A warm and friendly hello to the Parent Council Page from the newly appointed team of Siobhan Thomas (Chair) with both Helen Schoen and Hannah McCarroll as Vice Chairs. It is an exciting time for the Parent Council which has been spectacularly invigorated by Helen Schoen and her team over the past two years, paving the way for continued success in funding extras and supporting our children’s education.
This year we look forward to supporting more interactive use of the school and parent council web pages, and we will try to keep you updated regularly on the upcoming events.
Please look out for the school calendars at Parents Evenings and if your child is in Nursery they will also have drawn a picture of themselves to be included. The calendars will also be available for the Nursery families so keep an eye out and don’t miss these useful family items complete your child’s self portrait.
The date of the next parent council meeting will be Monday, 28th October at 7pm in the Library, John Muir Campus. Come along and meet our new Chair, Siobhan.
Just a reminder the parent council meets on Monday Sept 9, 7pm, John Muir campus library. Come and tell us what topics you would like us to discuss this year, what fundraising events you would like to see. Meet the school’s new business manager etc. All welcome.
Please click on the link below for the Agenda:-
DPPC Agenda 9th September 2019
Including donations from many supportive firms for IT equipment and our own fundraising activities, more than £16,000 came into the Parent Council in the last academic year. This was invested in maths resources, support for bereaved pupils, building blocks, sports equipment, outdoor learning resources, training for new playground activities, artists to work with pupils, chrome tablets, books and more.
The Council URGENTLY needs a new Chair and Deputy Chair to continue this great work for your children. Contact the school office or email@example.com to find out more.
The following meeting dates have been agreed in the hope a new team will come forward.
Monday September 9, Monday October 28, Monday December 2.
A special coffee morning just for P1 parents and their families, involving chat and some children’s activities, is taking place in the John Muir campus school hall on Saturday August 31 between 10.30am and 12 noon.
This is an informal opportunity to meet other people from the year. Entry is free, donations are welcome towards refreshments on the day, and there is a 25p tombola to help fund the event next year. If you are able to provide home baking or biscuits for the event please leave with the school office on Friday August 30 or bring on the day. Please join us.
AGM of Dunbar Primary Parent Council is next Monday (19 August) in the John Muir Library at 7pm. Don’t worry about being stuck in a boring meeting for hours, pop in to find out more about the school and support it and share your views. All welcome.
Helen Schoen, chair of Parent Council
Just a reminder that the last meeting of Dunbar Primary School Parent Council for the school year takes place on Monday. 7pm onwards in the John Muir school library. Do try and make it if you can. (I can’t drink all that bubbly on my own)
Huge thank you to everyone who gave their time to the fair last week. Volunteers you were amazing, so many people pitching-in and offering to do extra. Made it run smoothly. Big cheer too for everyone who came and ignored the drizzle. Looks like takings will be over £3000!
Dunbar Primary School Fair BAKE OFF 2019
Have you got what it takes to be named Star Baker 2019?
Star Baker awards for: Best Bake, Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Lochend Campus Student, John Muir Campus Student, Nursery & Sibling (eg. Dunbar Grammar Students)
Prizes include: Voucher for The Dunmuir, Neals Yard Facial, Childrens Cookery Books, Baking Accessories, 4 Ball at Dunbar Golf Club & certificates for prize winners
Baking to be dropped of at JMC Friday 24th and until 11.30am on Saturday 25th.
All entries will be sold at the school fair with the proceeds going to the school
Expansion of Dunbar, plans for more new homes and how this will impact on Dunbar Primary will be discussed at the next primary school parent council meeting. Does this issue matter to you?
We meet Tues may 14 at John Muir campus library at 7pm. All those with children at Dunbar Primary are welcome.