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Friends News

Hi Everyone,


We hope you are all well. Please see the email below which gives you key updates on the following:


  • Reminder of our AGM – 20th October @7.30pm
  • Halloween 2nd Hand Fancy Dress Donations and Sale – Check our Facebook soon
  • Halloween Craft Packs – Coming Soon
  • Christmas Card Design Forms - Coming Home Today! Please complete over the weekend and return at the latest Wednesday 14th October
  • Bags2School – Coming Soon



Don’t forget our AGM is scheduled for Tuesday 20th October starting at 7.30pm. If you would like to participate, please email the Friends today and we will send out the zoom details nearer the time. We are currently a small, friendly committee which is well supported by some very dedicated volunteers who give their time to assist with the running of events but we are keen to have more people join in to make the fundraising efforts a continued success. So do please join us!


COMMITTEE CHAIR ELECTIONS - In accordance with the PTA Constitution we are required to elect officers at this meeting for the coming academic year.  The current Co-Chairs will retire this AGM. If you would like to stand for the elected member positions, please get in contact with the current committee today by sending us an email to put your nomination forward.




Auriol (Year 3 mum) will be holding a 2nd hand fancy dress sale ahead of Halloween via our Facebook page. Details on how to donate good quality fancy dress will be communicated via our Facebook page soon (search: Friends of Monks Risborough) but in the meantime please put by any items that are due for the charity shop aside – we will happily take them!


Details will also be out next week on how to purchase one (or more) of our Halloween themed craft packs.



C H R I S T M A S   C A R D S

This year we have made the decision to send Children home with the Christmas Card design form to complete. This, by far, is not a usual year and we did not feel it was appropriate to ask for this activity to be completed during class time.


Today, your child/ren will receive their form to design their very own Christmas Card. Please complete this weekend and return on Wednesday 14th October at the latest. We will then send off your child’s design and return a sample with an order form to you. Don’t forget, its not just Christmas Cards you can order but mugs, coasters and tea towels too and they make lovely gifts for family!! Just in case the form gets lost on the way home, please also find attached a digital copy.




B A G S 2 S C H O O L

We are pleased to announce that we are organising a clothes and shoe collection with Bags2School. As well as raising needed funds for our school, this initiative also helps the environment by diverting unwanted textiles from landfill. So why not spend a bit of the half-term sorting through your families clothes and giving yourself some more wardrobe space!!

  • Before half-term your child/ren will be sent home with a donation bag.
  • Additional donations can be provided in bin bags.
  • Donations are to be of good quality and be able to be re-used.
  • Please stick to the guidelines on what can be donated (these will be confirmed soon). This is really important as we will be charged if any incorrect items are added, impacting the amount of money we could raise.
  • Tap into friends and family as well – they can also donate!
  • We will be in contact soon on when and where to bring your donations back to.






Throughout the year we hold 2nd Hand Uniform sales. Please, where you can, donate good quality branded uniform. We are always in need of branded second-hand uniform and the new style PE kit for our future second-hand uniform sales. If you are in need for any items in-between sales, please feel free to email us and we will happily take a look at what we have in stock for you.



B O O K  D O N A T I O N S

If your child has finished reading a book, please consider donating it to our school library.  We are always grateful for clean, undamaged donations.  Please contact the Friends if you do have any books so we can arrange collection/delivery.



O T H E R   W A Y S   T O   H E L P

Don’t forget to sign up for EasyFundraising and AmazonSmile. It doesn’t cost you a penny extra but helps us loads. If you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on 13th & 14th October, you can make a difference. Simply shop at or with AmazonSmile switched to “ON” in the Amazon Shopping app, and AmazonSmile donates to Friends of Monks Risborough School.



Kind Regards

The Friends