School Payments – the Easy Way.

What? Signing up to SchoolPay system.
Why? Parents / Carers, Schools and ELC are working in partnership to cut down unnecessary expense and to streamline payments easily for parents – improve efficient use of staff time and maximise resources at school and council level.
How? Follow link on PPS Edubuzz home page – and follow the information in this clip above. (viewers will be taken to external You Tube link for ELC channel).

Please sign-up if you haven’t already done so and help us to use the school budget and staff time far better – not to mention the ease of paying for most families.

Realising the Ambition – Being Me

Realising the Ambition: Being Me

What is this?

Realising the Ambition: Being Me builds upon the original principles and philosophy of Pre-Birth to 3 and Building the Ambition.

This refreshed early years national practice guidance for Scotland presents key information about the characteristics of child development based on research and evidence.

It explores the range of interactionsexperiences and spaces we need to provide for babies and young children to help them learn and grow best from their earliest days through to being a young child in early primary school.

In essence, ‘Realising the Ambition: Being Me’ increases expectations of high quality but still provides the necessary support for all who work in the early years sector and beyond.

Another May holiday

V.E. Day – School’s will be closed 8th May 2020.

Letters were sent out recently advising parents and carers of outcome of consultation in November – regarding potential VE Day closure of schools on 8th May and updated list of holidays and in-service dates for this school year were also distributed.

Although feedback received through PPS Parent Council poll was not in favour of another day closure (permission for which had to be requested from ELC) the outcome generally across E. Lothian had been ‘overwhelmingly in favour’.  (This was the only vote opened, in line with letter from Fiona Robertson, former Head of Education).

**This means that East Lothian’s education staff and children will not be in school on Monday 4th May or Friday 8th May.**

Full letter from Lesley Brown can be read here – letter to parents and carers

PTA – Pencaitland Thank you ALL

What a night! 

A message from PTA Chair, Vicky –

We are really pleased to announce that we raised £900 (profit) at last week’s Quiz Night.  We would like to say a huge thanks to the wonderful quizmaster Jon Heggie who made the night very enjoyable and entertaining.  Thanks also goes out to Winton Brewery who gave us a great deal on the very tasty local beer.  A special thanks to all our generous raffle donors who helped us raise over £350 on the raffle alone (I’ve included a full list below).  And finally, thanks to all those who came along, bought raffle tickets, spent money at the bar and made for a thoroughly enjoyable evening. 

Thank you to all our wonderful donors, both new and old friends of PPS

Prize donations from….
and there’s more..                                                      

 

Over £350 raised at the Quiz Night Raffle – congratulations to all the winners.

 

Links will take reader to external sites.

https://www.facebook.com/LV-hair-beauty-432023723656632/ https://www.malts.com/en-row/distilleries/glenkinchie/ https://www.spicepots.com/  https://www.facebook.com/ToniBateKCREastLothian/    https://www.instagram.com/cuckooblue/ https://www.sarahcampbellphotography.co.uk/          http://wintonbrewery.com/                                http://www.wilsonphotography.co.uk/                                     http://bubbayoga.co.uk/                                                      http://www.fantooshart.co.uk/                                    https://www.elspethscott.co.uk/    https://www.facebook.com/EastLothianGutterClean/    http://carolinewolfemurray.com/                                                                              Pencaitland & Winton Bowling Club  https://www.facebook.com/AloeHealthbyPaula/  https://www.lydiamacdonalddesign.com/           and last, but not least…. https://www.facebook.com/Pencaitland-Petcheckers-1071245552935408/

 

 

New Photographer

Wilson Photography.

With the first session resulting in many delighted parents, and orders currently being placed – there have also been some questions.
To find out more about why Wilson Photography were selected this year, to take over from our previous (very) longterm school photographers you are invited to take a look. Wilson Photography

Following the online link on each envelope sent home with the children, will show the alternative photograph(s) to the small proof on order envelope. Option to order online includes several days with a discount, but still results in same contribution to school.

The different poses – one with props, one without – is to offer a choice to the families, whilst maintaining quality of the photograph itself.

Continue reading “New Photographer”

PTA QUIZ NIGHT

Come join the PTA’s latest FUNdraiser. 

Open to all – so bring family / friends and enjoy a great night out all for the best cause – raising funds for the school and our children to benefit from.

PTA Quiz Night
Battle of the Brains, or just a fun night out with friends.

In it to win it – or likely, just a load of laughter,

you choose!

Friday 11th October in the Bowling Club.

Pre-book your table (6 per table) or seats at a table ready to ‘risk it for a biscuit’ with others… just get in touch with Jaci Urquhart.

More details in the poster.

 

 

 

 

PTA – AGM

It’s that time of year again – all welcome at our PTA AGM.

PTA Annual General Meeting.                         

Monday 2nd September, 7pm
Pencaitland Primary School (Staff Room).

If you are interested in getting involved as a PTA member or even if you would simply like to find out more about our plans for this year, we would encourage you to come along.

We also extend a very warm welcome parents new to the school, in fact a few of us (myself included) joined the PTA last year as new P1 parents. It’s a great way to meet people, get to know the school and have an impact on fundraising that will benefit your children for the whole of their time in Pencaitland Primary School.

If you can’t make the meeting, but are interested in getting involved or finding out more, please send us an email – ppspta1@gmail.com.

Looking forward to a great year!

Best wishes,

Vicky Swann
PTA Chair and P2 Parent

 

School Lottery update.

Not joined yet? It’s never too late – you have to be in it to win it!

Funds raised are added to the school all year round as the participants take part. Anyone can join, you don’t have to be parent/carer of child in the school currently – family members can join too.

PTA Lottery update.