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    PARENTS' FORUM - Thursday 14 June - Friendships: the good, the bad and the ugly...how to help your children cope
    Friendships are not only important to our children, but repeated studies have shown that kids who have positive relationships with their peers are likely to be happier and do better at school. Yet friendships can also be challenging, especially in the new super-connected world of social media. From jealousy, to spitefulness and backstabbing, to bullying, all of our kids have to navigate some problems thrown up by friends behaving badly. Dr Terri Apter, a psychologist and writer at Cambridge University, is here to help, at our next CASCA Parents' Forum. She’s written two award-winning books - “The Confident Child” and “Altered Loves: mother and daughters during adolescence” - and has been studying friendships among kids for many years. She will be imparting tips on how to manage conflict, deal with social media and help your children have the best friendships they can. Come along on Thursday 14 June 2018 - bar from 6.30, speaker from 7pm - to find out more and have your questions answered. All CSG parents and carers are welcome!

    SUMMERFEST - Friday 22 June, 6 - 9pm - stall volunteers and prizes needed.
    Our annual SummerFest is just a month away. Look forward to a real festival spirit, with fabulous music, delicious food and great stalls....and entertainment for the whole family.

    But we need lots of CSG parents to help to create all the fun!

    STALLS
    Many thanks to everyone who has offered to help on a stall - we still need parents to run the following stalls:

    • Slime Stall 
    • Strawberries and Cream
    • Beauty Parlour

    We also need lots more volunteers to help on the stalls. Please email Irene, irene@blossomandrose.co.uk if you can help out. New ideas welcomed too.

    PRIZES URGENTLY NEEDED....for the Silent Auction and Tombola and Raffle - all really popular at the SummerFest.

    Silent Auction:  it takes unique, money-can't-buy items to make the Silent Auction really successful. We URGENTLY need items which will entice bidders! 

    • Designer clothes or bags,
    • tickets for events or shows
    • beautiful objects
    • artwork
    • limited edition items....

    Anything that will attract lots of attention and raise lots of money for the school....Please email  Nicki, nicolalongfoot@mac.com.

    Tombola and Raffle: if you have any nice, unused items for the Tombola or Raffle, we'd love to receive them. Home-made delicacies; bottles of wine, liqueur or spirits; signed books; unwanted gifts; bags; glassware; toiletries and perfume; chocolates and sweets; toys or make-up; or local vouchers for a hairdresser or stationery, for example. Please send any offerings as soon as possible to School Reception marked as 'SummerFest'.

    Bric a Brac & Antiques - want to clear out some cupboards? All unbroken bric-a-brac and antiques are warmly welcome – please drop at the School Reception, marked 'SummerFest'.

    Please get in touch with Katrina, our CASCA SummerFest lead this year, if you'd like to play a part in this fun event and can spare a bit of time before or on the evening, k.scior@ucl.ac.uk

     

    DANCE-A-THON: Friday 29 June
    A favourite with the students, led by Nicki Longfoot. Watch this space for more information - it promises to be a lot of fun!

    We're raising funds to get rid of plastic in the school canteen - and buy a new dishwasher, crockery and cutlery for the students' lunchtime dining. All funds from these CASCA events will go into the School Kitchen Pot.

    Best wishes,
    CASCA Team - looking for some new leaders!