Pre-School News 2002

Sessions are held from 9.00am 11.30am, with afternoon sessions commencing 12.45pm 3.00pm. Further details from Kim Owen at Pre-School on 239209. Parent and Toddler sessions are held in the Chapel Room on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 1.30-3.00pm. So, any parents new to the village who would like to come along for coffee and entertain your children, please contact Helen Hunt on 813584.


Winter 2002 News

Our A.G.M. was held on the 7th October 2002, where we welcomed parents and new committee members.

Since the previous issue of 'Rollestonian' we have successfully applied to run a playgroup at the Chapel to accommodate the growing numbers of children registered with us. We were inspected by Ofsted on 2nd September and are now running for two mornings each week, rising to three mornings after Christmas. We are eligible to take children at the beginning of the term in which they reach three years of age. If you require any information on Playgroup or Pre-school please contact our registration manager Kim Owen on (01283) 239209.

We now have a brand new purpose-built storage building to store all of our equipment at pre-school, which was purchased following a number of fund-raising events over a long period of time. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to these events.

We recently held our annual Chocolate Bingo, which was very well supported in both attendance and donations. We managed to raise a record amount of 192! Thanks to everyone.

On 24th October Tempest Photographers visited the Chapel schoolroom. A large number of people took the opportunity of having their children photographed, whilst at the same time supporting Pre-school.

They will be visiting again on Thursday 3rd April 2003.

At the time of writing we are preparing for our Nearly New Toy Sale on the 22nd and 23rd of November. We usually raise a substantial amount for Pre-school, whilst providing an opportunity to sell all of your unwanted toys. 

In the final week of the school term we will be holding our Christmas events - the nativity at the Chapel and our Christmas party at school. Look out for further details on the Pre-school notice board.

On behalf of Rolleston Pre-school staff and committee we would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Helen Hunt - Chairperson.
Cathy Hartshorn - Minister of Information.


Autumn 2002 News

Welcome back to everyone, following the summer break. During the summer term we raised 500 for Pre-school from our Sponsored Bounce, so well done to all the children and our staff. We also held our annual Funday, which was very well attended and luckily the weather was kind to us for once!

Our school leaver's visited Ash End House Farm in July, we wish them all well in their move to Primary School. 

Some of you may have noticed that we have had some work carried out on the Pre-School site. Following a successful fund-raising year we decided to re-surface our play area and replace our old sheds with a purpose-built storage building. This has been made possible with a grant from the Local Member's Initiative Scheme, which was obtained by our County Councillor, Mr Frank Bather. The Pre-School committee would like to express their gratitude to Mr Bather for his help. 

Our new shed will hopefully be in use by the middle of September.

Owing to large numbers of children registered at Pre-School we have applied to set up a Playgroup in the Chapel Schoolroom, which will run three mornings per week. We are awaiting a decision from Ofsted, but are hoping to commence sessions from mid September. Parents requiring more information should contact the usual Pre-School number.

Our A.G.M. will be held in October, a final date will be posted on our notice board at Pre-School. Anyone is welcome to attend to meet staff and committee members.

Coming up in October we have our Chocolate Bingo on Saturday 19th. This event was very well attended last year and proved to be a really fun afternoon. Anyone who would like to donate chocolate can do so from the beginning of October at Pre-School.

Our Pre-School contact number is (01283) 239209.

Kim Owen


Summer 2002 News

In early May we organised a Sponsored Bounce, which we hope has raised a substantial amount of money for Pre-School and the N.S.P.C.C. We have decided that for this year's Community Day we will be having a craft stall giving the children an opportunity to do various activities and also a beanbag challenge with prizes.

As usual we will be holding a Fun-Day in July, as yet the activities have not been decided, so watch the Pre-School notice board for further information. We will also be having our annual school starters day trip to Ash End House Farm in July, again further details will follow.

Due to overwhelming numbers of children registering for Pre-School next September, we have had to restrict our sessions to children commencing school in September 2003. We wish to thank all parents for their patience and understanding during what we hope will be a temporary measure.

If you require any information regarding Pre-School please contact Kim Owen on (01283) 239209.


Spring 2002 News

Rolleston Pre-school has again had a successful start to the year and we are proving to be a very popular choice for Pre-school education.

By the time you read this article Pre-school will have provided pancakes for the annual Pancake Race in aid of St. Mary's church. Hopefully it was an enjoyable event for all who attended.

Tempest Photographers are again visiting the Chapel Room on Friday 8th March 2.30-4.30pm. If you miss this visit there will be another opportunity to have your children photographed on Thursday 24th October at the same times.

This year our Easter Fayre will be held on Thursday 28th March at 1.45pm in the Chapel. An opportunity to practice your craft skills by making Easter bonnets for your children!

Pre-school will again be decorating a float and the children will be dressing-up for Carnival Day on Sunday 26th May. If any parents are willing to help it would be most appreciated.

Look out for our stall when you come along to the Community Day on Saturday 16th June.

Pre-school has a number of children's tables and chairs available for sale. If you are interested please contact Cathy Hartshorn on 01283 815256.

We are once again collecting 'Books for School' vouchers from Walker's crisp packets and 'The Sun', so if you would like to help your local Pre-school obtain more books could you drop your cut-out tokens into Pre-school.

If you wish to register your child at Pre-school please telephone Kim Owen on 01283 239209.

Don't forget that we hold Parent and Toddler sessions in the Chapel Room on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 1.30-3.00pm. So, any parents new to the village who would like to come along for coffee and entertain your children, please contact Helen Hunt on 01283 813584.


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