FOMS (Friends of Mengham Infant School – PTA)
Everyone who has a child, grandchild or a family member who cares for a child in the school can consider themselves a ‘Friend of Mengham Infant School (FOM)’. This group of parents/relatives/carers has an interest in the school through their children. The aim of the group is to enhance your child’s time at Mengham Infants through fundraising events and activities, whilst providing opportunities for parents and carers to get involved.
Every year budgets and finances in schools are tested in order to meet all the needs of the school. FOMs look to work with the school to raise funds for those additional extras that make your child’s time at Mengham Infants extra special or supplement the school in areas they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. Our FOMS committee meets regularly with the Headteacher to discuss fundraising events and any projects the school have that need our financial support.
What do we do?
- Help to raise much needed additional funds for the school
- Support school in all they do
- Scholastic Book Fair
- Organise fundraising events
- Pre-loved uniform sales
- Organise fun events for the children
- Bring new ideas
- Be part of a friendly team
- Have lots of fun
- No full-time commitment
If you don’t have lots of spare time but would still like to be kept informed of all the fundraising things we do for the school, let us have your email address and we will invite you to join our CLOSED Facebook Group specifically for FOMS. (This is not a forum to discuss any issues you have with the school – this is strictly for us to be able to pass on information about FOMS events and fundraising).
Our FOMs Annual General Meeting is held towards the end of the summer term. This formal meeting is held to elect a Chairperson, Vice-chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary for the year. It is also your opportunity to ask questions about the role of FOMs and to register your interest in becoming an active member.
Please click on the links below for lots more information/reports from meetings and upcoming events:
Dear Parents and Carers
We would like to introduce you to the new F.O.M.S team for the school year 2021-2022. Our line up is as follows:
Chairperson: Julia Priston
Vice-Chair: Melanie Game
Treasurer: Debbie Scoffield
Secretary: Lynn Tolmon
Events Organiser: Gemma Stannett
Our plans for future fundraisers will be more difficult with the current guidelines but we will aim to do as much as we are able to safely, without the children missing out and while still raising money for our school.
We are aiming to stick to as many traditions as possible such as pumpkin colouring, Christmas gifts, graduation for year 2 etc. but these will have to be looked at and carefully planned whilst sticking to guidelines and keeping our school community safe.
F.O.M.S is open to all parents, grandparents and carers of our school and we welcome you to join us. Further information is available on our Facebook page, school website or please feel free to email us [email protected]