Friends of Chesham Bois School
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Introduction to Friends of Chesham Bois School (FoCBS)
Welcome to the webpages of the Friends of Chesham Bois School (FoCBS). The FoCBS, formerly Chesham Bois PTA, has been an integral part of the school community for many years. Thousands of pounds have been raised, which have been spent on improving equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education and the facilities in school.
This year we are fundraising for a New Learning Space, and we are looking to raise £25,000.
FoCBS is about much more than just fundraising though. It also supports closer links between home, school and community and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal. We are extremely conscious of the ethos and values of our school and we try to respect this when organising and planning events. Not all of our events are run as fundraisers; at Christmas our children’s parties are run simply with the aim of giving the children a good time.
The majority of our funds are raised through the events that we run. Some of our most popular events In the past we have organised Christmas fayres, quiz nights, wine tasting evenings, a joint fireworks display (in conjunction with 2 other local schools), movie nights, a circus theatre show, sausage sizzles, cake sales, ice cream sales and uniform sales. We have had sponsored events - the latest being the sponsored Pancake Flip. In the past we have printed calendars, tea towels and created coasters and Christmas cards using the children’s own art work. Check out the Events page for a calendar of events happening this year.
This year, to assist the PTA organising committee each class is organising it’s own event, so look out for some brand new things going on!
You can also help to raise money just by shopping, without it costing you an extra penny. We are part of a number of schemes that donate money every time you shop online or at certain supermarkets. Please see the Shop for CBS and Fundraising Tools pages for more information.
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