FOES are pleased to report that the Valentine's Disco was a great success and we raised an amazing £167. The children, parents and teachers all had lots of fun and FOES would once again like to thank all the parents and teachers who attended and helped at the event. We couldn't run these events without you and we really value your continued support.
We are really pleased to report that our Burns Night Quiz was a great success. The School Hall was packed with teams (some wearing tartan) who battled it out for first place. A grand total of £358.51 was raised and we had some lovely feedback. Thank you to all the parents and teacher who took part and a special thanks to FOES committee member Claire Charlton and her mum, Julie, who did most of the organising.
Our next FOES event will be the Valentine’s Disco on the last day of term, Friday 15th February in the School Hall, 5.30pm - 7.30pm. Letters will be going out in bookbags shortly and, as always, we will be looking for parent helpers on the night - please let a FOES member know if you are able to help.
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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!