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Friends of Benson School (FoBS)

Chair

Jo Whittaker
Mobile: 07939 916209

Vice Chair

Helen Lowe

Treasurer

Sarah Stuart

Secretary

Catherine Winter

Welcome to the Friends of Benson School (FoBS) section of the school website.

We are lucky to have a thriving PTA at Benson, however, we are always looking for parents and carers who are able to offer time to help run our fundraising activities – you can give as little or as much time as you like! So if you have any questions or you are interested in joining the team, please contact the FoBS committee by emailing fobsbenson@gmail.com or leave a message with the school office on 01491 202502.

We are so lucky with having so many people on our FoBS team, helping wherever they can, juggling their children and giving their time. Having such a big team means that we are able to provide so many more fun activities and events for our children, whilst raising funds to provide all those extra items that budgets cannot stretch too.

AGM September 20th 2017

Our AGM will be in September when all the committee will step down and a new committee will be appointed. A letter will follow giving more information about this but in the meantime have a think about whether you would like to be involved, however much time you can give. It could be helping with an event, doing some admin or baking a cake, or maybe you fancy taking on one of the larger positions, Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary or Treasurer, all positions are open and we constantly need more new faces joining the team to continue being able to make the events happen. If you are interested come along to our meetings, join our Facebook page ‘Friends of Benson School’ and/or chat with a member of the FoBS team.

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FoBS Welcome Booklet

FoBS are pleased to announce the launch of our new handbook. A useful guide to FoBS, what we do, how much money we raise and how we are spending the money.

FoBS Welcome Booklet July 16

Fundraising update

Update Wow, what a busy time we have had! This term has been really short but we have managed to cram an awful lot it, thank you to everyone who has been involved.

Some of the highlights:

Thames Run/Crowmarsh Gifford Primary Summer Fete – Our amazing Treasurer is still crunching the numbers and we will have a total raised for this event next term.

Plant Sale – Looks like we have a lot of green-fingered parents at Benson. Thank you for coming to buy our plants – we will have raised approx. £200 from this event.

Music Grant – FoBS are delighted to announce that we were successful with our grant from the Parish Council of £1000 towards music, watch this space … – we are funding music days, new equipment will be purchased and further support tools to help our teachers incorporate music into our children’s daily lives.

Upcoming Events

20th September – FoBS AGM

27th September – Bag 2 School Having a clear out of jumble at home? – Keep hold of it until September 27th, as we will be collecting second hand clothes, bags and belts, which will turn into cash for FoBS

How can you help?

Donate any unwanted uniform

Any donations welcome of logo uniform or basic uniform for sale or support by FoBS with all profits going to FoBS funds.

Empty Printer Cartridges

Do you use a PRINTER at home or work?

If so FOBS can make ££££ with your empty PRINTER CARTRIDGES!

It’s really simple!

When your cartridge is empty

  1. put it in the box at reception at school or at Benson Library
  2. That’s it! We’ll do the rest!

Upgrading your phone or have one (or three) hiding in a drawer?

As well as recycling old printer cartridges, we are now able to recycle your old mobile phones, please leave any unwanted phones in the same box as the printer cartridges by reception at school. There is also a box at the Benson library.

Buying name labels? Please read below….

Want a simple way of labelling your child’s clothes AND raise money for FOBS?

FOBS have teamed up with Easy2Name who specialise in stickers, iron and sew on labels etc.

Easy2Name are offering 20% cash back on all orders placed. There is no additional cost to you.

To order go to: www.easy2name.com or see the leaflet in bookbags.

Please select “Benson CoE Primary School OX10” to ensure we get the cashback!

Please note you need to log out of The Giving Machine to qualify for the cash back offer.

The Giving Machine

Using the Giving Machine could not be easier with the new and improved ‘shop and give’ button. Click on this link and it will remind you when you are doing your on-line shopping to give for free to the school. We have raised nearly £1000 so far using this, no one can see how much you are giving, FoBS just gets a total, so it is private and costs you nothing!!

Guide to using The Giving Machine

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Please click here for the Giving Machine

Please spread the word to friends and family about the Giving Machine.

What’s coming up?

There will be another Chocolate Bingo night in October – watch this space!

You will be pleased to know we have invested in another film license for the New Year and will be running more film night events over the Autumn/Winter/Spring.