Parents of Papplewick
Welcome to Parents of Papplewick or PoP as we are more commonly known. Run by a number of parents we are a forum responsible for organising all parent/staff social events such as the MacMillan Coffee Morning, Disco, Hog Roast and the end of year Summer Ball.
Everyone is welcome to come along to a POP meeting, generate new ideas and help to run or coordinate an event. If you would like to get involved - your level of commitment is down to you and your availability - please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get in touch.
Academic Year 2017-2018
Michaelmas Term 2017
MacMillan Coffee Morning - Saturday, 9 September
They say there is no rest for the wicked, so we can only assume PoP has been a little bit naughty over the summer holidays, as we hold our first event of the new academic year as soon as we return. Our annual MacMillan Coffee Morning is being held on the first Saturday of term. As has become traditional we will run our event in two parts, the first stage straight after chapel and the second throughout the afternoon during the football trials.
Last year some parents bought in not only cakes but also some savoury options including homemade breads and quiches, which sold out within a matter of minutes. So this year we are holding a BAKE SALE rather than a cake sale. However we're not only asking you to dig deep and pay for your first match tea of the year (we make no apologies for this as it is for charity) but also to donate lots of lovely cakes and bakes. Your donations can be bought into school throughout the day on 9 September and we will do our best to raise as much money as we can for MacMillan. Over the past two years you have raised a staggering £1,800 for this great charity .... that's an awful lot of tea and cake you've consumed; keep it up!
Parent/Staff Disco - Saturday, 11 November
Last year we transported you all to Bollywood for an evening of Bhangra dancing and some amazing Indian cuisine and PoP was blown away by the amazing costumes you all wore. So where are we are we whisking you off to this time we hear you all cry? Well we don't want to give too much away yet, but we hope to see a few of you Dancing Queens strutting your funky stuff on the Greek island of Kalokair AND you'll be pleased to know that our very own Super Troopers (the ladies responsible for organising the past two fabulous discos) are back at the helm and already planning yet another great evening of entertainment for you.
Tickets will go on sale mid September, so keep an eye out for the email.
Lent Term 2018
Last year PoP took a break during the Lent Term but not this year. No we have a brand new event lined up. Again we're keeping things very close to our chest for the time being but we can tell you that our very own Jeremy Paxman (AKA Mr Paget) will be giving you 'your starter for ten'.
Summer Term 2018
Now last year a number of you scoffed when at the start of the academic year PoP said "the summer term will be here before you know it", then the next thing you're all saying "is it really time for the Summer Ball? That came round quick!"
Hog Roast - Sunday, 3 June 2018 (Provisional)
No Summer Term would be complete without the boys' favourite event of the year - our Hog Roast. We had a great time in June. Not only did the sun shine but you all enjoyed the sumptuous BBQ which replaced the traditional hog (can you have a Hog Roast without a hog - yes at Papplewick you can) and Scrufts was a huge hit raising £200 for Battersea Dog and Cats Home. So we'll definitely be back.
Summer Ball - Thursday, 5 July 2018
The 2017 Summer Ball was heralded as the "best ever" so we've set ourselves a mammoth task to improve upon it. However never one to shy away from a challenge PoP will be back in July with another black tie event ... we can tell you that our favourite band !DAFT! has already been booked!
Please come back to this page as we'll update it with the latest info on what's going on