"Hello and welcome to the Parsons Down Schools Association (PDSA). My name is Samantha Carpenter and I am the Chair of the PDSA. As parents/carers of children at the school you are automatically a member of the PDSA.
What do the PDSA do?
We fundraise throughout the year to raise money for both the infant and junior schools to spend on activities and equipment that will enhance our children’s learning and enjoyment at Parsons Down.
What does the money get spent on?
In the past few years we have bought books, computers, visualisers and play equipment as well as supplementing activities such as swimming lessons and the life bus.
What do we need from you?
Anything you can offer! There will be lots of opportunities to put any talents you have to good use, from wrapping at home to running a stall for an hour. You can also join us in our committee meetings as a casual volunteer or just help out where and when you can - anything you can do is much appreciated. Also if your place of work takes part in a corporate responsibility programme we would be delighted if you would be able to help us with matched funding -this is a really easy way for us to boost the amount of money we can raise.
In the meantime there are a couple of links below to companies that we work with to help raise money for the school:
The Giving Machine – Register “Parsons Down Schools Association” as a beneficiary and earn money for the school every time you shop.
Easy2Name – Quote "Parsons Down Schools Assoc RG19" when ordering name labels and we earn a percentage of your order.
Scholastic Book Club – Select "Parsons Down School" when checking out to earn a percentage of your sale, for school to spend on more lovely books.
Butlins – Use the code "PDSA1" and we can earn money from your booking.
I will be in the junior playground every day at pick up and drop off, or you can leave me a message at either school reception if you have any ideas or questions you would like to share."
If you would like to find out a little more about the PDSA, please take a look at our letter to parents. If you would like to offer suggestions or ideas for future events, please do so using the PDSA suggestion slip.
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