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Parents of Papplewick

WELCOME

Welcome to the Parents of Papplewick or PoP as we are more commonly known.  Run by a number of parents across the various year groups, we are 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 pop@papplewick.org.uk and we will get in touch.

Academic Year 2016-2017

Michaelmas Term 2016

MacMillan Coffee Morning Raises £700

Our MacMillan Coffee Morning which was held on Saturday, 24 September raised nearly £700 simply from parents and staff eating cake, drinking tea and chatting to chums.  In addition the school very kindly donated the collection from the New Parents' Chapel Service taking us to over £800.

A huge THANK YOU goes out to all of those who came along and donated so generously to this worthy cause.  We must thank those who spent hours in the kitchen slaving away over a hot oven baking some really scrummy masterpieces worthy of Mary Berry's praise.  Lastly we would also like to thank all of you who helped set up, sell and clear away .... no mean feat in itself.

Parent/Staff Disco 

Well what a night we had when Bollywood relocated to Windsor Road.  Flash mobbed by Bhangra dancers, tastebuds tickled by wonderful Indian cuisine (all washed down with the odd Kingfisher or two) followed by a night dancing to the latest sounds from Mumbai's hottest nightclubs.  We also learnt to 'Jai Ho' like Nicole Scherzinger ... in fact many would say we out Jai Ho'd her.

A huge thank you to everyone who came along ... you certainly entered into the spirit of the evening with the wonderful outfits you all wore and of course a massive thank you to those who made the evening possible ... the party planners, the catering team and of course our housekeeping crew.

So that's it for another year .... we have a few months to think about the next theme.  Any ideas you may have please email pop@papplewick.org.uk because we really do not know how we're going to top Bollywood!

Namaste and keep Jai Ho-ing!

Lent Term 2017

PoP took a break during the Lent term but we will be back in 2018 with a brand new event.

Summer Term 2017

So here we are ... in a blink of an eye the Summer Term has arrived and with it our two largest events of the year.

Hog Roast 

Sunday, 4 June 2017 sees the ever popular Hog Roast adored by both children and adults alike.

This years Hog Roast has a little twist to it, in that we've ditched the Hog Roast and instead we are are laying on the most extravagant of cook-outs with posh dogs, gourmet burgers, bbq drumsticks as well as haloumi kebabs and veggie burgers plus much, much more. Back by popular demand are the inflatables, PoP-Aways, afternoon teas, Stanley's Sweet Stall, cricket, family races and of course our much loved welly wanging.  Parents and staff should have by now started their gruelling training sessions in preparation for the Parents vs Staff tug-o-war match as the Stanley Cup is up for grabs.

New for this year is the Papplewick Pampered Pooch Parade.  Yes with the school having nearly as many dogs as it does boys, it simply made sense to have our very own doggy show. With categories such as Most Easily Distracted Mutt, Dog Most Like A Member of Staff (there are strict rules on keeping this one light hearted) as well as Doggy's Got Talent there is something for every woofer in the school.  Entry into the Pooch Parade is £5 per dog with all proceeds going to the Battersea Dog and Cat's Home in Windsor (we appreciate that some of us are cat people).  The judges will be Vet Plan's Vet of the Year and a Representative from the Battersea rescue centre.

Gates open at 12 noon with the non-hog Hog Roast available after the boarders have been fed.  Tokens for the Hog Roast are available on the day at a cost of £10 per adult and £7.50 for U10.  Things will start to wrap up straight after the raffle has been drawn for seven lucky winners to walk away with a luxury hamper, which this year include Brexit Survival, Fun in the Sun, Back to the Future, Just William, Father's Day, The Chelsea Flower Show and Food Lovers.

Summer Ball

The annual Summer Ball will be held onThursday, 6 July.  This year the ball will be celebrating 70 wonderful years of Papplewick as well as wishing our Year 8 Leavers the best of luck as they start the next chapter in their lives.  The most formal of our events, this black tie evening will see us being entertained yet again by local megaband !Daft! who had us dancing into the small hours last year - please remember to bring along a hankie or two for the Year 8 Mother and Son dance ... yes dads have been known to blub as much as the mums.  For those of you who attended in July 2016 you will remember what a great evening was had by all and for those of you who have not been to the Papplewick Summer Ball before, we can promise you a great time.  Tickets are £90 each with an early bird discount of £5 per ticket for those purchased and paid for by Friday, 26 May.  To book your tickets please email tickets@papplewick.org.uk and we will send you details on how to pay.

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