We are a group of parents and staff from The Elms who:
Organise interesting and fun social events for the Elms children, parents, staff and friends such as the Sports Day Tea Tent & Bake-Off Competition, Michaelmas Market and Quiz Nights; Run the ‘Nearly New Uniform Shop’ that provides a great source of low-cost school uniform; have year group class representatives that liaise with parents and the PSA to promote events and enable parents to contact each other.
The Elms PSA donate a percentage of profits to local charities and a new one is chosen each year. If you have a recommendation for a charity we could support, please contact Collette Howarth.
To contact the PSA, please contact any committee member at the school gate, email us TheElmsPSA19@gmail.com or alternatively leave a note with Upper School or Lower School Reception or Mrs Christie at the Lower School. Also please look at our notice board for future events and information.
Collette Howarth (Chair) Tel: 07725 539811
Vikki Welch Tel: 07951 887009
Rachel Furnish Tel: 07976 571413
We are finalising the details of our next event. Please check again soon for further details.
Nearly New Uniform:
The ‘Nearly New’ Uniform shop provides a great source of low-cost Elms uniform and a way for parents to sell on uniform that no longer fits. The revenue is split between the parent and the PSA. The shop is run by parent volunteers.
Items for sale:
The Nearly New Shop will accept your clean items in good condition for sale. All items should be bagged and labelled, with a completed ‘Items For Sale Form’ enclosed inside the bag. The price is set at half of the original purchase price or less, depending on the condition. If no label is present the items will be determined to be a donation to the PSA.
Labelled bags can be left at the shop during opening hours, with Gemma at the school gate, or alternatively they can be left at the Lower or Upper School Reception.
Supporting the school
The PSA uses some of the profits made to support the school in non-academic activities, usually by donating equipment or sponsoring extra-curricular activities.
Examples of these include infant playground equipment for the Lower School, the Lower School trim trail, the Gazebo and the new adventure playground at the Upper School, the outdoor classroom at the Lower School and a set of 25 mountain bikes at the Upper School to assist with cycling proficiency and an after school cycling club.
Support for Charity
The Children of Hondurus Trust (the Valley of the Angels Orphanage) receives our donations of old uniforms, along with outgrown black school shoes and other clothing and shoes. For more information visit www.chtrust.org.uk