When your child starts at Shipley School, you automatically become part of the parents' committee ‘Friends of Shipley School’ or FOSS for short. We are a registered charity run by parents and supported by parents/teachers/staff and members of the parish. Our main aim is to support the school and enrich the children’s time within the school by organising fundraisers and extra activities. Over the years, FOSS has worked together to raise funds to support the school’s extra activities such as a day out to The Winchester Science museum, and also provide equipment such as ipads, dictionaries, weather stations, lab coats, Forest School provisions, outdoor play equipment such as the new trim trail play equipment, a learning classroom kitchen, pond and wild area in butterfly garden and garden equipment plus much more.
FOSS chairperson Sarah Cuthbertson organises meetings to discuss future fundraising and events. These informal get-togethers are for ANY parent/Grandparent/family member/Parishioner wishing to help support the school, and are a great chance to make friends and get involved in your children’s schooling. Without help, none of the above would be possible.
You can do as little or as much as you would like, from making a cake to running a stall at an event, or maybe suggesting an event you would like to organise! Even just your child attending the events supports FOSS, which in turn supports the school. Please come on board and join the committee if you’re passionate about helping out.
ALL of our children benefit one way or another from money raised, so please, come along to our next meeting and get involved!
What do we do?
FOSS Colouring competition - Design the 'Spring Fundraiser' poster and win 2 x tickets to Washbrook Play farm. We have received some wonderful art work so far. If your child would like to take part, please find blank poster templates in the leaflet holder on side of parent shelter. The winning design will be chosen the week we return to school, entries must be handed in by Monday 24th February and the winner will be announced at the following Friendship Friday - 28th February.
(Tickets will be on sale for JawsNClaws Spring event - Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th March)
FLIPPING FANTASTIC - Friendship Friday 28th Feb 3.05pm - 4pm
Pancakes will be on sale for £1 each with unlimited toppings station, pancake flipping fun and games. Refreshments will be available for donation as usual. - Anyone wishing to donate a cake please speak to one of the FOSS Team,
Lastly, "YOU GOT TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!”- Shipley CE Primary school lottery
You may, or may not know that FOSS has signed up to Your School Lottery a national company, geared up to help schools fundraise. You can join for as little as £1 a week, and could win up to £25k whilst supporting our school! This month you also have the chance to win a FITBIT Bundle (FITBIT inspire HR + ACE 2 kid's Fitness tracker)
Click on the link above, choose your 5 numbers and the site will do the rest for you.
The first draw will be Friday 28th Feb. GOOD LUCK (see poster in FOSS News board, Supporters must be 16+. Sign up before 22nd February for FITBIT competition.)