Christmas Fair - all you need to know!

Updated: Nov 10, 2021

IT'S BACK!! Please come along to join us for mulled wine, mince pies, games, raffles, the chance to win a spectacular hamper and meet our annual special guest, Father Christmas himself! 



When is it? Sunday 5th December 2021, 2 – 5pm 


How can I help?

There are several ways in which we would be grateful for your help to ensure this event, our first in person event in nearly 2 years and one of the biggest fundraisers of the year is its usual resounding

success!


Things might be slightly different this year - we will be operating a one way system indoors and monitoring social distancing. Those booking grotto tickets, please arrive no later than your time slot! Your grotto time slot is also your fair entry time. (More details below)

 

1. Christmas Hampers Your Class Rep will be contacting you and hopefully you will be happy to donate an item from their list for the amazing Hamper Raffle.


There will be collection boxes in

classrooms from 8th  - 19th  November for items that are not glass and do not contain alcohol (please give these directly to class reps).


Class Reps – please ensure that the items are collected, and the hamper wrapped up and brought to the hall on the morning of the school fair or Friday 3rd  December ready to be displayed at the fair.

  

2. Raffle Tickets Each family will shortly be provided with a set of tickets for the Christmas Raffle to win one of 14 magnificent hampers. Please sell as many of the tickets as you can, and return the money, completed ticket stubs (the part that is filled in) and any unsold tickets to the office or put in the collection box outside the main school doors by Thursday 2nd December. 


It is not our intention for a family to receive more than one set of tickets but we rely on the school list of families, which sometimes has duplicates. Tickets should be sent home with the youngest member of the family. Please return unwanted extra tickets to the School Dropbox.  


3. Goodie Bags These are hugely popular at the school fair! Please encourage your child to fill a

paper envelope (one will be sent home next week which can also be decorated by your child), party bag or similar with sweeties, stationery, stickers, tattoos, hair accessories, small toys (eg from magazines, left over from parties etc) or indeed, anything that they think another child might like! These goodie bags should be returned to the school between 8 th -19 th November and there will be a prize for the class that returns the most bags. 


4. Cakes Please bring nut-free yummy cakes, biscuits etc. to sell on the day. To satisfy new

guidelines on food allergies we have to ask that you please include a list of ingredients for home-made items. Please bring them to the hall on the morning of the Christmas fair. 

5. Rotas for stalls Each class will be asked for volunteers to help run an aspect of the fair. More

information on what your class has been assigned and how you can help will be circulated by

class reps. Just half an hour from each parent makes this whole event possible and the more

volunteers there are, the easier it is for everyone. It’s generally good fun too! Remember if you think you will find it difficult to find time on the afternoon, your help will be invaluable for setting up on Sunday morning when childcare might be easier to arrange. 


6. Visit Santa’s Grotto This is very popular and tickets have run out fast previously. Time slots are now available to book in advance – please do not arrive late or we cant guarantee admittance! We hope to have an outdoors bar area, so feel free to arrive early and have a drink before hand.


7. Dig out your old Christmas Jumpers! In preparation for Christmas Jumper day (Fri 10th Dec), we want to encourage everyone to re-use and re-cycle any existing Christmas jumpers you may have hanging around. All while raising a few pennies for the PTFA of course! Dig out your old gear and hand it into the school office, we will take it from there!

COVID precautions – to keep the school community safe we are asking all attendees to please do a lateral flow test before attending the fair and to wear a mask if indoors. To maintain the flow of people through the fair there will be a one way system in place indoors but weather permitting we hope to have outdoor refreshments to allow more time for socialising. There will be hand sanitiser at multiple points throughout the fair. Please do not attend the fair if you have symptoms that could be COVID.


Payment for refreshments, games and stalls will be via tokens which can be purchased in advance the week before the fair and at the fair. Payment by card/contactless is strongly encouraged.


N.B. Please note that, for everyone’s safety and enjoyment, we are unable to accept buggies into the Hall or classrooms. However there will be a buggy park provided. Please try and use a sling/baby carrier if possible.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the Christmas Fair on Sunday 5th December for what will be a memorable start to the festive season!

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