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PTA – Community Event - Save the Date

Join us for a fun-filled day of online events to lift our spirits and feel the warmth of our community! The PTA is organising storytelling for children of all ages and laugh-packed charades for adults in the afternoon and evening of Saturday 20th February --> SAVE THE DATE! More details to follow.

PTA - Auction Success!

Cambridge Steiner School Community Auction was a huge success! It was a fun evening with old and new friends joining to bid for all sorts, from home decluttering sessions to yummy cakes, from pottery lessons to games programming lessons. We raised a whopping £4,150 and sold every lot!! Everything will go to support our dear school. It was so much fun and so good to share all our skills with the school community in this way that we might get PTA members to organise another auction again!

Bazaar in a Bag – Thank you for your support! 

Dear All,
Thank you for your wonderful support with our Advent Fair Fundraiser last term. The cards, wrapping paper, gift tags, mugs and water bottles all seemed to be a great success, as did the Bazaar in a Bag scheme that we tried out to help bring a little of the Christmas spirit to you all. We don’t have the final total yet, but it looks like we will have raised over a thousand pounds altogether. Further updates to follow when we have the final total. We are going to do a review of what went well and what we would like to change or improve and consider whether we would like to do some of the same things again next year. For instance, we felt that the project would ideally have had a longer lead in time to give everyone more chance to make their orders and share with friends and family. It would be really helpful to have your feedback, and any ideas you have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you again. We look forward to hearing from you.

With best wishes Rebecca and Yule

Matteo’s Fundraising Hamper – MAGPAS

Thank you so much for your very generous donations for the Magpas Air Ambulance Christmas Hamper. Here are the links to eBay hamper auction and JustGiving for my Magpas Air Ambulance project! You can also get raffle tickets for the big hamper off my websites online shop: LINK

Diversity and Inclusion

A parent and staff body have been meeting fortnightly on zoom since March to discuss the role our school plays in being actively anti-discriminatory, anti- racist and inclusive. We are currently developing a robust anti-racism policy and have been feeding into work around the decolonialisation of the curriculum. We would love to hear more voices in our discussions and you are warmly invited to attend.

Please email anne.patel@cambridge-steiner-school.co.uk to register your interest.

 

Other Reminders/ Links

 

Reminder: Early years online course for parents and assistants - Joy de Berker

Nurturing A Young Family in Challenging Times - A Waldorf Approach: six fortnightly Saturday morning sessions online covering important aspects of child development; play; seasonal festivals; creative discipline, storytelling; mealtimes; the 4 temperaments; care of the senses.  STARTING 16 JANUARY 2021 – for more info visit: https://www.joydeberker.com

Reminder: Godparents Trust - Children’s Fund

The Children’s Fund offers loans and grants for children’s tuition fees to assist families in short term financial difficulties to keep their children in Steiner Waldorf education. Follow LINK for more information or contact Rebecca: rebecca.mitchell@cambridge-steiner-school.co.uk

Reminder: Pyrites - Practical Skills Teacher Development Course

The PSTDC is aimed at all teachers, craft tutors, parents & individuals wishing to bring new elements of practical ‘experiential learning’ to their work. More info: https://pyrites.org/courses/pstdc-courses/

Covid-19 Information and Links

We encourage you to keep up to date with the latest developments and continue to follow government guidelines.  Useful links:

Please remember to inform reception if anyone in your household is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, and get tested (more info on testing HERE) – please let the school know immediately if your child tests positive for Coronavirus.

Support Links

If you’re worried about your child’s anxiety, YoungMinds is a charity dedicated to children’s mental health. They’ve opened a parents’ helpline for confidential, expert advice. You can reach them at 0808 802 5544. They can also give advice on supporting children and young people through grief and loss, click HERE for more details. Winston’sWish and HopeAgain are two other organisations which can offer support.  For younger children, a therapeutic story may help, Badger’s Parting Gifts by Susan Varney, is a lovely example.