FRIENDS OF OLD BASFORD SCHOOL (F.O.B.S) 2020- 21
Our F.O.B.S team are excited to start fundraising once again!
We will be thinking about creative ways to raise money whilst still following government guidelines.
If you have any suggestions of ways of how we can fund raise or if you would like to join F.O.B.S or just help out from time to time , then please enquire at the office or speak to Mrs Tee.
BRING AND BUY SALE!
COME ALONG AND GRAB A BARGAIN !
Wednesday 11th March and Thursday 19th March
3:30 to 6:00
OUR NEXT COMMUNITY CATCH UP MORNING IS ON THE 12th MARCH , 9:00 - 9:45
We are pleased to announce that Chris White ( our patron of reading) will be running a half hour workshop for parents during our community catch up morning. He is always both knowledgeable and entertaining and he is going to share ideas about how to read with our children and encourage a love for reading. We will also be inviting local councillors to attend. As always we will provide FREE refreshments throughout the morning. We look forward to seeing you there.
FIRST EVER OLD BASFORD BRING AND BUY SALE
- Do you have an unwanted clothes, bags, shoes, books or toys?
- Maybe you have some unwanted, unopened Christmas presents taking up room and you would be glad to get rid of them!
We would be delighted to have any of your quality donations to sell at our first ever ‘Bring and Buy ‘sale. The sale will run during parent’s evening on both Wednesday 11th march and Thursday 19th March. The sale will run from 3:30 to 6:00 on both nights. All the money made from your generous donations will go to F.O.B.S which ensures that class trips and residentials are subsidised for all of our children.Please bring your donations into school the day before the sale.
DISCO Thursday 30th January
Tickets only £1.50, on sale from the office from 20th Jan
Classes 1,2,3,4,5, and 6 – 4:30 to 5:30
Classes 7,8,9,10,11,12,13,and 14 – 6:00- 7:00
On the night of the disco, Bingo will be on in Nursery for those F2 and KS1 parents who wish to wait for their child between 4:30- 5:30 and between 6:00 and 7:00 for KS2 parents. 3 games for £2. Refreshments will also be on sale.
WINTER FAIR, 5th DECEMBER, 3:30 onwards
Children can come to school in their own clothes for the day and pay 20p.
CLASS COMPETITION, WHICH CLASS CAN BRING IN THE MOST BOTTLES FOR THE BOTTLE TOMBOLA TO WIN A CHOCOLATE PRIZE? Please bring the bottles into class.
If you would like a table at the event please book at the office (only £10)
Thank you for all of your raffle donations , if you have any or know of anyone who might , we would be extremely grateful. If you would like to help out at the fair please let the office or Mrs Tee know. Thank you for all of your support, we hope this year will be as successful as last year’s Winter Fair.
CHRISTMAS MOVIE NIGHT 16th DECEMBER
3:20 to 5:00
£2 a ticket from the office (includes snack and drink)
WE WILL BE WATCHING GET SANTA (rated U)
BOOK YOUR PLACE AT THE OFFICE NOW!
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL DISCO!
All the children had a fantastic time dancing the night away at our Autumn disco .An enormous thank you to our staff and F.O.B.S who helped make it such a success.
COMMUNITY CATCH UP
Our next ‘Community Catch Up’ event is on Thursday 14th November.
Our Family Support Worker Carole, will also be joining us and will be on hand for information and advice. Free refreshments available, from 9:00 to 9:45. We look forward to seeing you.
After the incredible success of last year , we are starting to plan our 2019 Winter Fair. It will be on Thursday 5th December after school in the hall. If you would like to run a stall or know of anyone who would, they can be bought from the office for £10. If you have any raffle prizes or know anyone who may be able to donate, we would greatly appreciate your help. If you would like to help out in any way , setting up , running stalls or even being one of Santa’s elves then please let the office or Mrs Tee know. We really do appreciate all of your support no matter how big or small. As in previous years , Old Basford School and F.O.B.S have a mission to use our fundraising profits to help subsidise class trips and residentials for all of our children .Thank you.
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING.
Thank you to everyone who baked or faked and to those who attended this morning.
Here are some photos taken by our school council.
We are collecting the Aldi sports stickers. If we manage to collect 300 stickers we can send off for a new sports kit and also be entered into a prize draw for £20,000! If you know anyone who shops at Aldi, please ask them to save the stickers for us . You can hand them into the office or send them in with your child. Thank you.
**************************************************************** MacMillan Coffee morning Friday 27th September at 9:00. Come along and enjoy a hot drink, cake and chat. £1 for drink and cake. Don’t worry if you can’t stay, grab a cake for 50p and go!
All money raised goes straight to this incredible charity. ‘Bake them or fake them’ , we would appreciate as many cakes as possible , please bring them in to school either Thursday afternoon or Friday morning. Thank you in advance for your generosity and we look forward to seeing!
Thank you to everyone who attended our first community catch up event this morning, we were really pleased with the turn out and it was lovely to see some new faces. Please see below some dates for events that we discussed that you may like to help out with;
* McMillan Coffee Morning , Friday 27th September at 9:00, come and help us raise money for this worthy cause and enjoy a hot drink and delicious cake.
* Thursday 3rd October OBS 50th birthday. Come and join the children making kites in the morning, then fly the kites after school .We will be planting an oak tree to commemorate our birthday so if you know any old pupils, we would love it if you invited them to come and take part in our celebrations after school on the field.
* Autumn disco is on Thursday 7th November , any helpers are most appreciated, details to follow soon.
* Next community catch up event , Thursday 14th November at 9:00, everyone welcome. Free refreshments!
*Winter fair, Thursday 5th December after school , any help or donations for the raffle would be very much appreciated.
F.O.B.S (Friends Of Old Basford School) 2019-20
Welcome to the PTA section.
Welcome to our Parental Engagement page 2019- 20.
Please keep checking this page for dates of activities and events where our parents can be involved in our school and with our children .
We have' Welcome to the Year Group' meetings for all parents over the first two weeks back after the holidays and we would love to see you there. Meetings will be straight after school.
F2 - 11th September
Year 1 -5th September
Year 2 -10th September
Year 3 - 9th September
Year 4 -12th September
Year 5 - 4th September
Year 6 - 6th September
We also have a fundraising team called F.O.B.S ( Friends of Old Basford) who last year worked really hard and helped to raise over £6200!
If you would like to be part of our F.O.B.S team and help out at events such as discos , coffee mornings, bingo afternoons then let the office know or talk to Mrs Tee. It isn't a huge commitment , you can do as much or as little as you want , but we'd always appreciate your help.
After the incredible fundraising total achieved by F.O.B.S last year , we are already thinking of new ways to raise even more money this year !
If you have any suggestions/ ideas for events please speak to Mrs Tee or Mrs Ringrose, they will be greatly appreciated.
F.O.B.S MEMORIES FROM LAST YEAR...
A message from F.O.B.S...
Thank you to everyone who has donated or attended events throughout this year . Together we have raised an incredible £6200 ! It has been great to see so many members of our community at all of the different events that we have done this year, including, car boot sale, winter and summer fair, BINGO and coffee mornings. We are over whelmed by your generosity .
Thank you also to our amazing team of F.O.B.S who give up their time to help in our vital fundraising mission. In the two years since F.O.B.S was founded we have managed to raise over £11,000 . All of the money raised goes towards reducing the price of trips and residentials for all of our children.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for a family game of bingo this week. Everyone had a great time and we had some very happy winners! Thank you to F.O.B.S for helping out too!
If you would like to help out with the setting up of our summer fair or with running a stall, please let the office know or speak to Mrs Tee. Our summer fair is on Thursday 11th July, we will start setting it up around 1:30 . Your help is always very much appreciated , thank you.
RAFFLE tickets on sale next week. We have some great prizes to win such as Clip n Climb vouchers, McDonald’s meals, Savoy cinema tickets, a meal at Pistachio restaurant, Photo Nottingham photo shoot, bottle of Pimms, toiletries hamper, toy hamper, bottle of cava and many more to be announced soon! Thank you for all of your generous donations so far.
You can buy your tickets before and after school and at the office from Monday for £1 a strip. GOOD LUCK!
Handing over a cheque for £270 to Rainbows Hospice
Click on the link below to find out how the money that you have helped F.O.B.S raise so far this year has been spent.
Thank you to everyone who came to our first parent's BINGO afternoon. We had a giggle and a few lucky people won some fabulous prizes.
We have two more BINGO dates coming up this term:
Morning session- Friday 14th June - 9:00 - 9:45
Afternoon session- Wednesday 19th June - 2:30 -3:15
2 games for £3 , which includes a drink and a cake .
We look forward to seeing you there!
FILM NIGHT THURSDAY 28th MARCH
This time we are going to be showing the film HOP which is about the Easter Bunny. Book a place for your child at the office for £2 each, this includes a drink , packet of crisps and a lollipop. The film night will run from 3:20 - 5:00 . Children must be collected from school at 5:00.
A BIG THANK YOU TO MORRISON'S AT BULWELL FOR INVITING US TO DO SOME BACK PACKING TODAY.
Well done to all the boys who came along to pack bags, we raised an incredible £110 and we are pleased to say that no-ones eggs were broken in the process!
Thank you also to all the generous customers who donated money to help our fundraising mission to subsidise school trips and residentials.
Counting the money we raised.
FREE 6 WEEK ENGLISH COURSE FOR PARENTS. WE HAVE 12 PLACES AVAILABLE . PLEASE SIGN UP AT THE OFFICE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED
F2 really enjoyed their very special performance of 'Angel Express' for the elderly members of our community.
A big thank you to The Corner House for choosing Old Basford to donate food for our food bank. They offered everyone who donated food items a free cinema ticket to Cineworld.
All the donations will be bagged up and offered to those in our school community who would benefit from it, the week before the Christmas holidays.
OLD BASFORD CINEMA
Our very first movie night was a huge hit with over 150 children attending. Everyone enjoyed munching on popcorn as they watched 'Arthur Christmas'.
Look out for details of our next movie night coming soon.
ROBIN HOOD AND MAID MARIAN COLLECT FOOD FOR O.B.S FOOD BANK - Thank you to The Corner House for choosing us as their charity to donate their food to. Bags of food will be available for members of our community to collect the week before the Christmas holidays.
OBS CHRISTMAS RAFFLE
ONLY 50p per strip !
You could win one of our fantastic prizes:
* Food hamper
* Toiletries hamper
* Bottle of brandy
* £50 cinema voucher
* £30 Sainsbury’s voucher
* Pudding Pantry vouchers
* D.N.F Football Voucher ( either 6 x weekend
session + friend or half term holiday club + friend
- Half term gym session + friend
ON SALE FROM Monday 26th November from tHe office or at the Christmas craft fair on 29th November
NON UNIFORM DAY
To celebrate our Christmas Craft Fair , we are having a non – uniform day. Children can come to school wearing their own clothes on Thursday 29th November (the same day as the fair). Instead of paying to do this we would really appreciate a donation of a bottle for our bottle tombola. If you can, please send in a bottle on the day of the fair. All kinds of bottles are welcome such as bubble bath, fizzy drinks, wine, squash, shampoo etc. Please ensure that bottles are unused and unopened , thank you.
A FREE AND EASY WAY TO HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR OLD BASFORD
We have registered with a website called ‘easyfundraising’. If you are buying items online and go through this website , Old Basford will receive commission from your purchase. This does not cost you a penny! Many retailers are part of this scheme including ;Amazon, John Lewis, M+S, Argos, Next, Sainsbury’s ,Asos, Moon Pig and many more . So if you are buying Christmas gifts online why not help to raise some much needed money for our school and use this website. Just type in www.easyfundraising.org.uk and once you are on their website there are links to all the retailers. Remember to select Old Basford School as the charity you would like to support. Thank you and happy shopping!
FREE Karate demo and parent workshop Friday 30th November, 9:10- 9:45, in the hall.
Refreshments will be available afterwards until 10:00 . We look forward to seeing you!
Come and have some Christmas fun :
*Take your photo with Santa
*Sing along with our choir
*The great Basford Cake Off , winners announced.
*Christmas hamper raffle tickets on sale
*Mulled wine and mince pies
* AND MUCH MORE!
* Year 3 and 4
* Year 5 and 6
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
To all our school community,
Research has shown that many families struggle financially over the holidays because their food bills go up as their children are not receiving a free school meal. We want to support our families as much as possible and have decided to set up a food donation/ collection point a week before every school holiday.
We have pre bagged a selection of food items and have stored them on the shelves in the breakfast club entrance. If you are someone who would benefit from this please feel free to take one bag, you don’t need to ask. This area will be open to parents on Thursday and Friday this week after school.
We have had some kind donations from Tesco, Tracy's Street Kitchen and staff, if you are someone who wishes to donate some non- perishable food( tinned or dried ) please place your kind donations in the collection box
Thank you once again for your kind support,
Mrs Tee ( Assistant Head and Parental Engagement coordinator)
DISCO TICKETS ON SALE FROM TOMORROW, £1.50 each.
THURSDAY 8th NOVEMBER
F2 and KS1 4:30 to 5:30
KS2 6:00 to 7:00
PARENT WORKSHOP, 9th NOVEMBER, 9:00 - 9:45
We are excited to announce our next free parent workshop!
A HIIT class ( High Intensity Interval Training ) is kindly being run for free by one of our talented parents. If you would like to join us for this free class and maybe a cup of tea or coffee afterwards , please book at the school office.
FREE PARENT WORKSHOP - CAKE DECORATING
Fancy learning a few cake decorating skills?
Then come and join us on Friday 12th October , 9:00 - 10:00 in the school hall.
20 places will be available on a first come , first served basis.
Sign up at the office , we look forward to seeing you!