Hawkedon Primary School

Creating Confident, Lifelong Learners

Hawkedon Primary School, Hawkedon Way, Lower Earley, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 3AP

0118 9667444

admin@hawkedon.wokingham.sch.uk

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DONATIONS FUNDED BY HPSA

Glockenspiels


The new keyboard and 30 glockenspiels that HPSA funded, have arrived at the school. HPSA has already agreed to raise £8000 by the end of the Summer Term, to go towards a Junior Outdoor Gym Trail. The Gym Trail will be used for PE lessons as well as for at lunchtimes. 


We're really pleased to say that we help fund the school minibus for school trips and transport.


The minibus has been hired on a 3 year lease and we part fund it with the school.

Outdoor classroom project


Our major fundraising project the outdoor classroom project has now started.


The plumbing has been completed and the polytunnel and raised beds have been built. In addition new picnic tables have arrived.





If you use the code HPSA1 and book a Butlins holiday on the Butlins PTA website booking page or phone 0330 102 5287 5% of the cost will be donated to us.


If you ever wish to shop on Amazon please don't forget to go to smile.amazon.co.uk and search for Hawkedon Primary School Association. This way HPSA will get a percentage of their sale as a donation from Amazon. 


Help us raise money next time you want to buy clothing labels using Stikins.


We get 30% commission for every order placed using our unique code at checkout 9152.


Visit the Stikins website to find out more and buy some labels.

Register at The Giving Machine website and select Hawkedon Primary School Association as your beneficiary to earn money for your school when purchasing items from stores such as Amazon, Next, eBay, Tesco and many more.


Stamptastic clothing and belongings name stamps - help us raise money


Help us raise money next time you need buy a name stamp using Stamptastic.


We get a commission for every order placed using our unique code at checkout RG63AP.


Visit the Stamptastic website to find out more and buy a stamp.

 

YAY! We are going to have our FREE Banner for Summer Fayre! If you want to have one for yourself please click on the link below.

Signs & Print - PVC Banners & Roller Banner Stands

 

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HPSA is sorry but the following events have been cancelled:   Krispy Kreme Donuts on 20th March, Easter Egg Hunt on 3rd April, Car Boot Sale on 3rd May.

Hawkedon Primary School Association

Registered Charity No. 1167055

Hawkedon Primary School Association (HPSA) is Hawkedon's PTA. We fundraise to provide additional experiences and resources to benefit the children at Hawkedon. 

Below you will find information on upcoming events and other ways you can help us fundraise. Please get in touch if you have any suggestions or want to get involved.  

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or contact us by emailing hpsa@hawkedon.wokingham.sch.uk

On this page you'll find links to external websites. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, HPSA cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers.

HPSA Privacy Notice

At Hawkedon Primary School Association, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. The following policy explains when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure:

We'd like to thank everyone who participated in our Bags2School collection.

Bags2School came on Friday and gave us a cheque for £194, which is really great!!!!

Also Don't forget to check our Brand new Event - The Virtual Balloon Race.

Get more details about the Balloon Race by clicking on the tab below.

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Summer Term and Holiday Fund-raising events.


Our Bags2School collection of unwanted clothing raised £194, and saved 485kg of clothing going to landfill.


We have received £170 from Terracycle from the crisp recycling scheme. Unfortunately, we can no-longer collect crisps in school, but there are a group of parents still collecting them, see the Hawkedon School Plastic Recycling Facebook group for more information.


We held a couple of virtual online auctions from all the kind donations we had received for our cancelled Summer Fayre, thank you to everyone who bid and the companies who donated, this raised over £270.

We held our first ever virtual balloon race in August, and we had 50 balloons join from HPSA supporters alongside lots of balloons from other charities (including other Earley PTAs). This raised over £120. Unfortunately, none of the HPSA balloons won the big race but we were able to offer a £20 gift voucher to the winning HPSA balloon (who kindly donated half of that back to HPSA).

 


We have joined with other charities to take part in a 7- day Virtual Balloon Race on


8th August, 2020


Our next brand new event is a virtual balloon race. For £3 you can purchase a virtual balloon, and customise its appearance, Helium and rubber thickness and participate with other charities on a balloon race over the Sahara.


As it's all virtual it is Eco-Friendly. There are some great prizes on offer (1st prize £500), and in addition HPSA will donate a small prize to the balloon raising funds for HPSA that goes the furthest. Details of the Balloon Race are available at 


https://ecoracing.co/user/page/479



Please continue to read for full details.


 How do I take part?



• Purchase a balloon at Buy Balloons for £3



• Personalise the balloon - add text, colour & pattern



• Get technical if you want - adjust helium content & rubber thickness



The race is taking off from Timbuktu, on 8 August 2020 and lasts for 7 days. You can watch your balloon racing on the website! Numbers of balloons are not limited - You can buy as many as you like. Perhaps buy one as a gift for someone you're missing and thinking about?



For each balloon entered, HPSA will receive £2.38, so you will be raising funds for HPSA plus having fun.
Ecoracing is a totally eco-friendly Virtual Balloon Race, based on real time and real weather data. You can track the balloons on Google Maps through the website to see how your balloon is doing.


Prizes
You will be competing against the entrants from all charities in the race. At the end of the race,the winners will receive a prize;



1st place - £500
2nd place - iPad
3rd place - 10 lucky winners of £10 book tokens



NB. To meet with gambling restrictions the winner will also have to answer a skills question.

Thank You to everyone who came to the HPSA Quiz Night. A parent team won and this raised approximately £200. We are really grateful to Mrs Parfitt for being our quiz master and for coming up with such great questions.

HPSA would like to thank the following companies for their generous donations to our Summer Fayre and online auction.


Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our Summer Fayre but hope to have an online auction once further lockdown restrictions are lifted.


We wish all our supporting businesses and families well during this difficult time, and hope you are all staying safe.


Thanks to:



4 kingdoms Adventure Park
Alpine snow sports
Atmosphere Trampoline Park
BCA Zoo
Beechdown Health & Fitness Club
BirdWorld
Boston Golf
Captured moment photography
Chelsea FC
Chobham Adventure Farm


Cotswold Wildlife Park
Crocodile World
DeltaForce Paintball
Everyman cinema
Jojo Maman Bebe
Iprints
Neil Palmer Photography
Oakwood Climbing Centre
Ocado
Oliver Bonas


Razzamatazz Reading
Reading buses
Rustic cafe
The Snow Centre
Thames river cruises
Wellington country park
Woburn Safari Park




Important Updates




Our first ever online auction. We had been generously gifted lots of prizes for our Summer Fayre, and for those companies that are opened or have announced opening dates we are having an online auction that is now live. Please take a look, there are some great prizes to be won, at bargain prizes. The auction is live and closes on the 24th July at 7.00 pm. Keep checking throughout the duration of the auction, as we are adding more lots once we hear back from businesses that the vouchers can be used.
Full details are available at https://auctionofpromises.com/2020SummerAuctionForHPSA

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HPSA are pleased to announce that we are going to be running our first online auction at the start of the Summer Term.

Are you a parent/carer or a member of the local community and run your own business no matter how large or small? Would you be willing to donate a gift voucher, discount voucher or other suitable prize that we could use in our auction?

We are looking for any local companies who would be willing to donate a prize that we could offer in our online auction. We would be extremely grateful and would acknowledge you on our webpage, facebook page and Summer Fayre brochure. If permitted, we will also tag your facebook page on thank you posts on our pages and local groups.

On the auction page we can include your company logo, website link and any brief company description (if supplied).

We are hoping to raise £500 through our online auction. If you would like to donate then please send an email to secretary@hpsa-earley.org.uk.
Our auction page is available here.




Christmas Fayre Update


The Christmas Fayre made approximately £4400, and we hope everyone had a great time.


AGM Update


Thank you to all those you came to our AGM on 10th October 2019. It was lovely to see so many people there. Mr O’Shea gave us some ideas for projects we may want to fund this year, and we elected our new committee.


Chair: Caroline Poll


Vice Chair: Kim Prior


Secretary: Amanda McGuinness


Treasurer: Sarah Bullion, assisted by Tim Andrews & Nick Howard


We would welcome anyone wanting to shadow/learn from the current committee. We will need a new secretary in a year’s time and many of the team now have children in their last couple of years here, so we need some new members with fresh ideas and enthusiasm to take HPSA forward.


Hawkedon is a large school with over 630 pupils. Please don’t just assume that someone else will help. Even if you don't have a lot of time to spare to attend regular committee meetings, then just 1 hour helping at an event, or doing some shopping or photocopying for us can really make a difference.



Car Boot Sale Update


A big thanks to everyone who took part in Car Boot Sale on 6th October. We are pleased to announce that with our combined efforts we were able to raise £260.



Summer Fayre Update


We would like to thank everyone who came and supported our Summer Fayre in June 2019. We raised over £3,300 at this event, and this money is going towards the projects that HPSA funds, including the outdoor gym trail.


Easter Treasure Hunt Update


We'd like to thank everyone who came along and supported the Easter Egg Hunt at the end of the Spring Term. Thanks to all the helpers who helped hide and giving out eggs - we couldn’t have done it without you. We raised approximately £250, and we hope you all had fun.


HPSA Funding Update

HPSA’s fund-raising projects for year 2020 include the school mini-bus, habitat area for the outdoor classroom, and new ICT equipment.



Outdoor Gym


In the autumn term 2019, HPSA donated £8000 towards the new Junior Outdoor Gym Equipment. The Gym Equipment will be used for PE lessons, and there are enough stations for a whole class to use equipment in pairs. Staff may also supervise children on the equipment at lunchtimes.




Donations in 2018-2019 Academic Year


In the academic year 2018-2019, HPSA funded a new keyboard and 30 glockenspiels for music lessons, and donated towards the minibus lease for another year and Christmas activities for each year group.

Save the Dates!!




  • Wednesday 26th February: HPSA committee meeting, Family Centre, 7.30pm-9pm. Everyone welcome.

  • Saturday 14th March: Quiz Night. 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Teams of up to 6 people, families and friends welcome. Cash prize for the winning team. Full details to be sent home after half-term.

  • Friday 20th March: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts after-school. Details will be sent home after half-term. We have a fund-raising opportunity where we will be selling Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts. Details of how to order your doughnuts will be sent home after half-term.

  • Friday 3rd April: Easter Egg Hunt. 2:30pm. Details of how to enter will be sent home after half-term.

  • Sunday 3rd May car Boot Sale. 9am seller’s, 10am buyers. 

  • Summer Fayre on Saturday 4th July. 12-3pm.

HPSA presents CAR BOOT SALE on Sunday - 3rd May, 2020


At HAWKEDON PRIMARY SCHOOL, HAWKEDON WAY, LOWER EARLEY, RG6 3AP


SELLERS – 9.00AM BUYERS – 10.00AM
ENDS – 12:00 (Noon)
CARS - £5                VANS or trailers - £10
No need to pre-book!


 
BUYERS: ADMISSION BY DONATION (Car Parking £1)
REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE



Any queries contact: hpsa@hawkedon.wokingham.sch.uk



Unfortunately no dogs or smoking are permitted on school grounds.
Any gazebos must be secured with weighted feet.
All proceeds will go towards HPSA fund-raising projects.



 Congratulations!!






Congratulations!!




On 6th December 2019 HPSA will be holding their annual Christmas Fayre from 6-8pm. We hope that you will have a lovely family evening.



Please note that Santa slots must be reserved and paid for in advance, and details will be sent home via bookbags.




We would like to thank the following companies for their kind support of our fayre:





John Nike Ice Rink



Resilient Rockerz



Hall Place Equestrian Centre



Timetrap Escape Room



Next Level Gaming



Stamptastic



Finkley Down Farm Park



The Lookout



Leapfrog Ceramics



Host-Link UK



The Forensic Experience



Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery



The Living Rainforest



Checkendon Equestrian Centre



Just the Tonic Comedy Club



Captured Moment Photography



Wokingham Active Kids



Roald Dahl Museum



Neil Palmer Photography



Didcot Railway Centre



                                  



                                                              







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