The Friends of Wharfedale Montessori is a parent body whose main objective is to raise funds for the School and baby nursery. The sums raised help provide the School and nursery with a few luxuries. Over the past 5 years the Friends have raised over £7000, which has been used to purchase an adventure playground, sports equipment, a music recording system and many other things. Current fund-raising initiatives are contributing towards the target sum required to purchase a full setof ‘Outlast’ construction materials for Primary and Children’s House.
As well as fund-raising, the Friends organise social events, such as a camping weekend at the end of the summer term and quiz nights. They also produce the Parents Directory, a listing of all parents’ contact details, which can prove invaluable, not only for School arrangements but also for the organisation of those important play dates and parties outside of school time!
The Friends are run by a committee, which meets about once a term. All parents are automatically members of the Friends and are welcome to attend meetings of the committee. The committee appreciates any input parents have in raising money for the School and the baby nursery.
See the Friends latest newsletter here: