Year 3 Newsletter

Friday 27 November

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

You have already received a note about the Christmas shoe box appeal. Year 4 presented this information to the rest of the school at Assembly last Friday. It would be wonderful if each family would consider putting a shoe box together. I know the children are keen to participate. There is some information below about putting the shoe box together. Please consider this really worthwhile cause. Many thanks! Kate Levido/Claire McMahon.

Preparing your Edukans shoebox

Take a clean empty shoebox (not bigger than 36cm x 24cm x 15cm).

Decorate it with paper, stickers, drawings etc or maybe a photo of yourself! Make it a really lovely gift for the child receiving it! NB Please decorate the base and lid separately as the box will be opened at the warehouse for checking.

Decide on the age and gender of the child to receive the box. There is a yellow sticker in the information folder. Please add this to the top of the box and indicate your choice.

Fill your box with school items, toys and toiletries according to the age you have selected. You may want to add a toy or something of yours - please make sure it is clean and complete.

The basic items that should be included are:

  • notebooks

  • pens & pencils

  • colouring pencils

  • a soft toy

  • a toothbrush and toothpaste

  • soap

And then other items that children like to receive may also be included:

  • a notebook, eraser, pencil case, colouring book, ruler, pencil sharpener

  • doll or puppet, car, a cap, small ball, yo-yo, puzzle, balloons, marbles, skipping rope, musical instruments etc

  • mirror, hair clips, hair brush or comb, flannel (face cloth), toiletbag etc

There are some things you should NOT include:

  • sweets or food

  • war related toys

  • pig toys

  • toy snakes

When the box is complete, please put a large elastic band round it to keep it closed (don’t use sticky tape as it will tear when it is opened in the warehouse).

There is a 6 euro donation towards the shipping of the box. We cannot accept cash so each box must be accompanied by a completed authorisation form (Machtingsformulier) to allow Edukans to collect the donation from a bank account. (For just one 6 euro donation for this box tick the 'eenmalig' box).

Once everything is complete, deliver your box to school at the designated time and it will be taken to the Edukans depot and then sent on to its destination country.


* Winter Fair Saturday 29 November at JSV 11:00-16:00.

* Friday 5 December ALL CCA's finish for the term.

* Friday 12 December - All instrumental music lessons finish for the term.

Christmas Disco for Years 1, 2 and 3 (run by our Team Kenya students) 17:00-18:00.

* Monday 15 December - Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 for Winter Concerts.

All welcome, children and parents. All KS2 to be here for 17:45 wearing uniforms.

First concert at 18:00-18:40

Second concert 18:50-19:30

Come and share an informal time of Carolling around the Christmas Tree in the

Atrium from 19:45-20:30

* Thursday 18 December - Lunch with party games in the afternoon

* Friday 19 December - School finishes at 12:00 noon

Next Week

Maths - Measuring using weight, length and capacity

Science - Light and Shadows

English - Famous authors

Topic - Californian weather