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We need you! Car Parking for the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre - Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November 2018 - Volunteers needed to help it run smoothly  - please get in touch with us if you can spare an hour over the weekend to help us. Email friendsofsteds@gmail.com, contact us on Facebook, or speak to Sarah Jeffrey or Andrew Mills.

 

 

 

Thank you to everyone who baked, donated and purchased cakes from the cake sale on Friday 9th November! We raised £326.23 for a parent from the school who was diagnosed with Cancer and needs our support.

 

Thank you to everyone who came along to the pub quiz, it was a very fun night and we raised £151.68 for the school. We will be arranging another quiz night soon!

 

EASY FUNDRAISING WEBSITE:

 

We''re trying to find more ways of raising funds for the school that run along throughout the year so that we can raise money between events. We are trying out the easyfundraising website. Please register and raise money for our school as you shop.....

Great news! 

We’ve registered with easyfundraising, it’s a great site where you can help St Edmundsbury Primary School raise funds simply by doing your everyday online shopping! 

Over 3,300 big name retailers are included, such as Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, eBay, Boden and M&S.

Every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say ‘thank you!’ It’s completely free and over £20M has been raised for causes just like us so far. 

We want to raise as much as possible so please sign up and help us at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stedmundsburyps/

 

 

Proposed events for 2018/2019 Term:

 

  • Car Parking for the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre - Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November 2018
  • Christmas Disco - Friday 7th December 2018 
  • Father Christmas visit to the school & School Christmas Dinner - Thursday 6th December 2018
  • Christmas Raffle Drawer - Friday 14th December 2018
  • Valentine's Day themed Cake Sale - TBC
  • Chocolate Bingo - Friday 29th March 2019
  • Jumble Sale & Phil the Bag Collection - TBC
  • Summer Fete - TBC

 

Please remember to the LIKE "Friends of St Edmundsbury" Page on Facebook for more news and updates!

 

If you have any other ideas you would like to put forward, please pass them onto us on email: friendsofsteds@gmail.com or speak to one of us in the playground. Please remember, there are only a few  active members and while we love to hear new ideas, we will also need help from others to bring them into existence.

 

Our next meeting is in January  at 6pm at the school. Please come along if you can!!! Fresh ideas, input and energy are always appreciated massively! Feedback, support and encouragement boosts morale and keeps everyone motivated. We are all working towards the same goal which is providing much needed resources and essential equipment for all of our children at the school. Every penny raised is spent ensuring your children have the necessary tools for learning. We can’t do this without you!

 

 

                                                    

EXCITING NEWS!!! The summer fete 2018 raised £2,701.95! This is the most we have raised at the summer fete as far as our records go back! Well done everyone!!!

 

A huge thank you to everyone who helped to make the summer fete the roaring success that it was! For those parents, grandparents, teachers and friends who helped to set it up, run a stall, jump in and help at the last moment and for those who came along and joined in the fun, we need you all to make these events work!

It really was a lovely atmosphere for all and we have heard lots of good things from you all. We can't run these events without your support so thank you all for being part of it!

It was very a very hot day for setting up but we had some eager year 6 helpers who really did help bring it all together in time, so a big thank you to them and Ms Dahmen.

 

We would also like to thank the teachers for putting together so many entertaining numbers including recorders, choir, dancing and ukulele. A special mention should also go out to all of the teachers who joined in and played instruments and sang extremely tunefully!

 

The Friends of St Edmundsbury School

 

We are always happy to meet new parents whether your children are new starters or if they have been with us a while, we're always looking for more input, fresh ideas and new energy! Come along to our next meeting, we would love to hear from you!

 

Please remember to the LIKE "Friends of St Edmundsbury" Page on Facebook for more news and updates!

 

Who we are

 

The Friends of St Edmundsbury School are a group of parents, carers and teachers who are committed to supporting our school. Our main focus is organising fundraising and social events, but we also try and attract support for the school from local businesses and other organisations.
There are core members who regularly attend committee meetings and plan the programme for the year, but many other parents and carers across the school are involved in small ways in putting on events. It is the contributions from the cake-bakers, face-painters, equipment shifters, drink pourers and ticket sellers that make it all possible! There are fewer core members than ever before and we are always looking to welcome more help. Please do get involved if you can!




What we do


The highlights of our year are the Christmas Raffle, School Disco, Chocolate Bingo event and Summer Fete, but there are also regular smaller events such as cake sales, jumble sales and coffee mornings. Details of the events are on the school website or in the regular school newsletters.
The money raised by the Friends is put to good use around the school. Much of the landscaping work has been paid for through Friends’ fundraising, the KS1 playground play equipment as well as a new PA system. Many items helping the children in their learning were also funded by the Friends.



Why we do it

 

Our aim is to make children’s time at St Edmundsbury even better by raising money to invest in the school. In a time of financial pressures, school budgets are constantly being cut, so the Friends are keen to make sure St Edmundsbury children benefit from the things that will help them learn and enjoy school as much as possible. We also think that getting school families together through fundraising events is a great way to support one another and to have fun.


Get involved!

 

We are always on the lookout for more help, so if you would like to get involved in any way, including if you have links to local businesses we might be able to work in partnership with, please speak to any of us in the playground, message us on Facebook or email us: friendsofsteds@googlemail.com. Remember to LIKE our Facebook page to keep up to date with news and events!

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