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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Friends of Chesswood (PTA)

Introduction

Friends of Chesswood is an active group of parents & staff who meet regularly to arrange social events and raise funds for the School.  Everyone is welcome and it is an excellent way of becoming involved in school life and meet other parents.   Our primary role is fundraising to purchase additional equipment or resources to enhance the children’s educational experience and the school’s facilities.  New ideas for fundraising or social events are always welcome. 

If you are unable to attend our meetings there are other ways you can get involved, such as helping at the Fayres, Discos or other events, or preparation leading up to the various events. 

Please contact Kate Brown  or the school office if you would like to be involved in some way.

 

EVENTS FOR 2021/23

Date Event Amount raised
15th October 2021 AGM  
18th October 2021 Treat Week £519.05
8th December 2021 Christmas Fayre  
14th February 2022 Treat Week  
17th June 2022 Summer Fayre  
tbc Ice Cream Sale  
tbc Doughnuts Sale  

 

In 2019 Friends of Chesswood helped to purchase a new minibus.  In 2020 we purchased new chairs for school productions, storage cupboards for playground equipment and new playground markings.  In 2021 we purchased a new greenhouse in our vegetable garden area as well as our main project developing a new pond dipping and nature area.  We are now looking to create a climbing area in the lower school playground and our next project will be an outside classroom.


 

Did you know that you can help raise funds for Chesswood every time you shop online?

Easyfundraising.org.uk

Whenever you buy anything online you could be raising FREE donations for Friends of Chesswood School with easyfundraising.  There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

  1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/friendsofchesswoodschool/?utm_campaign=raise-more and join for free.
  2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
  3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Friends of Chesswood School at no extra cost to you whatsoever!  There are no catches or hidden charges.

Throughout the Chesswood community these donations could really mount up and make a BIG difference to us, so we’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to sign up and support us. It’s completely FREE and only takes a moment.  You can find our easyfundraising page at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/friendsofchesswoodschool/?utm_campaign=raise-more&utm_content=gs-e1

FUNDRAISING IDEAS — SilverStar

Amazon.Smile.co.uk

In addition to this you can also support Chesswood every time you shop with Amazon.   AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Friends of Chesswood at NO COST TO YOU.  On your first visit to www.smile.amazon.co.uk select Friends of Chesswood as your chosen charity.  You can use your existing Amazon account but where you see a product is marked “eligible for smile.amazon.co.uk donation” then ensure that you change to the smile.amazon.co.uk page before completing the purchase.

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If you have any questions please contact either Kate Brown or the school office.  Thank you so much!