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*** OUR NEWSLETTERS ***

*** LATEST NEWS ***

 

FOBS Events Coming Up!

Further details will be announced nearer to the times of the events.

 

Wednesday, 23 November - Saturday, 31 December 2022 'My Child's Art' Christmas Fundraiser
Friday, 2 December 2022 Non-Uniform Day for FOBS Christmas Fayre
Friday, 9 December 2022 FOBS Christmas Fayre
Monday, 12 December 2022 FOBS Christmas Raffle Draw
Week Commencing 27 February 2023 FOBS Sponsored Read
Saturday, 18 March 2023 FOBS Grounds' Day
Friday, 9 June 2023 FOBS Summer Fayre
Thursday, 15 June 2023 FOBS Summer Raffle Draw

 

FOBS Christmas Non-Uniform Day - Friday 2 December 2022

We are pleased to let you know that we will be hosting a Non-Uniform Day on Friday, 2 December in support of our Christmas Market. Children may come to school dressed in their Christmassy clothes (something they already have at home) which are warm and suitable for the school day (including sensible shoes - no heels).

 

In return, we kindly ask for donations towards our tombola/raffle. Please see below for details, including the colours of items for each class as well as a photo for ideas of what can be donated.

 

Many thanks for your continued support!

 

The Colour Of items For Each Class
Reindeer Class - RED 
Fallow Class - ORANGE
Elk Class - YELLOW/GOLD
Impala Class - GREEN
Barasingha Class - BLUE
Sambar Class - PURPLE
Taruca Class - WHITE/SILVER

 

Ideas For Donations

Sweets, Chocolate, Snacks & other non-perishable foods.
Toiletries, Smellies, Pamper and Body Care Items etc.
Children's Art & Crafts Items,
Toys/Games/Puzzles,
Small Trinkets, Stationary, Candles, Home Decor etc.
Bottles (Juice, Alcohol etc.)
Any other items that are the colour of your class!

Please see the poster below for even more ideas!

 

 

'My Child's Art' Christmas Designs Fundraiser - 23 November 2022

In the last couple of weeks, all children have been very artistic in creating beautiful Christmas designs with the help of teachers/teaching assistants. You can now order a wide range of gifts and keepsakes with your child’s design printed on them … from Christmas cards, candles, to coasters and cushions and much more!

 

The order portal is now LIVE and will stay open until Saturday, 31 December 2022.

 

All orders placed BEFORE Tuesday, 6 December 2022 will receive a 10% discount!

 

You have until Monday, 12 December 2022 to place orders with a guaranteed Christmas delivery straight to your door!

 

Further details including logins are on the parent leaflets which the children have taken home.

 

If you have any questions – please get in touch via our email fobs@belmont.lincs.sch.uk or contact My Child’s Art directly:

https://mychildsart.co.uk/order/

 

As this is a fundraiser, 20% of all sales will go to FOBS which we then re-invest into our school.

 

Many thanks and happy shopping,

The FOBS Team

 

Welcome Coffee Morning & FOBS AGM

We would like to warmly invite all parents/guardians to their Welcome Coffee Morning & FOBS AGM on Wednesday, 2 November 2022.

 

Come along to some free refreshments, meet other parents and the current FOBS Team and find out about what we do, how we support our school and our plans for this coming year.

 

Our AGM will be held from 8:50 am - 10:00 am in the Studio.

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you all!

FOBS Summer Newsletter

As the summer holidays are imminent,  we would like to take the opportunity to thank each one of you for your exceptional support this year! What a very busy 2021/2022 academic year it has been, not just for the school, but for the FOBS Team, too!

 

This year really marked our “comeback” after more than 2 years of restrictions, which prevented us from holding our usual in-person events. Despite the long hiatus, we were determined to put “Community” back into Belmont, both by involving YOU and our local community as much as possible, and by engaging with our surrounding community more broadly. Together with Team Belmont as a whole, FOBS have certainly achieved this! Evidenced not just by the success in fundraising, but also by the sheer amount and variety of activities we have held throughout this year! Additionally, FOBS have also been able to build up on our Facebook/Twitter followers (FOBS Facebook and FOBS Twitter).

 

You, too, can get involved by liking and sharing our FOBS page/posts and we would equally welcome reviews and feedback on our events. In our Summer Newsletter (download HERE), you will find:

 

  • An overview of all the events/activities that FOBS undertook this year
  • An overview of our fundraising efforts (by event  and overall)
  • How you can get involved with FOBS
  • How you can support FOBS outside of events/planned activities

 

On behalf of the FOBS Team, a big thank you again to Team Belmont for all your support this year! We hope that you all have a fantastic summer! 

FOBS Summer Raffle

With over 30 amazing prizes from local businesses, our Summer Raffle tickets are now on sale. Prizes will be drawn via a Facebook Live broadcast on Friday, 8 July 2022.
 

Raffle tickets will be on sale at our Summer Fayre on Friday, 10 June and the school Sports Day on Friday, 1 July, but should you require more tickets for yourself, family or friends, they are also available from the school office. All stubs, unsold tickets and monies need to be returned to school by Thursday, 7 July 2022 at the latest.

 

A copy of the letter sent via ParentMail about how to purchase tickets can be downloaded HERE.

It was very close in the end, but what a team effort and what a result!

 

Well done and thank you to everyone who voted for us and shared with others! Thank you to Asda Grantham for making it possible.
 

1 June 2022

 

            

 

 

              

 

 

The FOBS Team are very excited to announce our upcoming FOBS SUMMER FAYRE 2022!

 

It will be a fantastic afternoon with lots for the whole family to enjoy, so mark your calendars and tell your friends/neighbours/anyone you know - especially as we are welcoming our local community for the very first time!
 

Please see click HERE for further information regarding the Great Belmont Bake Off and how to purchase raffle tickets.

 

We urgently NEED VOLUNTEER HELPERS on the day of the event (for set-up, during the fayre – to help run our games stalls etc and for cleaning up at the end)!

 

Without enough volunteers, our stalls will not be able to go ahead and the children especially will miss out, so we are depending on people to come forward to help (even if it’s only 30 minutes).

 

Many thanks in advance!

 

Should you have any questions regarding the event, please contact us via email to fobs@belmont.lincs.sch.uk or leave a message at the school office.

Regards, The FOBS Team

FOBS Sponsored Read Challenge - 21 February - 3 March 2022

Today, we are launching our very first FOBS Sponsored Read Challenge in celebration of the 25th anniversary of World Book Day!

 

Please help to encourage your child/children to read every day and at the same time raise funds for the school. Full information has been sent home via ParentMail and can be downloaded by clicking HERE. Each child has also been given a hard copy of this to take home along with their bookmark.

 

If you have any questions, please email FOBS on fobs@belmont.lincs.sch.uk.

 

Many thanks as always for your support and we hope the children enjoy the double-challenge! 

 

Asda Foundation Green Token Giving - Vote For FOBS!

Exciting FOBS News!

We have been chosen to be part of the Asda Foundation Green Token Giving online vote through our local Asda Grantham store. The cause with the most online votes will receive a £500 donation.

 

Please vote for us HERE: https://www.asda.com/green-tokens/store?store=4165

 

You can vote once every week, so keep checking back and ask family and friends to join in too! You do not need to shop at Asda to be able to vote as it’s all done online.

 

Voting will close at midnight on

Tuesday 31st May 2022.

 

Come on, Team Belmont – let’s win this together! Thank you for your support.

FOBS Christmas Market - Friday 10 December 2021

 

We are really looking forward to our first outdoor Christmas Market on Friday, 10 December! It's going to be a fabulous event for all the family to enjoy! Full details of the arrangements put in place to ensure the safety of our whole school community have been sent home via ParentMail but a copy can be downloaded by clicking HERE.

 

There will be lots of games, food and drink and great stalls for your Christmas Shopping as well as the very popular Santa's Grotto! FOBS Christmas Raffle tickets will also be on sale, but the draw will be held the following week. This is to allow those who can’t make it to the Christmas Market to purchase tickets at the Infant Nativity performances.

We urgently need volunteers to help run the games, Tombola and refreshment stalls to ensure they can all go ahead. If you can spare 30 minutes to help, know someone who can or have any questions, please contact the FOBS via email to fobs@belmont.lincs.sch.uk

 

Many thanks in advance for your help and support! We hope to see you all in great numbers; feel free to invite family and friends to come along, too!

 

 

FOBS Christmas Non-Uniform Day - Friday 3 December 2021

We are pleased to let you know that we will be hosting a Non-Uniform Day on Friday, 3 December in support of our Christmas Market. Children may come to school on that day dressed as Christmassy and colourfully as they can in exchange/return for a donation of items in the colour of their class! Clothing should be warm and suitable for the school day, including sensible shoes. All donated items will go towards the Tombola and Raffle. Thank you for your support.

 

The Colour Of items For Each Class
Reindeer Class - RED 
Fallow Class - ORANGE
Elk Class - YELLOW/GOLD
Impala Class - GREEN
Barasingha Class - BLUE
Sambar Class - PURPLE
Taruca Class - WHITE/SILVER

 

Ideas For Donations

Sweets, Chocolate, Snacks & other non-perishable foods.
Toiletries, Smellies, Pamper and Body Care Items etc.
Children's Art & Crafts Items,
Toys/Games/Puzzles,
Small Trinkets, Stationary, Candles, Home Decor etc.
Bottles (Juice, Alcohol etc.)
Any other items that are the colour of your class!

Please see the poster below for even more ideas!

 

Fundraising News! - November 2021

As you know, Belmont School was the local cause as part of the Co-op Local Community Fund which ran until 23 October 2021. An amazing £2,407.94 was raised within the 12-month funding period and we would like to extend a huge thank you to all those who chose us as a cause! The money raised will go towards the re-development of the school’s Wildlife Area and for the many potential activities (such as a Gardening Club). We are currently drawing up detailed plans to get this project off the ground.

 

 

Easyfundraising

FOBS are now registered with easyfundraising, which means you can raise FREE donations for us every time you shop online. There are over 6,000 retailers/sites that will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to shop with them – at no extra cost to yourself! These donations will really mount up and will make a BIG difference to us, so we’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to sign up & support us.

 

 

It's completely FREE and only takes a moment ... all you need to do is:

 

  • Click HERE and sign up for FREE (using only your name and email address).

AND/OR

  • Download the easyfundraising App to your mobile phone, click “Create Account”, find and select us in the cause search field by typing in “FOBS Grantham”.

 

Shop as normal with over 6,000 retailers, just start your shopping journey first at easyfundraising.org, or via the App
 

There is also a handy easyfundraising browser extension called “Donation Reminder” which reminds you when a donation is available in case you forget to go via the website/App.


You can help raise even more funds through easyfundraising by referring a friend/relative and lastly, there are exclusive member deals and special weekly offers, all at no extra cost to you!

Invitation To FOBS Coffee Morning & AGM - Friday 22 October 2021

The Friends of Belmont School (FOBS) would like to warmly invite all parents/guardians to our FOBS Coffee Morning & AGM.

Come along to some free refreshments, meet other parents & the current FOBS Team and find out about what we do, how we support our school and our plans for this coming year.


If you have little ones, you are welcome to bring them along – we will have some activities for them, too.

Our brief AGM will be held from about 10:45am during which we cover essential charity business for the 2021/2022 academic year (we are a registered charity).


Should you wish to nominate someone for election onto the committee, please let us know by emailing us on fobs@belmont.lincs.sch.uk


Equally, if you have any questions at all, we’re happy to help where we can – you can contact us via email or the school website www.belmontprimary.com/fobs

We are looking forward to welcoming you all!

                  

Exciting News! - March 2021

The Friends of Belmont School (FOBS) now have their very own LotterySK page: https://www.lotterysk.co.uk/support/friends-of-belmont-school---grantham!

 

 

 

You can now support us & other local good causes AND win prizes of up to £25,000! PLUS, be in the draw on the 24th of April for your entry into the national draw to WIN a £1000 voucher for Currys PC World!

 

 

LotterySK is a weekly local lottery run by the South Kesteven District Council. 50% of FOBS ticket sales go to TEAM BELMONT and 10% to other local good causes. Tickets cost £1 per week and each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win prizes every week! Plus, there are regular special draws for even more opportunities for you to win.

 

A huge THANK YOU to all our supporters and GOOD LUCK!

 

If you have any questions about signing up to the lottery, we’d be happy to help! You can email Anna or Alison via fobs@belmont.lincs.sch.uk or complete the contact form on the website.

 

FOBS Becomes Part Of The Co-Op Local Community Fund! - December 2020

The FOBS Team are delighted to announce that we have been selected to take part in the Co-op Local Community Fund! This is a very exciting funding opportunity, both for FOBS and the school, which can potentially have a great impact on the whole school community.

 

How does the Co-Op Community Fund work?

FOBS are one of three new causes within Grantham which Co-op Members can select to support between now and 23 October 2021. The more Co-Op members who select us as their chosen cause and shop with Co-Op, the more funds we will receive.

 

Our cause (Cause-ID 45446) is linked to the two Co-Op food stores (Princess Drive & Dysart Road) and the Co-Op Funeralcare branch (Bridge End Road) in Grantham. You can see our Co-Op Cause Profile page here: https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/45446  

 

What does this mean for you? How can you support us?

Every time a Member buys selected Co-Op own brand products and services from a Co-Op Group Food store or Co-Op Funeralcare, anywhere in the UK, 2p of every £1 spent goes into their Membership Rewards account and the same amount is allocated to support community organisations and local causes.

 

If you already are a Co-Op Member, please select us as your cause (Cause-ID 45446) and make sure you swipe your membership card when shopping in Co-Op stores or inform a Funeralcare colleague that you are a Member. This will ensure that you don’t miss out on your Membership Rewards and can generate funding for our cause.

 

Should you have any friends and/or family who shop at Co-Op, anywhere in the UK, please tell them about FOBS, pass on our direct Cause Profile page link (https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/45446) and encourage them to select us as their chosen cause.

 

How do I and others become a Co-Op Member & what benefits will I get from it?

If you are not a Member yet, it is very easy to sign up by visiting coop.co.uk/membership or downloading the Co-op App at coop.co.uk/coop-app. To become a Member, you must pay £1 and this £1 buys you one share in the Co-op Group – this means you own part of the business and can have your say in how it’s run.

 

Additionally, and more importantly, as a Member you will receive personalised offers every week, have access to exclusive member deals and discounts on Co-op services like Insurance, Funeralcare and Legal Services. You will also be able to spend your earned Membership Rewards within the Co-Op Group.

 

What’s next?

Have a look at our Cause Profile page and find out what exactly we are raising money for and how it would impact the school community. The page also shows the amount of money our cause has raised to date, so you can track how the fund is developing.

 

Then, SHARE – SHARE – SHARE! Let people know about FOBS and how they can make a difference by supporting us while doing their normal shopping. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page, too!

 

Let’s get this funding opportunity be the best it can be, Team Belmont!

 

Should you have any questions, please contact us via fobs@belmont.lincs.sch.uk or visit our brand new FOBS page to find out more about us!

 

We Need You! - November 2020

Currently, the FOBS Team consists of a small group of parents, some of whom will leave us as their children are currently in Year 6 and will move onto secondary schools at the end of this academic year. We, therefore, desperately need more members to ensure that we can continue to do the activities necessary in order to raise essential funds for the school.

 

A few of the FOBS Team members hold an official position and/or are Charity Trustees, as this is required by the Charity Commission for the smooth and legal running of our charity. However, this is totally optional and anyone can become a FOBS member or volunteer regardless of whether you’ll have an official position or not. We welcome all parents, relatives and local community members to join us in our endeavour to create unforgettable events and activities for all Belmont children while enhancing the school’s facilities.

 

If you would like more information or have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us either via email fobs@belmont.lincs.sch.uk or via the contact form on the main FOBS page. 

 

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