Friday’s fantastic lolly sale

Roll up to buy your homemade ice lollies after school on Friday (ours come without the bear).

Roll up to buy your homemade ice lollies after school on Friday (the bear comes as extra).

Aquila, Draco and Columba classes have come up with a fruity twist on the Fundraising Friday this week.  They’re attempting a giant pure-fruit-juice ice lolly sale on 20th May after school – so fingers crossed for some scorching weather on the day to increase their sales.

The classes have requested fruit juice donations by Thursday 19th May, to give them time to make and freeze their lollies.  Donations of other fruit treats (such as kebabs) and healthy snacks – no cakes or biscuits – will be welcome on the day.

Reminder: there’s also a Summer Fair planning meeting this Wednesday at the Tufnell Park Tavern, 8:15pm. Please come along.

Cakes to cash: today’s result

Aquila and Heracles produced an impressive display of posters round the school in preparation for today’s cake sale, which really brought the punters in. The result? The two classes made tidy £128.48 between them, which means… £64.25 for each class (you’d already done that sum in your head, hadn’t you?).

Not a bad showing at all for a frosty January day. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the fine pile of baked goods on sale, and to the cake angels to hopped in to help the vastly outnumbered volunteers at the start (come back next time, please!). But someone will have to do even better to outstrip the mighty Draco & Andromeda sale of 28 November 2014. Cake sale volunteers still speak in awed tones of that day…

Worth their weight in cake

Spare a thought this week for the participants in this year’s Weight Loss Club, who will not be indulging at the Aquila and Heracles cake sale this Friday, 23rd January.  In fact, spare more than a thought: give them some encouragement with a donation at The money received will go towards this year’s Give & Gain project, which involves the whole school in the re-design and re-decoration of the school lobby and main corridor.

We didn't last long... the first cake sale of 2015 is next Friday.

We didn’t last long… the first cake sale of 2015 is next Friday.

There’s some good news for the Weight Loss Club already. For the third year, the Cecil Rosen Foundation has offered to sponsor the group £5.00 for every kilo lost.  If you missed the first session but you’re still prepared to squeeze your belt to raise funds for our kids, we need your lost kilosCome along this Tuesday (20th Jan) at 8:00pm and join us.  After that, we’ll have to close the club to new participants.

We’re also able to confirm two more Weight Loss Club speakers for our great line-up this year:

Tuesday 3 February, ex-Tufnell Park parent and current girls’ football coach, Naomi Clarke, is coming along to advise on incorporating more movement into your life.  Personal trainer Naomi will talk about how to keep moving even when you’re not in peak physical shape, and demonstrate a 7-minute workout that everyone can do at home daily, no excuses.

Tuesday 10 February, therapist Heidi Cohen will discuss the psychological and emotional factors that can lie behind overeating and make sustained weight loss so hard.

Everyone else, feel free to smother those winter blues in a pile of baked goods at the cake sale on Friday. Cake and biscuit donations are, as always, welcome – indeed, essential.

When the funds come rolling in…

Nothing screams, "Easter!" like a chocolate krispie nest.

Nothing screams, “Easter!” like a chocolate krispie nest.

Great result for the Nursery and Aquila class at Friday’s cake sale. Shrugging off any possibility of end-of-term fatigue, they brought in some fantastic cakes and raised £137.60 to share between them.

We’ve also got the final figure banked for Sports Relief from the whole school’s efforts the previous Friday. The total raised was £290.52 – well done, everyone!

And now, to Thursday’s Hat Parade, Tufnell Park’s legendary annual explosion of creative madness. Fire up the glue-gun and let’s give Mr Baldwin an epoch-making send off.

Do it for your classmates (and yourself, of course).

Do it for your classmates (and yourself, of course).

And we're ever-grateful for staff support, too! (It's tough but... it's for the kids.)

And we’re ever-grateful for staff support, too. (It’s tough but… it’s for the kids.)

Bake up, cupcake! The holidays are coming…

Aquila class and the Nursery get their chance to shine – and earn! – with the last cake sale of term this Friday, 28th March. Please donate baked goods and other tasty treats: savoury bakes and fruit snacks are also popular, as last Friday’s Sports Snack stall made very clear.

Let’s see if this Friday we can outsell Andromeda and Draco, still in the lead from January with a massive take of £176.92 (=£5.89 per minute! All in 10p pieces!)*

I've eaten all my healthy snacks...

I’ve eaten all my healthy snacks…

*Calculations courtesy of the Office of Made-up Statistics… can I have my pudding, please?

…now can I have my pudding, please?