St Nicholas and St Faith
Pre-school Newsletter (October 18)
AUTUMN TERM 2018
4th September – 20th December
(Half term 22-26th October)
SPRING TERM 2018
7th January – 5th April
(Half term 18-22th February)
SUMMER TERM 2019
23th April – 25th July
(Half term 27-31st May)
Tuesday 4TH September (Induction day for new starters 11am-12pm)
Monday 7th January
Monday 25th February
Tuesday 23rd April
Thursday 25th July
Shoe Box Appeal: Friday 2nd November
Tamar Toddle: Monday 5th November 9am
Coffee Morning: Tuesday/Friday 6th/9th November 12-12.45
School Individual Photos: Wednesday 7th November 9am.
Bag 2 School: Wednesday 7th November 9am
We would like to invite you to our coffee morning to discuss the latest assessment/next steps we have completed on your
child over the holidays. This will also give you a chance to discuss any issues or concerns you may have.
We have arranged 2 dates to try and make sure we see all parents, although if neither of these are convenient for you
then please speak to your key person. Could you please let us know which date you will be attending?
Shoe Box Appeal
Every year we support Operation Christmas Child which provides children in need with shoe boxes filled with
Christmas gifts. If you would like to take part in this year’s collection, then there will be a leaflet with
instructions in your child’s book bag. Boxes will need to be returned to pre-school by Friday 2nd November.
Please, please could you name your children’s clothing, in particular their coats, jumpers and wellington boots.
Healthy Early Years (HEY)
For new parents that are unaware St Nicholas and St Faith Pre-school are part of the Hey (Healthy Early Years) programme. The aim of the HEY programme is to work together to promote children’s and their family’s health and wellbeing.
Claire Chapman is our new HEY lead so if you have any ideas or suggestions for us please make an appointment to speak to her. We will therefore be sending home different activities, links and attachments to support this.
Bag 2 School
We are holding another Bag 2 School collection on 7.11.18. This will give everyone an opportunity to have a good clear out in the half term and help raise funds for the pre-school. Bags can be brought in w/c 29.10.18. We will let you know when bags are available, these come with a list of items that can be put inside.
The school photographer will be coming to pre-school on Wednesday 7th November at 9am to take individual photos of your child and siblings if you wish. All children are welcome even if it is not their normal session. These will make ideal Christmas presents.
Fancy Dress Toddle
We will be taking part in a fancy-dress toddle on Monday 5th November, leaving the pre-school at 9.15 returning at approximately 10.15am. We will make our way across the Tamar Bridge and stop on the other side for photographs before returning to receive our medals for completing the walk. Parents or carers are required to attend although if you are finding this tricky please speak to a member of staff. Sponsorship forms will be given out to help raise funds for the pre-school.
Could we please ask parents/carers that they do not park on the double yellow lines outside of the pre-school on drop off or pick up times. This makes it dangerous for our children and families to see oncoming traffic whilst crossing the road. We do offer parking permits for the cark park opposite the pre-school for these times.