Friends of Eton Wick School (FoEWS)
Friends of Eton Wick School (FoWES) is the name given to our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) here at Eton Wick First school. Every parent, guardian, teacher or carer of a child at our school is automatically a member of FoEWS.
Why are we here?
As a registered charity, the aim of FoEWS is to raise funds to purchase items that would otherwise fall outside the school's budget. For example, For 2018/2019 the target was to fundraise for a school set of LearnPads. The fundraising target was met, and over £8000 was raised. This means that the children now have access to much needed resources to enhance and add to the learning of ever an evolving IT world.
The fundraising for 2021 - 2022 will go towards an additional set of LearnPads, and new reading books.
The FoEWS also provide an informal social network for pupils and parents, to offer children social experiences with their school and community. We are a friendly group of parents and if you wish to get to know more parents within the school or add your own fundraising ideas, please do reach out or consider joining us! We hope to have a broad range of people across the year groups.
How does it work?
FoEWS is currently run by a group of volunteers who regularly attend meetings and help organise school fundraising events, such as cake sales, school discos, Christmas activities school fairs and much more over the school year. We have a great committee of parents/guardians across the school year groups however, everyone is free to contribute as little or as much as they like, as infrequently or as often as they like.
All input from non-committee members is always very welcome (and appreciated!), no matter how big or small. Parents and carers are welcome to become involved with FoEWS either as part of the committee, or on a more casual basis by helping at an event, or simply by contributing ideas and comments.
Please feel to get in touch with us using the email address below:
Friends of Eton Wick School Governance
Charity Number - 309540
Friends team appointed at the AGM - October 2021:
Chair – Lisa Smith
Co-Chairs – Samantha Marshallsay
Year 4 Rep – Claudia Shearman & Lindsey Siddall
Year 3 Rep – Tracey Faria & Shelley Canavan
Year 2 Rep – Vicki Quilter
Year 1 Rep – Kirstie Hunter
Reception Rep – Zoe Vinall & Jasmin Sandhu
Nursery Rep – Samantha Marshallsay
We have two vacant positions that need filling (Treasurer & Secretary)
FoEWS Facebook Group
We have a very busy Facebook group, giving you instant access to school, FoEWS events and information as well as other local things of interest.
See our page www.facebook.com/FOEWSPTA
We are on Twitter too @FOEWSPTA
There is a notice board within the school’s grounds, where all information regarding events and meetings will be displayed. We also aim to send up to date posters/notices out within the class WhatsApp group forums.
We are always interested in any organisations that would be interested in becoming a FoEWS event sponsor. This could be by placing an advert on the schools newsletter page, sponsoring an event, booking a pitch at a fair or even just by providing much needed equipment for events (food and drinks is always THE biggest cost to cover!) If you know of anyone who may be interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org