What is FOSS?‘Friends of Southfield school’ is Southfield’s Parent Teacher Association. It is a voluntary group, which raises money for the benefit of the children at Southfield school, by holding fun fundraising activities.
Who are FOSS? As parents of the children at Southfield, you are all members, but the present committee is made of the following...
Chairperson: Louise Venables, children in Year 2 and Reception
Vice chair: Matt Cowing, children in Nursery
Treasurer: Lorraine Eagles, child in Year 4
Assistant Treasurer: Jeanette Rodgers, child in Year 6
Secretary: Lucy Knill, child in Year 2
Communications: Gillian Abdulla, child in Reception, and Maxine Sutton, children in Year 3 and Year 5
Purchaser: Nicola Smith, child in Year 2
Committee members include; Katie Walsh, Jacky Rooney-Nelson, Karen Thomas, Richard Faulkner, Caroline Harwood, Helen Cook, Charlotte Tobin
What have we achieved? We are really pleased to be able to announce that thanks to all your help to raise money and offers of help to help run events we have enough money to be able to replace the existing sound system in the hall!! The old, worn out system is going to be completely replaced with a new, modern set up which will include an ipod dock, a portable system and roving spotlights for the stage!! This will benefit our children in many ways and also hopefully enable us to have movie nights!!! So on behalf of FOSS - THANK YOU AND WELL DONE!!!!
In the previous year we have refurbished the school library to make it more inviting and enjoyable experience for our children to learn about and enjoy reading books.
What we hope to achieve? Our present fundraising efforts are aimed at purchasing new ICT equipment and upgrades, including the goal of purchasing enough tablets to have 2 per class to make sure our children get the most out of learning about and using ICT equipment.
Recent events: FOSS has organised a Chinese themed disco, a bingo night, a coffee morning and after school cake sale, plant sales, summer disco... and we have more events coming up!!
Totals raised from recent events: Christmas fayre £1132.19, Christmas cards £285, curry night £68, cake sale/coffee mornings £203.45, plant sales £289.86, discos £269.85, bingo night £325.28, Phoenix Cards £31.50, summer disco £250. Plants Sales £276.60
Also, thanks to your help and support we can now add that the book fair raised a FANTASTIC £480 worth of books!!!!!!!!
Thank you and well done!!!
Planned Events: Up-coming events include:
30th November - Christmas shopping trip to Birmingham Christmas Market!
13th December - Southfield School Christmas Fayre
'MyDonate' Page: Foss has set up there own 'MyDonate' page. This means that anyone who wants to do a sponsored event with FOSS as their chosen charity can do so by following the link below. Happy Fundraising Everybody!
What can you do to help? We need you to come along & support us, to help make these events successful. If you would like to help at any fundraising event or have any fundraising ideas please leave your contact details at the school office or email us on the email address below.
Webshop: If you shop ‘on line’ with major high street and web retailers, you can raise money for Southfield simply by clicking on, www.spendandraise.com/friendsofsouthfieldschool. It’s safe & costs nothing extra to do. You will be receiving a handy card to keep by your computer to remind you to use the webshop each time you shop!
Time, date & venue of next FOSS meeting: Thursday 10th October 7.30pm in the bar at the Crown Hotel in the Market Square. New faces always welcome!!!!!!!!!!!
If you would like to be added to the FOSS email list, please give your details to the office and they will be passed on.
Thank you for your continued support.
The FOSS Committee