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Bedgrove Infant School

Friends of bedgrove infant school (FoBIS)

 

We are the Parents and Teachers Association (PTA). In today’s modern society we felt that we needed to be inclusive of all children's carers including parents, grandparents and childminders alike. 

 

Who makes up the Friends of ?

FoBIS is managed by an Elected committee. 

Your 2021/22 committee:

CHAIR - Steve Smith

SECRETARY - Amanda Atherton

VICE CHAIR - Ivy Speight

           TREASURER  - Dave Soloway

Once a year we hold an Annual General Meeting at which these roles are elected and an annual report of our activities are presented.

 

Our aim, our goals and our success

Our sole purpose in being is to raise funds which are then spent on enhancing the pupil’s learning journey’s and to support the school and the staff with resources and equipment. We do this by providing a range of activities, events and treats which the children can enjoy as well as fun events for all the family! 

In the past year, FoBIS have provided valuable fundraising which has helped to pay toward the purchase of iPads for the school and improvements to the pond area. 

In light of the Coronavirus outbreak and continuing to live by social distancing guidelines, we really do hope to be able to offer more face to face events for everyone to enjoy in a safe way. 

Getting Involved

FoBIS cannot operate without all those parents, carers and teachers who give up their time to plan, organise and help out at events. Nor can it operate without the goodwill of all parents in supporting events and donating items.

We are making a call to all parents to offer forward your skills! If you think that you can spare any time or any skills, please do get in touch with FoBIS. We need you! The committee hold general meetings on a termly basis where everyone is welcome.  

So whether you wish to be a fully committed member, volunteer an hour or two of your time at an event or if you just want to help out from home, we would love to hear from you.

We have a Facebook page where we share details of events and pledges for your help. Please join the group, like our page and share our posts. You can find us by searching for FoBIS on Facebook or go direct using this link: https://www.facebook.com/BISFriends

  

Uniformd

Second hand, Pre-loved uniform is available for you to purchase online. You can access the shop via https://app.uniformd.co.uk/schools - just select 'Bedgrove Infant School'. It is a live catalogue of the items that FoBIS hold. You make payment online for the items you wish to purchase and you collect a couple of days later from the school office. Buying a good quality pre-owned item of uniform not only raises funds for the school but is a more sustainable way to buy uniform!

*This is also not to be confused with new school uniform which can be purchased from PL schoolwear.

 

The Buckinghamshire Lottery

We have launched our Buckinghamshire Lottery page. It is a great way of supporting FoBIS and you have a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize too. It is a weekly draw and just £1 per ticket. We receive a 50% donation from all ticket sales.

Winning prizes range from extra tickets for matching 2 numbers up to the top prize of £25,000 if you match all six numbers. 

You can purchase tickets by visiting the following link - https://www.buckinghamshirelottery.co.uk/support/friends-of-bedgrove-infant-school

STIKINS Name Labels

STIKINS make labels with your child's name on to attach to clothing and uniform (very useful!) and the school gets a percentage of any order that you place.  

Clicking the banner below will give the school 30% commission of your order.  If the school code is not populated for some reason when you checkout, please enter the code 1581 (although populating it manually rather than using our link will reduce the commission to 15% so we'd rather you clicked the banner :-)

Stikins Name Tags

 

Additional ways to raise funds

 

AMAZON SMILE

FoBIS is now signed up as a charitable organisation on Amazon Smile. It is a very simple initiative that all parents/carers can sign up to entirely free and costing nothing extra in addition to items that you are ordering. Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to FoBIS every time you shop with them.

 Here is a step by step guide of how to set it up;

 If you're using a web browser;

Visit Amazon Smile (www.smile.amazon.co.uk)

You will be asked to select your charitable organisation. Search for 'Friends of Bedgrove Infant School'.

Then just be sure to use smile.amazon.co.uk to start your shopping rather than the default amazon.co.uk page so that any eligible purchases will be made through Amazon smile and a percentage donation is made.

 

If you're using the Amazon app;

Search in your 'Programmes & Features' for Amazon Smile. 

Select your charitable organisation and just be sure to turn 'Amazon Smile' on!

Your Amazon app should then default to smile.amazon but do check before you start making purchases.

 

EASY FUNDRAISING

Easy Fundraising FoBIS is a member of www.easyfundraising.org.uk. This is a website that allows any individual to raise funds by shopping online and by then giving a percentage of your purchase to the school.

Retailers include Baker Ross, Amazon, eBay, M&S, iTunes, Sainsbury’s Groceries, uSwitch, John Lewis, GAME and many more.

When shopping online, you can check on the easyfundraising website whether the retailer is a member and if they are, log in to your account and link through to the retailer’s website buying your goods as you would normally.   If you want to make it even easier you can add their Donation Reminder to your browser (https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/donation-reminder) which will automatically pop up a reminder whenever you are on a website where the school can earn commission from your shopping.

They also have a section for voucher codes and special discounts which are on offer.

(You will need to register your details for an account. Then you ‘Find a Cause’ and type in Bedgrove Infant School. Once set up with an account, find your online retailer, click through and shop as normal. The donation from your purchase is made to the FoBIS account within 30 days.)

 

Contact Us

It’s very easy to get in touch with the “Friends of” team by email, Facebook, or face to face in the playground. We’d love to hear from you. Email: friendsofbedgroveinfant@gmail.com Facebook: @BISFriends

We often update event information on our Facebook page, so please join the page to stay in the know!