2021 Duck Race
Due to the increase in local Covid-19 cases, we will unfortunately be unable to host the BBQ and attractions as planned, however the duck race with still go ahead with a small number of volunteers releasing the ducks into the beck on Thursday 22nd July. We will film the event and contact the prize winners shortly after, with the footage added to our social media pages if possible.
So more than ever, we need your help to sell as many ducks as possible! Don’t forget, there is a prize for the highest school fundraiser so please try and fill your sheet. If you need more, let us know as we can easily provide you with additional sheets. The deadline for handing in your form and money into school is Monday 19th July.
2021 Tea Towel & Tote Bag Pre-Orders
Thank you to everyone who placed a pre-order, we’ve had a wonderful response! The final artwork has been approved and we know you will absolutely adore the self-portraits each child has completed (and the school team too!). The supplier has confirmed the delivery window will see us receive the items in the last week of school so we can now ask all families who have placed a pre-order to make their payment direct to the Friends of Slingsby CP School bank account, details as follows. If you are unsure of how much you need to pay, please email the team at our hotmail account. Details of how we will distribute the items will be included in next week’s newsletter.
Account name: Friends of Slingsby CP School
Account number: 3542 2341
Sort Code: 05-05-70
Reference: Tea Towel
If you are looking for uniform, please see the list of items below. Please get in touch and email us on firstname.lastname@example.org 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