FSA - Friends of the School Association

Welcome to our new team:

Chair - Tiffany Lazenbury

Vice Chair - Stuart Campbell

Secretary - Anna Emmerson

Treasurer - Katie MacFarlane

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’

Christmas Fair 2023 - Wow what an incredible day!

Well done everyone for making this an amazing Christmas Fayre! An amazing £2800 made to go towards the children throughout the year! The FSA have got all the children a little gift which they will receive at the Xmas dinner please support the next event and join us at the Xmas party as this is also raising money for the school!

Thank you all so so much, not only for coming but for all your help in making this happen, especially to those who gave up their time to sell raffle tickets and of course setting up and clearing down, it’s a big job so we really appreciate all your help

Thank you also to those who donated such amazing prizes!

We hope you all had a fab time and won lots of lovely goodies those who won at the raffle and were not there to collect, we will be in touch directly.

It’s events like this that help us continue raising much needed funds for our children.

Over and out

The FSA

How to book for the up and coming FSA events!

Download - the MyPTA app that allows you to pay for all FSA associated events.

Please follow the instructions below

*Check your junk inbox for your registered passcode*

*You will be emailed confirmation once the request has been accepted on the app*

Remember this app is to only be used by parents/careers of your children - not extended family etc.

Thank you

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 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.

Reports.

AGM Meeting Notes 29.9.pdf
RP FSA AGM FINAL 2023.pdf
Treasurer Report September 23.pdf

Congratulations to the fabulous team who made props and organised the Rocks Park entry for the children's fancy dress competition at Uckfield Carnival on Saturday 2nd September, 2023. They won first prize! Some great photos on the News page.

Sponsored swim 2023

This is the 8th year that Rocks Park has held a sponsored swim.  It has grown in popularity over the time and we love seeing the children participating and doing their very best.  This fundraising event is the only event where the children are the ones responsible for taking part and raising the money for their school.

This year, as always it was a pleasure to watch all 96 children who took part and do their very best.  Between them they swam 1, 530 widths and 2,912 lengths, which is a staggering 45.5 kilometres, or over 28 miles.

Reception and Key Stage 1 had 15 minutes to swim as many widths as they could. Huge congratulation to this year’s KS1 top swimmer Leo Mouiche who swam 65 widths.

Key Stage 2 had 20 minutes to swim as many lengths as they could. Huge congratulation to this year’s KS2 top swimmer Lottie Cox who swam a staggering 72 lengths.  Now Lottie is only in year 3 and she made her swim look effortless.  So, we have an aspirational challenge for Lottie.  The over all record for most lengths done in 20 mins at the Rocks Park sponsored swim is 107…..we believe Lottie could well be the person to beat it  and we look forward to watching her over the next few years!

The children have raised a phenomenal amount of money, but we would just like to congratulate and thank the following children who all managed to raise over £100.  Felicity Convey-Wells, Logan Brickle-Mass, Ruben Cheng, Harper Kirkin, Florence Cooke, Jenson Miles, Chloe Ireland, Hugo Wade, Henry Mather, Lola Watson, Hayden Brown and Stanley Pears

As I have said the sponsored swim started out as a fairly small event, where we just hoped to raise a little money.  We like to celebrate those that raised the most amount of money but we would also like to celebrate those children that especially stood out in terms of our school values.

Congratulate Stanley Pears Year 3 and Zach year 3 for amazing resilience, and Isobelle Murphy year 6 for showing kindness and positivity to her peers. Overall fundraising winners are 2nd Logan Brickle-Mass who raised £200 and 1st Hugo Wade who raised £340 – fantastic amounts thank you.

Huge thanks also to the school for supporting the event, to Will the life guard, Tiffany the swim teacher, parent volunteers, all the children that took part and especially all the friends and families that sponsored them.

We are delighted to announce that the final amount raised so far is £4098, but we know we have a little more money to come in!

A huge thank you to those who helped us with painting the pavilion. It looks absolutely brilliant!

Happy Easter from the FSA!!

The children enjoyed themselves on Friday afternoon with a trail to celebrate the end of term & Easter with a yummy chocolate egg at the end! Thank you for those who helped too, events like this cannot run without your support so thank you. 

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 

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 

Do you shop on Amazon? You can help Rocks Park Friends Of School Association raise money without any cost to yourself…?

Introducing Amazon Smile!

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that offers the same wide selection of products as amazon.co.uk.

Each time customers shop at smile.amazon.co.uk Amazon will donate a percentage of the net purchase price for millions of eligible products. There is no additional cost or charge to customers or charities for this.

Rocks Park Friends Of School Association are now registered with Amazon Smile which donates 0.5% of every one of your eligible purchases to the FSA All you have to do is follow these 4 instructions.

1.   Go to www.smile.amazon.co.uk

2.     Enter your Amazon account details

3.     Search for Rocks Park Friends Of School Association (It needs to be entered in full to find us) and select us as your chosen charity

4.    ONLY purchases made through smile.amazon.co.uk, are eligible.

5.    Next time you shop be sure to please do so through smile.amazon.co.uk rather than the amazon app to make sure we receive the charitable amount.

There has been lots of research by other charitable organisations and there is no catch to you the shopper! Prices and services are the same.

Please think of us next time you are shopping via Amazon, and go to Amazon Smile instead.