Welcome to Elmtree Friends and Family (EFF). We are parents, carers, grandparents and friends of children attending Elmtree school/nursery. Upon your child starting at Elmtree you automatically become part of EFF. Volunteering or becoming a Class or Nursery Representative, or taking on a Committee role is a great way to meet new friends and learn more about your child’s school.
We usually meet a couple of times a term - some mornings, some evenings - to plan and organise fundraising and social events for the school and you are very welcome to come along. Some of the ways in which we fundraise include our Autumn and Spring Fayres, raffles, our ever-popular discos, quiz nights, film nights and Stay and Play in the playground, to name but a few.
Last year we were thrilled to raise over £6,000 (net amount to spend). The money we raise contributes to events such as school trips, Christmas entertainment and gifts for the children, and a range of in-school experiences including ‘appreciating animals’, African drumming workshops, ‘Travelling Tuba’ and ZooLab. We have also raised money to help fund the new woodland area, the sensory garden, fish tank (and fish!), digital cameras and an electric keyboard.
We are always interested in hearing of any ideas you may have for future fundraising initiatives or in-school experiences. These do not have to be major events; for example, the children thoroughly enjoyed volunteers visiting the classroom dressed as characters such as Samuel Pepys. Any ideas are always very welcome.
We look forward to welcoming you to Elmtree Friends and Family