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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.

FOSLSS Newsletter Spring 2017

Meet our FOSLSS Core Committee Team

Meet our FOSLSS Core Committee Team 1 Lizzie Bradley - FOSLSS Treasurer & Joint Chair
Meet our FOSLSS Core Committee Team 2 Clare Robinson - FOSLSS Secretary & Joint Chair
Meet our FOSLSS Core Committee Team 3 Rachel Goplen - Headteacher
Our Core Committee is responsible for leading and overseeing FOSLSS. All parents and staff are automatically members of FOSLSS. 

Meeting Dates - Summer Term 2017

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. 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 Friday 30th June at the school at 2pm

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 foslss.stlukes@outlook.com Alternatively, come along and support our events throughout the year.

Next Event - FOSLSS Woodlands Fair - Wednesday 24th May

As part of a week of festivities, to celebrate the opening of our new Celtic Roundhouse, FOSLSS will be holding a Woodland Fair on Wednesday 24th May from 3.30 to 5.30pm on the school field. FOSLSS will be providing all children with free ice lollies. There will be a range of activities including face painting, find the fairy doors, glitter tattoos, teddy on a zip wire, mini garden competition, guess the sweets, nerf gun competition, treasure map, pin the tail on the donkey, pull a string, bouncy castle, egg and spoon race, hula hoops, goal competition, nature rubbing, spud gun, fairy wings, throw a wellie and splat the rat. There will also be a bottle tombola, cake stall, hot dogs and burgers on sale. We are looking forward to another great FOSLSS event!

In the last year, we have organised fantastic community events for parents, families and children and raised funds at the same time....

In the last year, we have organised fantastic community events for parents, families and children and raised funds at the same time.... 1 We organised a Quiz and Curry Night raising £356.
In the last year, we have organised fantastic community events for parents, families and children and raised funds at the same time.... 2 We have organised uniform sales raising £250
In the last year, we have organised fantastic community events for parents, families and children and raised funds at the same time.... 3 Our Christmas Fair 2016 raised £281
In the last year, we have organised fantastic community events for parents, families and children and raised funds at the same time.... 4 Our Christmas Hampers raised £730
In the last year, we have organised fantastic community events for parents, families and children and raised funds at the same time.... 5 We sold refreshments at the Nativity performances
In the last year, we have organised fantastic community events for parents, families and children and raised funds at the same time.... 6 Our 2016 Fireworks display raised £1436
In the last year, we have organised fantastic community events for parents, families and children and raised funds at the same time.... 7 We organised a coffee morning for new parents
In the last year, we have organised fantastic community events for parents, families and children and raised funds at the same time.... 8 Our Spring Raffle raised £139
In the last year, we have organised fantastic community events for parents, families and children and raised funds at the same time.... 9 Father's Day Gift Wrapping raised £84
In the last year, we have organised fantastic community events for parents, families and children and raised funds at the same time.... 10 Our Barn Dance raised £282
In the last year, we have organised fantastic community events for parents, families and children and raised funds at the same time.... 11 Mother's Day Gift Wrapping raised £193

Our current fundraising total is £9452!

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.

 

 

As a result, FOSLSS have been able to fund the following....

As a result, FOSLSS have been able to fund the following.... 1 crackers and decorations for children at Christmas
As a result, FOSLSS have been able to fund the following.... 2 We help Santa wrap presents for KS1 children.
As a result, FOSLSS have been able to fund the following.... 3 £500 for the annual pantomime for children.
As a result, FOSLSS have been able to fund the following.... 4 £6000 towards the purchase of our school minibus
As a result, FOSLSS have been able to fund the following.... 5 £2000 has gone towards our new roundhouse
As a result, FOSLSS have been able to fund the following.... 6 £400 for forest dancing workshops for all children
As a result, FOSLSS have been able to fund the following.... 7 £350 for a visiting storyteller for all children

Here is a list of some of the amazing things that have been fundraised for by FOSLSS in previous years:

  • 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

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 £9,452 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.

 

 

 

 

As highlighted above, FOSLSS are also contributing £2000 to go towards a Celtic roundhouse project this year. All children will be involved in building it.

Stamptastic Fundraiser

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 - ULTRA.  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/.

FOSLSS Summary of the Year 2015 - 2016

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