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Parent consultation on DPPC website

Thank you to all parents who contributed to our recent DPPC Facebook poll consultation about what they would most like the DPPC website to provide when we give it a refresh in the coming months.

There were some clear indicators of what parents would find useful, including:

  • An up-to-date and active school term and key dates calendar
  • Additional activities and events calendar
  • Social media links and feeds
  • Class rep contact details

Some of the lesser voted items we believe are important to have available on the website should they need to be accessed, but not primarily what a parent might visit the site for. We’re thinking a ‘less is more’ with the overall look will be better for parents to navigate.

Any parents who are not on Facebook can email any suggestions to parentcouncil@dunbarprimary.elcschool.org.uk

If you are on Facebook but not yet joined the Dunbar Primary Parent Council Group, please click here and send a join request.

DPS Santa Run 2021

This year’s Dunbar Primary School Santa Run is taking place across Monday 6th December – Friday 10th December 2021 (weather permitting!)

All years P1-P7 are running as many laps as possible round their school playground.

Sponsorship is optional but please note all funds raised for the Parent Council go to supporting and aiding our children’s learning.

Any amount is a good amount so please do what you can – every penny counts! The last 2 years this event has run have been fantastic, and a great fundraiser, enjoyed by everyone. A good run around is exactly what everyone needs at that time of year!

IMPORTANT: Please do not take photography of the children running – photos will be taken by the school – many thanks.

Ways to donate:

Sponsorship can either be per lap or a total amount – it’s up to you.

  1. School Pay is set up to accept Santa Run sponsorship – go to the charity section.
  2. Or please hand in any money in a sealed envelope to the class teacher by Friday 10th December who will have a box ready in the classroom. Teachers cannot handle money directly so it must be handed in securely.

This is happening during school hours and should coincide during one of your child’s sports lessons so all you need to remember is a Christmas themed hat and some festive cheer. Bells will be ringing and Christmas music will jingling.

Communities asked to contribute to ELC’s Learning Estate Review

East Lothian Council have launched the website for their Learning Estate Review: www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ler

The website has information on an individual school, cluster and county basis including condition, suitability and capacity. There are also details on the context of the pre-consultation and the next steps.

After reading the information, communities can share their views by:

The pre-consultation will close on 10 December.

ELC would be grateful if community members could take the time to contribute to the pre-consultation to ensure they receive as wide a range of views as possible.

A separate consultation is being held for learners and details have been shared with Head Teachers.

ELC thank you in advance for your engagement with this important issue.

2022 Dunbar Primary School Calendars

School calendars for 2022 on sale now!

£6 for one or 2 for £10

Calendars can be ordered on School Pay or can be purchased in person at the school gates on certain dates – look out for announcements about when and where on the DPPC Facebook Group. (Please bring exact cash if you can please as it is difficult to manage giving change).

Thank you to Laura Smith for organising this year’s calendar!

Dunbar Primary School Uniform Recycling

Reduce – Reuse – Recycle!

Help us all make the most of school uniforms by donating and reusing with our Uniform Recycling Bank.

With the environment very much in our minds at the moment, this initiative is supporting us all to reduce waste and reuse clothes that their first owners have grown out of.

Donations of clothes can be sent in with the children and collected by the office at either campus. Uniform items are free and Anna Carpico and her team sort them and get the rails out for browsing when they can but you can also contact her direct to request any specific items at: DunbarUniformRecycling@gmail.com

DPPC Pumpkin Carving Contest 2021 Winners!

Thanks to all who took part in the 2021 DPPC Pumpkin Carving Contest! We hope you all had a wonderful and fun Halloween!

There were some fantastic submissions with a wide variety of styles including wonderful painted pumpkins, clever use of candles, added fake blood for effect, companion costumes, and of course great artistry and creative concepts! The submissions are viewable here:

And the winners are!

Category 1 – SCARIEST

Winner: Maddie Hill P3C for “My Vampire Cat”

Category 2 -FUNNIEST

Winner: Jamie Baglow P1F for “Jamie B”

Category 3 – MOST UNUSUAL

Winner: Bobby Burnside P3A for “My Unexpected Melting Pumpkin”

Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to all who created a pumpkin and shared it with us to see!

Dunbar Primary Parent Council Pumpkin Carving Contest 2021

This Halloween get creative and submit your SCARIEST, FUNNIEST, or MOST UNUSUAL pumpkin creations to our contest!

DUNBAR PRIMARY PARENT COUNCIL’S PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST INFORMATION & RULES

RULES

  1. Must be made from families who attend Dunbar Primary School
  2. Can be a pumpkin or other carvable vegetable
  3. Must be submitted by 23:59 on Sunday 31 October 2021
  4. Must be submitted via DPPC Facebook Group Event and include the details requested
  5. By making a submission entrants consent to their creation images used on DPPC and Dunbar Primary School’s online presences and in the contest display

CATEGORIES

  1. SCARIEST
  2. FUNNIEST
  3. MOST UNUSUAL

HOW TO SUBMIT

Submissions accepted by photo to the Dunbar Primary Parent Council Facebook Group Event (HERE) with the following information:

  1. Pumpkin creation name/title
  2. Category (1, 2, or 3)
  3. Dunbar Primary Pupil’s name
  4. Dunbar Primary Pupil’s class

JUDGING

  • Judging will take place the week commencing 1 November 2021
  • Mrs Gillanders will judge the category winners
  • All entries will be displayed at Dunbar Library
  • Judging criteria: originality, ingenious use of pumpkin, quality of work, suitability of title, quality of work in light of participant’s age
  • Category winners announced Friday 5 November 2021 via social media
  • Winners receive a trophy