Welcome to Fitz Friends (the Fitzmaurice School Association)
About Fitz Friends
As a parent/carer of a pupil at Fitzmaurice you are automatically a member of the Fitz Friends…fear not, that doesn’t mean you’ve just unexpectedly signed up to 7 years of being hassled daily about baking, bingo and bunting. Our ethos is to ‘do what you can when you can’. We have people that take charge of our core events (more of these to follow), and the rest of us contribute whenever we’re willing and able.
Our other fundamental belief is that through our events we should promote a strong sense of community throughout the school itself and Bradford-on Avon as a whole, which in turn raises the positive profile of Fitz. Both our Strawberry Fair and Christmas Fair are widely attended by both young and old mingling with big smiles on faces. Although profits are obviously important to pump back into spending for Fitz, we ensure that we keep our pricing low to ensure great value for money and accessibility to all.
Fitz Friends Fundraising Achievements
To raise funds for the school and our children, Fitz Friends organise a wide variety of fun and social events. The money raised from these events is used to really enhance the children’s education and enjoyment at school.
Some of the things that Fitz Friends have purchased solely or contributed to in recent years include:
Fitz Friends Fundraising Events For 2017/2018
Last year Fitz Friends raised over £15,000 for the school and our children and this year we really hope to match or even exceed this figure! To do so we will be running a series of fundraising events and activities. The events already scheduled for the forthcoming academic year (2017/18) are as follows:
Red Rabbit Family Photo Shoot: Saturday 11th November
KS2 Film Club: Friday 17th November
Christmas Fair: Friday 1st December 5pm-7pm at the school
Christmas Crafts: Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th, Monday 11th and Thursday 14th December
Jumble Sale: Saturday 27th January
School Disco: Thursday 8th February
5.00pm – 6.00pm The Nest, Goldfinch, Blackbird, Falcon classes
6.15pm – 7.15pm Doves, Swifts, Puffins, Red Kites, Owls, Merlin classes
Pop Quiz: Friday 9th March
Chocolate Bingo: Friday 23rd March
KS1 Film Club: Friday 20th April
Big Odd Ride: Friday 18th May
Strawberry Fair: Saturday 16th June
Our other fundraising activities:
Throughout the year we will also raise funds through:
How To Get In Touch
E-mail: You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In Person: We meet at the pub every month or so (details are usually put in Fitz Weekly, Facebook (fitzfriendsboa) or the Newsletter) and everyone is welcome.
PTAsocial: Fitz Friends is part of PTAsocial. We use it to help coordinate events and enlist helpers so please register today! It’s free and will keep you in the loop.
Click on the logo or visit: https://app.ptasocial.com/register/Fitzmaurice