Friends of John of Rolleston Primary School News 2002
Newsletter - Winter 2002
The Friends of John of Rolleston Primary School will be continuing their successful fundraising with a newly elected committee, which is now made up of: Caroline Mills (Chair), Sarah Abel (Vice-Chair), Sue Jacklin (Secretary), Wanda Russell (Treasurer), Richard Abel, Julie Bellm, Karen Hugh, Jeremy Marshall, Adam McLoughlin, Karen Salisbury, Julia Sargent, Clare Stewart & Jo Wright.
Our recent Fun Quiz was a huge success and raised £332. We sincerely look forward to hosting another fun Quiz on March 15th 2003. Tickets for the Quiz can be requested via the school office and cost £10.00 for a team of four. A supper is included and a licensed bar is available.
At the time of writing our attention is very much focussed on our second biggest community event of the year “Crafts for Christmas”, this year’s event will be the 14th and they have all been very successful and enjoyable to arrange. We hope to raise lots of money, as the school looks to us at this time of the year to pay for most of the fun and seasonal activities that the children thoroughly enjoy.
Much like other schools, our school has struggled to cope with the limited funds available and FOJORPS have in the past donated most of the fundraising cash to help the school with their fundamental needs. Recently the school has purchased some important playground equipment required for the very young children and FOJORPS were delighted to b able to provide some of the money needed.
Local support and encouragement is very important and willing help from non-committee is very much appreciated.
We would be delighted to hear from you about any aspect of FOJORPS activities.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!
On behalf of FOJORPS
Newsletter - Autumn 2002
I would like to start my report on behalf of the Friends of john of Rolleston Primary School by sending a huge Thank You to everyone involved in Community Day. This event is our largest and most important and everyone’s generosity (with their time, effort or money) is really appreciated. I don’t expect we will easily forget the impact a game of football can make to this sort of event either!
The start of the new school year will bring with it the end of a very successful and happy year for our committee. The AGM will be held on September 24th at 7.30pm on the Alderbrook Site. A new committee will be decided that evening and hopefully most of the current committee will rejoin, but there will be a few to whom we have to say goodbye and send sincere thanks. Being an active dedicated committee member is very rewarding and good fun, so if you are a new or existing parent give some thought to joining the committee and helping all the children at John of Rolleston School. Nomination forms will be obtainable from the school office a week before the AGM.
This autumn there are several events already planned.
The Fun Quiz will take place on Saturday 12th October, we would be delighted to hear from you if you would like to enter a team.
Crafts for Christmas 2002, our wonderful annual Craft Fayre, has been arranged for Sunday 17th November at the Scout HQ, 12.00noon till 4.00pm.
Please contact the committee through the school office for details of any of these events.
On behalf of FOJORPS
Newsletter - Summer 2002
The Friends of John of Rolleston Primary School committee are: Chair: Caroline Mills, Vice Chair: Alison Rhodes, Secretary: Julie Snelling, Treasurer: Wanda Russell, Committee: Richard Abel, Sarah Abel, Julie Bellm, Mandy Gibbs, Jeremy Marshall, David Snelling, Clare Stewart, Jo Wright, the Head Teacher and two staff members.
Preparations for the biggest social event in the school calendar “Community Day” are well in hand. We sincerely look forward to welcoming everyone along on Saturday 15th June 11.30am – 4.00pm. Refreshments are available all day including a BBQ. Pinxton Puppets will be appearing again this year, kindly sponsored by the Parish Council. The marquees should be overflowing with various crafts, we have some surprises lined up, and of course the usual popular attractions, we hope to keep everyone happy.
Everyone is most welcome to come along to a FAMILY BBQ to be held on Saturday 6th July at the Aderbrook site. Tickets are £2.00 per adult and £1.00 per child (accompanied up to the age of 14). They will be available through any committee member. Prices include a hot dog or burger and salad buffet. Extra BBQ food will be available to purchase. There will also be a licensed bar. This event is usually very casual, intended as an opportunity to meet up with family or friends. Most families bring with them some garden games and enjoy the space available on the school field. So dust the cobwebs off the badminton racquet and have some fun.
I send sincere thanks to everyone that has continued to support the committee, without this help, events like “Community Day” just would not happen and the school would not benefit from the substantial funds raised.
Good wishes to everyone for a great summer, on behalf of FOJORPS.
Newsletter - Spring 2002
The FOJORPS committee are: Chair: Caroline Mills, Vice Chair: Alison Rhodes, Secretary: Julie Snelling, Treasurer: Wanda Russell, and Richard Abel, Sarah Abel, Julie Bellm, Mandy Gibbs, Jeremy Marshall, Brigitte Rak, David Snelling, Clare Stewart, Jo Wright, the Head Teacher and two staff members.
We have all been busy over the winter organising our traditional activities. They were very successful and most enjoyable. Most of our activities are open to everyone, and we would be delighted to have more teams entering the Fun Quiz, so put October 12th in your diary for the next one.
Our attention now is focussed on a very important event in the school’s calendar “Community Day”, which will be on Saturday 15th June. Plans are progressing well, and we intend going red, white and blue crazy to create a “street party” atmosphere for this years fun filled day.
This should complement the wonderful activities already being arranged by other village organisations, to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.
So, if any readers have good suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact the committee via the school.
I would like to finish by sending sincere thanks to everyone that has helped the committee, in one way or the other and hope you will continue to do so, it is very much appreciated.
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