Oakwood Association Newsletter
Charity Number 1102222
Newsletter February 2009
Firstly I would like to say Hi and Finally Thanks to Oakwood School
introduce myself and the other new and Mrs. Berndes for the use of the
Upcoming members of the committee, I’m Jenny notice board near the school
Events Robinson and I have two daughters
Laura is in Ash and Hannah is due to
entrance: We hope that you have
start reception in January 2010. I can
The committee now consists of
Bag-2-School usually be found near the Ash Classroom
morning and afternoon. Jenny Robinson - Chair
Yellow Moon Rebecca Robertson is taking over from Rebecca Robertson - Treasurer
Gilly Wilkinson as Treasurer and Helen Helen Di-Stefano - Secretary
Di-Stefano is our new Secretary.
Anne Williams - Disco
Easter Next I would like to thank Alison Curran
for her hard work over the last two Karen Henderson
years, without her I’m sure the Emma Watson
Extravaganza Oakwood Association wouldn’t have
been so successful – Thank you Alison. Emma Geddes
Beetle Drive I would also like to thank those other
members of the committee who have Gilly Wilkinson
now taken a step down; Maxine Percy, Marie-Françoise Baker-Madec
Spring Cake Elizabeth Federer, Tracy Lockwood.
Thank you all for your hard work. And Miss Hatherley
Fundraising Update – Academic Year 2008/09
Oakwood Association is very pleased to Easyfundraising which has raised over
finally present the school with a cheque £100 for free.
for £19,325 for Playground and Stage.
Please continue to use
Thanks to everyone for supporting us.
So far this Academic year the Oakwood www.buy.at/oakwood these present
Fundraising Association have raised just over valued funds and every penny really
goals 08/09 £3,200. does count!
£2 room almost £1300! Thanks to Karen Fundraising this year
and Emma for their sterling work
ICT - £10k
Christmas Hampers over £600 - thanks
to Maxine for co-ordinating
Cakes Sales almost £200 Thanks to You will soon be able to find a full
Julie Goymer for organising. breakdown on the website.
Also thank you all those parents who
have used either Buyat or
Rebecca Robertson is currently looking could claim an extra 25p, but we
into if and how we can benefit from Gift need to understand the Gift Aid
Aid. As a charity we are entitled to system and limitations.
utilise Gift Aid and this means for every
£1 donated by individual donors we Update to follow!
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Events for your Diary
Bag-2-School - Wednesday 25th February
Last time we had a Bag-2-school beginning of February so please set
fundraiser we raised £187 so we have aside your second hand ladies’, men’s
re-booked. The next date is and children`s clothing, as well as
bedding, curtains, soft toys, shoes, belts
WEDNESDAY 25th and handbags –NO Bric-a-Brac - Thanks
We raise 40p per kg. So, 2 pairs of shoes
February OR a pair of curtains OR a couple of big
handbags etc should make 40p!
Please watch out for the Bags which will Thanks for your support!
be being sent home in book bags at the
Mobile Phones: The next date for a Yellow Moon: catalogues already
Mobile phone recycling collection is not dispatched via book bags Please note
as yet confirmed, but please hold onto our Source code is SOA 1087
any old phones and we’ll get onto this!
Spring Cake Sale – Wednesday 4th March
Cake Sales are Back!! All the children fantastic cakes.
seem to look forward to these events
A note will be sent home via Book Bags
and everyone does seem to be very
Creative! Thank you for supplying confirming the details.
Easter Extravaganza – Sunday 29th March
We are now preparing for our Easter to share please contact us details
Extravaganza. If you have any below.
Fundraising ideas which you would like
Beetle Drive – Date to be confirmed
We are about to start a new event for We hope that the whole family will
the OA – A Beetle Drive, the easy to play support us with teams
Fundraising Total £3,212.93 Fundraising Target £14k
Oakwood Association As your Oakwood Association we are We do want to organise events that you
Oakwood Drive always in need of your help and want to attend and support so if you
St. Albans support, both in preparing the events have any ideas – please let a member of
Hertfordshire and in turnout! It’s looking as if this is a the committee know.
AL4 0XA tough year for fundraising – which
Also Volunteers to help Marshal the St
means we need your help and support
Albans Half Marathon on Sunday 14th
more than ever
June – This raised £250 last year, please
We’re on the Web! Please support us! let us know if you can help.
Please feel that you can talk to any of email@example.com starting
the committee, or else you can leave us the subject with OA or Oakwood
a message via the OA In-tray in the Association
office or alternatively email me on