Weekly News 4/10/19

We have started to think about Autumn this week and we have loved looking at the signs of Autumn you have brought in to show us. We will continue this next week so if you are out for a walk this weekend, we would still love you to collect some signs of Autumn (leaves, conkers, etc) and bring them in to show us next week. We are also going to be doing lots of Autumn artwork next week and cutting up some pumpkins to explore the insides.


It’s great to see so many parents accessing Famly for news about Children’s learning and things that are happening at Crackerjacks. We love reading your feedback on what we are doing. You are welcome to use Famly to add your own news and observations from home and to report holidays and illness. You can also use it to send and receive messages either directly to your key person or to me.


Thank you to everyone who came to our AGM on Tuesday and in particular to those who have agreed to be on our new committee. We look forward to working with you. If you were unable to come to the AGM but would be interested in joining the committee, please let me know and we may still be able to co-opt you on. Minutes from the AGM will be available shortly.


The Tempest photographer will be visiting us on Wednesday 16th October to take individual photographs of each of  the children. If your child doesn’t usually attend on a Wednesday, you are welcome to bring them in to have their photograph taken. Just come along at 9.00 or 12.30 and be prepared for a short wait  You are also welcome to bring siblings in at these times if you want joint photographs. If your child attends on Wednesday, you do not need to stay; we will look after them when it’s their turn to be photographed. 

Christmas cards

Most of the children have now taken their Christmas card designs home. If you wish to place an order, please order online using the codes on your form and return the original artwork to us.

Scarecrow’s Wedding – 19th November

The deadline to order tickets for this is today but as we are still waiting for a few replies, we are extending this to Monday next week (7th October). We need to know final numbers by then so we can confirm and pay the Theatre. Please note there will not be a session at Crackerjacks that day.

Funding forms

Please could we have your funding forms back by Monday (7th October). We are happy to help you with them, if you are having any difficulty completing them. If your child is one of those changing their sessions next week, we will be contacting you shortly for amendments to your funding forms and with invoices. 

Snack donations

Thank you to everyone who has sent us a donation for their child’s snack for this term. If you haven’t made a donation yet, please could you make payments by bank transfer to our Crackerjacks’ account (Sort code 40-35-09, Account No. 71049631) quoting a reference of ‘Snack [your name]’. Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend

Karen and The Crackerjacks’ Team