WELCOME!… FROM THE FRIENDS OF CALMORE INFANT SCHOOL
The Friends of Calmore Infant School (FCIS) is a fun and sociable way to bring staff, parents, carers and pupils together in support of our school. Throughout the year we hold a range of events which raise funds but just as importantly, bring together our school community. To stage our events we rely on the wonderful support of our parents and carers – no amount of time or gesture is too small or insignificant.
Role of the Committee
Our committee consists of four Officers; Chairman, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary as well as a number of ordinary committee members.
Our Committe members are Lisa – Grace (Robins), Becky – Charlie (Owls), Carly – William (Goldfinches), Mandy – Tegan (Year 3), Mel – Henry (Owls), Natalie – Hugo (Owls), Alice – Sophie Swallows), Kaja – Zane (Goldfinches), Nicky – Josie (Goldfinches) and Sam. We meet for meetings as necessary to organise our events. Our popular events are:
Summer and Christmas Fayres, Easter crafts and bonnet parades, Coffee Mornings ,Children’s Discos, Secret Mothers and Father’s Day and Christmas selling gifts. This year we had a very successful pamper evening.
We are committed to spending money raised on items and activities that will directly benefit the children and it is at our regular FCIS Committee Meetings that we decide how to distribute our funds. Our funds will go towards improving a particular area of the curriculum or school environment. The funds are for the extras not provided by the school budget that make our children’s learning experiences so much more fulfilling and exciting. Over the last year 2016-17, our funds have been put towards the new playground equipment (the boat) and towards our new library. For the year 2017-18 we will continue to put all our efforts into raising more funds for our new library.
How You Can Get Involved
There are numerous ways you can get involved with FCIS, ranging from helpers for children’s discos to manning a stall for an hour or so at one of our Fayres. It doesn’t matter if you can’t help on a regular basis. You can, of course, volunteer to be a Committee Member when the committee is up for renewal in October at our yearly AGM or you can give us your ideas for fund-raising events. We really couldn’t achieve what we do without the unseen army of help that exists in school so please do get in touch – we would love to hear from you.
How We Get Information to You
We will keep you informed about our activities and requests for assistance by sending letters in book bags. Updates will be included on the weekly newsletter, will provide you with all you need to know about forthcoming events if you’re interested in helping with any events let the office know and we will be in contact or arrange to meet you in school to speak to you.