Category Archives: Parent Council

Parent Council EGM notice

Dear Parents and Carers,
 
I hope that you all enjoyed the long weekend!  In wonderful Scottish fashion we’ve had bright sunshine, rain and hail – four seasons in one weekend (or one day).

Your Parent Council has been busy over the past few months, starting the year with the Quiz Night in January which raised nearly £1000Many thanks to all participants and sponsors for your support, and to the events and fundraising group for their amazing efforts!  The events and fundraising group also ran the Easter Disco for the kids last month.  If you’d like to get involved or have any ideas for future events, help is always welcome, and you don’t need to be a member of the Parent Council in order to get involved.  It’s a great way to get to know each other, and contribute to your kids’ experience at the school too.

Improving the outdoor space at the school is a priority, and has been for the past few years, however progress has been limited due to uncertainties around the upcoming school expansion and renovation, which is scheduled to be completed by August 2021.  In the meantime, small improvements have been made in the garden – we’ve had a generous donation of soil from Caledonian Soil, and the planters at the back have now been re-planted with donated herbs and vegetables, thanks to the hardworking playground group.  There are also donated planters at the front, which need to be filled with soil and planted.  If you’re able to help the playground group either with labour (adults and kids welcome to help!) or by donating surplus seedlings or plants that have been split, that would be wonderful!  Plans are also underway to replace the broken basketball hoop and relocate it to the rear of the school where there’s more space.

The next meeting of the Parent Council will be an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), where the adoption of the proposed updated Constitution and Equality and Fairness Policy will be voted on. The EGM is being held at 7pm on Tuesday, 14th May, at The Crown, East Linton.
 
Thank you to all parents who responded to the consultation on the draft Constitution and Equality and Fairness policy.  Your input has been taken into account, and the updated documents, along with the notice of meeting and agenda can be downloaded by clicking on the link below or visiting the Parent Council page on Edubuzz.

https://www.edubuzz.org/eastlinton/files/2019/05/Notice-of-EGM-with-agenda-and-documents.pdf 

 
As always, any parents and carers of children at the school are welcome to attend.  Please RSVP either via the event page on facebook, or by emailing elpsparentcouncil@gmail.comPlease also feel free to get in touch via the parent council’s email address at any time with feedback, suggestions, concerns or questions.  Please note that all Parent Council members are unpaid volunteers with other commitments, so while we will do our absolute best to respond quickly, we may not always be able to do so.  Your patience is very much appreciated!

It may be that we can help, or alternatively we may be able to put you in touch with someone who can.  We’d love to hear what your priorities are for the school, and how we can all best support the kids to have a positive learning experience.

 
Many thanks,
 
Trace Ward
Chair, East Linton Primary Parent Council

John Muir – Conserving Day!

We have had another wonderful day outdoors in our local community for the CONSERVE part of our John Muir award. First, we collected litter in the park and field next to our school to conserve the environment there. P5 couldn’t believe it when our litter weighed a stone! We were shocked and will now encourage other not to drop litter. Then, P5 returned to the river. While there, we learned about Native, Non-native and invasive species and their impact on habitat. We also learned how dangerous some plants can be.

P5 want to say a huge thanks to Sam, our ranger, for being so full of knowledge and enthusiasm. It has really helped  to focus on the importance of being kind to our world. P5 showed great respect outdoor and should be so incredibly proud of themselves…they have even managed to convince Miss McKay that the outdoors are not so scary after all.

Parent Council Update

The next meeting of the Parent Council will be at 7pm on Tuesday, 12th March, at East Linton Primary.  All welcome!

**DRAFT AGENDA**

1. Apologies for absence & approval of January minutes
2. Declaration of interest
3. Chair’s update
4. Financial report & funding requests, 50/50 club
5. Head Teacher’s update & Communication Policy draft
6. Working Group updates
a) Events & Fundraising
b) Constitution
c) Playground
d) School development
e) 10 minutes set aside for discussion
7. Parent representative updates
8. Calendar update
9. Any other competent business (AOCB to be notified to elpsparentcouncil@gmail.com by 5pm on Monday 11th March)
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The DRAFT January minutes are now available on the Meetings & Minutes page .

Note that attached to the minutes are the proposed new governance documents, including the draft constitution.  Your feedback and input to these documents is welcomed.

Many thanks to the constitution working group for their hard work developing these documents.  Huge thanks also to the fundraising & events group, who raised around £1000 for the school from their Quiz Night!

As always, if you have any input, queries or feedback, please feel free to get in touch via elpsparentcouncil@gmail.com.

Parent Council update

The next meeting of the Parent Council will be at 7pm on Tuesday, 29th January, at East Linton Primary.  All welcome!

**DRAFT AGENDA**

1. Apologies for absence & approval of December minutes
2. Declaration of interest
3. Chair’s update
4. Financial report & funding requests, 50/50 club
5. Head Teacher’s update
6. Working Group updates
a) Events & Fundraising
b) Constitution
c) Playground
d) School development
e) 10 minutes set aside for discussion
7. Parent representative updates
8. Calendar update
9. Any other competent business (AOCB to be notified to elpsparentcouncil@gmail.com by 5pm on the 21st January)
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The DRAFT December minutes are now available on the Meetings & Minutes page .

Note that attached to the minutes are informal updates relating to the working groups (events & fundraising; constitution; playground; school development), and also a response from East Lothian Council relating to the Playground Position Statement.

Many thanks to all Parent Council members for their hard work in 2018, and especially to the events & fundraising working group, who are working hard to set up a fun-filled Quiz Night on Friday 18th January!

As always, if you have any input, queries or feedback, please feel free to get in touch via elpsparentcouncil@gmail.com.

Our Playpod is ready to go!!!

Playpod getting ready thanks to Dundee’s @scrapAntics
#imagination #play #watchthisspace #playpod
Thanks to @EastLintonPS parent, @DunpenderCC  and @lintonhotel2015 for funding

Parent Council page updated

Following a training course courtesy of East Lothian Council, the Parent Council of 2018-19 is now able to update the Parent Council section of the website!  In this refreshed section you will find:

All parents who have a child at the school are automatically members of the Parent Forum. A smaller group of parents make up the Parent Council and they represent the Parent Forum. To find out more about the Parent Council, please do contact your class rep, or alternatively  you are welcome to get in touch by email:

elpsparentcouncil@gmail.com