Kingsnorth CEP School Parents and Friends Association Church Hill, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent TN23 3EF – Tel No: 01233 622673 Registered Charity No: 1122386 KINGSNORTH SCHOOL PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION MINUTES FROM MEETING MONDAY 6TH JULY AT 2PM Attendees: Sarah Woolf, Rebecca Ralph, Leigh Lloyd, Tara Wiltshire, Julie Henning, Nikki Hollis, Sharon Downes, Mrs Foinette, Tara Hammond, Mrs German, Rachael Budd, Jayne Hall, Marie Bailey, Hughie Cumpper. 1. Apologies: Ian Hollis, Chris Riley, Sam Spencer. 2. Minutes of last meeting confirmed. 3. School Council/Ideas for money – Mrs German and Hughie, representing the school council, presented an idea for long term projects for the playground. Ideas included a climbing wall, a boat for key stage 1, and a stage which could be used for assemblies outside or the choir and houses with a seating area. Hughie showed pictures of these items. Mrs German suggested that a plan could be drawn up in ICT by year six of where they would plan to have the items and the prices. It was suggested a target chart is put up so parents can see what the money is being saved for and how the saving is going. Mrs Foinette said that the reception area has already spent £2,010 on their playground. Sue Archer will draw up a list of what has been spent. The playground equipment will cost £200 to fix and the parts have been ordered. SW suggested a form could be created for everyone to put ideas on what they want the money to be spent on. Mrs Foinette said you have to be careful ideas are not duplicated but suggested we discussed it with Mrs German. 4. School Fete Feedback – LL said we only had 25 forms back but all 25 enjoyed it, the air show was the most popular, but people also liked the sense of community, cake stand and crock smash. Fourteen said the tokens were a good idea. Other suggestions were more entertainment, more crafts, beer tent, face painting and maybe market it a little earlier. Date for next fete was suggested the 19th or 26th June. SD to check date with Rev Sheila but we also need to bear in mind other local activities around this time of year. 19th was the favourite. 5. Disco – Friday 10th July. Agreed as the junior disco is sold out but some tickets being returned due to change of date, all names should be put in hat and pulled out at random. This will be done Wed after school. List of disco volunteers: Infants - Sarah Woolf, Tara Wiltshire, Rebecca Ralph, Sharon Downes, Jayne Hall, Julie Henning, Mrs Foinette, Becca Ashman, Leslie Taylor, Rachel Budd, Natasha Snelling, Rachel Lee. Juniors - Sarah Woolf, Rebecca Ralph, Sharon Downes, Tara Hammond – to get List 99 checked and full CRB later date, Julie Henning, Mrs Foinette, Gill Slatter, Becca Ashman, Leslie Taylor. Mrs Foinette will ask for more teacher helpers. SW said the DJ will be leaving in middle of the junior disco but will leave his daughter to take over which she has done before but he will be back to pack up. SW confirmed Rachael Budd has 1,000 glow sticks. 5. Storytime – two more dates left. SW wondered if we could use the old hall if weather was poor. Mr Foinette said she usually takes Reception children there during storytime. It was agreed they could use the staff room if weather is poor. 15-20 parents tend to stay. Also SW said a few mums have pointed out that it is not clear on the literature supplied by the school if they have to buy all the uniform from the mobile unit or just some. Mrs Foinette said she would review what has been sent out. 6. Leavers Books – SW confirmed that all the pictures have now been taken. We discussed when to present the books to the children i.e. at the service or leavers do. Mrs Foinette to decide will find out if giving prayer books or bibles out. 7. Leavers Do - Mrs Foinette has hired 3 inflatables which will be on the grass in the playground or in the hall if the weather is bad. Each class will get 20 mins to play. Leavers Do to start at 3.15 -4.45pm. So far we have 54 children and 14 adults. Decided PFA will set up at 2.45 pm and wheel the BBQ out to the willow arbour area of pond area for safety. Food will be served at 4.15. SD volunteered to cut carrot sticks, lettuce and cucumber. Cold drinks offered to all and ice creams. Need to look out for special offers on Ice creams. 8. Book Bags – Had more problems with quality. The stitching keeps coming apart. LL to look at alternative supplier. 9. Water Bottles – Hamstreet School have their own drinks bottles. RR to look at suppliers and talk to Mrs Hirst. 10. Theatre – Miss Emms has mentioned a company who will set up a theatre and we make money from selling tickets. Suggested doing this with Furley Park. SW to discuss further with Miss Emms 11. Hats and Scarf – It was suggested that we sell hats and scarves with the school logo or just the name. Also discussed logo PE shirts in red which could be worn on school trips. SW to look into further. Also suggested Miss Manktelow was looking at sun hats. SW to liaise with Miss Manktelow. It was thought that some of these new ideas should await the arrival of the new Head. 12. Finances – Bank balance currently £6,384. A cheque to St John Ambulance for the Fête still needs to be written. Agreed half money made at Fête from Bouncy Castle should be given to RR. Also need to agree how much to spend on fireworks for this year we spent £1,500 last year. Nick has a brochure. 13. Lanyard – Mrs Foinette agreed it would be easier if PFA and volunteers had Lanyards rather than the stickers when going into school as they are regular visitors. 14. Any Other Business – There was no interest in the wood auction so it was suggested we try at Christmas or Mrs Foinette said about putting on the table in reception on the open day on the 15th July. If does not go at Christmas if the person who supplied it agrees, we could put on Ebay. 15. Date of next meeting - 14th September 2009 at 2pm.