The Future of The Ark Thank you to everyone who attended the Special General Meeting on 28th September. In total, 25 parents and carers attended the meeting, together with The Ark staff. Sarah Ayre explained the potential benefits of recommending that The Ark is incorporated into a limited company, whilst at the same time retaining its charitable status. The concluding public vote resulted in a unanimous approval for the recommendation. The committee is now proceeding with all of the necessary work to ensure the incorporation moves ahead. We will keep you informed of progress. Thank you for your support – the staff and committee of The Ark appreciate it enormously.
Bags for School Thank you to everyone who donated their unwanted items in October. It was much appreciated and goes towards our fundraising drive. Please keep collecting for our next Bags 2 School day in April.
Children’s Photos With Christmas coming, here’s the perfect present for family members and friends! We still have some sittings slots available for Sunday 7th and Saturday 13th November. Please refer to the schedules at your nearest Ark site. If you have booked a sitting but are now unable to attend please do let staff know so that the sitting can be filled by another child.
Birth Certificates It is very important that we have a copy of the birth certificate of all children attending The Ark. If you have not done so already, please could we ask you to provide a copy as soon as possible. Without this information, The Ark is unable to claim government funding for your child’s nursery provision.
Change of Address If you are on the move, or have recently relocated, it is essential to provide details of new contact details to The Ark
Events for your Diary:
Dads Day - Saturday 13th November (10am-1pm). Venue: The Ark Southfield School. Come on down and say hello!
Bags for School – 6th April 2011
Children’s Photos - Sunday 7th November & Saturday 13th November (Dean’s St Studios in Northgate). Extra dates available if these are unsuitable.
The Ark Summer Fair - Saturday 11th June 2011
Term Dates Autumn Term 2 - Monday 1st November – Friday 17th December Spring Term 1 - Tuesday 4th January – Friday 18th February Spring Term 2 - Monday 28th February – Friday 8th April Summer Term 1 - Tuesday 26th April – Friday 27th May Summer Term 2 - Monday 6th June – Friday 22nd July
Welcome Back A warm welcome back to everyone and especially to the new starters in what promises to be a busy year for The Ark.
The Future of The Ark As you may be aware, The Ark is on the brink of several important decisions regarding its future. As a parent or carer, your views and interests concerning these important decisions are vital to preserving and developing The Ark for your children and those attending in the future. Please could you attend a Special General Meeting. It will be held on Tuesday 28th September at 6.30 p.m. at the Burley Road site. The meeting will last for a maximum of half an hour and only one issue needs to be voted upon. This single issue is crucial for the future of the Ark. This issue will be fully explained at the meeting. We need at least 30 people to attend in order for the meeting to be valid, so if you could make every effort to attend that would be great. Thank you in advance for your support – the staff and committee of The Ark appreciate it enormously.
Bags for School The next bag collection will be on 13th October. This year we are using a new company called Happy School Bag as they have a better rate of return for our collected items. Maybe this is the time for an Autumn clear out? Any bagged items of clean clothing and linens gratefully received at your local Ark site
Dads Day Dad’s Day is scheduled to take place on Saturday 10th October (10am-1pm). The morning is always full of games, fun and activities for the children, along with breakfast for smaller and larger ones alike. The venue is The Ark Family Centre in the grounds of Southfield School. Come on down and say hello!
Events for your Diary: Special General Meeting - Tuesday 28th September.6.30 p.m. Burley Road. Bags for School - 13th October 2010 Children’s Photos - Sunday 7th November & Saturday 13th November (Dean’s St Studios in Northgate). Extra dates available if these are unsuitable.
The Ark Summer Fair - Saturday 11th June 2011
Term Dates Autumn Term 1 - Wednesday 1st September – Friday 15th October Autumn Term 2 - Monday 1st November – Friday 17th December Spring Term 1 - Tuesday 4th January – Friday 18th February Spring Term 2 - Monday 28th February – Friday 8th April Summer Term 1 - Tuesday 26th April – Friday 27th May Summer Term 2 - Monday 6th June – Friday 22nd July