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FOES Update

Dear All,

 

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.

 

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/eastlingschool/

 

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!

Sally Mills

Chair, FOES

September 2018

 

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!

Sally Mills

Chair, FOES

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