Friends of Slingsby School (FOSS)

FOSS Update

FOSS Welcome to Slingsby School Information Leaflet 2020

FOSS Halloween Party!

We are very pleased to be able to invite all school children to the FOSS Halloween Party to be held in School on Thursday 22nd October from 3:30 – 5pm.

Halloween Poster 2020

There are just a few things to mention that are not included in the flyer above:

– On the day of the party, children will be able to come to school in non-uniform but do note that ‘costumes’ are not to be worn ie: masks, wigs, props, capes, wings, horns etc. A ‘spooky’ tee-shirt/top/jumper is more than fine though!

– Tickets can be purchased via the ParentPay where a FOSS Halloween Party payment item has been created. If you have more than one child attending, you will need to buy a ticket for each child separately on each child’s account. Any parent/carer who has already paid for after school clubs will be reimbursed via Parent Pay so if children wish to attend, a ticket still needs to be purchased.

We hope the children will be as excited as we and all the School staff are!

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.


Don’t forget to use easyfundraising in your day to day shopping. If you are tempted with travel this summer, keep in mind that sites like, trainline,, TUI and will all send a percentage of your purchase back to our school. For nothing. Free money. Get the app!

Don’t forget to shop through the Easy Fundraising app. It’s a simple way to raise funds for the school. There are lots of popular businesses that you can shop with including Waitrose, John Lewis, M&S, H&M, Selfridges, Waterstones, eBay, Amazon and Argos. If you are tempted with travel this summer, keep in mind that sites like, trainline,, TUI and will all send a percentage of your purchase back to our school. For nothing. Free money. Get the app! l.

FOSS Fundraisers

Halloween Poster 2020

Sponsorship Challenges

Sponsorship Leaflet

Family Challenge Sponsor Form

Decorate a Duck

Decorate a Duck Leaflet

FOSS Easter Trail Poster

FOSS Christmas Production Poster

FOSS easyfundraising newsletter

Duck Race Poster 2019

Duck Race Poster 2019

Scarecrow Weekend poster 2019

Scarecrow Trail Entry Form 2019

FOSS Scarecrow Weekend Letter 2019

FOSS Event Planner 20182019

FOSS Meeting Minutes

FOSS AGM & Ordinary Minutes 15.10.19

FOSS Ordinary Meeting Minutes 19 June 2019

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190116 FOSS Ordinary Meeting Minutes

190116 FOSS Agenda

181024 FOSS Ordinary Meeting Minutes

181024 FOSS AGM Minutes