NEXT MEETING: Wednesday 5th June at the Ship
The Friends of High Down Junior School (the Friends) is an active group open to parents, family, staff and governors who meet regularly. We aim to “Advance the education of the pupils in the school, purchasing items that the school may not otherwise be able to afford, through fundraising” and “Organise events that the children can become involved in and gain both in their development and enjoyment”.
NEWS (March 2019)
This year (2019) we are making a very significant financial contribution towards the redevelopment of the Junior School IT Suite. The children deserve up to date and current equipment and we are very proud that we can support current users and those to come. It’s because of you that we are able to give this support – all those goody bags you make, the raffle tickets you buy, the events you attend, have made it possible! However, as a result, FHDJS funds will be severely depleted – making all future fundraising events even more important if we want to be able to continue supporting the school by funding the Science Dome, Art Week, library books etc, which we do every year. In addition, we support individual requests from your children’s classes and groups. To fund these requests and to support the school, we arrange and hold events such as :
FRIEND & PSA JOINT BOOK DROP (4 MARCH – 8 MARCH 2019)
A very big thank you! What a generous lot you are! We were blown away by the quality and volume of books that arrived for this year’s Book Drop. The books are being distributed to classrooms around the school so will benefit all children with newer resources in the classroom.
UPCOMING FRIENDS EVENTS
14th June – High Down Festival
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We need you!
“Can you help?” & “We need some volunteers” is the cry you’ll hear often throughout the school year. We value highly the current band of helpers that sort tombola, serve on the bar, make up hampers, pour squash at discos, wrap lucky dip, sell cakes etc. in between their parenting and work commitments. They and we would be very appreciative of more help, the events cannot happen without volunteers.
Please get in touch, however small your contribution – it will be gratefully received!
COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2018-2019