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Bishop Sutton Pre-School & Forest Club Newsletter Feb 2019

It’s hard to believe it’s the middle of February already. Christmas seems like a long time ago, even if freezing temperatures and beautiful snow days remind us it’s still winter. Here on the committee we’re looking forward to an exciting and eventful year ahead, a significant one for the Pre-School and Forest Club who will be celebrating their 50th and 10th birthdays, respectively. Watch this space for some very special events to mark these anniversaries. We hope you will be able to join the party(-ies)! And support us in our fundraising fun.

On that note we’d like to thank everyone who strengthened our efforts in 2018. We raised a fantastic amount for the Pre-School last year, the star on top being our incredibly successful Christmas Fayre. Believe it or not we’re already thinking about this year’s… Remember that we are always keen for your time and help, however much or little of those you can give, so if you are interested in volunteering or joining our happy committee then please let us know. Be assured that wine and chocolate are pre-requisites for our gatherings.

Looking to the year ahead, the Pre-School will be welcoming prospective families on our Open Day on Saturday 16th March between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. If you know parents who might be keen, this is a great opportunity to get a feel for what Lin, Julie and the staff do and to see first-hand the thriving environment in the School Room. (Also keep a lookout for our brand new tinkering trolley, due to land soon!) On Sunday 9th June we’ll be supporting the Chew Valley 10K with cakes and refreshments, then on Saturday 6th July Chew Moo’s ice cream parlour are planning a fundraising day and night at their gorgeous farm at East Dundry. Evening entertainments include a bar, band and hog roast. What more could you want?

Fifty years is a huge milestone for the Pre-School and it’s amazing to think of the many thousands of children who have passed through those doors, many of whom will now be parents, or even grandparents, themselves. The Forest Club enriches little ones’ lives in myriad ways, getting their hands dirty, feeling the sting of the rain on their cheeks, coming home with leaves in their hair and hot chocolate round their mouths, and we hope this first decade is the foundation of many. We wish to celebrate these twin landmarks in style over the summer, so expect a heads-up soon. Plans are afoot!

In the meantime, keep those long hot days in mind. The daffodils are nearly here…

With best wishes,
Bishop Sutton Pre-School and Forest Club Committee