Christmas at RAMJS
Dear Parents/ Carers,
As we head towards the festive period, I wanted to communicate some of the changes to this year’s procedures and events. There are some alterations as a result of our
Each class enjoyed the Virtual Christmas Pantomime, Cinderella on Tuesday 1st December. Although we could not attend an actual Pantomime this year, the children appeared to really enjoy it.
On Friday 4th December, we are allowing children to attend school in their own choice of clothes. In exchange for this opportunity, school are looking for a donation towards their Christmas hamper raffle. These are optional donations, but we hope you can support their fundraising if you are in a position to do so.
Each class will have a party afternoon with activities on either Monday 14th December or Tuesday 15th December. Due to Covid restrictions, the children will be unable to bring any party food or drinks in to school. The children are still to wear their uniform on this day.
Cards and presents
In line with guidance, we are unable to allow cards to be freely distributed around school between children. We will need to quarantine cards for 48 hours before giving them out. To make this manageable, we would like the children to bring Christmas cards for their friends into school by Tuesday 15th December. Your child will need to give them to their class teacher where they will put into quarantine and then give them out at the end of the week. Please do not bring cards in after this day.
We have had enquiries about cards or gifts to teachers. If you wish to do this, you are very welcome to do so. Staff will quarantine items as necessary.
Christmas Jumper Day
We are allowing children to wear a Christmas jumper on Thursday 17th December. This is the same day as the Christmas Dinner. The only adaptation in uniform should be your child’s jumper. This is not a non-uniform day and we are not asking for any donations.
Christmas dinner is on Thursday, 17 December. These have had to be pre-ordered and payment has to be made via ParentPay. If you have indicated that your child does not want a Christmas Dinner, please remember to send them with a packed lunch on that day. We will be listening to lots of Christmas music so hope the children enjoy themselves!
Tickets for the Christmas Raffle are now on sale but can only be purchased via ParentPay. As usual there will be lots of fantastic prizes to win. The tickets cost £1 per strip of 5. Once paid, the tickets will be sent home with your child. The raffle will be drawn on Thursday 17th December.
As much as we all love celebrating Christmas, we must make sure our children remain focused in their work for as long as possible. As a result, we are asking that children do not bring in Christmas accessories such as festive headbands until the last week of term.
Many thanks for your continued support.
With kind regards,