The Christmas Fair over at Kirklands last weekend was a great success – thank you to all those who made it happen. You might have baked, booked Santa tickets, dressed up, volunteered on stalls, bought hot dogs or filled jam jars: whatever it was, it was important. We are delighted to report that we raised £3,771.47 this year! Happy Christmas to you all!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ASAP
We were honoured to partner with the Light Up Menston group again and I think we delivered a great event, hopefully next year can be bigger and better. But to achieve that, we would need many more parent volunteers, we really struggled to get the help we needed for the fair. The FoMPS committee is actively looking for more parents to join the team – we are particularly short on KS1 parents! We are without a chair since the AGM and the treasurer is also ready to step down – the committee is ready to receive some new leadership to carry it into 2022 and beyond. If you think you have something to offer this team of dedicated volunteers, if you want to raise money and organize quality activities to broaden school life, if you are great with numbers or want to give something back to your community, then get in touch! You can visit the fomps.org.uk website for more information on committee roles; you can just email firstname.lastname@example.org; or just approach a member of the committee to chat about it.
CHRISTMAS WINDOW TRAIL
The FoMPS Christmas Window Trail is still ongoing and you can get your map by emailing email@example.com or there are paper copies available at Pickards Deli. Families all around Menston have decorated their windows and lit up their homes and gardens for you to enjoy. Find out where they are by getting a map and giving a small donation to FoMPS – it is something to do in the holidays!
We are looking for volunteers to make a Menston Christmas window trail. Last year we had over 63 households sign up and we cannot wait to see your creativity this time around! If you would like get your window on the map and spread some festive cheer then you need to send an email to…
This will also be the email address to request your map!
You will be sent the virtual map and a link to click to donate to the Friends of Menston Primary School to ‘pay’ for your map.
Even if you don’t want to take part, you can still DONATE HERE
The FoMPS Christmas Raffle is launching soon! Raffle tickets will be sent home with every child. Please support Menston Primary School and ask friends and family if they would also like to get involved.
Prizes are still rolling in but so far include:
Temple Spa class, Yoga session, Free term of classes with Performance Drama, Osprey travel wallet, Gel Polish at Coty & Madison, Doggy treat hamper, Vintage Port and Grazing box, free bouncy castle hire, a day at the Hub holiday club, vouchers for food and drink from Refuel Cafe, The Fox, Pickards Deli, the Malt Shovel, amongst others.
The Raffle will be drawn live on stage on Saturday 4th December during the Light Up Menston event.
Whilst we are not quite in a position to hold our annual Christmas Fayre at school this year… we look forward to partnering with the LIGHT UP MENSTON committee again to put on a really great village event. First Saturday in December, we will hold our magical grotto from 1pm-5pm (booking required – see the link on the homepage) and sell cakes and sweets and drinks, any leftover raffle tickets, and the kids can make and buy their jam jars – a MPS tradition. From 4pm we will sell hot dogs and there will be some talent of Menston performing on a big lorry stage and at 5pm will be the big light switch on!
After the lights are switched on, more music acts, mulled wine, food and carol singing.
The Annual FoMPS Christmas Raffle will be drawn at 6pm.