Friends of John of Rolleston Primary School News 2016

Newsletter - Winter 2016

Having completed another successful year supporting some of the extra-curricular activities that the children enjoy, we were delighted to be able to fund the purchase of another 15 i-Pads, and 15 new laptops, to help the school make the best use of the new learning technologies that are available. This is a fantastic achievement, which would not have been possible without the support of the parents and the whole village community – so THANK YOU!

The new school year has started well and, at the time of writing, we are looking forward to our Halloween discos.

The new Committee, elected in September, is beginning to plan the series of FOJORPS events for the year ahead.

Following the success of last year’s format, we have committed to an even bigger and better Christmas Market, which will be held from 3.45-6.30pm on Friday 25th November at the Junior School Site on Chapel Lane. We will have a number of stalls offering a variety of Christmas goods; hot food and refreshments; mince pies and mulled wine; and festive songs to kick off the Christmas period in style! Open to all, we would be delighted to see as many villagers as possible.

As existing parents will expect, we have a termly schedule of discos, movie nights and Bags2School collections – all of which will be advertised through newsletters and on Facebook.

We have already started planning next year’s Community Day which will be held on 17th June 2017. Fingers crossed for a dry one this time?!

I am sure that this year will be another great success for FOJORPS and that we will continue to “create childhood memories”. Thank you for your continued support

Russell Copley, Chair of FOJORPS

Newsletter - Summer 2016

FOJORPS continues to have a very successful fund raising year, with a number of events and activities completed.

We have already seen some excellent events, ranging from the community wide Christmas Market in late November (which was very well supported by the whole village) through to the new format school discos, which the children seemed to really appreciate.

We have now completed the purchase of the 30 new iPads for the school, and both the children and the teaching staff are now coming to terms with how the new technologies can supplement the learning experiences. In addition, we continue to support the school through the second year of their hosting of the “Dove Valley” inter-school sports tournaments, with another couple of events happening this term.

Our next big event is Community Day, which will be held on Saturday 11th June on the theme of “Best of British”. We will be introducing a number of new attractions this year, including a hog roast, in the hope of attracting even greater numbers than last year. If any villager wishes to have a stall at this year’s Community Day, or is in the position to support us in any way (perhaps by offering a raffle prize?), please do get in touch.

With the help of Keith at the Spread Eagle, we also hope to be able to run a Quiz Night at the pub, with profits going to FOJORPS to help the school still further. It’s likely to be in early June, but look out around the village for posters nearer the time.

Thank you for your continued support

Russell Copley, Chair of FOJORPS (07976 964881)

Last updated: 26  November 2016