Preparation for Winter Candyland is now in full swing. Your £1 entrance fee includes a welcome drink, a visit to Santa’s grotto (and a present) and entrance to the games room and the legendary snow pit and disco. Timings to see Santa are at the end of this post.
In the meantime we need:
- help setting up. If you are able to help please put your name on the sign up sheet in the lobby. We need people to help set up from 2.30pm on Friday, help on stalls and help clear up afterwards
- cakes and biscuits (ideally star shaped!) on the day
- to borrow fairy lights (preferably battery operated) and extension leads. Please email us on email@example.com if you can help
- your raffle stubs or unused tickets. Please give these back to Andrea. The raffle will be called the following week in assembly
- donations of jolly jars for our jolly jar tombola. Please give them to Andrea in the lobby. You should have received a letter about this already. There’s also a poster and example in the lobby (along with some spare empty jars) and to inspire you further here is a picture of some gorgeous jolly jars already made by a Cygnus parent
Timetable to see Santa
If you would like to get in the festive spirit and can help with this year’s Christmas party, Winter Candyland, please come to the meeting about it on Monday 28 November at 8pm in the Tufnell Park Tavern.
What a wonderful evening it was with delicious food, fabulous performances and inspirational poetry (of course it was National Poetry Day as well). The event raised around £500, which will be donated to the Syrian refugee cause. A big thank you to everyone who helped make it such a success. Here are some reminders:
First the food
Then the performances
A helping hand
American blueberry muffins
A reminder that Tufnell Park Primary School’s renowned International Evening is this Thursday 6 October at 5pm until 7pm. Come and enjoy a feast of culinary delights from around the globe and please bring a dish of food to share if you can.
As well as delicious food from around the world there will be fabulous performances of international entertainment from each class. Make a note of the following performance times for each class so that your child arrives in good time and you don’t miss the show:
Do you think salad’s on the menu?
Family Feast on Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day in just about every way. Abundant crops, glorious sunshine – perfect for washing muddy spuds in tubs of cold water – and many hands available to share the work: all great ingredients for camaraderie.
Thank you, everyone who came along. And thank you, particularly, to the parents and staff who first designed a four-country menu around the veggies that the children had grown, and then set us all to work on the day. (Of course, they themselves worked hardest of all.) It was so much fun, and the meal was absolutely delicious.
Perhaps best of all, this cross-cultural gardening and cooking project – an HSA Learning Treat, made possible by grants from Thames Water Community Fund and Santander Community Fund – has helped inspire ongoing gardening and cooking at the school as part of the curriculum next year.
In advance of the full gallery – these things take time! – here are a few images that capture the times we had. Thank you, Fiona Cushley, for the pictures.
Told you there’d be salad.
Sixty eggs to peel – and many willing hands to peel them.
Those eggs are now inside hot potato croquettes. Delicious!
One of our four featured nationalities from the school community. They all worked SO hard.
Further news from this blog is that the author has officially changed: we’re incredibly grateful to Rachel, mother of Francesca, for stepping up as blog-master so that Leonie can retire after three years at the keyboard. In fact, Rachel’s been writing the HSA posts since Easter as part of a seamless handover, and will take sole charge from now on. Please help her out by sending in your photos… we always, ALWAYS need them.
This Sunday 17 July, come to school and help the children pick and eat the vegetables that they have been growing all term. Family and friends are welcome. Wear clothes suitable for gardening that you don’t mind getting wet and dirty.
In the school hall we’ll use the vegetables to prepare food from Turkey, Somalia, Bangladesh and the UK. Snacks, drinks and extra ingredients are all provided.
The plan is as follows:
10am ish: kids harvest vegetables
by 11am: cooking will have started
12:30ish: we hope to begin eating
13:30ish: clearing up
Here are some photos of the vegetables being planted, where it all began:
Beautiful crops to come
2 fast approaching deadlines:
First, the summer fair is on Saturday 9 July. We need lots and lots of bottles for the bottle tombola – anything in a bottle, from nail varnish to champagne to bubble bath to ketchup. Anything in a bottle will be gratefully received. Please leave them with Andrea on reception in the school lobby.
Remember also to bring in your raffle ticket stubs and cash this week so that you don’t miss out. We can also sell any unused tickets so please return any you may have. Again please leave them with reception in the school lobby.
We also need more gazebos and people to help set them up, as well as the rest of the stalls, so do come along from 8.30am on Saturday 9 July, the morning of the fair itself, if you are able to lend a hand (for as long or as little as you want, you don’t have to stay all morning).
Secondly, there is just less than a week left to pay fun run sponsorship money online. Sunday 10 July is the last day for sponsorship donations so remember to make them here before it’s too late: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/funrun2016
Off they go
Saddle up to prepare for the summer fair. The sign up sheet is now in the lobby/reception – if you are able to help please put your name down for the slot that suits you either helping to set up the stalls, or running the stalls for an hour or more during the fair itself or clearing up afterwards.
Never too young to lend a hand
The next (and final) meeting about organising the summer fair will be on Friday 1 July right after morning drop off. Please meet in the school lobby/reception if you want to help.
And last but not least please remember to bring in your raffle ticket money and raffle ticket stubs so that you don’t miss out on the day…