Headteacher: Mrs H Gillanders
Dear Parent and Carers
Arrangements for Parent Nights for Primary 1- Primary 7 pupils
We have organised for these parent nights to go ahead, using Google Meet, week beginning
Monday 22nd February and week beginning Monday 1st March.
Meetings will be arranged as follows:
- Parents will log in using their child’s edubuzz details (the username and password your child uses to access google classroom).
- On your child’s google classroom stream, look for a link to take you to the appointment booking system.
- Appointment times will be posted on : Tuesday 16th February at 8.30am
- Use the online system to book an appointment on either of the two days and choose a time that suits you.
- On the day of your appointment you will log in again using your child’s edubuzz details and click on the google meet link. The link can be found in your child’s Gmail messages or google calendar.
We have created a video to show you how to book an appointment and what to do to get onto Google Meet to see and speak to the class teacher.
Timetable of Parent Night Meetings
|Stage||Dates||Time||SLT member on duty in school|
|Primary 1||Mon 22nd & Tues 23rd Feb||3.30pm – 6.30pm||Mrs Gillanders|
|Primary 6||Mon 22nd & Tues 23rd Feb||3.30pm – 6.30pm||Mrs Eeles|
|Primary 7||Mon 22nd & Tues 23rd Feb||3.30pm – 6.30pm||Miss Eunson|
|Primary 4||Weds 24th & Thurs 25th Feb||3.30pm – 6.30 pm||Mr MacRury Mrs Percy-Davis|
|Primary 5||Wed 24th & Thurs 25th Feb||3.30pm – 6.30pm||Mrs Kelly|
|Primary 2||Mon 1st & Tues 2nd March||3.30pm – 6.30pm||Mrs Wight/Mrs Gillanders|
|Primary 3||Weds 3rd & Thurs 4th March||3.30pm – 6.30pm||Mrs Gillanders/Mrs King|
Please click on the link below to view a letter from Lesley Brown, Executive Director Education and Children’s Services:
COMMUNITY is one of our school values & we are working together with #DunbarBasicsBank to support their Christmas Hamper Appeal. If you’re able to add an extra item to your shopping over the next few weeks your child can bring it to their class teacher before Thursday 3rd December. Thank you!
Support the school
This Friday the children in both sites can play a virtual guess the sweets in the jar fundraiser for the parent council. The winner will win the jar of sweets.
Guesses are 1 for 50p or 3 for £1.
Parents can put the money in an envelope the children guess the number from the pictures on the whiteboard. The number will be recorded against the child’s name in class.
The winner will be the closest or exact.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Children in Need @40
Children in Need – Pupils can wear something cosy or spotty (donations welcome but optional)
P4 Rugby Sessions
Week 2 continues on Wednesday 11th November.
New P1 Parental Read Write Inc. Presentation
A new presentation has been put together by Jennie Waters our reading coordinator to help our new parents understand how we teach reading at Dunbar, and how they can help develop important reading skills at home. Please find the link below:
Free School Meals
The facilities team will deliver free school meals to the homes of students who are isolating to make sure they are still received. Please call or email our school office if this applies to you. Parents/carers with a child who is isolating should not visit the school building.
Twitter @ Dunbar Primary
Dunbar Primary School Twitter has over 1759 followers!
All our Classes are regularly sharing the
learning, activities, successes and achievements of our pupils on our year stage Twitter Pages too. – make sure you are following
@DunbarPrimary to see what your children
are up to.
The Dunbar Primary nursery have their own Twitter feed
tpp, please take a look
Keeping Safe for all
We are still following strict guidelines to keep our pupils and staff safe in school.
Please support us to keep our school family safe by:
Observing 2 metre distancing from other adults when in the school grounds.
Phone or email the school office in the first instance, rather than visiting.
Wearing a face covering in our playground at drop off and pick up times.
If you have to enter our building please wear a face covering.
Do not allow children to bring toys in from home.
PE kits to be worn to school on PE days.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries. We are hereto support and help.
The December Event
Despite all, it is NOT cancelled! While we are still keeping our pupils and staff safe in their bubbles, we are busy planning lots of exciting activities and events over the next term to celebrate the festive season and still make it as magical and joyful at school as we can. More information will follow with dates for your diaries for lunch, parties and other events. We have some surprises in store!!
Foodbank -Dunbar Primary, Helping those in Need
Look out for a video next week as well as posters asking for donations for the Dunbar Foodbank.
Collection of donations will be on Thursday 3rd December. We promote this via our website and Twitter.
Keeping you informed
If you have any comments or suggestions for the weekly update I will be putting out a Google Form for feedback in a couple of weeks. This is to help us improve the service to our school community.
Angus J MacRury, DHT.
A huge thank you to Dunbar Music School for putting this video together!
A message from our Parent Council:
As we come to the end of this record breaking first ever lockdown experience, we would like our wonderful pupils, school workers, parents and teachers to come together in a digital project to celebrate one of our schools best community traditions…..we lent this tradition to the clap for carers, now its time to clap for our school and in particular our P3’s and P7’s.
We would like you to video yourselves clapping and celebrating, this can be with your family, siblings or just yourself. The videos only need to be short, anything from 15 seconds to a minute long but importantly must not exceed 100MB (you may need to help your parents with this!)
Videos can be recorded using your phone, tablet or computer and must be no more than 100MB.