Dec 2019 Newsletter Pt213th December 2019
“It’s Christmas!” sang Noddy (Holder, that is) & so, over the last week or so, the children have made some wonderful table decorations, shopped for presents for loved ones, breakfasted with Santa & given a 5 star performance in the Christmas play. Today they partied, laughed & some performed some magic. And always, like a rainbow they never cease to amaze – “I’m reachin’ for the stars/ In the sky above/ Oh, I will bring their beauty home/ The colors of my love/ And I will be a rainbow …” Robert Plant, ‘Rainbow’
Thank you all so much for the gifts & best wishes & for all your efforts (Heather & her helpers for opening the Christmas shop, setting up the grotto) & all your contributions (making cakes, buying raffle tickets …) which go to enriching the children’s time at pre-school.
Wishing you all a very happy Christmas break & look forward to seeing you 2020.
Wendy Perkins (Manager)
Dates for your diary
Mon 6th Jan 2020– Spring term begins – pm children only
Tues 7th Jan – am children return.
Starting Primary School in Sept 2020?
If your child is born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, they are due to start school in Year R (Reception) in September 2020.
School admission applications opened 9am, Mon 9th Sept.
School applications close 5pm, Wed 15th Jan 2020.
School offer day Thurs 16th Apr 2020
Children’s belongings – Please ensure children do not wear their best clothing to pre-school: painting overalls are provided but accidents can still happen. The pre-school has its own design of sweatshirts and t-shirts for sale. Children should not bring sweets or wear jewellery to pre-school. Please label all of your child’s belongings, including their bags, lunch boxes and any toys etc that the children bring into the pre-school, especially on Fridays for ‘show-and-tell.’
Bad Weather – Policy on Pre-School opening
In the event of adverse weather, the pre-school will endeavour to remain open during normal pre-school hours.
However, it will be left to the discretion of parents to decide if it is safe for them to make the journey into pre-school or not.
If it is necessary to close the pre-school, for health and safety reasons, a message will be posted on www.kentschoolclosures.co.uk from approximately 7am letting you know if the pre-school is closed. Additionally you can: check on our website www.stlukespre-school.co.uk check www.bbc.co.uk/radiokent (listen on 96.7 & 104.2FM) or www.heart.co.uk/kent (listen on 103.1 & 104.2FM); telephone the pre-school on 01634 819809 (Mrs Perkins will try to update the pre-school’s telephone message if she can safely make it to pre-school); check on Facebook. If the weather becomes adverse during the pre-school day, parents may contact the pre-school for further information or may decide to pick up their children early for safety reasons. If the pre-school has to close early, you will be telephoned.
As part of our Healthy Eating ethos we sell water bottles for the children printed with the St. Luke’s teddy logo. These cost just £1.50 each. All bottles are marked with the child’s name & children are encouraged to take a drink at any time. Bottles are refilled when running low. The bottles need to be collected at the end of each session, washed at home & returned to pre-school at the beginning of the next session. Lastly, a reminder that the bottles should be filled with water only please (no squash).
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Keep in touch
tel: 01634 819809
Website www.stlukespre-school.co.uk – The ‘Calendar’ feature is now activated; it has the ‘Dates for your diary’ & if you click on the event date, all the details (when, where & what) about the event