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.
Meet our FOSLSS Core Committee Team
Lizzie Bradley - FOSLSS Chairperson & Treasurer
Rachel Goplen - Headteacher
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 is on (date to be confirmed)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, come along and support our events throughout the year.
FOSLSS Father's Day Gift Wrap
Thank you for supporting the annual Father’s Day gift wrapping on Friday 15th June. We hope you all had a lovely Father's Day and enjoyed receiving your specially wrapped presents. The FOSLSS team raised a fantastic £151.00 - thank you for support.
Woodland Fair 2018
Thank you all for your support in helping make this year's Woodland Fair so successful, we raised an amazing £971.25! There were various stalls and prize winners including:
Guess the Sweets in the Bag - Jessica Nash
Find the Hidden Treasure – KS2 Winner: Honor Bradley; KS1 Winner: Marcus Leung
Guess the Teddy’s Name – Aaron Marshall (Jack)
Pin the tail of the Donkey – Charlie Hurst-Tizard
Bunting Competition Winners included: Ruth Simpkins, who won the KS2 competition and Georgina Allison who won in KS1; prize winners were given colouring packs and certificates/rosettes. Runners up were awarded certificates and rosettes and included: KS1 2nd place - Henry Simm and 3rd place Courtney Chamberlain; KS2 2nd place – Wren Hulse and 3rd place - Brooke Dore. Well done to everyone who took part – the bunting looked really fantastic. Thank you to Perri Purdy for collating all the entries and displaying them so beautifully.
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 then entered into the termly draw.
April 2018 Winners
1st prize - W Bird (£40.00);
2nd prize – K Hallett (£16.00)
3rd prize – T Owen (£16.00).
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/.
In the last year, we have organised fantastic community events for parents, families and children and raised funds at the same time....
The Woodland Fair, May 2018 raised £971.25
Our Christmas Hampers raised £842.03
Our Christmas Fair 2017 raised £445.09
Our Scholastic Book Fair raised £690
We sold refreshments at the Nativity performances
Our 2017 Fireworks display raised £1,026.99
Our Summer raffle raised in excess of £800
We have organised uniform sales raising £250
We organised a coffee morning for new parents
Our Spring Raffle raised £139
Father's Day Gift Wrapping raised £151
Our Barn Dance raised £282
We organised a Quiz and Curry Night raising £221
Mother's Day Gift Wrapping raised £193
As a result, FOSLSS have been able to fund the following....
Crackers and decorations for children at Christmas
We help Santa wrap presents for KS1 children
£500 for the annual pantomime for children
£6,000 towards the purchase of our school minibus
£2,000 has gone towards our new roundhouse
£400 for forest dancing workshops for all children
£350 for a visiting storyteller for all children
£6400 has gone towards new iPads
Here is a list of some of the amazing things that have been fundraised for by FOSLSS in previous years:
2017-18 £781 has been spent on new books for each class
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.