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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!

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.

Venturing Out

We are 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.
Activities range from things such as kayaking, canoeing 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.
We also run an ASN Adventurous Activities provision for children with additional support needs, and their families – this is funded by ELC and enables access to our activities for children who struggle to access mainstream activities. These free sessions run fortnightly at the weekend. More information on this can be found at www.venturingout.org.uk/asn-provision.

Measles

We’ve been asked to communicate this important message about measles.

There are outbreaks of measles in the UK, Europe and the USA. Measles is very infectious but can be prevented with MMR vaccine. MMR protects against mumps and rubella too.

NHS Lothian is inviting S1-S6 pupils who have not been vaccinated to clinics this summer term and in the holidays. Look out in the post for your clinic invitation.

Make sure to get vaccinated! Together we can stop the spread of measles! #VaccinesWork #NHS_Lothian