Venturing Out

Venturing Out CIC is an East Lothian based, not for profit organisation that delivers adventurous outdoor activities, in the School Holidays, for children aged 8 to 14. We run these activity programmes in partnership with East Lothian Council’s Outdoor Learning Service. You can find out the details of the February holiday programme here

Activities range from things such as kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding and rock climbing to coasteering, trail cycling and bushcraft. These activities offer the opportunity for children to build confidence, self esteem and resilience. These days also offer a great social setting for young people and a chance to interact with peers in different settings. More information can be found at ww.venturingout.org.uk/kids-activities

 

Christmas wishes and thank you

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas from everyone here in Loretto.

Thank you so much for all your kindness to myself and all staff.

We have had a lovely time with music, parties and Christmas crafts and fayre. It has been lovey to see so many parents in school and church with us. We love having you join us.To the panto and party helpers-we couldn’t do it without you!

Thank you for the generous donations to school fund  of   £226 from the Nativity. This will go towards transport for outings and events and little extras for the children.

Again thank you for your generous donations for Christmas Jumper Day to Save the Children of £152.50.

Our special best wishes to Mrs MacDonald and Mrs Peebles as they begin their respective maternity and career break. We wish you both a happy and healthy year.

School finishes tomorrow and starts again for pupils on Wednesday 8th January.  

 

Winter Illnesses

Winter is upon us, and with it comes the usual illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, and occasionally tummy bugs.  In view of this, we would like to share with you the latest advice from the NHS.
Key advice for parents and carers

In the home the risk of catching or spreading flu/cold like illness can be reduced by:

• Regular hand washing with liquid soap and running water

• Covering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing

• Using a disposable paper tissue, disposed off immediately after use.

• You can teach your child to sneeze into the ‘crook’ of their arm rather than their hands, if they don’t have a tissue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQINuSTP1jI

• Good general cleaning of surface that everyone touches often e.g. TV remote, light switches, door handles, toilet flushes and tap heads.

• https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/common-cold

• https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/flu
Children should not return to school until completely well and 48 hours after symptoms have ceased.

Of course, we are not suggesting you keep your child off school simply because they have a runny nose or a slight cough, but if your child is very unwell, then please keep them at home until they are recovered.  If you would like to send in a box of tissues for your child to have in the classroom, please do so.

Let’s all stay healthy and enjoy the Christmas holidays when they come!

Careers’ Day

Today, P7 had a very engaging and informative day! They were visited by many different adults who spoke about their jobs. During this “Careers’ Day”, the children learnt lots about the importance of working hard in order to realise their ambitions after they leave school. They learnt about different pathways of training and qualifications.
There were many different jobs that we learnt about including, architecture, coastguard, data analyst, Scientist, police officer, paramedic and civil engineering. The children took notes on all of these and asked some really insightful questions. Thank you to all of the people who took part. The children will be writing some letters of thanks and these will be with you soon.
Our Twitter has some super photos and more information.

Hallowe’en Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

When – Friday 25th October         5pm – 6.30pm for Nursery to P3* and

7pm – 8.30pm for P4 to P7

Where – Loretto Church Hall  

Tickets are £3.50 per child which includes Party food and drinks provided at the Disco as well as a bag of tricks & treats for each child on departure. 

Tickets will be on sale in the school playground before and after school after the half term break by members of the Loretto Parent Partnership committee, as well as on the door but please be aware that there are limited ticket numbers so best to get in early get them before hand to avoid disappointment!

Prizes and awards for best Halloween costumes 

Monster Music tracks

Ghoulish Games to play

Freakish Fun to be had 

Are you brave enough to attend? 

*All Nursery and P1 children must be accompanied by an Adult for the duration of the Disco. 

At present the LPP also requires another 6 adults to help run the Discos. If you can help for either one or both please let us know as soon as possible. Hopefully we’ll have no problem with having enough volunteers but if we don’t end up with enough volunteers coming forward to help, we will have to cancel the Disco.

Thank you for your generosity!

Wow! Pat on the back, everyone! The P6 managed to raise a whopping £261.10 for their Macmillan Coffee Morning. Thank you so much to everyone who brought in home baking, and to those who came along and bought it!

 

 

 

On Friday 4th October we held our first ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ day, where pupils could wear something red and donate to this worthy cause. We raised £96! Not bad for a first attempt! Thank you all for your generosity.

Come and join us-see you child’s learning in action-reminder

We are sharing our learning and reporting to parents Tuesday 8th October and Thursday 10th October. Parents are invited into classes 9.15am till 10.20am. You will be able to see the children working on their numeracy and explaining it to you. Teas and coffees are being served in the dining hall from the morning bell-to let us register the children. Please stay and see how well your child is progressing in numeracy. Don’t worry if you did not send back the slip-just come along. We love having you.