Spring Term Newsletter from the Committee

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to the new Spring Term! The Jack and Jill Committee are busy planning lots of fun events for the children (and the grown-ups!) this term. As you know, we are a charity and as such the events we hold hope to raise funds for the pre-school. All money raised goes towards adding to the range of activities and supplies for the children, for example money from the Christmas Fayre will help towards the cost of our Forest Schools programme for the children.

 If you can help at any of our fundraisers, please do let us know – even just attending and spreading the word through the village is a brilliant way to help. These newsletters keep you up to date with all of the upcoming events we have planned and so please do take a look and put the dates in your diary!

  •  Charity General Knowledge Quiz – Wednesday 21st February

A charity general knowledge quiz is held monthly at Bransgore Village Hall and for February Jack and Jill are the chosen charity and all proceeds from the evening will go to the pre-school! Organised by a friend of Jack and Jill, it would be fantastic if lots of you could come and support this evening on Wednesday 21stFebruary. Please arrive at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Cost of entry is £3 per person (everyone will then be in teams of 4). Bring your own drinks and nibbles, lots of your friends and join us for an enjoyable evening testing out your general knowledge skills!

  • Parents / Carers Night Out! – Thursday 1st March

We are arranging to meet at The Crown Inn in the village on Thursday 1st March from 8pm, for a drink or two and the chance to get together with other parents/carers who have children of similar ages at Jack and Jill. Please put it in your diaries; it should be a fun evening!

  • Mother’s Day – Sunday 11th March

We will be carrying on our tradition of producing our ‘My Mummy’ books, a collection of drawings and thoughts from the children about their Mummies. These will be ready to purchase in time for Mother’s Day and so please look out for further details nearer the time.

  • BINGO! – Friday 23rd March

Held at Bransgore Village Hall, this is always a really great and fun evening to make new friends, meet up with old ones and hopefully win a prize or two! Please arrive at 7.30pm for eyes down at 8pm. £7 for 10 games. There will be cash and chocolate prizes plus a raffle. You can bring your own drinks and nibbles and we will also have tea & coffee available to purchase. Look out for posters with more details!

  • Chocoholics

The very popular Chocoholics will be available for Easter, so please do keep this in mind when shopping for Easter gifts. Karen will be supplying catalogues to you all in the near future and we would love it if you could pass these around your family, friends and neighbours too. We make commission from the sales and so the more orders, the more it benefits the children.

  • Raffle/Auction Prizes

If you have any unwanted Christmas gifts or if you know a local business you think would be willing to donate us a prize, then please let us know. We have several events coming up where we hope to do a raffle, plus another, sure to be very exciting Online Auction and we want to be able to offer some really fab prizes! There will be a blue box in the entrance to Jack and Jill shortly, where you can pop donations in. Please note we cannot include alcohol in our prizes.

  • Facebook Page

Hopefully most of you are aware of the Facebook group which has been set up for parents/carers. It is used often to update everyone on what is going on at pre-school and all the fantastic events which we have coming up. It also helps with getting to know each other too! If you are not already in this group and would like to join, please look for Jack and Jill Pre-School 2017-18 on Facebook and we will make sure you are added as soon as possible.

We look forward to the year ahead and as always, thank you so much for your continued support.

Kind regards

Stacey Harriss

Committee Secretary