What’s happening at Pinkie this week………………

Week beginning: Monday 2 March 2015

Monday

Building work continues

Tuesday

Group of P7 pupils to East Lothian Basketball Tournament (Meadowmill)
Swimming Lessons – P4b (Musselburgh Sports Centre)
Rugby Taster sessions – P7 pupils (Pinkie 2G Pitch)

Wednesday

Scholastic Book Fair
Swimming Lessons – P4b (Musselburgh Sports Centre)
Rugby Lunch Club – P4-7 pupils (Pinkie 3G Pitch)
P4 Badminton Festival (Musselburgh Sports Centre)
Group of P6 pupils to Euroquiz (Loretto School)
P5 Rugby Sessions

Thursday

World Book Day
Scholastic Book Fair

Friday

Scholastic Book Fair

World Book Day & School Book Fair

pile of Accelerated Reading books
We are running a Scholastic Book Fair in the school from Thursday 5th March until Monday 9th March. Each class will have a chance to visit the Fair and browse the books on offer. The Book Fair will be open to parents from 9:00-9:30 each morning and 2:45-3:45pm at the end of the day (12:20 until 1pm on Friday). As with previous Fairs we would ask that P1 and P2 children visit the Fair with their parents at the end of the day to avoid confusion with money!

P3-7 children can bring money to buy a book from Thursday onwards and the Fair will be open each morning for them to visit.

It is also World Book Day on 5th March 2015 all children have been given a £1.00 book token that can be used at the Book Fair or in bookshops everywhere! Take a look at the fantastic World Book Day website for lots of fun activities.

Also as it is World Book Day all children have the option to come to school dressed as their favourite character on Thursday 5th March.

The Book Fairs are a fantastic way for to build up our stock of library books and Group Readers. The more books we sell the higher commission rate we will receive in free books. The last Book Fairs generated enough commission to allow the school to buy a huge pile of new books that are featured in the very popular Accelerated Reading program.

A Few Reminders….

Mobile Phones
Should pupils bring mobile phones to school they must have them switched off and in addition they may not to be taken into class during the school day. If mobiles are required for use after school, then they must be handed to the school office until the end of the school day and should not be used in the school at any time. Under no circumstances must mobiles be used to photograph or video other pupils at the school. Please be aware that should your child bring their mobile phone to school it is at their own risk and the school will not accept responsibility for loss or damage.
Parking
For the safety of all pupils we must again insist that when collecting or dropping off pupils that nobody parks on the double yellow lines outside the main school gate. This illegal parking is a safety hazard for the pupils.
School Gates
Whilst we are aware that the gate onto Linkfield Road has, on a couple of occasions been unlocked, we ask that the path through the playing field is not used as a shortcut. We realise that this may present an inconvenience, but wish to make the school and school grounds as safe as possible for our pupils.
Smoking and Dogs
Can we remind all parents/carers that smoking within the school and surrounding grounds is not allowed as all council premises are smoke free areas. Dogs are not allowed on school property or within the surrounding playing fields, this is for the health and safety of all pupils and users of Pinkie Playing Fields.
Packed Lunch Friday
Pupils will now be taking their school packed lunch home with them on Friday. PC Smith has spoken to all pupils about the responsibility that they have to ensure NO litter is dropped anywhere except in a bin. To encourage pupils to eat all their packed lunch, thus minimizing waste, pupils will be allowed to choose their roll filling and flavour yoghurt.
Contact Details
If you have recently changed any of your contact details, including your mobile (or landline) number please let the school office know. It is important that we have up to date contact details for you so we can get in touch should an emergency situation arise.

What’s happening at Pinkie this week………………

Week beginning: Monday 23 February 2015

Monday

Building work continues

Tuesday

Swimming Lessons – P4b at Musselburgh Sports Centre
Rugby Taster sessions – P7 pupils (Pinkie 2G Pitch)

Wednesday

P1 & P7 Dental Inspections
Swimming Lessons – P4b at Musselburgh Sports Centre
Rugby Lunch Club – P4-7 pupils (3G Pitch)
P5 Rugby Sessions

Thursday

Friday

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