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!