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The Robin - 3 November 2019

Dear All,

Welcome back to school - we hope you've had a restful and enjoyable half term break. As ever there's lots to tell you about!

Burhill Fireworks - Less than a week to go until the Burhill Fireworks extravaganza! We have loads on offer, including Laser Tag, a live band, glitter face painting, a Hog Roast, pizza van, two bars, mulled cider and much much more!! All celebrating 50 years since man first walked on the moon! Don't delay, get your advance discount tickets today at

We will also be selling fireworks tickets at drop-off and pick-up this week from Tuesday 5 - Friday 8 November at both the flagpole and New Berry Lane entrances. Don't forget to secure your tickets so you don't miss out on this fantastic event. Also don't forget to bring change with you on the night - the event is cash only. See you there!

Fireworks Cake Stall - Help! We are holding a cake sale at the fireworks event and are asking everyone to help with the (nut-free) baking please! Trolleys will be out on the morning of the event (Friday 8 November) - make sure you label your containers with your child's name and class and they will be returned to you asap.

Christmas Cards - If your child didn't come home with their Christmas card artwork last week, don't despair - we know some classes didn't manage to send theirs home, but you can still order without having to wait until Tuesday afternoon! Just reply to this email with your child's name and class and we will send you your unique code. Once you have it, visit and follow the simple instructions, and you'll be able to see your child's design and place an order then and there. If you'd rather wait until you get your artwork back, no problem - but remember the deadline for orders is midnight on 11 November 2019. Any orders placed after this time will be subject to a postage and handling fee and, more importantly, won't raise any funds for the school. The cards are so pretty and you can order gift tags and wrapping paper too. Completed orders should be with us by the end of the month so you'll have plenty of time to write your cards before the Christmas rush really starts!

Christmas Fair Treasure Jars - At our upcoming Christmas Fair (7 December) we will be running our ever-popular Treasure Jars stall - but we need your help. We are asking everyone to collect up some empty jars (jam, marmalade, coffee, whatever - as long as they're clean!). Next you fill up your jars with goodies - we suggest sweets, stickers, little toys, anything that a primary-aged child would enjoy. Then you can decorate your jars with whatever you like to make them look really festive! Hold onto your completed jars and we'll let you know very soon when and where to bring them into school. Treasure jars have become a true Burhill tradition and the children really enjoy filling and decorating them - it's a great craft activity for a rainy afternoon now the nights are drawing in!

Dates for your Diary

8 November 5pm onwards - Burhill Fireworks

15 November 2pm in the Children's Centre - FoBS Meeting (please come if you can! We'd love to see you!)

29 November after school - Year 4 Cake Sale

29 November 3:30pm onwards - decorating the school for Christmas (more info to follow next week!)

7 December 11am - 2pm - Christmas Fair

FoBS Volunteers WhatsApp Group - If you think you might be able to spare a bit of time occasionally, even if it's only half an hour, why not join our Volunteers WhatsApp Group? Whenever we need people to lend a hand, be it helping to supply refreshments at a meeting or delivering leaflets to advertise our events, we post to the group and if you're available, you just let us know. No pressure! To join the group, simply reply to this email and include your name, child's name and class and your phone number.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely week!


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