News and Up-coming Events:
The next meeting is the AGM, summer fete de-brief and end of term celebration. It is to be held at The Beerhouse from 7:30pm - Please come along! If you have any comments / ideas about this year's fete or future summer fete's please let us know before Thursday!
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!
We look forward to announcing the final total of funds raised in the next few days..........
Thank you to all of you who donated to and bagged yourself some bargains at our on Friday 29th June! It was a great success, and with your help, we raised lots of money for our school! A big thank you to all of the children and parents who helped prepare for the collection on Monday morning. News to follow shortly on how much we raised for our school!
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to LIKE our Facebook page to keep up to date with news and events!