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 email@example.com.
For further information, please read the letter re helpers below.
Stowford Friends – News & Upcoming Events
The totals from our latest fundraising events aren’t finalised yet - exact figures to be confirmed soon! It’s looking great though!
The tea towels look set to raise plenty of laughs and over £750.
There was a great community atmosphere at the Summer Fair (helped by glorious weather). The children sang beautifully and the dance, gymnastics and field gun displays entertained the crowds, who ate an impressive 400 burgers/bangers from the BBQ. Remote controlled cars were raced, wellies were ‘wanged’ and coconuts smashed…...and Miss McIntosh demonstrated what can be achieved without a microphone! Thanks – to everyone who donated raffle prizes, items for sale, spectacular baking or volunteered their time. Thanks also to our special guests from the Fire Brigade, Police, Gables Farm, Razzy Jazzy (face painting) and Jolly Rogers with their very popular Dino Jeep. This is starting to sound like the Oscars, but there were so many people involved in this year’s event! The final ‘Thank You’ goes to everyone who came along for the afternoon.…..and spent so much money! As well as a pile of books and games, the total raised for the school, combining the Fair, Sports Day refreshments & final bake sale, will be over £2,500!!!
Coming up/dates for your diary
Tuesday 4th September - Welcome tea/coffee for parents/carers of children new to the school - in the Nest after school drop off. Please help us spread the word.
Tuesday 11th September at 7 pm - Friends AGM.
Why not come along to see what we do/how to get involved? All welcome.
Autumn, date TBC: Bag2School – please keep saving unwanted clothes & shoes.
Save the date!!! 2019 will be an important milestone for Stowford School and we are excited to announce we’ll be celebrating in style. 40th Anniversary Ball: Saturday 11th May 2019 at Boringdon Golf Club - to include a 3 course meal, arrival drink and various entertainments including live music. The ball will be open to current/former parents and teachers, along with businesses and other local people. You’ll be hearing lots more about this exciting event over the coming months.
A final thanks for all your support over the past school year.
Wishing you a great summer holiday …….. and already looking forward to next year’s events!