Monday, 7th December 2018

Dwight Parent Association Newsletter


Dear Parents,


Welcome to the last edition of Dwight Connect for this term! This term has been very busy for the Parent Association, especially for the Lower School, and we would like to thank all involved. 


On Thursday, 13th December we will be holding our annual Lower School Winter Fair from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. This will be hosted in our hall, art room, music room, eco rooms and outside too. There will be a range of activities and events including food, entertainment, games, arts and crafts. There will be snacks and treats and we will even have a very special appearance from Santa! The event is run by the Dwight Parents Association and supported by the Lower School staff. Please click here to buy tickets for the Winter Fair.


We will have a non-uniform day on Wednesday, 12th December at the Lower School and this will be in exchange for DVD's, CD's, books, and toys in good condition. All students can wear something on the theme of Winter or Christmas. 

Raffle Donations

The DPA are in need of raffle prizes for the Winter Fair as well as other future events. If you have your own business and can donate your products or services, or know someone who can, then please let us know at


In the past, we have had beauty treatments, personal training as well as branded merchandise. Otherwise, if you gave an item you may have been given for a birthday that you just don't need… One's Trash, Another's Treasure.


International Snacks
We are providing a stall with snacks that will represent our international community. If you can, please do provide some goodies for us to experience and enjoy. Please contact the stall coordinator Suki Hawkes by email here to let her know of snacks you can bring!


Volunteers Needed

If you would like to help with the planning of the Winter Fair or any other events that the DPA run and organise, please contact Angela here.


Christmas Jumper Day

On Friday, 14th December we are inviting all students to take part in Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day. The Whole School will be taking part by pulling on a Christmas jumper for a great cause!


We are asking students to make a £1 donation, or anything they can give, to help transform the futures of children in the UK and around the world. 

All money raised will go to Save the Children and will help make sure every child, no matter where they're born, has essentials like food, water and a safe place to sleep at night, and ultimately will ensure children can go on to make their mark on the world.


All your child needs to do is wear a festive woolly and bring in a donation. There is no need to splash out on snazzy new sweaters to join in the fun – why not swap, borrow or bling up an old woolly with some festive decorations. If you would like to find out more about Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day, please click here. 

Out and About Events

Tonight's Out and About
 - Dennis Severs' House and Dinner 



Date: Monday, 10th December, 2018

Meet: 7:15pm at the house for an 7:30pm entrance.

Where: 18 Floodgate Street, Spitalfields, E1 6BX

Cost: £17.50 per person + £35 set dinner

Join the Out and About group as they tour the interesting living time capsule home and then have a private dinner at Delamina East afterwards. There are limited tickets available so please let Michele know ASAP if you plan to join!
Michele will update us with new adventures in the new year.

We have registered with easyfundraising and are in need of your help! easyfundraising is a great website where you can help the DPA raise funds simply by doing your everyday online shopping with over 3,300 big name retailers like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, eBay, Boden, and M&S.


Every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say thank you and it is completely free too! We want raise as much as possible so please sign up here and help us!

If you haven't already then please do join the rest of the school community on Classlist. It is a great and safe way to communicate with other parents without having to share your contact details. We can already see the connections that are being formed through this app! More information about Classlist and to download the app can be found here.

DPA Meetings
Our next meeting for the Lower School will be held on Thursday, 17th January in the Library from 9:00am. This meeting will concentrate on an evaluation of the past term as well as planning for the next term.

The Upper School's meeting will be held on Friday,18th January in the Dwight Café from 9.00am (refreshments are available from 8.30am) where we will continue with the planning of the Whole School parent social event. Please do join us as your input is very much appreciated.


Save the Date!

A night of entertainment and a chance for the adults to have some fun! Please save the date in your diaries for Saturday, 9th February for a night of glitz and glamour. More details will come in the next newsletter. To become actively involved in the DPA and to assist in the planning of these events, please contact


Whole School Coffee Morning

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, 9th of January for the first coffee morning of the new year to be held at Dwight Café right after drop off. Come along to meet other parents, enjoy the pastries and also meet Focus who will attend to speak to those who may be ready to begin working in the UK or looking to network socially or professionally.

Christmas in London

Winter Break will start at midday on Friday, 14th December, so we have come up with some ideas for the whole family who may be staying in London over the festive period!

Hyde Park: Winter Wonderland

This free-to-enter family event features a host of festive fun and activities, including ice skating, circus shows, an observation wheel and a huge Christmas market! It is highly recommended to buy tickets for certain attractions in advance. Please click here for more information.


Hogwarts in the Snow

Winter has arrived at Hogwarts for the Warner Bros studio tour. Why not soak up the festivities in the Great Hall, learn about how the snow and ice were created in the films, or walk down Diagon Alley in the snow. Tickets must be bought in advance and are available here.

Kew Gardens Christmas Lights

Experience the beauty of a glittering wonderland at Kew Gardens, with a mile long trail of over a million lights through the famous botanical gardens! Indulge in delicious treats and warming winter drinks at the end of the trail. Tickets are on sale through the Kew Gardens website here.


There are so many more exciting things to do in London over the Christmas holidays, including a visit to Oxford Circus for that last minute shopping, look out for all the Christmas trees spread around London and visit the Christmas markets! For more information and ideas go to the Visit London website here.


Please note: Dwight School London does not endorse any goods, services or recommendations made in this newsletter by contributors.


Thank you for all your help and support throughout this term as nothing can be done without you. Wishing you all a very happy holiday and see you in 2019!


Angela Bridge

DPA Chair

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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