The Friends of Shaw would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who supported their Easter fundraising – whether this was attending the school disco or buying tickets to win one of 140 Easter Eggs in our Easter raffle. In total we raised in the region of £650.
We would also like to thank the following members of the local community that made very generous donations:
• Domino’s Pizza – Derwent Parade
• Jones’ The Butchers – Derwent Parade
• Tesco Express – North Road
• Smoker’s Paradise – Derwent Parade
• Premier – Broxburn Drive
• Bargain Booze – Derry Avenue
• M&P Estates –Daiglen Drive
• Tesco, Express – Derry Avenue
• Tesco, Lakeside – Cygnet Way
• School Staff
The Infant Hall was turned in to a creepy crypt on Tuesday 30th November 2018 as the Friends of Shaw held their annual Halloween Disco.
There was music from ‘Smiley Riley’, pizza from our local Domino’s Pizza store and, of course, there was the usual selection of drinks, crisp and sweets.
The evening was a great success and there were plenty of Halloween themed dancing going on including the Monster Mash and Time-Warp as well as some Gangnam Style, of course, flossing. Everyone had a great time and left the hall refreshed by the cool night air.
We would like to thank the Friends of Shaw for organising the event which raised approx. £270.
Thank you to everyone who made a donation to our McMillan Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September 2018 - whether it was’ baking or faking’ a cake, drinking tea or donating via our Bucket Shake we really appreciate your support. We raised £287.24p which we will be sending off to this fantastic charity very shortly. Special thanks to the Friends of Shaw for making drinks throughout the morning and keeping everyone entertained.
Thank you to everyone who came along to Inflatables Day on 7th July. It was a scorcher although the children were quite happy running around whilst all the adults were searching for shade and a sit down !! The important thing was that everyone had a great time and it looks as though we raised just over £250 which is a bonus. Thank you to the Friends of Shaw who organised the event, Abbotts Castles who provided the Inflatables and to the Twinn family who provided the slush and sweets.
The Friends of Shaw Easter Raffle took place today (29th March 2018). Over 200 prizes were distributed around the school all of which were donated by staff and local businesses. We raised £250.00 and would like to say a HUGE thank you to the following local businesses who generously supported us this year.
Jones the Butcher
Tesco –Chafford Hundred
Premier – Broxburn Drive
Tesco Petrol Station
The Pound Shop
Bottle to Basket
Smoker Paradise and
Tesco – Derry Avenue
On Tuesday 27th April the Friends of Shaw organised our Easter Discos. Both were well attended and the children had a great time dancing and playing games with Smiley Riley from Partyman. There were plenty of red hot faces (adults and children alike) despite the rain outside. Thank you to everyone who came along – we raised just over £150.
On Tuesday 17th November the Friends of Shaw held their annual Halloween Discos. They were both well attended and Smiley Riley from Partyman kept everyone entertained throughout.
There was some amazing costumes and gruesome make-up which all added to the spooky atmosphere.
We would like to say thank you to everyone who came along and a special BIG THANK YOU to the Friends of Shaw and members of staff who volunteered their time to run the event – we raised £256.00.
MacMillan Coffee Morning
The Friends of Shaw would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who made cake, ate cake or just looked at cake in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support on Friday 29th September 2017.
The staff started with an early morning cake and cuppa before school and this was followed by a parent’s coffee morning from 9am-10.15am and a bucket shake at the end of the school day.
Thank you to everyone who made a contribution to the day, we raised £221.85p which has been sent direct to the charity to support them in their wonderful work.
Thank you to everyone who supported Inflatables Day last week – we raised about £450 but more importantly everyone had a great time. Special thanks again to the Friends of Shaw who organised the event.
Today the Easter Raffle took place – with close to 200 prizes to distribute the Friends of Shaw were kept busy. As well as organising the raffle the Friends of Shaw also purchased and distributed chocolate lollies for the children so everyone should have come home with an Easter treat.
On Tuesday it was the Easter Disco. Smiley Riley from Partyman entertained the children with music and games whilst the children enjoyed singing, dancing and just chillin’ with their friends. We raised just over £200.
There were spooky goings on in the Infant Hall on Thursday 20th October as the Friends of Shaw held our annual Halloween Disco. The costumes, as ever, were amazing and everyone had a great time dancing and playing games with Smiley Riley from Partyman. Thank you to everyone who attended and especially to the Friends of Shaw who organised the event.
Thank you to everyone who came along to Inflatables Day on Wednesday 6th July. Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time and luckily the weather was good. A special BIG thank you to the Friends of Shaw who organised the event and thanks also to the staff that gave up their own time to help supervise and support the occasion.
On the 24th March we had for the Friends of Shaw Easter Raffle. Staff and local shops made Easter Egg donations which meant that 128 children went home with an prize today. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets – we raised an amazing £307.
Friday 18th March sees the launch of the Friends of Shaw Easter Raffle. Children can purchase raffle tickets during the afternoon - £1.00 a strip.
Easter Disco on Wednesday 23rd March
On Thursday there were lots of spooky and scary faces at our Halloween Disco - everyone enjoyed dancing along with ‘Smiley Riley’ and had a great time. We would like to thank the Friends of Shaw for organising this event for us.
Friends of Shaw Macmillan Coffee Morning
Thank you to everyone who supported our MacMillan Coffee Morning today (Fri 25th Sept) - whether you baked, ate or donated we appreciate your support.
We still have money coming in but it looks as though we have raised about £200 for this wonderful charity. Thank you again.
Thank you to everyone who supported Inflatables Day last Friday – the sun shone and there was a lovely breeze which helped make the occasion even more successful. We would like to say a HUGE thank you to the Friends of Shaw that organised the event.
Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets in the Friends of Shaw Mega Easter Draw.
We raised approx. £250 and gave out 69 Easter prizes.
Thank you to the Friends of Shaw for organising the event, to Michelle Weaver who collected donations form the local shops and to the staff for donating prizes.
Wishing you all a very happy Easter.
From Monday next week tickets for the FOS Easter Raffle will be on sale.
Tickets cost £1.00 a strip. All money should be paid to your child’s class teacher in the morning. The draw will take place on Friday 27th.
Christmas Bazaar 2014
Thank you to everyone who attended the Christmas Bazaar or purchased raffle tickets this year. We are still finalising the total but we raised approx. £1100 which will be used to support the school and your children over the coming year.
1st Prize - Wayne Dominique
2nd Prize - Lily-may Weaver (Nursery)
3rd Prize - Mary - Kate (3I)
4th Prize - Mrs Jones (Office)
Name the Snowman - Jack Beckwith - The correct name was Berry
Guess how many sweets in the Jar - Mrs Clarke - There were 206 and this was correctly guessed
FOS Bring an item of Chocolate to School day - Non Uniform
Our next event this year is Bring a Chocolate item to school day which is on Friday 28th November. On this occasion we have decided to hold a non uniform day. Please see the letter below for more information.
Thank you for your continue support of our Friends of Shaw events and the Bazaar.
There were spooky goings on in the Infant Hall after school on Wednesday when the Friends of Shaw ran their Halloween Discos.Thank you to everyone who attended and especially those who made a special effort to dress up – there where Zombies and Withches, Mummies and Vampires in attendance – everyone had a great time and went home hot, sweaty and exhausted.We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the Friends of Shaw for organising the event.
Wednesday 22nd OCTOBER 2014
Christmas is approaching and we have been thinking about Christmas cards, much too early I hear you say! This week your child has been designing their very own Christmas Cards, this will be sent home to you and if you would like this picture to be made into a card please complete the order form (sent home to you) stating what size you would like and in what quantity.
The picture must be returned by Tuesday 21st October together with the payment.
The artwork is then sent away to be printed and when the card is returned it will have a Christmas message (please indicate on order form) inside and your child's name on the back. If you have younger (or indeed older) children who do not come to this school and would like to draw a card this is acceptable but they must use an A4 piece of paper and you will need to get a form from the school office to attach to the artwork. You are welcome to tidy up the picture by going round the edges with a pen but please do not add any glitter or any other materials as this will not go through the scanner.
The cost for a pack of twelve cards and envelopes is £6 for A6 size (standard). Please see order form for more prices and special offers. This year we are also offering the opportunity for Gift Tags to also be made with your child’s Christmas design on.
Please complete the order form indicating the quantity of cards and/or gift tags that you require and the Christmas Message that you would like inside the card. Please send in cash or cheques payable to Friends of Shaw in a sealed envelope, together with your child's Artwork and order form.
All artwork and orders must be back in School by Tuesday 21st October so they can be sent to the printers and returned to school on time.
Friends of Shaw
We are currently looking for volunteers to help us in the classroom and/or by helping us to organise events and fundraising activities at Shaw. We appreciate that everyone has extremely busy lives, but if you have a few hours to spare you can help us make a BIG difference to the lives of our children and their families.
The Friends of Shaw meets once every half-term to help the school organise events and fundraising activities. Previously these have included: Inflatables Day, Christmas Bazaar, School Discos, Pamper Evenings and Quiz Nights etc.
These meetings become more regular if we are preparing for an event, however we appreciate that not everyone will be able to attend every meeting. Alternatively, if you would just like to help out on an ad-hoc basis we would appreciate this too.
If you would like to become a member please contact Miss Arnott
We had a fabulous time at our Inflatable day. Thank you to everyone for making it such a huge success.
We all had such an amazing time at the Easter Disco. Thank you to all the Friends of Shaw Members that made this possible. Also a big thank you to KC from Partyman World – you were brilliant!
Come and join us at the Easter Disco on Wednesday 2nd April
KS1 - 3.15 - 4.15
KS2 - 4.30 - 5.30
There are lots of Easter Eggs and Prizes to be won - £1 per strip. The FOS members will be coming to your classes everyday from Thursday 27th March to Thursday 3rd April.
Meet some of our Friends of Shaw members
The Friends of Shaw
The ‘Friends of Shaw’ is a wonderful group of parents who work tirelessly on behalf of the children of the school, raising funds for much needed equipment and resources.
The group meet regularly in school during school hours and plan events throughout the year to raise money for the school. These include the Summer Fete, Christmas Bazaar, Pamper Evening, Quiz Nights, Raffles, children’s discos and race nights.
New members are always welcome; please contact the school if you are able to support the Friends of Shaw in any way.
If anyone would like a stall at the Christmas Bazaar on Friday 6th December. Please contact Miss Arnott on 01708852367.
FOS Minutes of Meetings - Come and Join us!!