Welcome to the Friends of St Joseph's homepage
The Friends of St Joseph's is a body of parents and carers of children who attend school.
The newly elected committee is made up of:
- Chair: Denise Emmett
- Vice chair: Lizzie McAndrew
- Secretary: Cheryl Bellwood and Emma Jowett
- Treasurer: Kerrie Agnew
The Friends meet half termly and organise both social events and fundraising events for parents and the children. In the past, we have raised funds for a folding stage for the children's performances at Christmas, Easter and Summer.
Friends of St Joseph's Meeting
Wednesday 10th January
Horse and Farrier, Otley @ 8.00pm
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017 -2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2016–17
Autumn Term News
We had some fantastic fundraisers last year, notably the family bingo night and the summer fair. We were delighted to see the new equipment installed in the KS2 playground in October and thanks to the generosity of everyone who has attended our fundraisers, we were able to make a contribution of £4,000 towards the cost of the equipment.
This year, we are hoping to continue to raise more money to help with the cost of play equipment for the children and we are already planning a “Cinema Night” to take place in February, so watch out for further details of this in the school newsletter.
Thanks to all who came to the AGM in October and our meeting last week, when we finalised plans for the upcoming school disco on 9th December. We are also planning to have a “totalizer” displayed somewhere in school so that parents and children know how much money we have raised, so watch out for that.
Our next meeting is on Wednesday 11th January 2017 at 8pm in the Horse and Farrier Pub. Please come along and join us – new members are always welcome!
Academic Year 2014–15
Autumn 1 News
Thanks to all who came to the meeting on Thursday night. Please don’t worry if you couldn’t make it as the minutes will be available shortly. The next meeting will be 20th November at 7pm in the Horse & Farrier Pub; come along and join us then. New members are most welcome and don’t worry if you can-not make this meeting just give us your email address and we will endeavour to keep you up to date or come to the next meeting.
Fundraising efforts from last year will be helping to extend and improve the EYFS outdoor area. Mrs Knight and staff are going to come up with a wish list for future efforts.
Forthcoming events so far this term:
Children’s Christmas Cards - The children are designing these in class at present.
Quiz Night - Friday November 14th , this will be fun social event with chilli supper and bar. Dona-tions for raffle prizes for the quiz night would be appreciated.
Skye Cycle – week beginning November 3rd. This is an opportunity for you to have a clear out and recycle any unwanted clothing and bric-a-brac.
Christmas Fayre Café – This is the parish Christmas fayre at which the Friends of St Joseph’s run the café. Requests for home baking and help will follow nearer the time.
Thanks for all the email addresses. Please let us know your email address and we will forward minutes etc when they are available. Also if you can offer any help at any of these events (to set up or clear up, serve on bar etc) please email or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or there will be rotas placed by the office at school nearer the time, just put your name down.
Academic Year 2013–14
May 2014 Update
A big thank you to Mrs Emma Parker for organising the Mother’s Day stall, a big success as always! (Fathers Day will soon be upon us, so once again any unwanted gifts will be greatly received at the school office).
Quiz Night was another fantastic social event, thanks to everyone who provided a chili and to Mr & Mrs Smith for a wonderful quiz - we raised £302.00!
The raffle for the Easter performance paid for the licenses and we were also able to donate £70.00 to the Lenten charity.
There will be more information about upcoming events in next week’s newsletter. Thank you once again for your continued support. FoSJ.
October 2013 Update
Quiz Night:Thanks to everyone who came along to another successful quiz night. A good night was had by all and we raised £336, brilliant. Thanks also to all those who made a delicious chilli –there were lots to choose from, vegetarian too!
New members are most welcome and don't worry if you cannot make this meeting, just give us your email address and we will endeavour to keep you up to date or come to another meeting.
We have been able to purchase some bright colourful furniture for the library and new netball kit for the netball team with your help and are looking forward to being able to help Mrs Knight and her staff with the rest of their wish list for school.
Thanks for all the email addresses. Please let us know your email address and we will forward minutes etc when they are available. Also if you can offer any help at any of these events (to set up or clear up, serve on bar etc) please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or there will be rotas placed by the office at school nearer the time; just put your name down.