Welcome to IHOMSA's Webpage

Welcome to our webpage where we will keep you up-to-date on all the exciting events that bring IHOM families together socially.

If you are able to offer any services, talent or simply a raffle prize, please email us at:

ihomsa13@gmail.com

IHOMSA Christmas Family Night 07 December 2018: 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm

Our popular Christmas family night takes place this year on 07 December 2018 between 6.00 pm and 8.30 pm. Ticket prices remain the same as last year; £2 for an adult, £1 for a child. Pre-school children are free.

Doors will open at 5.30 pm for reception children only so that they can have a look around and try some of the games while it is quiet.

More information on this event and a slip to order tickets can be found on the event flyer which can be downloaded here.

If you would like tickets, please return the slip  along with your payment by FRIDAY 30th NOVEMBER. Payment is by cash or cheque - please make cheques payable to IHOMSA.

We look forward to seeing you on the night and wish you a Merry Christmas.

 

IHOMSA Christmas Family Night Helpers

Thank you to all who offered to help during our Christmas family night on Friday 07 December 2018. If you are due to help in session 1 please arrive as promptly as possible and go to the front of the queue.

IHOMSA greatly appreciates your kind offer of help. As a sign of our appreciation, please feel free to download (click here to download) and exchange this list at the bar for a free drink.  

What's Coming Up?

AGM 2018 - 3RD october

Thank you to everyone who came to the AGM.  It was very well attended and it was particular lovely to see some new faces.

Please find the minutes and Account Summary for 2017-18 here.

Our next meeting will be held on Wed 7th November at 6pm in school.

New Ways to Raise Funds

We all shop at Amazon, especially at Christmas! Help IHOMSA at the same time by signing in via Amazon Smile.

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What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple & automatic way for you to support IHOMSA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.co.uk, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as amazon.co.uk, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to IHOMSA.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile? To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.co.uk. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.co.uk to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Can I use my existing amazon.co.uk account on smile.amazon.co.uk? Yes, you use the same account on amazon.co.uk and smile.amazon.co.uk. All your other account settings are also the same.
How do I select IHOMSA  to support when shopping on AmazonSmile? On your first visit to smile.amazon.co.uk you need to select IHOMSA to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.co.uk will result in a donation.

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Meetings

We aim to meet once per half term with additional sub-meetings in preparation for our larger events such as Family Nights.

Please follow the link to our most recent minutes - 3rd Oct 2018 (AGM)

Next meeting:  

Wed 7th November 6pm in school

If you can't make meetings, please feel free to email ihomsa13@gmail.com with fundraising ideas.  Would your class like to run a coffee morning, organise IHOMSA shopping bags, plan a parents disco?  We have loads of ideas but not enough people power!!!

 

Fundraising News

For 2018-19, funds raised will be put towards a new KS2 Outdoor Space. Think: shaded area with seating; lessons in the fresh air; picnic lunches...  We think this is a fabulous idea and are proud to support the school to achieve this. 

Over the last two years, an impressive £30k has been raised to help replace the astro-turf. Your support at IHOMSA events has been hugely appreciated - thank you.  Here are some of our successful events:

Y5 & Y6 Film Night - Our first Film Night was very well attended yet so quiet! Everyone was captivated by The Greatest Showman. It proved to be a successful alternative to the disco for our older children. Just over £250 was raised.

Bingo Night - A huge thank-you to Mark Butler (Reception parent) for compering our first Bingo Night. Despite the tension of waiting for the next number to be called, lots of fun was had by kids, young & old. Together, we raised over £500

2016-17 fund raising total - It was reported at the AGM that we raised an amazing £16,000 last year. Thanks to everyone who supported & helped to achieve this - especially parents who organised specific events and those who match funded.

£10,000 donated in 2016-17 will be put towards replacing the timber trail in the large playground. After many meetings, the children have made their final decision as to what equipment is needed. We are expecting the new trail to be installed by mid June 2017.

Money raised in 2015-16 was spent on the scooter pods, new carpets & window blinds plus outdoor equipment including the activity tables and a contribution towards the Reception playground.

EXTRA FUNDS, NO EXTRA COST!

Did you know that you can raise funds for our school and it won't cost you a penny?  Easyfundraising.com is a cashback site that will give IHOMSA commission for every purchase you make.  Just click on the icon below.

Hassle Free, Personalised Name Stamps For Kids' School Uniforms. 

Click on logo below & use code LS176SX:

PLEASE SPEAK TO AN IHOMSA COMMITTEE MEMBER IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

** Match Funding **

As a registered charity, we are eligible for "match funding" which many large organisations support, such as banks, supermarkets and utility companies.

Put simply, money raised at IHOMSA events such as Family Night, could be increased by your employer, even doubled! 

For more information, please speak to the IHOMSA Team or follow these links...

IHOMSA Letter re: Match Funding

Match Funding FAQ

What is IHOMSA ?

IHOMSA stands for "Immaculate Heart of Mary School Association" and welcomes parents, teachers and friends of our children.  We exist to provide a closer, less formal link between home and school. Being involved is an excellent way to bring everyone together socially and in support of our school.

Much of our effort is focused upon fund-raising activities and this additional revenue is put to good use throughout the school.  In the past, we have helped purchase the trim trail, iPads, new bike shelter, Y3 Holy Communion flowers and Y6 Leavers Party.

In short, your school and your children benefit as a result and everyone involved has a lot of fun & satisfaction along the way! 

Who Are We?

As a parent of a child / children at Immaculate Heart, you are more than welcome to become a member of IHOMSA.  Whether you volunteer your time, skills or other resources or simply attend one of our many events, we value your support.

We also have a committee and each class has a IHOMSA rep.  Please follow this link for more details.