Thank you for a lovely send off!

Thank you so much for such a special Elphy send off! I’ve really enjoyed working at this wonderful wee school and will miss the children lots. It’s not many retiring teachers that can say they were dressed as a pirate and played a football match against the P7’s……and won! A great memory to finish on!

Thank you parents and children for all the lovely gifts, beautiful cards and very kind words! I was overwhelmed by your generosity! What a lovely class and school to end my career on. It’s been fun and I’ll miss you all! Have a great summer. I promise to visit you sometime.

Love from Karen x

Named Person -update from ELC

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act – East Lothian Council update for families      Click here for information leaflet: Named Person

 From 31 August 2016, the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act will commence. This Act states that every young person in Scotland is entitled to the support of a Named Person from birth until the until the age of 18.

 All pupils will shortly be given a leaflet produced by Scottish Government, explaining the role of a Named Person. You can also find this leaflet on the East Lothian Council website, school websites and the Scottish Government GIRFEC website, along with lots of other information about the Named Person role.

 For children in Primary Schools, their Named Person will be the Head Teacher, a Depute Head Teacher, or a Principal Teacher. In a Secondary School, it will be a Guidance Teacher or a Principal Teacher of Pupil Support.

 During school holidays, the Named Person role will be undertaken by qualified staff at East Lothian Council. Details of who these people will be and how to contact them will be made available in August, on school and council websites.

 Your individual school will inform you as to the name of your child’s Named Person in August, so that you have the most up to date information.

 On 30 May, the Scottish Government will be launching a media campaign to raise awareness of the Named Person role and how this fits with the Children and Young People’s Act. East Lothian Council will publicise national materials through social media, on our websites and through pupil post.

 For more detailed information, you can look online at the Scottish Government GIRFEC website. This contains a number of very useful and user-friendly documents.

Summer Activities Online Booking

ELC’s  Summer Arts Activities leaflet for young people, will be delivered to you by ELC print unit either this week or early next week for all P1 – 7 pupils.

This year ELC are offering: multi art camps, musical theatre, clowning, circus skills, stagecraft, stage combat, computer animation, outdoor theatre and more, in venues across the county. The activities are bookable via ELC’s main booking link: eastlothian.bookinglive.com/summer-activities .

This is the link to the pdf on The Brunton’s website http://www.thebrunton.co.uk/downloads/file/38/summer_arts_activities_2016

Fire Safety Visit

Fire Safety Officers visited Elphinstone Primary yesterday and talked to Nursery, P1-7 in our assembly about Fire Safety. Using the website www.firescotland.gov.uk, the pupils were taken through an interactive ‘house’ to spot fire hazards in every room.

IMG_9465   IMG_9466 IMG_9467  The children learned about the various dangers and the ways in which fires can start. We discussed the importance of smoke detectors and that they save many lives each year.  The Firemen talked us through different fire scenarios in the house and the children had to work out the best escape route for each incident. It was a very informative assembly and the pupils were clearly interested and asked the firemen lots of their questions.

IMG_9468 Every child was given an information card from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service offering  Free Home Fire Safety visits and Free Smoke alarms.

To book a free home safety visit for you, or someone you know….

CALL 0800 0731999    

TEXT ‘FIRE’ to 80800

 

Library Service Survey

Dear all

Having surveyed students to make sure we include their views in the School Library Service Review we would like to do the same for parents, so we are again asking for your support to achieve as broad a response as possible. By completing this survey parents and carers will help us develop school library services for all children and young people in East Lothian.The Parent Survey is online and will be open from 22nd April to 9th May.

Please contact me if you have any questions or difficulties accessing the survey. Thank you. Anne Johnstone, School Librarian / Field Officer  Tel. 01368 863 339 ajohnston@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk

This is the survey link

http://edubuzz.limequery.org/index.php/416649/lang-en