The Friends of Ewelme School (PTA) was set up in 1997 (Charity Registration Number: 1066698) and is our well-established and successful parent – teacher association.
The PTA run a number of fundraising events, from the popular Christmas Fair to Home Produce Sales and Rags2Riches4School.
In particular the PTA Sunday Teas, held once a month between March and September are renowned for our delicious cakes in the wonderful setting of our historic school.
If you would like more information or would like to get involved with this friendly group, please get in touch with the PTA Trustees, c/o Ewelme School Office.
Chair: Debbie Farrell. Vice Chair: Vacant. Secretary: Zoe Dewar. Treasurer: Kerry Sawyer.
School Rep: Yvonne Smith (Teacher Class 1). Committee Members: Becky English, Laura Gilroy, Andrea Young, Tracey Perkins, Charlotte Tyler and Rebecca Hague.
Autumn is now upon us and although Christmas still seems like a long way away we have turned
our thoughts to Christmas and will be asking the children to design their own Christmas cards this
year. The cards will have the pupils’ design on the front and their name as the designer printed on
the back. All cards will be professionally printed and varnished onto coated cards and packaged in
packs of 12 with white envelopes.
The children will complete their artwork next week and we will display all the cards for you to
order, in the school hall on Tuesday 17th October from 3.15 to 3.45 and then for those who cannot
make it Wednesday 18th October before school starts.
A pack of 12 cards costs £5.50 with additional packs at £4.50 each.
Please note all orders must be received by Friday October 20th as the artwork and order forms will
be collected on this date to go to print.
This is a really fun project for the children and also lovely for family and friends to receive
personalised cards from our little artists! It is also a brilliant fund raiser for each pack of cards
ordered £1.00 will be donated to the school.
10 September 2017 – FOES hosted the last ‘School Teas’ of the year last Sunday and added a further £66 to the School Teas pot. Thanks so much to Kerry Sawyer, Catrin Cuzen and Rowena Watts for giving us their afternoon – and a huge thanks too to those super organised parents who made cakes for us despite their busy weekend plans, and to those who braved the weather and joined us to eat them! Finally I can’t say it enough, but thanks so much to Mrs Luker who offers her own time every time we host teas to open the school and help set up.
9 July 2017 – FOES hosted the last ‘School Teas’ of the term and raised a respectable profit of £109 bringing the grand total of school teas fundraising to £1,202 for this year so far. A big thanks to the following servers: Kate Masters, Catrin Cuzen, Becky English and Zoe Dewar. A big special thank you too to Mrs Luker for her contributions on the day and the children who helped set up. Thanks too for all those lovely cakes, ice creams and those who came to eat them!
18 June 2017 – A huge thanks to Jane Smale, Charlotte Tyler, Pen Nixey and Shems Wilkinson for giving up their scorching hot Sunday afternoon to serve teas. It was a slow afternoon but they did a fab job of raising a further £89 for the FOES fundraising efforts. A special thank you too to Ollie Tyler, Elsa Nicholls & Samia Wilkinson for their contributions on the day. Finally, thanks too for all those lovely cakes and those who came to eat them!
21 May 2017 – The PTA raised a fabulous £198.80. A big thanks to the following servers: Banny Poostchi, Jane Smale, Amanda Wellbelove and Zoe Dewar. A big special thank you too to Izzy Wellbelove and Mrs Luker for their contributions on the day. Thanks too for all those lovely cakes and those who came to eat them! We had a perfect amount.
30 April 2017 – Raised an impressive £128.40. A big thanks to the following servers: Laura Gilroy, Rowena Watts, Becky English & Kerry Sawyer. A big special thank you too to Izzy Sawyer and James English for their contributions on the day. Thanks too for all those lovely cakes and those who came to eat them!
19 March 2017 – Thanks so much to all those who came to support the School Teas on Sunday – we made a fantastic profit of over £240! Also thank you to everyone who made cakes & savouries as we were overwhelmed, and the left over cakes sold in the playground yesterday to raise a further £20.
Raised in 2016 / 17
produce sale – 17th July –
Chiltern Chase 2017 – tbc http://www.chilternchase.org.uk/
Chiltern Chase 2016 – £4,500
100 Club – £700
Christmas Fair – £452.86 – Christmas cards £144.50
Apple Pressing / Produce Sale £263.08
Mugs & Booklets £302.40
Please remember to sign up and use Easy Fundraising for any online shopping. If you do, the PTA will receive a donation from the retailers (it does not cost you anything extra). It is really easy to set up an account and to use, the website is www.easyfundraising.co.uk