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Hello from Cedar

I hope that you are well and managing to keep warm in this colder spell of weather.  It really seems like Winter began this week with flurries of snow falling yesterday.  

As I have written before, it is unbelievable how quickly the time is passing.  It is December today and, in two weeks' time, we will break up for the Christmas Holiday!  We have lots going on before that though!

Tomorrow, at 10.30am, the 'Cedar Bikers' invite children, parents/carers, friends and families to meet them in the school car park.  For those of you who are new to the school the 'Cedar Bikers' are a group of bikers who ride their impressive moritobikes to a number of events and venues across the year.  They visit Cedar in December and in June at our Summer Fair.  They very generously raise money for school and will be presenting a cheque for £350 tomorrow.  They will also kindly be bringing festive sweets and chocolates.  We call them 'The Cedar Bikers' because they are such great supporters of the school!  Karen Booth, Sue Carter and Nicholas Ward will be at school tomorrow on behalf of the staff team and the fundraising committee will serve hot drinks and mince pies.  Please, though, be aware that the school building will not be accessible as it is not an 'official school-run event'.

Then, on Tuesday from 10.00am,  we look forward to welcoming families and carers to our Christmas Extravaganza.  Please join us from 10am until 12pm. Those of you who have been before know what a lovely, casual and friendly event it is. Highlights are:
·         Miller’s Ark live mini farm
·         Brass band
·         Free grotto and Santa
·         Snow machine
·         Festive crafts and games
·         Café
·         Christmas market
·         Grand draw raffle

If you cannot attend on Tuesday but would like your child to visit the Christmas market, they may bring a small amount of money to spend. This is entirely optional. If you would like to help with anything from setting up a stall to making tea and coffee please contact karencollins@cedarschool.co.uk .  Karen will put you in touch with someone from the fundraising committee.

Then, on Friday next week, as part of our RE curriculum, the team from St. John’s Church in Rownhams will be visiting us in school. Children will have a story, meet the church staff and be entertained by puppets and music. If your child has religious reasons not to take part in the church-based activities, alternative activities will be available in school.  Please email your child’s teacher to let them know if this is the case for your child.  Thank you.

As you can see, the seasonal festivities will get well underway at school next week!  We have our Christmas Trees up in school and it is all beginning to look a lot like Christmas  !

Thank you for your support, as always, for everything that happens in school!  We could not even begin to achieve all that we do without our wonderful Cedar families.

I hope that you have a lovely weekend; keep warm!
Neil, Cesia and the whole Cedar Team

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