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We are Barton School FOBS (Friends of Barton School).

 

As a "friends group" we welcome parents, grandparents, carers, guardians, teachers, staff members and anyone else wishing to support the school. Our aims are:

1. to raise funds to provide additional educational items that statutory school funds cannot supply,

2. to help support the culture and community aspect of school life by organising fun events which bring everyone together!

 

Anyone wishing to support or join the committee is very welcome to attend our meetings to find out more.

We are always on the look-out for new fundraising initiatives, and need a range of skills from behind-the-scenes setting up and researching ideas, to organising, marketing, and running events. We are also keen to encourage anyone with technological expertise to join us as we move towards virtual fundraising in light of the current COVID-19 restrictions. We work as a team, and are always there to support each other.

 

The commitment that is required is:

  • attending regular meetings (usually once every half term) and being willing to take on an area of responsibility, especially when putting on events;
  • liaising with other members of the school community.

 

Who is on the FOBS committee?

Madonna Fieldhouse - Chair

 

Francesca Cucchi - Treasurer

Nikoleta Jones - Secretary

Ana Camelo 

Tracy Postill

Deni Devappriya

Bex Saunders

Helen Driver

Charlie Higgins

Wendy Guest

Natalie Casey

Vanessa Farrow

Lydia Yea Kyung Seo

Katie Norman

Paula Buttery

 

If you are interested in joining FOBS, please email friendsofbartonschool@outlook.com or speak to one of the committee members.  Thank you for your support!

 

Links to fundraising websites:

Amazon Smile

Did you know that “Friends of Barton School” is registered with Amazon Smile? When you can’t shop local, FOBS could receive a donation on your Amazon purchases (with no cost to you). Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees). Amazon Smile is the same as Amazon you just need to activate it in your app, or use a slightly different link if you are using the website.

 

To shop through the website:

Instead of the regular site, shop at this link https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1029902-0

You can bookmark it in your browser.

 

To activate Smile in your Amazon app (works for Android OS 5.0+, IPhone OS 12.0+):

Go into the settings menu and select Amazon Smile. When prompted, search for “Friends of Barton School” and confirm your choice from the list returned. Be sure to choose our school in “School Lane” rather than the school in Barton, North Yorkshire!

 

Stikins - www.stikins.co.uk 

Personalised labels for uniform, lunchboxes, bags, water bottles and more! No sewing or ironing needed.

When you order, please quote our school fundraising number "1411" and a percentage of sales will be given to FOBS.

 

Empties Please - www.emptiesplease.com

Ink cartridge and toner recycling. As well as making payments to FOBS for every item that is recycled, Empties Please also give schools "Green Points" for every £1 that is raised. The points can be redeemed for "Green Goodies" such as seed packets, bird feeders, bug boxes and gardening equipment.

 

Give as You Live - www.give.as/charity/friends-of-Barton-school

When you register, a percentage of your online shopping is given to FOBS at no extra cost to you! Most major retailers including department stores, supermarkets, holiday companies, airlines and insurance companies are part of this scheme. Special promotions are also available!

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