Welcome back everyone.
Notes from the Raindrops
Individual Parents Meetings 1st – 29th February 2012
Please come to discuss your child’s progress
Sign up sheets on the Raindrop’s door
The topic we are looking at this plan is based around the Rainbow Fish. As investigative explorers we are learning about under the sea, Scotland, celebrating the Year of the Dragon and Robert Burns. There is a picnic invitation on the door for your attention.
Notes from the Rainbows
We congratulate Jenny and Scott on the arrival of their daughter Emila weighing 6lb 11oz on the 5th January.
We welcome Lisa McNab to cover Jenny’s Maternity leave. Lisa is a primary school teacher who has returned home from teaching in Italy. She is experienced and has a great interest in the Montessori Philosophy.
We continue to recycle so please plastic and paper are always welcome. Please ensure that milk cartons are rinsed.
Many of you are registering for relevant primary schools. Let us know your school of choice and we will continue with our transition work.
We are continuing our investigation around Scotland. We as a group have really noticed the concentration levels of the group, their interests in the topics and how quickly we have settled back into a routine of busy work.
ECO-School Committee - Meeting Wednesday 25th January 2012 9.00 am.
We ask all Committee members to attend as we need your support for another successful year.
Agenda: Fund raising
We have successfully raised £376.36p for the Marie Curie Mini Pots of Care and when we receive the pay in slip we shall take the children to lodge our money. An amazing thank you to all of us!
A Book Swap
We need some new stock – do continue to bring in your oldies. Keep swapping, the children are really enjoying this!
As we continue to go green you will find our Newsletters on the web and via Email. Please make sure we have your correct email address. The web page will be changing over the coming days and hopefully you will be pleased with the lay out.
Fund Raising Day – Saturday 17th March
We have been asked to support one of our parents who is running the London Marathon in aid of Cystic Fibrosis charity. This is very close to the family’s heart and we know that together we can support something local and very important to us as a school. We are going to ask each of you for your enthusiastic assistance. For the adults there will be a boot camp on Saturday 17th of March at 1.00pm to 1.45pm. Beforehand we would ask you to get involved with a bring and buy cake sale, a raffle, face painting and book stall here at the school. The children will have the chance to partake in their own sports camp from 2.00pm to 2.30pm at the football pitch in the park.
We will let you have more specific details when we have you all signed up.
But if you could set aside 12pm to 3pm on that day and contribute in some way please.
Open Day – School Enrolment for ourselves – Saturday 21st April.
Our Open Day will welcome New Families that are on our waiting list. Please tell any of your friends that maybe interested in enrolling their child with us.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank West End Montessori Pre-School for choosing the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as the charity to benefit from the Sports/fund raising day on March 17th.
For those of you unfamiliar with Cystic Fibrosis,
· Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of the UK’s most common life-threatening inherited diseases.
· Cystic Fibrosis affects over 9,000 people in the UK.
· Over two million people in the UK carry the faulty gene that causes Cystic Fibrosis – around 1 in 25 of the population.
· If two carriers have a child, the baby has a 1 in 4 chance of having Cystic Fibrosis.
· Cystic Fibrosis affects the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, by clogging them with thick sticky mucus. This makes it hard to breathe and digest food.
· Each week, five babies are born with Cystic Fibrosis.
· Each week, two young lives are lost to Cystic Fibrosis.
· Only half of those living with Cystic Fibrosis are likely to live past their late 30s.
Any funds which we raise will go towards funding ground-breaking research to replace the faulty CF gene with a healthy copy. A multi-dose clinical trial is planned to start in spring, involving 100 adults with CF over at least a 12-month period, administering a product developed by scientists funded by the CF Trust. This has the potential to prevent a massive 90% of deaths presently caused by Cystic Fibrosis.
If anyone has any ideas for fund raising on the day please share them with Elizabeth or Debbie to help make it as successful and memorable a day as possible, and we look forward to seeing you all on March 17th.
The MacNicol Family.
Ben’s dad is also running the London Marathon for the CF Trust and anyone who would like to show him some support can visit –
Thank you so much for all the fun and
Love all of us xxxx