What the HSA Committee talked about…

… on Wednesday 14th January 2015.

Ursa put on a great display for World Book Day last year. In 2015, we're hoping to have even more to do.

Ursa put on a great display for World Book Day last year. In 2015, we plan to have all this and more…

The Committee gave a big thumbs up to taking on World Book Day on Thursday 5th March and making it even more of an event this year. Co-chair Fiona will lead with TPS parent and writer Ros (mother of Ruby), working with Helen Heery at the school. We’ll be using the day not only to emphasize the importance and joy of books for all of us, but to raise money to support literacy for a school in the developing world.

Please note that the Nursery and Orion cake sale planned for 6th March will be rescheduled.

As World Book Day falls during the first (of many) “Bring a Parent / Carer to school” week, the school will be picking up the literacy theme throughout – a nice evolution from the subject weeks funded by HSA Learning Treats last year.

There will be plenty of this kind of thing going on once design gets underway (although actually, they'll probably be using SketchUp, not a blue pencil).

There will be plenty of this kind of thing going on once design gets underway (although actually, they’ll be using SketchUp, not a blue pencil).

Speaking of Learning Treats, the premises improvement project discussed in October has evolved into a double Design plus Art Learning Treat involving two parent leads: an architect and an artist. Spring this year should see the unveiling of a newly-refreshed lobby area and long corridor leading to the Juniors’ classrooms. You’ll be hearing a lot more about that project, “Love your Lobby”, in the weeks to come.

The children’s designs for the lobby and corridor will be carried out by volunteers on Give & Gain Day 2015, which falls on Friday 15th May. Please consider booking time off work if you’re at all able – we’ll need many hands.

The Committee also discussed the possibility of running a family bingo event towards the end of this term, and yet again turned over options for the Trip of a Lifetime for which we raised funds last year. Any ideas for £10 per child? Please get in touch…

Would you like to come to a meeting and have your say? The next one is scheduled for Monday 8th February at 8:00pm; then Tuesday 10th March at school in the afternoon. Contact HSA Secretary Lucy who will confirm details nearer the time.