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February 2021 Newsletter
Welcome to the Breaston Pre-School February Newsletter!
We hope that you and your families are keeping well in these uncertain times. We're fast approaching the half-term holiday, with the last day being this Friday 12th February. We will be reopening on Monday 22nd February.
If you are currently keeping your child at home during the lockdown, we hope that you are enjoying the activities sent out in our home learning emails. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you need any support while your child is at home.
New Tablets
The staff would like to thank you all again for your contributions to the Christmas fundraiser. The funds raised during the Christmas Raffle, together with the wonderful donation from Chequers Inn, made it possible for us to replace all five of our staff tablets with new ones. The new tablets are much faster and have higher resolution cameras, meaning that staff will be able to make their First Steps observations for your Parent Link app much easier and with better quality photographs. Staff regularly use their tablets to enhance and aid with learning activities throughout the day, so the benefits will be felt by everyone throughout Pre-School!
 Returning Spare Clothing
Please can parents ensure that they are returning any of our spare clothing that their child is sent home in. We would ask that you wash any clothing with your normal laundry before returning if possible. Thank you.
Crisp Packet Collection
As the last week of term is upon us, we will be accepting donations of empty crisp packets this week to send to our friends at Terracycle for recycling! Please ensure that you are ONLY donating crisp packets as we are not participating in any other recycling schemes at this time. Please see the poster below or https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/brigades/crisppacket for more information.
Help us recycle the unrecyclable, and raise funds for Pre-School at the same time!

If you don't manage to donate your crisp packets this week, please hang on to them for the next collection before Easter.
 Snack Money
Thank you to those parents who are regularly making donations towards snack either in cash or by bank transfer. Unfortunately, the vast majority of parents are not contributing and as the cost of providing snack is steadily rising and the amount of support dwindling, we are left with no choice but to start invoice parents for their child's snack. From the start of Summer Term (after Easter), £1 a week will be added to your invoices to cover the cost of snack. We are sorry to do this, but we feel that we have no other choice.
We aim to provide a wide variety of healthy snacks for children, as well as giving them the opportunity to contribute and learn by helping to make soup, baking, or making pizzas for example. Your £1 a week makes this possible. 
Thank you for your understanding.
Sponsored Bunny Bounce
On the week commencing Monday 22nd of March, we will be holding a sponsored Bunny Bounce competition for the children at Pre-School. 

The children will be invited to bounce like a bunny as many times as they are able to on the small trampoline at Pre-School. The number of bounces they do will be recorded on a special certificate for them, and they will receive a small Easter Egg to take home! 

As we have decided not to hold a raffle this Easter in favour of a child-orientated fundraising event, we hope that you will help your child to fundraise vital funds for Pre-School resources and equipment. We were not able to hold a Bunny Bounce last Easter due to being closed during lockdown, so we are keen to revive it this year! 

A letter and sponsorship form will be sent home later this month, so please look out for it! We will be asking for sponsorship money to be paid via the Pre-School's GoFundMe site, the benefit of which is that you can send the link to friends and family to sponsor your child instead of having to collect money which might be difficult at the moment.

 Signed DCFC Shirt Raffle
You may recall that Derby County Football Club kindly donated one of their shirts signed by Martyn Waghorn to our Halloween Fundraiser last year. The winner of the shirt, Lyra's Gran, has kindly re-donated it back to Pre-School to be raffled again.
As this is a special interest item we know that not everyone will be interested in winning the shirt, but we ask that you share the link below with any friends or family that may be DCFC fans. It's only £1 a ticket, with 100% of profits going to Pre-School.

The URL to enter is http://bit.ly/DCFCBPS (Draw is currently being reviewed but should be live within 12-48 hours. Once the raffle is live, we will publish posts on Facebook and Twitter for you to share with friends and family).


Thank you as ever for following the procedures and protocols we have put in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 at Pre-School. Please continue to take care and stay safe.
We thank you for your continued support,
Breaston Pre-School
 
 
Dates for your diary

Friday 12th February - Last day before Half Term holiday
Monday 22nd February - First day back after Half Term holiday
Monday 22nd March - DCFC Shirt Raffle Ends
Monday 22nd March - Friday 26th March - Sponsored Bunny Bounce
Wednesday 31st March - Last day before Easter holidays
Thursday 1st April - INSET day
Monday 19th April - First day back after Easter
Thursday 22nd July - INSET day

 
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