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November 27, 2009

Friends of Dunston School Update Winter 2009

The Friends of Dunston School are a group of parents committed to working for the good of Dunston St. Peter's C of E Primary School. We consider all parents to be 'Friends' and everyone is welcome at our meetings and events. We organize a number of events throughout the year including Christmas and Summer Fayres, Treasure Hunts and family fun evenings. Our aims are two-fold; to raise money for the school, and to enrich the school community with light-hearted activities for all the family.

In the academic year 2008/2009 we raised almost £2500 for the new school library. As this project is now complete we have asked the school to provide us with a wish list for 2009/2010. Surprisingly, the staff did not find this task too difficult. Consequently, we have a new fundraising target of approximately £3000 in order to purchase a PA system, an interactive whiteboard, 2 printers, dressing up outfits, construction kits and more!

As a new initiative this year we will be organising some events in partnership with Digby C of E Primary School. As the two schools are now joined in a federation we are looking into new ways of working together, following the lead of the children and staff of the two schools. We are looking forward to an evening of magic to be held at Digby and a family barn dance in Dunston. Both events will take place in the new year.

We recently held a successful Ladies shopping evening at Dunston school and would like to take this opportunity to thank the many stall holders who joined us, and the shoppers who came and supported our event. We raised approximately £240 and everyone had a good evening, with some people even getting a head start on their Christmas shopping.

We would like to invite you to our Christmas Fayre on Friday 4th December from 3pm at Dunston School. There will be games and stalls for all ages so please join us and get into the festive spirit.

Jenny Hutchinson, secretary, 321627