Friday 09-11-2018

Shoe Box Appeal

 

As many of you will know, we have an annual appeal where we try to pack and send Christmas shoe box gifts via Operation Christmas Child to children in other countries who would otherwise not have anything for Christmas. We ask for donations of items to be put in the boxes and then have an afternoon in school where every child works with a partner to select items from the donations and pack a box. This is such a special moment in our school year, as it gives children the opportunity to learn about children in other countries and to show our Christian value of compassion in action.

We will be packing the boxes next Friday afternoon -16th November (which is also Children in Need day).

Therefore– next Friday children are invited to come to school wearing their pyjamas for Children in Need. Can they please bring a money donation of £1 to be able to wear their PJ’s on that day but can we also ask for an item for packing into the boxes as well.

Useful items are:

Bars of soap, face clothes, toothbrush and toothpaste, a small soft toy, small colouring book, coloured pencils, gloves, hat, scarf.

Thank you for your support with this.

 

Remembrance Sunday

This Sunday will be 11th November-Remembrance Sunday. Our completed Art installation will be taken to the Edenthorpe War Memorial for display on this date and we have some children from school doing readings and prayers that they have written as part of the service. This year, our school will also be laying a wreath. Everyone from the community is welcome to attend the service. If you are interested in attending you should be at the war memorial at 10:45 for the service to begin shortly after this.

It is expected that the service will last no more than 30 minutes.