The Friends AGM was held on Monday, thank you to all who were able to attend and a big thank you again to all class reps, helpers, teachers and parents for all your support over the last 12 months. Also, thank you to the previous committee for their advice and support in our first year which has been invaluable. The full minutes of the meeting can be found on the Friends pages of the school website. We have had a few changes to the Committee for the coming year. Suzi Peake (Vice Chair) and Kate Meredith (Treasurer) have stepped down from their positions but will be continuing with their support as class reps, a special thank you to them both for all their hard work. We would like to welcome Sarah Davies (Vice Chair) and Christine Morgan (Treasurer) who were nominated and elected into these positions. I will continue as Chair and Laura Temple will continue as Secretary.
Although we have these positions, we still rely on extra help at the events we run throughout the year so if you would like to be involved and are happy to help, please speak to any member of the committee.
During the AGM, it was suggested that we should highlight some of the detail of what has been raised by Friends events over the last year and also what some of the funds have been spent on.
The events run by Friends last year raised a total of £2356.30, here is a reminder of where and how this money has been raised:
* Autumn Disco
* Valentines Disco
*Christmas Fair – games, stalls, crafts including children’s baubles, secret shop, face painting/tattoos, and Rotary float with a special guest.
*Christmas Raffle with some fantastic prizes & Christmas Hampers
* Mother’s day secret shop
*Father’s day secret shop
* Guess the Easter eggs in a jar
* Freezy pop Fridays, Ice cream was a hit!
* Summer fair – Whitford Wild West theme
The majority of the events we run are intended to raise as much money as possible but at the same time are fun for the children. The children also enjoyed a visit from Father Christmas with a special gift last year and this is something we are looking to do again this year.
Dates for your diary
With Christmas just around the corner it is full steam ahead with preparations for the Christmas Fair, please join us at our next Friends meeting on Friday 13th October at 2.30pm in the school hall. This will be our first meeting as a new committee and the focus will be on discussing any new ideas for the Christmas Fair. Everyone is welcome and we would really appreciate your input.
The Christmas Fair will be held after school on Friday 1st December 2017 so please save the date. Further details will follow for our usual Own Clothes days in return for donations.
Finally, our Autumn Disco will be held on Friday 20th October 3.15pm-4.30pm, flyers / consent forms to follow.
Carol Owen (Chair) and all of the Friends Committee