Friends of St Lawrence School (FOSLS)
Our PTA became the Friends of St Lawrence (FOSL) two years ago. This was because we wanted to include all members of the school community. FOSL organise fundraising events but also offers help and support at school occasions.
FOSL have funded many purchases over the years including play equipment, ipads, laptops, sports equipment and extra library books. The most recent FOSL purchase is the wonderful library revamp.
All parents are members of FOSL and are very welcome to attend the meetings or to stand for any of the committee roles. Many parents help out with events throughout the year, this is very much appreciated.
There is a FOSL noticeboard just outside the school gate however please see below for some of our latest news and forthcoming events.
We have just had our Annual General Meeting and revealed the final total raised during the 2017/2018 academic year – Friends of St Lawrence raised over £13,000 so well done to everyone!
During the AGM, the Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Class Rep co-ordinator stepped down and brand new committee members (see AGM minutes for details) were voted in - exciting times for FOSL!
Don’t forget you can keep up to date with all FOSL related business on the dedicated FOSL Facebook page – click on this link to find the page and request access https://www.facebook.com/groups/1411945948928445/?ref=bookmarks
Events – Term 1
Last Friday evening (9th November), we held a fabulous Quiz Night with fish and chip supper in the school hall. Everyone had a great time and the bar almost ran dry - always a good sign of a relaxed and fun evening. “It’s Almost Quizmas” were triumphant winners on the night – I hope they come back to defend their crown at the next quiz!
Many thanks to all those who came along to make it such a great night – we raised over £640 on the night marking a most fabulous start to the 2018/2019 year! We are also hopeful we will receive match funding from the place of work of one of our volunteers who was working the bar on the night. This would raise an extra £500 – almost doubling our total! If your work are involved with match funding, please let us know as it is such an easy way to increase our fundraising and would be hugely appreciated.
The next event in the diary is a FOSL Christmas disco on Friday 7th Dec which is open to all children at the school. Watch out for disco letters coming home soon.
Finally for term 1, FOSL may be conducting a few other Christmas fundraisers so WATCH THIS SPACE as the new committee get settled – and good luck to them all!
Contact : FOSL@stlawrenceprimary.co.uk
MINUTES FROM MEETINGS