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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.

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 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 17/1/2020

  • Pupil Voice Groups


The children have been meeting all this week in their Pupil Voice Groups and have had lots of interesting ideas how to take these forward, thank you to the parents who have been coming in to help with these.


  • Ceilidh


We are intending to hold a Community Ceilidh on Thursday 6th February organised by the pupil council, further information will follow regarding this.


  • Swimming Competition and Rotary Quiz


Good luck to the pupils representing the school in both these events next week!


  • Open morning


Our next open morning is scheduled to take place on Friday 31st January, further information regarding this will be sent out next week.


  • Running club


A reminder that our running club takes place on a Friday morning before school.


  • SchoolPay


A reminder that payments to the school should be made using the SchoolPay system, if you are experiencing difficulty with this please let us know.


  • P7 camp


We are still waiting for some deposits to be paid for this year’s P7 camp, if you have not already done so can you please arrange to make this payment as soon as possible.


  • Diary Dates:


Weds 22nd January Rotary Quiz
Thursday 23rd January P7 transition
Friday 24th January Swimming Gala
Friday 31st January Proposed Open Morning
Weds 5th February Digital Morning
Thursday 6th February Community Ceilidh
Monday 10th – Friday 13th February February Break
Monday 17th February Inservice day.


Weekly Update 10/1/2020

  • Welcome back


We are delighted to see the children back after the Festive period, we hope that everyone had a lovely holiday.


  • School packed lunches

A reminder that if you would like your child to receive a school packed lunch on Fridays this should be ordered via Schoolpay by Wednesday.


  • Parent council meeting


The Parent Council meeting scheduled for next week has been cancelled and will take place after the February holiday, the exact date will be confirmed at a later daate.


  • Photo permission forms


A revised photo permission form has been sent home with P1-7 children – we would be grateful if you could complete and return this as soon as possible, a copy is attached for your information.


  • Diary Dates


Wednesday 22nd January Rotary Quiz
Friday 24th January Swimming Gala
Thursday 30th January NSPCC presentation

ELC Photo Video Permissions Form 11yrs and younger – Nov 19.v2.0docx