I would like to thank you all for your generosity towards our Book Aid project on World Book Day. Our fantastic amount of £170 will help children and adults to read and learn, from all walks of life, in the poorer parts of the world.
The children are working hard on their Nativity plays and Christmas Performances. We look forward to seeing you at these special celebrations. All donations from these performances will go to the St. Paul’s Soup Kitchen.
We will be celebrating our Christmas dinner in school on Tuesday 19th December. To mark this event in school, this year we will be wearing our Christmas jumpers. If your child has not got one, please let them wear any jumper and just add a bit of festive bling to it. We ask children to bring in £1 on the day to raise money for Save the Children. At this time of year, it is important to remember to do something for others who are less fortunate than ourselves.
We have organised a Christmas raffle, the proceeds of which will support school funds to help improve the play area between the KS1 and KS2 yards. The tickets are selling fast and there are some amazing prizes to be won - £100 cash and a Paul Smith purse are two of the top prizes. Good luck to all who have purchased tickets. We have plenty more available at the office if you would like some more books. The draw will take place in school on Tuesday 19th December.
The Harvest Assembly on 5th October was wonderful. Thanks to our generous families we had a huge amount of produce to take to St Paul’s Soup Kitchen and to share with families in the community who are less fortunate than ourselves. The children and staff who took the produce to the Soup Kitchen were told that it would keep them going until Easter! One gentleman who uses the Soup Kitchen regularly told the children, “Tell everyone at school – bless them and bless their families.”
A fantastic sum of £207 was sent to CAFOD to help their Harvest Appeal for people in El Salvador.
The Harvest Assembly on 6th October was wonderful. On behalf of the Soup Kitchen, at St. Paul’s, I would like to thank you for your generosity. The produce will help them prepare hot meals for local homeless people and is a small expression of our attempt to bring the goodness of the harvest to everyone. Thanks to your generosity on our Brighten Up and Build a Brighter World day, the fantastic sum of £221 was sent to CAFOD to help their Hungry for Change Campaign.
You are invited to attend the Harvest Festival Assembly on Thursday 6th October at 9:15am. We would be very grateful to receive donations of tinned foods, fresh fruit and vegetables. The children can bring these into school at any time. This year, half the donations will be distributed to nominated senior citizens and the remaining goods will be given to St Paul’s Soup Kitchen in Lenton.
If you know of anyone locally who would like to receive a harvest gift, please complete the Harvest Gift form at the school office. We are also asking that you send your child to school wearing their brightest clothes and accessories that day. In order to raise money to send to CAFOD we would like children to give up one treat for the day e.g. chocolates or biscuits, and bring the money they would have spent to put in our collection.
Year 6 have organised a collection of items to be brought to school to be sent to Calais to help the Calais Action group support the refugees who are fleeing from danger in their home countries. If you have any items you would like to donate, please see the list of useful items sent home with children this week.