Friends of Buckstones

Date of next meeting Thursday 19th April2018, at 6:30pm in The Park Inn, Buckstones Road.

Our last meeting was on Thursday 18th January. We discussed the up and coming Snail Race which will be on Friday 23rd February 2018. This is a family fun night where we have a specially ordered DVD from a company called Fundeo. The cartoon snails race each other but can be disqualified for misbehaviour by the compare Peedy the Parrot. On the night you have the chance to bet on the snails and maybe win a few races! We have an alcohol licence for the evening, hotdogs, sweets and crisps on sale, so come and make a night of it. Letters have gone out via e-mail (22/01/18) and tickets will be on a first come first served basis. It sells out extremely quick so I was advise getting your forms in ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Up and coming events discussed at the meeting were a possible Fashion Show, a World Book Day event (coming to school in pyjamas on Thursday 1 March), an Easter Egg design competition and another Bags to School (unwanted clothes and shoes which are weighed in). Later in the year we will have our annual Summer Fair, Summer Discoes and Treat Day for the whole school.

Thank you to everyone who has supported all our events which have made:-

Christmas Fair

Christmas Disco

Christmas Draw

Mrs Kulczycki’s Dance Lessons

Trick or Treat Disco at Tara Leisure £581.84.

Thank you to everyone who donated a Bags to School in November, full of unwanted clothes. We raised £98. We will have another Bags to School later in the school year, so please collect and save ready for our collection.

We had our AGM on Thursday 28th September. The following positions were appointed for the year:-

Chair – Lisa Hurst

Vice Chair – Kelly Kulczycki

Treasurer – Sarah Gledhill

Secretary – Catherine Mills

We raised over £8706.91 last year, which was amazing! We helped pay for the Y2 outdoor learning area.

Every Year we pay for the whole school to have a Treat Day. The last Treat Day was a Harry Potter themed day, with a magician, owls and a Forest Schooling. The children came dressed up and had the most wonderful day. They were able to take home their wands, spell books, peg dolls and much more that they made in the Forest School tepee.

Our aim this year to raise more money to enhance the Y2 outdoor learning area, purchase group reading books for each class and to help repair the pergola in the Infant Playground.

Thank you for everyone’s support and hope to see you at all our up and coming events this year.

Every penny we raise goes back into the school, which will benefit your child!