Monday 5th June, 7pm @ Yester School
Parent council members for 2017 / 2018 will be appointed. Come along to find out more and how you can help.
YESTER PARENT COUNCIL IS SWITCHING TO ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS. PLEASE SIGN UP BY 30TH JUNE!
- IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS PLEASE TELL US VIA YOUR CLASS REP OR THE SCHOOL OFFICE
- WE WILL CONTINUE TO USE THE PARENT COUNCIL NOTICE BOARD AND FACEBOOK AND ENSURE ACCURATE INFORMATION IS POSTED THERE
P5 and P6 Bikeability is planned over the next few weeks.
Bikeability Scotland is a cycle training scheme designed to give children the skills and confidence they need both to cycle safely on the roads, and to encourage them to carry on cycling into adulthood. Bikeability sessions at Yester are provided by trained parent volunteers.
We are delighted that Belhaven Bikes will be in school on the morning of Monday 8th May to check all the children’s bikes.
Please bring bikes to school for this brilliant service as unroadworthy bikes can waste lots of time at beginning of the sessions and may result in your child not being able to participate.
You should have received a letter home regarding the date of your child’s session. Your child should also bring a helmet, gloves and waterproofs on the day.
More information about Bikeability can be found at http://bikeabilityscotland.org/
The next Parent Council meeting is on Monday 8th May at 7pm. Please contact your class rep if you wish anything to be raised. Observers are very welcome.
Newsletter and minutes from the March meeting are now available to download from the Parent Council pages of this site.
The next Parent Council meeting is on Monday 16th January at 7pm.
Please contact your class rep if you wish anything to be raised.
Observers are very welcome.
East Lothian Council’s Education Service are currently developing a new Anti Bullying Policy and are carrying out a consultation on this subject with our pupils/staff/parents.
Your views will help shape our new policy, click here to go to survey
This consultation will close on 14 OCTOBER 2016.
Parent Council meeting is on Monday evening (3rd October) at 7pm.
Please contact your class reps in advance of the meeting if there is anything you feel should be discussed.
Class reps can be found on the school website Parent Council section or email firstname.lastname@example.org
First Parent Council meeting of the new school year. Monday 29th August at 7pm at school. Observers welcome. Contact your class rep in advance of the meeting with anything for the agenda.
Parent Council Class Reps
Nursery am – Mike Campbell
Nursery pm – TBC
P1 – TBC
P2 – Lottie Brown
P3 – Martha Middlemiss
P4 – Jane Calder
P5 – Erin Melbourne
P6 – Jamie Kelman
P7 – Helle Kilkenny
As always, the parents of each class are being asked to PLEASE HELP with an area of the fair.
Your class rep is there to co-ordinate, not organise everything. We are always short of helpers, so please please come forward!!!
As usual we are looking for donations of toys, books, games, school uniforms, children’s clothes, and tombola prizes (adults & children). Donations can be dropped at school from 1st June.
Baking and plants are also requested, please drop at school on 17th & 18th June.
The bikes & Scooters stall will sell on your behalf with a percentage going to the school – just bring bike/scooter in on the morning of the fair and please put a price tag on.
Please contact your class rep or email@example.com with offers of help. THANK YOU.
Nursery – Children’s Tombola
P1 – Tattoos and Face Painting
P1/2 – Games – Coconut Shy, Beat the Goalie etc
P2/3 – Stalls – Clothes, books, toys
P3/4 – Plants
P4/5 – Bouncy Castle
P6 – Café
P7 – Bike and scooter stall / The stocks
A new school year means new Parent Council ………………………………….and next year, it could be you!
ALL POSTS ARE OPEN
- Use your skills to help your school
- Find out more about how the school is run
- Find out more about education in East Lothian
- Help boost school funds
- Have your say on how parent funds are spent
POSTS (descriptions below):
□ Vice Chair
□ Community Liaison
□ Fundraising (shared)
□ Knox Liaison
□ Nursery am
□ Nursery pm
Application Deadline: Monday 1st June to Mrs Hilsley.
In event of multiple applications, elections will be held for post holders and class reps are selected by a classroom draw.
What does Yester Parent Council do?
The Council exists to:
- Support the school in its work with pupils
- Represent the views of parents and increase their involvement in school activity
- Increase communication between pupils, school, parents and community
- Support the school through fundraising and then works with the school to allocate it to suitable projects.
- Represent Yester in the wider East Lothian Association of Parent Councils with other schools in the area.
Examples of what we do
We provide input, from a parent point of view, on plans and developments within the school. For example; the school transport plan, improvements to the playground or homework policy.
We organise fundraising events such as a Halloween Parties, Christmas & Summer Fairs, Ceilidhs and Quiz Nights. The money raised goes to buy materials and equipment for the school. The Parent Council work with the school to decide the best ways to spend the money.
Who are the Parent Council?
There are the following key roles, all held by parents of pupils at the school or interested community members . Please contact Mrs Hilsley or current post holders to ask about the roles.
|Role||Description||Current post holder|
|Guide the Parent Council to achieve aims; Chair meetings, represent Yester at East Lothian Association of Parent Councils.||Gordon Crawford
|Clerk||Administrates the Council and meetings; Agendas and Minutes||Arabella Harvey|
|Treasurer||Handles the finances and reports||Susie Burns|
|Fundraising||Co-ordinates fundraising activities||Helle Kilkenny|
|Community Liaison||Linking the school to opportunities within the wider community.||vacant|
|Comms||Writes this newsletter and the Parent Council section of the school website||Anna Derricourt|
|Link with Knox||Anne Hunter|
Class Reps – Each class has a representative on the Parent Council
|Class||Current post holder|
|Nursery (am)||Marion Hamilton|
|Nursery (pm)||Heather Manson|
Please contact Mrs Hilsley or Gordon Crawford with any queries ( gordon (at) ainshval.co.uk)
- Yester Summer Fair (18th June) needs YOU! If you’re planting seeds for your garden, please consider planting a few extra (flowers or veggies) to donate to the plant stall. You can bring them along on the day (labeled).
The plant stall at the summer fair is very popular and could potentially raise lots of money for the parent council fund which, in turn, funds LOTS of exciting experiences all the Yester PS kids benefit from. Thank you.
The next Parent Council meeting will be on Monday 18th April at 7pm. Observers welcome.
Please talk to your parent rep about anything you’d like raised or praised.