Friends At Bellbird School/PTA

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.

Parent Support

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: fabs@thebellbird.cambs.sch.uk.

Events

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