The Robin - 26 January 2020

Dear All,

Welcome to the latest FoBS newsletter. Just a short one this week...

FoBS Spending - A quick reminder that we are still collecting ideas from you all for what we could purchase with some of our fundraising money. Thanks for all the suggestions that have been sent in so far - there are some really brilliant ones, and several which have been suggested by more than one person. Send us your ideas by Friday 31 January, we'll collate them all and send out a shortlist for people's votes in February. The most popular ideas will be purchased for the school.

Volunteer Project Managers - As you know, when we have a fundraising event coming up we try to source volunteers via our lovely Class Reps. This works a lot of the time, but on occasion (such as this year's Fireworks and Christmas Fair) reps experience a lot of difficulty filling their time slots. We have therefore been discussing different ways of staffing our stalls and activities. Instead of always allocating one stall to one class, we wondered if any of you would be interested in project-managing a specific activity and sourcing volunteers from amongst your friends (not necessarily just those from your class)? For example, we have a group of volunteers who manage the bottle tombolas at both Christmas and Summer Fairs each year, and several people who have approached us in the past offering to run the bar at various events. Perhaps you would enjoy managing the raffle, or running a set-up or clear-away team? Let us know!

Tea Towels - We have a small number of tea towels for sale left over from the 2019 fundraising project. We have now sold out of Year 5 but an additional Year 2 one has appeared mixed up with some of the others, so if you'd like to order please get in touch by replying to this email with your child's name and class and the year group you require. Each towel costs £4 each which drops to £3.50 each for orders of 4 or more.

Next FoBS Meeting - Our next meeting takes place from 7pm on 26 February in the Children's Centre meeting room.

FoBS Volunteers WhatsApp Group - If you think you might be able to spare a bit of time occasionally, even if it's only half an hour, why not join our Volunteers WhatsApp Group? Whenever we need people to lend a hand, be it helping to supply refreshments at a meeting or delivering leaflets to advertise our events, we post to the group and if you're available, you just let us know. No pressure! To join the group, simply reply to this email and include your name, child's name and class and your phone number.

Thanks for reading!

FoBS

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