Friends Of Saxilby School (FOSS) is a group of parents and teachers working together to;
- Develop effective relationships between staff, parents and others associated with the school
- Engage in activities or provide facilities or equipment which support the school or advance the education of pupils
We have been raising money to:
Create an outdoor learning area for KS1 pupils (similar to the area outside reception). This year we have raised money for; – A visit and gift from Father Christmas for every child in the school – Outdoor equipment such as a shed, outdoor tap and Buddy Bench – A whole school 2 day maths workshop as part of Maths Wow Week We have had an amazing time at the following events: School Discos, Christmas Fair, Easter Chocolate Bingo, Summer Raffle and Fair. Large Scale Projects Occasionally we also have one off events such as the 24-hour cycle race in April 2012. This involved local businesses, radio, school pupils, huge organisation and of course the efforts of the cyclists who braved torrential rain through the night to raise £9,600! In 2011/12 we raised £15,000 which; – Co-funded refurbishment of library and entrance area – Equipped the library with IPADS, Kindles and £5,000 of new books! In 2010/11 we raised £7,000 which; – Refurbished the ICT suite including the purchase of 15 new computers and monitors – Purchased MP3 recorders / players, speakers and digital cameras for every class Annual Fundraising We raise money through regular events such as;
- School Fairs
- Summer Fun Day
We also have lots of non-event fundraising which are a really simple way for you to get involved. Everyone can get involved, either on a regular basis or by helping out as and when they can. Helping out at events (manning a stall ) Making donations (toys, raffle prizes etc) Cake baking Taking up a Committee role Attending meetings Running your own fundraising activity Whether you have a new idea for fundraising, see something you’d like to help out with, fancy helping out now and then or would like to join the Committee – we’d love to hear from you. Please leave your details at the school office, contact a member of the committee, or come along to one of our quarterly meetings, if you would like to get involved. You can find details of forthcoming events on the calendar or our Newsletter. FOSS NEWSLETTER Sept 28 2015 FOSS Newsletter September 2015 FOSS Newsletter July 2015 Join the FOSS Facebook Group and stay up to date!
Easy Ways You Can Help
Yellow Moon sell gifts, toys and crafts. By purchasing from Yellow Moon and using the code SSA1073 you will raise money for the school. Catalogues are distributed to parents every Autumn or you can order online by clicking on the logo to the right.
You can buy all types of naming labels from easy2name and the school will automatically receive cash-back. You can obtain an order form from the school office or click on the logo above to visit the website. (where you can select Saxilby School LN1 at the checkout).
Unwanted Clothes/Shoes/Bags etc.
We organise regular collections from the school of unwanted clothing, shoes, bags, textiles and soft toys. We are paid by the tonne for these items , and Bag2School raises around £800 per year for the school. Please see our calendar for next collection.
Co-op Community Champions Information
A message at the bottom of your Co-op till receipt tells you who the Community Champion is for your area. The charity is linked to where you live, so wherever you shop, your support will be linked to your local group. If you visit the Lincolnshire Co-op Website you can nominate FOSS – Friends of Saxilby School as your champion and raise money for us every time you shop. This does not effect your personal dividend/ Alternatively see a FOSS member for more information.