We had a very successful first Grandparents’ Day on Friday, 14 May. The turnout was amazing and the sun was out too! One hundred enthusiastic and happy grandparents piled into the dining room area to get good viewing seats for the start of the morning activities. Both the Parent Council and the school were delighted with the tremendous support for the event.
The day started with a school assembly with every class doing something to entertain our guests. There was singing, “When I’m 64” and “You cannae shove yer granny off the bus”, poems, drawings, and even a sketch based on a classic piece of Monty Python – I don’t think we will ever really know how different it was growing up in the 1940s compared to now! There was much laughter in the hall throughout the performance. Click for full report plus pictures and video.
The May 2010 issue of the Pencaitland Parent Update is out and you can either read it here or download the PDF and read it at your leisure. There is an exclusive article which will answer many of the questions parents have about the role of the Parent Council in our Q&A, which does not appear in the print/PDF version. Other articles include a PTA UPDATE, a review of the FOCUS GROUPS: TRANSITION TO PPS AND ROSS HIGH and CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE AND PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT.
The school, in partnership with the Parent Council, is having its first ever Grandparents’ Day in May. Taking place on the 14th we’re hoping that many grandparents will be able to attend the morning’s planned activities and see how their grandchildren enjoy school in 2010. All grandparents are encouraged to attend. For more details click here.
The latest issue of the Parent Council Newsletter is out and you can either read it here or download the PDF and read it at your leisure. There’s an additional article on GLOW on the website, which did not appear in the print/PDF version. Print copies will be available from the school reception.
Parent Council member Ralph Averbuch recently attended the first ever Parent Council Conference. A report can be found under the ‘Parents’ section of the blog or by clicking this link.