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As a parent or guardian of a pupil at Rayne School, you automatically become a member of the Parent Staff Association.  An AGM is held each September to elect a committee and make plans for the coming year’s events – usually a wide variety of functions which seek to bring families and school together as well as to raise funds.  The P.S.A. aims to do all it can to further the education of our children and they deserve all our support.

Money raised by the P.S.A. pays for many extra things we would otherwise be unable to afford, as well as giving support to outings and entertainment.

In its time the PSA has raised thousands of pounds. This money has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our childrens educational experiences and the school facilities.  

All parents and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available. Donations from Parents and Friends are extremely important to us; you can donate time, money, items for sale, raffle prizes or by offering up your services and skills.

We are a small and friendly team and we try to meet on a regular basis, usually one a month.

We hold several events throughout the year ranging from Cake Sales, Christmas Events, School Discos and the annual Summer and Christmas Fetes. We are always open to new ideas and would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions.

In the last few years we have donated an outdoor classroom, a new projector and hall equipment, a classroom whiteboard,  a mud kitchen for EYFS, a jungle gym, a sand pit, bean bags, KS1 and KS2 dictionaries, activity tables and benches.  We always endeavour to spend the funds in ways that will benefit children across all areas of the school and curriculum.

Many thanks for all your support, we really do appreciate it.

Committee

Committee Members

Further to the recent AGM the new elected PSA Committee for 2020/21:-

 
Chair: Karen Maka
Vice Chair: Emma Wood
Treasurer: Lisa Glancey
Secretary: Hayley Townsend

Continuing Members:- Tiffani Fenn, Kirsty Muir, Shona Kemp, Andrina Wright, Emma Manchee, Ana Cutmore, Sarah Christian, Lindsay Palmer, Dawn Harris, Sarah Bywaters, Beth Rawlinson, Renata Burden, Rachel Fairchild, Natalie Gurney

New Members: Samantha Moy, Daniella Bartlett, Emily Kitchenside.

We would like to thank you all for your continued support.

Rayne PSA Christmas Fete

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who attended, supported and volunteered at the Rayne PSA Christmas Fete on Saturday 30th November 2019.

It was a wonderfully festive afternoon, full of community spirit. 117 children had a train ride courtesy of Braintree Lions and visited Father Christmas in the Winter Wonderland Grotto.

There were lots of festive games, a Grand Prize Draw, Christmas food and treats were enjoyed, there were a host of shopping stalls and craft activities. A fantastic afternoon enjoyed by all.

An absolutely amazing £3,300 was raised!!

Thank you one and all!

How we help?

APRIL 2019

We were delighted that the brand new outdoor classroom was unveiled recently. A fantastic added resource which will be used by the whole school for lessons outside and will also provide shade during play and lunchtimes. Well done to everyone who worked hard to fundraise for this beautiful structure.

FEBRUARY 2019

Thanks to a wonderful donation from local restaurant 47 The Street, Rayne we were able to purchase a new portable cooking trolley which can be used by the whole school. This will make cooking and baking much easier and aid the children in learning new life skills.

JANUARY 2019

KS2 Books

Due to the fantastic support we have received at recent events the PSA have been able to donate some brand new books to the KS2 library. 

MAY 2018

Development of Outside Space

The PSA have recently donated and volunteered their time to develop the outside space in both KS1 & KS2 for the children to use at break times and lunch times.  Bean bags, a lego table, books, wooden play & learning benches and a sandpit have been provided and built by the PSA to provide a relaxing area with activities for the children to enjoy.

PSA volunteers also donated their time to paint the pergola and provide beautiful planters which are being looked after by some of the children.

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MARCH 2018

Dictionary Donation

With thanks to everyone who has supported recent PSA events we have been able to donate 45 new dictionaries to KS1 and 75 new dictionaries to KS2, which are already being well used!

PSA - Dictionaries

PSA Events Calendar 2020-2021

October 2020

Friday 23rd October                                       Spooky Dress Up Day                      £188.70 raised

Friday 23rd October                                       Spooky Spoon Competition              £51.28 raised

 

November 2020

Monday 16th November                          Christmas Cards & Gifts                  £308.61 raised

Throughout November & December        Virtual Christmas Market                 £367.50 raised

Throughout November & December        Big PTA Online Raffle                     £229.50 raised

 

December 2020

Early December                                              Christmas Trees                               £95.00 raised

Friday 4th December                                      Indoor Christmas Market                 £708.81 raised

Throughout December                                   Christmas Crafts                             £122.97 raised

Throughout December                                   Christmas Raffle                              £949.00 raised

21st - 31st December                                      Snowman Trail                                £780.04 raised                   

 

March 2021

                                                                 Recycled Clothing Collection

 

June 2021

Saturday 19th June                                        Rayne School Summer Fete - TBC

 

PSA News:

Christmas Market 2020

Despite the difficult year, our fantastic PSA members still managed to continue with the Christmas market tradition (within a Covid safe environment).

Children across the school enjoyed visiting the market to choose a special gift for their families and friends. There was a fabulous array of gifts to choose from and the children had great fun!

We cannot thank the PSA volunteers enough for their hours of purchasing, organising and wrapping gifts as well as hosting the event.

An amazing £708.81 was raised for the PSA fund!

The PSA also raised a further £122.97 this month by selling Christmas crafts such as paint your own bauble, make your own snowman & Christmas cross stitch.

Spooky Day

Thank you to everybody who made the effort to dress up and donate to Spooky Dress Up day. There were some fantastic costumes and the children had lots of fun! £188.70 was raised which will go into the PSA fund to help purchase new equipment for our school.

Spooky Spoons

Thank you to everyone who entered the Spooky Spoons 2020 competition.  We had some brilliant entries as always and it was so difficult for the judges to choose just one winner in each category.  Well done to the winners who received a Halloween themed prize and for the adult winner, a voucher for The Booking Hall Cafe:

Nursery/EYSF - Kourtney M

KS1 - Jack L 

Lower KS2  - Annie-Mae D

Upper KS2 - Ava C

Adult - James G

£51.28 was raised for the PSA pot

Spooky Spoon Winners(2)

Bags 2 Schools Summer 2020

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Rayne PSA Bags2School clothing collection before the summer break.  £136.00 was raised thanks to your generous donations.

Clothes Recycling(1)

Mother's Day Tea

Thank you to everyone who came to the PSA Mother's Day Tea and thanks to those that bought raffle tickets, donated prizes, cakes and plants. Over £384 was raised in total which is a fantastic amount!!

It was a lovely afternoon too where Mums, Nans and Carers enjoyed tea and cake with their children and grandchildren.

Here are a few pics of some of the treats that were on offer.

Huge thanks to all of the PSA team for putting on another wonderful event.

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