Mougins School

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From Sue Dunnachie

The School is delighted to be able to offer our parents an opportunity to purchase original festive decorations created by the Atelier d'Art Floral de Mougins, members of whom have been providing and nurturing our internal planting and floral arrangements for many years. The Association will be present on Friday 5th December at 15h30 outside the School Office when the PTA offers mulled wine and festive gourmandises to parents, as well as a chance to exercise your vocal chords with a seasonal sing along. Examples of the decorations will be available, together with the possibility to order and then collect your purchases on 12th December or by arrangement with the Association. A presentation book is in the Office should you wish to have a preview of the floral arrangements.

For several years parents and students of Mougins School have tried to brighten the lives of children in hospital during the festive season and we would like to continue this gesture. If you wish to participate, you can do so by purchasing a new toy or children's gift and bring it to your child's/children's class,unwrapped, between 1st and 12th December. All gifts must be new as they need to be sterile and they will be delivered to the Lenval Hospital for Children in Nice. I thank you in advance for your kind generosity. Living in this beautiful part of the world, it is hard to believe that there are many senior citizens and families who are in precarious situations or poverty. In order to ensure that they have the necessary minimum to survive the winter months you may wish to donate a food item (dried/tinned goods, pasta, rice, pulses, biscuits, cereals etc). Just one item per family would help those in need. If you wish to donate, please put your items in my office before 12th December.

We are continuing to support victims of the typhoon in the Philippines in 2014, many of whom are still living in tents. If you have clothes, (lightweight), you wish to donate, please put them in a plastic bag marked PHILIPPINES. Should you have children's winter clothes we are also collecting these for children from Africa who come to France for surgical interventions that cannot be performed in their home country. These children stay with host families who may not have the means to clothe them and they will be needing winter weight clothing at this time of year. Should you be able to help with a donation please bring in your items in a plastic bag clearly marked AFRICA. †Please bring in your clothing donations to my office during the week of 7th ñ 12th December (last day).

Should you wish to make a financial donation to a cause that is being supported by the School, there is a box in the School Office in which you may put an envelope, clearly marked please with either EDUCATINGCAMBODIA or CANCER RESEARCH. Sincere thanks, once again, to all those parents who support our causes so generously. For your information, the 3,000Ä raised during our inaugural theatre evening for Cambodia has been used to purchase school books and uniforms for the children attending school, as well as paying the teacher's salaries for the month of December. The 800Ä raised by the Primary School on Pyjama Day has gone into a fund †to raise money for a High School. The recipients thank you all for caring.