All parents belong to Friends of Bishop Monkton School. Through this organisation, parents actively support the school by raising money to provide facilities and equipment which enhance the children's education and also staging social events for families to enjoy.
Co-chair – Excellent knowledge of the school and idea creator.
Jessica Connolly, Mum to William year 1, Isabelle in nursery and baby Jennifer
|Co-chair – Tech guy and grafter, full of ideas.|
Leigh Radmore, Dad to Max in year 1.
Secretary – Keeping progress in check, monitoring and scheduling.
Helen Clark, Mum to Evie year 1 and Imogen in reception.
Treasurer – The money collector and income driver.
Stancey Coughlan, Mum to Finley in reception.
We got involved because we were shocked to learn of what has been possible for the school to have with the help of FOBMS, due to the limited/nonexistent school funding. Teachers & nursery staff have even been putting their hands in their pockets to provide things for our children – we were guilty of thinking ‘surely the school has enough money for things like that’. It was eye opening to learn what would go by the wayside if FOBMS was no longer! For example, if it wasn’t for Sara, Wendy, Ashlea and Julia - the driving force behind FOBMS, the funds would not have been raised for things like the amazing book scheme the children now have, the bike shelter, equipment for Quakers & Wrens and help with the Year 6 end of school outing; just to name a few.
Our mission is to continue putting on the fundraising events that our children love but we also want to explore new ideas, increase awareness of what’s being done & why, get more engagement & feedback from parents on what they want but also get the local community involved too. And ultimately boost donations so we can continue to put on events that everyone can look forward to, as well as help provide vital resources & equipment for the kids.
To help us plan activities & events that will be well received, we would be very grateful if you could complete a short survey. It will take less than 5 minutes and you can find the link here SURVEY MONKEY
Just a quick reminder, there are some easy ways you can passively raise funds for FOBMS by using Amazon Smile and Easyfundraising when shopping online or even through their apps Amazon / EF
This will generate small donations to the cause as a percentage of your purchases at no cost to you – every little helps!
If you need any help getting it set up, please get in touch.
Dates for the Diary
3 Dec Christmas fair, School
14 Dec Carol Singing followed by mince pies at the Masons
31 Dec NYE Family games and disco, BM Village Hall
The FOBMS team
We would be delighted for you to join FOBMS and would love to hear of any great fundraising ideas you may have. So that we can keep you informed of events and meetings please could you provide the following information. Name of Parent and Child/ren, Class, Mobile Number. By completing this form you are consenting for this information to be shared with other members of Friends of Bishop Monkton School.