School Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch for pupils will be on Thursday 9th December as originally planned.  Pupils must bring their money and order form on Monday 6th December so that numbers can be confirmed for the kitchen.  NO money or orders will be taken after this date.  Pupils who do not wish to have Christmas Lunch option should bring their own packed lunch on Thursday.

Snow Adventures

Hopefully you have all been having some fun in the snow this week?  Why not take some photos of your snowmen, snow sculptures, snow angels, sledging, snowed in cars etc! and bring them in when you get back to school to show your teachers.  I wonder how many different types of snowmen and snow sculptures we will see? Who will have the most snow on their car? or who will be having the most fun out on their sledge?

We can make the photos into a  fantastic display of our Pencaitland Snow Adventures.  Remember to wrap up warm when you’re outside and I’ve heard that hot chocolate with marshmallows is great for warming up cold bodies after they’ve been out in the snow…

See you soon,

Miss Sutherland 🙂

School Closure Wednesday 1st December

Due to continuing severe weather conditions all East Lothian Schools will remain closed to pupils on Wednesday 1st December.  School staff should follow the Policy on Employee Absence due to Adverse Weather Conditions.

Further updates for parents and carers is available on East Lothian Council website and Radio Forth

 We will endeavour to keep you up to date with developments as we get more information.

November Special Table

Our November Special Table had a Scottish Theme.  Pupils enjoyed their school lunch and then tucked into some Scottish tablet and Macaroon as a treat.

Pupils are chosen to sit at the special table by the dining supervisor and dinner ladies for their good behaviour and nice manners during dinner times.

St Andrew’s Day Menu

Please note that there will be a change of menu on offer in the dining hall next Tuesday 30th November

to celebrate St Andrew’s Day.

The menu on offer is…

Lentil soup served with crusty bread

Lamb hotpot served with sweet potato mash and veg


Haggis, neeps and tatties (vegetarian haggis available)

Creamed vanilla rice pudding served with winter berries and jam

Pupils can still bring their own packed lunch or have the baked potato option if they prefer.



November Newsletter and Update

You can download a copy of our November newsletter and recent Nov update which contains a note of what has been happening in school and key dates for your diary in the run up to Christmas.

Please note that all Christmas parties will be held in the afternoon of these dates (with the exception of the nursery who will use morning and afternoon) but more specific details will follow in the near future.

The school will be supporting the BBC Children in Need appeal next week, please send in any 1p or 2p coins as we try to cover Pudsey in them.  On Friday 19th November pupils can dress up, dress down or wear spots to school and should donate 50p. We look forward to seeing the interesting outfits that will undoubtedly appear!

Expressive Arts Focus Group

The Parent Council are planning to hold a Focus Group on Expressive Arts on Wednesday 17th November, with parents and pupils invited.  If you would like to be involved either contact the school office or Carol Snow, Parent Council, Chair. 

The parent group will meet at 9.15am and you will be able to give your views on Art and Design; Dance; Drama and Music, within the school.

Crossing Patrol

Just a note to let you know that we have been informed there will be NO Safety Crossing Patrol at Lempockwells this coming Monday (1st November) in the morning before school and at lunchtime.  The patrol will return to normal for the end of the school day.

Please keep this in mind if your child is walking to school.