Newsletter December 2020

Bishop Sutton Pre-School & Forest Club Newsletter

December 2020

What a term this has been full of excitement in the build up to Christmas. The children have now settled in well and are really getting to know each other and explore all of what Pre-School offers. 

Some highlights this term have been……..the children learning the words and actions to the fabulously festive ‘The Rockin’ Robin’s Christmas Party’ story written by Lin and Julie, our old manager. Hopefully you’ve had lots of opportunity to join in with this story. The children have also been singing many festive songs including, Jingle Bells, When Santa got stuck up the chimney, Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, We wish you a merry Christmas, and I’m a little snowman. 

All of the children produced green handprints which were all combined into a Christmas Tree design for our super Christmas Card. At Forest Club on Thursdays, the children have continued to have lots of fun getting muddy in all weathers this season brings. 

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for getting involved with our fundraising activities. We are absolutely thrilled to report that almost £2000 has been raised for Pre-School this term. Our Christmas raffle was a huge success and we are extremely grateful to all the local businesses for donating incredible prizes (especially during these difficult times) and to everyone for buying so many tickets. We hope you all liked the Pre-School Christmas cards as much as we did. They were generously produced free of charge by a family member of a Pre-School parent, with all sale proceeds going straight to Pre-School. 

The committee are already busy plotting fundraising activities for next term. There are plans in the pipeline for a sponsored toddle, an auction and events to mark World Book Day and Easter. 

Please do let Lin, Kate or someone on the committee know if you’re still interested in getting involved with the committee or helping out with any fundraising as we’d love to hear from you.

We’d also like to remind you all of two other easy ways of raising essential funds for the Pre-School when doing any online shopping: 

  1. Easy Fundraising: Visit and click ‘Create an Account’, then ‘Find a cause to support’ and search ‘Bishop Sutton Pre-School and Forest Club’. Hit ‘Support this cause’, register your details and remember to turn on Donation Reminders. Every time you shop online at collaborating retailers, a notification will appear, and all you need to do is select ‘Collect Donation’. You can also download the Easy Fundraising app and shop directly through that. 
  2. Amazon Smile – visit, click ‘Get Started’, sign in to your account and then choose ‘Bishop Sutton Pre-School and Forest Club’ as your favourite charity. Every time you shop, 0.5% of your spend will be donated to the Pre-school. Just remember to always go through the Amazon Smile page before you start shopping.

Thank you so much to all of you who have been using these already, it really does all does add up! 

As 2020 draws to a close, we are able to reflect on what an extraordinary year this has been. It has undoubtedly been a challenging time, and our thoughts are with all of you and your loved ones who have been affected by COVID. We hope you have been able to enjoy to some extent the additional family time the restrictions of this year have enforced. With vaccines on the horizon, we hope 2021 will be plainer sailing. 

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

With warmest wishes,

Bishop Sutton Pre-School and Forest Club Committee 

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