Our Community

Samuel Lucas Parents Association

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Who we are

Committee

Catherine Scott – Co-Chair

Louise Burdett – Co-Chair

Odile Barclay – Vice-Chair

Claire McLaughlin – Secretary

Rachel Foreman – Treasurer

Lindsey Shirley –Finance Officer

About The SLPA – Fundraising Focus

We are a small and friendly group of parents who meet once a month at school to organise fundraising projects and events for our school. As a parents’ association we work extremely hard on a voluntary basis. However, our goal is not only to raise money to support and enhance the teaching and learning at Samuel Lucas, but also to run events like our Christmas Fayre and Summer BBQ and Picnic, to create a large, supportive school community for the families that attend the school. As a parents’ association we are focusing our fundraising this year on purchasing more IT equipment, including a very expensive new server as well as funding new books for the School Library, with a focus on non-fiction, early reading books. This is allied with our smaller annual contributions such as hatching chicks in The Foundation Stage, paying for external providers to run sessions for the children during Feeling Good Week, breakfast for our Year 6 classes during SATs week and bike safety courses. With the decrease in school budgets, our school is increasingly reliant on the SLPA to compensate for this shortfall.

This academic year:-

A whopping £5,318.40 was raised during the Autumn Term through 3 events and 3 fundraising projects.

Bags2School

This upcycling raised us £208.

Cookie Sale

£73 raised and many happy children!

Christmas Cards

A whopping £631.40 raised.

Colour Run

A really happy and healthy event held in October, £569 raised.

Rock Competition

£27 earned.

Christmas Fayre

A fabulous and festive event that raised £3,810.

Christmas Tree Festival

Thanks to everyone who made a bauble (with an act of goodwill to be carried out during Advent) written on it for The Christmas Tree Festival held at Holy Saviour Church, our tree looked beautiful.

Forthcoming Events

The SLPA organises a variety of events throughout the school year.

Each event is organised by a small sub-group of the main committee, often with support from various parents who wish to help on a less formal basis.

You can see our upcoming events below.

Event Date Information
SLPA Meeting 18.11.2019 8pm
SLPA Meeting 05.12.2019 8pm
Christmas Tree Festival 07.12.2019 & 08.12.2019 TBC
Christmas Fayre 07.12.2019 11.30am – 2pm
SLPA Meeting 15.01.2020 8pm
School Disco No.1 07.02.2020 TBC
SLPA Meeting 11.02.2020 8pm
Quiz Night 06.03.2020 TBC
Film Night 27.03.2020 TBC
Easter Colouring Competition Entries in by 27.03.2020
Easter Egg Hunt 03.04.2020 2pm
School Disco No.2 26.06.2020 TBC
SLPA Picnic 10.07.2020 TBC

To book tickets for one of our events, volunteer or see what’s on:-

In a browser address bar NOT a search engine (as this is a closed group and not open to the public) type in www.pta-events.co.uk/samlucas and visit our page.

Meetings

The SLPA meets around once per month, usually at the school. Meetings start at 8pm and end around 10pm. The environment is informal although we have a set agenda to ensure that we make the meetings as productive as possible.

The meetings are an opportunity to discuss all aspects of the SLPA’s work including finance, Health & Safety, committee news and of course the organisation of events. We hold our Annual General Meeting at the beginning of the school year, where we elect our new committee members for the next 12 months.

We welcome new faces and ideas to all of our meetings, so please come along and join the fundraising fun!

Tuesday 11th February

Wednesday 18th March

Wednesday 29th April

Tuesday 19th May

Wednesday 17th June

Thursday 16th July – Social

SPLA Gallery

Rocks

Colour Run

 

Contact Us

Without the interest, involvement and commitment of the SLPA committee members, we would not be able to continue offering great events and funds to provide better facilities, activities and equipment for the school.

If you are interested in joining the SLPA, or want to know more then please feel free to contact us, we would love to hear from you. Please note that you do not have to be a committee member to help out at any of our events. Any offer of help will always be gratefully received.

You can contact the SLPA at enquiries.slpa@gmail.com or feel free to leave a note in the red SLPA tray in the school office.