Thank You

I would like to thank Mrs McBean, all the staff, children and parents for their kind words, gifts and cards. I have loved teaching at Loretto for the last 24 years and I will miss all the fun and enjoyment that it has given me. Everyone was so kind to me when I left last week and I take all your good wishes with me. It’s been a privilege to help and support the children with their learning and their life experiences. I do plan to relax for a bit but I will stay in touch and look forward to hearing about the continued successes @ Loretto R.C. Mrs Ramage x

Summer Wishes

Congratulations to P7 who leave us today as they head off to St. David’s and Musselburgh Grammar Schools.

A huge thank you to Mr Pryde, Mr Hendry and our VERY OWN pipers and drummers who sent you on your way with a stirring musical tribute.

To Mrs Ramage-quite simply the best! And all the best! A huge thank you . We will miss you.

Mrs Todd-good luck with the baby. Miss MacPherson -congratulations on your new job.

To all boys and girls well done for a hard working year of learning and fun. Enjoy your holidays, stay safe and see you ALL on Wednesday 15th August.

To our parents and families, a very sincere thank you for all your help and support over this past year. Our send off today for P7s was a measure of the affection and support within the families and parents for our school community. Thank you to all parents and to Loretto Parent Partnership.

A special word of thanks to the staff in Loretto-you are a great team!

Ironkids

IRONKIDS Scotland 2018

Entries Open Now for a global running event for kids from 3 to 14 of all abilities

IRONKIDS Scotland is a series of three fun and family-focused running events for young people aged 3 to 14 of all abilities. The new running events being staged on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 June 2018 in Midlothian, East Lothian and Edinburgh are an exciting addition to the IRONMAN 70.3 Edinburgh race weekend and part of the global IRONKIDS running series. They are also a key part of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018 celebrations.

Organisers are inviting young people to sign up to race at one of the venues and enjoy the running, the challenge, the competition and the camaraderie with their friends, as well as the family entertainment and sports taster sessions that will be laid on.

The IRONKIDS Scotland events have a firm focus on participation for all with age group races of between 500m and 2km. Each event will incorporate a strong family element with spectator friendly courses, free live entertainment, activities and sports taster sessions, whilst at the same time inspiring children to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith [racing from 16:00] on Friday 29 June

Preston Links, Prestonpans [racing from 11:00] on Saturday 30 June

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh [racing from 15:00] on Saturday 30 June

It is only £4.00 per person (plus a small booking fee) to enter IRONKIDS Scotland. Entry includes an IRONKIDS T-shirt to wear to race and a Finishers Medal.

IRONKIDS Scotland is the newest event in the hugely popular IRONKIDS global series of children’s events, staged alongside the legendary IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon events, with 50,000 young people across the world taking part every year.

For more information on IRONKIDS Scotland and to register go to http://bit.ly/IRONKIDSscotland or search IRONKIDS Scotland.

Sports Day – Help!

We’re looking for helpers for sports day – we need around 10 adults to help out on the day. If you are able to help, please let us know at the school office.  Mrs. Ramage and Miss MacPherson would like to meet with volunteers at 3pm on Thursday 14th June, just to go over what they will be required to do.  Thanks!

 

 

School Lunch Price Increase

Please find below a letter from Vanessa Sanal, Service Manager at Facilities.

Dear Parent/Guardian,

To provide variety and choice in school meals throughout the school year East Lothian Council provide a seasonal summer and winter menu.

Each menu cycle consists of a choice of 2 hot main meal options (includes a vegetarian choice), a filled baked potato option, a plated salad option and a choice of dessert. Complimentary bread, salad and a cold drink are available with the meal. These meals are available Monday–Thursday with a packed lunch option available on Friday. All menu items meet the Scottish Government’s nutritional standards.

East Lothian Council is committed to providing a high quality school meals service. There are huge benefits in children eating a nutritious 2-course meal at lunchtime. Research also shows that if children eat a nutritious midday meal at school, their concentration and behaviour improves, they gain important social skills and they are more likely to eat their recommended ‘5 a-day’ fruit and vegetables.

As a result of supplier increases in the price of food products there is a need to increase the price of a primary school meal from £1.90 to £2.00, please note there has not been an increase in school meal catering since 2011. This increase will commence in August 2018. The school meal continues to offer good value for money as well as contributing to the well-being of children whilst at school.

Both Education Services and Facilities Management Services see communication with pupils, head teachers and parent councils as essential to the success of any changes we make. We communicate through school newsletters, school websites and East Lothian Council’s website. As the Service Manager I am passionate about continually improving the standards of the school meals service and welcome feedback on the services we provide to help us to do this. You can contact me by phone or by email 

Vanessa Sanal                       01620 827820 vsanal@eastlothian.gov.uk

Information is also available on East Lothian Council’s website www.eastlothian.gov.uk

 

St David’s Maths’ Challenge

Well done to the P6 children who participated in the challenge. It was an exciting event in which all of the children learnt lots. The children got to work in teams to solve many different problems. We had spent some time researching negative numbers and made posters to share our knowledge with others.
We were delighted when Loretto came in 3rd and 1st in the challenge. Well done Loretto!

Children’s Book Club

For all the little book worms in P4 (and other classes too!)

The author Tom Fletcher has chosen 10 books suitable for ages 7-11 for a kids book club. They are all available in WH Smith and are on sale at the moment. If you are looking for an extra challenge or to increase your personal reading time why not give some of them a go. Maybe you could do it with a group of friends and swap the books and give reviews on each of them.

https://www.whsmith.co.uk/dept/tom-fletcher-book-club

I look forward to hearing all about them

Mrs Clark