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Myleene Klass reprimanded over birthday present row

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Singer Myleene Klass has been publicly reprimanded by her daughter's head teacher after poking fun at other parents online.

The Classic FM presenter had described an email request from a parent who suggested a £10 donation for a "class birthday gift" as "bonkers".

She posted her own mock email, asking for donations to buy a unicorn.

"If you can't tweet anything nice, don't tweet anything at all," the head teacher said in a letter.

'No more unicorns'

"How I wish I could focus on your daughters'education and not on responding to media trivia and car parking complaints," she wrote.

"How many times this week have I been asked to comment/act/intervene/reprimand/ ...do something!

"Mutual respect and tolerance. FBV [Fundamental British Values]...

"No more blocking in the neighbours.

"No more unicorns."

The response was sent to parents after Ms Klass posted the email request she received on her Instagram account, but changed the names of those involved.

The message read: "Jane and Hannah would prefer a class birthday gift for their daughters this year.

"Sarah would like a kindle and Lola a desk, (very studious choices!!) so if you would like to join in, please can I collect a suggested £10 from you before the party on Feb 9th."

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Image caption Ms Klass said the email was "bonkers"

The email added: "Thanx and no obligation of course."

A second message added that £10 "seems to be a popular amount, but feel free to give what you like or indeed, to give your own gift."

In a reply posted on the site Ms Klass, the former Hear'Say singer who lives in north London, asked for help to buy a "real, live unicorn" for her daughter via a fictitious address.

She asked others to contribute via her daughters' book bag or www.getwhatyouregivenandendthismadness.com.

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Image caption Ms Klass asked for donations for a unicorn in a reply

Last month, a father revealed he had been sent an invoice for failing to give notice that his five-year-old son would not be attending a birthday party.

Derek Nash said the birthday boy's mother sent him an invoice for £15.95 after his son did not attend.

She claimed Mr Nash had left her out of pocket and had not informed her that his son Alex would not be attending.

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