Friends of St Lawrence School (FOSLS)
Our PTA became FOSLs two years ago. This was because we wanted to include all members of the school community. FOSLs organises fundraising events but also offers help and support at school occasions. The Friends have funded many purchases over the years including play equipment, ipads, laptops, sports equipment and extra library books.
All parents are members of the Friends 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 which is very much appreciated.
There is a Friends noticeboard just outside the school gate however please see below for some of our latest and forthcoming events.
We urgently need volunteers for the Committee Roles of Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. These roles can be shared. Please let us know if you are interested or have any questions.
We are having a wonderful year and have, so far, raised over £10,000! With the annual St Lawrence Summer Fair still to come, we are on target for a fantastic fundraising year.
We are already off to a great start in this final term with one of our well-loved discos already in the bag and then a FANTASTIC day at the annual Chobham carnival last weekend.
It was a glorious day – both the amazing weather and also our huge effort! We had over 45 children from St Lawrence joining in with our London Transport procession and then we had our lovely Maypole dancers too. So, over 60 children and their parents all representing St Lawrence school out and about in the Chobham community. The children and parents of St Lawrence did so well – the Maypole troop danced beautifully and the procession group all looked fantastic, even if we do say so ourselves! We then had a lovely stall at the carnival site selling second-hand books for adults and children so, all in all, a very successful day indeed.
MINUTES FROM MEETINGS
Upcoming Events – Term 3
It’s the big one! Please keep SATURDAY 30th JUNE free for the St Lawrence Primary School Summer Fair! Look out for details coming soon on our Facebook page as well as on the FOSL board outside the school gates. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1411945948928445/?ref=bookmarks
Upcoming Events- Term 2
We are already off to a great start with a ‘pre-loved’ uniform sale held in the Children’s Centre on Friday 19th January. We raised just over £80 and are planning a few more of the sales before the end of the year, as they are a great service for our parents and a fabulous way to pick up well-priced uniform, with or without the logo.
We have also planned to join together and run the Surrey Half Marathon Children’s 2km event on Sunday 11th March. FOSL will provide sponsorship forms for any children registered already to run this event who might like to ask their friends and family to sponsor them for their achievement. This is a first dip into sponsored events for FOSL and there is absolutely no pressure! More details coming soon about this on the FOSL FB page so don’t forget to join us there – link at the bottom of this page
In other exciting news, we also have the Friends of St Lawrence Masquerade Ball coming up this term! This promises to be an absolutely wonderful evening held at the Pine Ridge Golf Club on Friday 23rd March. Unbelievably, we still have room for a few more tables so please come along! If you’ve not already booked your space, you can grab a form from the school office or email email@example.com for more details.
Finally for this term, we have Easter activities for the children to enjoy! We are planning an Easter Egg Hunt, as well as our usual Easter Raffle, after school in the last week of term. This is a new idea and just a little bit of fun for the children - so fingers crossed for good weather!
Look out for details for all of the above on our Facebook page as well as on the FOSL board outside the school gates. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for the disco form – the next school disco is set for Friday 20th April, our first Friday after the Easter holidays!