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Friends of Dringhouses School

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About Us

 

Friends of Dringhouses Primary school is the name of our PTA (parent teacher association) which is a registered charity (RCN: 1095280). The committee can be contacted via their email address: friends@dringhouses.co.uk or approached in person at school.

 

The Friends are an active group of parents, teachers and community members. All parents/carers of children in school are automatically members and the association is managed by a committee of elected parents/carers and teachers. Any number of parents/carers can be elected on to the committee and any parent can join in FODS activities. There is no joining fee or membership card. FODS organises a variety of educational and social functions during the year, as well as fundraising for extra items for the school.

 

Parents and teachers can approach the committee to request funding (or partial funding) for any project that will be of direct benefit to the students. More information is available from our FODS Funding Criteria document.

 

The Committee

The current committee is as follows:

Chairs -  Becky Laing and Emma Fletcher

Secretary - Allyson Lister

Treasurer-  Sophie Swindles

Ordinary Members - Lizi Backhouse, Lauren Watson, Amy Stones, Julia Crawshaw and Chia Suan Chong

FODS Meetings 

 

Please look through the minutes of our most recent meeting, the Spring 1 meeting on February 11, 2019. You may also be interested in our Archived Documents page for more files associated with this and previous meetings.

 

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 26 March 2019 at 7.00 PM at school. Refreshments are provided and new ideas are always welcome!  If you have any great ideas but are unable to attend the meeting please do pass them on to any of the committee members, or email friends@dringhouses.co.uk.

 

If you'd like to know what we'll be talking about at our next meeting, please visit the following documents, and contact us if you have any comments or questions.

  • Spring 2 documents will be added here as they become available.

How you can get involved

 

Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings which are held half termly to discuss the fundraising events for the following term. You can be involved as much or as little as you like; from volunteering to help at a stall for one of our successful Christmas or Summer Fairs, to organising a one-off event, or perhaps a social event for parents.

 

If you're unable to attend a meeting but would like to be involved, please talk to a committee member or email us at friends@dringhouses.co.uk.

 

If you've volunteered to help run a FODS project, then our handy Project How-To document will help you get started.

 

 

Our Project Leaders

FODS relies on a large number of generous parents, staff, carers and friends to help make our events possible. They donate time, funds, and expertise to help all sorts of projects succeed, for the benefit of the entire school. This section lists those people who are currently running FODS projects. If you see them, feel free to give them a pat on the back for all their hard work!

 

  • Carissa Davies: Egg Decorating
  • Becky Laing / Lauren Watson: Garden / Outdoor Provision
  • Becky Laing: Recycling
  • Lisa Auckland: smile.amazon funding for FODS
  • Robert Walker, Helen Aconley and Beth Elsdon: Sponsored Raffle
  • Emma Fletcher: Summer Fair
  • Emma Fletcher: Sports Day Refreshments
  • Amy Stones: Summer Concert Refreshments

 

School Year 2019/20

  • Allyson Lister / Carissa Davies: Gingerbread men for new starters (September)
  • Ros Roberts: Tea and Coffee for New Parents (September)
  • Vaunda Powell: Christmas Cards (registration in January 2019)
  • Jo Gallagher-Kelly: Infants' Party (approximately February 2020, date TBD)
  • Will Hayler: KS2 Discos
  • Becky Laing: Secret Shopping
  • Emma Fletcher: Christmas Fair

 

Available Projects 

We are always happy to have help running a project. So, if you'd like to run or join a project, just contact us at friends@dringhouses.co.uk, find us in the playground, or come to our meetings to find out more.

 

If you've volunteered to help run a FODS project, then our handy Project How-To document will help you get started.

 

 

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