Click to read a summary of the FoMS AGM May 2016
FOMS exists with two aims:
- to fundraise for the school to provide some of the extras that the school budget cannot otherwise cover
- to contribute to building the sense of community we have at Monkfrith – by putting on fun events and supporting other school events.
FOMS runs a number of events through the year – such as Christmas and Summer Fairs, quiz nights, Bingo night, curry night, discos, and support the school in running celebration events like the Royal Wedding playground party. We also run fundraising schemes such as printer cartridge recycling, catalogues and the use of ‘easyfundraising’ website portal: www.easyfundraising.org.uk – do your internet shopping as usual – but starting from this site and we raise money from the websites you buy from. Please select ‘Monkfrith School Association’ as the cause you want to support.
Responsibility for FOMS rests with an elected committee. We meet regularly to plan events and manage finances.
But FOMS only works because of the involvement of all the Friends of Monkfrith – parents, teachers, our school children and other family members, like older siblings and grandparents. People help in all sorts of ways, big and small. That might be by attending events; buying raffle tickets; offering business sponsorship; taking on the running of a one off event with a group of friends –with the support of a committee member; helping run a stall at a fair for an hour; buying or making cakes for the cake sales; advertising in programmes, coming to a coffee morning working party and wrapping toys for the Fair.
Things we have funded in the last couple of years include: the climbing wall; books; Mathletics website for KS1; coach trips; £100 for class teachers to spend (part funded from class cake sales). We have also contributed to the costs of: landscaping the pond area; interactive white boards; dining room tables and chairs; books; replacing playground safety flooring; parent school text service.
If you have any questions, put a note in the bookbag, see a committee member in the playground or email us at F.O.M.S@outlook.com
(registered charity number 1146032)