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We are delighted to invite you and your daughter to our Annual Frost Fayre to be held on Friday 22 November from 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm.

Frost Fayre Programme 22.11.2019

Please save the date now so that you can come along, bring your family and friends and join us at one of our most successful fundraising events of the year.

For those of you who have not been before, our festive market is the ideal place to treat yourself or stock up on gifts with our fabulous selection of local stallholders who will be selling beautiful handmade and unique items ranging from fused glass decorations, hot chocolate spoons, bath bombs, wooden rose bouquets, Mediterranean chutneys, nail wraps, homemade fudge and samosas, reusable and zero waste homewares, jewellery to dog accessories and much more. There will also be a vast array of refreshments to delight your taste buds, live music, a book signing by a local author, games stalls, our ever-popular tombola, a visit from a local illustrator, stalls run by students raising money for charity and their upcoming trips and more to come.

To keep-up-to date with what’s happening at our Fayre, be sure to like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WHS.PAFA/

In order to make our Frost Fayre a great success we need your support.

Please take 2 minutes to read our appeal below and let us know if you can help in any way, big or small. Maybe you could donate a box of chocolate for a hamper, or you could spare an hour to help on the day, or your business would like to donate a prize for the Grand raffle? There are many other ways in which you could make a difference. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. Thank you.

TOMBOLA & HAMPERS:

Any kind donations for our Tombola will be much appreciated.  Please send your items to Reception in a bag marked ‘PAFA Tombola’ by Friday 15 November.  Items can be big or small as long as they are new – for example: tins of biscuits, boxes of chocolates, toiletries, alcohol bottles*, stationery, books, CDs, jewellery, ornaments, Christmas crackers, toys, games - anything that someone would be pleased to win!

* If you are donating bottles of alcohol, could you please bring them into school yourself rather than sending your daughter in with them.

ADVERTISING

Our Annual Frost Fayre is well known within the area to be one of the early Christmas markets and as such attracts many visitors. If you would like a chance to support our work and raise the profile of your business in the local community by advertising in our Fayre Programme, get in touch at pafa@whs.bucks.sch.uk  to discuss. The Programme of the Fayre will be send electronically to all Parents and posted on our Facebook page.

Any ideas, suggestions, offers of ad hoc help are kindly received. If you are happy to help us with the organisation of the Fayre, can recommend stallholders or would like to have a stall yourself,  if you own or know of a company who can help us out with printing posters and programmes, please get in touch with the PAFA Team to discuss at pafa@whs.bucks.sch.uk

RAFFLE

Could you or your business donate a prize for our Grand Raffle?

If the answer is a resounding yes, please e-mail Eve at pafa@whs.bucks.sch.uk or send us a private message on our Facebook page.

Easy Fundraising

Don’t forget to shop via Easy Fundraising.  Raise funds for the School by shopping.  It’s so simple to use.

Click the link to sign up and check the deals.

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/support-a-good-cause/step-1/?char=127108

Useful Links for WHS Parents’ and Friends’ Association:

Website:  http://www.whs.bucks.sch.uk/parents-and-friends-association

Little Box Office:  https://thelittleboxoffice.com/whspafa

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for any updates:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/WHS.PAFA/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/WHS_PAFA

Thank you for your invaluable support.

The PAFA Team

Events planned for 2019 - 2020 include:

Autumn Term

Friday 13 September 2019          PAFA New Parents' Coffee Morning         9.15 - 10.45 am

Tuesday 24 September 2019       PAFA Meeting and AGM                           7.30 - 9.30 pm

Saturday 28 September 2019      PAFA Y7 Family Quiz Night                      6.00 - 9.30 pm

Sunday 13 October 2019            PAFA Lisa Gill Photography Event              8.30 am - 5.00 pm

Wednesday 6 November 2019    PAFA Meeting                                              7.30 - 9.30 pm

Friday 22 November 2019          PAFA Frost Fayre                                          6.30 - 9.00 pm

Spring Term

Tuesday 14 January 2020               PAFA Meeting                                            7.30 - 9.30 pm

Friday 24 January 2020                   Movie Night                                               5.30 - 7.30 pm

Tuesday 25 February 2020            PAFA Meeting                                              7.30 - 9.30 pm

Friday 6 March 2020                        Movie Night                                               5.30 - 7.30 pm

Saturday 14 March 2020                PAFA Family Quiz Night                             6.30 - 10.00 pm

Tuesday 24 March 2020                 PAFA Meeting                                              7.30 - 9.30 pm

Summer Term

Tuesday 12 May 2020                     PAFA Meeting                                              7.30 - 9.30 pm

Friday 15 May 2020                         Movie Night                                                 5.30 - 7.30 pm

Tuesday 9 June 2020                       PAFA Meeting                                               7.30 - 9.30 pm

Watch out for details on these events and information on how to book.  We email parents/carers via the school so please ensure your contact details are up to date with the school office.

Follow our updates on Twitter - @WHS_PAFA

Like our Facebook Page - Facebook.com/WHS.PAFA/

If you would like to know what getting involved with PAFA means please watch our video - CLICK HERE

Getting involved with PAFA is very easy:

Regular involvement -  Taking on a role – we are looking for immediate help in the following areas

  • Help with running the bar at school and PAFA events

  • Help with our large events - simply a willingness to get involved!

Maybe you are thinking of going back to work?   Using your organizational, financial, creative, logistical or marketing skills within the PAFA framework is an ideal way to ‘dip your toe in the water’ to using workplace skills again.  If you want to discuss this please drop me a line – caroline@meechanomics.co.uk.  Even easier, just come along to any meeting (details below)

Come to PAFA meetings - next one is on Tuesday 24 January 7.30 pm in the Conference Room.

Always thinking why don’t PAFA do this or that?  Come along to any meeting and share your ideas and thoughts – all feedback and comments are very welcome.   You will not be pounced upon and given a job unwillingly!!  Meeting dates can be found on the school calendar - search PAFA

Sign up to be on the ‘ad hoc help’ list.  Please email us pafa@whs.bucks.sch.uk and put Ad Hoc help in the subject line.  You will then be contacted each time we have an event asking if you can help.

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One of the easiest ways of supporting your daughter (via PAFA) is by joining the 200 Club.

The Wycombe High School 200 Club is our most consistent means of raising funds and a great way to have some fun by simply buying one or more numbers in our monthly draw.

Half the proceeds pay for additional school facilities and equipment and the other half is distributed in prizes.  The first prize is currently £200; second prize £75 and third prize £25 - prizes drawn every month!

The more Club members there are, the larger the first prize. Your chances of winning are considerably better than the lottery, so by requesting more than one number, you have more chances to win! *

Join the 200 Club today – support the school and be in with a chance to win.  Make sure you are not missing out.

Taking part is easy

Simply complete the form including Bank Standing Order and send the whole form to:

Via post:  PAFA 200 Club, Wycombe High School, High Wycombe, Bucks HP11 1TB

Via email: pafa@whs.bucks.sch.uk

Via daughter-mail:  put it into the PAFA mailbox on the wall just outside the school reception.

Thank you for your support, and good luck!

WHS Parents and Friends Association 200 Club

*Complete the annual Bank Standing Order  for one of the following amounts to take part in the monthly prize draw. Winners are published in the school newsletter.

1 number, £1 per month = £12 per year        2 numbers, £2 per month = £24 per year

3 numbers, £3 per month = £36 per year       or maybe 4,5,6,7… or more numbers as you wish!

Bank Standing Orders (BSO) can be cancelled at any time.

Your PAFA Committee is:

Committee TitleName
ChairmanEvenelle Dudrey
Vice ChairmanSherilee Banerjee
SecretarySonja Hooper
TreasurerPeter Hulme
Marketing & CommsVikrant and Rinku Shukla
200 Club CoordinatorMoira Hulme
Refreshments CoordinatorsTeam
Staff LinkDiane Leahy
Committee Members

Elaine Mills (who also organises our theatre bookings)

Sameena Bibi

Priti Puvie

Lisa Hillary

Clare Warner

Raghdaa Eissa

Caroline Meechan

Latha Aravindan

Lisa Fleming

Rosalind Weaver

Nicola Camano

PAFA has subscribed to the Spend and Raise E-store.  This is an online shopping portal that links to a large variety of online shopping sites.

Visit us on our website. Each time you visit one of the sites from “Spend and Raise” and make a purchase, the PAFA gets a commission payment. We have hundreds of retailers on board (selling insurance, utilities, furniture and holidays as well as clothes, chocolates, books, flowers and other gift items).

So if you are shopping on-line, booking a holiday, buying office supplies, stationery, books, telephones, insurance, computers or furniture, please explore our e-store site and tell your friends about it.

In a similar way, you can also contribute directly to school funds by buying your Amazon.co.uk  goods through our Amazon link. You pay nothing more, but the school will get a small percentage of every pound you spend.

Visit our Wycombe High School Amazon Shop

Email PAFA - pafa@whs.bucks.sch.uk

Wycombe High School is an outstanding school that is held in high regard by all its stakeholders. There is a spirit of cooperation and harmony with warm and trusting relationships between staff and students. There is a very clear vision for the school as a learning school. It is pupil centred and based on high expectations, inclusion, strong moral values and embraces the challenges of a changing societ

Exceptional School Award, 2014