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Friends of Almond Hill (FOAH)

HELP NEEDED!

We really need your support to keep Friends of Almond Hill going! If you are willing to help organise events for our children to help raise funds for the school please let the office know! Even if you only have a small amount of time to offer, we would love to hear from you. Over the years, our parents have supported many fun events for the children and FOAH have paid for resources and educational activities which we are not able to provide from our budget. Without more help coming forward, I am very concerned that Friends of Almond Hill will not be able to continue. Thank you very much in advance. Any help is always so greatly appreciated.

Friends of Almond Hill are a dedicated group of parents who organise fund raising and fun events for our pupils and parents.

We view all parents and carers as members and welcome support in any way, big or small. FOAH are keen to organise events that reflect the interests of pupils as well as mums and dads!

FOAH meet each half term. Meetings are open to all parents/carers.  FOAH keep you well informed of planned activities through their newsletters and welcome your ideas.

As a result of a lot of hard work and the support of all of our parents FOAH have contributed to a wide range of resources and treats for the children over the years. Last year they helped to provide the school with its first I Pad trolley and currently are raising funds to support the purchase of a second one.

If you are able to help FOAH in any way please contact the school office and we will pass on your details.

Next meeting: Tuesday 13th July at 4pm 

Spring/Summer 2021

Summer Newsletter 

Thanks to your support and a significant amount of matched funding from one of our parent helpers, we raised an amazing £4,800 during the 2020/21 school year from events including film nights, gift rooms, Bags2School, Christmas cards/gifts, Guess the Chocolate jars, Ice cream Fridays and the Big PTA Summer Raffle.

With remaining monies in the account and the great funds that have been raised this year we have been able to provide money to the school for the following key items:

Item

Amount

New Interactive Whiteboard for Oak House

£2,216.00

Year 6 Leaver's Book

£580.00

Year 6 Hoodies

£750.00

Cultural Capital – (School activity funds if required)

£1,000.00

Indoor & outdoor play equipment

£800.00

Total:

£5,346.00

As you can see, without these events and without FOAH, the school would not have been able to buy such important things for our children to benefit from.

Reminder of ways to help raise funds for FOAH from home:

Amazon Smile – to help raise funds for the school we have registered Friends of Almond Hill on Amazon Smile. It costs you nothing but once registered, for every purchase you make on Amazon Smile, 0.5% of the value is paid to Friends of Almond Hill. It’s quick and easy to register and a great way to raise funds.

Textiles Collection – Also if anyone is having a clear out, if you contact Textiles AMD and mention Almond Hill they will collect your unwanted clothes and donate the money to Friends of Almond Hill. 

To arrange a collection or to find out more information please contact Textilesamd@gmail.com or 07551418109 and don’t forget to mention us!

School Lottery – we have set up the Friends of Almond Hill school lottery where someone from our school will win each week and everyone has the extra chance of winning the jackpot, £25,000. Tickets are from just £1 a week. Keep your eyes peeled for separate comms from the school on how to register!

Indoor and Outdoor Play Equipment for Break Times - The school feel they desperately need some new indoor and Outdoor Play Equipment. As well as FOAH donating money for them to purchase any, if you have anything you no longer need, any donations can be taken to school in September.

September                        

Next FOAH Remote Meeting – 7th September 4pm – please e-mail the school office for login details if you can make it, everyone welcome: admin@almondhill.herts.sch.uk

We look forward to more fund raising from September but VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR FOR SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT TO RUN AND TO MAKE EVENTS HAPPEN! Even if you can only help to plan or help out at one event, that would be really helpful.

If you wish to contact the committee for any reason, we can be contacted at:  foah@almondhill.herts.sch.uk

Best wishes for a happy and healthy summer break,

Julia, Clair, Adrienne and Annette – FOAH Committee

July 2021

FOAH Ice Cream Fridays 

Friday 18th June - cancelled due to poor weather.
Friday 2nd July - £155.40 raised.
Friday 9th July - £145.10 raised
Friday 16th July - cancelled

Father's Day Present Room

We raised £371 from the Father's Day present room - thank you!
 

Supporting the Year 6 Leavers

FOAH would like the Year 6 children to leave with something special to remember the final part of their primary school journey. We will be funding a leavers’ book for each child in year 6. The book will be full of memories and messages from their teachers and some photos. 

FOAH also agreed too pay for either a hoodie for each child in year 6 or a school disco. Children were asked which they would prefer, and they decided they would rather have a hoodie. Please look out for further information regarding how to place orders.
April 2021

Film Nights - May 2021

A bg thank you to the FOAH for organising the move nights - the children thoroughly enjoyed them and we raised £691!

Easter Jars

With your help, FOAH raised £158 - thank you!

Newsletter - March 2021

March
Easter Chocolate Jars – One jar for each class. 50p a guess. Starts 15th March. Winner from each class gets to take the jar home in time for the Easter holidays!

April
Next FOAH Remote Meeting – 13th April 4pm – please e-mail the school office to get login details if you can make it: admin@almondhill.herts.sch.uk

May
Movie Nights – £5 per child – includes popcorn, drink and sweets. 
May 4th - Year 3
May 11th - Year 4
May 18th - Year 5
May 25th - Year 6

June
Father’s Day Gift Room
June 8 th - Years 3-4
June 9 th - Years 5-6

June / July
Ice-cream Fridays – if the weather is nice, ice-creams to be on sale at the end of the school day on June 18th , July 2nd, 9th and 16th .

July
Family Walk Event – likely to be on Saturday 3rd July and details TBC nearer the time.
Summer Fair – Date TBC but likely to be Friday 16th or Saturday 17th July.

Please note all events are subject to government guidelines and restrictions regarding Covid.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO MAKE THESE EVENTS HAPPEN! Even if you can help to plan or help out at one event that would be really helpful.

If you wish to contact the committee for any reason, we can be contacted at: foah@almondhill.herts.sch.uk

Funds needed: FOAH are aiming to raise £3,000 for a new interactive whiteboard for Oak House. Oak House have 7 interactive whiteboards which are in need of replacement and cost £3,000 each. We are aiming to raise funds to purchase the first one.

Reminder of ways to help raise funds for FOAH from the comfort of your own home:

Amazon Smile – to help raise funds for the school we have registered Friends of Almond Hill on Amazon Smile. It costs you nothing but once registered, for every purchase you make on Amazon Smile, 0.5% of the value is paid to Friends of Almond Hill. It’s quick and easy to register and a great way to raise funds.

Textiles Collection – Also if anyone is having a clear out, if you contact Textiles AMD and mention Almond Hill they will collect your unwanted clothes and donate the money to Friends of Almond Hill. To arrange a collection or to find out more information please contact Textilesamd@gmail.com or 07551418109 and don’t forget to mention us!

Television for the School – good news – FOAH found a suitable television for the school which has now been delivered.

Autumn 2020 Fundraising

Bags2School 
Thank you to everyone that donated to the Bags2School campaign we raised £54.
December 2020
Bag2School (@bag2schooluk) | Twitter

FOAH Christmas Present Room 
We raised a fantastic £734 from our present room this year, thank you everyone!
December 2020

Design your own Christmas Cards
This event raised £288.52!
December 2020


Volunteers Urgently Needed... 

We can’t do these events without your help so please do let the school office know if you can offer any help or donations at all - thank you.