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FOPS (PTA)

Parent Teachers Association

Petersfield FOPS is a well-established partnership between parents, teachers and the local community that aims to strengthen the school community and raise funds. Money raised by FOPS is to fund the 'extras' that the school would not otherwise be able to provide. Decisions about what to fund are made each year by the FOPS committee with input and requests from parents and teachers alike.

Join us for the virtual AGM – 22nd October, 8pm - from the comfort of your home!

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Regular FOPS events through out the school year include:

  • Fireworks night - a night of fun and fireworks for the whole family offering a good-value night with BBQ, Glosticks, mulled wine and hot chocolate, sweets and more! We look forward to this event returning in 2021.
  • The Christmas Fair - a chance for the children to share the excitement of Christmas with a cake stall, teas and coffees, secret presents, a raffle, tombola, and games stalls. Again, we look forward to this event returning in 2021.
  • Schools Discos - Key stage 1 and 2 discos held each term as a chance for pupils to get together with their friends and have fun. We sell sweets and drinks, do face-painting, temporary tattoos and nails.
  • RUN ORWELL – For 2020, this is now a virtual event and can be completed any time this calendar year. You can still register until the end of the year! Visitwww.runorwell.com for more information.
  • Cake stalls - organised by the pupils and held once a half term hosted by each class in turn. It is a great way for pupils and parents to get involved as they help sell the cakes to the rest of the school and other parents.
  • Quiz nights - a great night out, and it does get quite raucous at times!
    Visit www.friendsofpetersfield.comto find out more.

The Giving Machine allows you to shop at all major retailers and at the same time generate a donation to the FOPS without any cost to you. Just follow the link and sign up, adding 'Petersfield' as your cause to support.

The FOPS have set up an online ticket office for you to buy your tickets to the wonderful events run throughout the year such as the 'Pop Up Circus'. Here you can pay with credit or debit card. Please visit our PTA Website to see what's on sale and find out about upcoming events.

Examples of how FOPS funds have been used:

  • To improve the school library
  • Fund Reading Eggs – a fantastic reading resource and access to lessons and hundreds of online reading books
  • Support the cost of school trips
  • Fund Mathletics - the ever popular maths software that is used in school and can be accessed from home
  • Provide additional resources and equipment

If you would like to get involved in some way, send us suggestions or feedback, please email the PTA: petersfieldpta@hotmail.com.

Latest News

1st March - The first of several expected 'Petersfield Press' updates has been sent by email today to accompany the latest video update for pupils as we prepare for the full opening next week.

26th Feb - Petersfield Press has been sent by email this afternoon. There are lots of updates so please do read about next week and some full opening logistics detailed in the email.

24th Feb - Today we launched Bishop Stephen's Lent Challenge. Check out Mrs Wright's video to introduce the challenge. We look forward to learning with you over the next 5 weeks and receiving your response to the Bishop's challenge.

22nd Feb - Like you, we have listened to the Prime Minister's address to the Commons today. We will be in touch asap once we have have met with County. We will be asking for provisional Puffins bookings up until Easter for those who need this provision to be able to work.

22nd Feb - Today in Collective Worship, we talked about how we work together to achieve great things. As ever, the children offered very insightful reflections and led our prayer to start the new term.

22nd Feb - Welcome back to the start of the Spring 2 half term. Our critical worker pupils continue in school and our remote learning offer continues for those at home. We eagerly anticipate today's announcement. We have planned for possible eventualities, and have a County meeting booked ready.

12th Feb - School is now closed for the February Half Term. The office email will be monitored over the weekend (13th and 14th Feb) and Covid symptoms or positive cases should be reported promptly. School reopens for critical worker children and remote learning on Monday 22nd February.

12th Feb - Look out for today's end of term update email. This contains lots of information with suggested fun half term activities, Rev Felicity's Lent calendar and advance warning of Spring 2 activities including getting active and Red Nose Day.

12th Feb - I had the privilege of joining lessons virtually and looking on TEAMS today as Yew and Elm class finished and shared their 'hot write'. I enjoyed hearing the brilliant and creative stories read to me and reading the newspaper articles.

12th Feb - The Free School Meal (FSM) vouchers for February Half Term were delivered today by email. If you may be eligible, there is still time to apply. Information about FSMs and the Winter Grant was sent by email today.

12th Feb - Rev Felicity talked to us about Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and Lent in Collective Worship. This year, rather than give up anything further, we are encouraged to do something for others throughout Lent. What will you do to make someone smile?

12th Feb - The 'Animal Experience' for each class today saw us introduced virtually to a selection of wild and unusual animals. The children asked some interesting questions to learn more. This was possible thanks to the FOPS fun run last term and your fantastic fundraising!

Latest Publications

Notices

Is your child due to start school in September 2021? If so, click here to find out more about how to visits and learn about how to apply to join our fantastic school.


Have you tried any of the experiments in the science magazines you can find on the 'Science is Fun' webpage? Click on the 'Curriculum' tab to find out more.


Have you visited our 'Reading for Pleasure' page where local published author Ute Maria is adding stories regularly? Click on the 'Curriculum' tab to enjoy the stories.


The newspaper article about 'Max and Milky make it to Mars' - written by our Book Club volunteer Ute - is here. She has kindly donated a copy of her book to our school library.


Run Orwell - now a virtual event for everyone! Click here to visit the website and join in!


Save yourself time naming uniform and raise money for school. Visit www.stikins.co.uk. Quote code 15787


Covid-19 Coronavirus update - we continue to follow the government guidance available via this link. At all times, safety is our highest priority. Please ensure you follow guidance and school communications particularly regarding illness, isolation and e


As per County and national guidance, Petersfield will only close in exceptional circumstances or where instructed to do so. The decision will be made ASAP and displayed first on our school website in the 'Latest News' above.


We apologise for the intermittent, continuing fault on the phone line which we have again reported to the telephone company. Should you need to reach us, please press '6' immediately the phone is answered. Alternatively email the office.


Funding for Petersfield - As you may have read in the media, school funding is under threat. Please click here to see the information about how you can continue to help.


As we explained in a newsletter, we have updates our policies and privacy notice about how we process data in line with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations). Click here for the updated policies.


Please see our vacancies page for an opportunity for a Playworker.


Are you interested in being a Governor? Do you have HR or Finance skills? If so, please do visit our Governors' webpage to find out more about the strategic role of our Governors.

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