmas, we organised a “Thank you” cup cake for each member of staff to show our appreciation for the extremely difficult year they had experienced with all of the disruption that COVID-19 brought.

Then at the end of the Summer term we appealed to the local community to procure a raffle gift for every member of staff – 175 in total! Prizes varied from yearlong leisure club passes, free car valets, passes to local attractions and vouchers to restaurants. The free to enter raffle caused great excitement at School as staff members came along and discovered what gift was behind their free raffle ticket!

See the PSA section of the school newsletters (available here) for more information on the PSA events and activities.

 

How You Can Help

 

GET INVOLVED! Follow us on our Facebook page where meeting dates/upcoming events will be publicised. We know that we all lead very busy lives, so the more willing pairs of hands the better. Not everyone can be able to help at everything…but assistance where possible is much appreciated and makes a big difference. Join our Facebook page or email us PSA@arnewood.hants.sch.uk

 

Our Gently used uniform shop

We are always looking out for any uniform that has been outgrown! Please leave washed unwanted items at School Reception at any time.

If you would like to purchase any items the link to our online shop and instructions are here.

 

YourSchoolLottery

Support our fundraising by signing up to “YourSchoolLottery”. There is a winner in the school community every week, winning approx. £25, and a weekly national draw winner of £25,000. Every 40p spent goes straight back to the school. To date we have raised around £1800 through this easy to support fundraiser. If every parent bought a Lottery ticket, we would reach our £10,000 target this year through this programme alone. Sign up to YourSchoolLottery here.

 

Easyfundraising

Easyfundraising: Download the app and make all your everyday shopping to 100’s of retailers count. Use easyfundraising to shop with over 3,600 retailers including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S. Every time you shop, you’ll raise a free donation for The Arnewood School every time, it’s that easy! The School receives a commission on all purchases made. Find out more here

 

 

 

Stikins

We also support the Stikins name label programme – for all your child’s personalised label needs for clothing, lunch boxes and equipment. For all purchases made, the PSA receives commission. Go to the Stikins website here.

 

  • NEW IDEAS! If anyone has any new fundraising ideas, please let us know. Particularly given the short term constraints we will face for large gathering fundraising initiatives, any new initiatives would be very welcome. Email us at PSA@arnewood.hants.sch.uk

 

Other Important Links;

 

PTA Events – our online events platform

ParentKind – we are a fully subscribed member of Parentkind

Charitable Status – we are also a registered Charity with the Charities Commission. Registered Charity Number 1186491 Subsidiary Number 0

For any more information please contact us; PSA@arnewood.hants.sch.uk