FOPS (Friends of Paddox School)
Friends Of Paddox School
FOPS are the PTA at Paddox Primary School. Working together with school staff, our dual aims are to raise money to enhance our children's primary school experience and to arrange fun activities for our children and families to enjoy.
In the past twelve months we've held many fundraisers and events, including Bag2School clothes collections, the Hogwarts Experience, a Raise £22 in 2022 Challenge, an Easter egg hunt and the Christmas Fair. We have a regular half-termly pop up Uniform Reuse Shop and we run the tuckshop at the school discos. During this time we have paid for new microphones in the hall, ice creams for the Year 6 leavers BBQ and for every child in the school to receive a commemorative Platinum Jubilee coin last summer. We also funded the fantastic inflatables day that the whole school enjoyed at the end of term in July.
We generally have a 'big ticket' item we're fundraising for too. Most recently this was the trim trail expansion, for which we raised £4000 and which was completed in October. We're now aiming to provide a reading shelter for the playground.
To support our aims we have two ongoing fundraising initiatives. The first is Amazon Smile. If you have an Amazon account, please sign up to support us and Amazon will donate to us as you shop, without it costing you a penny extra. <insert Amazon jpg here>
The second is Stikins – the sticky name labels for everything from clothes to shoes to water bottles! Shop at www.stikins.co.uk Enter the Paddox code 15272 at the checkout and we'll receive 30% of your order cost in commission. It's that easy, and having your child's name on all their belongings greatly increases the chances of them being returned to you should they lose them.
To find out more about our recent and upcoming events, visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/friendsofpaddoxschool/
If you have any questions or you're interested in getting involved, you can contact us by email anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org We always welcome parents who want to become part of the team and we'd love to hear from you.
We hope this has given you more idea about who we are and what we do and we look forward to meeting you soon!
The FOPS Team