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Friends of St Patrick's School

Thank you to all our Secret Shop Volunteers!

To keep up to date with all events, please Like our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FOSTPatricks
The next FOS meeting will be in the school staff room on Monday  ....... at 7:45 pm.  All welcome!

Dates for the Diary

Secret Shop - Week Beginning December 4th.

Working together to help our children...

Through FOS, we aim to enrich our children's school experience by raising money for equipment and facilites outside of the school's budget.  We want to help nurture a stong relationship between the school and all families connected with St Patrick's.  By working together, we can create a thriving school community and positive school environment for everyone. 
Just by supporting our events, you can be a part of this and have fun with friends and family at the same time! 

We are excited to be able to give you lots of information about future events and fundraising activities.


Contact Us: friendsofstpats@btinternet.com
https://www.facebook.com/FOSTPatricks

Registered Charity No: 1136852

New Members Welcome!

We know how hard it can be for new families to understand exactly what is going on around school and we are here to help.  Our Facebook Page is a great place to start, as we will provide helpful reminders of the busy school calendar.

We have been very happy to welcome many new members to the meetings we hold.  It is always good to be able to gather new ideas an opinons on ideas for events, fundraising, or ways to spend the money we raise.  Our current FOS committee is very keen to ensure the longevity of the group by planning succession over the next few years.  

New faces are always welcome at the meetings and events.  Please feel welcome to come and simply listen to what we do.  No-one is pressured to become a volunteer simply by attending a meeting!

New Ideas on How to Support School?

We are always keen to support school with new events, activities and resources, and are always looking for new ideas or recommendations.  Do you know of any other things that have worked well at other schools/groups? 

If you have any suggestions, please pass them on by speaking to someone from the FOS or email us at friendsofstpats@btinternet.com

Curry and Quiz Night

Thank you so much to everyone who attended the Curry and Quiz night on Nov 10th.  Well done to the winning team - 'Not even thought about it!'

Thank you to Mrs Loraine and Mrs Brook for their very challenging quiz questions - there were definitely some brains hard at work this year!

Secret Shop

Thank you to the team who came and helped us to organise the gifts for Secret Shop - we are ready for the busy week ahead!

Each child has the opportunity to buy 2 gifts from the shop, during the school day, for their loved ones at home.  Gifts are £1.50 each and will be gift wrapped and labelled ready to go under your tree!

EYFS, Y1 and Y2 Disco

Thank you to our wonderful team who helped to organise and run the first school disco  of the year!

 

Well done to all the children who showed their very best dance moves!

Company Charitable Giving and Support

In recent years, we have been very fortunate to recieve corporate donations from Barclays and Lloyds TSB banks courtesy of their charitable support program.  Parents who volunteered at the Summer Fayre, used this scheme to have takings matched by their employers.  We have previously received over £1500 through this scheme.    
As we are a registered Charity, your company might also offer the chance to get paid time off to volunteer as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility Policy.  If this is so, we would love to hear from you.