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For those of you who don’t know PaFoS is Shaw’s PTA and our main aim, as well as helping the children and parents to have lots of fun, is to raise valuable funds for our school.

For the last 2 years our focus was to fund the new shelter in the school grounds and we were delighted to officially open the shelter at the Shaw School Summer Fete in July - what a great day it was raising over £3000 for the school!  A massive thank you to everyone who has helped support us over the last two years!! 

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Cheese & Wine Evening for the PAFOS Annual General Meeting

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For those of you who are new to the school PaFoS is the school PTA and our main aim as well as helping the children and parents to have lots of fun is to raise valuable funds for the school.

Every year we hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) and this year it will be held on Monday 9th Ocotber from 7:30pm in the library. This is a social occasion for ALL parents, carers and staff to get together at the start of the new academic year and is your chance to find out what PaFoS does and how we plan to spend the money we raise in the coming year.

We are always on the look out for more help and you can be involved as much you want to be, either by joining the committee or simply becoming a PAL and helping us out now and then, especially at events. One thing is for sure, without additional volunteers we will not have been able to fund the “extra things” such as the new shelter and PlayPod. Being part of the PaFoS team is a great way of making a really valuable and valued contribution to the school whilst getting to know other parents and staff.

If you would like to attend the AGM and for us to get an idea of numbers please let us know by emailing us at pafos@live.co.uk or message on Facebook.

DESIGN YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS CARDS & GIFTS

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Once again PAFOS are offering your child/children the opportunity to design their own Christmas cards, gift tags, mugs, tea towels and new for this year – Eco Bags! All great gift ideas for friends and family.

Below is the design template, all designs should be kept within the black border shown and for best results use felt tip pens, crayons, coloured pencils or paint.  Pictures can include writing, but again this must be kept within the black border.

You can submit as many different designs as you like, with no obligation to order – just print more templates! Don’t worry if you don’t have a printer – a template will be given to your child plus you can pick up spares from outside the school office.

PAFOS will receive a percentage of all orders placed, so please do take this opportunity to support the school – in return, you will receive some fantastic, individual and high-quality gifts for friends and family!

Please make sure your designs are returned to the school office by Wednesday 27th September 2017. Your child's designs will be sent off and a sample will be returned to you. You will then have the option to buy sets of cards, gift tags, mugs, tea towels or Eco bags.

Save & Raise With Nortree Motors

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Join Nortree Motors Save & Raise Scheme.  As you may know we have joined the 'Save and Raise' scheme with Nortree Motors in Melksham.  The project allows us to work together to raise money for the school and help you by offering special discounts to save money on your motoring expenses! Another great example of local companies supporting local schools so please help us and get involved! You can find out more or register online here.   

Selling Your House?

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PaFoS has partnered up with a number of local estate agents who will donate a percentage of their commission to the school if the house sale goes through. So if you or anyone you know is thinking of selling their house anytime soon please consider using Lock & Key or Hunter French.  If you do please let a member of PaFoS know and also be sure to tell the estate agent you want to be a part of this scheme – thank you so much.

HOLIDAY WITH BUTLINS

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Support Shaw School by going on holiday! Book a trip to @Butlins using the code PAFO5 (number 5 at the end!) and 5% of your booking will come to us! What are you waiting for?