4 December 2023
IMPORTANT – LOTS OF INFORMATION AND REPLY SLIPS ATTACHED!
CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES & ARRANGEMENTS
Dear Parents and Carers
As we approach the festive period, I am writing with exciting details of all our Christmas activities.
Christmas Post Box – from Monday 4 December
From Monday 4 December the post box will be outside the school office entrance for children to post their Christmas cards to their classmates. The last posting date for our post box will be Friday morning 15 December, the box will be emptied once school has started and the cards delivered. Please remember to put the child’s name and class on the envelope, or we will not be able to deliver! The office/class teachers will not be able to give out class lists (child protection). If you aren’t sure of children’s names a possible alternative would be to send one card to the class and then donate the money not spent on cards to charity.
Nativity – Tuesday 19 December at 2.00 pm
Wednesday 20 December at 10.00 am
Our Reception classes (Classes 3 and 4), with help from our Nursery children (Classes 1 and 2), will be taking part in our Nativity on Tuesday 19 December and Wednesday 20 December. The performance on Tuesday will be at 2.00 pm and the performance on Wednesday at 10.00 am. You can order tickets using the slip at the end of this letter. There is a maximum of 4 tickets per family spread across both performances. Tickets in the first instance will only be available to the parents/carers and their families of our Nursery and Reception children.
Christmas Dinner – Tuesday 19 December
Tuesday 19 December will be our school Christmas Dinner day for both children and staff. Both halal and non halal meats are available along with a vegetarian option. Children choose their own meal at the counter. If your child will require the vegetarian option please return the reply slip at the end of this letter by Tuesday 12 December. If your child is in KS2 and usually has a packed lunch but would like to have Christmas Dinner with us please return the slip by Tuesday 12 December and make payment via ParentPay. All children in KS1 will have Christmas Dinner.
Christmas Jumper Day – Tuesday 19 December
Children may wear a Christmas jumper instead of their school jumper with the rest of their school uniform on Tuesday 19 December.
Christmas Church Service – Thursday 21 December – 9.45 am
Our Christmas Service will take place on Thursday 21 December at Holy Trinity & St Jude’s Church. The children will walk to church from school after registration and walk back to school following the service. Parents, carers, extended family and friends are invited to join us for our Christmas Service which will begin at 9.45 am. Can we please ask that you let the children enter the church first.
Christmas Parties – Friday 22 December – Whole School
This year all of our parties will take place on Friday 22 December. The children will have their normal lunch, school will arrange for a snack and drink for the children during their party. The Nursery parties will take place during the normal Nursery sessions.
Party Clothes – we will all be in party clothes on Friday 22 December
Children will take part in a variety of fun games and activities throughout the day, with all classes being allocated time in the hall so that they can have a disco or play games. School cannot accept responsibility for any damage to party clothes worn. Sensible shoes must still be worn; no heels, no open toes.
- Closing Date for Reception places for September 2024 is 15 January 2024 – applications via the Calderdale Council Website.
- School reopens on Tuesday 9 January 2024.
I hope you have found it useful to have all the information at the same time as we look forward to celebrating the festive period with our children and families.
Mrs S Huby