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March 2017

 

        We would also like to welcome our new Pre-School starters:

                Isla Scrivener, Ellie-Mai Daines and Edward Antrobus

 

PRE-SCHOOL COMMITTEE

Our committee members are Joanna King (Chairperson), Keely Pestell (Secretary), Caroline Smith (Treasurer), Nicola Sime, Gemma Wilkins, Laura Seymour and Vicki Taylor.

 

The Pre-School requires additional funding of over £12,000 per year to run. This money is solely raised by the committee, who organise fundraising events in their spare time. Without this money our Pre-School would not be able to function. If you would be interested in getting involved and becoming a committee member or helping hands member, please speak to one of our current committee members at morning drop off or at the end of session, or any other member of Pre-School staff. We appreciate and need as much help as possible.

 

FUNDRAISING UPDATE

Please keep registering on the Easy Fundraising website (www.easyfundraising.org.uk) when you internet shop and we can continue to raise valuable funds for the Pre-School.

 

Get your thinking caps on! We will be hosting a quiz night as our spring term fundraiser and would love for you to make up a team and join us. Full details and ticket sales will follow shortly!

 

Sunday 18th June 2017 Steeple Bumpstead 10k race and 3k Fun Run: We are signing people up for our 3k and 10k runs so ditch the Christmas leftovers and put those running shoes on and start training.

Family Ticket for 3k is £17 (or £20 on the day) – 2 adults and up to 3 children

Entry to the 10k race is via the Entrycentral website – www.entrycentral.com

Entry to the 3k race is via the attached word document, see here for printable download

Please speak to Jenna or Carol for more information or visit our web site:

http://www.steeplebumpsteadpreschool.co.uk

 

 

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

 

We’d like to bring your attention to a few upcoming important notices

 

The Book Club have once again published a colourful array of books on special offer. For every £1 you spend on books, the Pre School earns 20p of Scholastic Rewards. Please visit  http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/steeple-bumpstead-parent to browse the collection and place an order online.

You will shortly be receiving a note listing 50 things to do before you’re 5, devised by Talk, Listen, Cuddle (TLC). A great way to brighten up these cold, dreary winter days – remember to take photo’s to show us!

You will also be receiving a letter regarding an increase in grant funding. This is a government agreed scheme which states that all local authorities must have a single base rate for all providers.

 

 

PARENT HELPERS

 

We continue to ask for assistance from parents during our busiest times; predominately during library bus visits and primary school settling sessions when we struggle to accompany some of the children, whilst monitoring those remaining in the setting.

It is a great opportunity for you to also see how we operate and an insight into the fun your child has, enjoying their mornings of learning through play, whilst forming friendships with their peers.

 

OLD WELLIES

In our last newletter, I mentioned that we are collecting old children’s welly boots for our outside display, please donate any old, unwanted wellies to us.

 

TERM SESSION TIMES & LUNCH CLUB

This term’s sessions will operate, Monday to Friday, from 9am until 12 noon.  Lunch club will also be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12 noon until 1pm at a cost of £3.82 per session.  If you haven’t already included lunch club in your funding (or if your child is too young for funding) you can book these extra sessions on the day and you will be billed at the end of the month.

 

WINTER CLOTHING

Although  the weather seems to slowly be warming, coats; scarves; gloves; hats and wellies are still recommended – please ensure they are each named.  Our outdoor play area is available to the children throughout the Pre-School sessions, weather permitting, and we want them to have fun but stay warm and safe!

 

 

PARENT & TODDLER GROUP

I just wanted to give another small reminder that Parent and Toddler Group runs in the main hall every Tuesday during term time, from 10am-12 noon.  The health visitor comes to the group on the 2nd Tuesday of every month and the cost is £3 per session.

Please contact Jenna on 07805 061169 for more information or pop along for a visit.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Easter Assembly – We are planning to have this on Friday 31st March 2017 at 11.00am, more information to follow closer to the time.

(This does coincide with being on the same morning as the schools Easter Celebration held at the congregational   church, but our assembly will happen afterwards).

 

Please can we remind you to regularly check the following:-

  • Your child’s folder (on the parent’s table).
  • The Pre-School notice board (located in the Hallway).
  • The white board- this is updated on a daily basis.
  • Keyperson details- this can be found on the balloon notice board in the Hall.

 

TERM DATES

Spring Term 2017 (11 Week Term)

 

Begins:                        Monday 9th January 2017

Half Term:                    Monday 13th – Friday 17th February 2017

Ends:                           Friday 31st March 2017

 

Summer Term 2017 (13 Week Term)

 

Begins:                        Tuesday 18th April 2017

Half Term:                    Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June 2017

Ends:                           Friday 21st July  2017

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