Sunday, 29 September 2013

Yellow Beaver's Log Chew for 26th September 2013

Dear Beaver, Mums and Beavers

Welcome to another Log Chew.

This week we have welcomed a new Beaver called Flynn and we hope he will be very happy with us.

Ethan has lost his arm plaster but Jacob has got one on now.  It seems these things come in 3s, so who is next we wonder?

Please can you try and come promptly so that we can start at 6.30pm.  We only have one hour, which goes by so fast that we can hardly fit everything in.

We give the Beavers a snack each week and for the last 2 weeks, we have had chocolate biscuits.  Does this make your son or daughter hyper?  We have noticed over the last two weeks a change in some children's behaviour and wondered if this was the reason?  Would you let me know if it they are allergic

We are still collecting egg boxes and would be pleased if you could bring any along each week.  This is for an activity later on in the year, but I need about 50+.

Each week after our opening ceremonies, I ask the Beavers to remove their neckers to make it safer as they are running around.  However, for the last 2 weeks we have had issues over whose scarf belongs to whom.  Please, please will you write their name on the label so that we can stop any arguments about ownership. 

Congratulations to Sam who celebrates his 7th birthday before we meet again next week.  We all sang him happy birthday tonight and gave him is cake and card.

Finally, we now have all the sponsor money in and together with the admission money and raffle held on the night, you helped us raise £500 (after expenses)

Thank you very much. Additionally, when I make the claim at the end of the tax year, we will be able to recover 28p in the £ from HMRC on the sponsorship donations, which gives us approx £100 more.

See you next week when a new Beaver will be joining us - see if you can spot him when you arrive and be sure to say hello!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Yellow Beaver's Log chew for 12th September

Dear Mums and Dads and Beavers

Welcome back to the new term.  We have had 5 new Beavers join us and welcome to:
Lucy, Aston, Jay, Cori and Ethan.  We really hope you enjoy yourselves with us all

Well, last week, we started on our Air Activities Badge and will continue this for another couple of weeks.  Last week we started off by making and flying paper airplanes, which I think everybody enjoyed.  We were really surprised at just how far we could make them go.  Does anyone know how to fly a plane or has been a Steward/ess?

Just a reminder that subs are now £2.00 a week and you do have to pay for the weeks that you have been missing.  Sorry - but the building is expensive to run and repair as well as our annual capitation for each child we are required to pay, which is about £30 per head. BUT, We do know we offer good value for money!

I am still collecting Egg boxes for a Programme that I have planned later on in the year, but I will need about 100 boxes, so please do keep bringing them.

If there is any more sponsor money to come back, please can we have it, together with the form by the end of September, so that I can report back to you with the totals and make the tax claim etc.  Any problems, please do contact me.

We will be having a little competition each week for the 'best scarf' with sweeties as a prize.  I would like to encourage all the Beavers to look smart and tidy as habits formed now will continue into adulthood! Please give them a helping hand and a reminder before them come each week.

I have now finished painting the boys' toilets, so please have a look when you come up on Thursday. 

Next on the list is the kitchen, back (cupboard) room and upstairs. If anyone would offer me some assistance with this, I would be very very grateful.  It is just a couple of coats of emulsion and so it is a relatively quick job (if there is more than one of you).  Just let me know when it is convenient for you.

New Mums and Dads and Beavers - do look our for this email each week as it lets you know whats happening.

See you Thursday, bright and early.