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We are currently looking for parent governors to join the Governing Body at TDJS. The deadline to return the nomination form is noon on December 3rd

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Forthcoming events

Friday 6 December 2019 Bring a bottle mufti day

Friday 6 December 2019 5.30-7.30pm Jingle Mingle

 

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We’re holding a Jingle Mingle on Friday 6th December 5.30-7.30pm.

 

Bring your children, socialise with friends and be merry!

 

Our Christmas social event the Jingle Mingle is fast approaching. The team have come up with some wonderful ideas to make it a fun evening for the whole family, but of course we cannot do it without your help...!

 

We need your donations

From Friday 15 - Friday 29 November we’ll be collecting donations at drop off and pick up every day. Please leave your donations in (or next to) the box at Ash Path gate or the school office. Donations may also be left at the school office throughout the parent consultations day on Tuesday 26 November. We need:

 

Unwanted items for the secret present room

This is a chance for TDJS children to shop for Christmas gifts for mums, dads, grandparents, siblings etc. Please hunt down any unwanted items in good condition that you can donate – you or members of your family may well be receiving these gifts!

 

Items might be books, toys, jewellery, accessories (e.g. scarves, gloves), stationery, mugs, ornaments, unopened toiletries or chocolates etc. – anything that might be appropriate for a child to give as a gift. We tend to get less gifts for dads and older siblings so please make an extra effort to donate these and please no alcohol or nuts.

 

Any donations of sellotape (and dispensers) or wrapping paper would also be very welcome.

 

Jingle jars

Similar to TDIS lucky jars, we would also love donations of clean jars filled with sweets and little toys to sell on the night. If you have some sweets/toys but no jar, or jars but nothing to put in them, please bring in what you have and we’ll put them together.

 

More information soon about
Bring a bottle mufti day on Friday 6 December.

Helpers on the night - we’ll need lots of help to set up and run stalls on the night. We’ll be in touch soon about that via class reps.

Christmas raffle - It is not exaggerating to say we have been donated some fantastic prizes for this year’s raffle. Thank you very much to everyone who has helped. Further information about that also coming soon…

 

Help needed with other events
We’ve begun planning events for the rest of the year and would love it if parents across the school could be involved and add some fresh energy and ideas. With this in mind, we’d like to get together teams from each year group to run an event with support from the Friends:

 

Jingle Mingle (6 December) – Year 4
Easter event (end of Spring term) – Year 3
May Fair – Year 5  
Summer Ball (June) - Year 6

 

If you or a group of friends are interested please get in touch. Working together as a team to put on an event can be great fun and really rewarding. Your commitment can be as big or small as you are able and if you’re curious, but not sure what’s involved please ask us.

 

We’ll be repeating last year’s successful comedy night in February, planning another gin tasting and some other ideas are currently being developed. We welcome anyone putting forward a fundraising idea or event, particularly if they can help set it up!

 

Contact us

TDJSfriends@gmail.com

 

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