Friends of St Lawrence (FOSL)
We have a strong Friends Committee which is very involved in school life. They organise fundraising events but also offer 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.
What have we achieved so far this year? I am delighted to tell you that during Term 1, we all managed to raise an astonishing £4,600!
This fabulous figure was primarily driven by the wonderful Christmas Fair (which raised over £2,800 alone) but also refreshments at the Christmas performances, the Bags2School collection, FOSL Friday afternoon ice creams in the first half of the term, the Robin Hood pantomime at Woking theatre and the school disco! Phew!
So far, we have used the funds to pay for the Hansel and Gretel theatre performance enjoyed by the whole school just before Christmas and we have also paid for a new pump and filter for the swimming pool. This means that swimming lessons will happily restart after Easter and the children can all continue to benefit from this amazing resource.
MINUTES FROM MEETINGS
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!