Who are we?
Friends at Bellbird School (FABS) – We are the parent/teacher association for the school; a small, dedicated committee of parents and staff which organize fundraising events and support school activities.
What do we do?
We run a range of events to bring together the children, families and staff and the wider community. Our priority is to raise funds to support learning and resources for all of the children in the school.
What have we done?
With the help of the committee volunteers and parents at school we have raised a fantastic amount of money. For the year ending 31 August 2018 we raised over £12,000. Here are some of the contributions we have made this year:
- Improving our new library; providing books and furniture
- £5,000 towards the Foundation Stage Outdoor Play Area
- Swimming lessons for all Years 2, 4 and 6
- Cycle helmets for all new children
- New weather proof ‘rainbow’ playground benches and tables
- Christmas presents & crackers for the Christmas lunch
- Visits from authors/poets and an outside theatre company
- Fund for each class teacher for them to buy class resources
- Year 6 Leavers’ gifts and party
FABs Committee Officers for 2018-19:
Chair – Heather Booth
Vice Chair – Selina Hopkins / Zillah Wreghitt-Jones
Treasurer – Alex Frost
Secretary – Joanna Baxter
Parents: Richard Banks, Emma Carter, Jeleana Feltham, Emma George, Kate Gilmore, Rachel Mackenzie, Rachel Riley, Emma Stanway, Pippa Zebitz, Zara Ghazoui, Louise Tolhurst, Sreju Purushothaman, Nicola Francis-Newton.
The Headteacher and other members of staff attend meetings and work together with us to ensure our fundraising and spending complements the school ethos and benefits every area of school life.
We always welcome new faces to join our team supporting school events, for example, even if you have only an hour free to help at one of the school fairs we would love to hear from you.
We are always looking out for other fundraising ideas so if you have any suggestions, please let us know.
If you are interested to help us at an event, to join the committee or just have any comments or suggestions, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to welcoming you and your children to one of our events in the near future…. See the list below for this term to add the dates to your dairy.
Friday 28th September 4pm – 6.30pm Family Fun Day
Friday 2nd November 7pm – 11pm Quiz Night
Saturday 3rd November 6pm – 7.30pm FABS Stalls – Firework Night, Huckeridge Hill
Tuesday 13th November 6pm – close Curry Night at KAZ (donations to school)
Friday 16th November 5pm – 6.30pm KS2 Event – Musical Bingo
Friday 23rd November 5.15pm – 6.30pm FS and KS1 Mr Tiz (Magic Show & Disco)
Saturday 1st December 1pm – 4pm Christmas Fair
Friday 7th December 5pm – 7pm Sawston Late Night Shopping – FABS r US