News and Up-coming Events:
Thank you to all who baked and donated cakes last Friday and everyone who purchased some treats. We raised £89 for the school!
We have now updated our charity status, please see a copy of our constitution signed by our members attached at the bottom of the page.
There is a PDF version of this document at the bottom of this page, if required
Our next meeting is on Monday 13th January 2020 at 6:15pm at 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!
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.....
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 2019:
* Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November - Bury St Edmunds Christmas fair park & walk - helpers needed please! (please see letter below)
* Thursday 12th December Christmas Pub Quiz - At The Beerhouse, Tayfen Road 7:30pm.
* Christmas Raffle! To be drawn on Friday 13th December
* Friday 13th December - Christmas Disco
* Friday 25th January 2020 after school and Saturday 26th January daytime / Monday 27th January 2020 - Jumble Sale / Nearly New Uniform Sale and Textiles collection
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: 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.
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.
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. Please remember to LIKE our Facebook page to keep up to date with news and events!
We are always happy to meet new parents whether your children are new starters or if they have been with us a while, we love new input, fresh ideas and energy! Come along to our next meeting, we would love to hear from you!