I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you who made it along for our Meet the Teacher event last week, there was a fantastic turn out and it was so lovely to have you all back in the building and many of you for the first time! Our MacMillan coffee event raised an amazing £502! This event was in memory of Leigh-Anne Donnelly who gave so much of herself to the school. We keep the family very much in our prayers.
A big thank you to our parents who organised the uniform giveaway too – this was well attended and we hope to replicate this again in the near future.
Our more formal parent’s evenings will take place on 5th and 12th of October where you will get the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress. The majority of parents voted for face to face meetings in a recent survey. You will receive more information on this nearer the time but you may wish to save the date.
Support for families – we are all aware of how the rise in costs are causing difficulties for some families. We are regularly given support from the church and the SVDP to help individual families but we are also not completely aware of where this need is so I would ask you to contact me on my headteacher email if your family would benefit from any sort of financial support and we can direct our support more efficiently. This will be dealt with in a very confidential manner. Please do not hesitate to get in contact.
Photographs – Our P1 classes had their photos taken yesterday for the annual P1 edition of the Glasgow Times. We have not been given a date of when they will be published yet, Glasgow Times have said they will be in touch nearer the time with a date and order forms. Photographers from Tempest Photography will be in school on the 3rd and 4th of November – 3rd November for portrait photos of all pupils and the 4th of November for P1 and P7 class photos.
Next week is the national ‘Big Green Week’. One of our parents will be talking to the pupils during assembly about sustainability and what they can do to help. On Friday 30th we will be having a non-uniform day and asking for £1 donation to support Just One Tree https://www.justonetree.life/about-us.html
Every year the school completes a Standards and Quality Report and this is attached for your perusal.
Reminder – school is closed Friday 23rd and Monday 26th September for September Weekend holiday.
As you know there is a planned strike by Unison next week resulting in our school being closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I will be in touch as soon as anything changes.
8th September is our school’s feast day so we plan to celebrate it on Friday 9th by attending mass at 10am and then having our yearly whole school picnic in the playground at lunch time. Children are invited to bring their picnic blankets and cushions in for this and if you could provide them with a packed lunch. If your child requires a school packed lunch please book this option on ParentPay. As it is a special day we are even allowed to have some ‘unhealthy’ snacks 😊. If you are available to help escort your child’s class to church please let the class teacher know or call the office and let’s pray for a dry day.
The following week on 14th September we have our meet the teacher night and we look forward to welcoming you into the school and hopefully you can stay on for a wee cuppa and enjoy some home baking, supporting MacMillan at the same time.
The children have been busy electing their captains and house captains this week and I want to say a big well done to all of the children who put themselves forward, they demonstrated real confidence and had prepared very well. We say congratulations to the following candidates:
Water – Captain -Anna Grady ~ Vice Captain – Amber Milligan Shah
I am sure they will all do a fantastic job.
In the next week or so we will be electing our committee members too so the children will have many opportunities to demonstrate their leadership skills and represent their classmates in many issues.
Thank you to those of you who are dropping and going in the morning, I can see a difference at the gates and children can now easily get into the playground safely, please continue to do this.
A reminder again to please LABEL all belongings and it is really helpful if you put the current class too as we can then quickly get it returned to the child. If passed down from a sibling or friend please update the label – it will save us a LOT of time – thank you in advance!
PE Times and Uniform/Kit
Children in P1-3 should wear a white t-shirt/polo shirt with black/navy shorts/leggings/joggers on their gym day. All clothing should be plain with no branding.
Children from P4-7 will now change for gym in the changing rooms. They should wear their school uniform on gym days and bring their PE Kit with them. They may want to wear shorts under their skirt/trousers.
Please see a list of gym days for all classes below: