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Weekly update 4/12/20

  • Head Teacher

 

We are delighted to be welcoming Mrs Jo Legge to the team as our new Head Teacher, Mrs Legge will be joining us after the Christmas break but the children may see her around the school before then as she is hoping to come up for a visit next week.

 

  • Christmas lunch

This will take place on Wednesday 9th December – if you have not pre-ordered a Christmas lunch please can you provide your child with a packed lunch.  All orders should have been made by Monday 30th November.

 

  • Christmas Cards

 

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic we are unable to distribute Christmas Cards this year and have been asked to discourage the children from bringing cards in to school – we appreciate that this may be disappointing, however we adhere to guidelines.

 

 

  • Christmas jumper day

 

This takes place on Friday 11th December – children are invited to wear their Christmas jumpers to school on this date.

 

  • Christmas Parties

 

Please note that the date of the P4/5  and P6/7 party has changed to Tuesday 15th December, Nursery and P1/2/3 remain as Thursday 17th December – children can wear their party clothes to school on the dates of their parties – unfortunately they cannot get changed once at school.

 

  • Outdoor clothing

 

As the weather has turned colder and wetter please can you ensure that your child has suitable, warm outdoor clothing with them each day.

 

  • Nursery Snack

 

Can you please arrange payment of this if you have not already done so – thank you.

 

  • End of Term

 

We can confirm that this remains as Tuesday 22nd December – we are aware that there has been a lot of speculation in the media that this may change again however we can confirm that our holiday dates are as previously communicated – breaking up on December 22nd and returning on 6th January.

 

  • Christmas Countdown

 

Please see attached.

Christmas countdown

P1 Enrolment

With current COVID-19 restrictions on parents entering East Lothian Council school buildings, it will not be possible for parents to visit their catchment school to enrol their child for the P1 intake in August 2021.

 

East Lothian Council’s Education Service are currently looking at alternative options for the P1 enrolment this year.  Further information regarding P1 enrolment will be available soon.

 

Weekly Update

  • Parent Council Meeting

 

The next Parent Council meeting is on Wednesday 7th October via Google Meets – the agenda and the minutes from the AGM are attached for your information.  All are welcome to attend (albeit on a virtual basis) the code for the google meet is on the agenda and this can be accessed via your child’s Edubuzz account.

AGENDA7.10.20  AGMminutes2020

  • Early Years Centre

 

We are delighted to report that all the children have settled in well returning to full time hours.

 

  • Reminders:

 

Please ensure that your child has warm, waterproof clothing as we will continue to take learning outdoors when possible.

The children should wear PE kit to school on Monday’s and Thursday’s. This will take place outdoors when possible.

Please ensure that your child has a filled water bottle with them each day.

 

  • Diary Dates

Parent Council Meeting – Wednesday 7th October

October Break – Monday 19th to Friday 23rd October

In Service Day – Monday 26th October.

Parent Council Office Bearers 2020/21

Innerwick Primary School is fortunate to have a supportive parent council – the office bearers for 2020/21 are:

Gillian Rigby and Keisha McCreath – Co-Chairs

Carol Robertson – Treasurer

Tricia Hilferty – Parent Member

Elaine Tait – Parent Member

Catherine Baird – Parent Member

Juliette Harkins – Parent Member

Suzie Fletcher – Parent Member

Laura Bullen – Clerk

Weekly Update 7/2/20

  • Digital Morning

 

Wednesday’s digital morning was a great success, the children had a great morning taking part in the various activities.  Many thanks to the Education Scotland, Digital Gurus from West Barns and Digital Warriors from Aberlady Primary Schools.  We are looking forward to seeing the children using these skills in the classroom.

 

  • Ceilidh

 

Thanks to everyone who attended the Community Ceilidh on Wednesday, we hope that you all enjoyed the children’s dancing and the refreshments kindly supplied by the Parent Council.  Almost £70 was donated which the children are hoping to use towards football equipment.

 

  • Payments

A reminder that payments are cashless for regular payments.  Parents and carers should sign up to SchoolPay. The school office will be able to help you to sign up, if you need assistance, just ask.  You can also contact the dedicated On Line Payments team on Tel: 01620 827562 or email onlineschoolpayments@eastlothian.gov.uk who will be happy to help you. School lunches can also be ordered online via SchoolPay, we have some outstanding payments for lunches so please check your child’s account for arrears.

  • Parking Around the School

 

A reminder to please consider our neighbours when dropping your children off at school or attending events.

 

  • Diary Dates
Fri 7th Feb End of Term
Mon 10th – Fri 14th Feb February Holiday
Mon 17th Feb In Service
Tues 18th Feb All return

Weekly Update 31/1/2020

  • Wuhan Coronavirus

Please see attached information from the NHS.

Wuhan information for schools 27Jan 2020

 

  • Ceilidh

A copy of the invitation to next week’s Community Ceilidh to which all are invited is attached, we look forward to welcoming you to this event.

Ceilidh invite

 

  • Buses

Can you please ensure that your child is at their collection point in time for their allocated pick-up time in the morning.  Eves have reported that some children are coming out late and this impacts on other children who have been out on time.

 

  • Swimming

Congratulations and good luck to Oliver who has been selected to swim in the finals on Friday following his performance at last week’s event.

 

  • Wee Sleep Out

Our final fundraising total for this was £229 – for which we received an email from Social Bite thanking everyone for their efforts.

 

  • Open Morning

Thank you to all the parents who attended today’s open morning, there was a lot of positive feedback following this event and the children enjoyed seeing you all and sharing the work of the pupil voice groups.  Also thanks to the parents who visited the Early Years Centre

 

  • Digital Masterclass Morning

On Wednesday the children will be joined by the pupils from Stenton for our digital morning, when we will also be joined by pupils from West Barns and Aberlady who will be leading some of the workshops.

 

  • Diary Dates
Wednesday 5th February Digital Morning
Thursday 6th February Community Ceilidh
Friday 7th  February Swimming Finals
Friday 7th February Last Day of Term
Monday 17th February In Service Day
Tuesday 18th February All Return

Update 24/1/2020

  • Rotary Quiz

 

Congratulations to the P6/7 pupils who represented the school earlier this week at the Rotary Quiz they gave a very good performance – in particular excelling in the observation round.

 

  • Swimming Gala

 

Well done to the pupils who travelled to the Mercat Gait centre to represent the school in the small schools leg of the East Lothian Swimming Gala.  Strong performances all round – we await the official results to find out if any of them will progress to the next round.

 

  • Early Years

 

Our Early Years Centre continue to share their good practice and have welcomed visitors from Greengables Nursery in Edinburgh as well as from St Martins in Tranent.  It was a pleasure to welcome them and both sets of visitors were very impressed with our Early Years Centre as well as with our fantastic children!

 

  • Open Morning

 

We are looking forward to our open morning which will take place on Friday 31st January – this will focus on the work undertaken by our pupil voice groups at an assembly followed by an opportunity to visit your child’s class.  Information has been sent separately regarding this.

 

  • Community Ceilidh

 

This has been organised by our Pupil Voice Groups and will take place on Thursday 6th February in the Village Hall with refreshments provided by the Parent Council.

 

  • Photo permission forms

 

If you have not yet returned this for your child can you please arrange to do so as soon as possible, if you require another copy of the form please let us know.

 

  • Diary Dates

 

Thurs 30th January NSPCC presentation
Fri 31st January Open Morning
Weds 5th February Digital Day
Thurs 6th February Community Ceilidh
Fri 7th February Last Day of Term
Mon 17th February In Service Day
Tues 18th February All return