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Thursday, 6th October 2016

Dwight Parent Association Newsletter

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Welcome

On behalf of the Dwight Parent Association (DPA) welcome to the first edition of our newsletter Dwight Connect. We hope you enjoyed the Autumn Fair and Welcome BBQ we hosted on 17th September.

About us...

The DPA is here to foster a sense of connection and community amongst parents, students, staff and our wider community. We organise a range of events and activities throughout the year such as coffee mornings, cultural outings, fairs, quiz nights, international eveings etc and fundraise to support the school's chosen charities. Our fundraising also helps finance extras that are above and beyond the school's remit.

The DPA offers a great way to make new friends and be part of an amazing, diverse international community. Whether you're brand new to London or have lived here all your life we think the DPA has something for everyone, so do join us!

Getting involved!

We are always on the look out for fresh ideas and new people to join us and help out.

We are holding two information meetings to update you of the changes this year and to hear your ideas for the DPA. All parents are welcome to attend either meeting, regardless of which campus your child/ren are at.

 

Tuesday, 18th October from 9.00-10.00am in the Lower School Library
49 Woodside Ave, N12 8SY

 

Wednesday, 19th October from 6.00-7.00pm in the Upper School Cafeteria
Friern Barnet Road, N11 3DR

 

DPA AGM - Thursday, 20th October from 9.00-10.30 - Lower School Library
All welcome. At this meeting we will appoint the Chair, Deputy Chair, Secretary and Treasurer and plan dates and events for the year ahead.

 

If you want to be considered for any of these positions please send an email entitled 'DPA nominations' to dpa@dwightlondon.org

Upcoming events

OCTOBER event - A visit to the Geffrye Museum - Museum of the Home - ALL WELCOME

The Geffrye explores the home from 1600 to the present day. Evocative displays of London living rooms and gardens illustrate homes and home life through the centuries, reflecting changes in society, behaviour, style and taste. Set in beautiful 18th-century almshouse buildings, the museum is surrounded by gardens - a much-loved oasis in the heart of inner-city London.  Visit the restored almshouse for a rare glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in the 1780s and 1880s. 

http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/

 

Date: Wednesday, 19th October

Meet: 10am - The Geffrye- 136 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA 

Cost: House and gardens entrance is FREE however to see the restored Almshouse is £4 per person with tour starting at 11am

 

Please let Michele - michele@seanoneill.com know if you will be attending so she has numbers for the almshouse tour.

NOVEMBER event - A visit to Angel Costumiers - ALL WELCOME

You're invited to go Behind the Seams at the world's largest costume house; Angels Costumes. A one-of-a-kind experience, the Behind the Seams tour showcases our extensive costume collection, which spans 8 miles worth of rails, and over 1 million items. On the tour, you'll be guided around all of Angels Costumes departments including Tailoring, Ladies Making, Alterations, Uniform, Badge Room and Warehouse. You'll hear first-hand accounts of working on the biggest productions such as Shakespeare in Love, The Lady in the Van, Downton Abbey, Wicked and Game of Thrones. And see clothes made or recreated for Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Fred Astaire, Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett and many more.

http://www.angels.uk.com/index

 

Date: Monday, 14th November

Meet: 10am for 10:30 tour- Angels Costumes - 1 Garrick Road, London, NW9 6AA

Cost: £20 per person - You will need to PRE-BOOK your own ticket through this email - tours@angels.uk.com  Book at least 2 weeks in advance to avoid disappointment

 

Please let Michele - michele@seanoneill.com know when you book your ticket so she can look out for you.

Half term fun!

It's half term in a few weeks time. If you haven't already made plans to keep the kids busy, here are a couple of options to consider:

 

Shoot a monster movie this October half term! Prepare yourself and take cover for the Attack of the Beasts Filmmaking Workshop! Create your own monster movies and learn special effect techniques to create some impressive beasts and terrifying sequences. £175, includes DVD. Suitable for ages 7 - 10 and 11 -14. Call 020 7101 9329 or e-mail hello@sparks-ignite.com to book. Alternatively visit www.sparks-ignite.com. Sibling discounts available.

 

Camp Beaumont also offer fun and flexible day camp options at Mill Hil School. Visit http://www.campbeaumont.co.uk

Dwight School London

6, Friern Barnet Lane. N11 3LX

+44 208 8920 0600

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