Welcome To Macmerry Parent Council Blog

Welcome to the Macmerry Parent Council Blog.  The Parent Council are constantly updating and refreshing this blog / site so that the parents of Macmerry Primary School can keep up to date with what is happening on the Parent Council.  Keep checking back for new updates below and on the pages in the menus above.

The Parent Council hold meetings once a term in the school staff room.  Parents / carers are always welcome along to any of the meetings whether you want to attend to listen, raise an issue or join the Parent Council you are always welcome (you can even get a tea or coffee).  The dates of our meetings are here.

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Next Meeting Wed 1st February 2017

Hi

Our next meeting will be Wed 1st February 2017 at 18:30 in the school staff room as usual.

You can just turn up on the night, contact us by dropping us a message on here or on our Facebook page, we can even arrange transport if required.

If you have any items for the agenda please let us know before the meeting.

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Today’s News

So the news has broke, Mrs Twaddle will be leaving us in February. After the October holidays the parent council will be engaging with East Lothian council to look at and start the process of looking for a new head teacher that is right for Macmerry Primary school. We will keep you updated as we go along and with timescales and news as we get them. In the mean time if you are interested in helping with the search for the new head teacher or just want to know more about the parent council please do get in touch or come along to our next meeting on the 27th October in the staff room at 18:30.

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Next Meeting – 29th February

Hi

Our next meeting will be Monday 29th February at 18:30 in the school staff room as usual.

You can just turn up on the night, contact us by dropping us a message on here or on our Facebook page, we can even arrange transport if required.

If you have any items for the agenda please let us know before the meeting.

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Digital Parenting

The latest release of Vodafone’s Digital Parenting is now online and is well worth a read. Covering topics from cyber bullying, to learning how to code to the top 10 apps for under 10’s why not take a look.

The online version is here (you will need Flash Player): http://vodafonedigitalparenting.co.uk/ or if you would prefer a PDF version just drop us a message and we can send it over to you.

You can also see the Vodafone Digital Parenting web site at http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents/digital-parenting.html with more handy hints and tips.

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How safe is your child online?

How safe is your child online?

Parents/Carers E-Safety Information Session

Tuesday 29th September, 6.30pm until 8.30pm. Saltire Room, John Muir House, Haddington.
All parents invited.

For further info see the poster – How safe is your child

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Breakfast Club

The school would like to start a breakfast club at the school as part of the health and wellbeing programme this year. The school would like to be able to offer a bowl of cereal or a slice of toast and a bit of company for the children that arrive early at the school. The school is aware that there are children who come to school without breakfast for many reasons and a breakfast helps to get the day started. The breakfast club will run for approx. 45 mins 08:00 – 08:45 every morning and would need 2 adults to per morning to support this so would ideally need 12 to 20 parents to volunteer to help on a rota basis. The adult will be put through their PVG however this costs so the school have applied for funding. The breakfast club would be a drop in affair where children could come in have a bit of breakfast, have a chat and then go back out to the playground, it wouldn’t be a free child care service.
Unless a minimum of 12 adults come forward it cannot get underway. The ask is for parents to give this a thought as it will be an enjoyable experience and only needs to commit to one morning a week or a fortnight depending on volunteers and the children will definitely benefit. If you are interested in this then please feel free to speak to the school or the parent council for more information.

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Latest Minutes Online Now

The minutes from our latest meeting on the 7th Sept are now online, you can view them at the link below.  They should be circulated in school bags soon.

http://www.edubuzz.org/macmerrypc/minutes/

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Latest Minutes & 2015 Annual Report

The minutes from our last meeting and the Annual report came out in school bags this week.  If you missed them they are now online.

MPC_Agenda_27052015
Macmerry PC Minutes 27th May 2015 AGM Draft
MPC_Annual_Report_2015

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Consultation on draft School Session Dates 2016/17 and 2017/18

Please find attached the draft proposals for the school session dates 2016/17 and 2017/18 for East Lothian schools.

Draft School Dates 2016-2017

Draft School Dates 2017-2018

If you would like to comment on the draft session dates please use the link to the Council’s consultation Hub – https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/education/copy-of-copy-of-https-eastlothiancouncilconsultati

East Lothian Council have recently been working closely with our neighbours in City of Edinburgh Council and Midlothian Council to look at harmonising the school session dates as far as they possibly can.

The consultation on the draft school session dates closes on 3 July 2015 (mid-day).

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Next Meeting – 27th May 2015

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Our next meeting will be Wednesday 27th May at 18:30 in the school staff room as usual.  We will also make this our AGM so it will be good to see some new faces coming along.

You can just turn up on the night, contact us at parentcouncil@macmerry.elcschool.org.uk or drop us a message on here, we can even arrange transport if required.

If you have any items for the agenda please let us know before the meeting.

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