Like it or not the future seems to be growing in the development of e-books. The reading scheme used in school is Oxford Reading Tree and the company have published over 150 free e-books on line for use at home. Try them out, the reading level goes up to 11 years old and has a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction. In addition to the reading books there is a selection of free maths resources and e-books too, just click on the maths tab to see what is on offer. You can log on at http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/FindBook If you find it useful let me have some feedback, it just might make homework a wee bit more pleasurable, or is it just my boys that try patience to the limit?
Parental Questionnaire Oct11
This year we based our questionnaire on the model used by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education, or, as they are now known as Education Scotland. Their new web site can be found at http://www.hmie.gov.uk/ The results were very heartening with most of the results over 90% (adding together strongly agree and agree). It does pinpoint a couple of areas we will have to work with Pinkie Parents, namely taking parents views into account more and keeping parents better informed. Thanks to all those 115 parents who took the time to let us know what you think.
Please note that there will be a change in the procedure for school lunches on Friday. From this Friday, the 30th of September, Elite Catering will deliver the packed lunches directly to the classrooms. The pupils will then take the lunch home with them. The meals for the rest of the week will remain unaffected.
There will be a meeting of the above at Fisherrow Community Centre this Thursday at 7.oopm. For more information visit their web site.
The AGM for the Parent Council (Pinkie Parents) will be held on Monday 26 September 2011 at 7pm in the school staff room.
All parents/carers are welcome to attend.
Refreshments and home baking will be available.
Should you have any questions, please phone Rosemary on 0131 665 1972.