Woodland Run

Summercroft PTA and Birchwood PSFA
Birchanger Woodland Run
Sunday 19 May 2019 10.00am to 1.00-2.00pm
Tickets: Via www.ticketsource.co.uk (Pre-booked only, closing date Wednesday 15 May 2019 at 1.00pm)
£5 per runner 5k woodland run
£3 per child 1k fun run and Treasure Hunt with prize
Tickets not required for entry to area with Food Stalls, Ice Cream Van, Refreshments, Face Painting and Bouncy Castle
LOCATION: Birchwood High School, Parsonage Lane, CM23 5BD
Ample parking on site


PSFA

PSFA Committee members

Parents Staff & Friends Association AGM

Our second AGM is being held on Monday 18 March at 7pm in the BDC.
If you are able to come along we would love to see you. The three main committee roles are filled with candidates happy to stand again and there will be no pressure to commit to becoming a regular face if you prefer not to.

We’ll be thinking about events for the coming year, allocating funding in response to recent requests from staff and considering the direction we want take the PSFA with regards to a whole school approach. We very much hope to see you there!


Bonus Ball

Birchwood Bonus Ball

The draw for December was made by Mrs Jacobson, and witnessed by two members of school staff. The prize of £62 went to Tracey Tyler with winning number 13. January’s draw was made by Dr Ingate and also witnessed by two members of staff. Congratulations go to Mary Augustine with winning number 31.

The Birchwood Bonus Ball is a raffle style club, with up to five numbers available to purchase per person, per subscription period. The subscription fee is £2 a month per number,  payable in advance for the remainder of the academic year. 50% of subscriptions shall be allocated as prize money and 50% to PSFA funds with prize money depending on the membership uptake. Draws shall be held on the last day of each month.

If you would like to take part by purchasing one or more numbers, please email confirming your name and contact telephone details.

 


Wine tasting

Wine Tasting

Thank you to everyone who came along to our wine tasting event on Friday 1 February. We hope you enjoyed it, picked up a few hints and tips and had some fun too! If you have any feedback for us on the evening or the types of events that you would like us to hold in future then do please let us know. We raised just over £300 and will be looking to run another in the future.

 


Wine Tasting Evening - Friday 1 February

The PSFA will be holding our first wine tasting evening on Friday 1 February in the Library staring at 19.30. Tickets are now available, £15.00 per person, from BirchwoodPSFA@gmail.com.


Bonus Ball Winner for December is....

Thank you very much to everyone who has signed up so far to take part in our Birchwood Bonus Ball Club this year. The draw for December was made by Mrs Jacobson, and witnessed by two members of school staff. The prize of £65 went to Tracey Tyler with the winning number 13.

The Birchwood Bonus Ball is a raffle style club, with up to 5 numbers available to purchase per person, per subscription period. The subscription fee is £2 a month per number,  payable in advance for the remainder of the academic year. 50% of subscriptions will be allocated as prize money and 50% to PSFA funds with prize money depending on the membership uptake. Draws will be held on the last day of each month.

If you would like to take part, by purchasing one or more numbers, please email confirming your name and contact telephone details:- birchwoodpsfa@gmail.com


Second Hand Uniform

Please consider donating good condition items of second hand uniform, including maroon blazers,
maroon jumpers, skirts and PE Kit as stock for our second hand stall. Clean items of second hand uniform can be dropped in to our Student Reception.
If you are interested in purchasing items, please contact birchwoodpsfa@gmail.com


Christmas trees raise funds for PSFA

Dear Parents & Carers
The Birchwood PSFA has been invited to take part in an easy fundraising scheme for our school. For every Christmas tree bought through Squires of Stansted located at Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers CM24 8GE, they will give £5 to the PSFA. It’s that easy!!! You can either print off the attached flyer to take with you, or just mention Birchwood High School at the point of sale and they will set aside £5 for the school.
Also, don’t forget that tomorrow is the December deadline to purchase Birchwood Bonus Ball numbers. If you are looking for an easy stocking filler, why not buy someone a number in the Birchwood Bonus Ball this Christmas? If you buy a subscription for the remaining 9 months, it will be a one off payment of £18. You should make a direct transfer into the PSFA account (Sort code 20-25-19 and account number 23298728) and email birchwoodpsfa@gmail.com confirming your payment reference by Friday 14 December for your payment to be acknowledged and a number allocated to you by email on Saturday 15 December.
For full terms and conditions please see the school website. Please note that we are closing the subscription date earlier than normal this month.
With thanks for your continued support of the Birchwood PSFA.

The PSFA committee.


Christmas Fayre

The PSFA would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported our first ever Christmas Fayre. Following on from our request for tombola prizes we were overwhelmed by the generosity of staff, students and parents. The PSFA team were helped on the day by some marvellous volunteers and we couldn’t have done it without their support! The event was really well attended, there was a lovely Christmas atmosphere and we’ve had some great feedback from stallholders. The event raised approximately £1200 and we will be asking staff and students for project ideas to put the funds towards.


Christmas Tree Ornament Workshop

Christmas Tree Ornament Workshop

The Art Department are raising funds for the PSFA by holding a Christmas tree ornament workshop in C23 on the following lunchtimes in December:

  • Monday 3 December
  • Monday 10 December
  • Monday 17 December
  • Wednesday 12 December
  • Wednesday 19 December

The workshop is open to all students and cost £1.00 per student.