Message from the Head Teacher, Mr Smith – Thank you to FOSS for providing us all with a spectacular Duck Race day on Saturday! The FOSS team work tirelessly for our school, as well as juggling their own demanding jobs and families, and the Duck Race this year was even better than ever! Please read the FOSS update below for full details of the sums raised. All the children in school benefit hugely from the FOSS fundraising. Mrs Ponting, the FOSS treasurer, steps down this year and she will be greatly missed. If you are good with numbers, please consider joining the FOSS team! Thank you FOSS, you are amazing!
Duck Race and Family Fun Day – A huge thank you to everyone who supported our biggest fundraising event of the year. Volunteers, donations of baked items and all those who visited us on the day, we really couldn’t do it without your support. We are delighted to share that we raised an amazing £4,101.49! – our biggest ever total for this event and a wonderful way to end the school year, thank you all!
End of year donation to school – Thank you to all our school families this year. We have had a record-breaking fundraising year and your support really does make such a difference to the total donation we can make to school. We are really delighted to announce that we have donated a whopping £7,650.00 to Slingsby School this year. Please see the attached flyer of details of what the FOSS money has been used for in school which will also be confirmed at our AGM. FOSS New Members
Request for help with our accounts – The FOSS accounts are verified each year and we are looking for help over the summer. If there are any school families and friends that are qualified to verify our accounts please get in touch and email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FOSS needs you! – We are looking for more parents and carers to join our team, as many have left with their children leaving, and if we don’t have new recruits unfortunately we will be unable to run our events next year. If you feel you could give us even a few hours of your time over the year, we would be so grateful. More hands make light work and it is a really happy team to be a part of making a real difference to our children’s education. FOSS New Members
Christmas Fair submission for stalls deadline – Don’t forget that the deadline for submissions for stalls at our Christmas Fair is 1 September. Please see the attached flyer. Stall Holders 2022
Mother’s Day stall and Spring-time lamb competition – Thank you to all those who supported our stall on Friday, we raised £145 at our plant stall. Winners of Spring competitions will be announced next week.
Bag2School – An ideal opportunity to have a Spring sort out and a great way to raise funds for school. Details of accepted items can be found at bag2school.com/what-we-collect<http://bag2school.com/what-we-collect. We are also happy to take donations of pre-loved school uniform, and quality children’s clothing, toys, games and books for our pre-loved stall taking place over the scarecrow weekend, please donate these in a clearly marked bag separate to Bag2School donations.
If you are looking for uniform, please see the list of items below. Please get in touch and email us on email@example.com for more information or to place an order.
Double donation week with Easyfundraising
When shopping online you really can make such a difference to the amount of money donated to school when you shop online via www.easyfundraising.org.uk and this week they are running their double donation week when you shop with selected retailers. The website and app are free to use, simply select Friends of Slingsby School as your chosen charity then click on any of the huge range of retailers linked to their website and shop as normal.
Don’t forget you can follow us on Facebook @friendsofslingsbyschool for all the latest updates on our fundraising events.
Message from FOSS Chairman July 2020
A massive thank you to everyone who has supported the virtual fundraisers FOSS have held in recent weeks. The Family Challenge and Decorate a Duck competition raised £1,336 and Bag2School £114. Well done to everyone who entered the Family Challenge, what brilliant ideas you all had! Poppy Cooke raised the most money, a whopping £492, by completing a 20 mile walk in only 10 days! Well done Poppy! Poppy will receive a Peagreen Pottery voucher. We also had an amazing selection of decorated ducks entered, thank you for all your fantastic efforts. FOSS ensured an anonymous judging process and Mrs Metcalfe found it very difficult to pick one as they were all so good but the winning duck was number 18 “Hope”…. the winner is therefore Freddie Massey winning a book voucher! Congratulations to you both!! Everyone’s entries will be available for you to enjoy on the Foss Facebook Page from Thursday 16th July.
It has been a difficult few months for everyone but the fabulous ideas for virtual fundraising and the team spirit of the FOSS committee members have been amazing. We have already donated £1,500 to school but will add a further £1,000 for the start of the term. No-one knows what the new term will bring but FOSS are likely to need to continue to run virtual fundraisers for the foreseeable future – families can continue to help over the summer by shopping online via Easy Fundraising.
Finally, I will be standing down from the committee after eight years and I would like to thank everyone who has supported me. We currently have a fantastic, hard working committee who despite having other pulls on their time always come up with great ideas. In particular a huge thank you to Sonja Sedran and Mel Staley who have been Treasurer and Secretary over the last two years, I couldn’t have done it without them!!
Liz Wilson, Chairman.
Message to FOSS from staff at Slingsby School
School would like to say a huge thank you to FOSS for all their continued efforts this year and to parents for supporting them. It really is incredible that FOSS has been in a position to give school a donation whilst we have been in lock-down. All the staff in school are also so very impressed with Poppy Cooke walking 20 miles in 10 days raising £492! Thank you Poppy! A massive thank you to Liz Wilson who has worked tirelessly for FOSS and organised events and enthusiastically kept FOSS going. Liz has helped raised thousands of pounds for school over the years and with only one ambition – to benefit all the children at Slingsby School. Thank you Liz, we are sincerely grateful.
FOSS Meeting Minutes