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Pinkie Parents meeting

The first meeting of the parent council for the new session will be held on Monday 9 September 2013 at 7pm in the School staffroom.  Come along and find out more about the parent council, have a voice, have an opinion and support the school.

All parents/carers are welcome and we would love to see some new faces. Meetings are relaxed and informal and finish by 9pm at the latest. 

For more information, please have a look at the pages on the website, the Pinkie Parents Facebook page or send an email to parentcouncil@pinkie-st-peters.elcschool.org.uk.

 

Information For P1 Parents

Primary 1a/b and Primary 1/2

General Information

Snack

Children are provided with fruit on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On a Monday and Friday children can bring in one item of their own choice for their snack.

As we have some children in school with nut allergies we ask that your child’s  snack or lunch does not contain nuts.

Milk or water can be drunk at snack time but no juice of any kind. Your child can bring in a water bottle for use during the day.

Lunches

If your child does not like the choices offered in the lunch menu then please provide a packed lunch.

Only children who have paid for a Friday lunch or are on free meals will be provided with packed lunch on a Friday.

Gym

P1a/b will have gym with the P.E. specialist in Block 2&4. P1/2 will have gym in Blocks 1&3.

All children will have the opportunity to take part in physical activity each week so please ensure they have gym kit and that it is kept in school.

Gym kit – t-shirt, shorts or leggings or joggy bottoms and gym shoes. Please ensure that all items have your child’s name on them.

Gym Shoes

Outdoor shoes will be changed for gym shoes before entering the classroom only on particularly wet days.

 

Picking up children/After School Club

Please inform your class teacher if your child is to be picked up by another adult after school or is attending the After School Club. Either tell their class teacher in the morning, give her a note or phone the office.

 

School Bag

A Book Bag is provided by school for reading and homework only. Please provide a school bag for other items.

 

Homework

Homework is given out on a Monday and returned on a Friday but children must bring their Book Bags every day as they will be needed in class to complete various tasks.

Every Monday please check the Reading Record for a homework letter detailing the task for the week. The Reading Record should be signed to show homework has been done and if you wish to write a comment you may.

Toys

Please no toys in school. There may be occasions when your child is asked to bring something to school but this would normally be detailed in their homework letter.

 

Times for week ending 30th August

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday   8.55am – 12.15pm

Friday  8.55am-12.15pm

Thursday  8.55am – 1.30pm.  On this day children will visit the dinner hall. Please give your child £1.90 in a purse or envelope with their name on it to pay for their lunch. If your child is entitled to free school meals a pass will be provided. If you’re your child is having a packed lunch please send this to school with them.

Times for week beginning 2nd September

Monday – Thursday 8.55am – 2.45pm

Friday 8.55am – 12.20pm

 

PIPS

The week beginning the 2nd September all Primary 1 children will complete the PIPS programme which assesses literacy and numeracy and enables the class teacher to group the children according to ability.

 

Curriculum Afternoon

On Thursday 5th September 1.45 – 2.45 all Primary 1 parents are invited to attend a curriculum afternoon in the P1 classrooms where we will discuss class routines, learning and teaching.

 

Thank You.

Mrs Armatage, Ms Brown and Miss Watson

Flower Show Success

Pinkie St Peters took part in the Musselburgh Horticultural Society’s annual Flower Show on  Saturday 24th August with some success!

1st Prize for ‘a jam jar of 3 culinary herbs’

2nd Prize for ‘a scarecrow figure made from fruit and veg’

3rd Prize for ‘vase of foliage’

 

The Scarecrow Figure was made, at school, by David and Sophie P6, who worked together on the project using a potato, spring onions and orange segments. Their quirky and clever creation obviously charmed the judges!

The herbs and foliage were grown in our school garden and we also entered school-grown potatoes, red and blackcurrants, 2 beetroot and 3 apples which here all harvested on the 3rd day of the new term.

 

picking redcurrants in the garden to make jam

 

Our fruit and veg didn’t win prizes (in fact our potatoes nearly slunk off the table in embarrassment when placed next to an Allotment holders’ specimens!) but all attracted praise and interest from visitors as we were the only school entry – and – most importantly, the children had lots of fun growing them!

Heather Paul