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ipadwinner(web)rRAFFLE PRIZE WINNERS

The winner of the ipad mini was: Andrew Pearson (friend of Beau P4a) who won after only buying one ticket!


The other prize winners were as follows:

Brunton Theatre family ticket: Emma Haston (Aunt of Elli P2a)
Musselburgh Races tickets for 2: William Cuthbertson (friend of Leah P1b)
Farm Shop Sweet Hamper: Lesleyanne Knox (Mum of Rebecca  P3b)
Party Central Voucher: Morgan Scott (Mum of Lennon  P2a)
Wishing Tree Family Voucher: Mr D Murdoch (Relative of Eli  P1b)
Top To Toe Massage Voucher: Martyn Cress (friend of Ebony )
Quiklube Service and MOT Voucher: Eric Scott (Relative of Abby  P3b)
After School Club Voucher: Billie Alexander (Mum of Charlie  P3b)
Hair by Laura Voucher: Jason  P3a
Escada Headphones: Sasha Kenny (Mum of Craig P3b)
Shapes Voucher: Nicola Graham
Driving Lesson: Maureen (Mum of Megan P5)
Satchel Bag: Kerry Glasgow (Mum of Alex P2a)
Beauty 2 Perfection: J Gracie

Other winners were: J.Lees(Rosalind P4a) Milo Mitchell P6 Christine Rigley (Lexi  P1b) Sarah Brown (Katie P4a) Linda Logan (Alan  P7) Ashley Jamieson (Rebecca P1b) J Lawery (Zoe P5) Claire Anderson (Hadyn P3b) Rafal Piskorski (Antony P5) Gary Brown (Katie P4a) Irene Haston (Elli P2a)

Only one prize is unclaimed: Drew Fredry ticket no.0774 please contact the school reception to collect your prize.

We would like to thank you all for your support of the raffle and all the kind businesses for their donations we made an amazing £1002.02 on the raffle on its own. I hope this continues to be a success in the years to come.

All the money raised by the fundraising group benefits all pupils at Pinkie St Peters.


Fundraising Group

An introduction to Pinkie Parents

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Every parent is a member of the Parent Forum which is represented by Pinkie Parent Council.

The Annual General Meeting is held in September/October every year. Most meetings are held within the School Staff room on Monday evenings between 7.00pm and 9.00pm. Meetings are usually held once or twice per term which is normally every 6 weeks.

Although there is a formal agenda and minutes, the meetings take place in a relaxed format over a tea or coffee where parents can listen, learn and have their say and share experiences and ideas. There is no pressure to become more involved than you want to be.

In order to deal with the administration and financial elements of the Parent Council we require to elect a group of office bearers at our AGM from parents who have been involved with the school for about a year and are willing to offer their services. Currently the office bearer’s posts are that of: Chairperson, Vice Chair, Clerk and Treasurer. We also aim to have at least one parent representative for each primary school year from Nursery – P7.

Take a look at the latest news from Pinkie Parents.


Parental Involvement Strategy Survey

surveyThe Parental Involvement Team at East Lothian Council Education Department are carrying out a survey and would like your input.

The results of this survey will inform The Parental Involvement Team’s next steps in updating the current Parental Involvement Strategy for East Lothian.

Parents and carers are the most important influence throughout a child’s education and parental involvement in learning makes a real difference to children’s achievements. Everyone benefits (children, parents and teachers) when parents and schools work effectively together to support learning.

Parent Councils help parents and carers to become more actively and effectively involved in their children’s learning. They were established under the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 in recognition of the important role that parents can play, both in their own children’s learning, and in the life of a school. Parent Forum is the collective name for every parent, carer or guardian at a school.

Please follow the link below to complete the survey.

Once the results have been collated, the following information will be provided to all Schools and Parent Councils;
·         Individual School results
·         Cluster results
·         Authority wide results
The deadline for completing the survey is Monday 15th June.

Pinkie Parents

marathon2(screensmall)Pinkie Parents have a great opportunity to raise funds for the school on Sunday 31st May. They will again be running a stall at the Edinburgh Marathon selling drinks and snacks to the many of the thousands of hungry and thirsty runners and spectators. To help make this opportunity a success, Pinkie Parents were hoping for a few volunteers to help out on the day for an hour or two assisting on the stall. If you can spare some time to help out please contact Susan Harkins (Pinkie Parents).
Pinkie Parents have organised a couple of dress down Friday’s in May and would ask children to bring along donations as follows;
·        Friday 22nd May 2015 – Bottle donation & Dress Down
·        Friday 5th June 2015 – Chocolate donation & Dress Down
·        Friday 12th June 2015 – Home baking donations
The school Fair will take place Saturday 13th June from 10am-midday, more details will soon follow about what is promising to be a superb Summer Fair.

Scholastic Book Fair: Grand Total

scholastic book fair totalOur recent Scholastic Book Fair was not only a very popular event throughout all classes in the school, but has also helped us to raise a superb sum of money for books for the whole school. Our recent fair raised a grand total of £ 873.00 of free books! These books are labelled with a sticker, so keep an eye out inside your child’s reader.

Many thanks Catherine Reid who volunteered her time to make the fair such an enormous success.

The Scholastic Book Club website has some great free quizzes, colouring-in pages, puzzles and many other resources for parents and children to explore.

On the topic of books we are currently updating our library system to the latest Junior Librarian system. This upgrade was made possible because of a generous contribution by Pinkie Parents who have donated some of the funds raised for this exciting project. Junior Librarian will be used to create an engaging online library for pupils, staff and parents, allow reading progress and trends across the whole school to be tracked and offer book recommendations. We will announce the launch of this exciting new system as soon as possible!