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Friends of Bishopthorpe Junior School (FBJS)


FBJS raises funds to enhance the children’s school experience, in ways that the school budget could not stretch to.  This has included funding activities such as the Riding Lights theatre production, playground equipment, books, class resources, and Mental Maths books.   


But FBJS is not just about fundraising, it’s also a great way to get to know other parents and have a bit of fun along the way!  Our meetings are usually held at the school or in the Marcia pub once a month.  



Thank you to everyone who supported all of our recent events, including Movie Nights, Games Night and the Discos. We raised a fantastic amount from these events: nearly £400 from Movie Nights, £800 from Games Night and £266 from the Discos.  When added to the funds raised at other events this term, that takes the grand total raised since September 2017 to over £4,500!


We are delighted that Cath Pryce has taken over the role of Chair from Sarah Sharp.  A massive thank you to Sarah for all she has done, to Cath for all she is going to do!  Welcome also to Becki Stiles, who has joined the committee as Vice Chair.


In 2016-17 we raised almost £7,000 for school, which was an amazing achievement! This included a £1,500 grant from the Ward Council for fencing in the Reflection Area. Lots of activities contributed to this total, with some of the highlights being the Christmas raffle (£2,000 - including match funding), Family games night (£700) and St Crux  (£930).  The funds raised purchased a wide variety of items to benefit the children, including history timelines for the classrooms and playground equipment such as new netball posts.


Upcoming events:

Sat 17th Nov 2018 - Refreshments at Chess event

Sat 24th Nov 2018 - Christmas raffle at the Christmas Fayre -  watch out for your raffle tickets after half term!

Tues 27th Nov 2018 - St Crux

Fri 7th Dec 2018 - Christmas 80s Disco

Wed 9th, Tues 15th & Mon 21st Jan 2019 - Movie nights

Sat 9th Feb 2019 - Games night

Thurs 21st Feb 2019 - Disco 


Next Meeting:

Thurs 11th Oct 2018, 7.30pm, AYJS - AGM, all welcome!


If you would like to get involved, get in touch via the school office, or contact one of the committee members:


FBJS Committee 2018-19

Chair: Cath Pryce

Vice Chair: Trudy Hilary

Treasurer: Karen Muir

Secretary: Carrie Drewer

School link: Jo Block

Governor representative: Simon Sykes


Thank you to all parents and carers for your continued support!

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