Friends of School
Throughout the year our Friends of School team, a group of staff, parents, grandparents and members of the local community volunteer to fundraise to provide extra resources and experiences for all the children within our school. We hold a variety of events during the school year and these are posted regularly on our newsletter page. We have a list of commitments each year which we provide for the children these include a present from Father Christmas, a free pantomime as a Christmas treat for every child, as well as a donation to the Christmas cinema trip. Our biggest commitment each year is to provide each class with a donation for their Summer School trip these are a valuable learning experience for the children, but also enable them to have a fun packed day out.
Our events coming up over 2019/2020:
- York Christmas Shopping Trip- Saturday 23rd November @ 8am
- Christmas Bingo- Friday 29th November @ 6.30pm
- Christmas Fayre- Friday 6th December @ 3.15pm
- Dark Nights Discos- Friday 7th February @ 4pm
- Easter Bingo- Friday 27th March @ 6.30pm
- Friends of School AGM- Friday 24th April @ 9am
- Summer Fayre- Saturday 4th July @ 12pm
- Christ Church has Talent- Friday 10th July @6.30pm
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Bag 2 School Collection- Thursday 17th October 2019
Thank you to everyone who donated clothes, bedding etc to the Bag 2 School collection. We managed to raise a fantastic £132.80, which will go towards the Infant Playground renovation.
Friday Coffee Mornings
A big thank you to everyone who is attending our Friday Coffee Mornings in the Family Room between 9-10am.
Here are the weekly fundraising amounts
Friday 14th June- £27.80
Friday 21st June- £42.10
Friday 28th June- £19.40
Friday 5th July- £22.04
That's £110.04 raised so far, which is fantastic.
Christ Church has Talent- Friday 12th July 2019
On Friday 12th July, we held Christ Church has Talent over at church and it was a fantastic evening. The performers were absolutely amazing and each and every one of them did Christ Church School proud. We are very lucky to have so many talented children in our Christ Church family and they entertained us with singing, dancing, instrument playing and even joke telling! Thank you to Mr Saunders and the team from church for all your support and to the staff in school for helping the children to prepare for their performances. A special thank you to Mr and Mrs Gibbons (Holly's Mum and Dad from Year 1) who helped us to raise an extra £105.00 through their donation of a drinks hamper, bring the grand total made on the evening to £327.00 which is great. Adding this to our target means that since April we have raised just over £3000.00 towards the refurbishment of our Infant playground and you will see work commencing on this at the beginning of September. Im sure the children will be thrilled when they see the transformation.
Summer Fayre- Saturday 29th June 2019
We would like to say a really big thank you to everyone who came along and supported our Summer Fayre this year. The sun shone down on us and it was great to see everyone having a fabulous time. All the children commented on how much they enjoyed the outdoor games this year too. A special thank you to all our volunteers because working together we managed to raise just over £1000 on the day which was fantastic. The mini fair held in school for the children raised another £165.32 making a grand total of £1192.82, which will be used towards our pledge to raise the last £5000.00 needed to complete the refurbishment of our Infant playground. Our lucky ticket raffle winner was the Rehman family from Year 3 and we hope they enjoy their family day out at the Sea Life Centre and Legoland in Manchester.
Bag Packing at Morrisons- Sunday 9th June
It took us over an hour and a half to count all the money collected at our bag pack at Morrisons on Sunday and no wonder, as we managed to raise an amazing £970.54. What an achievement! Thank you to all the children and parents who gave up their time to help, you did an amazing job and should be very proud that you have ‘made a difference’. Thank you also to the parents that came in to do their shopping and donated as well. This will be added to the Infant Playground fund, meaning our new target is £3529.46.
This week Mrs Gornall received this lovely response from the Community Champion at Morrisons. “I always ask the staff for feedback on each group. Every member of staff commented that your children were very well behaved and extremely well mannered. This has definitely been reflected in the amount you raised, £970 is a brilliant amount. You are doing brilliantly at fundraising. I really hope you reach your target amount soon, I can’t wait to see your new playground!”
Family Games Night- Friday 7th June
Everyone young and old had a great time at our Family Games Night at Leigh East Rugby Club. There was a fantastic atmosphere with a few photo finishes in the horse races. A really big thank you to everyone who came along and supported our event. We managed to raise £500.00 which was brilliant and this will be added to the Infant Playground fund, meaning our new target is £4500.00.
Multi Skills Festival- Monday 13th May
Our Year 1 children were able to attend the Multi Skills Festival at Robin Park Arena, thanks to our Friends of School paying for the coach to take them there. The children had a wonderful time and were able to develop lots of new skills during the afternoon.
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Annual General Meeting- Tuesday 30th April
We recently held our Annual General Meeting in school, this was a great opportunity to celebrate our fundraising achievements over the past year. During the last financial year which ended in March 2019 we have pledged just short of £4000 to provide additional resources and experiences for all the children in school, such as a free children’s pantomime, a regular subscription to a children’s newspaper, as well as a donation to each class towards the cost of their school summer trip.
We always keep you updated on all our events through Seesaw, our next challenge is to raise the final £5000.00 we need to refurbish our Infant playground.
For our mission to be successful we rely very much on the support of parents and other members of the school community. If you can offer any help or have any suggestions of events we could hold, maybe you could come along to our next meeting which will be held on Friday 24th May at 9am in our family room.
Our school budget for the coming school year is very tight and we want to continue to offer our valuable support for all the children in our school.
Mother's Day Shop- Friday 29th March 2019
Our Mother's Day shop was once again very successful this year and the children really loved choosing their gifts, as they were spoilt for choice. We would like to say a big thank you for all your kind donations of lovely gifts and are also very grateful to Mrs Arkwright, Mrs Darbyshire, Mrs Leeson and Mrs Casilli who gave up their time to make this event possible. We managed to raise £188.00 which will go towards our contribution to each classes school trip for the Summer term.
Easter Bingo 2019
On Friday 22nd March we held our Easter Bunny Bingo. There was a great buzz in the room and it was nice to see everyone. We had lots of lucky winners and managed to raise just over £125, which will be used towards giving a donation of £100 to each class for their next school trip. We would like to thank all parents and staff for their kind donations, as well as a really big thank you to Morrisons Leigh and Flex Warrington for their generous donations towards this event. Your continued support is greatly appreciated, as we continue to raise money to support all the children in school.
Dark Nights Discos- Wednesday 6th February 2019
All the children had a brilliant time at our Dark Nights Discos and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. There was a great atmosphere amongst the children and they all loved spending their money at the Pocket Money Shop. A really big thank you to all our parents and volunteers for all their help with this event, we really appreciate your support. We managed to raise £406.68 and a further £155.67 was raised on the Pocket Money Shop, making a grand total of £562.35. Some of this money will be used to have a professional artist in school to work with our children, to produce some artwork for our new school vision statement. Thank you everyone for your continued support for our events.
Christmas Bingo- Friday 14th December 2018
Our Christmas Bingo Night was a great evening and everyone really enjoyed getting in the festive mood. There was a fantastic atmosphere and there were some super prizes to be won. Thank you for all your kind donations and for all your support with all our Christmas events. We managed to raise just over £140.00 which will be also be put towards new books for our school library, once it has been refurbished. A special thank you to both Mrs Gornall our resident bingo caller and to Flex Warrington for donating our star prize.
Christmas Fayre- Friday 7th December 2018
A big thank you to everyone who came along to our Christmas Fayre on Friday night. There was a lovely atmosphere and our school choir really got us in the festive mood opening the Fayre with some lovely Christmas Carols. We managed to raise just over £550.00 which is fantastic, as this will be used to buy some new books for our school library once it has been refurbished. We really appreciate all the help and support of our school staff, pupils and past pupils, parents, grandparents and volunteers to enable us to continue to provide extra resources to benefit all the children in our school family. Well done to everyone.
Christmas Panto 2018
On 7th December the children watched a brilliant performance of 'Angel's Delight' performed in school by the Rhema Theatre Company. We used £395.00 of our well earned fundraising money to pay for this event. The children had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas treat. Thank you to everyone for your continued support with our fundraising events, we really do appreciate your support.
York Christmas Shopping Trip
On Saturday 24th November we had a fantastic time on our trip to York Christmas markets and managed to raise just over £185.00. A special thank you to our trolley dollies who served refreshments during our trip- we really appreciated it.
KS2 Movie Night
Our Key Stage 2 Movie Night was a great success and the children had a brilliant time with their friends watching Incredibles 2. They really enjoyed the film and the opportunity to chill out after a busy day in school. We managed to raise just short of £175.00 and this will go towards providing a Christmas present for all the children in our school. A big thank you to all the staff, parents and volunteers who helped us on the evening, we really appreciate your support.
KS1 Louby Lou Night
On Wednesday 10th October, our Key Stage One children had a fantastic time with Louby Lou. They all really enjoyed her show and joined in with her games and dancing. A special thank you to all the parents and volunteers who helped to look after thechildren during her show. We managed to raise just over £105.00 which will be used towards buying Christmas presents for all the children in school. We hope that Louby Lou can come to visit our school again soon.
Back to School Discos
All the children had a fantastic time at our back to school discos on Wednesday 19th September and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. There was a lovely atmosphere amongst the children and we welcomed our new Reception children into our school family. The junior children really loved the opportunity to request their own songs, as well as a chance to boogie with their friends. A special thank you to all our parents and volunteers for your support with this event. Our final total was £430.00; this will be used to pay for a Christmas pantomime for all the children in school in December.
Christ Church has Talent 2018
On Friday 13th July we held our annual talent show and were blown away by the amazing talents of all our performers. They all did a brilliant job entertaining us and we are so lucky to have such talented children in our school. Well done to each and every one of you, you should all be very proud of yourselves. Thank you to Mr Saunders and the team from church for all your help and to all the staff in school for supporting our children to prepare for the show. The children certainly did us proud. We thank you for supporting our event, which managed to raise just over £210.00. This means that we have raised over £2000.00 this term, which will greatly benefit the children in school. The Friends of School team also presented Mrs Rigby with some gifts to say thank you for her continued support with our fundraising during her 13 years at Christ Church and wished her every happiness in her retirement.
Summer Fayre 2018
We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported our Summer Fayre on Saturday 30th June and for the second year running the sun shone. It was really lovely to see so many families and the children were once again very keen to sell their Dragons Den products.
We had a fantastic day and managed to raise just over £1,300 which was a brilliant amount.
A super effort by everyone including our volunteers, staff and children, we greatly appreciate your continued support. Also a special thank you also to Mrs Carney who has supported us every year over her many years at Christ Church School. We will really miss her and she was presented with a bouquet of flowers at the Fayre.
We had a fantastic night on Friday 15th June at our first ever Christ Church Race Night. There was a great atmosphere and everyone shouted very loudly for their horses. We raised just over £710.00 which was amazing. A special thank you to all our race sponsors Kathleen Atherton Academy of Dance, CMP Properties, Harmony Blinds, Sumners Butchers, Flex Warrington, Vetcare Ltd and Mr and Mrs Rigby - we really appreciate your support for this new event. A big thank you to everyone who sponsored a horse for our races and well done to all our winning owners. We are very grateful for your continued support, as it will greatly benefit the children in our school. We will definitely be holding another Race Night.... so watch this space.
Dragon's Den 2018
On Friday 15th June the children gave their class pitches to the Christ Church Dragons. They came up with some really exciting products to sell, as well as a selection of games for everyone to join in with at this years Summer Fayre. Our Christ Church Dragons Mrs Wallis, Mr Jenkins, Mrs Howarth and Mr and Mrs Cheesman were really impressed with the children's efforts and we thank them for helping the children to develop their enterprise and financial capability skills.
Annual General meeting
A really big thank you to the parents, volunteers and school staff who came along to our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 24th April. It was a great opportunity to reflect on our fundraising over the last twelve months. Working together, we have managed to raise just over £4600.00 to provide additional resources and learning experiences for all the children in our school. A selection of these included a Christmas pantomime, a Christmas gift for every child in school; a yearly subscription to First News newspapers; a magazine box each month to share between classes; and a donation of £100 per class towards a school trip. We are very lucky to have such a strong team who work hard with a variety of events throughout the year. We are however always grateful to anyone who is able to offer some help with any of our many events. If you are able to help us, please speak to Mrs Marsden in the office or send a message to Mrs Baines through Seesaw. We hope to continue our fundraising efforts through the next year and thank you again for your continued support.
Easter Bingo 2018
On Friday 16th March we held our Easter Bunny Bingo. There was a lovely atmosphere and it was nice to see so many of our families joining us. There were lots of lucky winners as always and we managed to raise just over £240, which was great. This money will be used towards giving each class a donation of £100 to their next school trip. Many thanks for all your kind donations of prizes for this event and for your continued support with our fundraising.
Mother's Day Shop 2018
Our Mother's Day Shop was very successful and the children enjoyed choosing a gift for their Mum's/Carer's. We managed to raise £250.00, which is fantastic and this will be used as a contribution towards the children's school trips in the Summer term.
New Benches in our Key Stage 1 Playground
Have you noticed the fantastic new benches in our Infant playground. These were kindly donated by us at a cost of just over £1,100. Our Year 2 were particularly impressed with having a place to sit!
Key Stage One Movie Night- Thursday 25th January 2018
Here are just a few photos of the children having fun at our Key Stage 1 Movie Night. They had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the opportunity to chill out with their friends whilst watching 'Smurfs- The Lost Village'. We will definitely be holding more of these. Thank you to everyone who stayed to help we really do appreciate your support.
Key Stage Two Movie Night- Thursday 18th January 2018
Here are just a few photos of the children having fun at our Key Stage 2 Movie Night. They had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the opportunity to chill out with their friends whilst watching 'The Emoji Movie'. We will definitely be holding more of these. Thank you to everyone who stayed to help we really do appreciate your support.
We are always keen to include all children wherever possible, so if any parents/carers are experiencing difficulties with the times of our events for dropping off or collecting children, then please call into school and we will do our best to help.