Friends of St Mark's (PTA)
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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.
AGM - Thursday 7th September 2023
Thank you to everyone who came to the AGM. Full minutes will be added to the files section shortly.
Bags 2 School Collection - Monday 27th November
Drop of your bags of unwanted clothes etc in the morning and fundraise for FOSM. This is being jointly organised with WPSA.
Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s clothing
Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
Scarves and ties
Household bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers)
Disco - November 2023
Santa Sale - Thursday 14th December 2023
Children are able to shop for gifts for friends and family at the Santa Sale, held in school hours. Gifts cost £2.50, maximum of two per child.
Christmas Draw - Friday 15th December 2023
Tickets will go on sale for the Christmas Draw after the October holiday. Be in with a chance of winning a cash prize or hamper just in time for Christmas.
How can you help?
Consider joining the committee – a committee is formed every September/October at our AGM. Please come along or join 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.
Become a Class Rep and help us spread information with regards to FOSM and the school community through a class WhatsApp group. We aim to have two parents per class to spread the job. If you would like to volunteer, please get in touch.
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!
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.
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.
Nominate us with Movement for Good, follow the link from the image below and scroll to the bottom of the page to enter details and vote for FOSM
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!
Or Join us via our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FOSMpta/
FOSM is a registered charity. The Consitution and Policies and Procedures can be found in the files.