The P.S.A. (Parents and Staff Association) is a group of parents, grandparents and staff members who have joined together for the benefit of all the children at Runnymede School.
They meet on a regular basis, during term time, to discuss:-
During recent years the P.S.A has contributed 50% towards the upgrades within the IT suite.
They have given contributions to the Music department for much needed specialist equipment as well as providing increased sound and vision technology throughout the School.
Each class now has a “wet play” box to ensure our children have a break, even on rainy days.
We have assisted with improvements to the Early Years playground as well as providing “dry play” equipment for the children to use during break and lunch times.
More recently, they have purchased the materials to allow the school to build the outdoor stage for our budding actors and actresses and dance troupes! This list is not exhaustive and hopefully shows that the provision of so called “luxuries” are actually valuable additions which benefit our children in educational and fun ways. Put quite simply, they try to ensure that funds are available to assist the School (and therefore the children) whenever the need arises.
At Easter, each child is presented with a chocolate goody as part of their Easter Bonnet Parade.
The P.S.A. provide medals at Sports Day and a cool drink for each child.
They also hold two fairs each school year – Christmas and summer - and whilst these are in part fundraisers, the attractions and games are run with the aim of entertaining the children rather than for profit.
Well that’s the hard but rewarding part……
They organise different events during the year to raise funds and to provide opportunities for parents to meet on a social basis.
In the last year they have had an adults-only Christmas Dinner Dance; a Halloween Bingo Night; Summer and Christmas Family Fairs and a Ladies' Luncheon.
So please, if you can help by joining the P.S.A or simply offering your services at events, then do so. You really can make a difference!
You can now raise easy money for our school whenever you shop online – 100’s of online retailers are registered with the above website e.g. John Lewis, M&S, Amazon & Ebay – to name just a few. You will still make your purchase through your chosen retailer at no additional cost to you, that retailer then makes a donation to Runnymede PSA based on a percentage of your shopping bill, like a loyalty payment – it really is easy fundraising!
1. First logon to www.easyfundraising.org.uk
2. Click on “Find a cause” and type in – Runnymede St Edward's Junior school, West Derby
3. Fill out the quick form to register your details
4. Select your chosen online retailer
5. Click to visit that retailer and then shop as normal
6. Your reward “donation” will be shown in our easyfundraising account within 30 days
Please just do that one extra step before you shop and earn your child’s school some extra funds.