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 and parents meet 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.
Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday 21st March 2023 at 8pm in the Silver Hind. This will be our A.G.M.
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.
Uniform Sale - Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th February
Once again, FOSLSS will be running our second hand uniform sale. Thank you for all your generous donations over the last few years. Going forward, we only require uniformed items of clothing with logos such as jumpers, P.E. tops and polo shirts. All other items can be donated to stepupsafespace.com in New Milton who welcome contributions.
Film Night - Friday 24th February
We will be holding our first ever film night in the school hall! This will happen across two showings. KS1 will arrive for 4.45pm for hot dogs and popcorn and the film with start at 5pm. KS2 will come along at 6.30pm for their hot dogs and goodies and 6.45pm start. The choice of film will be top secret, but it would be wonderful to see as many of you there as possible (in your onesies and PJ!s). Keep your eyes peeled for a form which will be emailed soon.
Mothers Day Gift Wrap - Friday 17th March
In a change to the usual set up, this year, we would like to invite as many Dads and Grandads as possible to help with the wrapping, so that we can keep it a nice surprise for the Mums.
Easter Egg Hunt - Thursday 30th March
Back by popular demand, the (now) annual FOSLSS Easter Egg Hunt - children will be required to come into school with £2 on the day and they're guaranteed to find an egg.
Co-op Rewards for children in our school!
Did you know that in 2021-2022, Co-op Local Community Fund supported Friends of St Luke’s School, Sway to raise funds for new outdoor play equipment for childr
en. Thanks so much Co-op and to all those who joined the scheme for supporting our children. £2518.04 in total was raised for our children.
Here is a list of some of the amazing things that have been fundraised for by FOSLSS currently and in previous years:
2022-2023 £10,000 has been raised to support the purchase or lease of a new minibus. £2518 will be spent on new playground / sports equipment.
2021-2022 £1000 went towards the mosaic project at the front of the school, £500 paid for the school pantomime.
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 £14,956!
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? £10,000 towards a new minibus!
As we emerge from the pandemic, FOSLSS are currently planning to pay for extras for children, for example, additional workshops, visiting authors, pantomimes, plays for children to enjoy! We are now also looking to replace our existing minibus, as it is coming to its end of life! We will need approximately £15,000 for another minibus and FOSLSS are contributing £10,000 towards this. As a result of having a minibus, children in school are able to attend sporting events and other extra curricular activities.