Category

FOML

November 2020 Update 2

By | FOML | No Comments

Fundraising Update

Wow! What an amazing first week of fundraising we’ve had. A huge thank you for all the effort and enthusiasm, it’s already led to over £2200 being raised for our wonderful school which is just incredible.

So at the end of week one, the top three classes are… 

 

– Duckling class with a whopping £765

– Hedgehog class with an amazing £572    

– Gosling class with a brilliant £302

 

Just under three weeks to go, and everything still to play for! We can’t thank you all enough for getting involved, FoML

Gosling class have kicked off with a ‘guess the number of chocolates in a jar’ event and will be launching a second event on Friday.

Leopard Class are having a virtual pizza party, and are also running a sponsored kindness challenge.

Squirrel Class are seeing how far they can cycle / scoot / walk as a class… they’re aiming for the North Pole!

Fox Class have a guess the name of the fox competition

(to win a cute jelly cat fox), a guess the number of pom poms

competition and a Christmas drawing competition to win

a personalised book.

Hedgehog class have also been scooting, cycling and walking to raise money. They will also be launching a ‘guess the number of hedgehogs in the jar’ competition this week.

Duckling class are getting ready for their ‘big waddle’ event this weekend. Each child will be scooting / cycling or running part of a circuit around Weybridge / Hersham / Byfleet, while carrying their giant Duckling!

November 2020 Update

By | FOML | No Comments
Manby Curry Club

Our first ever curry club was well received. We are hoping to do another one if you would like? The charity earned £70 commission from your orders so thank you very much for all who took part. Ruth from Cook Curry Surrey really enjoyed cooking for you all. She has always been a big supporter of our school – Thank you Ruth!

Future Events and Activities

• In the absence of a Christmas Fair, we are looking into other fun activities for our children to take part in. We are looking at launching sponsored class events or challenges that the children can take part in safely within their bubbles. More information to follow…

• 2nd hand uniform – we have so much uniform that we need to make available to you all. We are looking into ideas of how we can make this readily available to you. We have discussed buying a uniform shed with neat plastic drawers that people can access easily. If anyone has the time to run with this, or has any ideas to how we can make this more manageable, especially during these times, we’d be hugely grateful.

• With online sales shopping being so high, please ensure that you select Friends of Manby Lodge as your chosen charity when buying from Amazon Smile and always use Easy Fundraising before selecting your chosen online retailer to ensure the Friends of Manby Lodge receive the commission.

Tuck Shop and Craft Shop

We held an impromptu tuck shop in the playground on the last day of term where we told drink with a snack packs and craft kits. This generated profit of £218 which is brilliant. Thank you for your support and we hope you and your little ones had a lovely half term break!

Manby Masks, Headbands and Scrunchies

A local company, Made by Milly has always supported our school, so it seems right that we support her in return during these strange times. She gave use a taste of her wares by making masks, head bands and hair scrunchies for us to sell and they all sold out straight away! She is now working hard making more for us so watch this space!

Pumpkin Display 2020

We had an overwhelming display of pumpkins on Thursday 22nd October for our annual pumpkin display. Amazingly this generated profit of £333 which is twice as much as another other year usually raises. Thank you for your overwhelming generosity!

October 2020 Update

By | FOML | No Comments
Hello and Welcome

Welcome to all new parents and carers to our wonderful school from the Friends of Manby Lodge. All of us are automatically members of the Friends of Manby Lodge PTA. Our purpose is to fundraise for our school, to provide extra experiences or equipment to enhance the learning experience of all our children. We endeavour to raise money to enable Miss Morris and her team to spend, spend, spend in the same year so that our children immediately benefit.

Monies raised in 2019-2020

Thank you for your generosity in the last school year. You will see the breakdown of monies raised and spent last year in the minutes of the AGM which was help on Friday 9th October 2020. In summary, we were delighted to raise £12,867 in a tough year. Miss Morris used just over £20k of the PTA funds. Please see the AGM minutes for further information.

Facebook

We encourage everyone to join their class WhatsApp group and to subscribe to Facebook to communicate directly with the PTA Committee and to join our ‘virtual’ community.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Friendsofmanbylodge

With COVID measures in place, our social media communication has never been so important.

How you can help

Lockdown Cookbooks we still have these to purchase from reception or by emailing friendsofmanbylodge@yahoo.co.uk for £8

Pumpkin Display 2020 is going ahead on Thursday 22nd October

Ensure that you use Easyfundraising and Amazon Smile and select Friends of Manby Lodge as your chosen charity

Manby Masks, Hairbands and Hair Scrunchies coming soon….

January 2020

By | FOML | No Comments
Happy New Year from FoML!

We just wanted to thank you all for your hard work and support last term. We’re pleased to announce we’ve raised around £7,000 since September 2019 which is incredible. The bigger fundraisers included:-

Second Hand Uniform Sale – £148.84
Pumpkin Display – £137.20
Year 2 Cake Bake – £161.17
Tote Bags – £850.91
Christmas Fair and Raffle – £5,030.64
Wreath Making Workshop – £139.01

Christmas Fair

A huge thank you to everyone who came along and supported this year’s Christmas Fair. Our amazing parent community really pulled out all the stops to make the day a huge success. The atmosphere was truly magical, and I think everyone had a fantastic afternoon.

We’re thrilled to announced that the fair, plus the raffle and flash sale, raised over £5000 for the school. Incredible!

Pumpkin Parade

What an amazing turnout we have for the pumpkin parade. All your donations plus the gift aid we can claim raises an amazing £180.75 for the school. Well done to the winners and thank you to everyone who got involved.

Year 2 Cake Bake

Well done Year 2 – your cake bake raised a fantastic £165.81. Thank you to everyone who made cakes, bought cakes, helped to sell, and helped to eat. All the support is very much appreciated!

Monies raised so far Oct 2019 – Jan 2020

6571

Thank you for your generosity. We have now RAISED a fantastic…

Download the Friends of Manby Lodge PTA Minutes Jan 2020 PDF:

Download PDF

June 2019 FML Update

By | FOML | No Comments
Manby presents The Greatest Show!!

What a fun day we had at our Summer Fair! Thank you all for coming and a massive thanks to all those who help out!! The children loved the circus
workshops and hula hooper as well as all the game stalls! Luckily the weather was kind to us this time!!!

Our Next Big Project

Our next big project for the school is our playground/ ball court redesign, this
drawing below gives you an idea of the new design, looks exciting!! Your
generous donations are and will help us pay for this wonderful new playground
for our children!

Monies raised so far Sept 2018 – May 2019

11540.21

Thank you for your generosity. We have now RAISED a fantastic…

Feb 2019 FML Update

By | FOML | No Comments
How Can You Help

Volunteering your time to help with our events and activities! Anything from setting up, running a stall, donating a raffle prize, clearing up….there are many things you can do to get involved! Please email friendsofmanbylodge@yahoo.co.uk or speak to your Class Rep if you can help.

Christmas Fair

I’m sure you’ll all agree that we had a great Christmas Fair and the kids loved
the Grotto and Ice Rink! Thank you to everyone that helped set-up/ dismantle
the stalls, the weather was pretty awful, and we really appreciate your support!
Thank you also to everyone that turned up on the day to support the school!

Raising Funds

Don’t forget help raise funds for Friends of Manby Lodge whenever you shop
online! Your free donation will go towards many things, for example:-
 Ball Court Revamp
 Hall Revamp
Use easyfundraising to shop with over 3,500 big name retailers including
Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, and Booking.com – and when you shop,
you’ll raise a free donation for us every time. It’s that easy!

Upcoming events where we need your help:-

Friday, 8th March
Quiz Night – We need people to help run the bar/ set-up and clear-up.
Friday, 29th March – 9.00-11.00
Mother’s Day Shop – We need people to assist the children in selecting gifts
and then putting them in gift bags. All Volunteers must be DBS Checked.

Monies raised so far Sept 2018 – Jan 2019
3728.65

Thank you for your generosity. We have now RAISED a fantastic…

Nov 2018 FML Update

By | FOML | No Comments
How Can You Help

Volunteering your time to help with our events and activities! Anything from setting up, running a stall, donating a raffle prize, clearing up….there are many things you can do to get involved! Please email friendsofmanbylodge@yahoo.co.uk or speak to your Class Rep if you can help.

Pumpkin Parade

Money Earned £147.15
The Winners were…..
Reception: Wassim Mehdi/ Year 1: Charlotte Cullender/ Year 2: Iona Stewart

Bake & Glow Stick Sale

Money Earned £422.21
Amazing totals for all these events!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Guide Dogs for the Blind

We Sponsored a Puppy!
Her name is Bella and here is her first “Pupdate”!

Monies raised so far this year
13103.00

Thank you for your generosity. We have now RAISED a fantastic…

May 2018 FoML Update

By | FOML | No Comments
Reception Film Night

The children watched Paddington 2. It was a little bonkers but a great fun evening. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event a success, we managed to raise £433 profit from this event which was FANTASTIC!

Freeze Pop Fridays

To accompany this beautiful weather we have held a number of Freeze Pop Fridays at school pick ups. These have generated a whopping profit of £108.50.

Gift Aid It

This month we have managed to claim back from HMRC £1,145 for the sponsored Manby Mile and for last year’s sponsored dance too. This is brilliant news – it’s like FREE MONEY. Thank you!

Manby Fest 2018

All the advertisements are out for Manby Fest. Our first music festival with all the usual Summer Fair stalls and lots lots more! It’s going to be an AMAZING event. Please come along and support on 9th June 2:00 – 5:00.

Monies raised so far this year
13103.00

Thank you for your generosity. We have now RAISED a fantastic…

Key Dates

25th MayReception Cake Sale

9th JuneManby Fest Music Festival and Stalls

13th June – Father’s Day Shop

13th July – Summer Ball at Silvermere Inn on the Lake

April 2018 FoML Update

By | FOML | No Comments
Infamous Manby Lodge Quiz Night

A big thank you to everyone who came to support our quiz. Special thank yous go to Neil, Helen Waddington and Graham Douglas for once again creating and running a unique night of entertainment and to Toni Reynoldson and Simon Tarr for the smooth running of the bar.

We are delighted to say that not only was the event good fun but it raised £1,521.80 for our children to benefit from.

Year 1 Film Night

On the back of the success of our first film night for Year 2 in January, we held the same event for Year 1 children and siblings in March. The children voted to watch The Boss Baby.

It was a great atmosphere and the children certainly enjoyed the hotdogs, popcorn and the opportunity to watch a film in their PJs with their friends. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success –  we managed to raise £320.20 profit from this event.

Year 1 Cake, Egg Cup and Wrist band sale

Thank you so much for all the cakes baked and donated by Year 1 parents – wow! We were overwhelmed! We took £290 from this sale on the last day of term, and for this being an early school finish this was fantastic!

Collectively the sale and the film night raised £610. This equates to £203 to each Year 1 class. Next term the focus will be on the Reception classes!

Key Dates

11th May – Reception Film Night

25th May – Reception Cake Sale

9th June – Manby Fest Music Festival and Stalls

13th June – Father’s Day Shop

13th July – Summer Ball at Silvermere Inn on the Lake

Easter Animals

Despite the wettest day of the year so far, the children loved meeting the animals from Mill Cottage Farm who came to visit us at Easter. This activity was funded by monies raised from you – thank you!

Monies raised so far this year
11678.00

Thank you for your generosity. We have now RAISED a fantastic…

Key Dates

25th MayReception Cake Sale

9th JuneManby Fest Music Festival and Stalls

13th June – Father’s Day Shop

13th July – Summer Ball at Silvermere Inn on the Lake

Sponsored Manby Mile

The children completed walking, running, hopping, jumping a Manby Mile on 23rd March for Sports Relief and the FoML. It was great fun and the children had a fantastic time. Thank you to all the parent helpers who made the event such a success.

The children had a great time and we managed to raise a staggering £2,334 of which half of this was paid to Sports Relief. Thank you!