The school is extremely well supported by its enthusiastic  ‘Friends of St. Joseph’s’. Working tirelessly alongside staff and children they not only raise valuable funds for the school but also strengthen links between school, parish and the wider community.

FOSJ Roles

The roles for the Friends of St Joseph’s for 2021-22 are:

  • Chairs – Katy Barraclough, Fiona Ellis and Sarah Marshall
  • Treasurer – Joscelin Sherley-Price
  • Secretary – Kathleen Alderson

The committee thanks all of the current post holders for their hard work this year which has been much appreciated.

The FOSJ is a great way to meet new people and be involved in the school community. If you’d like to be involved, please contact one of the parents listed above, or alternatively, contact Fiona on 07793277129 or email the FOSJ at friendsofsj@outlook.com

FOSJ News & Dates to look out for…

We really appreciate the support that we have received from the school community. Last year we raised just over £16000 which was fantastic! We couldn’t have done it without your help! If you work for a large company, please let your class rep know as we may be able to get Match funding for future events. This really boosts our fundraising efforts and doesn’t cost you any extra.

This term we have a few events planned:

Friday 2nd FebruaryCoffee Morning and Cake Sale in the ICT suite after Golden Book Assembly. Followed by a Cake sale after school. We would welcome cake donations on the morning.

Thursday 29th February – KS2 Games Night in the hall. 4.30-6pm £5 per ticket (Including a hot dog and a drink of squash.

Friday 8th March – Mother’s Day Pop-Up Shop – Gifts will be on sale in school for £3 each. These can be purchased in advance via ‘School Money’ or with cash on the day.

Monday 18th March – Monday 25th March – Easter Raffle Tickets on sale!

Friday 22nd March – Non-Uniform Day – Children are asked to donate Easter eggs or crafts for the Easter raffle.

Thursday 28th March – Easter Raffle is drawn.

We are also currently planning Jo-Fest, which will again take place on the same day as Sports Day. This is planned for Friday 5th July (Weather permitting). Please let your class rep know if you would like to sponsor a stall for £25, have a gazebo or marquee that we could borrow for the event or if you work for a company that would like to be involved as a sponsor.

Mr Shuffles Disco

 

 

Class Representatives

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to be a class representative this year. These people help to communicate with families about events that we are planning.

  • FS1 – Claire Airey
  • FS2 – Hannah Griffiths
  • Year 1 – Jo Pentelow
  • Year 2 – Lucinda Baxter & Fiona Ellis
  • Year 3 – Kathleen Alderson and Sarah Marshall
  • Year 4 – Jocelin Sherley-Price and Jill Messham
  • Year 5 – Laura Arthur
  • Year 6 – Katy Barraclough

Anyone can be a member of the FOSJ. You don’t have to join as a committee member or even as a class rep but just helping out no matter how small would be great.

Could you sell raffle tickets, help at discos or on a stall at the Christmas Fair or even just help setup or promote the events?

Is anyone a graphic designer, in marketing or advertising that could help us, can you face paint or make lovely crafts? Please let us know.

If not, just your support and attendance at events we hold would be great! The more volunteers we have, the more we can share the load.

 

Ways to help…..

 

Have you joined the school lotto yet??

The more people that join the bigger the jackpot! Join now by going to www.yourschoollottery.co.uk
You can join for as little as £1 a week and one person at school is guaranteed to win a weekly prize. You will also be entered into a national prize draw worth £25,000.
The more supporters we have the more prize money there will be! 40% of all ticket sales will be given back to the FOSJ!!!!!!

 

Easy Fundraising

Its nearly Christmas and you will all be starting your shopping online , are you booking your holiday for next year and do you do your weekly shops online. If the answer to these is yes then please don’t forget to shop via Easy Fundraising!
All you need to do is register online at www.easyfundraising.org.uk
When you go to purchase something online go via the easyfundraising page or app and shop as normal.
In return the retailers will make a small donation to the FOSJ.
Currently we have raised over £20000 just by shopping via easyfundraising!

 

 

School Projects

All of the funds raised through the FOSJ events go directly back into school. We work closely with the Head Teacher and Chair of Governors to support the school with their key priorities. This year we are continuing to fund the contracts for the IPads that the children use regularly in their classrooms. We are also subsidising workshops for the children to enhance their learning. At the end of the autumn term we purchased lockers for the children in Years 1-6 to improve the cloakroom environments. The children were very excited when they arrived after the Christmas break!