St George’s Home School Association

The Home School Association (H.S.A.) are the PTA of St Georges School. We are all volunteers who organise fundraising events to enrich the children’s learning environment.

Did you know that as a parent/carer you are automatically a member of the H.S.A when your child joins St George’s.  It would be fantastic to see some new faces on board.

Events such as the Christmas and Summer Fayres together with discos and Friday cake club would not be able to go ahead without the help, support and dedication of existing HSA members, friends, and family.

  • Attending informal committee meeting two or three times a year – do you have any good fundraising ideas?
  • Occasional one off help – for example wrapping gifts, putting flyers through doors, folding raffle tickets or cake donations.
  • Support of Events – for example looking after a stall for a short period, helping set up or clear away, being a responsible adult at a school disco or cinema club and helping with refreshments.
  • Promoting the HSA – distributing/displaying posters, writing to donors or contacting local business’s for prizes.
  • Spreading the word by Facebook etc…

 If you are interested in joining and connecting with other parents, please make yourself known to the office staff who are very keen to keep the HSA going or email:  stgeorgeshsa@hotmail.co.uk for further information.

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2016-17 HSA Events to add to your calendar. We hope to see you there!

Date

Time

Event

Event for

Details of the event

13th October

2pm to 3pm – meet in school reception

HSA Meeting – Christmas Bazaar

All parents

New and existing parents are very welcome to come along.  This meeting is to discuss arrangements for one of our most popular events of the year – The Christmas Bazaar!

21st October

All day

Non-Uniform Day

Please bring a bottle

Children only

Children to wear non uniform to school (with sensible shoes) and to bring a bottle donation of e.g. Wine, beer, Fizzy drinks, Soft drinks or Bubble bath etc.

If you are sending in alcohol or donations in a glass bottle please bring it in for your child to the school office. Thank you in advance for your co-operation!

4th November

3.15pm to 4.15pm

‘Pop up Café’ – in the school hall

Family

If this is a popular event the HSA may arrange more dates so please support the café!  Any donations of cakes and/or biscuits would be appreciated to the school office.

29th November

9.15am to 11.00am

‘Secret Santa Stall’ in the school

Children only

A favourite with children.  Children bring to school £5 (in a named envelope) and buy a ‘secret Santa’ present.

2nd December

All day

Non-Uniform Day and wear something Christmassy!

Please bring chocolate

Children only

Children to wear non uniform to school & wear something Christmassy (with sensible shoes).  Please bring a ‘yummy’ chocolate donation for our chocolate tombola at the Christmas Fayre.  Thank you in advance for your co-operation!

2nd December

3.15pm to 4.15pm

‘Pop up Café’ – school hall

Family

We will confirm to parents if this date goes ahead as its dependent on how many attend the café on 4th November.

9th December

3.15pm to 5.15pm

Christmas Fayre in the school hall

 

Family

Our first flagship event of the academic year and a wonderful afternoon for all the family.  Lots of stalls, delicious refreshments/food and prizes to be won! Santa may visit us too!

3rd February 2017

Time to be confirmed soon

Masquerade’ Disco in the school hall

Children only

An opportunity for children to let their hair down with disco and party refreshments.  Tickets on sale in January.