Who are we?
Formally known as the PTA, we raise funds to enhance the experience of all the children at Stowford School from Nursery to Year 6. We are keen to welcome new members to join the committee. Annual general meetings are held at the school. Events and meeting dates are published on the school newsletter.
Stowford Friends Committee is a registered charity (Charity Number: 1144594).
Message from Stowford Friends
We have launched a new volunteers list. Stowford Friends are keen to invite any parents, carers, grandparents, staff and local residents to support the group.
We are encouraging people to become involved in fundraising and events in any way they can – without the need to formally become a committee member.
Funds have been spent on equipment, facilities and events at Stowford School, such as:
- play equipment (the children have a wish list)
- visit by theatre group
- enhancements to the playgrounds
- contribution towards the accessibility lift
This year we hope to raise even more money, but to do that we need your help!
If you think you may be able to help out at some point during the school year, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, please read the letter re helpers below.
Stowford Friends – News & Upcoming Events
You may remember getting a letter from Stowford Friends last term, inviting you to contact us with any suggestions, feedback, requests etc. We encourage comments at any time, about events, use of funds or anything else that will add to the experience of children at the school. As ever, we’re keen to expand our list of volunteers. We’re also trying to build up a database of skills/services/contacts e.g. builders, gardeners, painters/decorators, stationery suppliers, trade accounts….anything else you can suggest. Remember, we won’t be asking for free handouts, so please don’t be afraid to contact us! There are lots of ways to get involved, so please get in touch by emailing: Alban@five-d.co.uk
Have you remembered to sign up to support Stowford via the Co-op Community Fund? It’s a quick and easy way to help the school. Please visit coop.co.uk/membership and make 'Stowford Friends' your cause. We’re raising funds for furniture and equipment to create a ‘Thrive Room’ for art, play and creative activities for Stowford pupils.
Friday 12th January - Year 1 cake sale: donations gratefully received (remember no nuts: if you bring shop-bought cakes, please check the ingredients so we can keep everyone safe). All cake sales will be held in the gazebo from now on.
Friday 23rd March): New for 2018 - Stowford Friend-ly Quiz Night. Be ready to get a team together for a fun night to raise funds for the school! More details to follow soon.
Wednesday 14th March: Spring discos.
Thursday 29th March -Easter Egg Competition: Early warning to get creative. The annual Easter Egg decorating competition with categories for individual children (judged by year group) and for families. Some families always take this very seriously, so this is a chance for the rest of you – you’ve got plenty of time to plan something ‘speggtacular’ and think up some good yolks for the captions!
Bag2School: the next collection of clothes for recycling will be Friday 4th May, so please save all those outgrown clothes for us.