The next big event in the FOCAS calendar is a Coffee Morning and Book Fair in the village hall, on Wednesday 22nd November, from 9am until midday. Join us for a bottomless tea or coffee and delicious homemade cake, plus start your Christmas shopping with some really wonderful books from Usborne.
We are holding a Quiz Night on Thursday 30th November, 7pm til late at The Greyhound Inn, Sydling St Nicolas. It's £10 per team, please enter your team by Wednesday 29th November by ringing the pub direct - 01300 341303.
A bit about FOCAS
FOCAS stands for Friends Of Cerne Abbas School. We are essentially a PTFA - Parents, Teachers and Friends Association, and we are an integral part of the the school community.
Over many years we have raised thousands of pounds which has been used to fund equipment, experiences and resources to enhance our children's educational experience and the schools facilities.
Our association is about much more than simply fundraising. FOCAS exists to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal. And it's great fun too!
All parents and members of the school community are welcome to get involved. As soon as your child joins our lovely school you automatically become a member.
We have an Annual General Meeting every May/June which provides an excellent opportunity for all parents to hear in more detail about our work, past events, how much has been raised and how money has been spent. It is also when new members are elected.
Chairperson: Rachael Goodfellow
Treasurer: Kirsty Sturmey
Commitee Members: Emma Newman, Leonora Phelan, Anna Speroni, Vicky Burling, Nicole Waite, Eleanor Bassett and Andrea Schafer
If you would like to offer help with events or have fundraising ideas please see Kirsty (Dexter's mum) or Rachael (Wilson and Percy's mum) or ask one of the school staff to point you in our direction. We're a very friendly group and there is no pressure to be involved in every event, you can just help whenever you can or would like to. All new ideas welcome too!
Reminder for parents to join www.easyfundraising.org.uk. Register the school as your cause and earn donations on most of your online shopping at no extra cost. It is free and easy to do so and only requires setting up once.
FOCAS have jute bags for sale £4 per bag. They are strong and a good size so very handy for carrying all your child's bits too and from school!
A positive, purposeful and enthusiastic atmosphere