Parent Teacher Association
(FASA) Friends of Ashleigh School Association
Hopefully this will answer some questions you may have about Friends of Ashleigh School and we hope you can support us as your child progresses up through school.
What is F.A.S.A. all about?
This hardworking and fun loving group of parents, teachers and friends of the school meet regularly to organise social and fundraising activities for us.
Annual events include our super Summer Fair and school discos and we are always looking for ideas for new things for our children to enjoy.
Run by volunteers, including the school staff and parents, whose aim is to raise money for the benefit of the pupils of Ashleigh Primary School.
How do I become a member of F.A.S.A.?
The good news is that as a parent or carer of a pupil who attends Ashleigh Primary School you are automatically a member.
How are funds raised?
We hold a number of events throughout the year including school discos, a Summer fair, jumble sales, coffee mornings, cake sales etc.
What are the funds spent on?
A wide variety of resources including book bags, rewards for good behaviour, play equipment etc.
Is Friends only involved in fundraising?
No. We are also asked to support a number of events which are organised by the school such as serving refreshments at school plays and sports events, parents evenings and open evenings.
How can I become involved with Friends?
Everyone is welcome to come along to any of the Friends meetings. These are usually held about every 5 weeks usually immediately after school finishes. They are currently held at school, in the community room.
If childcare is a problem you can bring your children along and they will be able to wait in the main hall hall while the meeting takes place. There is no commitment to coming to every meeting!
I do not want to come to the meetings but would still like to help. Is there anything else I can do to become involved?
You can complete the form at the end of this leaflet and join our register of helpers.
What is the register of helpers?
In the past we have found it difficult to plan events, as we are never sure how many people will be available to help. Therefore we are putting together a register of volunteers who may be available to help at Friends events.
What kind of help could I give?
We need a wide range of help. There is usually something to suit everybody but the main areas are: -
« Planning, advertising and organising events (usually discussed at Friends meetings)
« Setting up events – setting up stalls, shopping for refreshments, prizes etc
« Running events – running a stall, serving refreshments
« Clearing away after events
How will I be able to help as I work during the day?
We need a range of helpers who are available at different times of the day either before school, during the school day, immediately after school, or in the evenings. It is a great way for those parents who aren’t available to help during the day to become involved in your child’s school.
What if I register as a helper and find I have other commitments when I am asked to help at an event?
Friends would contact volunteers in advance of any event to make sure they were available and willing to help. We understand that everyone has other commitments.
How many times would I be asked to help?
The more helpers on the register, the fewer occasions each volunteer will be asked to help!