Well done Cristina Palmer

A fantastic Article in The Daily Record Last Friday about Cristina Palmer who is a 10 year old P6 pupil at Dunbar Primary School. Cristina was competing at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow last Friday and by all accounts had a great day.

Cristina has been riding Motorbikes since she was two years old and is regarded as one of the best riders for her age in the UK. Well done Cristina.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/meet-schoolgirl-whos-been-riding-9612179

Dress Down Day and wear a woolly hat! Reminder

Dear Parents/Carers,

We are having a dress down day on Friday 20th January 2017.
As many of you may be aware, Macy, one of our P6 pupils and her family,
are currently raising money to help fund a life changing operation
taking place in the USA in February this year.  This will be a non uniform day and we would like everyone to wear a woolly hat as well.

We would like to support this cause with your help.  This is entirely voluntary and all donations will be gratefully received by the family.  We suggest a £1 donation.

Anyone wishing further information can read more on the following website.
https://www.gofundme.com/fund-spine-surgery-for-macy

We thank you for your support

Helen Gillanders
Head Teacher

Tuesday 17th January

Numeracy Workshop Event P1- P7 parents and pupils
Tuesday 17th January 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Lochend Campus

Following the questionnaire we issued at the Meet the Teacher evenings in August it was clear to us that parents were very keen to find out more about how we teach numeracy and mathematics and to be able to support their son/daughter with homework.

As a school staff we have planned a series of workshops that we hope will offer you an opportunity to get some hands-on experience of the methodologies, strategies, games and activities we use to teach your children. These are detailed on the back of this sheet.

We have set up a wide variety of activities and you are very welcome to attend any of these – you may want to attend some that are further up the school to get an idea of what will be coming next, or you might want to attend those specific to your own child’s stage – the choice is yours.

All workshops will last 15 mins and we will then give everyone 5 minutes to get to their next workshop – everyone will have the opportunity to attend 3 on the night. Our very helpful Primary 7 Meeters and Greeters will be on hand to get you all to the right classrooms.

You are very welcome to bring your son/daughter on the night and we are keen for them to come along to join in the activities.

In order to help us with planning and organisation on the night we would be very grateful if you would complete the attached form (sent out to all parents, see photo below) to help us with organisation and numbers attending, however you can turn up on the night and we will be delighted to see you all.

Mrs Gillanders
Headteacher

 

Dress Down Day for Macy

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Dear Parents/Carers,

We would like to hold a dress down day on Friday 20th January 2017.
As many of you may be aware, Macy, one of our P6 pupils and her family,
are currently raising money to help fund a life changing operation
taking place in the USA in February this year.  This will be a non uniform day and we would like everyone to wear a woolly hat as well.

We would like to support this cause with your help.  This is entirely voluntary and all donations will be gratefully received by the family.  We suggest a £1 donation.

Anyone wishing further information can read more on the following website.
https://www.gofundme.com/fund-spine-surgery-for-macy

We thank you for your support

Helen Gillanders
Head Teacher

La fête des rois

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Today children in Primary 1 and Primary 2 celebrated La fête des rois (Three Kings Day).  This festival takes place on 6 January in France when the youngest child in the family wears a crown and gets to cut and distribute the ‘galette’ cake.  Our photo shows some of our youngest Primary 1 children who got to wear the crown in their class today.  This link is a little song about the tradition.

Anti-bullying Workshops

respectme_logoDear Parent

I am please to inform you that respectme, the Scottish National Anti-bullying Service has offered to deliver Parent Workshops in East Lothian.

The content will cover:

  • Distinguishing between what bullying behaviour is and what it is not
  • Exploring the latest research in Scotland on online bullying and face to face bullying
  • Identifying what parents can do to deal with bullying behaviour
  • Understanding what to do if your child is bullying someone else
  • Exploring how to help to create environments where bullying cannot flourish

We will run two workshops on Wednesday 15th March 2017. One at 12.30-2.30pm at the Corn Exchange in Haddington and another at 6.30-8.30pm at Knox Academy in Haddington.

We can offer 40 places on each workshop so they will be available on a first come, first serve basis. If we are over subscribed we may be able to offer additional workshops.

If interested please e-mail anti-bullying@eastlothian.gov.uk stating what time you would like to attend.

 

Also, following on from an Initial Consultation in October 2016 we are now seeking parents views on the draft East Lothian Anti-bullying Policy “Respect for all”. You can view and comment on this at

https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/education/anti-bullying-policy-consultation/

 

Kind Regards

Marie Prior

Anti-bullying Policy Working Group

School back Monday 09 01 2017

Dear Parents,

A Happy New Year to all for 2017. A reminder that school starts Monday 09 January for all pupils.

Holiday Reminders.

The next school break will be Friday 10th February till Monday 20th February 2017.

Easter break Friday 31st March till Tuesday 18th April 2017.

May Holiday, Monday 1st May 2017.

Inservice Day, Monday 22nd May 2017.

Term Ends Friday 30th June 2017.

Return, Wednesday 16th August 2017.

Hope this is helpful.

A MacRury DHT