Festive Fair 2018
We would like to say a massive thank you to all our sponsors and everyone who came and supported the FOWI Festive Fair on Saturday 24th November.
The afternoon was packed with people playing games such as: the lucky dip, lucky dice and knock Santa down the chimney. The children were busy doing festive crafts and decorating rocks. The parent’s gift stall was also buzzing with children making key rings or coasters. The new Jazzy Bags were such a success that we had none left at the end of the event!
The kitchen was non-stop serving pizzas and hotdogs. The bar and drinks stalls were also busy serving drinks and snacks.
The children proudly sang Christmas songs on the stage whilst their parents watched.
We cannot forget our amazing grotto this year, which was based on elves. Santa was very impressed with how well behaved the children were and has taken away the lists ready to deliver for Christmas Day! Thank you to the teachers who kept the magic alive by dressing up as elves and helping with the smooth running of the grotto.
A massive thank you goes out to the FOWI committee members and all the friends of FOWI who came to support and help. Without your help this event would not have been successful, or possible! These events take months of planning and preparation and help us to raise much-needed funds for our school. Early indications show that we have raised over £4,000. The actual figure will be confirmed once it has been finalised.
Don’t forget the Festive Fair Brochure had a colouring competition. For those who want to take part in this, with a chance of winning a £15 voucher for The Entertainer, the deadline is Friday 14th December 2018.
FOWI are extending the festivities by offering the children the chance to send letters to Santa, where your child can write a letter to Father Christmas (available from the school office). Pop it in an envelope with £1 and post in the post box in reception. Santa will write a personalised letter back to your child before the end of the school term.
THANK YOU once again to you all. FOWI have already started planning the next events. If you would like to be part of the fun, part of the preparations and part of the team who raise funds for our fantastic school come along to our meetings, or drop us an email at: email@example.com. Everyone is very welcome. To quote one of our newest committee members after the Festive Fair; “Feeling a part of something great.”
Hament Patel and Katie Smith
Co-Chairs of FOWI
Once your child joins Wheatfields Infants’ and Nursery School, you automatically become a member of the Friends of Wheatfields Infants’ (FOWI), a charitable organization that arranges events, enabling parents to socialise and get to know each other, whilst raising money for the school. FOWI is run by parent volunteers and always need help. If you can spare a little bit of time to not only support the events but also help in organising them!! Bigger events such as the Frost Fair or the Summer Jamboree are organised alongside smaller events such as cake and uniform sales or a children’s disco. We also host several social evening events for parents.
Last year was fantastic with never a moment to spare. We worked with some amazing people who dedicated a lot of time and effort into doing different tasks. It is the hard work of the FOWI volunteers that makes events successful and in turn helps raise funds for the school and our children.
We are very pleased to say we raised over £23,000! This money has been used for a number of things including: the KS1 playground, the St Albans Museum project, iPads and laptops for the children to use in school, visualisers for the classrooms, chairs and a PA system for the hall, poetry workshops for the children, various playground apparatus, sensory equipment and story sacks for the nursery.
As you can see the money is used in different areas of the school so every child and department benefits from it.
FOWI are always looking for more volunteers. The volunteers can help as a one off or on a regular basis depending on what works for you. This year we are looking for volunteers to work within sub-committees that will run each event. Thank you to those who have already shown an interest, we are looking forward to working with you. If you would like to be part of the FOWI committee and be a volunteer for us, or even share some ideas for fundraising, please contact us.
Co-Chair of FOWI
Festive Fair :Saturday 24th November 2018
Pantomime :Saturday 15th December 2018 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Year 1 & 2 Disco: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Cake and Uniform Sale: Friday 22nd March 2019 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Easter Egg Hunt: Thursday 4th April 2019
Summer Jamboree: Saturday 18th May 2019
Parents Social Event: Friday 14th June 2019
Panto Information December 15th 2018
FOWI AGM 19th September 2018
FOWI Contact email
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