Letter 13 by stariya


									LETTER 13                              KNIGHTS TEMPLAR FIRST SCHOOL                             7 December 2006

1. Thank you to everyone who supported and helped organise the Christmas Fayre which raised £2,150 for
the PTFA which will be used towards the Christmas parties.

2. Friday 8 December: Watchet’s Victorian Late Night Opening – Celebration of Queen Catherine’s Night
Pupils have been invited to take part in this event and the teachers are arranging drama (short skit), dancing
and carol singing. Those pupils involved should meet at the Phoenix Centre at 6.10 pm. If you would like
your child to carry a lantern, please meet in the Boat Museum at 5.55 pm to walk to the Esplanade to meet
Father Christmas and escort him to the Museum.

3. SWIMMING: There will be no swimming on Wednesday 20 December (Classes 9 + 10). Swimming will
re-commence on Wednesday 3 January 2007 (the day we return to school).
Pupils in Classes 1 and 2 will start swimming on Thursday 4 January. Please make sure they bring
named swimming kit and towel each Thursday.
Swimming payments are now due: £5 per term or £10 for pupils in Classes 1 and 2.

4. Visit to ‘The Snow Queen’ at the Brewhouse Theatre on Monday 18
December. Packed lunches will be provided for children who normally have a free
school meal; all other pupils must bring a packed lunch that day.
Paid meals will be for Tuesday and Wednesday only that week.

5. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES: In the case of exceptional bad weather, when there is a risk that
the school may close, could parents follow these procedures:

Ring after 8.00 am either:     Mrs Christine Waterman          01984 631199
                               Mrs Marilyn Binding             01984 631915
                               School (after 8.30 am)          01984 634385

During severe weather conditions, the school may be open, but depending on which teachers report in,
normal classes and timetabling may be disrupted. Teachers who are unable to report to this school will be
reporting instead to their nearest school, if safe to do so.

Continuing severe weather – when exceptionally severe weather conditions are forecast for the whole
authority and the Police are recommending that only essential journeys should be made, LEA Officers may
make a decision to close all schools for pupils the following day. Local radio will be contacted and staff and
parents are asked to adhere to any announcement.
Quay West (FM 102.4); BBC Somerset Sound (1566 MW);                Orchard FM (FM 96.5 or 97.1 or 102.6)

6. Could all children be collected from the Christmas Parties at 5.00 pm. It will be dark and it
is expected that the child will be escorted home by an adult, unless pre-arranged with the
teacher (in writing). Party clothes can be worn on the child’s party day or sent in a labelled
carrier bag.

7. Watchet Carnival Club are again organising a Christmas Illumination Competition. There will be prizes
for the Best Dressed/Illuminated House in Watchet and the Best Dressed/Illuminated Street in Watchet.
Judging will take place week commencing Monday 18 December. Winners will be informed on Christmas
Eve during Father Christmas’ trip around Watchet.

For Sale: Mega Blocks – huge storage box jammed full with loads of pieces, incl. School/playground set and space
  ship set. £15 with storage box. £10 without. Tel. 01984 631255 or see Alison Morren outside Class 7.
For Sale: Raleigh Apollo Bicycle, black/orange, 18 gears, full suspension, 24”wheel, v.g.c. £35) Tel. 01984 633542
  Child’s Reflex bicycle, purple/pink sparkle, 16” wheel, v.g.c. nearly new. £30

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