PSFA NewsLetter - Spring Edition - 2021
PSFA NewsLetter - Spring Edition - 2021
Sarah Sweeting
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Sarah Sweeting

First Second-Hand Uniform Sale going ahead and new logo!

Following on from our last Newsletter the PSFA want to ensure that we continue to provide everyone with information about our plans for this academic year.

We have held two committee meetings online via MS Teams this year, in February and April. Both meetings were well attended and we thank all of the parents and staff who made the effort to join us, and contribute lots of brilliant ideas and feedback to the Committee. We will publish the minutes of the meetings on our website, so anyone who was unable to attend can keep up to date with what has been discussed.

We hope you will all continue to support our cause and help raise much needed funds
for our childrens school.


Emma McGrath


Anne Sammon


Toni Hey


Caz Edney


Sarah Sweeting

Our PSFA Committee Members


The Big PTA Raffle

A massive thank you to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket. We know that one lucky person from Darrick Wood School won the jackpot of £5000, so a big congratulations to them!

Our supporters raised a grand total of £1255 for the PSFA.

In order to help prepare for the uniform sale we would be really grateful if we could have donations of the following items if you have any spare:

  • Large Plastic boxes with lids.
  • Plastic hangers (especially trouser hangers!)
  • Clothes rail on wheels

To arrange dropping off of any of these items including donated uniform, please contact the Office at the School. Details of the event are published on the Events section of our website. School Uniform Sale

Your School Lottery

At the February meeting we drew the winning numbers for the old school lottery for months of October through to February. Each winner has been posted out their prize money. Details of these will be published on our website.

As published in our last Newsletter we have now closed down the old school lottery and sent letters out to all parents signed up, asking them to cancel any direct debits. If for whatever reason you have not received your letter, please make sure you cancel your payments to the old lottery.

We have now set up a New School Lottery, which is much easier to sign up to enter. Tickets cost £1 each and there is a chance to win prizes up to £25,000 each week! As well as cash prizes there is also the chance to win £100 B&Q voucher for any tickets purchased before 5th June.

The first draw of the new lottery will be on Saturday 22nd May - Please follow the link below to sign up and purchase weekly lottery tickets

For every ticket purchased 76% goes towards our school and prizes. This really is a simple way for you to raise funds for our childrens school and also be in with a chance of winning a substantial cash prize too.

PSFA Website

Please can all parents register on our new website, this way you can be kept informed of any events coming up, keep track of all funds raised, purchase tickets to future events etc.

PSFA Logo Competition

In conjunction with DWS Art department, pupils from Years 7-9 were invited to design a new logo for our PSFA. We had many wonderful designs submitted, and it really was a difficult decision for the committee to pick a winner and two runners up.

The winning design and our new logo going forward was by pupil Maxime Heilfort Ocampo from form 7YC

Runners up were Jack Oram in form 7XB and Charlie Van Nuland in form 9YM.

A big congratulations to our finalists, all three will be contacted by their teacher and they will receive a prize from the PSFA for their fantastic efforts, WELL DONE!


Amazon Smile / Easyfundraising

The PSFA is registered with Amazon Smile and Easyfundraising. Both these platforms provide free donations to us every time you shop with them. With Christmas coming, this is a really easy way to support the PSFA and help us to fundraise for the school.

Visit and nominate Darrick Wood PSFA as your chosen charity.
Use when shopping online.

PSFA Meetings

Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings, which will now take place quarterly. We aim to keep meetings to under an hour and no ongoing commitment is needed. Whilst COVID-19 restrictions are ongoing, we will continue to meet virtually.  Why not dial in to our next meeting to find out more about what we do, what you can get involved in and help us to generate some fantastic ideas for fundraising this year.

If you like to be sent a link to the next meeting please email us and we will send it to you.

Our next meeting: Monday 5th July 2021 at 7pm.

















Outcomes from Committee Meeting - Monday 19th April 2021
Outcomes from Committee Meeting - Monday 19th April 2021
Sarah Sweeting
Article published by:
Sarah Sweeting

*** First Second-Hand Uniform Sale of the year coming soon!****

The PSFA Committee met on Monday 19th April 2021, and amongst the actions that came out of the meeting was finalising the date of the first Second-Hand Uniform Sale:

Saturday, 8th May 10-11.30am

In order to help prepare for the uniform sale we'd love donations of any large plastic boxes with lids that you can spare.  Also if you have any spare clothes rails or hangers (especially those for trousers) that would be incredibly helpful. To arrange dropping off of any of these, please contact the Office at the School.  Details of the event are on the Events page.

We'll also be launching a new regular lottery and also will be running another "Big PTA raffle" again - apparently a parent from Darrick won one of the big prizes last time, this time it could be you!  More details to follow soon.

Finally, just a reminder - do you buy anything from Amazon (who doesn't these days!).  You can help raise funds for the PSFA without any cost to you, just by accessing Amazon via and then choose Darrick Wood PSFA as the recipient.

What’s on

Unfortunately we don’t have any future events planned at the moment.

Your Committee
  • Emma McGrath

    Emma McGrath

  • Anne Sammon

    Anne Sammon
    (Vice Chair)

  • Caz Edney

    Caz Edney

  • Toni Hey

    Toni Hey
    (Minutes Secretary)

  • Sarah Sweeting

    Sarah Sweeting
    (Website Coordinator)

    Social Media & Website Guru


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