This week at Dunbar Primary School it is ‘Walk to School Week’!
All forms of active travel (including walking!) will be recorded each day in class and pupils who have travelled actively all week will receive a badge on Friday.
We always do well with our active travel and hopefully the weather will be in our favour!
Parents are reminded that on Saturday 3rd October there will be Flu Vaccinations for all participating pupils in the John Muir Campus. The vaccinations will take place in the main hall. Parents should enter the school via the front door.
Timings are as follows:
Our annual Granparents day takes place on Tuesday 6th at John Muir Campus and from 9.00 to 9.45am.
On Wednesday 7th of October we welcome Grandparents to our Lochend Campus from 9.00am till 9.45am.
Coffee will be served in the cafeteria in both campuses after the classroom visits. All grandparents are welcome to join us at one or both sites. We are looking forward to seeing you all next week.
On Friday we introduced Lucette and Jacque our French puppets to the Primary One children. Lucette and Jacque helped us practise Hello, Goodbye and Thank you , to celebrate the European Day of Languages.
We are also very pleased to announce that Cylia Toumache our French Assistant will start working in school on Wednesdays starting in October.
It would be great if parents who feel confident reading French storybooks get in touch with Mrs Hare in P1a and we can arrange for some story times with the Primary Ones..
P7 leave for Dounans tomorrow! This is the first event in the 2015/2016 transition programme and a fantastic opportunity to make new friends from across the four P7 classes and the cluster schools.
Wifi isn’t great at Dounans but it is available in certain areas! We will definitely be able to update our @DunbarPrimary twitter page daily so please check it out! We will also try to upload a bigger selection of photos to the P7 blog but this will depend on the wifi connection.
Keep an eye out for tweets and blog posts!
Pupils at Lochend Campus were set a challenge by Paul Andrews (site manager) to create their own safety posters for the extension work. Paul judged the entries and came along to deliver the prizes at our weekly assembly.
The winners won a book token and as an extra prize, Paul gave their class a box of chocolates to enjoy!
Their posters are now displayed outside to remind everyone about staying safe near a building site.
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2016 – 2017 School Session Dates
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness(http://www.bechildcanceraware.org) month and we are delighted once again to promote this charity to raise the profile of childhood cancer and help to raise funds for this important cause.
On Friday 25th September all children are invited to dress down in gold/yellow (childhood cancer colours) or pjs / onesies and asked to make a donation to show their support.
Staff will be having their own Coffee Morning and dress down day in support of MacMillan Cancer.
Your child may have mentioned that we are not fully up and running with Accelerated Reader yet. We hoped that all P5 – P7 pupils would have taken their STAR Reader test by now but due to updates with the site we have been unable to do this.
We are almost ready to go and think that pupils will be able to start quizzing next week. As soon as we are told the site is ‘live’, I will post a message here to let you know.