FSA - Friends of the School Association

Our team:

Chair, Rebecca Cooke  

Vice Chair, Tiffany Lazenby

Treasurer, Katie MacFarlane

Secretary, Emma Miles

It’s Disco Time - FRIDAY 10th February

Hope everyone is excited, outfits are chosen and those dancing shoes are on! Looking forward to seeing everyone making memories at the school Disco!

Just a few notes.

Rec, Year 1 and 2 Parents: Collect your child from their classroom as usual, then help them to get

changed into their disco clothes (if they have them.) When they are changed, bring them and their water bottles round to the front entrance to be signed in. Disco times 3.30 -4.30


Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 Parents: The KS2 disco starts at 4.45 5.45pm. Enter vis the KS2 door

Please don't arrive too early as the doors won’t be open. The tuck shop is open and ready for them, please make sure they have some money safely in a NAMED purse or wallet. NO mobile phones.

QUIZ NIGHT FRIDAY March 10th!!

It should be a fun relaxed social, a good/cheap way to meet up and have some drinks (we will have a bar).

As alway the more the merrier. It is not a current affairs/general knowledge quiz per se, but more in the style of Richard Osman's House of Games TV quiz show, so something for everyone.

Hope to see lots of you there. Book Now via the link https://forms.gle/gFCuDPkbRb6E1ifQ7

THIS IS RESCHEUDLED FROM LAST YEAR. IF YOU BOOKED ALREADY AND CAN'T MAKE THE NEW DATE, LET US KNOW AND WE WILL REFUND YOU.

A LITTLE UPDATE ON WHAT THE FSA HAVE ACHIEVED SO FAR THIS SCHOOL YEAR!

We started with a healthy bank balance as we didn't spend full allocation from 21-22. So far we have raised an amazing £4k from Fun Fridays, School Disco, Uniform, Bags2School and the Christmas Fair. Thank you for continuing to support these events and get involved!

Below is what we have spent so far, and what we have allocated for spend over the rest of this school year. Also below is an overview of events scheduled for us all to enjoy and raise funds along the way.

Do get in touch if you have any fundraising ideas. We will also be asking for volunteers to help make all this happen 

Thank you - The FSA

Spending Poster Jan 2023.pdf

Christmas Fayre - Saturday 26th November.

Wow, wow wow! What an amazing day! So pleased to announce that the Christmas fair raised £2,100!

Thank you to everybody who came along and supported Saturday’s event, it really was lovely to see so many of you in attendance. There was such a lovely vibe and it was so nice to be having big events again, our first Christmas fayre since 2019.  We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Those people who won raffle, prizes. Congratulations you lucky people. Emma Miles has prizes for people who won but weren’t there when we called the raffle and will be in touch soon.

The hugest of thank you to all of the amazing volunteers (too many to mention) who helped set up the Christmas fayre on Friday, helped out on the day running the stalls, and who stayed on to help pack up to leave the school ready for the start of a new week. As we always say many hands make light work, and this was a really enjoyable event to be part of so thank you very much for your time, it makes such a difference.

A final specific thank you to Emma Miles who headed up the team who organised today. You have been amazing. Thank you x

Once we have the final figures in we will share with you how much today has raised.

We hope everyone has a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you at school next week .

Thank you from the FSA.

Please see latest meeting notes and reports from our latest AGM on 30th September 2022.

RP FSA AGM FINAL 2022.pdf
Treasurer Report September 22.pdf
AGM Meeting Notes 30.9.22.pdf

What is the FSA?

The Rocks Park Friends of the School Association is a group of parents, staff and the community who find ways to raise money for the school to help give the children opportunities for learning experiences and having fun.

We are all members of the FSA (yes that includes you!) by simply having your children at the school – ‘many hands make light work and brings the most success’

Class Reps

Class reps are the point of contact from the FSA to the year group.  Class reps are asked to;

Share FSA Facebook posts to the year group pages

Co-ordinate any class staff for seasonal fayres

Share feedback & ideas from the year group to the FSA

 

You are supported by the FSA whenever needed. Please email us or contact Emma Miles (Year 5) if you can support your class in this.

 

Volunteers

As we move into the new school year, the fundraising challenges ahead remain.  To achieve the familiar events and add new ones too we need as many active members as possible. When you support the FSA, you’re not just baking a cake, donating a prize, buying a raffle ticket or giving up your time to volunteer. Your contributing allows us to support the school in improving your children’s playground equipment, school outings, the up keep of the swimming pool, bringing theatre to the school plus making new friends, building a community and helping to make your child’s school even more brilliant.

If you choose to pay by BACS for any of the FSA events or items, please use the payment reference format indicated below and note it on your order form/reply slip which will still need returning to the black FSA box.

Natwest Bank Account: Rocks Park Friends of the School Association.   Sort Code: 601030    Account No: 11711094 

Here are some pictures of our last few years of fundraising and fun. Come and join us!

mothers day craft.pdf

Mothers day gifts to make & take home!

fathers day gifts.pdf

Fathers day gifts to make & take home!

Ice Creams.pdf

Ice Cream sales after school

Movie Nights

Fun at a Christmas stall

Christmas Boxes.pdf

Christmas coloured box raffle

Christmas Tree.pdf
sponsored swim.pdf

Sponsored Swim

Kit Car support

Alex Sunflower.pdf

Growing a sunflower competition

Jenson Sunflower.pdf

Summer Fayre fun!

Easter Fayre fun

In total, this year, the FSA have raised over £8,500 for the school, which is incredible! Thank you for your support.

Sponsored swim 2022

We were all amazed with the children that put their hearts into their swim. They all tried their very best and all the parents have been very impressed with their spirit, determination and the way they supported each other.

Children that took part: 81 – which is our highest number yet despite illness and the heat!

In total they swam 1, 478 widths and 2,329 lengths, which is a staggering 51.8 kilometres, or over 32 miles. Approximately the distance of 510 times the field

Champion swimmers:

Reception and Key Stage 1 had 15 minutes to swim as many widths as they could. Huge congratulation to this year’s KS1 top swimmers who are Harper K who swam 67 widths, and Joshua C for swimming 64 widths! Also, special praise for Amarlie M, who not only swam the most widths in reception but completed the challenge virtually!! That’s dedication to the cause.

Key Stage 2 had 20 minutes to swim as many lengths as they could. Huge congratulations to this year’s KS2 top swimmers who are Skye S who swam 62 lengths, Ava D for swimming 60 lengths!

Top Fundraisers – 3 children deserve a special mention for raising over £100 –Dylan B, Stanley P, and Henry M. 3rd Chloe I who raised £120 2nd Jenson M who raised £121 1st Hugo W, who raised an amazing £170! 

Grand total raised: £2,913

Huge thanks to the school for supporting the event, to Greg the life guard, Karon and Tanith the swim teachers, parent volunteers, all the children that took part and especially all the friends and families that sponsored them.

March 2022 - 100 CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT

As you know, we have been having trouble with the accessing our 100 Club Bank account during COVID. Thank you all for your patience with this. Following the many issues we have now managed to change the 100 Club Bank to Natwest. BUT we have been unable to transfer the Standing orders/Direct Debits automatically, so please can all 100 club members cancel their Standing Orders.

We are going to take a break on the 100 club to re group, but we will re start and share the new bank details once we are all sorted and hope you will re-join us then. Ideally draws will return to be part of the Friday Assemblies as it once was.

**Your numbers will be held for you to re join when we re start.**

Many thanks to the many of you who have supported this monthly raffle and we apologise for the delayed draws but we were unable to access the statements till now.

**CONGRATULATIONS** to all our winners! The winners are shown in the posts below. IF you are a winner, Heather Camsell will be in touch in the next week to arrange getting your winnings to you.


Many thanks

The FSA 

If you aren’t aware of the FSA 100 club it's great way for you to support the school whilst having a bit of a flutter!

SIGN UP FORM HERE https://forms.gle/7DHr2aag1XYFUc568

WHAT IS THE 100 CLUB

The 100 Club, is a type of private lottery, or a monthly cash prize raffle with limited numbers of tickets/numbers sold. (Maximum 100)

£2 per month, buys you one membership number (you can buy more than one), which enters you into the monthly draw. Numbers are automatically allocated, and remain the same each month. All participants must be over 16. Friends and Family are welcome to sign up too.

WINNERS, 1ST, 2ND 3RD, ARE DRAWN MONTHLY.

The prize money will be 50% of the membership fee taken that month. The remaining 50% goes to the school to help fund equipment, resources and opportunities for pupils.

IF PRE LOCKDOWN, YOU HAD A NUMBER IN THE 100 CLUB AND PAID CASH MONTHLY, AS WE WERE UNABLE TO COLLECT MONEY WE FROZE YOUR NUMBERS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP YOUR NUMBER(S) AND RESTART YOUR MEMBERSHIP, WE’D LOVE YOU TO, SO PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM LET US KNOW.

Reports.

September 2022. Please find the latest treasurer's report and financial report.

Rocks Park FSA Meeting – 26th May 2022 (1).pdf
RP FSA Funding Request 2019 2020.pdf

School uniform shop

The FSA have set up a pre-loved school uniform shop. We had intended to hold a donation/sales event at the end of each term but have had to hold back so far due to the pandemic. We’ll get them up and running as soon as it is safe to do so!

In the meantime, we do have some stock so if you’re in need of any items or if you have any in good condition to donate please email the FSA (fsa@rockspark.e-sussex.sch.uk) and we’ll arrange a COVID-aware handover. 

Prices: Crested items £2.50 Grey items £1 White tops, PE shorts etc 50p 

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