Parents’ Association – FOSRS

Stoke Row School has a very active and enthusiastic parents’ association, Friends of Stoke Row School (FOSRS) which holds many events throughout the academic year.

FOSRS role within the school is to raise funds for school projects and equipment along with contributing to the main infrastructure of the school.  In addition FOSRS organise fun events for both children and parents throughout the year.

Meetings are held twice termly with some impromptu ones in between around larger events.  All parents are welcome and encouraged to join any of the meetings.  The FOSRS meetings provide an opportunity for parents to discuss how to support the School in positive ways.

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FOSRS aims to raise funds for the school by organising fun events for both the children and parents.

Some of the events we have held over the last academic year have been:
School discos
Class cake sales
Bags2School collections
Book Fairs

We also open some events to the whole community:
Christmas Fair
Summer Fair
Colour Run sports event
Quiz Night

We provide refreshments at events:
School Nativities
School plays
Pancake Day races at the local village green
Grandparent’s Day

And we get involved in local community events too, providing help and/or refreshments:
Woodcote Rally, who very kindly donated £200 to FOSRS in 2018/19
Stoke Row & Nuffield Motorsports event

We raise funds which the school allocates to projects and resources as needed. FOSRS has funded the school’s entire resources budget for the last two years meaning that our fundraising has paid for all the school’s paper, pencils, glue sticks, craft materials, etc., that the children have needed, leaving Government funding to be focused on the school’s core running costs.

GET INVOLVED:

We welcome new faces at our meetings! Everyone is welcome at our meetings, which we hold 2-3 times a term, alternating between a daytime meet at the village shop, and an evening meet in the Cherry Tree.

Details of our meetings, events and other news are sent out regularly via ParentMail, shared on our Facebook group Friends of Stoke Row School (FOSRS) www.facebook.com/groups/FOSRS and shared on the class WhatsApp groups by class reps.

Past projects:

Funding new road safety signs.

Obtaining an “Awards for All” grant to build the new outdoor classroom and lay thermoplastics in the playground.

Helping fund new playground equipment with a tower and climbing frame for use by all year groups.

New resources for the school including maths, art and music equipment.

Winning a ‘Co-Op award’ to transform the Bubble class garden with a new greenhouse and sleeper flowerbeds which are also used for gardening club and all year groups.

2019/2020 FOSRS Committee:

Chair  – Emma Taylor
Vice Chair – position vacant
Secretary – Robyn Polisano
Treasurer – Tracey Preedy
Deputy Treasurer – Kerrie Blaker

Class representatives:

Reception (Bubble Class Rep) Kerrie Blaker and Becky Jenkins
Year 1 & 2 (Raindrop Class Rep) Mia Fullick 
Year 3 & 4 (River Class Rep) Jenny Lowe
Year 5 & 6 (Ocean Class Rep) Andy Wallis

Get in touch with us by email: fosrs@hotmail.com

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