Friends Of Woodlands School Association - FOWSA
The objectives of FOWSA are to engage in activities or provide facilities or equipment which support and advance the education of our pupils and to develop effective relationships between staff, parents and others associated with the school.
FOWSA regularly organise social activities including children's discos, an annual summer fair, Christmas fair, Secret Santa, family nights and more!
Thank you to everyone for your support!
We smashed our target of £10000 by the end of the last school school year!!
Well done everyone and thank you all so much for your support!
Let's see how much we can raise this year!
Our fundraising thermometer will be updated shortly.
Upcoming Dates for your Diary
Our Festive Friday is going to be held on Friday 8th December 2023. This event is held during the school day and each child who purchases a ticket will visit our festive room and play each of our festive games to win prizes with over half of the games guaranteed to win a prize. All children will receive a small treat from FOWSA and be entered into a raffle even if they choose not to take part in Festive Friday.
Tickets cost £5.50 per child and must be purchased online. To purchase a ticket please log on to www.pta-events.co.uk/fowsaformby and visit our online shop. Sales will open at 12 noon on Monday 13th November 2023 and will close at 12 noon on 1st December 2023 to allow our elves time to shop for all those participating.
As this event is held during the school day, FOWSA would like all children to have the opportunity to take part in this event if they would like to, so we have decided to add the option to gift a Festive Friday ticket to another child if you would like to. This will be a separate option at the checkout and completely voluntary. Thank you.
If you would like your child to participate but are experiencing any difficulties please approach the school office in confidence before the 1st December 2023.
Non Uniform Day
To help prepare for Festive Friday we will be holding a non-uniform day on Friday 1st December 2023. In return for not wearing uniform that day we are kindly asking for donations of the following please:
Nursery, Blue, Red, Green, Purple and Yellow Classes - sweets or chocolates (sealed and in date please)
Juniors (Years 3 - 6) - A child friendly bottle, for example bubble bath, soft drinks etc (no alcohol please)
Thank you for all your support.
General FOWSA Meeting
We will hold a general FOWSA meeting on the first Wednesday of each month term time.
The next meeting is scheduled for 6th December at 9:15am at Dapa in Formby Village.
We would love to see you there.
Monster Mash Disco
A huge thank you to everyone that came to our Monster Mash Disco! DJ Alex put on a great show and got everyone involved. The children all had an amazing time. We hope to see you at the next one!
FOWSA's Anfield Abseil
A huge well done to our 19 daredevils for completing the Anfield Abseil, raising money for Woodlands Primary School. They all did so well!
Special shout out to Claire, Melissa, Jamie and Suz, members of our FOWSA team, for organising the event and being crazy enough to take part in it as well!
So far we have raised an incredible £1024!! Thank you so much everyone, we are so grateful to each and every one of you!
There's still time to sponsor our team for their bravery if you would like to, we really appreciate every penny received!
Thank you all so much for your support!
Here are some messages from our sponsors:
Thank you so much for contributing to our coin challenge!
The two winning classes (one from nursery / infants and one from juniors) have been informed and they are deciding how to spent their winnings!
Best of British Bingo
A huge thank you to everyone that made our Best of British bingo event a success!
It was a fun filled evening with lots of lovely prizes up for grabs. We had 5 rounds of bingo, Irish bingo, a raffle, tattoos, name the teddy and a tuck shop all run by our fantastic volunteers.
Thank you to everyone who attended the event, the organisers, the volunteers that helped out and also thank you to everyone that donated items at our recent non-uniform day, these went to making our event extra special.
Here are a few pictures from the evening.
Festive Friday 9th December 2022
Our Festive Friday was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that took part in the event, the children absolutely loved it. A really big thank you to everyone involved in making Festive Friday happen, for making donations of items to use on our stalls and for buying goodie bags. Thanks especially to our volunteers for giving up so many hours of their own time to set up the event, run stalls on the day, shop for gifts, wrap gifts, label tombolas, make up hampers, make reindeer food, hand draw and label the goodie bags and even look after our giant elf until we adopted him off at the fair! Thank you all!
Each child taking part received a personalised goodie bag to fill with treats and their winnings from the fair. We had lots of fair games for the children to play while they were in our festive room, each child got the chance to:
Choose some sweets from our sweet stall,
Adopt a teddy,
Guess the elf's birthday to win the giant elf,
Pick up a bag of reindeer food,
Have two goes on our bottle tombola,
Spin the Wheel to choose a prize,
Have two goes on our random tombola,
Pick up a cracker,
Have two goes on our chocolate tombola,
Choose a gift from our lucky dip,
Pick up a candy cane, and
Enter into our raffle to win one of our many hampers, one of 6 tubs of chocolates, one of 2 giant teddies or a family pass to Martin Mere!
Here are a few pictures from our festive room:
Once again, thank you for all your support, it is much appreciated.
School Trip to See Aladdin at the Atkinson
This year we were able to organise a trip to the pantomime to see Aladdin at the Atkinson with all of the children from Woodlands. This trip had been delayed for a few years thanks to covid but it was well worth the wait!
Thank you to everyone who bought tickets to see the pantomime and special thanks to those who also donated towards tickets for other children. You donated an amazing £2744.22 towards the cost of the pantomime and FOWSA contributed the rest of the money towards tickets and coaches (£1759.95).
It was a fantastic end to the term and all of the children had an amazing time at the pantomine.
Thank you to everyone for contributing and making this trip possible.
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*The convenience of paying online does come at a cost to FOWSA, any contribution to the fees would therefore be much appreciated.
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Donate to FOWSA
If you would like to donate directly to FOWSA, please follow the link below:
We really appreciate all donations received.
Thank you for your support!
Co-op Local Community Fund
A massive thank you to Co-op's Local Community Fund and everyone that shopped at Co-op and supported our project.
We have received a total of £4,543.66 which is absolutely incredible!
Thank you for your support, we really appreciate it!
Please follow the link below to access the minutes from our meetings:
If you would like to contact someone from FOWSA please either
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or leave us a message at the school office.