The FET is the fundraising/events arm of the Parent Council. It organises extracurricular, social and fundraising activities. It raises money to support the work of the school and provides opportunities for parents and carers to get involved in the school or just have some fun. Angela Mackie is the Chair of the FET and Kirsty Greaves is the Treasurer. They are supported by 3 FET members and a number of volunteers who give as much or as little of their time as they can to help organise or run events. We always need more people to help out, so please do help if you can – contact details are below. The money we raise provides valuable additional funds for the school.
When does it meet?
FET meetings are normally held on the last Wednesday of every month at 7pm. Some of the meetings will be held at the school in the presence of the head teacher and or deputy head and at other times will be in The Three Craws. Anyone is welcome to come along to learn more about what we do or make suggestions for new events – we are a very friendly, happy bunch and always welcome new faces!
How do we raise money?
Examples of fundraisers and events organised by the FET include:
- Kids’ Christmas cards
- Family ceilidhs
- Pupil discos
- Quiz night
- Wine/beer tasting
- The Summer Fair
Various events are planned for the 2014/15session. Further details will be provided in mail drops in school bags.
Where does the money go?
Funds raised by the FET in 2012/13 provided:
- Funds to each class teacher for arts & craft materials
- Additional books for Broombooks lending librar
- Outdoor classrooms on each site
- Raised flower beds for each class, soil and seeds/bulbs
- Homework folders for all children
- P7 year book and end of year treat/outing
- Classroom furniture
- Subsidised the P7 outdoor week
How you can help
The FET has been growing from strength to strength over the years thanks to the help of many volunteers who run clubs, help run activities or just pop along to the various events. We are always looking for new ideas and people to run with them. If you have any ideas or would like to get more involved in the FET just text Angela Mackie on 07557 416071 or email the parent council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are all very grateful for all the time and effort that many parents spent to help raise these funds.