The PTA Jumble Sale will take place on Saturday 12 May. More details to follow.
St Mary’s Parent Council AGM will be held on Wednesday 21 March at 7pm. This will be immediately followed by the 50th meeting. All welcome to attend.
Due to the continuing adverse weather, school and nursery will remain closed tomorrow, Friday 2 March.
Unfortunately, due to the adverse weather conditions, the PTA Jumble Sale which was due to take place this Saturday 3 March in the Corn Exchange, has been cancelled. A new date will be arranged in due course.
Please could we ask your cooperation in passing this information throughout the local community.
UPDATE ON DIARRHOEA AND VOMITING IN SCHOOLS
A number of schools across Lothian have reported an increase in pupils with vomiting and/or diarrhoea. The symptoms are suggestive of viral gastroenteritis (also known as norovirus or winter vomiting disease) which is known to be currently circulating in the community. It is usually a short lived self-limiting illness from which children and adults recover quickly.
Further information about norovirus and its prevention can be found at https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/norovirus
To minimise the likelihood of developing norovirus we recommend:
• If your child develops vomiting and/or diarrhoea please ensure they remain off school until they have been symptom free for at least 48 hours. This advice applies at all times. So for instance if your child becomes unwell over the weekend they should not attend school on Monday even if by then they feel well.
• Ensure that all members of your family wash their hands frequently using warm water and liquid soap, especially after using the toilet and before eating or preparing food.