Below you will find a summary of the main points discussed at the Parent Link and ‘Tea & Toast’ meetings from week commencing 28th January.
The full minutes from the meeting on Wednesday 30th January should be available on the school website over the next few weeks.
- Homework- discussed the amount of homework, how out is presented and aims of homework.
- No more dojo– school are having a think about how best to communicate with parents and what can school do to support parents to communicate with teachers/school.
- Ecoschool – group of children and teachers have made action plan to help school achieve green flag to become an ecoschool.
- Road Safety – discussed some ideas to help with road safety around school.
- Bullying – spoke about school bullying policy.
- Parent Helpers – spoke about how school can use parent helpers most effectively.
Please email the link below if you have any comments about any of the topics above. The school are particularly interested about how parents feel about homework. Also please email with any other suggestions or ideas that you would like the Parent Link to take to school staff.
Kelly and Nicki
The staff at Cockenzie Primary School and Nursery would like to wish you all a lovely February break. Pupils will resume on Tuesday 19th February at normal time. Have a great break!
Please take a moment to complete the survey for the Parental Engagement Survey:
The survey will be open for completion until Friday 22nd February 2019. You only need to complete one survey if you have multiple children at the school, however you will need to complete more than one survey for children at different schools.
Our next Parent Link meeting takes place next Wednesday 30th January, 1900 – 2000hrs in the school.
We put the kettle on, have a cuppa and welcome any parents/carers along to talk about the running of our school and raise any issues/topics for discussion. The agenda is attached (click here) and copies are available in the school foyer.
If you’re unable to attend but would like to comment on any of the items or raise anything new please let us know via email email@example.com or by filling in one of the forms and handing into the office.
Nicki & Kelly
Please find attached a leaflet regarding 1st Response which offers support to those in distress or in crisis. They provide face-to-face support throughout East Lothian, Monday – Friday.
East Lothian 1st Response Leaflet
Our next Parent Link meeting is on Tuesday 4th December, 7.00-8.00pm in the staff room. We welcome any parents or carers to join us for a cup of tea and a chat about some of the below points and decisions that affect our children and our school.
Here’s the planned agenda:
- Actions from last meeting, e.g. recycling, food bank collections, dog fouling etc.
- HT Report
- Wellbeing of all pupils
- Results of parent engagement survey
- Community Grant application
- Class dojo – alternatives?
- Travelling theatre companies
If you’d like to add to the discussion or just come along and hear what’s being said you’re very welcome but if you can’t make it and would like to contribute please get in touch via the school office or directly with a parent link member.
Nicki & Kelly
Parent Link members
PLHS Pipe Band have two pieces of exciting news and they would really appreciate your help . . . .
Novice Band – nominated for Trad Music Award
Firstly, the novice band have been nominated for a Trad Music Award, and need as many votes as possible by 23rd November.
To vote for the band you need to log in to the survey
monkey below, enter your details and then find the question about pipebands . If you can take the time to vote that would be fabulous! Thank you.
Co-op Community Charity
The band have also had an application accepted to be a Co-op Community Charity this year which means that local co-op members can opt online for 1% of all their spending to be donated to the pipe band over the next year.
Please consider choosing the PLHS Pipe Band as your local cause to support.
Our next parent link meeting is this Wednesday 24th October at 7.00pm in the staff room.
Everyone is welcome to attend and a copy of the agenda is below:
A) welcome and apologies
B) minutes from previous meeting and matters arising
C) Infant playground
D) Outdoor classroom
E) Daily mile
F) Speakers coming to school
H) School Improvement Plan
I) Children’s well being
J) Headteacher report
If you can’t make it but would like a matter raised, please contact the school office.
We also have a ‘tea and toast’ session this Friday 26th of October 9.00am, staffroom, for anyone who can’t make Wednesday evening.
Kelly and Nicki
Parent Link members
Primary 1s and Primary 1/2 will have a Pudsey shop in their classrooms from Wednesday 24th October to raise money for Children in Need.
They will be selling Pudsey ears for £2.50 and wristbands for £1. If you wish your child to buy anything please send the correct money.
In addition, on Friday 16th November all children can dress down for £1 and wear something spotty!