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Firs Fund It Update

Fundraising refocused to provide school library

Welcome to the fourth edition of the Firs 'Fund It' update.

Building update

The building project is nearing completion and Hazel and Elm class will move into their brand new classrooms after half term.  It will be wonderful for year 3 to finally have its own classroom block. Mrs Willis, Miss Munns, Mrs Miller and Mrs Harrison and all the year 3 pupils are looking forward to moving in. We would like to extend our thanks to all our parents for your patience whilst this project was in progress. Thank you also to all our Hazel class and Kids Club children and parents for sharing the Hollows building and working so well together.

These plans will release the present Elm classroom so that the school can now begin to realise its dream to redesign this area into a Library and group space. We are sure that all parents will agree that this will be a brilliant facility that will benefit all the children at The Firs. Your fundraising has already helped us build the second year 3 classroom which wasn’t funded by the EFA, but we still need your support. Whilst we managed to generate sufficient funds to build the new classrooms, we still need to continue to raise funds so that we can fit out our new library space.

The PTA have very generously offered to donate once again this year to this project and some of their fundraising events are listed below.

 

Up coming events

Waitrose “Green Token” community Scheme

The Firs heard last week that we will be one of the 3 nominated projects for its February “Green Token Scheme”. So time to get shopping and don’t forget to collect your “Green Tokens” when you are next in Waitrose.

Bedtime Stories

Wednesday 1st March bed time story at school with Hot chocolate and cookies.

Race Night

This PTA event will be held on 13th May at the school more details to follow. Please book the date.

Fun Run

Friday 16th June.  The annual fun run will be held at the school with stalls, BBQ, bar, etc supporting the main event

Summer Sing

The school choir has once again been invited to taken part in the summer sing with Ampthill singers. Date to follow

 

A huge thank you to the following for the donations received from the following events.

Summer Sing

at Ampthill Methodist Church -26th June

The Summer Sing raised a fantastic £306. Thanks to all the children who took part and the parents who attended this event.

Pamper Night

Friday 30th September

This year’s Pamper Night, held the night before The Firs Ball, raised an amazing £840. Thank you to the organising committee for a brilliant evening.

The Firs Ball Saturday 1st October

Thank you to the Firs PTA for a lovely evening and its contribution to the amazing donation of £14,500.

Christmas Concert Saturday 3rd December

We are sure that everyone that attending this event will agree that it was truly magical evening. Against the setting of the Christmas tree festival, the school choir led by Mrs Campbell sang beautifully supported by Redborne School Jazz Band, Alameda Wind band and The Ampthill Singers. The evening raised a staggering £700

 

How to donate

Donations

Donations can be made by cheque made payable to

The Firs Lower School Firs Fundit Account

If you can gift aid your donation, please download a gift aid form from our website or come and collect one from the office.

Buy a Brick

Buy a Brick for our wall on display at the school entrance. Bricks cost £25 each and £500 has been raised so far. You can buy one as a family or club together with friends or extended family”. Forms are available on the website under the “Fund it“ tab or from the office.  Every brick will get a donators “plaque” on our “wall of thanks”.

Text to donate

 

70070

 

The school has set up a Text to donate code. Just text FIRS16 followed by the amount you wish to give e.g. FIRS16£3 to70070. You can donate any amount from £1. Please don’t forget to say yes to Gift Aid when asked!

M & M Properties Sales and Lettings supporting The Firs

M & M Properties have offered to help our Fund It campaign by promising to donate £100 for referrals where the referral

  • Completes the sale of their property through M & M
  • Lets out their property through M & M
  • Uses M & M Mortgage services

Forms are available from the office or on the website under the Fund It Tab

The Giving Machine

Help fundraise for our school by going to www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk/find-a-cause

and use this search engine when making your online purchases.

Web page

Please go to the School Website under school Information, look at the Fund It tab to download Gift Aid form, Buy a Brick Forms, and the M & M Property referral forms.

Match Funding

Does your employer offer to match fund any money raised? If so and you can help at any future events, just let us know and we will sort this out with you! The list of all known companies that do is available on our website

Company Donations

All organisations and companies who donate will also be receiving a donators “plaque” on our “wall of thanks”