Friends of St. Luke's School Sway (FOSLSS)
Our PTA works enthusiastically and tirelessly to raise funds for our school and to enhance our children's activities and experiences during their time at the school. The Committee meets regularly to discuss ideas for events to raise money for school improvement priorities. The ONLY way these wonderful events can happen is because of YOU. A huge 'thank you' to everyone who has helped us so far.
Our Core Committee is responsible for leading and overseeing FOSLSS. All parents and staff are automatically members of FOSLSS.
So we can continue and indeed grow, the facilities and activities for our children, we are always keen to welcome new faces to help organise the above events and more. We meet around 6 times a year to discuss and arrange events. These are social meetings, usually held in the evenings in the Hare and Hounds or the Silver Hind. Alternatively we meet at the school during the day. Ad hoc meetings also happen to suit you. Future meetings are listed below. All parents are warmly invited to attend; we look forward to seeing you there.
Our next meeting / AGM date is on Monday 27th November at 8pm at the Hare and Hounds
If you can't attend the meetings but are interested in getting more involved or are able to spare a couple of hours to help with events listed below, the FOSLSS team would love to hear from you. Email us at email@example.com Alternatively, come along and support our events throughout the year.
Our next event is our Scholastic Book Fair from Tuesday 21st to Tuesday 28th November.
Our Scholastic Book fair will take place in the school library. With hundreds of new children's books over 200 titles for you and your child to browse and buy, there's sure to be a book for everyone! To see some of the books available please visit: https://bookfairs.scholastic.co.uk/bookcases?nt=t. Prices start from only £2.99. The Book Fair will be open from 2.45 to 4pm each day. If you can help with selling books at the Fair, please let Claire Robinson or Lizzie Bradley know. To find out more about scholastic book fairs visit bookfairs.scholastic.co.uk We look forward to a great Fair!
The '100 Club' is an effortless way to fundraise for our children. Grandparents and other family members can join too. You pay £2.00 via direct debit every month into the '100 club' bank account and 50% of the money raised goes to FOSLSS and 50% goes into a prize pot. Each term, a draw takes place in assembly and the money in the prize pot is split between 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes.
Joining the '100 Club' is simple. Just ask at the school office for a form. We will then allocate you a numbered ticket and this is ten entered into the termly draw and you will be in with a chance of winning one of the cash prizes.
July 2017 Winners
1st Prize - £52.50 - L Allison
2nd Prize - £31.50 - T Owen
3rd Prize - £21.00 - J Carter
FOSLSS have teamed up with a company called 'Stamptastic'. They provide an innovative solution to helping you label items quickly and easily. The transparent block helps with easy positioning and the stamps are usable on fabric, metal, wood and some plastics. The company says the ink will last 'wash after wash'.
In return for promoting this product, the school will get 30% of any order placed. Simply use our unique code when ordering - SO416AE. This code is not restricted to parents/carers of St. Luke's children, please share this with your friends and family so that they can help fundraise too! To access the website, please click on this link: https://www.stamptastic.co.uk/.
Here is a list of some of the amazing things that have been fundraised for by FOSLSS in previous years:
2016-17 £6400 went towards 16 new IPADs
2015 - 2016 £2000 went towards our new Roundhouse
2014 - 2015, £2,000 was dontated to support the Landscape Project (in particular the development of playground zones)
2013 - 2014, £6,000 went towards a school minibus
2011 - 2012, FOSLSS donated money to go towards the new library and music room
2010 - FOSLSS helped with the cost of new stage lighting
2009 - Our spiritual/quiet garden with mosaics was the focus
2008 - We were able to purchase new musical instruments and new picnic tables
2007 - new PE equipment in the hall was purchased
Our current fundraising total is £4000!
Thank you every one who supports us with words of encouragement and helps at events. Together, we are able to provide many extra wonderful opportunities for our children in school.
What are we fundraising for in future?
We are also aiming to fundraise to buy a new or replacement minibus when our existing minibus comes to its end of life! We currently have a balance of £4000 but will need approximately £15,000 for another minibus. As a result of having a minibus, children in school are able to attend sporting events and other extra curricular activities.