News and Up-coming Events:
Happy New Year! Welcome back everyone.
Taking a look back at the last projects of 2017, we wanted to thank all of you for your support and generosity in time, energy and donations. We raised the following funds: School Christmas Disco - £342.27 and Christmas Raffle - £518. These funds will be spent wisely by teachers and staff on vital equipment that will enrich your child's learning as well as providing much-needed essentials.
We will be publishing a 2018 Newsletter soon to update you all on progress and planned projects....watch this space!
The next meeting will be our AGM, it is arranged for Monday 26th February 2018 at the earlier time of 6pm
Money raised from recent events:
School Christmas Raffle - £518
School Christmas Disco - £342.27
Bonfire Night Cake Sale: £125
Ice Pop Sales: £17.00
Summer Fete: £1,811.05
Cake Sale: £88.00
Jumble Sale: £102.30
Phil the Bag: £147.00
Proposed events for 2018:
If you have any other ideas you would like to put forward, please pass them onto us on email: email@example.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.
Raspberry Rascals - We have set up an account with Raspberry Rascals. So, if you would like to, you can take along any good quality branded items of clothing, shoes, toys or equipment to the shop and ask for the proceeds to be donated to our account.
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!
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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.
We organise ourselves around year groups, so that everyone has a chance to get involved. Each year group has a number of “reps” who attend the Friends’ 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!
What we do
The highlights of our year are the Christmas Raffle, School Disco, Chocolate Bingo event, Summer Fete and car wash (by Year 4), but there are also regular smaller events such as cake 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, as well as the visualisers that are now in nearly all the classrooms, helping the children in their learning.
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.
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 your child’s year group reps, or contact the Friends on firstname.lastname@example.org