Thursday, 4th May 2017

Dwight Parent Association Newsletter


Dear Parents,

Welcome to this month's Dwight Connect newsletter, brought to you by the Dwight Parent Association. We hope you all had a great break over the holidays. We have some important dates and initiatives coming up that we'd like to share with you.

Warm regards,

The Dwight Parent Association


Upcoming Dates

Whole School Parent Association Meeting
Friday 5th May
Lower School Library
All parents/guardians are welcome to attend our Parent Association Meetings. At this meeting, we will start planning for the upcoming summer fair and discuss plans for next year's committee. We always need more parent volunteers so please come along if you would like to get involved with DPA committee.

Coffee Morning
Friday, 5rd May
From 11.00am (please note the later time)
Café Nero, 776 High Road, Finchley
At Dwight we aim to create a welcoming, happy, caring environment for all our upper and lower school parents. Our coffee mornings are a wonderful way to make new friends and help support parents who are new to Dwight.  Please join us on the first Friday of every month at Café Nero in Finchley on the High Road.

Contact Anne Hagen for more information:

Cookbook Deadline!
Monday, 15th May
Have you submitted a recipe yet?! The Parent Association needs your support in making this an exciting fundraising cookbook for our school community! We want great recipes from our students, parents and staff members! The cookbook price will be £15 and available for pick up at the Summer Fair. All proceeds will go directly to Parent Association.
A few rules about the recipes you submit:

You can use the form here to submit the recipe for inclusion in the cookbook. 

Please fill out the boxes that are applicable and PLEASE proofread and double check your entry before you submit it, as it will be published as is. We encourage you to also submit a photograph – either of the dish or of your family or your child for inclusion in the cookbook, as this will make the cookbook great. You are also welcome to submit a few recipes as this will give us flexibility if we get many similar ones.

The final deadline for your submission is Monday, 15th May.  So don't delay!!!!

Dwight's Annual Summer Fair
Saturday, 24th June
Dwight Playing Fields
Save the date in your diary and make sure you don't miss our annual Dwight Summer Fair! It will be a day of fun, food & games – fun for all the family and a wonderful chance to connect with fellow Dwight parents. The Fair is run with the help of Dwight parents and students. Your participation is both needed and greatly appreciated :) Please email us at if you would like to volunteer to be on the Summer Fair Planning committee.

Would you or someone you know like to have a stall at the upcoming fair? Gifts, crafts, and assorted offerings of goods and services all welcome. Please get in touch to secure your stall by emailing us at

Stay tuned for more info about what's planned and how you can get involved!

Arts Depot Performance
Friday, 30th June
The students of Dwight will be putting on a song and dance performance to showcase their incredible talents at the Arts Depot in North Finchley.  Tickets are on sale now!

Out and About Club – all welcome
May - Brixton Market food and history walking tour
Friday, 26th May
Meet: 9.00am West Finchley Tube station or 9:50am in Brixton (exact details later)
Tour is from 10.00am-1.00pm
Cost: £20 + lunch costs
Join us for a 3-hour guided walking tour of the Brixton Market area. John, from Liquid History, will give us an overview of the history of the area and the eateries. Afterwards we will grab lunch.
Please let Michele – if you are interested in joining or for more information.

June - Re-scheduled tour of Chislehurst Caves in Kent (due to Storm Doris cancelling the last!)
Thursday, 29th June
Meet: West Finchley tube station 9.00am – or Charing Cross rail station ticketing area at 9.45am
Cost:  £6 to enter the caves and approx £12 for train ticket

We will take the 10.06am Southeastern Train from Charing Cross to Chislehurst (30 min ride). We will plan to take the 11.00am caves tour.
Chislehurst Caves is a 35 km long series of intersecting tunnels used for chalk and flint mining from the 13–19th centuries.

Please contact Michele – if you are interested in joining or for more information.  

Half-term offer

Sports camp discount
The Village Sports Camp ( is a local summer camp for children aged 4-14 years. They offer safe, fun and affordable sports and activity coaching at Mill Hill Village Sports Club, Burton Hole Lane, Mill Hill.

They would like to offer 20% off places at their camp this May Half Term and Summer 2017, making a day at camp only £12, and a week just £52!!. 

Email and cite the school's name to receive your discount!

FOCUS events – A community by expats for expats
The role of a Parent in their Child's Education
8th May, 10:30-12:30
13 Price of Wales Terrace, W8 5PG
More info

Life Begins Just Outside Your Comfort Zone

11th May, 10:30-12:30
13 Price of Wales Terrace, W8 5PG
More info

Guided Tour of the Lord's Cricket Ground
Career Networking Event18th May, 18:30-20:30
13 Price of Wales Terrace, W8 5PG
More info
  • The recipe must be in metric measurements – Tablespoons and teaspoons are ok (here's a link to help covert if you need it) .
  • All the ingredients must be easily sourced at a London supermarket.
  • It can be a recipe from an existing cookbook – all we ask is that you site the source.

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6, Friern Barnet Lane. N11 3LX

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