Friends of John of Rolleston Primary School News 2011

Newsletter - Winter 2011

We are now well into the Autumn term and the FOJORPS calendar is already in full swing. At our AGM on 22nd September we said thank you and goodbye to some valued committee members, but were pleased to welcome several new faces. We look forward to working together throughout the next school year, raising much-needed extra money to support our school.

Our first events of the school year took place before the half term holiday. The Children’s Discos at the start of October were particularly well attended this year, with the children enjoying a social afternoon with their friends. The Autumn Quiz on 7th October was a fun evening with 16 teams taking part; thanks again to John Furzeman for setting the questions and giving up his birthday to host the evening for us. The termly ‘Bag 2 School’ collections continue to be a success with 1.84 tonnes of unwanted clothing being donated this time. Our first Movie Night of the year was another great event, with the children (and some Mums and Dads) enjoying the family film ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’.

Our Christmas Bazaar will this year take place on Friday 9th December on the Alderbrook (Junior) site, starting at 3.45 pm. This annual favourite promises to be a wonderful afternoon, with musical entertainment from the school choir and orchestra, plus a range of festive stalls, refreshments and other attractions.

There will also be an opportunity for the children to visit Santa in his grotto – timed entry tickets will be on sale at school towards the end of November.

Looking ahead to the New Year, our second Ladies’ Night will take place on Friday 27th January. Last year’s event was a truly great evening….so ladies, book the date in your diaries now! More details will be available nearer the time.

Dates for your Diary 2011-2012

Movie Night #2 – Friday 2nd December
Christmas Bazaar – Friday 9th December
Bag 2 School Coll’n #2 – Friday 13th January
Family Beetle Drive – Saturday 21st January
Ladies’ Night – Friday 27th January
Movie Night #3 – Friday 3rd February
Children’s Spring Discos – Sat. 10th March
Spring Quiz – Saturday 17th March
Movie Night #4 – Friday 23rd March
Community Day – Saturday 16th June

Sue McLoughlin for FOJORPS

Newsletter - Autumn 2011

Another academic year comes to an end and will be remembered as FOJORPS’ most successful year yet, with a record £17,500 being raised for the school. This could not have been achieved without the wonderful backing we are given by the families of the children at the school; thank you to anyone who has supported us in any way.

The committee has worked hard over the past 12 months with the addition of new events to add extra variety to the traditional favourites. Two notable successes have been the half-termly Movie Nights, and the Ladies Night held in the Spring Term. Both events will run again in the next school year.

Community Day was again the highlight of our year and the people of the village once more did us proud as they turned out in force to attend the event. It was particularly good to have the children more involved this year, with the Talent Show giving them an opportunity to display their musical and dancing skills. We were also glad to have some Year 6 students helping to run some of the stalls this year.

The prize winners from the raffle were as follows:

  Prize Ticket no Name
1 Television 3123 Rhoda
2 Drivers’ Dream Day 233 Mary Peach
3 Camera 1858 Dave
4 Branston Relaxation Day 367 Mrs Garcha
5 Photo shoot – JS Simnett 230 Stuart Heier
6 Family Ticket to Brewing Experience 1930 Beryl Tunstall
7 Family Ticket to Museum of Childhood 2661 Nigel Carter
8 Sweet hamper 3433 Vijayan
9 Family Ticket to Denby Craft Tour 2731 Paul Crump
10 6 Bottles of wine 628 Helen Greener
11 2 Cineworld Tickets 2736 Maureen Gates
12 2 Cineworld Tickets 1073 Willis
13 2 Cineworld Tickets 1186 Ron Cook
14 2 Adult entry to Crich Tramway Museum 53 Lesley
15 MOT @ Hilton Garage 273 George Preston
16 2 Child entry to Jangalas 2521 V Smith
17 4 Person entry to Happy Hens 1068 Mrs Brown
18 4 Person entry to Happy Hens 1109 Ali Neal
19 Personalised CD from Music for your Child 493 Fowkes
20 2 Rides on Cresta Run @ Swadlincote Ski Centre 3290 Pam Phillips
21 2 Free Rollerworld passes 1132 Rob Green
22 Voucher for Mimi’s Spa 129 Andy Starbuck
23 Tea Hamper 1951 Sophie Bourke
24 Frame 2702 G Middleton
25 Bag 508 Mr Geary
26 Specialist beer presentation box 1532 Dougan
27 Sparkling celebratory beer 3460 Blakeman
28 Sticky Fingers Voucher 5 A Boat
29 £50 Voucher for Private Collection, Tutbury 366 Mr Garcha

Dates for your Diary 2011

FOJORPS AGM – Thursday 22nd September Children’s Autumn Disco’s – Saturday 1st October
Autumn Quiz - Friday 7th October 1st Movie Night – Friday 14th October
Christmas Bazaar – Friday 9th December (TBC)

Sue McLoughlin for FOJORPS

Newsletter - Summer 2011

Easter is now behind us and we are into the summer term, which is always a busy time for FOJORPS with Community Day just around the corner. The regular fundraising activities of last term all went well, bringing in much needed money for the school. Our Ladies’ Night on 11th February was a new event and, as such, something of a venture into the unknown. It proved to be a huge success, providing a great opportunity for the ladies of the village to let their hair down. Live entertainment from comedian Rob Falcon and singer Marcia Lynette Campbell was followed by music and dancing until late. It is our intention to run another Ladies’ Night next year; full details will be published nearer the time.

FOJORPS is looking forward to participating in this year’s Rolleston Scout Carnival. We have had a great response from over 40 children who were keen to be part of a walking float representing the school in the Carnival Procession. We wish the Scouts a successful day with more of the lovely weather that we have enjoyed during April!

This year’s Community Day will take place on Saturday 11th June starting at 11am, and planning for the event is well in hand, with many attractions, old and new, ensuring it will be a great day for all the family. We are delighted that a member of the Burton Albion Football Team will be with us to meet the crowds and sign autographs before officially opening the event at 12 noon. This year there will be a licensed bar so you can enjoy a beer and a burger whilst the children are kept amused by Pinxton Puppets.

Tutbury Junior Band will be with us again providing musical entertainment throughout the day. We have also been fortunate to secure a flypast from a Lancaster Bomber (as seen at this year’s Royal Wedding!!) at some point during the afternoon, guaranteeing that it will be a truly memorable day.

The next Bag2School collection is scheduled for Wednesday 15th June. Anyone wishing to donate items can leave them at school (either site) from Monday 13th June, or phone Shaun (563312) to arrange collection. Look out for the blue bag in your Community Day programme when it arrives!

Dates for your Diary 2011

COMMUNITY DAY – Saturday 11th June
Bag-2-School Collection #3 – Wednesday 15th June
Movie Night #6 – Friday 1st July
Children’s Summer Discos – Saturday 9th July

Sue McLoughlin for FOJORPS

Newsletter - Spring 2011

The dark winter days are now starting to draw out as we look forward to some busy months of fundraising ahead. When I last wrote we were preparing for our annual Christmas Bazaar. This, as always, was well supported and provided a great start to the festive season. Our Grand Christmas Draw also took place that night; the lucky prize winners are listed below.

Prize No Prize Ticket no Winner
1 Christmas hamper 2545 R Carter
2 Spirits hamper 1180 P Wildsmith
3 Wine hamper 973 The Masons
4 Bottle of Baileys 1208 T Starbuck
5 Bottle of Jack Daniels 2860 C Ford
6 Bottle of whisky 917 J Boddy
7 Pork joint (Ian Barker) 135 J Woodward
8 2 Theatre Tickets 433 Hedgecox
9 Box of Biscuits 406 Barnfield
10 Box of Biscuits 131 J Horton
11 Box of Biscuits 2960 Snelling
12 Box of shortbread 2545 M Phillips
13 Box of shortbread 1180 T Melia
14 Doll 1725 Ditchfield
15 Lavender gift set 2941 A Preston
16 Box of shortbread 840 V Martin
17 Box of shortbread 1702 J Rodd
18 Box of shortbread 2593 Pulker
19 Box of shortbread 2855 R Baker
20 Tin of cookies 923 W Greaves
21 Box of Ferrero Rocher 749 Mr Martin
22 Bottle of mulled wine 93 K Reilly
23 Bottle of rosé wine 1150 C Kendrick
24 Pot pourri and dish 68 Steve Mc
25 Scented candles 1063 J Woodward
26 Usborne Colouring Book 719 S Hilton-Buckley

Events since the start of 2011 include our Family Beetle Drive in January, and a further Movie Night in February; these half-termly film nights are now becoming a firm favourite with children of all ages. Our second Bag-2-School collection of the year resulted in just over 1 tonne of clothing which raised £530 for the school. As we go to print we are busy planning a ‘Ladies’ Night’ with variety entertainment from comedian Rob Falcon, plus live music from Marcia Lynette Campbell, winner of Derby Fame Academy.

Dates for your Diary 2011

Children’s Spring Discos – Sat. 12th March
Spring Quiz – Saturday 19th March
Movie Night #4 – Friday 26th March
Movie Night #5 – Friday 13th May
Community Day – Saturday 11th June
Bag-2-School Collection #3 – Weds 15th June
Movie Night #6 – Friday 1st July
Children’s Summer Discos – Sat. 9th July

Sue McLoughlin for FOJORPS

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