Family And Friends of Mytchett Primary School Newsletter
3rd October 2019
Dear Parents/carers,
Now we are all back into the swing of school life, FFMPS thought it would be a good opportunity to give an update on the upcoming events and ways that you are able to continually help fundraise for our School, which in turn benefits all our children.
Tuesday 8th October – Annual general meeting (AGM) / Cheese & Wine – 7pm in the Staffroom. This is an opportunity for you to get involved as little or much as you want. Are you able to attend just 3 meetings per year, including this meeting and become a committee member? Do you have any ideas for fund raising projects/events or any time to help? Please come along to this meeting and share your ideas!
Thursday 24th October – Pumpkin Competition – Drop off Bring in your best spooky inspired pumpkins the morning for judging. Prizes for Early Years, KS1 & KS2. Please use only battery tea lights. These are also available to purchase in the morning for 50p. The pumpkins will then be lit ready for the Spooky Disco. All pumpkins to be collected on leaving the disco.
Spooky Disco – 5.30 – 7pm – We will be selling the usual Hotdogs, Jacket potatoes and refreshments, ice-cream, popcorn, candy floss and jelly! There will be our pocket money stall which has gifts for £1 or under and we also have hair braiding, tattoos and nail painting. We always need help setting up or running this event so if you are able to spare anytime, the helpers list will be on the FFMPS board in the dining hall or please get in touch via the FFMPS Facebook page.
Saturday 2nd November – Family Fireworks – Join us for our annual family friendly Fireworks! Doors open at 4.30pm for food & refreshments. Flashy pocket money stall, popcorn & candyfloss and mulled wine & beer tent for the adults. Fireworks will start at approx. 6pm. Tickets are on sale now from the office – £3 Adult £2 Child. We have a site limit, so to guarantee entry, please pre book your tickets. On the night gate price is £4 Adult £3 Child.
Friday 13th December – Christmas Shopping Day & visit to Father Christmas. – This is one of our favourite events for the children. More details to follow but if you can spare any time on this day for selling and help the children wrap, please save this date. More details to follow.
ITEMS THAT WILL ARE NEEDED: 2nd hand school Uniform, Spare wrapping paper and soft toys. Please leave at office for collection.
What you can do to help?
• Any time you can spare to help with setting up, or during an event or just staying behind and clearing up! Any help big or small is much appreciated.
• With the new Facebook updates, unless you keep checking FFMPS posts, they won’t appear high on your feed and you might miss vital information. Please check the FFMPS page to reconnect.
For those who haven’t signed up yet, FFMPS has a Facebook page which we would love you to join:
• this page is just for FFMPS matters, dates/events and is a closed group or via our website
• Just as a reminder, we always need your unwanted clothes for our Bag2school collection. You can donate any time and in any bag. The marked bins are at the back school gates. We raised over £300 for our 2 collections this year! So if you are having a summer clothes clear out, please bring in your unwanted bags. The bins are monitored and are emptied regularly.
• On the same topic, if you have any unwanted good quality school uniform, please hand it into the office and NOT in the bags2school bins. We have a “nearly new uniform” rack that we restock. We are now putting out the 2nd hand uniform on the Smile afternoons in the hall as well as Parents evenings. If you do want to have a look through the uniform out of these time, please let the office know or contact via the FFMPS Facebook page
Hope to see you at the AGM!
Yours sincerely
Cora Coster
Family and Friends of Mytchett Primary School
Please keep an eye out on the bulletin board at the back gates and in the dining hall for updates and events.
We accept the following ‘good quality’ items for RE-USE:
• Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s clothing
• Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
• Handbags
• Hats
• Bags
• Scarves and ties
• Jewellery
• Lingerie
• Socks
• Belts
• Soft toys
• Household linen
• Curtains
• Towels
• Bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers)
We DO NOT accept:
• Duvets and blankets
• Pillows and cushions
• Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)
• Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing
• School uniforms with and without logo
• Corporate clothing and workwear
• Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material