FINAL WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE!
SEE YOU THIS SATURDAY!
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THANK YOU STUDENTS, PARENTS AND TEACHERS
The 76th Dragon Sale is finally nearly upon us.
It is with immense gratitude that we say THANK YOU to you all.
This is the one annual event when the whole school comes together for an extravaganza of fun with a serious purpose; every penny goes to support children’s charities. From start to finish, the Sale embodies all of the best qualities of our school.
We are so appreciative of everyone’s time and dedication during this busy time of year.
We hope that everyone has a fantastic time on Saturday.
CHECK OUT THE LIVE AND SILENT AUCTIONS
JENNY SAVILLE DRAWING IN THE LIVE AUCTION
DON’T MISS OUT on this incredible opportunity to buy one of Jenny Saville’s drawings.
One of the original members of the Young British Artists - Jenny Saville’s work is highly collectible.
RAFFLE - TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO BUY ONLINE BEFORE THE SALE!
ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSE Thursday 12th December @ 5PM
EASY ORDERING ONLINE Today! To help the Raffle Ticket team process your tickets before the big day, please buy your tickets online today. All you need to do is click here and we will email your E-tickets before the day of the Sale - but don’t despair - we have everyone’s Ticket Colours & Numbers with us on the day and will text your mobile at 11:30 if you have won a prize - so keep checking at the Stall or on your Phone. To view the FULL LIST of AMAZING RAFFLE PRIZES please click here
2019 OPENING OF THE SALE- RORY STEWART & THE DRAGON PARENT CHOIR
Please come early on Saturday as we have a 2 fantastic events right at the start of the Sale
The Dragon Parents Choir, directed by Steph Pirrie, will perform in front of Polly’s Tree at 9.20 on Saturday morning
The Sale will be officially opened at 9.30 by OD, former MP and now candidate for Mayor of London Rory Stewart. Please come and join us in welcoming Rory.
AUTHORS' CORNER: GIFTS FOR EVERY READER IN YOUR FAMILY!
This year's Authors' Corner offers a smorgasbord of literature for all ages, featuring some very familiar faces - Prue Leith, Ben Miller, Rory Stewart and our very own Nick Fry; wonderful wit - Patrick Kidd from the Times and Chelsea Renton's cartoons; delicious cookery - Pip Spence and Lucinda Miller; nail-biting novels - Jessica Fellowes and Kate Weinberg; beautiful flowers - the Land Gardeners Bridget Elworthy & Henriette Courtauld; Allie Esiri with Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year and an inspiring gathering of children's authors, including three Carnegie medal-winning or shortlisted writers (Kevin Crossley-Holland, Amy Wilson & Jasbinder Bilan).
Authors' Corner is in three locations: Lab A, Lab B and the Rink. You will have the opportunity to have every book inscribed with a personal signature to your loved one and a chance to chat with the author. Please note that Prue Leith is likely to be very busy - we advise coming early! Also please note that Rory Stewart is signing books from 10.00-10.45am. Thank-you very much for your support; Authors' Corner makes a very significant contribution to the overall amount raised for the Dragon Sale charities. There are full details for every author click here.
ONLY 30 TICKETS LEFT - CHILDREN’S AUTHOR EVENT (MCLT)
We are delighted to announce that Matt Brown will be appearing at the MCLT (Michael Cowen Lecture Theatre) from 11.25am on the day of the Dragon Sale. Matt Brown has worked as a radio producer, DJ and TV presenter and now author. Matt uses his books to inspire kids to come up with amazing characters. He'll also do some incredible magic tricks. The event is perfect for Years 3-6. Tickets are £5 and can be booked by clicking here. This is a great way to keep your children entertained during the Live Auction. We expect tickets for this event to sell out soon so book now to avoid disappointment.
ATTENTION ALL STALLHOLDERS
If you are running a stall on Saturday, you need to be familiarised about the set-up procedures, timeline and bank system. This is all included in the Stallholder & Bank Notes, (click either and you can read or download a copy of each set of notes), which you’ve hopefully already received. Please contact Georgia Goss (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Please also remember that lunch on Friday is running differently this year. The children setting-up stalls will have lunch provided to them by the school. The parents will not have lunch, but should arrive at 1:15 when set-up begins.
WEAR YOUR CHRISTMAS JUMPERS OR YOUR NEW DRAGON ONESIES OR HOODIES ON SATURDAY
Attention all students, teachers and parents... Do you think you have the most fabulously awful Christmas jumper? To add to the festive spirit please wear it to the Sale. Alternatively please wear your new Dragon onesies or hoodies from Dragonalia.
CASH PLEASE - PAYMENT METHODS AT THE DRAGON SALE
Please bring plenty of cash to the Sale as this is the main method of payment. Payment by cheque is also still available, cheques should be made out to “Dragon Sale Account”. Card payment is available in Authors’ Corner and also for the Auctions. Auction payments can also be settled by BACS transfer.
We won’t say no to more donations of champagne for the champagne stall this year. Please donate if you can and leave at the lodge FAO Katie Stringer. A reminder to all guests aged over 18 but who may look under 21 to bring ID!
DONATE TO THE DRAGON SALE
We know that some of you may not be able to make it to this year’s Sale due to travel and other commitments. If you would like to contribute to the Dragon Sale Charity please click on the yellow ‘donate’ button at the top of every webpage. Many thanks in advance for your generous support of the Dragon Sale.