Thursday 10th January 2019
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Thank you to all the pupils who attended the Halloween Disco; it was a lot of fun and there were some very inventive costumes on display. The standard of decoration was also very high in the Pumpkin Competition – well done to everyone who entered.
FOES have some Festive events coming up. Our next event will be the Christmas Shopping Event on Thursday 6th December. This will be held during the afternoon at School and a letter will go out in due course. We will also be looking for parents to wrap presents at this event; if you are interested in helping as a wrapper, please let one of FOES know.
On Friday 14th December we will be holding a Christmas Crafting Event (please note that the date has changed from Thursday 13th to Friday 14th). This will take place after School from 3.30pm until 4.30pm. The cost will be £3 per child which covers the cost of materials - a form will also be going out in book bags shortly. As this event will be in the main Hall, there will be no cinema club – these children will be automatically moved into Christmas Crafting. Please let the School Office know if you would not like your child to do the Crafting session instead.
From the beginning of December we will be selling tickets for our FOES Christmas Raffle. The main prize will be a 1kg Chocolate Santa! Tickets will be £1 per strip and we will be selling them in the playground from 1st December. The draw will be on the last day of term.
From 1st December – Christmas Raffle tickets on sale in playground.
Cinderella at The Marlowe – 7.30pm start (tickets to be handed out beginning of December).
Thursday 6th December - Christmas Shopping Event (afternoon during School).
Friday 14th December - Christmas Crafting Event 3.30pm – 4.30pm.
Thank you to all pupils and families for your continued support of FOES!
Further to FOES update a few weeks ago and as we have some new families in the school, it seems a good time to mention the School’s ‘easy fund raising’ page.
Eastling School has signed up to easy fundraising. Shopping online via easy fundraising be it via their app or their website raises money for our School. It costs you nothing except a couple of minutes of your time.
So, if like me you enjoy the convenience of internet shopping, please drop the link below into your internet browser and sign up to raise money for our School. The link will take you to the page showing you how to set up. Once set up all you need to do is remember to access your desired shop via the page, it’s as simple as that, easy fundraising do the rest.
Our committee is made up as follows:
Chair - Sally Mills
Vice-chair - Katie Tombs
Treasurer - Natalie Lowe
Secretary - Caroline Adams
Members: Julia Ledger-Münnich, Claire Charlton, Rob Sadler, Erin Neesham, Laura Waters
Welcome to Friends of Eastling School (FOES).
We are a registered charity, run by a committee of parents. Our main purpose is to raise money which can be used towards extra educational resources for the pupils. Suggestions on how to spend it usually come from the School and those decisions are then made by the FOES committee.
We currently run approximately 8 events per year, some of which are purely for the children’s enjoyment (such as the discos) and some of which are primarily to raise money for the School. Our flagship fundraising event is the School’s Summer Fete, held on the first Sunday in July in the School grounds. The 2018 Fete raised a huge £2,800, which for a School of our size is pretty impressive.
All money raised by FOES over the School year goes back into events, activities and resources for the children. Last year, we contributed £3,000 to the renovation of the School Library and we also purchased some tents for pupils to use for camping on the School field. Previously, FOES has bought Kindles, playground equipment and even a cooker for the pupils to use! This School year, we have already committed some funds to be used on educational trips.
If you would like to join the FOES committee or just help out at certain events as a “helping hand”, please do approach one of the FOES members on the playground or get in touch via the School Office. We meet once a month, usually in a pub, for an informal discussion on planning events and thinking up new ideas. All new members would be very welcome!
Friends of Eastling School (FOES) Update
Following the very busy end to the last School year which saw us organising our biggest fundraiser of the year – the Summer Fete - Term 1 has started off a little quieter for FOES.
We are proud to announce that the School Fete at the beginning of July made a whopping £2,800 profit! Many thanks once again to all the parents, carers, pupils and teachers who helped us to make it another huge success.
We have already agreed with School that part of the money raised will go towards the upcoming KS2 Matilda trip in London - £20 per child (approximately £1,200). An equivalent contribution will be made when the KS1 children attend their next significant trip. This spend is in addition to the £3,000 contribution that FOES made towards the renovation of the library earlier in the year.
The next big FOES event in the Calendar will be the Halloween disco on the last Friday of term - 19th October. Letters will go out a couple of weeks prior; please indicate on the reply form if you are able to help out on the night.
We are always looking for parents to get involved – either on our friendly committee (we meet once a month) or as a “helping hand”, volunteering for certain events. If you are interested, please speak to one of the FOES team on the playground or come along to our next meeting at The Alma in Painters Forstal on Thursday 11th October at 7.30pm. We hope to see some of you there!