The Friends of Notley Green (now shortened to FONGS) is a group of parents and carers, long-established, who organise events to raise money for the school. As government funding does not always stretch as far as we would all like or expect, by running fun events for the children, and even social events for parents, in turn we can provide the children with extra items. Past funds raised have contributed towards a complete stage for the school hall, outdoor play equipment, a ball wall, books for the library, shade sails, trim trail, year 6 leaving presents, painting aprons, visualisers for every class, iPads and lots more!
Our AGM is held in the autumn each year where the positions of Chair, Vice Chair, secretary and treasurer are up for re-election. If you have a commitment and time available please feel free to stand for election. We are delighted to see new faces at our meetings – although it’s a lot more informal than it sounds. We meet during the school day, but if enough people call for the occasional evening meeting we are happy to accommodate. You are welcome to be a regular attender or just dip in and out. You don’t need to be a committee member to participate, all are welcome.
The current committee is:
· Chair – Sarah Sangster
· Treasurer – Ian Patterson & Sarah MacLeod
· FB Admin – Joanne Ross
· Secretary – Kelly Pearce
· Uniform Co-ordinator – Gill Sargeant
· Fundraising & Grant – To be confirmed
We all have something different to offer the group, but our focus is the same: to raise funds, which benefit and enhance our children’s education. Not forgetting to provide them with extra fun memories of their school life that will stay with them for many years.
We would love to set up a list of volunteers that we could call upon in times of need, and if you are happy to be on this list, please let us know in what capacity you can help such as poster design, raffle prize donating, manning a stall etc. on the day of an event, (we try to divide the event into time slots so we can all get to have fun with our children), or if you want to help with any part of planning – the choice is yours! The Christmas Fayre is our giant event needing many, many volunteers and support in advance and on the day. If you can help out sometimes please pass your e-mail address to Gill Sargeant and she will mail you when we are looking for volunteers.
You can contact us in several ways:
You can put a note in an envelope marked F.A.O. of the FONGS and hand it in to the school office. We have a Facebook page, please join us for an easy way to see the latest news, info and to make any comments, suggestions or ask a question.
We also have a website: http://www.fongs.co.uk/
We have a physical noticeboard situated just inside the main metal gates, on your left which is regularly updated and we also use Parent Mail through the school to communicate specific information. We have a used uniform shop regularly after school. Donations of used uniform can be given to the office, for us to re-sell. An easy way to help raise funds is to use the following online sites for your new school uniform purchases and labelling solutions, we earn commission from these sites, so earn money for us from the comfort of your chair!
Thank you for showing an interest in our page. We welcome your views and input.
The Friends of Notley Green
Registered charity No. 1096232