FRIENDS OF NEWTON FARM SCHOOL
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The notice below is an invitation to a 'Friends of Newton Farm' meeting
on Friday 11th January at 9am - we hope to see you there.
Welcome to the Friends of Newton Farm School
(PSFA - Parents, Staff and Friends Association)
All parents, carers and staff are automatically members of the Friends of Newton Farm School.
What does the PSFA do?
In a nutshell, the Friends of Newton Farm is a PSFA that raises money for the children by organising fundraising events. We also aim to bring people together and have some fun whilst making money for a good cause. Our events are varied, ranging from the annual Summer Fairs to Christmas events for the children.
Where does the money go?
Over the last few years the friends of Newton Farm has funded:
The main shelter at the entrance of the Year Two class room and outside the Junior school entrance so that the parents can have shelter in bad weather and children can used while lining up outside the class rooms.
The Friends of Newton Farm team
There is a small team of volunteer parents who coordinate activities on behalf of the PSFA and an army of parents, carers and staff who help put on events
This year's committee include:
Mrs Mona Chamedia - Chair
Mrs Noora Hayder - Vice- Chair
Mrs Rekha Cheung - Secretary
Mrs Nila Raichura - Treasurer
How can you get involved?
There are lots of ways you can help and support your child through the Friends of Newton Farm. It doesn’t matter if you can’t help on a regular basis, or even if you cannot come into school.
Willing hands: We always need a lot of extra hands to put on events both in the run up and at the event: setting up, running stalls, selling tickets, organising a raffle, cooking for stalls.
Help organise an event: If you'd like to plan and run an event, we can give you all the help and advice you need.
Become a Committee Member of the Friends of Newton Farm Committee: If you would like to be more involved you can volunteer to be a Committee Member. You can also help by letting us know if you have any skills or ideas we could use, everything is potentially valuable to us.
As well as being a fundraising body the friends of Newton Farm is a great way to meet other parents and support your children in school.
If you would like to know more, or help us with any of the events, please speak to any of the committee members.
We always welcome comments, suggestions and contributions so please get in touch.
You can give as much of your time or as little, we are always grateful for any help we receive. We have some parents, who are able to devote an enormous amount of time, and we thank them for it, but we also have people only able to help at one or two events a year and we thank them also. To become a member of the Friends of Newton Farm you do not have to commit to every event, meeting, get-together, just come along when & if you can, there is always a job that needs doing and “many hands make light work” as the they say.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support at all the events the PSFA organises, without you attending and spending your hard earned money we would not be able to raise funds for the school and in turn support all our children.
If you would like to know more or are interested in becoming an active member of the friends of Newton Farm School please feel free to speak to any committee member.