Get involved - We’d love to have you!
All FON activities are organised by volunteers in the Northside community. Every penny raised through these activities goes directly to the school to pay for equipment and activities for the children.
Why do we ask for a term donation?
Through School Money we ask you to make a donation of £10 each term.
We also ask, that if you can, please give more.
The sad reality is that the school budget, made up of money received from Barnet, the Department for Education and income the school makes through renting classrooms and other activities, simply doesn’t cover everything needed for the amazing teaching at Northside.
The school must pay for everything out of its budget, from pens and crayons to building repairs and having rubbish collected.
We know that a term donation is a lot to ask, and value each penny given. The donations go directly to supporting children’s learning. If you haven’t done so and can, please give your Autumn term donation through school money today.
Halloween Bake Sale & Costume Swap
Tuesday 19/10 3:00pm
Sign up to bring a spooky* treat here (no nuts!)
Bring costumes you no longer need to school from Monday 11/10 and find new costumes at the sale.
Money raised will go toward improving the school’s outdoor spaces.
*Or a yummy treat
If you, your family or your friends shop at Morrisons you can help us get much needed gardening equipment for Northside through the good to grow scheme.
Please collect tokens in-store or donate Grow Tokens through your MyMorrisons account before 24 October.
You can also bring donations of herbs, plants, bulbs, and soil for The Year 1 outdoor play area directly to school.
Can you help create a magical winter market for the Northside Community?
You may not know this, but as a Northside parent/carer/staff member you are automatically a member of FON (Friends of Northside). This is the name given to the school community who support Northside by raising much-needed money by organising fun events that bring us all together.
Additional fundraising by the community has become crucial in times of school budget cuts, increased demand and particularly due the financial impact of Covid. Most recently, money raised by FON paid for high-visibility safety bands for children to wear on school trips, subsidising school trips, re-painting the library, building the MUGA (Multi Use Games Area), redesigning the front playground and installing the bike racks and playground equipment.
We are currently raising money towards:
Reading Books: Also with the new Covid requirement to quarantine reading books for 72 hours before another child can take them home, there is a shortage of reading books in Early Years and KS1 as well as in the library, that we would like to raise funds for. You can make a donation here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/BooksforNorthsideN12?invite=true
Interactive Whiteboards x 3: In the summer term we managed to raise £2,600 with our first ever Virtual Summer Fayre. This helped the school replace a much-needed Interactive Whiteboard for the irreparable one in Y3 (scroll to see a photo of it). Sadly the school now need to replace three more!
Medium to long-term projects
We would like to finish the library refurbishment, make improvements to the forest school/pond area - so we have better outdoor learning spaces - and replace the climbing frames in each playground. All this will go a long way towards improving our children's overall school experience.
Other ways you can help
Donate a book to the class when it is your child's birthday.
Think about the school if you hear of anyone getting rid of furniture or equipment - the benches in the playground came from an office refurbishment that a parent had heard about.
Share any ideas for events we could run.
Donate cakes for cake sales, when we can have them again.
Please come along to a meeting, join the email or WhatsApp groups and/or let us know when and what you can help with. As soon as we can, we will invite you all to a Coffee Morning, but in the meantime please email email@example.com or text 07739149723 with your name, child/children’s name and classes so we can keep you updated.
Anahita (Anoush Y6 and Noura Y3)
Friends of Northside