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Newsletter 08.12.2023

Dear Parents and Carers,


I hope you've all had a good week. It's certainly feeling like a busy run up to Christmas! 


On Wednesday afternoon, Mrs Townsend took a group of our Y5 and Y6 children carol singing at Chatsworth Farmshop. The children were fantastic and as you can imagine, took great delight in singing in public! Lots of the customers said how brilliant they were and they also collected £60 to help pay towards the transport costs for the Young Voices concert in February. Well done everybody! The children are singing at the farmshop again on the afternoon of Wednesday 20th December.


The Christmas bauble competition is being judged on Monday and the winners for each category will be announced at the church service on Thursday. Please make sure all your entries are in by Monday morning- thank you.


Derbyshire Junior Choir

Derby and Derbyshire Music Partnership have started a new choir, which provides 'a haven for budding singers aged 7 to 14, offering a nurturing and exciting environment to explore the joys of harmonious melodies' for children across Derbyshire. 


For more information and to sign up, please follow the link or search Derbyshire Junior Choir.



Christmas service rehearsals in church

Next week, there are a couple of changes to our normal drop off and pick up arrangements as we are running two rehearsals in church for the Christmas service. 


Monday 11th December- Drop off at Edensor church in the morning please (not school) at 8.45am

                                                    We will bring all the children back up to school in time for lunch

                                                     Normal collection from school at the end of the day


Wednesday 13th December-  Drop off at school as usual in the morning

                                                              We will take the children down to church after lunch for their rehearsal

                                                             Please collect from Edensor church at 3.15pm

                                                              *No after school club running today

                                                              Bus children and the 623 club bus will collect those children from church


Christmas service- Thursday 14th December- starts at 5pm


All the Infants and Class 3 children will need to arrive at church wearing their costumes please. 


The church doors will open at 4.30pm on Thursday for you to bring the children in and take your seats. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served both before and after the service, for a small contribution. We'll also be having a raffle with lots of lovely prizes! The church does get very busy but there is standing room available at the back of church, should we need it. 


Parking can be really difficult in Edensor so we suggest parking at the Cavendish Hall and walking over if you possibly can. 


Class 3 have been busy working on an enterprise project recently. This has involved them applying for a loan from the PTA in order to invest some money into buying and sourcing materials to create some things to sell at the Christmas service. If they make a profit, they can decide how to spend it! There has been a real buzz around this particular project and we can't wait to see how they get on!


Wishing you a lovely weekend,

Mrs E Bond


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