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Issue 15 - Spring 2016

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Welcome to the Spring edition of our newsletter! After a short break we are back with updates on the N/P and Secondary Education Councils, details of new projects supported by the Community Fund and various updates on health and safety issues. Why not check out our regular column, "Love Laeken" and find out about what the Dreve Sainte Anne looked like before it became the busy street it is today!

On the services front, remember that the first enrolment phase for transport closes on 31 May 2016. Enrolments for extra-curricular activities will open on 1 June so keep checking the website for details of the activites. You should also have received details about the upcoming Performing Arts Day via email - for those of you who are wondering what Periscolaire involves, this is an excellent opportunity to come and see!

Finally, you should have received detils via email about this year's Somerfesto. The Somerfesto Committee has organised a wide range of exciting activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. Please volunteer to help make it the most successful school party ever! 

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At the end of last year, the APEEE created a Community Fund to support student, parent and teacher initiatives in the school. We are pleased to announce that the application forms are now available online together with a guidance note on how to fill them in and we hope to receive your applications shortly.
What does the fund do?
The fund provides financial support for projects which are designed to enhance the school community. This could mean purchasing equipment for a playground/class-room or science lab, paying for a speaker for an information evening for parents, funding an educational/cultural event for students ..... We are sure that you will have many interesting/diverse and exciting ideas. (Many of the parents involved in the Community Fund Committee (CFC) have also been involved in fundraising initiatives and are happy to offer advice on how to get projects off the ground.)
Why a Community Fund?
Our school is growing. We want to foster and develop a community spirit. Over the past few years a few good ideas to help that goal did not materialise because the budget lines weren't available to support them. At the same time, many groups have been involved in diverse fundraising activities. Somerfesto, Sweatshirt sales, coffee mornings are just a few examples. The Community Fund will consolidate fundraising efforts and help support all initiatives that help to make our school more cohesive.
Who can apply?
Any parent, teacher or child who is part of the school community. We are open to all initiatives that meet the criteria.
How do I apply?
You need to fill in the application form on the website. The CFC will consider you application and let you know if you have been awarded a grant.
Where does the money come from?
Fundraising events like Somerfesto and donations. Contributions have already come from sweatshirt sales and some classes with funds left at the end of the last school year have also contributed.
How do I know what's going on?
The CFC will regularly publish information about supported initiatives and the financial situation of the fund.
What happens to my money if I donate?
Under the Community Fund rules, 100% of donations go in to the fund. The CFC is committed to ensuring that remains the case.

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