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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 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.

Meet our FOSLSS Core Committee Team

Rachel Goplen - Headteacher
Lizzie Bradley - FOSLSS Chairperson
Sarah James - Vice Chair
Charlotte Millard - Treasurer
Louise Poole - Secretary
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.

FOSLSS Letter September 2019

Our next virtual meeting is on Monday 28th September 2020 at 8pm.

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.

Easter Egg/Bonnet competitions and Teddy Tombola

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 then entered into a termly draw.

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

Our Woodland Fair raised £1039.28
Our Christmas Hampers raised £842.03
Our Christmas Fair 2017 raised £445.09
Our Scholastic Book Fair raised £690
 Refreshments sold at the Nativities made £71.
Fireworks in 2017 raised £1,026.99,  in 2018 £451
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 £547
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 went 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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