World Book Day is on Thursday 5th March 2020. We are celebrating in Loretto with a number of activities! Lots of children are already speaking about the character that they will dress up as. There are plenty of characters that children can dress up as without going to any extra expense. We strongly encourage all children to do this rather than buy a costume. If your child is not interested in dressing up, they will need to wear their school uniform on this day as it is not a dress down day. Children will also be taking part in quizzes about books and drawing new front covers for books. It will be an exciting day!
Friday 7th February 2020
As is now an annual highlight, you are invited to join your child’s class to visit our Art Exhibition in school on Friday 7th February 2020. Each child in each class will proudly present their work. Each class will also visit the exhibition and get a chance to see the work of the other classes.
To allow safely for the number of people and space, we will operate a timetable of visits. Please come along with your child’s class. Of course, you may have more than one child in school and wish to stay for that class visit too.
As in professional galleries, there will be a small admission donation of £2 which will go directly to school funds. The school fund is used to subsidise school purchases, trips and travel. We thank you for your support. After we have enjoyed the children’s work the children will be able to bring these works home.
Fri Nursery will visit at 9am. Morning nursery children may visit with their parents at this time too.
P1 will visit at 9.30am
P2 will visit at 9.45am
P3 will visit at 10am
P4 will visit at 10.15am
P5 will visit at 11am
P6 will visit at 11.30am
P7F will visit at 11.45am
P7T will visit at 12 noon.
The exhibition will be in the downstairs corridor and the dining hall only. We would ask that prams and buggies are left outside the building to ensure our corridors are free flowing in the event of any emergency.
We hope you will enter into the spirit of our art in the community and sign in, in a creative way!
We are looking forward to seeing as many parents, friends and family as possible!
Margaret Anne McBean
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
Multi-Sports club that will run from 4:30 till 6 pm on a Friday afternoon at the Musselburgh East Community Centre.
Here at Loretto PS, we’re supporting this cause. This Friday, wear something red, donate £1 and show that we care. Log in to SchoolPay and no need to scrabble around for that £1 coin!