Purbrook Junior School


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Welcome to the PJSA webpage!

Thank you to everyone who supported the End of School Term Discos or PJSA Sports Day Refreshment Stall and Second Hand Uniform Sales, either by helping or by attending.  It was great to have so many helpers which certainly made light work for us all.  We raised approximately £1,000 profit over the two events. This money will go towards the final building works for the outdoor learning area and for some air conditioning/cooling fans for the Year 6 Productions to keep the children and audience cool.

PJSA Meeting – Monday 9 September 2019 – 3.20pm

Our next meeting will be held on Monday 9 September 2019 at 3.20pm.  (Meetings are usually held on the first monday of the month.)  If you would like to join us and bring your ideas/suggestions please enter the school via the office and sign in.  Meetings are usually held in 3B’s classroom.  Children are welcome along too, but remain your responsibility at all times.  If you are unable to attend but would like to send in your ideas/suggestions please email us on the above email address. At this meeting we will be discussing the roles within the PJSA as, at the end of the academic year, we will be saying goodbye to the Chairperson and Treasurer.  If you would like to apply for these roles please email me on the above address or come along to the meeting to find out more about the work involved.

Forthcoming events:

Bag 2 School Collection – Wednesday 17 July 2019

Empty bags will be sent home with children on Monday 15 July 2019.  If you would like to donate any clothing items (not school uniform) please put it in the bag provided or a black bin bag and leave at the PJSA garage next to the vehicular entrance on Wednesday morning before 9am.  If you have any unwanted school uniform there will be an orange wheelie bin which you can leave your donations in.  This will be sorted through, washed, ironed and resold.  The monies will go in the PJSA funds for the benefit of all children at Purbrook Junior School.

Details about the PJSA events will be displayed around the school, sent home via letter/Parentmail and are available to pick up from the PJSA rack in the Junior School reception area.

All profit made from the PJSA events benefits the children at Purbrook Junior School.

Helpers required:

We are always looking for helpers, as without helpers these events would not be possible.  Please contact us on the above email or by leaving your contact details in our PJSA post box (which is located in the Junior School office area) if you are able to help.  We are a friendly bunch of like minded parents/carers and being part of the PJSA is good fun for us as well as the children.

Sponsorship Requests/Expenditure:

We are in the final plans of the playground project and have funded an outdoor learning area for the children.  This will be built in an unused area of the school site and will provide a seating area and shade.

We have purchased a set of 8 virtual reality headsets for the use of the children of Purbrook Junior School which will enhance their technology and learning without having to take them out of the classroom.

We have purchased and installed new picnic benches from recycled plastic which the children are using at breaktimes. The fencing around this area has been refurbished and the Gardening Club are going to plant some hardy shrubs to further enhance this area.

Outside the library we have had some benches installed, including two “buddy” benches.  We aim to provide an area where the children can be outside whilst reading/learning.

These items have been raised from events held at the school by the PJSA such as cinema nights, disco, May Fair, Christmas Fair, Firework Night, Pantomine and Sports Day Refreshments to name a few.

If you have any suggestions where you would like future funds spent, please get in contact with the PJSA.

If you know of anyone who would like to sponsor any of our fundraising events via match funding or donations please pass our email address on to them.

If you know of anyone/business whom would help with volunteering at our events please ask them to contact purbrookpjsa@gmail.com – we would be really grateful for their help.

We politely remind you that members of the PJSA team are parents/carers who kindly volunteer their time to the PJSA around their families and work.   If you have any PJSA queries please email us on purbrookpjsa@gmail.com rather than on social media (where we cannot respond) or leave a note for us at the school office.

Thank you again for your continued support for the benefit of the children of Purbrook Junior School.

Karen & the PJSA Team