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School Meals

School lunches

The new winter menu starts on Monday 31st October 2016 and we are also beginning a new system of ordering lunches in an attempt to reduce the waste from the kitchen and ensure that children receive the meal of their choice.  The system involves the use of coloured wristbands and has been used successfully in other schools.

At registration in the morning children will indicate whether they are having a main meal (blue band), the vegetarian option (green band) or a baked potato (yellow band).  These colours correspond with the colour coding printed on the menu.  Please take time to discuss with your child what they might like so that they are in a position to make a decision as soon as they arrive at school.  They will then be issued with a band of an appropriate colour and the kitchen will cook sufficient quantities of each meal to ensure that no one is disappointed.  Children must not change bands with anyone else as they will be given the meal which corresponds with their colour.

We will be telling the children about these changes in school but it would be helpful if you could reinforce the message at home too.  Any feedback on the new system will be welcomed.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Revisiting our vision, values and aims

School is in the process of reviewing our vision, values and aims and would like the input from parents and carers to this shared vision for our school community. Letters have been handed out by our ambassadors at parent/teacher consultations this week, but you can find a copy of it here. Please return the back page to the office by Tuesday 25th October. Thank you.parent-consultation-letter-oct-2016

Digital Parenting

At the AGM of the Parent Council and PTA last week the subject of internet safety was clearly a concern of many parents.  Vodafone have a helpful website and produce a magazine called ‘Digital Parenting’ from time to time which you may find useful. The latest issue can be viewed HERE.

Accessibility Strategy and Action Plan

Every local authority Education Department has a statutory duty to develop an Accessibility Strategy and action plan.  East Lothian Council is currently working on their new strategy and as part of that process  have prepared questionnaires for parents, partners and school staff.

The link to the questionnaires on the East Lothian Consultation Hub is:

Run, Jump and Throw Athletics Session

Please see the information below relating to a Run, Jump and Throw Athletics session for young people with a physical, learning or sensory impairment in partnership with Team East Lothian Athletics Club and Lothian Disability Sport.

The session will be open to young people aged between 8 and 18 years old and will take place at Sanderson Wynd Primary School.  I have highlighted the details of the session below –

Where: Sanderson Wynd Primary School, Tranent, East Lothian,

When:  Friday, 1.00pm – 2.00pm (beginning Friday 2nd September)

Who:     Young people aged between 8 -18 years with a physical, learning or sensory impairment

Cost:      £10 for a block of 5 weeks

Booking can be completed by following the link below –