Today was very special having our learners return to Pencaitland Primary and of course we extend a very special welcome to anyone for whom today was their first! Children have been engaged and enthusiastic about the year ahead and the energy in the school was tremendous.
Our Primary One children have made a fantastic start to the session and settled beautifully and of course the Primary Seven children should be very proud of how responsible they are and how already have demonstrated that they will be excellent role models.
It has been delightful meeting everyone today! I have been made to feel very welcome and I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and working with the whole school community.
Acting Head Teacher
PTA Spring Fayre: We Need your help!!!
This year’s Spring Fayre takes place on the 26th of May (this Saturday), from 1 to 4pm in the grounds of the school.
We need 4 MORE VOLUNTEERS for FACE PAINTING at the Spring Fayre and all the RAFFLE TICKETS back please.
Read on for more details… Continue reading “PTA Spring Fayre: We Need your help!!!”
PTA Spring Fayre 26th May
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.
Annual Pencaitland Litter Pick-up next Sunday
On the 29th April it’s Pencaitland’s Annual Litter Pick Up day. The aim is to start at around 2pm. All kids taking part (and bringing parents with them) will be in with a chance of winning a digital camera.
Families or groups, from the church to the brownies, who would like to help out on the day are very welcome.
Visit Pencaitland.org for the full story on when, where and how to be entered in the prize draw and how to take part in the Litter Pick-up.
PTA Fun Run route finalised
Whether you plan to take part in the PTA’s Fun Run on the 24th March, or you simply want to know which places would be good to catch all the action on the day, the PDF map will tell you what you need to know.
Click for the map and more details.
Grandparents Day – Friday 16 March
All grandparents/substitute grandparents welcome. Please bring along any artefacts from your school days.
The format of the morning – All grandparents will gather in the school hall around 9am. P7 guides will lead them around the school, visiting each class for ten minutes where they will see aspects of technology being used in each classroom.
Some P7s will record any grandparents who’d be happy to talk about their artefact or
experience at school – really a Grandparents Show and Tell. We’ll then be able to use this as a resource within the school.
After the guided tour the grandparents will re-group in the dining area/hall for a well-deserved cuppa and chat. The morning will finish at 11.15am when pupils begin their Golden Time.
Grandparents of pupils in the nursery that morning may visit the nursery between 11.15 and 11.45am.
Pencaitland Youth Football Club’s Annual Tournament 2011
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.
Pencaitland’s new 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.