Parents Teachers Association
Our Parents Teachers Association is known as the Friends of St Edmund’s School or FOSES. We embrace the school’s wider community, all working together to support our children, their teachers and our school.
WHAT DOES FOSES DO?
We fundraise, through a variety of methods including school fetes, cake sales, special events, non-uniform days, the Bag 2 School initiative, Christmas cards etc.
We organise social events which give parents the chance to get together and have some fun, such as the annual Big Quiz Night!
We provide refreshments at events such as sports day and school play performances, to make these occasions as special and enjoyable as possible.
We arrange social events for the children, such as discos and film nights, to add another fun dimension to their school life
And we are always open to new ideas!
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
Recently the money raised by FOSES has been put to great use funding the building of our new wooden gazebo, designed to provide a place for prayer and quiet reflection outside; contributions towards school trips; funding of the annual visiting pantomime; new football goal nets; contributions towards new playground equipment and a contribution towards the revamping of the school library.
THE FRIENDS OF ST EDMUND’S SCHOOL
Thank you to everyone who came along to our FOSES (Friends of St Edmund’s School) AGM. It was really well attended and we are feeling very positive about how much we’ll be able to achieve this year with such a great level of active support!
Your new FOSES Committee is:
Chairperson – Louise Salmon - mum of Caspian (year 5) & Raphy (year 2)
Vice Chair – Lana Keane – mum of Declan (Reception)
Treasurer – Emma Brocklebank – mum of Winston (year 5)
Secretary – Shelley Birkinshaw – mum of Noah (year 4) & Freddie (year 2)
Your FOSES Class Reps are:
Class 1 - Anne Marie Green – mum of Arya (Reception)
Class 2 – Kirsty Clark – mum of Finlay (year 1)
Class 3 – Alexa Hepp – mum of Ollie (year 4) & Hugo (year 2)
Class 4 – Charlotte Holden – mum of Gabby (year 5)
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
Quiz Night – Friday 9th November
A fun quiz for the adults, with a bar and a chilli & jacket potato meal. Tickets will be on sale after half term.
Christmas Fayre – Friday 14th December, straight after school.
“Giving Weeks” for donations to stalls will begin the week commencing 12th November
FUNDRAISING IDEAS… Here are some of the ideas that were discussed at the AGM. We’d love to know what you think about them and whether you’d be interested in coming along to any of these events. If you think you could help organise or arrange any of these or have any other ideas PLEASE let a member of the committee or your Class Rep know, thank you.
Sponsored Dog Walk Fun Dog Show
Bring & Buy Bike Sale Jumble Sale
Pamper Evening Auction of Promises
LOOK OUT FOR MORE FOSES UPDATES COMING SOON!
WHAT YOU CAN DO
GET INVOLVED: if you can make it to any of our meetings please come along and find out more about the specific ways you can help; if we spread the load nobody has to do too much and together we can achieve a lot. Keep an eye on the whiteboard in the playground and the blackboard by the gate for details and dates.
TELL US YOUR IDEAS: if you’ve got any thoughts about what FOSES could do to benefit the school, fun ideas for fundraising or social events and/or how we should spend the money we raise please let us know. And to make it easy there’s a suggestion box in reception (please write just one idea/comment per piece of paper, thank you).
LEND US YOUR EXPERTISE: please tell us if you’ve got any skills you think we might be able to use - are you a photographer, cook, printer, entertainer? Do you have access to any facilities that might be useful to us, such as studios, sporting equipment etc?
SIGN UP TO EASYFUNDRAISING: go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk, create an account and choose St Edmund’s Primary School PTA - Bungay as your cause. Then whenever you shop online with any of the 1000s of retailers who are part of the scheme they’ll give money to FOSES and it won’t cost you a penny!