ONE TABLE LEFT for the Centenary Ball!!

Dear Parents,

A HUGE thank you for all your support for our upcoming Centenary Ball on 9th March, 2019.  Can you believe we have only a little over 7 weeks before the event!!

We currently have only ONE TABLE LEFT to go, so please do let us know if you wish to attend.  Even if you were thinking you’d like to attend, but not quite sure you can muster up a whole table, do get in touch to discuss your options.

A reminder on ticketing details:

  • Saturday 9th March 2019, Friends of Squirrels will be hosting our Centenary Ball at the Bank of England Sports Centre, Roehampton.
  • Timings: 1830 – 0100
  • Tickets are £110 each
  • If you are able to pull together a table of 10 guests, please nominate a table host, who will be required to provide a list of all the names on his / her table, along with a cheque for £1100, made payable to ‘Friends of Squirrels’

Please get in touch with Yuzi Chen (koyumora@hotmail.com), for any ticket enquiries.

We will aim to distribute tickets after the half-term, along with further information about our Auction Prizes.

We do hope that we can count on your support for what promises to be a truly wonderful evening and a great fundraising opportunity both for the school and for our nominated charity, the cardiac wing of Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Auction Prizes

We currently have some amazing auction prizes we can’t wait to share with everyone!  In the meantime, as with previously successful Balls, we look for kind and generous parents and local businesses who can support our fundraising event, by offering any ‘big-ticket’ items.  If you or anyone you know can kindly donate towards our auction to help raise money to our great cause, please do get in touch with us!  For some ideas of what we are looking for:

Can you or your business donate items or an experience?

  • Do you have access to a holiday home, either abroad or in the UK?
  • Do you have sporting tickets or access to a box (or via your company?)
  • Dinner for 2, 4, 6 or more?
  • Sought after theatre-tickets?
  • Do you have a famous family member or friend that you could ask?
  • Are they in the entertainment industry? A backstage tour, TV/film/music studio tour or ticket to a live event would be an amazing prize.
  • Are they a writer, poet or artist? Perhaps they could offer a one-to-one experience?
  • Are they a sports personality? Could they offer a game of tennis, a round of golf or hospitality tickets?

Please do get in touch if you think you can help?  Any questions in the meantime, do feel free to ask us!

Yuzana Chen,

Chair, Friends of Squirrels Ball Committee

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Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair

On Saturday 24th November, we enjoyed FoS’s second big event this term, the Christmas Fair.  It raised more than £4,000 which will be put to good use enhancing the boys’ education.  We will be sharing 10% of profits with our charity of the year, Place2BE, a children’s mental health charity working within schools. A huge thank you to all those parents, grandparents and friends behind it all; without your generous donations of gifts, cakes, bottles and most of all time and energy this fun event could never happen – you are wonderful!

Christmas Fair 2018

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Winning Entry by Adithyan

Come along and get into the festive spirit… at this year’s Squirrels Christmas Fair with a fun-filled start to your celebrations.  Our seasonal fundraiser promises all the fair favourites: Beat the Goalie; Laser Quest; balloon-modelling with our roaming elf; a Nerf Gun Alley, Crazy Christmas Olympics and – new for this year – Children’s Treasure Hunt. Plus: festive face-painting in Santa’s spa; a sweet tombola and traditional games.

There’s your chance to win a £100 Fox & Grapes voucher (with babysitting), a LEGO® City set, family tickets to the Polka Theatre, a Kindle, luxury hampers and many other top prizes in the raffle.  And don’t miss Santa, flying in especially to greet children in his gorgeous grotto.

There’s plenty of food and drink to keep you going all the way to the Singalong: mulled wine at the Dad’s Bauble Bar, hot food, tasty empanadas, kids’ lunchboxes and homemade cakes & mince pies.

Come along and get into the festive spirit… at this year’s Squirrels Christmas Fair with a fun-filled start to your celebrations.  Our seasonal fundraiser promises all the fair favourites: Beat the Goalie; Laser Quest; balloon-modelling with our roaming elf; a Nerf Gun Alley, Crazy Christmas Olympics and – new for this year – Children’s Treasure Hunt. Plus: festive face-painting in Santa’s spa; a sweet tombola and traditional games.

There’s your chance to win a £100 Fox & Grapes voucher (with babysitting), a LEGO® City set, family tickets to the Polka Theatre, a Kindle, luxury hampers and many other top prizes in the raffle.  And don’t miss Santa, flying in especially to greet children in his gorgeous grotto.

There’s plenty of food and drink to keep you going all the way to the Singalong: mulled wine at the Dad’s Bauble Bar, hot food, tasty empanadas, kids’ lunchboxes and homemade cakes & mince pies.

Centenary Ball

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On Saturday 9th March 2019, Friends of Squirrels will be hosting our Centenary Ball at the Bank of England Sports Centre, Roehampton.  We are excited to announce that the tickets for the Ball will go on sale on Monday 10th December at 10am for £110 per person.

Ticket applications

  • Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis.  There are a limited amount of tables available, so please ensure you email as close to 10am onwards as possible, to not miss out!  (At the previous Ball, tickets sold out within hours!)
  • Ticket applications will be accepted for complete tables of 10 only.  Please nominate a table host to submit the application, providing a list of all the guests’ names in order to avoid duplicate applications.  Only one table per host, so no block booking please.
  • Please email koyumora@hotmail.com (not before 10am, as these applications will be discounted), with the reference: CENTENARY SPRING BALL 2019 TICKETS.  No applications accepted before the sale date and time.
  • Successful applicants will be contacted directly, and will then be required to submit one cheque per table, made payable to “Friends of Squirrels”, for the total amount of £1100 (10 tickets at £110 each), via the school office, by Thursday 13th December 2018.  Payments not received by this date will result in your table being released.

As FOS only organise a ball once every three years, and the fact that this particular Ball is a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to celebrate our school’s 100th Birthday, be sure not to miss out on what is sure to be another unforgettable evening!

Should you need any help with table planning, or have numbers slightly over or under, please contact Yuzana (Yuzi) Chen on the email above.

We do hope that we can count on your support for what promises to be a truly wonderful evening and a great fundraising opportunity both for the school and for our nominated charity, the cardiac wing of Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Auction Prizes

We currently have some amazing auction prizes we can’t wait to share with everyone!  In the meantime, as with previously successful Balls, we look for kind and generous parents and local businesses who can support our fundraising event, by offering any ‘big-ticket’ items.  If you or anyone you know can kindly donate towards our auction to help raise money to our great cause, please do get in touch with any of the Ball Committee members / FOS (who can direct you to one of us)!  For some ideas of what we are looking for:

Can you or your business donate items or an experience?

– Do you have access to a holiday home, either abroad or in the UK?

– Do you have sporting tickets or access to a box (or via your company?)

– Dinner for 2, 4, 6 or more?

– Sought after theatre-tickets?

Do you have a famous family member or friend that you could ask?

– Are they in the entertainment industry? A backstage tour, TV/film/music studio tour or ticket to a live event would be an amazing prize.

– Are they a writer, poet or artist? Perhaps they could offer a one-to-one experience?

– Are they a sports personality? Could they offer a game of tennis, a round of golf or hospitality tickets?

Please do get in touch if you think you can help?  Any questions in the meantime, do feel free to ask us!

With kind regards,

Yuzana Chen,

Chair, Friends of Squirrels Ball Committee

Christmas Fair Donations

Donations Needed!

The success of the Christmas Fair depends very much on your generosity. Many of the stalls such as the Games, Toy Tombola, Bottle Tombola, Cakes and Second-hand Uniform rely on donations for their stock or prizes.

All donations will be greatly appreciated – please deliver to the school office from today onwards.

Thank you, Friends of Squirrels

Bottles Anything from bubble bath to beer, wine to wild berry preserves, toffees to teas – you get the idea, it’s all the alliteration we can come up with for now, but please use your imaginations.
Toys New or good condition used toys, games, books for the toy tombola
Prizes Party bag goodies, small stationery items, and pocket money toys for prizes.
Cakes Large cakes, cupcakes, loaf cakes, brownies, flapjacks etc – bought or homemade.  No nuts please!

Please deliver to Orchard Hall on Friday 23rd Nov or the morning of the fair.

Second-hand uniform All donations gratefully received! The perfect time for an end-of-term clear out….shirts, blazers, trousers, shorts, socks, ties, scarves, caps and sportswear. Also, good condition coats, book bags and backpacks.

 

Next FOS Meeting

 

Our next FOS meeting will be held on Monday 5th November from 7.30 in Orchard Hall.  Everyone is welcome (you’re all members of Friends of Squirrels you know!). As it’s Bonfire Night we’ll be providing marshmallows (untoasted).

This month’s agenda is:

  • Attendees
  • Last meeting’s minutes
  • Treasurer’s overview
  • Wish list
  • Feedback from Quiz Night
  • Fundraising: Vallebona & Fat Chilli Cards update. Northbrook
  • Christmas Fair
  • Centenary plans
  • FOS Website
  • Next meeting dates
  • AOB

LET’S CELEBRATE!


100 YEARS of SQUIRRELS

WCPS celebrates its centenary in 2019, and we want you to
join us to celebrate this landmark.

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We’re planning a series of events for WCPS boys, alumni,
parents and friends and we’d love you to be involved.

Please join Friends of Squirrels for a drink and a chance to
find out more:

Monday 17 September
NOTE LATER TIME OF 8pm
The Swan in Wimbledon
89 Ridgway, SW19 4S

Vallebona Panettone Fundraiser

Attention All WCPS parents!

Vallebona are teaming up with WCPS to give you a chance to purchase their delicious Panettone (Italian sweet bread loaf).  They make a perfect Christmas gift for family, friends and work colleagues – and each sale generates a contribution to Friends of Squirrels (FOS).

Please find an order form attached – the deadline is Friday 12th OCTOBER and orders will be distributed via the school in December (details will be confirmed nearer the time).

Thank you for your support!

FOS Team