SALTOUN PRIMARY SCHOOL
Harvest Assembly and Open Morning
Friday 30th September
You are very welcome to join us in the Fletcher Hall on Friday 30th September at 9.30am for our Harvest Assembly. Thereafter you are invited into school for a cup of tea/coffee and between 10.15am and 10.45am there is a chance to come into the classrooms and see the learning and teaching that is going on and talk to your child about this. You can take your child home at 11.30am if you like but please inform the class teacher if you are going to do this.
In the Nursery, parents are invited to join their children in nursery activities.
We are also asking that you bring some items for the East Lothian Foodbank as part of our Harvest Celebrations. Our older children will take any donations to the Foodbank in Tranent with me and see how it all works at a later date.
At the moment the following urgently needed food items are being asked for by the Foodbank:
- long-life milk
- long-life fruit juice
- sugar (500 gms)
- tinned tomatoes and vegetables
- sponge puddings
Gangsta Granny, King’s Theatre, Edinburgh on Thursday 6th October
Primary 6/7 will be joining Humbie Primary School on this outing. Your child will require a snack, drink and packed lunch. If you have already pre-paid for your child’s school lunches for this term and would like to order a school packed lunch, please inform the school office of your choice (ham/cheese/tuna) by Tuesday 27th September.
Mrs McCombes has already been in touch with all parents regarding consultations.
These will be held on Thursday 6th October starting at 4.00pm. This meeting is for parents and teachers only to meet and appointment times will be 10 minutes. Please ensure you arrive on time for your appointment. A bell will ring at 10 minute intervals to indicate the start of each interview. Appointment times will be issued on Monday 26th September.
The Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need 2016
Saltoun Primary School will be taking part in The Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need. Parents, grandparents, neighbours, all are welcome to join us for the morning walk. Children younger than P1 are welcome to come for all or part of the ramble under parent supervision. The route will involve fields and woods, walking for about an hour with a break and some cake, then walking back for an hour. This will take place all morning on the 7th of October. Please ensure your child is suitably dressed for the weather on the day (warm and waterproof). Walking boots or wellingtons are essential.
We are Ishbel and Maggie. We are your Junior Road Safety Officers this year.
We are going to make Saltoun Primary School a safer place for staff and pupils.
So we have a challenge for all pupils.
They have to design the ideal winter boots for slippery roads. There will be a winner for each class so a P3 would not be against a P5. You can draw a picture, decorate an old boot or make a 3D model.
We have a notice board in the front hall of the school for you to read.
Have fun making, drawing or decorating your ideal boot.
Please make them bright and colourful!
We will give you more information next term.
Bakes and Shakes, 2pm tuesday 27th September
Home baking and healthy drinks
Adults £2, Siblings £1
Why not come along and be served by the lovely P1 and P2 children?
Primary 1 and 2 have been inspired by Ivan’s fundraising heroics to hold a Macmillan event. Everyone is welcome to come into class and be served by the children.
Parent Council Reps
We are looking to appoint 4 parent volunteers (1 per class) to act as Class Representatives so that we can establish a firmer link between the school and the parent body. If anyone is interested in taking on this role, please contact the school office.
Conjunctivitis – There are currently several pupils in school who appear to have red and itchy eyes which could be an indication of conjunctivitis. Can you please all be vigilant and check your children for symptoms of conjunctivitis? Symptoms include the following:
- a burning sensation in your eyes
- a feeling of grit in your eyes
- a sticky coating on the eyelashes – usually when you first wake up in the morning
- an enlarged lymph node (gland) in front of the ear
If your child displays any symptoms please can you seek advice from your GP as conjunctivitis can be contagious. For more information please use the following link:
Thank you for your co-operation with this matter.
Flu Vaccination Programme
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) for parents/carers for this year’s Primary School Vaccination Programme are available on the NHS Lothian website.
Lunch Money – Please send lunch money to school either on the day your child is having lunch or ahead of this day. Please use labelled purses or envelopes that are sealed properly.
Open Door Policy
The staff are always happy to help and discuss any concerns you may have but please can we ask that if you wish to speak to a teacher that you catch them at the end of the day rather than at the start? This allows the teachers to get their classes settled in a timely fashion first thing in the morning. You are of course welcome to make an appointment via the school office if you would prefer.
Please remember that the route to the school office is via the back stairwell. The staffroom is often used for teaching and meetings as well as being a staffroom.
Fri 30th Harvest Festival Celebration
Thurs 6th Parent Consultations
Fri 14th Last day of term
Mon 24th Staff In-Service Day 3
Tues 25th Pupils resume