Christmas Fair – come along and join the fun!

St Joseph’s Parent Council

13th November 2017

Dear Parents,

I would like to officially extend a warm invitation to all of you for the St Joseph’s RC Primary School Christmas Fair on Saturday, 2nd December 2017 from 12 until 2pm.

Once again there will be a great range of Christmas themed games and crafts for the children and an opportunity to meet Santa! The fair will include,

  • A fantastic Raffle
  • Christmas themed games
  • Christmas Photo booth
  • Card and Crafts Stalls
  • Christmas Wreaths
  • Face Painting
  • Christmas jumper recycle
  • Glitter and Christmas Tattoos
  • Festive Nails
  • Delicious Hot Food Stalls
  • Home Bakes
  • Christmas Crafts
  • Santa
  • .…and much more!

Please save the date and join in the fun!

Over the years, the Christmas Fair has proven to be a huge hit with the school children and their families, as well as a major fundraiser for the school. We hope to repeat the track record this year and continue to raise funds that benefit all our children and allow us to provide things which the city council budget does not cover. This year the funds raised have provided science week workshops (£2k), Scottish music experiences, google chrome books (£4k), sporting equipment and a library subscription (£1k) amongst other things. With your help we can continue to provide the extras that our children enjoy and deserve.

However, behind all the ‘Fun of the Fair’, we need donations for the stalls and a team of volunteers and hopefully that includes you. Please consider helping, on the run up to the day or on the fair day itself. We have a fantastic school community please come and enjoy it in every way.

Please help with


Donations to the chocolate and bottle/gift tombola, one luxury raffle prize hamper and the lucky dips are needed now. These stalls have always been the big crowd pleasers in the previous years!

Suggested Class donations

Nursery, P1, & P2- Items for the chocolate tombola (boxes of chocolates, chocolate bars, selection boxes, chocolate coins, you choose! Large/small anything goes as long as its chocolate!)

P3 & P4 – Items for the lucky dip (small gifts/items wrapped but labelled for a boy or girl- stocking fillers etc) or for one Luxury raffle prize hamper. (please ask if you need ideas)

P5, P6 & P7 – Items for the bottle and gift tombola (Drinks, wine etc, candles, toiletries, new toys, unwanted gifts etc)

Please bring in donations to your class asap. The above list is purely a guide and you are most welcome to bring in any categories of donation to any class.

Thank you in advance for every contribution you can make.

Volunteers: To help with the co-ordination and preparations before the fair, all aspects on the day of the fair (setting up and serving the stalls), in addition to after the fair (tidying up).  If you have any ideas, or could create a new game or a craft please get in touch.

Cooks and Bakers: The international hot food each year has been wonderful, and we would love to offer this again. We are still looking for more people to volunteer and add to the menu. If there is anything simple and delicious that you can whip up/donate or if you would simply like to assist in the food preparation for the day at the school kitchen, please get in touch with the co-ordinators:

Please note that we can reimburse the money you spend for the hot food ingredients, upon request.

Do remember to bring in the hot food and bakes (no nuts) on Friday, 02 December before 3:15 p.m. or on the day of the fair, to the kitchen and stalls located in the dining hall in the basement.

Christmas Jumper Recycle- new this year

Please donate old clean Christmas tops/jumpers for recycling via the classes before the fair. Hopefully you can choose a replacement ready for this year’s Christmas jumper day and all the festivities that follow. All tops will be sold for £1-£2

Also, as with previous years, there are opportunities for stalls rental. Miss Pirie in the nursery is coordinating the tables. Please advise her if you or anybody you know may be interested in renting a stall to promote their own business and sell products. Stall fee £10 plus a raffle prize.

Please find attached the volunteers’ forms for more details. The form will be distributed on blue paper. If you are happy to help, please send them back either through the main office or in your child’s folders or email a response to

Alternatively, please hand them to Karon (nursery playground), Caroline/ Agnieszka (junior playground) or to Aurelie (in the senior school playground).

Please remember, we need every little bit of help that YOU can offer and we need it NOW! Let’s all work together and make this event a huge success!

Kind regards,

Karon McEwing         

PC Chair 2017/18

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