Up Coming YFSA events.

A reminder that the YFSA Annual General Meeting is taking place at 7:30pm on Tuesday 3rd October at 7.30pm in the Infant Hall. New and not so new parents all welcome from both Infants and Juniors.
Over wine and nibbles, we’ll be:
• Discussing our fundraising events including grand totals
• Updating you on what we’ve spent this year and how it’s benefited the children
• Making plans for the future
• Agreeing budgets for the coming year.

The attached PDF has more information, including if you’d like to volunteer, stand as a Trustee/committee member. The deadline for the latter is Monday 2nd October.

If you’d like a Facebook event reminder, pop along to the Yatton Parents FB page.
Questions to YFSAgeneral@gmail.com

**YFSA Table Top Sale**
Taking place on Saturday 14th October, 11-1 at the school, £1 adult entry, free for children. Grab some amazing toys, clothing and equipment bargains for babies, pre-schoolers and children.
Bakers needed – if you can bring something sweet along, let us know!
Contact Angie Hall, mum to Rowan (9J) and Tara (4I) on angie_walpole@hotmail.com

Easy Fundraising

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday or Christmas Presents – you could be collecting free donations for Yatton Federated Schools Association (YFSA)?

There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…

1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/yfsa/ and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Yatton Federated Schools Association (YFSA) will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

What does YFSA do?

Ever wondered how YFSA money is raised and (more importantly) what it is spent on? As we are currently asking for volunteers for this Friday’s Fireworks Night, we thought this was the perfect opportunity to share our two new posters with you showing just that – click on the link below. Big up to Becky Warren for making the posters look so lovely!

It just goes to prove that when we all work together, we can achieve amazing things for the school which directly benefits all our children. Plus we all get to enjoy great community events like Fireworks Night (nudge nudge, hint hint, please volunteer  )

If you can help out, contact Kristina Tarrant or email yisa@yatton.info.

Thank you


Ever wondered how our fundraising enhances the lives of our children? Interested in finding out more about YFSA?

Then come along to our AGM!

The Yatton Federated Schools Association (YFSA) is holding its AGM on Tuesday 4th October 2016, 7:30pm at Yatton Infant School. We’d love to see as many parents & carers as possible from both schools.

Over wine and nibbles, we’ll be:

·         Discussing our fundraising events and how much we have in the kitty

·         Updating on what we’ve spent this year and how it’s benefited the children

·         Making plans for the future

·         Agreeing budgets for the coming year.

It’s a great opportunity to meet fellow parents and find out more about what we do. Please come along to share your views on what we can spend our money!

A bit more information about YFSA.

Yatton Federated Schools Association (YFSA) is a charitable fundraising committee run by parents, to raise money to support the schools in all sorts of ways and to help fund those ‘extra sparkly bits’, which enhance children’s lives at school. In previous years, the School Association has subsidised the cost of school trips, and helped fund the popular Learning College in both schools. Last year, funds enabled a refurbishment of the shared Food Technology room to allow more children from both schools to make use of it at any one time, and fulfil the requirements of the updated National Curriculum.
The Schools really value this support, but the Association’s success depends upon the help of our parents.

Come and see how money raised by YFSA has transformed the Food Tech Room.

Reminder – tomorrow Monday 27th June is open afternoon from 2.30pm in the new improved Food Technology Room …

As you may be aware from a recent newsletter, thanks to funding from YFSA (the School Association) along with a donation from the Durban Trust, our Food Technology Room has undergone a major transformation. We would like to share our excitement for the improvements to these facilities by giving you the opportunity to come and see the Food Tech Room in action. You are very welcome to drop in on Monday, 27th June anytime from 2:30 pm onwards until the end of the school day. There will be a group of Junior School children cooking as part of our ‘Learning College’ and staff will be on hand to explain how a new scheme of work we are introducing will add improved continuity and progression to the teaching of cooking across both schools.

Fantastic Carnival

A massive well done to all involved in the carnival today 😀😀 At first count we have taken around £5,900 which is AMAZING!! I will get the final figure’s out ASAP once I have all the costs but I am sure you all agree this a fantastic sum that is going to make a massive difference to the school for our children

School Association News – January 2016

Hopefully everyone is coping with the rain and grey skies, and managing not to get too wet!

We wanted to show what YFSA has been able to buy/ pay for with the money raised due to your help, support and attendance to the various events we have run this school year.

Fireworks night – £3,557.98, Christmas Disco – £1,479.26, Toy Sale – £471.33, Nativity Refreshments – £794.56, Easy2name labels – £49.68, Junior Movie night – £518.86, Cake sales – £173.52, Mufti Day – £212.43, Christmas Hamper – £284, Printer empties – £86 ,Easy Fundraising – £20.46, Northbrook Wrapping paper – £23.08, Cauliflower cards – £278.50.

This gives us a whopping total of £7,949.66 and we are only just half way through the year!!!!!

SOOOO…… what have we been spending your money on?

 Cooking money – £100, Classroom Grants – £1,800 (Infants), £2,400 (Juniors), Transport for school trips – £439.20 (Infants), £610 (Juniors), Smart screen for the infant school hall – £3,977, Performance of Peter Pan for the whole of the Infants school – £150, Learning College – £1,500.

So far we have spent £10,926

We have been lucky to have a residual balance, from the two committees becoming one             (YISA & YJSA – YFSA), which we have been able to spend on the smart screen, for the Infants School hall, and have put aside £8,500 to pay for renovating the food technology room so that it can be used by children across both schools and accommodate more children at any one time.

This is not enough, however, and we want to do more!


 Come along to the meetings, help out at events, buy your labels through easy2name labels, do your shopping through easy fundraising, bake and help us get the children what they need to help support their education! Without volunteers, we cannot run the events, meaning less money for the school to spend on all the fun stuff!!!!

We have a meeting for the Carnival set for Wednesday, 2nd March 19:30, at the Market Inn, and we want everyone to come along who thinks they can help or has an opinion on what we are doing.

Dates for the Diary: 12/02/16 – Mufti Day, 26/02/16 – Infant Movie Night, 02/03/16 – Carnival meeting, 31/03/16 – Easter Bingo