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Welcome to the Parents Association section, where a very warm welcome awaits you.

 

The Parents Association provides support to the school in a variety of ways.  Various events are organised throughout the year, with the primary aim of raising funds for the benefit of the school and the children.  These events also provide the opportunity for children, parents and teachers to meet in a relaxed, social environment.  In addition, the PA meets all the costs of running the school swimming pool and organises swimming tuition during the summer term.

 

If you would like to contact EFPA please email us at:    edwardfrancispa@yahoo.co.uk  

SAVE THE DATE!!

 

Our lovely Kat has worked her magic and managed to book a bundle of FRONT STALL tickets for this years Christmas pantomime at the Cliffs Pavilion - the high-flying Peter Pan!!

The tickets are for the 5pm performance on Sunday 15th December 2019 and will be for sale at £32.00 per person.  All tickets will be released on a first come first served payment basis after Easter.

WATCH THIS SPACE!

EASY FUNDRAISING

 

Have you downloaded the app yet?  This makes it so easy to donate - do it now!  It's free money for our school/children.  Order from all your usual online shops/pay bills/buy takeaways etc., but just do so via this app at no extra charge to yourself!  This can really make a huge difference to the funds raised for our school each year and it takes no time/expense from our supporters.  

www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/edwardfrancispa 

AND THE WINNER IS..............Lisa Clarke smiley.  

 

A big THANK YOU  to those that attended the PA meeting this afternoon, our prize draw winner has won a free plant from our upcoming Mother's Day plant sale (details to be confirmed soon).  Congratulations Lisa!

**SOLD OUT -- school uniform**

We have cancelled Friday's uniform sale as all of our stock was sold this morning!  Please continue to save your out-grown school uniform for us and we hope to gather enough stock to have another sale in the future.  Many thanks for your support.

BREAKING NEWS.......WE'VE LAUNCHED OUR VERY OWN LOTTERY!!!

BREAKING NEWS.......WE'VE LAUNCHED OUR VERY OWN LOTTERY!!! 1

We've set up the lottery to specifically raise money for our school and to make a difference to the children. It's a fantastic way to bring parents, carers, teachers and the wider community together, in partnership with our school whilst also being able to give something back. We hope to raise funds that can support and enrich the education of our children.

 

First draw is set for 16th February 2019.

Just £1.00 per ticket, per week with 40% of all ticket sales donated back to our school!

A GUARANTEED cash prize to someone who plays our lottery every week and a further chance of wining £25,000 in a separate draw EVERY WEEK!

Draws are every Saturday at 8pm and results are posted online.

Just go to www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/play or click on the link at the bottom of this page.

 

Your support is greatly appreciated - GOOD LUCK!!

 

THANK YOU...

...to the lovely new Manager, Debbie,  of Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe  on Rayleigh High Street for her very kind donation of a money box and chocolate money to add to our recent raffle prizes.  She also very kindly donated lots of empty sweet jars to be used in an upcoming school 'Penny Wars' fundraiser - more details to come soon!   https://m.facebook.com/mrsimmsrayleigh/

To the wonderful people at Squires Coffee Shop  on Rayleigh High Street for their very kind donation of a voucher to add to our recent raffle prizes.  https://www.facebook.com/SquiresCoffeeShop/

Also, to the lovely Claire Hartman of Waxy World  for her very kind donation of a bath bomb to add to our recent raffle prizes.  https://waxyworld.scentsy.co.uk

We rely heavily upon the goodwill of our local businesses for supporting our fundraising and appreciate all donations provided, so a very BIG THANK YOU  to you all. smiley

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!

WANTED!

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Got any spare rolls of wrapping paper left over from all your Christmas wrapping?  Don't despair, we can give them a very good home!  We get through a HUGE amount of wrapping paper at our Christmas Bazaar when wrapping all your thoughtfully chosen gifts by your lovely children so please bear us in mind once you've finished your Christmas wrapping and donate any left over rolls of paper to us.  Just pop them into school for the PA to store ready for use at our Christmas bazaar next year!

We also need the front part of your used Christmas cards when you're ready to recycle them as we recycle these as gift tags at our Christmas Bazaar, so please send these into us too.

Thank you for your support and generosity - we couldn't do it without you. smiley

WANTED FOR OUR SCHOOL UNIFORM SALE

 

If you are having a sort out of old school uniforms during the holiday, please save them for the PA to sell!

We will only be selling uniform that is washed, ironed and in a sellable condition with no stains or rips.  Please remove name labels or obscure the name if written or ironed anywhere on the clothing.

The photos below are a guide as to what we will be selling.  We will accept PE kit but are unable to accept blouses/shirts, black trousers, pinafore dresses or skirts - sorry.

Please pass your donations to the school office where a member of the PA will be collecting them from Monday 7th January 2019. 

 

Date of Sale:   Wednesday 16th January 2019

Time:   8.30a.m. - 9.15a.m.

Place:   Outside the swimming pool (inside pool area if the weather is unkind to us).

Cost:    £1.00 - £2.00 per item - what a bargain!

 

Then again on:   Friday 18th January 2019

Time:   2.45p.m. - 3.30p.m.

Place:    Outside the swimming pool (inside the pool area if the weather is unkind to us).

Cost:   £1.00 - £2.00 per item - what a bargain!

 

If these sales prove successful, we will do another one after half-term.

 

Thank you, as always. for your continued support.

Examples of uniform the PA can accept for our uniform sale

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Thanks to your support in raising funds for our fabulous school, we were able to treat all of the children to the brilliant 'Bubble Wizard' as an end of term Christmas treat!

The children were fascinated by the giant Star Wars bubble 'dancing', Harry Potter 'magic smoke' creations and bubbles big enough to hold people inside!

The children cheered to vote for staff volunteers to be enclosed in the giant bubbles and then a boy and girl from each show were chosen to do it too!  Lots of extremely noisy and bubbly fun was had by all!

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas from all the EFPA! smiley

WOW! The Songwriting Charity

WOW! The Songwriting Charity 1

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 

OUT NOW!  My Christmas Memory performed by our very own Edward Francis Primary School Choir, written by Nathan Timothy and produced by the Songwriting Charity. 

Download on all sites, including iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/my-christmas-memory-single/1441753460 & Amazon Music UK http://amzn.eu/d/g49kkA1 

Also on all streaming platforms including Spotify and Applemusic.

Let's have a big festive cheer for the EFPS choir frown

QUIZ NIGHT - 19th January 2019

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Book your tables now for our infamous EFPA Quiz Night on Saturday 19th January 2019.

Only £5.00pp, bring your own drinks and nibbles.

Doors open at 7.00pm - quiz starts at 7.30pm

We have upped the ante with our raffle and have some fabulous prizes for you, including an Echo Dot and lots of other amazing prizes!  See you there! smiley

AND THE WINNER IS..........Further to our prize draw entry of attendees at our PA meeting to win 2 tickets to our upcoming quiz night in January, our PA Santa (aka Mr Deeley) kindly drew a name out of the box.  Unfortunately our original winner couldn't make the quiz night so donated her 2 tickets to another winner.  Another name was drawn out of the box and the new winner is Claire Cleverley.  Well done - we hope you enjoy the quiz night!

TREAT FRIDAY TOMORROW (7th December), BY 'POOP'ULAR DEMAND!!!

TREAT FRIDAY TOMORROW (7th December), BY 'POOP'ULAR DEMAND!!! 1

We have a poop spectacular in store for you all (& loads of it!)!

Snowman poop

Unicorn poop

Reindeer poop

Elf poop

Santa poop

All only £1 a bag - bargain!!!  Go on, treat yourselves - it's Friday! surprise

MATILDA

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LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING!!!

We still have a few tickets remaining to see Matilda at London's Cambridge Theatre.  £50pp which includes your ticket to this fabulous show and luxury coach travel from/to the school/theatre on 28th March 2019.  The coaches will leave the school at 4pm sharp.  Please complete the booking form and post (with payment ) into the EFPA post pox.

DECEMBER COMMITTEE MEETING - another huge success!

DECEMBER COMMITTEE MEETING - another huge success! 1

What another fabulous turnout at our Christmas PA meeting!  Was it the lure of festive mince pies and chocolates, or free entry into the prize draw to win two tickets to our infamous Quiz Night on 19th January?  Or maybe, just maybe, parents wanted the opportunity to have their voice heard when voting for the entertainment at our next Summer Party and school discos, what to spend our funds on within the school and what block of seats to choose for our next pantomime booking next year?

A big THANK YOU to all that attended and for your ideas and suggestions to continue to help improve our children's school.  nosmiley

MORE POOP - NEW FLAVOURS!

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Back by 'poop'ular demand -- New flavours!!!  On sale again this Friday (7th December) - we've made loads so we won't run out this time!

Available outside the linkway and also outside the gate of the upper school.

Allergy information available if you need to take a look. no

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Now available every day at the school reception desk....correct money only please!  Go on, you know you want to. smiley

CHRISTMAS CARDS

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Christmas card orders have been handed to staff in classes this week (w/c 3rd December).

Thank you to everyone who placed an order to support this fundraiser enabling you to have a special keepsake of your child's artwork. heart

OH CHRISTMAS TREE, OH CHRISTMAS TREE.......

OH CHRISTMAS TREE, OH CHRISTMAS TREE....... 1
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DRUM ROLL PLEASE........We're thrilled to announce that Edward Francis Primary School has been crowned WINNER of the Christmas Tree Festival Competition!

This is our fourth victory in a row and it's ALL THANKS TO YOU AND YOUR LOVELY CHILDREN.  The cork decorations your children created were full of imagination and made with love and care.

Our winning tree is now proudly displayed in the school office for you all to admire.

A huge WELL DONE to all  the children. smiley

Your decorations can be collected from Monday 17th through to Wednesday 19th December.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - Monday 3rd December 2018

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Gift tags are now being sent home for the children's Christmas Bazaar on Monday 3rd December.  If you would like your child to take part and buy gifts for family and friends at this event, please complete the gift tags at home beforehand.  On the day, please send your child into school with their money in a named wallet/purse, a named carrier bag and their completed gift tags.  All gifts are priced at £1.50 each.  Any offers of parental help for this event, or to help set up beforehand at 9am on Friday 30th November, would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks. smiley

EFPA COMMITTEE MEETING - Wednesday 5th December, 2pm in the staff room

EFPA COMMITTEE MEETING - Wednesday 5th December, 2pm in the staff room 1

At last months meeting we had yummy doughnuts, this month there might just be some delicious Christmas treats in store as well as every attendee being entered into our fabulous Prize Draw  to win a pair of tickets to our quiz night in January smiley.  If you can't attend but have a fundraising idea you'd like to share, then just email your idea to edwardfrancispa@yahoo.co.uk and you will still be entered into the draw.  Come along to our friendly committee meeting on Wednesday 5th December at 2pm in the staff room if you can - it would be lovely to see some more new faces and share some fundraising ideas together.  We look forward to seeing you there.

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

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Step into a magical world as the annual Christmas tree festival begins at Holy Trinity Church on Thursday 29th November through to Sunday 2nd December. 

We are astounded by the sheer number and quality of the children's cork decorations this year and thank you all for your creative cork decorations and support - we couldn't do it without you.  Please take a moment to pop into the Church to see the beautiful forest of Christmas trees and vote for our schools tree.  All monies raised help support the Church charity and EFPA have purchased our tree out of our funds raised so that we can enter this fun, festive competition.  Can you spot your child's decoration? smiley

ALADDIN - if you have ordered Aladdin tickets from EFPA, these are now available to collect from the school office. This is a SOLD OUT event so unfortunately we have no more tickets available.

ALADDIN - if you have ordered Aladdin tickets from EFPA, these are now available to collect from the school office.  This is a SOLD OUT event so unfortunately we have no more tickets available. 1

AND THE WINNERS ARE........

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Further to our Prize Draw entries of attendees at our PA meeting this week, our "little helpers" have drawn two names out of the box and the winners are......Tanya Jenkins and Lee Singleton - Congratulations!

Don't worry if you didn't win this time as we will be holding another fantastic prize draw at our next meeting on Wednesday 5th December at 2pm. We hope that you can join us, but if you can't you'll still be entered into the draw if you email your fundraising ides to edwardfrancispa@yahoo.co.uk - Good Luck!

LATEST NEWS - our November committee meeting was a huge success with lots of lovely new faces, some fantastic ideas and support for upcoming events and of course the doughnuts were delicious too! Not forgetting the free prize draw entry for two Christmas disco tickets for all those who attended - winner to be announced soon!

LATEST NEWS - our November committee meeting was a huge success with lots of lovely new faces, some fantastic ideas and support for upcoming events and of course the doughnuts were delicious too!  Not forgetting the free prize draw entry for two Christmas disco tickets for all those who attended - winner to be announced soon!   1
LATEST NEWS - our November committee meeting was a huge success with lots of lovely new faces, some fantastic ideas and support for upcoming events and of course the doughnuts were delicious too!  Not forgetting the free prize draw entry for two Christmas disco tickets for all those who attended - winner to be announced soon!   2
LATEST NEWS - our November committee meeting was a huge success with lots of lovely new faces, some fantastic ideas and support for upcoming events and of course the doughnuts were delicious too!  Not forgetting the free prize draw entry for two Christmas disco tickets for all those who attended - winner to be announced soon!   3
LATEST NEWS - our November committee meeting was a huge success with lots of lovely new faces, some fantastic ideas and support for upcoming events and of course the doughnuts were delicious too!  Not forgetting the free prize draw entry for two Christmas disco tickets for all those who attended - winner to be announced soon!   4

JOIN US - use this form to join our friendly committee where a warm welcome awaits you.

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