Friends@Belmont PTA (F@B) are a small group of Belmont parents and staff who get together to organise fun events for Belmont students and their families, and to help to raise money for the school. We meet around once a month at school to plan events, discuss fundraising ideas, and have a bit of a chat. We are a very friendly bunch and new members are always welcome.  If you are interested in joining us, please contact Sue (our Chair) on 07966 153797 or sue@rsbjn.co.uk.

Family Funday 2018

Last year, our biggest fundraising event was a joint Summer Fayre –  held with our neighbouring school, Bettridge – which was a great success and raised over £2000 (between both schools) enabling us to donate £1000 towards refurbishment of Belmont’s primary school play area.

This year, we are organising our own ‘Family Funday’ which will be held at Belmont School on Saturday 16th June from 11am -2pm. This is going to be a fantastic day out for all the family, with stalls, games, refreshments and entertainment – including appearances by Chase (from Paw Patrol) and a Minion! Plus, a Grand raffle with lots of exciting prizes –  including a mini-iPad! Raffle tickets will be sent out in school bags soon and will be for sale on the day too.

We hope to raise over £2,000 for Belmont school, to go towards a major project for the primary indoor soft-play room, as well as improvements to the senior outdoor play areas.

If you can help in any way on the day (by manning a stall, for example) please contact Sue (contact details as above).  We are also looking for donations of bottles (from shampoo to champagne), sweets (though nothing that is likely to melt please), soft toys and children’s books for tombola prizes. Please drop any donations off at reception.  And if you, or anyone you know, makes and sells anything crafty (cards, jewellery, candles etc) and would like to have your own stall, please contact reception for a booking form. All stalls must be booked in advance and the cost is £10. Otherwise, please just come along to our Funday with your family and friends and have a wonderful time.

Belbucks

Our regular Belbucks events – where we transform the portacabin into a temporary café and serve drinks and cakes to students and staff – are always very popular. This year we plan to hold a Halloween Belbucks in the autumn term (when we will have lots of fun spookifying the portacabin) and a Christmas Belbucks, complete with a Santa’s grotto and presents for the primary students.

Car Boot Sale

Last year, we had our first attempt at organising a car boot sale. This wasn’t quite as successful as we might have hoped (due to the great British weather!), but it was a learning experience and we hope to organise another one this year. We will keep you posted.

Supporting the SLT

F@B also support the school by helping the teaching staff out at events such as open days for prospective parents and sports days.

Easyfundraising 

F@B are registered with the cashback site ‘easyfundraising’; which means if you buy anything online from participating retailers (which includes major supermarkets) we get a small amount of cash back for the school. All you have to do is sign on to the site (easyfundraising.org.uk) under F@B Belmont and remember to use the site whenever you shop online with any of the participating retailers.

Friends@Belmont Meeting Minutes:

Friends@Belmont AGM:

NEXT EVENT: SAVE THE DATE: Belmont School Family Funday on Saturday 16th June 2018….more details later