SADLY DUE TO COVID-19 SOME OF THE EVENTS IN THIS NEWSLETTER HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL HAVE A NEW NEWSLETTER WHEN EARLY YEARS SETTINGS OPEN FROM MONDAY JUNE 1ST. WE WILL START TUESDAY JUNE 2ND.
We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year!
After the break we were soon back in fundraising mode with our JANUARY JUMBLE on Saturday 11th January. We raised approx £650 which is a record amount!
People came from far and near - including Cromer, Lowestoft, Attleborough! The advert was advertised extensively in the press and on radio and this year on Social media - definitely helped spread awareness and boost funds!
Thanks for all the donations of clothes and jumble - there were some fabulous bargains to be had!
Thanks also to those who helped on the day including past parents and grandparents! It's always a hugely busy, popular event with queues starting at 1 p.m. for a 2 p.m. start - everybody loves a bargain!
Any good quality clothing not sold was taken to Cash for Clothes and raised another £41.50. The remainder went to the Sprowston Fire Service clothing bank.
WE WILL ADVERTISE A DATE FOR NEXT YEAR AS SOON AS WE CAN - in the meantime if you have any plastic bags you don't need then you can donate them to us for next year's sale!
Sponsored Pancake Toss - this year on Wednesday, February 26th after morning drop off. Please bring a small (named) frying pan. Sponsor forms will be in childrens' trays soon.
World Book Day - Wednesday 4th March. Children can dress up as a character from their favourite story and donate £1 which will go towards Literacy based learning. If the children could also bring in their favourite book to read and share please that would be lovely.
Mother's Day Coffee morning - Thursday 19th March after drop off. Tea, coffee, cake and chat!
Our Easter Fayre will be held again at Hemblington Primary School on Friday, March 27th, 3 p.m. Fabulous prizes for the raffle, hugely popular stalls and games include Chocolate Tombola, Teddy Tombola and Bottle Stall. Face painting, book sale and more!
Pre school Closure - Thursday 7th May. The hall is being used as a polling station to vote for a new Police Commissioner.
Forest School - sadly over the Festive break some of the pallets and mud kitchen equipment the children use got smashed up and used as ramps for a BMX track in the other half of the woods.
As you can imagine, this is is saddening, maddening and needs to stop.
We work very hard to provide and maintain this area. We shouldn't have to worry about litter being left, equipment being damaged and fences being needlessly broken.
Notices on the gate seem to be no deterrent.
Please could you spread the word that the woods and the equipment in there is for Pre-School use ONLY.
Our fundraising efforts go towards lots of lovely things for the children.
Your Help - As usual we are relying on your kind generosity to help our events be a success.
We are looking for help at all the events (please put your name on the lists put on the doors).
Looking ahead – For those of you here in September, we have been very lucky to have another supportive committee, which is essential in order for the group to continue. Being on the team can seem very daunting but we know there is a wealth of different experiences that have been brought to the roles ensuring a vibrant mix of skills on the committee.
We completely understand people have many demands on their time but having a full committee shares the workload and brings a wider skill set to the table. We feel strongly that a member should have the right information to make an informed decision so there will be lots of opportunities to discuss any questions one may have with the current committee. The more people we have then the workload can be shared – every little bit does help!
Do you may have an aptitude for gathering people together and delegating work?
Are you a star at fundraising?
Do you prefer admin and ensuring correspondence and paperwork are effective?
Being on the committee can be a great addition to your CV. Norfolk County Council provide free training to enhance your knowledge and skills and you will also be supported by the outgoing committee, current staff who have all held various committee positions previously and a detailed NCC Committee handbook.
We’re more than happy to answer any questions you have about this so ask away!
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all at these events!