Wednesday, 17th October 2018

Dwight Parent Association Newsletter


Dear Parents


What a fabulous half term we have had! We would just like to remind you about the Dwight Upper and Lower school's latest method of communication between parents. For those who would like more information on Classlist please know that:


  • It is safe and fully private; every member is authenticated and content is moderated.
  • It is a forum for parents to message each other easily and you can decide how much of your contact details are shared.
  • It can be used as a Marketplace to buy, sell and recommend items.
  • It is a space to arrange events quickly.
  • It is a great way to stay connected about class trips, homework, parenting tips and it allows you the opportunity to help other parents or let them help you.


More information on Classlist and to download the app can be found here.


Out and About
The Out and About group were once again enjoying another of London's historical landmarks with a visit to the Postal Museum. Michele and her group were able to ride the Mail Rail Trail that transported the mail underneath the city for many years. Michele said after the visit it was "the museum had incredible exhibits and creative displays."


November's Out and About for the Haunted Pub Crawl and the first of the evening trips is already fully booked.

Lower School Events
Planning is well underway for the three annual events that are due to take place in the Lower School next half term. Halloween is fast approaching, and to join in with the fun our younger children, we will have a Halloween afternoon with an entertainer in the lodge on Wednesday, 31st October from 2.30pm.


Years 3 - Year 6 will have their Halloween disco on Friday, 2nd November from 6.30 - 8:00pm. For some, this will be their first school disco and it will include a professional DJ and flashing lights.


Finally, there is the Winter Fair in December. Like last year it will be held on the afternoon of Thursday, 13th December between 2:00 - 4:30pm. Confirmed stalls include arts and craft, tattoos and games. If you are able to lend a hand with the planning and helping at these events, then please speak to your class reps or send a message through Classlist.


Ideas for Half-Term

If you have left it too late for a half-term holiday camp then there are an abundance of activities happening around the capital this half term suitable for all families.


The Imperial Museum: HMS Belfast

If your child has an interest in history why not go to HMS Belfast this half-term where you can meet veterans and eyewitnesses. From life at the front line and being evacuated during the Second World War, to living through the Korean and Falklands Wars, their family-friendly sessions allows you to get an insight into conflict that you would not find in the history books from those who witnessed it first-hand. 


Admission: Free event with general submission and suitable for all ages. Click here for more information.

Museum of Childhood

This museum are offering some really fun activities especially for the younger children all over half-term. You can party like a pirate, decorate a pirate's ship, see performances or even party! Prices vary so go here for more information.


Boogie Shoes Silent Disco by Adventures London
This is an exciting event where you and your family can dance around whilst touring the West End. This is suitable for all the family where you can expect flash mobs, feel-good uplifting tunes and is a wonderful way to roam around beautiful London! Buy tickets here.


Digital Fun at the V&A

If you and your family want to get creative with technology the Victoria and Albert Museum is the place for you! Be inspired by self-portraiture and create your own digital portrait in this drop-in workshop. This is recommended for children from five years + and is a free event. For more information go here.


Ice Skating: The Natural History Museum

For a really fun-filled afternoon, we highly recommend ice-skating outside The Natural History Museum. Whilst you are there you can always go in and see what the museum has to offer. The ice-skating begins on Thursday, 25th October and runs all the way till January so get your skates on and book your tickets here.

Out and About Events

Haunted Pub Crawl

Through a combination of storytelling, and theatrical re-enactments, this tour will bring haunting history to life! From winding lanes and leafy churchyards to the broad expanses of the Heath, we'll have an enchanting evening walk stopping at four local pubs along the way. 

Date and Time: Saturday, 3rd November at 6:30-10:30pm

Tickets have now sold out.


Volunteers Needed for the Parent Ambassador Programme

The Parent Ambassador Programme assisting new families joining Dwight is proving very popular and we really need more volunteers to help with the programme. This requires you to be a point of contact for new families should they have any questions or concerns about moving to London. If you can help in any way please click here to let us know. - Thank you in advance for your support.

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