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!
For Afternoon Nursery Children – Children 2 years of age on the 1 September 2018 and not currently in Primary School P1-7
We have received a small supply of nasal flu and have some appointments available tomorrow (Tuesday, 9 October 2018) in the morning.
Please telephone the practice to arrange an appointment. Telephone – 01875 811501.
Further appointments will be available soon when a further delivery arrives.
The Harbours Medical Practice, Cockenzie
Dementia Friendly East Lothian would like to invite PSG Area Partnership Members and groups to attend our Annual Gathering on 11th October at 9.30am in the Maitlandfield Hotel, Haddington to find out more about the potential for developing Meeting Centres in East Lothian and join the start of a conversation about how we build on the work that communities are doing.
Meeting Centres are a local club or resource for people living with mild and moderate dementia and their friends and families and for carers. They provide support and help people cope to adjusting to life with dementia. Meeting Centres started in the Netherlands 25 years ago and research shows they have a positive effect on the lives of people with dementia and their families.
Professor Dawn Brooker and her team are developing Meeting Centres around the UK and East Lothian is one of the first areas to be included in the programme. More info attached and you can see Dawn’s presentation at our conference here: https://memoryfriendly.org.uk/programmes/shifting-paradigms-in-dementia/community-empowerment-and-dementia/dawn-brooker-the-implementation-of-the-dutch-meeting-centres-support-programme/
Developing Meeting Centres must be place-based and rooted in local communities to work, so conversations must happen locally. The Area Partnerships are well placed to support this process, as they bring together the breadth of interests and focus that make Meeting Centres work.
We’ll be starting off the conversation about Meeting Centres Support Programme at our Gathering on 11th October with a Pioneer Workshop for people who are interested in finding out more. There are things already in PSG to build on, including the Friendship Group in Cockenzie House, the walking group and social group at Longniddry Community Centre and the work of Longniddry Parish Church. But of course the conversation will continue so it’s not an all or nothing option.
Nominations are now open for the East Lothian Inspiring Volunteering Awards 2018! The Awards are organised by STRiVE, the Third Sector Interface for East Lothian, to recognise and celebrate the wide-ranging achievement and significant impact that volunteers make within our County.
This is your chance to tell us who makes a difference in your community. Take a look through the categories below and complete our nomination form to tell us why you think your Volunteer or Volunteer Team should receive an Inspiring Volunteering Award.
Short listed nominees will be invited to the Award Ceremony in late November 2018 where each category winner will be presented with an Award Trophy and all runners up will be presented with a certificate.
1. Fundraising & Retail Volunteer of the Year
2. Health and Wellbeing Volunteer of the Year
3. Environmental and Education Volunteer of the Year
4. Volunteer Team of the Year
5. Young Volunteer of the Year (Under 25)
6. Outstanding Trustee of the Year
7. Lifelong Commitment to Volunteering
The closing date for nominations is 17 September 2018.
Nomination packs are available to download here.
Please see below details of Parent Link and Tea & Toast meetings over the next school year. If any other dates come up, we’ll let you know.
Meeting Dates for 2018/2019:
- Tuesday 4th September 2018 @ 7.00pm
- Wednesday 24th October 2018 @ 7.00pm
- Tuesday 4th December 2018 @ 7.00pm
- Wednesday 30th January 2018 @ 7.00pm
- Tuesday 12th March 2018 @ 7.00pm
- Wednesday 1st May 2018 @7.00pm
Everyone is welcome and we’d be delighted if more people wanted to come along. They’re quite informal (tea and coffee provided!) and tend to be in the staff room at school.
We’ll try to send out what we are talking about at the meetings, the week before.
Tea and toast 2018/ 2019:
- Friday 7th September 2018 @ 9.00am
- Friday 26th October 2018 @ 9.00am
- Friday 7th December 2018 @ 9.00am
- Friday 1st February 2019 @ 9.00am
- Friday 15th March 2019 @ 9.00am
- Friday 3rd May 2019 @ 9.00am
- Friday 21st June 2019 @ 9.00am
Again everyone is welcome. ‘Tea and Toast’ has been in the nurture room at school, however office staff will be able to direct you to room on the day. Last year, parents tended to bring their children along too if childcare was difficult.
Nicki and I are planning to come along to the curriculum evening on Tuesday 28th August.
If you have any questions, or would like to join the Parent Link please come and chat to us or you can also email the Parent Link:
We hope that you all have a fantastic summer break!
Pupils resume on Wednesday 15th August 2018.
Enjoy the holidays!
CLICK HERE for letter regarding school meals menu price increase from August 2018.
Thank you to all who attended and contributed towards our PTA Onesie Disco.
A total of £208.45 was raised!!
The PTA AGM will take place on Tuesday 12th June 2018 at7.30pm in the staffroom.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Parent Link AGM Meeting will take place on:
Tuesday 15th May
19:00 – 20:00/20:15hrs
Please CLICK HERE to see the agenda.
Everyone is welcome to attend, however, if you cannot make the meeting and would like to have something raised, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in a parent link slip in the main entrance foyer and the school office will pass it on to us.
Parent Link Chair