The FSA is the Parent/Friend Association connected to our school. It is a dedicated group of willing volunteers who meet regularly to plan and carry out fun activities that support the school and bring in extra funds. Any money raised is then given back to the school to be spent on the pupils.
We have had a fabulous first half-term (and it’s not over yet – see below) but, as usual, the highlight has been our Santa Stops at Sabden event. This year we raised a massive £755 – all of which will go to funding school equipment and events – so a huge thank you to all. From donating, to helping, to attending everyone (neighbours, friends, families) all play a huge part and help keep our school and the FSA vibrant and exciting.
Future Events and Meetings
Christmas Disco 6-7.15pm on Thursday 20th December. A great way to end our term’s fundraising.
Last school year the FSA raised almost £1500 all of which was transferred to the school towards the following things:
Doctor role play equipment and other games for Class One. New reading books for the whole school. Funding for coach travel to the Christmas Pantomime. First News newspaper subscription for Class 3 and a Beano subscription for Class 2. Coach travel was subsidised for the trips to Gawthorpe Hall, World of Beatrix Potter and World of Glass, and icecreams were provided for the St Anne’s trip.
Future Planning Meeting
3.30pm on Wednesday 16th January This is an important meeting to recruit new members as the active members all have children in Y6 so will not be involved with the FSA after July 2019. The FSA are a valuable part of the life of our school and without new members their sterling work will not continue. Please do come along to this meeting to find out more about how you can help raise funds for St Mary’s.
So, no matter how great or small your contribution may be, please do get involved; even if it’s only 5 minutes to offer suggestions, half an hour serving coffee, or just attending our events. Everything matters and we are always truly grateful. Why not take a look at our minutes from previous meetings in order to get a feel for the kinds of things we do and see whether you could be involved.
We are always looking for more members and it would be great to have you working with us so if you are available for our next meeting please do come along.