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Friday Flier - 16th December 2016
Calendar
January

Monday 9th – Spring Term begins 8.30am 
Class IV Parents' Evening 6pm 
Friday 13th – Three Kings Coffee Morning hosted by Class VI (Hall) 8.15am
Friday 20th – CEILIDH
Monday 23rd – Class IV Play 6.30pm  
 

Please refer to the website before phoning the office for dates.
All dates regarding the school are available at: 
www.stpaulssteinerschool.org/?page_id=9

Please note that the school office will be closed over the Christmas Holidays!  
We wish you all a Peaceful Christmas and
a Wonderful New Year
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Principal's Christmas message

Dear Parents and Friends of St Paul's, 

It is my pleasure to write this Christmas greeting to you. It has been nearly four months since I started at St. Paul’s, and each day I am still enjoying the warmth, friendliness and generosity of the School Community. I wonder about the miracle that made it possible to create a place like St Paul’s Steiner School out of a ruin, and turn it into a flourishing school that educates and teaches students, parents and teachers alike to make a difference in the world. 

As we look back to the start of the school year, we remember the many wonderful events that have taken place. To name a few, we celebrated Michaelmas, enjoyed a wonderful assembly Diwali led by Class 5 and St Nikolaus came for visit with charcoal and some special gifts. 

The incredible contribution of our School community enabled us to celebrate and learn. I would like to thank everyone who helped us by procuring guests to give talks at the school, organizing the Advent fair, and also those who came to support the PTFA meetings. 

I would also like to extend a very warm thank you to everyone who helped in many different ways to support the school. Be it a cake being baked, a helping hand during workdays or a smile given to everyone working at the school. These gestures are not going unrecognized and are as much support as the organization of one of the more visible events.  

 As we are reaching the end of the term we will also have to say Goodbyes and that is never easy. As we all know, we will be losing Angelita Ravizzoli who has been a key member in the school and has put tremendous effort in the well-being of the school and whose expertise and energy will be greatly missed. On behalf of everyone in the school community, I would like to thank her and wish her all the best and hope to see her for all the wonderful upcoming events at St Paul's in the future. 

With our mind being so busy with Christmas preparations let me invite you to stop for a moment and think of someone you really appreciate, saying thank you to them in your heart. Take another moment to think of someone you really missed this year and to whom you had to say goodbye and embrace that person with your warm thoughts. 

Next, I would like you to dedicate some thought to think kindly of someone you really struggled to get on with. Appreciate that person as someone who will let you grow. And finally, open your heart to the people you love. They are the reason we change ourselves for the better and hopefully the world around us. 

I wish you a merry and peaceful Christmas and New Year and am looking forward welcoming back everyone in 2017.

Thanks

Our thanks to all staff and volunteers for their time, energy and talent in creating the Shepherds' Play.

A special Thank you to Kristina Hertel for having made the giant wreath hanging at reception. It was a mammoth solo effort. 

Kindergarten Soup Recipe

Mmm... it's soup day in Kindergarten.  I wonder what it will be like today as it is different each week.  The children place their vegetables in the basket as they arrive... potatoes, carrots, leeks, cabbage, onions, squash, pumpkin (extra delicious soup) even beetroot (pink soup.)  They never bring mushrooms.  In the summer we can add herbs from the herb spiral in our garden.  Now it is winter we add red lentils for extra heartiness. On a recent soup day some of the children asked me to share the recipe with their Mums. 'Mmmmm' they said, 'I LOVE Kindergarten soup!'  'Me too!' 'It's my favourite.' 'I want to eat it every day.' ' I want my Mum to make it at home.'

So, here it is.

You will need: Vegetables, Pot Barley, Vegetable stock, Herbs, Red Split Lentils.

Chop the vegetables and lightly fry in a big saucepan.  Add barley, lentils and stock to cover and a generous bit more.  Bring to the boil and simmer til the barley is cooked.  

We enjoy our soup with a homemade bread roll, homemade butter and good company.  

Crochet Snowflake
Make this crochet snowflake for your tree - http://weefolkart.com/retro-crochet-snowflake-ornament-pattern/

 
Raffle Prize Winners
Below are the prizes and some of the the winning Raffle ticket numbers. If you believe you've won, please contact the office after January 9th.
 

02458 

5 tickets Cirque du Soleil 

Tamara Allen 

01095 

2 tickets for Graham Norton Show 

Miranda N 

00168 

2 tickets for RSC Cymbeline 

Belle Benson 

00547 

Design Masterclass Abigail Ahern (£225) 

 

02512 

Meal for two Ottos(£100) 

Nick Bateman UNCLAIMED 

01742 

Night out for 4 Jamboree & Wine 

Nagel 

02880 

Wine tasting & 6 bottles of wine (£90) 

 

02906 

Meal at Providores Restaurant (£50) 

 

00851 

£100 dry cleaning vouchers 

Jules Hartford 

00567 

Candleholders (£105) 

Khia Vogel 

00814 

French Connection Throw 

Harriet Benson 

00560 

Luxury Hamper Gallo Nero 

 

01421 

Private 75 min Yoga Session 

Mario Polletto 

01874 

£100 dry cleaning vouchers 

 

01625 

One Stokey Hamper 

 

01165 

Handmade Organic Christmas Cake 

 

00818 

Handmade Dalston Doll (£70) 

 

02309 

2 x1hr personal lower back pilates session 

Kathleen 

01521 

Tennis Lesson LTA accredited coach 

Lario family 

01646 

3x individual Feldenkrais lessons 

 

00183 

Private tour of British Museum 

 

00888 

East London Gin collection 

 

02860 

2 x Pannetone 

 

02149 

Sumptuous silk cushion 

 

02503 

Handmade Patchwork Quilt 

 

01731 

Italian ponchoin a bag 

Oscar Djuric 

00787 

LK Bennett Clutch bag 

 

02794 

Personality review and coaching 

Angeles 

02261 

£100 dry cleaning vouchers 

 

00100 

Fake fur from Ruby & Ed 

Joe Joseph 

02500 

2 striped tops from Oliver Bonas 

 

02660 

Kiss the Moon Sleep Kit 

 

01419 

2 Mysore Astanga Yoga classes 

MarioPolletto 

02482 

Veg Bag from Growing Communities 

 

01072 

Bottle of Champagne 

 

02423 

Planet Earth DVD 

 

01345 

£40 Mama Owl voucher 

Lauren Robinson 

01152 

Essential Oils & Family Collection 

 

01666 

Arancini Brothers Gift Voucher 

 

00063 

£100 dry cleaning vouchers 

Manu Garcia 

01131 

Wheely tots bike mechanic 

 

01848 

£100 dry cleaning vouchers 

 

01537 

£20 voucher Udderlicious ice cream 

Lario family 

02420 

One sports/remedial massage session 

 

01986 

Belle Epoque Patisserie tart for four 

Jarvis 

02391 

2 tickets - Very Old Man with Enormous Wings - Little Angel Theatre 

 

Reminders

During this holidays please check your child for nits and treat accordingly if found. The treatment needs to be repeated three times 5-7 days apart. After that, could you please take your time to check your child’s head every week to ensure that any visitors are spotted and treated. 
 
Please also use this break to check your child indoor shoes – every child needs properly fitting indoor shoes, including the children in the older classes. It is unsafe for the children to walk around in their socks.
 
A reminder that every child needs good quality waterproof (trousers and jacket) and a pair of wellington boots or waterproof walking shoes. Regardless of the weather conditions all classes go out daily on the green or in the garden for breaks. 

Community Notices

Preloved red and black German made Danish designed Nihola Family Bike in totally maintained condition seeking new Waldorf Family!

Save 1000 Pounds!

Bike carries one or two children from 1 to 7  years and loads to an upper limit of 80-100 kg max. plus mum or dad!

Nihola bikes were independently tested as the safest children carrying bikes due to their independent steering by a Dutch bicycle magazine.

Fits child(ren) and shopping! 

Serviced at London Green Bikes  so as hassle free purchase as second-hand bike can be!

Comes with:
  • Dynamo powered halogen front and back stand light
  • Strong pannier bag carrier (back)  
  • Frame based U lock
  • Rubber floor mat
  • Front see through panel
  • Canape Cover for rain
  • Custom fitted smaller first gear to master London hills
  • and a few spares

Cycle it home for  £1190 

Call Daniel on 07843 630 760 or email daniel@dzx2.net


If you are thinking of buying a Cargo bike, I have a gift voucher worth 200 off the following models from London Green Cycles.

If you contact me, I'll complete the voucher and send it to you. There's some more information here:  

http://www.londongreencycles.co.uk/christmas-gift/

If you're interested, you can email me: alyssallen@yahoo.com

Thanks, 

Alyssa
FOUND

Child's sky blue knitted hat - sought by Cady at the Advent Fair on Saturday 3 Dec. Cady left her number at the entrance desk in case anyone found the hat. I found it right at the end of the day in the Rosebush cafe but Cady's number was no longer at the entrance desk so I have no way of tracing her. Any leads? Please contact Steph on 07796 147 497

Many thanks

Steph  Gill
Sunflower Holiday Club

We are running a club for children from 4 to 13 years old during the school holidays. The group will be based in my home close to St Paul’s Steiner School. The object is to play and have fun.  We’ll go on outings to Hampstead Heath, the Theatre, galleries, depending on the children’s interests.   We also have a friendly cockerpoo dog that loves going for walks with the children.

I am registered with Ofsted and accept childcare vouchers.
I am also registered under the new government tax-free childcare scheme to be launched in 2017.

Please let me know if you are interested in joining our Holiday Club.

Anna Marshall
07947 363 586
www.sunflowerplaygroup.com
anna.marshall5@btinternet.com

Ofsted Registration: EY396162         
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