FoSS Events

FOSS Sponsored Summer walk
Dear Parents,
We really hope you are all keeping well and coping during this difficult time.
 
FOSS are very sorry that all of our planned events have been put on hold until it is safe to host them. In the meantime, we would really like to invite families to still do the proposed Sponsored walk that was due to take place in June this year. It is such a shame that we cannot go ahead with the walk as a large group. But instead, we would love families to still do the fantastic circular walk starting at Whitley Chapel, in your own time, during July and August 2020. There are two routes to choose: a 3-mile circuit which is good for shorter legs or a 10-mile circuit that goes to Allendale and back round, which would be a challenge for older children.
 
It would be fantastic to still be able to raise some funds for the school. We have now set up a JustGiving site for FOSS (https://justgiving.com/fo-slaleyfirstsch), to make it easier to donate. We have also set up a specific fundraising site for this summer sponsored walk:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Foss-summerwalk20
 
We would be so grateful if you would like to take part, or donate, or both! It would also be excellent if you could let us know once you have completed the walk and send us a family photo.
 
We are very thankful for your continued support and we send our best wishes to you all.
Many thanks in advance.
 
 
All the best,
FOSS Team
Slaley First School

FOSS Pop-up Fashion Event – Friday 28th February 2020

 

In order to support the children’s focus on recycling, we had a new event on Friday focusing on fashion, books and crafting (with some obligatory cake!) Thank you to everyone who supported the event; it was a really fab hour with some excellent bargains and fascinating finds. The children had fun on the craft table making all sorts of wonderful creations from items that would otherwise be thrown out (plus a fair amount of sparkle and googly eyes). Everyone enjoyed the refreshments (big thanks to the bakers!) and we even had a couple of glamorous volunteers for the catwalk to display their outfit creations.

 

An excellent event for everyone to have a good clear-out while finding some fabulous bargains. We were thrilled to have made £298.68 in total, definitely a win win for home and school funds.

Christmas Wreath Night – 4th December 2019

In a new addition to the FOSS calendar this year, twenty five parents and friends of the school were treated to a fun, festive night of wreath making in the village hall. We were very lucky to have Charlotte Douglas, Joan Watson, Gwen Foster and Margaret Ogle  on hand to guide us through and demonstrate what they should look like. With their expert advice and help, everyone left feeling very festive and with wonderful wreaths all ready for our doors. Thank you to everyone who helped by baking/bringing nibbles for the evening and to those who contributed raffle prizes (we were all hoping to win one of Charlotte’s floral table displays or Mrs English’s wonderful Christmas cake!) 

As well as having a fun social night, we also raised a wonderful £332.61 so it was a real success.

FoSS Christmas Fayre
29.11.19
 
Thank you for supporting our Christmas Fayre on Friday. It was a festive event featuring Christmas crafts, music, mulled wine, special reindeer and some fantastic artwork from all the children of Slaley First School. From writing and posting your own letter to Santa, decorating your own gingerbread men to tattoos and candy dippers, there was lots to do. The hall was decorated with only a few of Shannon's 24 boxes of baubles and other festive ornaments and a lovely tree decorated by more of the children's handmade creations.
 
There were some fabulous raffle prizes and hampers won by: Cara Stephenson, Charlotte Douglas, Susan Lamb, Mrs Brett, Claire Hart, Preston's grandparents, Andrea Foster, Tom Brown and Madeline's Grandma. Madeline also won 'Olaf' as she correctly guessed 51 baubles in the light up snowman decoration! Santa's little helper 'Elfie' made sure that letters to Santa were posted in the magic post box (made by Karen). Charlotte and Andrea provided a range of refreshments from the kitchen and the 'tuck shop' with individually packaged sweets and home-baking. Whilst Angelica sold her fabulous 'build your edible snowman', Amanda finished the event covered in glitter, a firm favourite on the craft stall. 
 
And of course, it would not have been a festive event without Alan Ogle's special reindeer...the best behaved sheep you'll ever meet (well apart from a little mishap)....well when you have to go, you have to go!
 
So another massive "Thank You" to everyone who contributed and/or supported the event. We have raised an amazing £482.13!
 
Best wishes,
 
FOSS
Easter Egg Hunt & Raffle
Friday, 5th April 2019
 

Thank you very much Gordon the Turkey, you really can run quite fast!!!

A huge huge thanks for everyone’s extremely generous egg donations. Thanks also to Shannon, Andrea and Jo who helped us collect some lovely raffle prizes from local businesses. 

A fantastic 29 families joined the Easter Egg hunt today and alongside the raffle and a very generous donation off the back of the choir performance today raised £402 which is just amazing.

The raffle prize winners were...well just the Fosters, the Hendersons and the Irishes really but after many redraws the prizes and winners were as follows:  

Andrea Fosters Easter Hamper: Iona Henderson

Rose and Crown Sunday Lunch for two: Andrea Foster

Slaley Hall Tea for Two: Charlotte Douglas

High House Farm (Matfen) Two Sunday Lunch courses: Lotte Sewart

Bottle of Tempranillo (donated by Rose and Crown Patron Linda Cole) : Penny Bliss

Homemade Jam Hamper (donated by Louise English): Jolene

Bottle of Prosecco: Matilda Osbourne

Pamper Gift Set: Bea Stephenson

Slaley Community Shop, Bottle of Rioja: Edward Irish

Hollybush Nursery Plants: Janine Smith

Liquer Chocolates: Edward Irish

Nivea Gift Set: Marie Beckett (given to Connor Best to pass on)

Bath Bubbles: Penny Bliss (Emma Turnbull to pass on)

Easter Egg: Isaac Henderson

Easter Egg: Iona Henderson

Easter Egg: Edward Irish

Easter Egg: Shona Holland

 

Thank you and Happy Easter from FOSS 

 
 Halloween Disco -  24th October 2018

A massive thank you to everyone who turned up and supported our Early Halloween disco yesterday. A fantastic 50 hyper Monsters and Ghouls (and some princesses and Hulks thrown in to boot) checked in to Commemmoration Hall as they were entertained by ‘Discoman’ John. There were prizes given for Best Costume and Best Dancing which were won by Robin Irish and Bea Stephenson respectively. It’s fab to get the kids together for a last ‘hooray’ before half-term begins. The photos will be on the Website shortly!!

A HUGE thanks to Leanne, Phil and Rachel for helping to decorate the Hall, it looked amazing…well you can never have too many spooky decorations!!!  Thanks also to Claire and her hubby for making some last minute giant spiders (one of which was last seen flying high in the direction of Slaley Hall). Thanks to everyone else helping at the Disco (Jacqui, Cara, Joanna, Penny, Charlotte and Ching)…your help means we can continue to run these types of events, so “Thank you!”

Summer Fair - July 2018
Please click on the link to read about the success of our Summer Fair along with a round up of monies raised from our Summer Events this year.
Thank you again, for all your support,
The FoSS Team.