23rd October 2015 newsletter

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Amaze – the Brighton Based charity – will be launching their Compass Card West Sussex in the spring, following on from their Brighton and Hove card that has been running for a while now. The card is aimed at making fun and socialising more affordable for 0-25 yr olds. In advance of the launch they would like parents and children to take part in a survey, or take part in a focus group, so that the card really reflects what you and your young people need. We have questionnaires in the office if you would like a copy. Otherwise you can contact amaze by phone – 0300 123 9186 or e-mail Contact Amaze Brighton.

There will be holiday activity sessions for children with special educational needs at the Ifield West Community centre on Tuesday 27th October. The morning session 10am—1pm is for ages 5-10, then the afternoon 1.30pm—4.30pm is for 11 years upwards. There will be arts and crafts, cookery, sports, dance, treasure hunts and many more activities. Please call 01527 573745 to book a place.

Next week is half term. When we return to school we will only have a few weeks before the Christmas Fair on Saturday 21st Nov. We need your help to make it a success!! We will be having 3 non uniform Fridays in exchange for items we can sell or use at the fair.

  • Friday 6th November – Toiletries, Bottles (anything from sauce to spirits) and Unwanted Gifts
  • Friday 13th November – Toys, Games and DVD’s
  • Friday 20th November – Cakes

Also if you, or maybe your employer, could donate a raffle prize that would be wonderful. In the past we have kindly been donated vouchers, TV’s, Hampers, just to give you an idea.

Scott Cinema in East Grinstead will be showing an Autism Friendly screening of “Pan” on Sunday 8th November at 10.30am.

You are invited to a coffee morning for parents/carers of children with Social Communication needs or ASC at Southgate Primary School on Tuesday 24th November, 9.30am until 11.30am. All parents/Carers welcome to attend. To come along, please contact the office at Southgate Primary School on 01293 525966

Dates for your diary

  • Half term holidays—Monday 26th Oct-Friday 30th Oct
  • School Photographer—Wednesday 18th Nov
  • School Christmas Fair—Saturday 21st November
  • End of term—Friday 18th December
  • Inset days.—Monday 4th Jan and Tues 5th January
  • Children return to school.—Wednesday 6th January

Thank you all for your very generous donations for our harvest festival collection. We have a wonderful mountain of food to pass on to the Easter Group.

Happy Birthday to you

Alfie in Magnolia Class
Abdul in Lilac Class
Jodie in Mulberry Class
Junior in Maple Class

All have had birthdays this week, or during half term. We hope you all have a wonderful day.

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