FrOGS quiz and curry night – Friday 3rd March 2017
Thank you to all who came along to the quiz night. It was very well attended, with around 80 people and 13 teams! Your support is much appreciated and we look forward to finding out how much money was raised and where the funds will go, to support school initiatives. (M. Eyers)
Please click on the link below to view the latest letter from FrOGS.
“Working together in partnership for the School community”
What does FrOGS stand for?
Friends of Greentrees School (FrOGS) is the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and plays a key role in the life of Greentrees School. We hold events throughout the year primarily to raise funds for the school, but also to provide fun and social activities for the children and their parents/guardians.
Who are we?
FrOGS is a charitable organisation (Charity Number 1096506). We currently have 2 Co-Chairs, a Treasurer, a Secretary and around another 10 regular members. Friendly half termly meetings are held to organise fundraising events supported by a member of staff.
FrOGS hold their Annual General Meeting at the school every September when the new Committee is elected. We welcome as many parents/guardians as possible to attend the AGM to listen to future plans and there is no obligation to join the committee. Parent committee members come from all walks of life, you do not need to possess any specific qualifications!
What have we achieved so far?
Since the PTA was set up in September 2002 FrOGS have raised in excess of £60,000. We have been involved in a wide range of fundraising events; from the traditional like the Summer and Christmas fairs, to topical events like the World Cup football night and the annual Scarecrow competition. We have hosted children’s events including regular discos, Easter Bingo and even Art Competitions. Adult events like the Annual Quiz have been well supported over the years.
FrOGS have the Library Lottery for parents to join and the Easy Fundraising facility. In recent years we have begun RAGBAG and Bags2School collections and raised over £2500 with over 4500kgs of clothes donated.
FrOGS have their own newsletter “The Leaplet” and in keeping with the technological age we now have our own Facebook page, Twitter account, email address; firstname.lastname@example.org simply email us to join our mailing list.
Why have a PTA?
FrOGS benefits the whole school in a range of ways.
- Pupils and teachers are able to receive additional funding outside the school budget e.g. play trail equipment, the pond and copse, music workshops or even providing subsidised travel for trips.
- The opportunity to meet new people, form friendships and socialise.
- FrOGS provides an additional link between staff, parents and pupils and adds to the whole school community.
How can you help?
You can help FrOGS in three main ways:
- Become a committee member
- Join our “helper list”
- Attend the events that we hold, come along and have some fun while raising money for your children.
For further information on joining or becoming a supporter/volunteer of FrOGS please email us, join our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter or ask on the playground to be directed to a friendly committee member.