POSTED > 18.06.2013

Welcome back to the start of a busy 7 week term, during which we will be focusing on transitions to school, road and sea safety, rehearsing our end of term show, watching our plants grow and visiting the Fire Station.

Sainsbury’s Vouchers:

Please send in your vouchers asap to enable us to total them up and advise you of the purchases we are making. Check your purses, wallets, sofas, handbags, pockets etc.

Summer Raffle:

We are holding a Summer Raffle again this year. Each child will be sent home with raffle books for you to purchase or sell. Please return any unsold books. Additional books will be available. Some of the prizes so far are a nights camping at Fairthorne Manor, trip around Wickham Vineyard, meal vouchers, family days out, Marwell Zoo. A poster with the full list of prizes will be up in playschool shortly. The raffle will be drawn during the Summer Fete on Saturday 29 June.

Fire Station Visit:

We are visiting the fire station on Wednesday 12 June. If you have mislaid the letter with all the details, see me for a copy.

Junk Modelling:

Our junk modelling pile is getting quite low, so we would be grateful for any suitable boxes etc., especially small clear plastic bottles. Please ensure that all bottles are pre-washed.

Summer Fete:

As mentioned in a previous newsletter, we are holding our Summer Fete on Saturday 29 June from 1200 midday. The theme is PIRATES AND PRINCESSES. If your child wishes to dress up accordingly, there will be a prize for the best pirate and best princess. All playschool children are invited to come along and bring their families, friends, grandparents. There will be something for everyone – bouncy castle, emergency service vehicles, arts and crafts, BBQ and Pimms tent, selection of stalls.

If anyone is able to help manage a stall (even if it is just for an hour), please see Julie or a member of the Committee.

We are also running a cake stall. If you would like to donate cakes/buns/biscuits to our stall please bring to playschool on Friday 28 June or bring it with you on the day.

Last Day of Term and Leaver’s Party:

The last day of term will be Thursday 18 July, however, for all the children who are going to school we will be holding a Leaver’s Party on the morning of Friday 19 July. Children should be dropped off at playschool at the usual time of 0930. We shall be staging a “short” performance by the children in the main hall to which the parents/carer of those children leaving will be invited. The performance will begin at approx 1145 and last about 15 minutes. After which the children will need to be collected from the rear hall to say goodbye. There will be no afternoon session on Friday 19 July.

We will provide the children with party food and drinks during the morning. Please advise Deb or myself if your child has any allergies that we have not previously been informed about.

If anybody is available to help put out/put away the chairs, please arrive at the main hall for 1115. There is a reply slip at the end of this newsletter.

Learning Journals / Special Files:

If your child is moving on to Hamble Primary School your child’s ‘special file’ will be given direct to the Reception Teachers who will use the file as a ‘settling-in’ tool, before returning it to yourselves. Should your child be going to a different school then we will give the file to you on their last day.

Sessions for September 2013:

A separate letter will be sent out shortly asking you to note your preferred sessions for September 2013.

Diary Dates:

Fire Station Trip Wed 12 June, (leave playschool 10.00am)
Summer Fete Saturday 29 June, 1200 midday
End of Term (Non Leavers): Thursday 18 July, 3.00pm
Leavers Party: Friday 19 July, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Start of Autumn Term: Monday 9 September 2013, 9.30am

Playschool Contact Numbers:
If you need to contact playschool please telephone on:
07708 426134 During sessions
07903 388568 Out of sessions

Kind Regards
Julie Ash