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 is on Monday 23rd April at 7pm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, come along and support our events throughout the year.
FOSLSS Quiz and Curry Night, Friday 2nd February
Thank you to everyone who came along to the recent FOSLSS Quiz & Curry Night. As well as being a fun night out, the evening raised an amazing £221.49 for the school. Congratulations to the school staff team, 'The Treacle Miners' who were the overall winners. In particular, we say thank you to Jo and Martin Mint, for organising the questions; Mr Sells for helping to set up and tidy up following the evening and Julie and Roger for cooking the delicious Thai curry. Thank you also to Larry Robinson for his role as Host and Quiz Master, here's to the next one!
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.
December 2017 Winners
1st prize - J Charlton (£65.00);
2nd prize – E Monk (£39.00)
3rd prize – J Todd (£26.00).
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/.
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.