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What’s on at The Library?

librarywhatsonPicApril2013Another edition of the quarterly publication What’s On at the Library is now available from Waltham Forest Library Service.

You can find information about Cityread London 2013, reading groups in LBWF libraries, family arts and craft activities and Rhythm, Rap and Rhyme events.

A great range of stimulating and exciting things to explore within the context of your local library.

Look out for the featured history events – stories of migration, history of your house and Just Like Morris – great activities reminding us of our past and how our experiences now will affect all our futures.

Get to your library, get thinking – get informed and entertained in Waltham Forest!

Easter Daze 2013 – things to do

easterdazePicmarch2013As always Waltham Forest have produced a great holiday activity supplement to keep you informed about what is going on during the holiday break.

You can view, print or download a pdf copy of Easter Daze 2013 here.

Choices of venue and a great range of activities for the the whole age range of your family. get your free e-copy of Easter Daze here.

Have a good seasonal break!

School open – Tuesday 22nd January

tractorPic4We are delighted to let you know that school will be open on the morning of Tuesday 22nd. January.

(Did you know that the Borough has a great set of Leisure and Culture pages?)

A great source of things to do in Waltham Forest when the weather is bad, or the holidays are approaching).

Read more here…

World Book Day 2013?

worldBookDay2013PicWorld Book Day next year will be on March 7th, 2013.

Now is the time for nurseries and primary schools to register their interest in taking part in this great literacy event for children. Eight more great books will be available for only £1 each.

The World Book Day web site has some great resources available for children, schools and parents and carers. You can download resources now from this World Book Day web page here.

Once registered more materials are available to support learning – look out for the ‘sign-up’ link on the resources page – use them in the classroom, at home, or in your library.

You can see the books selected for next year’s event here…and there will be some great events and activities taking place too!

The Legacy of Independence

blackHistoryMonthPic6October 2012 will see a wide range of activities and events to celebrate Black History Month in Waltham Forest. The theme this year is ‘The Legacy of Independence’.

You can find a free online booklet from Waltham Forest mapping the celebration here.

Inside you will find events for children and families, history events and film screenings and workshops. Some events will charge a small entrance fee, but those taking place in Borough libraries and at the Vestry House Museum are free.

Waltham Forest have a complete diary web page for Black History Month events, making it easy to find an event near you – find it online here.

For parents, carers and with some titles for children, the Borough library service have created a recommended reading list for the month. You can see it here…

Community events in Waltham Forest – September 2012

melaLondonPicWaltham Forest Mela in conjunction with Leyton Day
Sunday 9 September 1pm-7pm, Leyton Cricket Ground E10 6PY
Join us for a fantastic day of live music, fun fair rides and activities for all the family, showcasing Asian dance and music as well as local talent.

See the (.pdf) poster on this Waltham Forest web page here…

Re-opening of Lloyd Park
Saturday 15 September 12 noon-5pm, Lloyd Park E17 5EH

Celebrate the re-opening of Lloyd Park after a £4.48million transformation.
There’ll be live music and free activities including survival skills, sports,
guided walks, children’s entertainment and face painting.
Plus meet your park people, bicycle security marking and dog microchipping.

See more event news on this Waltham Forest web page here…

Car Free Day
Sunday 16 September 1pm-7pm, outside Leytonstone tube station E11 1AA

The streets of Leytonstone will be closed to cars for a family fun day featuring
market stalls and live music from ska band The Selecter and other local acts.

See the (.pdf) poster on this Waltham Forest web page here…

SummerDaze 2012 is here…

summerDaze2012pic-mA new edition of Summer Daze for 2012 is now available online from the Borough. Packed full of holiday activities, this Olympic Special Edition also features over 50 schools open for fun in the summer of 2012.

You can view, print or download a copy of this booklet here. (.pdf file)

You can read about how children can take part in the Going for Gold Challenge, as part of the Schools Open for Summer programme in Waltham Forest.

As well as a directory of activities by age group, there is also a great section on gettting around during The Olympics.

LBWF have a web page where you can read more about Summer Daze, as well as whats going on in local libraries, parks and the arts in Waltham Forest. You can read more here…

Summer Daze is always a great read for parents and carers, but it’s got lots more this year to find out about. Happy summer break!

School uniform and M & S

uniformPic3We are pleased that from the 30th June 2012 parents and carers will be able to buy your school uniform online, courtesy of the retailer Marks and Spencer.

You will be able to find the full range of our school’s uniform including embroidered products, and plain trousers, skirts, shirts, and more in our school’s approved colours.

More information can be found on our uniform page on the main school site. There is a detailed information leaflet that you can view, print or download on the page too.

You can explore the Marks and Spencer school uniform shop online here.

Every purchase you make contributes a small amount to our funds too. We hope you enjoy using our new online facility.

Local Elections: 3rd May 2012

ballotBoxPic5Don’t forget that the local elections will take place in England on 3rd May 2012.

Our School and Nursery will be closed except for use as a polling station on that day.

You can find out more information about the Local Elections in England on the pages of The Electoral Commission. You can read more here…

The Commission also have web pages that can tell you more about the elections for the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. You can see more here…

If you would like more information on voting in general, why not visit the About My Vote website – full of useful information about how to register to vote, moving house, students and their vote and more. See About My Vote here…

Winter Daze – February half term 2012

winterDazeFebruary2012Pic-mWinter Daze for February half term is now available to view and download on the LBWF web site.

Packed with ideas and information about centres of activity for the forthcoming half term holiday. The range of things to do covers sport, crafts, gardening and much more.

As always Waltham Forest services cover a range of ages, with something to do for the under 5’s, 5 plus, 13 – 19 years…and people of all ages and abilities too.

You can see the latest edition of Winter Daze on the Waltham Forest borough web site here.

You can download and view a .pdf copy of the booklet here.

Happy half term break everybody!

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