Friends of St Mark's (PTA)

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Welcome!

Welcome to The Friends of St Mark's otherwise known as FOSM. FOSM is the Parent, Teacher and Friends Association for St Mark's, a group of people who help to organise events for the school and wider community, both fundraising and social. FOSM is a registered charity (No. 1041853) with the object of the association to advance the education of pupils in the school in particular by:

  • Developing effective relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school.
  • Engaging in activities or providing facilities or equipment which support the school and advance the education of the pupils.

We are very fortunate to have a thriving PTFA that has been an integral part of the school community for many years. All parents and teachers are automatically members of the PTFA with an elected committee to run events and manage PTFA business.

 

Latest News! 

Canopy Competition

We have entered an exciting competition with A&S Landscape who are awarding a canopy to one lucky school. To win this fantastic prize we need to collect the highest number of votes! Please click here to vote for our school. The school houses 360 pupils over the age range 6 to 11 years and providing shade and shelter for them all is pretty challenging. We have planted some trees but these will take many years to mature to give plenty of shade in the summer months. We are hoping to provide shelter and shade in a few areas of the outside space to enable all of the children to enjoy the spaces without getting very wet in the wetter months and sunstroke in the hotter ones.

Once you have voted don’t stop there! Please spread the message on friends, parents and supplier’s websites as well as social media to help us win!

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Shelter and Shade - 2022 Project

We have reached a fantastic £10,500 towards the proposed new Shelter/Shade in the Playground. Thanks to your support we have raised £8500 through the 20.22 Challenge, it's not to late to return your forms if you haven't already. A big thanks to a parent who organised a £2000 donation from Richard Griffiths & Co Solicitors, we are very grateful.   

 

Upcoming Events

 

7th April - Easter Egg Tombola

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28th April - Disco

Years 3 & 4: 5.30 - 6.45pm, Years 5 & 6: 7.00 - 8.15pm. Entry via Y5/6 doors, Collection via Reception. 
£2 entry with Tuck available, sweets 50p, crisps 20p, popcorn 20p, and ice pops 20p, only one sweet bag per child. Please let us know if you can help for a session. 

16th June - Disco

Years 3 & 4: 5.30 - 6.45pm, Years 5 & 6: 7.00 - 8.15pm. Entry via Y5/6 doors, Collection via Reception. 
£2 entry with Tuck available, sweets 50p, crisps 20p, popcorn 20p, and ice pops 20p, only one sweet bag per child. Please let us know if you can help for a session. 


Friday 17th June -  Father’s Day Sale

Children can choose and wrap a gift in school £2 per gift, maximum of 2 gifts per child. Please let us know if you are able to help in the Father's Day Shop during the morning. 


Thurs 7th July - Non-uniform Day

Non-uniform in exchange for an item for the Summer Picnic. Suggestions include items for the tombola and raffle or a cash donation. 

 

Fri 8th July - Summer Picnic

Join us after school for the Summer Picnic with Mr Lawrence providing the tunes! Refreshments and drinks (including a bar) will be available along with games and stalls for the children. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy the school community! 

 

How can you help?

Consider joining the committee – a committee is formed every September/October at our AGM. Please come along or join in our WhatsApp group. Don’t have much time? Don’t worry, you can offer as much or as little time that is possible. Help at events or behind the scenes is always welcome, just 30 minutes makes a massive difference.

Match funding – does the company you work for run a match funding scheme? – please let us know.

Donate items that support our fundraising e.g. raffle prizes, tombola prizes and even unwanted clothes into the clothing bin. 

Support our events! We do this all for our children.

All assistance is appreciated! To get involved please contact us via email, approach one of the committee members in the playground or come to one of the meetings. Any fresh ideas are always welcome!

Shopping via Amazon? Use this Amazon link to support FOSM with purchases. Or shop via Amazon Smile and set your charity to The Friends Of St Marks Ce Junior School. 

Join easyfundraising and whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for the school. There are no catches or hidden charges.

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stmarksschool/.

All uniform should be labeled to help it get back to its owner, we've joined My Nametags which are highly recommended, you can order nametags, and help us raise funds.  Alternatively, enter the school ID - 20782.

We are registered with Salisbury Community Lottery . Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 a week. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week, with a top prize of £25,000! 

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Contact Us:

Email: ptafosm@gmail.com

Or Join us via our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FOSMpta/

 

Governance:

FOSM is a registered charity. The Consitution and Policies and Procedures can be found in the files. 

Files to Download

Student Login

STAFF LOGIN
PARENT LOGIN
SCHOOL BLOGS