We all lead incredibly busy lives, and this can leave us little spare time. However, we have always been lucky at Yattendon to have the generous help of a small group of volunteer parents who have supported the Friends and come along to Parent and Carer Council meetings. A school is so much better for such support, but it would be true to say that we were struggling a bit with this last term.
Without a viable FOY (Friends of Yattendon), the cost of trips and special events would increase significantly and the school may be faced with having to cancel the exciting and rich experiences that children enjoy so much.
Without enough parents contributing to the Parent and Carer Council, we may have to disband this group. Last year the Parent and Carer Council made incredibly valuable contributions to the school, helping us ensure that initiatives reflected your views and priorities.
Make a difference - please think carefully about coming along to the next FOY meeting at Yattendon on
20th January at 7:00pm. You will not be roped into anything you don’t want to do, but we will be looking at the rest of the year and seeking help with the events being planned. We already have some exciting ideas for giving the summer fair a unique twist! If you can’t make the meeting, please email the FOY (address in the footer of page 2) with an expression of interest.
If you would like to become a member of the Parent and Carer Council, please look out for a letter that will be sent out next week inviting new members. Free cake is offered at every meeting - or fruit if your 2020 good intentions preclude cake!
Children really love seeing their parents get involved. And of course, we would be very grateful indeed for your support.