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Dear All,


Lot's to tell you this week.  Plus a great big shout out for help with this years Fireworks Night.


Uniform Sale this week

Wednesday 16th May, under the flagpole after school.


Fireworks this November

Please, please, please can you help?  We would really love for this years Fireworks event to go ahead but we can't do it without you.  If you would like to volunteer to be on the committee please email us back as soon as you can.    


Summer Fair, Saturday 16 June, 11am - 2pm

Welcome to Burhill-On-Sea!  It’s that time of year again and this year we are turning the playground into a British Seaside!  The Summer Fair promises to be another great family event, plenty of games, stalls, inflatables and bungee trampolines!  Let’s hope the weather warms up again, although maybe it will be traditional British beach weather!  A few important notices:

  • Mufti Day, Friday 8th June.  To fill our alcohol and sweet stall, we rely on your kind donations so will be having a Mufti day.  In exchange for your children wearing their own clothes, please could you bring sweets/chocolates (Nursery, Reception & KS1) and alcohol (KS2) and put them in the trolleys at each entrance on Friday 8 June.
  • Beachcomber Bounties (aka Treasure Jars).  Dig out your old books and start collecting jam jars.  The kids love the treasure jar stall, so please start filling your old jam jars with sweets, toys and small treats up to the value of £1 and decorate them.  We will be collecting them, along with your old books, during the week of 11 June.
  • Raffle.  We are collecting some great prizes for our raffle and will be selling tickets during the week of 11 June.  Please bring your change!
  • Volunteers please!  Your class reps will shortly be asking for your help to man the various stalls and games on the day.  If you can spare half an hour to help, that would be great.

Dates for you

16 May Uniform sale, under flagpole after school

22 May FoBS Meeting, School Hall 8pm

16 June Summer Fair

6 July KS1 Discos

14 July Year 6 Leavers Party 5-10pm

2 November Fireworks night​​


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Friends of Burhill school is an organisation of Burhill parents and staff. Its role is to encourage closer links between home and school. We are best known for our fundraising work, but we organise socials too. Our events provide an opportunity for parents, staff and pupils to get together.

The people who run the friends of Burhill school are parents at the school who volunteer their time to help the school give the best possible educational experience to our children.

How do we fundraise?

We organise various events throughout the year to raise funds for the school:

  • Cake Bakes - regular sales organised by class reps, selling cakes to the school at Friday pick-up.
  • Fireworks Night - a community event for local people to enjoy this annual celebration.
  • Quiz Nights - get together with friends to enjoy a fish & chip dinner and test your brain power.
  • Christmas Fair - a family event with Christmas crafts and games, Santa’s grotto, and loads of other fun stalls.
  • Spring Ball - a themed dinner and dance evening for the parents of Burhill School.
  • Second-hand Uniform Sales
  • Ice Cream sales - regular sales in the Summer Term, selling ice lollies at Friday pick-up.
  • Summer Fair - a themed family event with bouncy castles and games for the children, a BBQ, Bar, tombolas, and loads more.
  • Barclays matched fundraising scheme

What else do we do?

We do lots of things to support the school, such as speaking to new parents, serving tea and coffee at meetings and providing refreshments to the children during school events. We have provided:

  • Juice and biscuits for Stories by Candlelight
  • Fruit snack & drinks for the Sports Relief Mile
  • Ice Lollies at Sports Day
  • Easter Eggs
  • A gift from Santa and a visit from his Reindeer
  • A lantern parade at the Fireworks night
  • Children’s Discos
  • Second-hand books for school book sales
  • Refreshments during Parent Consultations
  • Christmas Decorations

And many other things...

How do we spend the money raised?

At every meeting there are requests from teachers and the school for equipment that will enhance the learning of our children. We take a vote and decide whether to accept the request. Recently the friends of Burhill school have purchased:

  • Lego Therapy, books and Lego construction kits for learning support
  • Science backpacks
  • Class sets of ukuleles, recorders, glockenspiels and steel pan drums
  • Sports kits and dance tops
  • Class set of wireless headphones for the ICT Suite
  • 15 digital cameras
  • Mobile Library and new books for classrooms
  • Board games for wet play
  • Electric cooker
  • Fridge
  • Window seat cushions
  • Gardening equipment
  • Coat trolley
  • Water fountains
  • Mobile Mud Kitchen
  • Netball/basketball nets and hockey sticks
  • Outdoor stage
  • Gazebos and feet weights
  • Extension leads
  • Clothes rail
  • Large Igloo Cooler

And much more...

What’s next?

There are larger projects in the planning stages that we have been raising money for, e.g. the Spring Ball this year raised money for the new library.

The ‘Quiet Garden’ is about to have an overhaul with composters, wormeries, benches and more to encourage the children’s enjoyment of nature.

We are looking into the possibility of keeping ducks on the school grounds, ‘Beehive TV’, outdoor Reading Dens and Shade Sails.

How can you get involved?

We really value our families and could not achieve what we do without their help. There are lots of ways you can support your child through the PTA. For example:

Offering to help with events

‘Admin’ tasks such as wrapping gifts, folding raffle tickets, updating social media etc.

Volunteering to be a Class Representative, Committee Member or other smaller role

Coming to our friendly monthly meetings to share your ideas and opinions.

Do you have any contacts or skills we could use? Everything is potentially valuable to us.

We are always extremely grateful to receive donations for our fundraising events.

Donations? What do we need?

This year we have requested and received many different types of donations:

  • Bottles, chocolate and sweets for tombolas
  • Treasure jars, jars filled with sweets and small toys
  • Toys, games, puzzles, soft toys and books
  • Unwanted gifts and raffle prizes
  • Fruit, donated by The Hersham Café
  • A freezer to store Ice Lollies, from Jo Russ
  • Christmas Decorations and artificial Christmas trees
  • Artwork for children
  • Small wrapped gifts for Lucky Dip
  • Cakes, mostly homemade cupcakes for Cake Sales
  • Second-hand school uniform
  • We have also borrowed from parents:
  • BBQ and BBQ gas
  • Clothes rails
  • Blender, veg cutter, trays and jugs
  • 50 meter measuring tape

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