PSA Committee
The committee is made up of 4 key officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary) and up to 10 other committee members. Members are elected annually at the AGM which is usually held in the first half of the autumn term.

The Committee meet on a regular basis usually once or twice per term, with smaller working groups meeting as necessary to organise larger events.

The committee for 2014/15
Jenny Lowther – Chair
Cathy Boomer – Vice Chair
Sarah Bradford – Treasurer
Jo Dunn
Sharon Burling
Kate Ryan
Julia Taylor
Sally Woodman
Melonie Wardle
Sarah Deeks

How We Raise Money
The majority of our funds are raised through the events that we run. Some of our most popular events are the Christmas and Summer Fairs, discos and the sponsored Bike-In. We are always keen to try new events that will provide provide entertainment, enjoyment and of course, raise funds from which they will benefit. Some fun events we have had this year are bingo, a family quiz night and a mini-triatholon.
The PSA is a registered charity, we are able to raise money through gift aid and charity matched giving schemes. We also rely heavily on donations from parents be it time, raffle prizes or skills to help stage a particular event.

EveryClick
Stretham School PSA is a member of Everyclick which is an internet search engine like Google. By going to the following address

 

http://www.everyclick.com/uk/strethamprimaryschoolparentstaffassociation

and performing an internet search, the school receives money. That’s all there is to it! If you set your home page to the above address and just search for google, that extra 2 seconds of effort will raise money for your school. Everyclick is a family friendly search engine, and endeavours (unlike google) to only return family friendly searches. This helps to ensure that inappropriate information is not accidentally returned from an internet search.

How We Spend the Money We Raise
Decisions on what to spend funds on are made in liaison with staff, children (via the school council) and the PSA committee. We use the funds to purchase the ‘extras’ not provided by the school budget. Projects we have supported are the outdoor classroom, staging, PA system and a portable whiteboard.

How Can You Get Involved
There are lots of ways you can help and support your child through the PSA.
Offering to help before events or at other times during the year is so valuable – it really is a case of ‘many hands make light work’. We always welcome new committee members or you can come and support us at the AGM where you will have the opportunity to give us your ideas for fundraising events, ask any questions or voice your own opinion.

Slumber Party – 4th March 2016
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