FOAS

Welcome to the Alveley Primary School PTA

 

(Friends of Alveley School)

 

Welcome to The Friends of Alveley School webpage. We hope that you will find it a useful way to keep in touch with events that are happening at our school. As always, we shall be holding many varied and enjoyable social events across the school year to raise much needed funds for the school.

 

Why have a PTA at Alveley School?

 

The Friends of Alveley School are here for you!!! The parents, carers, teaching staff and most of all, the children. Our main aim is to raise funds to purchase items that would otherwise fall out of the school’s budget. In this last year alone we have donated rainy day toys, classroom equipment, repaired outdoor play equipment, donated Year 6 leaver presents, and  donated Christmas presents to every child in our school, Father Christmas was even kind enough to present all of the children with their gifts!!. We cover the cost of coach travel, on trips such as the Pantomime, Pioneer Centre etc. ensuring that no-one misses out on any opportunities offered at the school.

 

Who are Friends of Alveley School?

 

We are a group of volunteers who meet once every half term. We plan, organise, and advertise fundraising events.

 

Our current committee consists of:-

 

Chair Helen Watkins Vice Chair Hannah Pablo
Treasurer Sue Anderson Vice Treasurer Vacant
Secretary Liz St.Clair Vice Secretary Katy Nixon
School Liason Sarah Graham Publicity/ IT  Garry Matthews

Other Members:

Lesley Haynes

Jo Foster

Julia Crampton-Powell

Sally Anne Jennings

Mike Nixon

Charlotte Wheldon

Lynne Jones

Everyone is welcome to come to our meetings, whether you have any fundraising ideas, or make any suggestions. If you would like to help us, then please get in touch, we are always happy to welcome new volunteers and appreciate all the help we can get.

 

How can you help? 

There are LOTS of ways you can help!!!

 

Online Shopping

If you shop online via Amazon, Argos, Tesco, Ebay, Asda, Next, ELC, B & Q, and many many more retailers, then please access these stores via www.thegivingmachine.co.uk, we have registered our school which means every time you shop online with over 360 top stores, they will give our school FREE CASH DONATIONS. So every time you shop online you’ll be raising money – it really is that easy!.

 

Recycling

We are looking into recycling old mobile phones, ink cartridges, and clothing items VERY SOON!! Again, the school will receive cash for unwanted items.

 

Fundraising events

The more people that turn up to our fundraisers the better!!, so please bring along family and friends. Remember the more money we raise – the more money we can donate!!! Fundraising events are a great way of bringing the community and school together for such a worthy cause.

 

Volunteering

Whether you would like to volunteer at one event or several, do you have a skill that could raise money i.e. Face Painting, Balloon Modelling?

If you have any idea’s for new fundraising, then please let us know. We are always looking for new ways to raise funds. If you would like to be more involved with the FOAS then please get in touch through school or one of our committee.  

 

Donations

Do you know of anyone or any businesses who would be willing to make donations of raffle prizes, Gift Vouchers or Bingo prizes?, We are always grateful to our sponsors and ensure that we write to them following an event notifying them of just how successful the fundraiser has been due to their generosity.  

 

 

“The FOAS are proud to work in partnership with Alveley Primary School to make a difference to every child.”

 

 

And Finally….

 

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