St Mary’s School Association (SMSA) is a charitable organisation to which all parents of children at the school automatically belong. It is run by a committee of parents in their free time. It seeks to:
provide much-needed funds to the school by fundraising, primarily through running events at the school;
create fun activities, involving all parents and children, helping build the School community; and
work with the staff to decide how best to spend the money raised.
New members are always welcome as they bring fresh ideas and many hands make light work.
The two main events in the calendar are the Christmas Fair in December and the Summer Fair, but we run many more events through the year, such as film clubs, cake sales, quiz night, discos and many more.
Getting involved is a great way to meet other parents and you don’t have to become a committee member to help. The SMSA is always on the lookout for volunteers who are willing to help out at our events: even if you can only give a little time, it is always appreciated. If you feel you can help, please use the sign up option on Classlist.
If you need to contact the SMSA then please speak to one of us or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Each class has one or two Treat Fridays per year and the money raised goes into the School Association’s general fund. It’s a really simple way to support your child’s class, and the School in general, from as little as 50p.
If you purchase anything in Woods (excluding vouchers), please keep your receipt and put it in the School Association letter box - located in the school foyer. As soon as we have receipts that amount to £100, Woods will exchange these for a £25 voucher for our School.
Have you just had a good Spring clean? Did you know that you can recycle clothes, shoes, bed linen, accessories (belts, hats, gloves, scarves and handbags) into the green Astra Recycling Bank situated in the school car park. SMSA receives 40p per kilo towards our fundraising fund. The bank is emptied regularly, this prevents waste from landfill and the clothes are sent to Eastern Europe and Africa to be given a second chance.
You can easily raise funds for SMSA by depositing all your old and used ink cartridges into the Ink Bin - which is located in the foyer of the school. Its so simple, all HP & Canon Inkjet cartridges can be popped into the box, once it is full we send it off and receive a donation in return. Please note no large cartridges or copier toners are accepted. The Ink Bin then refill or recycle the ink cartridges, stopping them from entering landfill.
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly food shop to your annual holiday - you could be raising free donations to SMSA with easyfundraising.
There are 7,000 brands ready to make a donation - including ebay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S - and it won't cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds. All you need to do is follow the link below and sign up for free.
Register on the EasyFundraising website here to fundraise for St Mary’s:www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stmaryssanorthchurch
Fancy taking on a challenge and having St Mary's School Association as your chosen charity? We have a Just Giving account you can use to fundraise for your chosen event. You can also just use the link below to give us a one off donation towards the school association. As always we are so very grateful for any donations we receive, they help us in so many varied ways within the school community.
Match Giving, or Match Funding, is a simple way of maximising your own individual fundraising efforts for our School. It is an arrangement between a company and their employee. Not all companies offer matched funding, but those that do will pledge a sum of money relating to the amount you raise or donate to a charity. Find out if your employer takes part in Match Funding and how they require proof of fundraising – most will accept a letter on headed paper which we can easily provide you with if you speak to a School Association member.
If you’re buying scooters or accessories from www.micro-scooters.co.uk you can earn money or scooters for the School by entering the code 117424.
Chair: Clare Brazil
Secretary: Sophie Clark
Treasurer: Savanna Scott
Thank you for taking the time to read this and again for your continued support.
St. Mary’s School Association