Parents and teachers at PPS are planning an exciting week-long reading event in the Autumn term but we need your help to make it happen. Read on to find out more…
This year’s Spring Fayre takes place on Saturday the 26th of May. The PTA is looking for both donations of items as well as people willing to help out for a time on the day.
Find out more about how you can help by reading the full story.
Tickets for the annual Pencaitland Fireworks show are now available from the school office, Spar shop, Post Office and Granny shop.
Ticket prices are £5 Adult, £3 Child, Family £13 (Family is 2 adults and up to 4 children). Under 5s go free.
Gates open at 6.15pm on Saturday 5th Nov (not Sunday 6th as previously advised).
Now that everyone is hopefully settled in to a new school year, we thought we would take the opportunity to let you know a little about the purpose of the Parent Council, it’s work over the past year and our plans for the year ahead. We hope that this covers most questions you might have, but please get in touch if you want to know more. Just click the link below…
Chair, Pencaitland Parent Council
Continue reading “Parent Council Update – October 2011”
Parents may already be aware of the campaign by members of the community trying to raise much needed funds for the repair of Pencaitland Parish Church. In order to hit the target of £70,000 (now at £47,000) a number of local fundraising events are planned.
If you would like to know more about what’s coming up please visit the full story and list of planned events on the Pencaitland Community Council’s website.
The Pencaitland Playgroup’s annual summer fair takes place tomorrow (Saturday 25th) at the Carriage House, between 1 and 4pm.
There will be food (burgers, ice-cream, teas and coffees and home baking), plenty of stalls (second-hand books and toys, bric-a-brac, bags, jewellery, make-up), face painting, arts and crafts, tombola and a number of competitions where you can win, amongst other things, tickets to East Links, the Air Show at East Fortune.
ABOUT PENCAITLAND PLAYGROUP
Open since 1968, the playgroup has a long tradition of working with the children of Pencaitland and the surrounding area. It offers a safe and happy environment for children to work and play in, with two full-time staff members providing a morning service based in the Sports Pavillion next to the bowling club. Activities offered include sand and water play, art and craft activities, baking, books and music and movement.
If you were one of the many parents in attendance at this year’s Pencaitland Youth Football Club tournament you may enjoy the pictures below.
Everyone at the PYFC had a great time and wanted to pass on their thanks to all those who helped out and gave donations for the fundraising and tombola.
This coming Saturday is the PYFC’s final game of the season before breaking for the summer and resuming when school restarts after the break.
There are plans to also run a kids and parents session this weekend so everyone can see just how difficult it is to hit those little goals. Please come suitably dressed if you want to join in. Shin pads if you have them are recommended – getting caught up in the middle of the swarm can be pretty painful without them.
Parents may be interested to know that East Lothian Council has launched a consultation questionnaire to help inform the new Local Transport Strategy for the county. The last strategy document dates back to 2001. Follow this link to take part in the short online survey and to find out more background read the story on the Pencaitland Community Council website.
If you haven’t discovered it yet, the good news is that Pencaitland Community Council has a new website with a wealth of information for residents, not only from Pencaitland, but the other communities of Peastonbank, New Winton and Boggs Holdings.
The new site is at Pencaitland.org
If you’ve ever wondered about what the Community Council does, who its representatives are, or how to contact members about any issues of local concern, you’ll find this and much more on the new site.