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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

Play Pod Fun!

Lots of imaginative play using our Play Pod this week – digging for gold, den building, moving parts play – litter picking is fun too – and great for practising our counting skills in P1!

Plastic Bottle Support!

 41 plastic bottles of water saved for another occasion on Friday thanks to our P1-3 families. We are encouraging families to leave their packed lunch plastic bottle if they don’t need it.

Well done everyone what a great start!

Pupil Voice

Some of our pupils took part in a Pupil Focus Group today. We had representatives from across the school looking at Health and Wellbeing in our school community. We used statements and questions from the document How Good is OUR School to help our conversation along – great work everyone – we came up with a small list of actions