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Friends of Bishop Monkton School

Welcome to the Friends of Bishop Monkton School section of our website.

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.

 

FOBMS NEWSLETTER MARCH 2022

 

Meet your new committee

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.

 

Our Mission

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.

 

Survey

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

 

Fund Raising

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

Tuck shop

25 March    Back by popular demand on the last Friday of every month starting 25th March.

 

Easter trail and craft bags

4-8 April    Easter goodie bags and Easter trail sheets will be available to buy from the front gate at school.

£5 per bag, first come, first served basis.

£2.50 per trail sheet.

14-18 April Easter trail around Bishop Monkton. We are encouraging as many people as possible to decorate their gardens.

25-28 April Trail sheets to be handed in at the school office.

29 April     Prize draw to win a giant personalised Cookie.

 

Summer Fun

14 July      Summer disco, School

21 July      Summer stalls and activities, School

10 Sept      Auction of promises and disco, BM Village Hall

18 Sept      Beck Busters

 

Halloween

20 Oct       Halloween Disco, School

29-31 Oct   Halloween trail around Bishop Monkton

 

Winter Warmers

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

Yours

The FOBMS team

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Friends of Bishop Monkton School Contact Form

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.

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