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South School Newsletter
24 February 2003

Dear Parent/ Guardian,
Almost the end of February and it’s certainly been a hectic term so far.
Thank you for your support and patience over the few days when the weather was wintery and the school was closed. The Highland Council Help-line number is a superb resource and please continue to use it to find out about school closure updates in adverse weather.

Uniform Prices
The company which supply our school uniform items have reduced the cost of some of their items – including the round neck t-shirts, which are super for P.E. kit or for use in the summer days.

Caithness Music Festival
The syllabus for the Caithness Music Festival is now out and children can decide whether they wish to take part in verse speaking – copies of the relevant poem are available from your child’s teacher. If you wish your child to take part then please send in the enrolment fee of £1.50 by Monday 10th March at the latest.

Playground Issues
A number of issues have recently arisen which have needed to be clarified. Children have been constantly told not to play on the grass, this is still the case and I would appreciate your support, so please have a word with your child. The grass is so wet and muddy that not only do their clothes get dirty but it does also spoil their fun!   The game of British Bulldogs has been banned, as it is so rough!  Children have also been told about the importance of sticking to all the Golden Rules especially, “Do be gentle”.

Pultneytown People’s Project
Can you please hand in any minibus tokens from the Press and Journal and Co-op dishes tokens
to school, the Project are keen to be involved in both these schemes and we will pass on the

Bring And Buy Sale
The children in P6 and P7 are continuing their fundraising for the Aviemore trip with a Bring and Buy sale on Thursday 27th Feb. at 2pm. This is a perfect opportunity for you to have a clear out.  Any unwanted toys, books or bric-a-brac would be most appreciated. Please hand in by Thursday morning. The sale is open to school pupils only.  The Bingo Night at the end of January raised over £500, the Steven’s lorry fundraiser totalled £135 and the children are involved in ongoing collections in class. Well done!

Doughnut Day
T We are participating in this event again and it takes place this Friday. Your child can place their order with their class teacher for either a plain or iced doughnut. Cost is 30p.  Orders can be NO LATER than Thursday morning. The money raised goes to “Save the Children”.   This is organised by Macdonald’s Bakery.

Book Fair
The Book Fair will take place next week in the reception area of the school. The fair will be managed by parent volunteers and will be open: -

Tuesday – Thursday 10am –12noon for children.
Thursday 1.30pm – 3.00pm for parents.
Your child will bring a leaflet and a World Book Day voucher home on Friday.

Nursery Enrolment
Nursery enrolments will take place in the week beginning 17th March. If you have a child of pre-school age or if you know of anyone who has, then please keep a lookout in the local press for further details and arrangements.

Many thanks for your continued support and please contact me if you have any queries or concerns.

Kind regards,

Pat Bowers – Headteacher