Together we nurture the genius in everyone
The Alexandra School Parents and Staff Association (PSA) aims to support the school by enhancing the school community for parents, carers and children and raising funds to support the school’s activities.
We meet once a month, alternating Friday mornings at 9am and Tuesday evenings at 8pm, everyone is welcome.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
FUNDRAISING IN 2014/15
Our primary source of fundraising was the PSA events. We have also raised money through Waitrose Green Token Funding, Matched Giving schemes and Easy Fundraising. Ivy Gate Estate Agents also sponsored a few of our events. This year we brought in an incredible £22,788 and the final net amount raised was just under £14,000. Added to the Cake Sale money this means we raised £16,000 in total for the school this year.
Our primary fundraising goal this year was to implement a Forest School programme: we funded Forest School training for some of the teachers, we bought Forest School equipment and we are funding the construction of a special Forest School area in the Nursery garden. Every child in Year 2 got to experience the Forest School programme this term (and it was hugely popular) and this will be rolled out for the rest of the school in the upcoming year. We also covered the additional staffing costs incurred by the Forest School sessions.
We also bought special Maths, Phonics & Reading Booklets for every child in the school. We spent £1,000 on subsidising the cost of school trips, we paid for two E-Safety Workshops for Parents and we donated £297.64 to the SMA Trust in memory of the Clarence children. We covered membership costs for the Wandsworth Work and Play Scrapstore and we paid for the printing of the Year 2 Leavers’ Books.
Mrs Carr has suggested that we fund a wonderful performing arts programme called Artis which will add to the programme of learning opportunities laid on when the teachers are out of the classroom for their planning and preparation time. (This time will also include PE and Forest School sessions).
OTHER FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES
Earn money for the Alexandra PSA when you shop online by registering on our Easy Fundraising Page:
Scooters for Schools
Earn money or Micro scooters for our school with every order you place at www.micro-scooters.co.uk. Just enter our school URN at the checkout - 102578. No Minimum order value.
If you work for a firm that operates a Matched Giving scheme, the PSA is a registered charity and usually eligible as a recipient of Matched Giving money. If you would like to donate via a Matched Giving scheme please contact us. The school can benefit significantly and often for relatively little effort
If you would like to make a contribution but not get involved with PSA activities you can make a donation via the school office; cheques should be made payable to Alexandra School PSA.