Latest news from the Friends of Mendip School

Autumn Family Fun Day Saturday 30th September 11-3pm
Friends of the Mendip School invite you to our AUTUMN FAMILY FUN DAY on SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER! Come along and have fun, meet new friends, take part in our exciting family-themed raffle and help raise funds for our amazing school.
Fliers and raffle tickets came home in book bags recently. Please spread the word and sell as many tickets as you can. Monies and stubs can be returned to the café in the envelope provided – if you would like more raffle tickets and can’t come on the day, please ask via the parent group Facebook page, pick them up in the Mendip School’s Greenfield Café or email our treasurer Kate at kateesmedley@gmail.com
At our fun day we will be joined by the fabulous children’s entertainer Kirsten from ‘Time for Magic’. And the Pete Wagstaff band (embedded link https://sites.google.com/site/petewagstaffband/ have kindly agreed to come and play on the day!
Burgers and sausages will be cooked by the Greenfield Café team especially for our fete or you can pop in to the café for a cuppa. We will also be running a soft drinks and cakes stall within the fete.
ALSO ON THE DAY –
Have fun on the huge bouncy castle obstacle course in the school hall, have your face painted, take part in some autumn crafts, play hook a duck and win a prize, buy some fresh popcorn, meet the Friends of the Mendip School and enter our raffle (see below for prizes!), browse our second hand uniform stall or find out about ‘farm-to-fork’ with our local Tescos team.
Enter our raffle to win a fabulous family-themed prize including:
  • Children’s birthday party from children’s entertainer Kirsten at ‘Time for Magic’
  • West Somerset Railway, family day rover ticket
  • East Somerset Railway, family day ticket
  • Wookey Hole, family day ticket
  • Longleat, adult day ticket
  • Cheddar Gorge, 1 adult, 1 child ticket
    Avon Valley Wildlife Park, 2 child tickets
  • Glastonbury Abbey, family day ticket
  • Bishops Palace, family day ticket
    Bottle of bubbly
  • Hotel Chocolat selection box ‘The Everything Collection’

 

FOMS meetings
The Friends of the Mendip School meet regularly, normally on Thursday mornings at 9.30am during the weekly parent group. Come along if you can for a cuppa and a chat!
Next meetings Thur 21st and 28th September, 9.30am.

On Thur 5th October we will holding an extraordinary AGM to discuss the future of FOMS and its role going forward, including reassigning positions. If you would like to get involved with raising funds for our amazing school, do come along on the day or get in touch via the parents Facebook page or by email (see address above).

Summer term update

 
We are busy planning our family fun day at the end of September and we are really looking forward to welcoming new families, parents and carers. We will be holding our first official raffle on the day with lots of exciting family-themed prizes. There will also be a bouncy castle, tombola, skittles and lots of food & drink! Save the date and look out for further notices. If you’d like to be involved or volunteer please contact our chair on Verenafuller@btinternet.com or come along to our next meeting on Thursday 6th July at 10am in the school meeting room.

Sponsored walk

 

Our Friends of Mendip School sponsored walk on Easter Monday at Collett Park was a great success and a lovely family day out.  The children did brilliantly, clocking up an impressive number of laps between them; with the total amount of money raised nudging £500 so far! The walk was a great way to kick start the fundraising for our school and a big thanks goes to all who participated and to all our generous sponsors.
 
walk collage
Spring term update
Since our formation we have met three times and have been busy working on three events; the sponsored walk, assisting with the official school opening and a family fun day at the end of the summer term.
We are looking forward to meeting lots of parents and carers at the official school opening on the 17th May. We will be there manning the bouncy castle, tombola and lucky dip.
 
Please see the fundraising page to find out how you can help to raise money for the Mendip School.