Friends of Monkston
Friends of Monkston (FOM) provide opportunities for parents and carers to support the school. This is done primarily through fundraising and organising regular events to benefit the children who attend the school. As a parent/carer of a Monkston Primary child, you are already part of Friends of Monkston.
Please email FOM for further information, or if you would like to be involved in the many exciting fundraising activities, which take place throughout the year to help provide resources for the school. You can also join the Friends of Monkston Facebook Group to keep up to date with upcoming events.
Treats at Break Time
At the end of each half term, cookies are served to the children as a special treat for their morning break. These treats are purchased in advance by parents and carers in the weeks leading up to the end of the half term.
In the Autumn and Spring terms, book fairs are held in the school hall. For every book purchased, the school receives a percentage of the sale in vouchers to spend on books for classrooms or the school library. Credit cards are accepted at these events.
In the Autumn and Spring terms, come along to the Bingo Night events. There are bingo games, cake, hot and cold drinks and a fun raffle with great prizes. It’s fun for the whole family.
FOM provide a shop for children to buy presents for special events, including Christmas, Mother's Day and Father's Day. A range of gifts are available at a cost of around £2 each. Children bring their money in on the day and they can choose their presents during their class's time slot. Remaining gifts are available for sale at the end of the school day, in the school hall.
Towards the end of each term, children have the opportunity to attend a fun evening with their classmates at a disco party. With dancing and party games organised by the Monkston staff, and a FOM tuck shop featuring hot dogs, sweets, glow sticks and lucky dips, these events are a highlight of the school year.
Buy Christmas cards and gifts featuring your child's artwork. Your child will complete their artwork in class, it will be sent to a chosen supplier and parents/carers will receive a sample card home in the children’s book bags. Simply order and pay online by the deadline to receive the items (with free postage) back to the school in plenty of time for Christmas.
Refreshments at School Productions
Support FOM at your child's class production or choir performance. Drinks and small snacks are sold in the library entrance before the show.
This is the most eagerly anticipated and largest community event in the FOM calendar each year. In July, the school playground and field are transformed into a funfair with games, food, local business stalls, a raffle with incredible prizes and much more. This event needs lots of volunteers to make it happen, so if you can help please do get in touch.
Other ways to support FOM
Name Labels with Stikins by Label Planet
Visit Stikins and use the code 35126 at the checkout and up to 30% of your purchase will be donated to FOM in support of the school. These name stickers take seconds to apply to clothing, shoes, water bottles, bags and more. The labels are washing machine safe too.
Register with easyfundraising.org.uk and select 'Friends of Monkston Primary School' as your cause to donate a percentage of your purchase every time you shop with more than 3000 different retailers.
Donate to FOM as you shop with Amazon using smile.amazon.co.uk