FACT LETTER TO PARENTS SEPTEMBER 2016 - click to open
Dear Parents and Friends
Parents and friends of the school have always played a key role in helping to raise funds for school projects and to provide excellent new initiatives for the children to enjoy including the timber trial, the stage, outdoor learning areas and many more. This has been achieved under the committee and a group of volunteers known as PIA (Parents In Action) and since the start of the school year last September, FACT @ Todwick School – ‘Families and Children Together’.
Karen Dawtry, Lyndsay Stewart and Louise Taylor are your key committee members of FACT. We all have experience in fund raising and event management and hope that we can work with the school to give the children some fantastic experiences throughout their school years and to raise some money for the school at the same time.
Over the past year we have raised funds of over £3000, which along with the funds from the previous PIA group, have contributed towards the purchase of 24 Ipads for the school! These will no doubt be enjoyed by all the pupils (and staff!), and will enhance their learning through technology and innovative approaches.
We would really like to encourage as many parents as possible to get involved in what we are trying to achieve and hope that more parents, grandparents and friends will come forward and throw some new ideas into the pot as well as helping to get them going!
We would like to invite you all to the first ‘FACT’ meeting of the school year on Tuesday 7th October at 7pm, to be held in school. Please come along and find out more about what we have planned for this year and how you can be involved – we need your help!
For all the new parents to the school and so you all know a little bit more about who we are and hopefully to inspire you to join us and be involved in FACT, we have a quick statement from each of us below:
Karen Dawtry – Chairperson
I have been involved with Todwick School for many years. My eldest son Jack left Todwick School in 2012 and has many happy memories from events that have taken place. I also have a younger son who is in Y6. For the past 4 years I have run a book club, Scholastic Book Club for the school which raises money for the school to buy new books. With the (PIA) FACT @ Todwick School none of the events ‘scary disco’ / summer – Christmas Fairs and many more would be able to take place. I look forward to a new year ahead with lots of interesting and exciting events to come.
Louise Taylor - Secretary
I have a daughter Emma in class 4 and also a daughter in Y2 and so I am extremely enthusiastic to help make a difference within the school over the coming years and to see all the children thrive and enjoy all the benefits and opportunities offered to them from the fundraising events. I support a number of groups within the higher education sector with secretarial services and I also organise many conferences, workshops, seminars etc. so I hope my skills will help complement my new role on the committee.
Natalie Beal - Treasurer
Natalie has a son in Y4 and her daughter left Y6 in July 2016
To get the most out of this group and to gain the biggest rewards we need to work as a team and the more volunteers we can have involved, the bigger and better the events can be! Whether it’s an hour a year or an hour a week, it will be a huge help and will make all the difference. So if you could serve a cup of coffee at the Harvest Festival, or paint a face at the scary disco or simply be there to supervise the children playing, please please, please let us know.
If you have any questions or would simply like to talk to one of us about what we are doing or how you could help, please feel free to call or email on the details below and we will be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. If you are as excited as us and would be willing to send your contact details back so that we can contact you with the forthcoming events, please fill the bottom section of this page and hand it back to a teacher or the office in an envelope and we will be in touch.
We hope to keep these letters going so you know what is to come from FACT but in the meantime keep your eyes and ears open for the next social event!
Karen Dawtry - firstname.lastname@example.org - 07711405126
Louise Taylor - email@example.com - 07712176130
We hope to have a fabulous year with your help.
Please cut and return slip in envelope to a teacher or office staff
I/we _____________________________________________________________ would like to help and be involved in future organising of FACT events and to know more about what we do.
My child is in class ______________________________
My email is ____________________________________ and contact number is _________________