We are always in need of new helpers to ensure that Friends of Brookside can continue - if you can spare an hour or two here and there then please get in touch with Kelly or any FOB member, or pop us a message via the school office.
Summer Term events
Friday 12th May - Year 1 cake sale - 3:10 main hall
It's Year 1's turn to make the cakes! There are bound to be lots of yummy cakes on offer. Cakes are 25p each. Make sure you come along to stock up on tea-time treats for all the family.
26th May, End of Term Disco - We need at least 10 helpers at each disco for it to run. Please let us know if you can help.
EY, YR1 & YR2 disco will be 6-7pm
YR3, YR4, YR5 & YR 6 disco will be 7:15-8:30pm
9th June, Early Years cake sale - 3:10 main hall
The final cake sale of the year! This time Early Years will be baking - there will be lots of delicious tea-time treats for you to purchase. All cakes 25p each.
12th June, Bags 2 School - collection bags should hopefully be sent out before the half term holiday ready for you to have a big clearout of all your old clothes, soft toys, etc.
16th June (weather permitting!) - ice creams for sale after school on Friday.
30th June SUMMER FAIR (after school) - this is the big fundraising event of the year so please come along and show your support. More information to come. We will needs lots of helpers, so please let us know if you are able to help.
8th July, Monumental Marathon March - letters about this have already been sent out in your child's book bag. Funds raised will be split equally between FOB and Cancer Research UK. Please lend your support by taking part in some or all of the walk. Make sure you return your interest slip by 19th May so that you will receive a sponsorship form.
We are continuing to support the school's project with OPAL, the Outdoor Play and Learning Team. Together we will be working to help develop the range, quality and support for play time provision.
Any ideas and suggestions for future fundraising projects are gratefully received - we are open to any ideas which will benefit the whole school, targets which are fun and exciting to aim for. If you'd like to propose a fundraising idea then please fill in the contact form below, see a member of the committee or drop us a note via the school office.
Whether you have been with the school for some time or have little ones in Brookside Nursery, Crispin Nursery or in Early Years, it's time to get involved! Friends of Brookside is a charity, established purely to enhance the educational experience of our children. We run fun events such as Discos, Bedtime Stories, Cake Sales, Easter events, Summer/Christmas Fairs and many more.
If you have an idea for an event, please do get in touch. We are always looking for fresh ideas.
These events raise funds to subsidise various activities organised by the school. Regular contributions have been made to school trips, equipment and school crossing staff. Larger 'one-off' projects have included landscaping at the rear of the school, a school Minibus and the play equipment which opened in summer 2015.
Chair - Kelly Fowler
Treasurer - Ben Grenter
Headteacher - Brian Walton
Deputy Headteacher - Sarah Ashford
The FoB Committee is supported by a team of parent volunteers from across all year groups of the school.
WE NEED YOUR HELP.......
In recent years, the number of parent volunteers who help run FoB events has dwindled considerably.
*** We cannot run our events without your help ***
We appreciate that everyone has busy lives - we are not asking for a huge ongoing commitment of your time. Just one hour every now and then to help at the odd event would make all the difference. The support from family and friends is vital in determining the future of FoB - all funds raised are put towards resources that support our children. Without more helpers, there is a very real risk that FOB cannot continue - ultimately this means that all these events cannot happen and our children will miss out on the funds that FoB provides.
If you would like to help us please give the office your email address and phone number and we will keep you up to date of events where you can help out.
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If you have any ideas, suggestions or feedback for Friends of Brookside, please get in touch using the form below.