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Friends of SSJ

Welcome to the Friends of Stanground St John’s (FoSSJ)

Our Friends Association runs fundraising and social events for the whole school community. Our fundraising efforts have enhanced the education and experience of all the children at the school and will continue to do so with your support. All families of pupils at our school are automatically members of Friends and all family members and members of the school community are invited to get involved.

Last year we raised over £1500 which was used for school trips, buying books for the school library, replacing the canopy over the Reception area playground and paying for Leavers’ Books. We are currently planning the revamp of the shelter in the playground, which should be in progress shortly.

This year’s events will include:

* Discos

* Christmas/Summer fayres

* Easter event

The more help we have the more we can do, so please get in touch if you can help in any way, whether it’s being a committee member, helping plan or run an event, doing shopping for the disco, designing posters/flyers or helping count money … everything helps.

Committee meetings will be advertised on our noticeboard in the school playground – all are welcome – please come along to support your child and school.

Our next event is the Easter Eggstravaganza on Thursday 6th April. If you’re able to help with the planning and/or on the day, please get it touch (see below).

Save the Date: Summer Fayre Saturday 10th June.

Calling all working parents – if your employer has a matched giving scheme or volunteer involvement programme you could help us increase the amount of money we’re able to raise. If you’re able to do this or you’d like to find out more about it, please do get in touch.

If you shop online, you can make a free cash donation with every purchase if you join www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk. It’s really simple, you enter your favourite shops via TheGivingMachine and a percentage of your shopping bill is converted into a cash donation for the school, at no extra cost to you. With over 1,500 stores participating including Amazon, John Lewis and Tesco taking part, you can really help make a difference. Go to www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk and use the quick sign-up code 59466 or go to https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/causes/stanground-st-johns-c-of-e-primary-school/support/ If you wish to contact Friends, please email friends@stanground-st-johns.peterborough.sch.uk or leave a message at the school office and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Friends of Stanground St John’s are proud members of PTA UK, the leading membership organisation for parent bodies across the UK. With PTA UK membership all parents can access a wealth of useful information to help with supporting both the PTA and school in providing the best possible education for your children. Click the link to register, and get started: http://www.pta.org.uk/myspace

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