Newsletter - Spring Term 2012
The Starlings Children's Centre
Please note sessions start at 12.30 p.m. so we are unable to let parents into the family room until set up is
complete. Collection is 3.00 p.m. and not 3.15 p.m., so if you are late collecting your child they will be taken
back to the pre-school.
We now have only one session at The Starlings Children’s Centre available on a Thursday afternoon in the
centre starting in April.
We will soon be asking parents their session requirements for September 2012, before new children are
offered spaces. If you already know what you would like, please advise Rachel.
Tuesday, 31 January at 10.30 a.m. and Thursday, 2 February at 1.30 p.m. - road safety talks.
Thursday, 9 February at 11.45 a.m. and 3.15 p.m. - cake sale. We are looking for cake bakers and sellers
to help and would be very grateful for your support.
Wednesday, 22 February from 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and Friday, 24 February from 1.30 p.m. to 2.30
p.m. - ZooLab (imaginative animal handling workshops). This will be paid for as part of the continuing
Thursday, 22 March from 8.00 p.m. onwards - cake evening at the pre-school. Learn how to bake over a glass of
wine! There will be a charge of £5.00 per person. Ingredients will be supplied and a free glass of wine.
Saturday, 12 May from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. - Mayfair. If you have any toys (party bag size) you would like to
donate, these will be gratefully received. Please bring into the pre-school.
Wednesday, 30 May at 11.45 a.m. and 3.15 p.m. - Jubilee cake sale. We are looking for cake bakers and
sellers to help and would be very grateful for your support.
Week commencing Monday, 25 June - sponsored bounce. Do as many bounces as you can in one minute
on a small trampoline and have lots of fun!
Cake sales - if anyone would be willing to help, please sign up on the board.
Little Acorns is a registered charity and our Committee is run by parent volunteers. The Committee meets
once every half term and although an important business, committee meetings are friendly and informal.
Many children will be leaving the pre-school this July ready to start in their reception class this September.
We will have a couple of vacant positions and are looking to fill these places in due course allowing enough
time for a smooth handover. Specifically we are looking for a fundraiser and someone to manage the fees.
If you are interested in one of these positions, please liaise with either Rachel or Abby Baugh (Chair).
Contact details can be found at the bottom of the newsletter.
We highly recommend making the Dad’s Challenge an annual event as it is enjoyable, it provides an
opportunity to meet some people that you would not otherwise meet, and it brings in a lot of money. We are
looking for any volunteers to organise the next event in July - date to be confirmed. Please liaise with either
Rachel or Shirley (fundraising).
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Haven Holidays' Fun and Fitness Giveaway to support under 5s
We'd really like children here to benefit from the Haven Holidays' Fun & Fitness Giveaway and we need your
help! We are aiming for the 100% Fit Kids bonus item as well so need everyone to take part to make sure
we get the most from the scheme.
Support so far 22%. This really will make a big difference to your child's sessions with us so please sign up
at www.havenfunfitness.com and pledge your support. Thank you.
Is there anyone out there who’s taking part in a run or thinking about taking part in one and would like to
raise money for the pre-school? If yes, please liaise with Rachel.
Sebastian’s Cafe - Boxed Lunches
Thank you for all your replies, but due to lack of interest in pre-ordering boxed lunches from Sebastian’s
Cafe we have decided not to pursue this opportunity further.
Buy-at is now spendandraise
You can help us to raise valuable funds today by shopping online and you won’t spend any more than going
to the retailer’s website directly. In fact, if you visit the ‘Today’s offers’ tab, chances are you’ll even save
Reminder of our Term Dates Academic Year 2012
Half Term 13th – 17th February 2012
End of term Friday 30th March at 12.15pm
Summer term 2012
Monday 16th April
May Day 7th May (Pre-School closed)
Closed 1st June Inset day Queens Jubilee
Half term 4th June – 8th June 2012
End of term 20th July at 12.15p.m
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