When Reverend Dave was in school on Wednesday to lead school worship, he mentioned to the office staff that Christmas was just over a month away. It is now exactly a month today, and I am not sure where the time has gone to this half-term. There is so much going and so much to do before Christmas! I have been planning our Advent Service with the Year 2 Worship Leaders, and we talked about how Advent is a busy time and sometimes people forget the real reason why we have Christmas. They will be sharing this in the service through a little role play to music. Do come along to the service if you can - it is a lovely way to start the Christmas season.
In the Newsletter last week, you may have seen that we are having a special One Can Trust collection to support those in need at Christmas. We would love to be able to make a difference and hope that we can have bags full of donations to take down to One Can Trust. They have made a call for specific Christmas donations as per the list on their website. We will also need some help with transporting the donations next Friday 2nd, so if anyone is able to help with this, please contact the school office.
To continue with the Christmas theme, we are all excited about the school Christmas Fayre which is taking place tomorrow. The staff are manning a stall and looking forward to seeing everyone. The children are also singing some of their Christmas songs for all the visitors to the Fayre and I can't wait to see and hear the Carols in the barn!
Ant - Eira for being a great line leader in our physical development activities and following instructions well.
Bee - Ada for always sitting correctly on the carpet and demonstrating excellent listening skills.
Butterfly - Beth for putting so much effort into writing her story in English.
Ladybird - Mila for writing a brilliant story.
Dragonfly - Emily for writing the story of Snow White with great spelling and creativity.
Grasshopper - Seraphina for volunteering to sing and speak in all her lessons and activities at school.
Value Award - Respect
Ant - Leo for respectfully following adult instructions and sharing resources in play learning.
Bee - Zakariya for always saying thank you to an adult and looking them in the eye when talking with them.
Butterfly - Frankie for always using his manners in school.
Ladybird - Henry for always being polite and respectful to adults in school.
Dragonfly - Jennifer for being polite and kind to adults at Wycombe Museum.
Grasshopper - Theo K. for paying attention and listening well to instructions.
As per the email sent earlier this week, we will be celebrating the beginning of this important religious season with an Advent Service at All Saints Church on the 1st December at 2pm. We would like to thank the parents who have already registered and indicated that they can help walk down with us. We need a few more parents to help please (Dragonfly, Ladybird, Grasshopper) so if you are able to come with us and join us for the service we would be grateful. Click here to sign up.
Christmas Jumper Day 2022
On Thursday 8th of December, we will be taking part in Christmas Jumper Day to get into the Christmas Spirits, and help raise money for Save The Children. So get your festive jumper ready, and don't forget to make your donation to Save The Children via ParentPay. Thank you!
Christmas Nativity 2022
Our preparations for the Nativity Plays are well underway, and you should have all received a slip this week with details of your child's role and the items of clothing that they will need for their costume. Can you please bring those into school in a labelled bag by Friday 2nd Dec as we start dress rehearsal the following week!
And if you haven't done so, don't forget to book your tickets via eventbrite.
General News and Reminders
We are looking for parents with artistic skills to help create a new Nativity backdrop. We would like to design a beautiful backdrop and would love to hear from anyone willing to come and paint a large piece of fabric. Please contact Mrs Gastineau at the school office if you can help. Thank you!
BUCKS Helping Hand - support with food, bills and finances
We would like to remind you all that Buckinghamshire Council’s Helping Hand support is available for families or individuals who are on a low income or experiencing a financial crisis.
We have had a couple of cases of nits in school this week. Please can we ask parents to take the opportunity at the weekend to check your child's hair and treat accordingly. Thank you.
We please need small cardboard items brought into school this time, such as egg boxes and toilet rolls. Thanks!
Christmas Fayre - THIS Saturday 26th November
**2-4.30pm and Carols by torchlight 4.30-5pm**
WOW! Our Christmas Fayre is tomorrow and we are so excited. We can't wait to see you all there and see the joy and excitement on all the children's faces so please come down and support us! Please note that most of the event will be CASH only, so please bring cash with you!
Between 2-4.30pm we have the classic Christmas Fayre with Father Christmas, mulled wine, hot dogs and mince pies, Christmas crafts, face painting and hair spray, lots of fun games, tombola (kids and adults), lucky stocking, second hand toys and several great external stallholders.
Not only that, you get the chance to see your children sing :
- Keystage 1 (Years 1&2) 3pm
- Reception 3.45pm
Then at 4.30pm we will all move out to the barn for carols by torchlight with a festive brass band. (Please feel free to bring torches, or they will be available to buy).
Prices for things will vary. Games will cost between 20p-£1. Tombola £1 for 3 tickets. Crafts £2. Lucky stocking £2. Face painting £2. Santa £3. Hot dog £4. Mulled wine £3.
Silent Auction (Bids close 9pm THIS Saturday 26th November **DON'T MISS OUT**)
Our Christmas silent auction is up and running! It closes at 9pm this Saturday 26th November (after the Christmas Fayre). We have some INCREDIBLE things for you to bid on, so log into jumblebee to register and start bidding! Good luck!
Christmas Wreath Making - Wednesday 7th December **BOOK NOW**
There are just a few tickets left for our Wreath making event on Wednesday 7th December 7.30-9.30pm so don't miss out and book your ticket on ParentPay (£30pp). This is a lovely, relaxed and Christmassy event and a good way to meet new people.
Late Night Christmas Shopping 1st December
Sandygate and Holy Trinity have joined forces again with a stall at the Late Night Shopping event on Thursday 1st December. We will be selling mulled wine, luxury hot chocolate and decorated cookies with some of the teachers kindly helping to serve. Come and visit us (outside Accessorize towards the top of the high street) to say Hi and support this event.