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FOSLSS (PTA)

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.

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. 

Meetings

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 date is on Friday 29th September at 2pm at the school

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.

FOSLSS Summer Raffle - Tuesday 25 July 2017

Thank you all for selling and buying raffle tickets for the FOSLSS Summer Raffle.  The draw took place first thing on Tuesday 25 July and we are pleased to announce the lucky winners below (prizes are being sent via class rooms and other winners will be contacted shortly).  The total amount raised is hoped to be in excess of £800 but the grand total will be published here, as soon as it is known.  

 

PRIZE

WINNER

Spa day for 2 (Careys Manor)

Sarah Paul, c/o Dulcie Paul, Y4

Cookery day course for 2 (Limewood Hotel)

Emma Bailey

Mid week overnight stay at The Pig, Southampton

Thomas Bird, Y3

Mercedes C-Class cabriolet for the weekend (Mercedes Benz of Poole)

Liz Lewis

8" Kindle Fire HD

Joshua Marnell, Y5

£50 Voucher from Classic Cuts Salon

G Head

£10 M&S Gift Voucher courtesy of Hatch Motors

Greaves (c/o Kirsten, YR)

Family Voucher for Longdown Dairy Farm

Gill Graigre

Gift Box from New Forest Aromatics

Jean

Hanging Basket from Setley Ridge Nursery

Mrs Griffiths, c/o Hattie, Y5

Cream Tea at The Buttery

Mrs Lee, Y4

Hand Made Bag

Chris Olden, c/o Euan,Y6
Moors Valley Car Parking Pass Chris Collinge, c/o Evie Crouch, Y6
£25 Voucher for the Rockingham Arms Keryn Hallet, c/o Maya Hallet, Y5
Voucher for 2 children to Monkey Madness Clare Robinson
Voucher for 2 adults and 2 children to the Owl & Reptile Sanctuary Shellie Holtom, c/o Caitlin Courtney, Y4
Voucher for a family of 4 to Alpine Adventure Park C Couacil
£20 Voucher for Beaulieu Motor Museum Lizzie Bradley
Cream Tea for 3 at Everton Nurseries Sheila Bother
Free admission for 2 at Adventure Wonderland Pops
2 bottles of Setley Ridge Vineyard Wine Patricia Wopling, c/o Ethan Wopling, Y6
Meat Box courtesy of Pete Croxford Chris Collinge, c/o Evie Crouch, Y6
Family ticket for St. Barbe's Museum C Greaves, c/o Joel Watson, YR
£25 Voucher for the Hare & Hounds Charlotte Ambrose
Plants courtesy of Heather Meadowcroft C Greaves, c/o Joel Watson, YR
£15 Voucher for Bradbeers Laura Alban
Janet Kirk Flowers Richards
Family tickets to New Forest Wildlife Lizzie Bradley
£25 treatment voucher for Shorefields Lynn Kiazim, c/o Warrick Kiazim, Y4

                      

100 Club

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 Woodlands Fair - Wednesday 24 May

Our most recent event was the Woodland Fair on Wednesday 24th May.   There were a wide range of activities at the event 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 was also be a bottle tombola, cake stall, hot dogs and burgers. We raised an amazing £910.93. Thank you for your support.  Photos from the event are on the Community Pages, please visit: http://www.st-lukes.hants.sch.uk/foslss-woodland-fair-may-2017/

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 The Woodland Fair, May 2017 raised £910.93
In the last year, we have organised fantastic community events for parents, families and children and raised funds at the same time.... 2 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.... 3 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.... 4 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.... 5 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.... 6 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.... 7 Our 2016 Fireworks display raised £1,436
In the last year, we have organised fantastic community events for parents, families and children and raised funds at the same time.... 8 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.... 9 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.... 10 Father's Day Gift Wrapping raised £186
In the last year, we have organised fantastic community events for parents, families and children and raised funds at the same time.... 11 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.... 12 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 £6,000 towards the purchase of our school minibus
As a result, FOSLSS have been able to fund the following.... 5 £2,000 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 have been involved in building it.  Please visit our Community Pages for more images of the construction process. http://www.st-lukes.hants.sch.uk/celtic-roundhouse-project/

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 - 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/.

FOSLSS Newsletter Spring 2017

FOSLSS Summary of the Year 2015 - 2016

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