FOBS (our PTA)

FOBs - Who are we and what do we do?
The Friends of Blackwater Primary School (FOBS) are a very small, committed and hard working group of parents, carers and family members who work alongside the school staff/children to enrich the environment, provision and whole school community. We organise trips, drive the school Summer and Christmas fair's, run cake stalls and refreshments at events like Sports Day. We rely totally on volunteers, people like you, to help make all of this happen. Some like to come along to meetings, others like to stay in touch and contribute via email. Some can give an hour of their time for a food collection or at a Fair to help man a stall, others like to donate items for the raffle or may work somewhere who can either donate a gift or match fund.

We have our FOBS Facebook page which is regularly updated, please like the page and get involved! We are always open to fresh ideas and would welcome your input. Please be assured of a warm welcome to any of our meetings. 
11th July FOBS Summer Fair
18th July FOBS Meeting
Dear friends,
With just over 5 weeks to go until the Summer Fair, on the 11th July, organisation is in full swing. As ever, we rely on your generosity in order to make it a great afternoon for our children. We have several outside stalls coming in and will also be having some of our own stalls which we would like some donations for. Our theme is ‘record breaking’ We will have an area set up where your children (and you) can attempt to break some crazy and silly world records! We are also hoping to have an open mic area where you budding performers can strut your stuff so get rehearsing. Here is a list of our stalls and items we are looking for donations for. We will set up a table by the front door for you to leave them.
1. Our most popular stall is the tombola. We are looking for any unwanted gifts, stationary, household items etc
2. Raffle- if you or your employer (or any friends you have) would be willing to donate this would be amazing. Class 3 will be writing to businesses too for donations.
3. Jar game – the children absolutely love this game so the more jars the better please. However, please be mindful of what you put in the jar with regards to sugar and plastic. Some alternatives may be stationery, socks, biscuit cutters
4. Refreshments – you are all amazing at baking cakes and sausage rolls (Helen Knight) and we all look forward to seeing your amazing creations.
We are hoping that this year will be another great one. Could we ask for these donations to be brought in on the 10th or 11th of July 5.
Lastly if anyone can spare any time to help us out we would be so grateful. There are 6 of us who are trying to organise everything so any little bit would help. Over the past year we have all taken on new jobs and have less time available to give to fobs. We are not asking for masses of time but little chunks would be so helpful. Some examples of this are, labelling tombola items, folding raffle tickets, helping to set up gazeebos, carry tables, make posters.
Thursday 18th July after the fair we are going to have a fobs meeting/social in the Red Lion in Blackwater to discuss how the fair went and how we move forward next year. We would love to see you all there. If you have any ideas on fundraising events we could do or what to spend the money we do raise on then please come along.
We do this for all our children to have fun and enjoyment on top of what the school provide. Thank you, FOBS