FSA - Friends of the School Association
Chair, Rebecca Cooke
Vice Chair, Tiffany Lazenby
Treasurer, Katie MacFarlane
Secretary, Emma Miles
It’s Disco Time - FRIDAY 10th February
QUIZ NIGHT FRIDAY March 10th!!
Christmas Fayre - Saturday 26th November.
Wow, wow wow! What an amazing day! So pleased to announce that the Christmas fair raised £2,100!
Please see latest meeting notes and reports from our latest AGM on 30th September 2022.
What is the FSA?
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
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
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.
September 2022. Please find the latest treasurer's report and financial report.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.