BERE FOREST EASTER EGG HUNT CANCELLED !!          SEE BELOW FOR AN ALTERNATIVE WAY OF SAFELY SUPPORTING OUR FUNDRAISING!

As you are aware, due to the Covid-19 outbreak we have had to cancel our biggest fundraising event of the year. This means a loss of over 50% of our annual funds. For this reason, we have signed up to easyfundraising as an alternative way of raising funds for our pupils during this time.  This is a free, safe way to raise money for the school through online shopping with any of the 4,000 retailers linked to the scheme. Please click here to visit our fundraising page and sign up to support us. Thank you for your support. 

FRIENDS OF NEWTOWN & SOBERTON INFANT SCHOOL - FONS

Registered Charity No:1106531     

 Dear parents and friends of FONS, 

I am writing to you with some very sad news, our committee has made the very hard decision to cancel our Annual Easter Egg Hunt which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday 8th April 2020 at the Forest of Bere. 
This decision was not an easy decision as this is our charities biggest fundraising event for our school, however, the health and safety of our families, children, staff and volunteers is paramount in these unusual circumstances.    
I would like to this opportunity to thank all volunteers, parents and wider community whom have been working very hard behind the scenes and are continuing to do so now in the aftermath of the events cancelation. Although this event has been cancelled, we do intend to keep this annual tradition alive and will continue to plan this into our annual calendar. 
A few of you have purchased pre-sale tickets a full refund will be given, in order to receive your refund please return to the office with your tickets in exchange for a refund to be issued. 

At the present time we are not going to schedule or book any further events, until guidance from the UK Government guidance changes. 
Thank you for your support. 
Best Wishes, 
Sammy & the FONS committee. 
 

 

FONS is a committee made up of parents, carers and friends of the school who are dedicated to raising money and providing extra curricular activities for the children throughout the year.  In 2018-2919 FONS raised an amazing £10, 000!  

Money raised by FONS is used in two ways;

Firstly, to allow key curriculum enhancements (in 2018 this included swimming lessons for Year 1 and a whole school trip to Winchester Science Centre to support pupil’s learning about the Moon Landing Anniversary).

Secondly, the money raised is helps to fund improvements to the school environment like the installation of the Trim Trail Climbing Equipment.  This year we are hoping to be able to create a school garden and outdoor learning space for our Year 1 & 2 pupils.  At our first meeting on Thursday 19th September 2019, FoNS was able to donated £5000 towards this project.  Look out for exciting changes in the Spring Term!

As a small rural school, government funding cannot cover such important curriculum enrichment and the money raised by FONS is essential for ensuring our pupils have a broad range of fun educational experiences.

A Successful Autumn Term!  

FONS would like to say a huge thank you, to all of our dedicated volunteers and helpers at our events during the first school term, without your kind support we simply would not be able to fundraise for our wonderful village school, your time is so valued by FoNS. An even bigger thank you to all parents, carers and the wider community whom continuously support these events.

We hope you have enjoyed the events; we have raised the fantastic £2 466.93 in our first term. This figure includes a generous donation from Blanchard Wells Structures & Civils and raffle prizes donated to us by local businesses; Bernards Denmead, Boots Fareham, Hays Travel, Beales, Clinic Boots Fareham, Nando’s Fareham, Peter Ashley Activity Centre, Stansted Park, The Pyramids Leisure Centre, Rock Up, Manor Farm, The Salon Hampshire, Bold Forrester, Cheers, Paint-a-pot, Cakes made by Fiona Cowen and Village Green Bakes.

Finally, a huge thank you to John Rowlinson, I am sure you will all agree that he made a truly wonderful Santa. The children were mesmerised by your performance, you did an amazing job, thank you for being our Santa.

 Who Are We

 Chair

Sam Hope   

Vice Chair 

Jane Jekins 

Secretary 

Helen Martin 

Treasurer 

Amanda Collins      

PR and Marketing 

Rosemary Gatland 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FORTHCOMING DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

Friday 20th March 2020,

Dress Down Day

Your child may wear their own clothes, in return for contributions to the tombola for the Easter Egg Hunt. The items need to be in new condition can be unwanted Christmas gifts, toys, games, books, gifts, alcoholic drinks or chocolates. The school has an Olympic athlete visiting the week prior, we therefore thought the theme Olympic heroes would be very fitting.