William Penn Newsletter

29th April 2015

Bags of Support

We would like to thank all those that contributed clothing and shoes to the collection earlier this year.  Almost 141kg was received and this translated to £70.36 for school funds.  Children in Romania and Haiti have benefitted from the clothing and shoes too.  Please look out for the next collection date which will follow in due course.

School Uniform Donations

If you have items of good quality school uniform at home that are no longer required, especially in larger sizes, the PTA would be grateful to receive them.  Thank you

Music Festival Tickets Reminder

Many of your children are taking part in the Choir Club at the moment, leading up to this year’s Music Festival at The Hawth on June 17th 2015. Tickets for this year's Music Festival are on sale by telephone, online or by visiting The Hawth. As last year, these will be the only ways to buy tickets.

PTA News – Summer Fete

  • Non Uniform Days: 8th May 2015 and 22nd May 2015. Children can come in their casual clothes in exchange for donation for the Summer Fete. Donations can be bottles (preferably alcohol), jam jars, books, toys, CDs/ DVDs or prizes (all except fresh produce). Thank you
  • Donations for Tree of Fortune/Raffle: Can we ask all parents to try and help towards getting prizes for the tree of fortune and the raffle. This can be done by asking for donations from businesses they use as well as restaurants, etc...
  • Fancy Dress: It is not too early to be thinking about this year's fete fancy dress competition which will be Native Americans themed.

Additional Recycling Opportunities

If you live in West Sussex, you will hopefully be aware that the amount of plastic items you are able to recycle in your household collection has increased.

You are now able to recycle the following items:

  • Yogurt pots
  • Cream pots
  • Margarine tubs
  • Ice cream tubs
  • Cosmetic/laundry tubs
  • Food trays
  • Jar lids (such as those on coffee, chocolate spread and gravy)
  • Fruit punnets

For more information please see the following website: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/campaigns/pots-tubs-and-trays/

An A-Z guide of recycling can be found here: http://www.recycleforwestsussex.org/recycling-guidance/?l=A

May Day Everlasting Floral Gardlands

Beautiful professionally made adjustable floral garlands are being sold to raise money for the school PTA. Costing £15 each with £3 of this money being donated to William Penn. They will be on display and available to purchase on Friday 22nd May (Mufti day) in the school playground in the morning and at pick up.  Alternatively contact Carrie Cort 07768 212833 or cort@sussexgreenliving.co.uk

Pupil Achievements

Congratulations to Imogen Leech who has just been awarded her Level 7 Proficiency Award for Gymnastics and Aurelia Hall-Palmer who has just achieved her British Gymnastics Level 5 Award.   Also, Ella Roake has passed her Level 4 Proficiency Award in Gymnastics. Well done Jessica Lutman for reaching the top 20 in the UK and top 50 in the world for Mathletics recently. If you have any pupil achievements that you would like mentioned in the newsletter, please e-mail the office: office@williampenn.w-sussex.sch.uk