East Lothian Courier reports on weather chaos around county

Sally Averbuch sweeps snow around her home...For any mums and dads tucked up at home, this report on the East Lothian Courier website might be of interest.

An average of more than 46 centimetres of snow accumulated across the county between Friday and Tuesday, causing widespread travel problems and cutting off some communities in the Lammermuirs.

Full Report

Get up-to-date information from the Parent Council twitter service.

Ralph
Pencaitland Parent Council

Schools remains closed Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd Nov

Here’s the update from East Lothian Council

All East Lothian schools will remain closed to pupils for the rest of this week (Thursday 2 and Friday 3 December). Also information on refuse collections roads, sports centres, libraries and more…

The ELC website adds, “Due to the continuing severe weather conditions, it has been confirmed that ALL East Lothian schools will remain closed to pupils on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 December. The forecast for Wednesday night is for worsening weather conditions with snowfalls of between 5 and 10cm and falls of 20-30cm in some parts of the county.

Major efforts to open up safe access routes to schools will continue during the rest of the week. East Lothian Council appreciates that these closures are causing major inconvenience to parents and carers. However, every effort is being made to re-open schools in the face of unprecedented severe weather conditions and transport difficulties.”

Keep updated by following the Pencaitland Parent Council twitter account.

Ralph
Pencaitland Parent Council

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 🙂

Schools closed 1st December

I really dig this picture... I mean I REALLY DUG it!Below is the latest news taken from the ELC website.

“Due to the continuing severe weather conditions, it has been confirmed that ALL East Lothian schools will remain closed to pupils on Wednesday 1 December. Major efforts to open up safe access routes to schools will continue during the course of tomorrow (Wednesday). East Lothian Council appreciates that these closures are causing major inconvenience to parents and carers. However, every effort is being made to re-open schools in the face of severe weather conditions and transport difficulties.”

For the latest news sign up to the @pencaitlandpc twitter service or check the school calendar.

Ralph
Pencaitland Parent Council

Information on school openings for Monday 29 November

This update is taken for the East Lothian Council website. You can check for any updates here.

“Parents and carers are advised that headteachers will make the decision as to whether they believe their schools can open depending on the weather conditions in the area. This will be done as early as possible tomorrow morning, and each morning thereafter.

At this stage, all schools are set to open on Monday, 29 November as normal, though parents and children are asked to be careful given likely underfoot conditions.

Any school closure announcement will be added to this website and published through other local media, including Radio Forth, as soon as possible. Schools will also publish information on their own websites.”

Ralph
Pencaitland Parent Council

PS – look out for updates on the pencaitlandpc twitter feed which we’ll update as soon as we know anything about opening for Pencaitland Primary.