Iron Kids

IRONKIDS Scotland is a series of three fun and family-focused running events for young people aged 3 to 14 of all abilities. The new running events being staged on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 June 2018 in Midlothian, East Lothian and Edinburgh are an exciting addition to the IRONMAN 70.3 Edinburgh race weekend and part of the global IRONKIDS running series. They are also a key part of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018 celebrations.

 

Organisers are inviting young people to sign up to race at one of the venues and enjoy the running, the challenge, the competition and the camaraderie with their friends, as well as the family entertainment and sports taster sessions that will be laid on.

Please see leaflet for more information.

Ironkids Leaflet design PDF-24-05-18

Welfare Foods – a consultation on meeting the needs of children

As you may be aware, Welfare Foods – a consultation on meeting the needs of children, was launched by the Scottish Government on 5th April 2018 and will remain open for response until 28th June 2018.

East Lothian Council launched their own Consultation exercise on the same subject, and the responses submitted will be collated and used to inform East Lothian Council’s formal response to the Scottish Government’s consultation.

Our own consultation will close on 31st May 2018, and a link to this can be found below:

Early Learning and Childcare Service Model for 2020: Consultation Paper

As you may be aware, the Early Learning and Childcare Service Model for 2020 consultation Paper was launched by the Scottish Government on 29th March 2018 and will remain open for response until 29 June 2018.

East Lothian Council is putting together a response to the Scottish Government consultation and is keen to make sure its response takes account of the views of local people.

Yesterday, East Lothian Council launched their own Consultation exercise on the same subject, and the responses submitted will be collated and used to inform East Lothian Council’s formal response to the Scottish Government’s consultation. Our own consultation will close on 27th May 2018, and a link to this can be found below:

https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/education/elcc-2020 

Musselburgh Community Sports Hub

East Lothian  are a year in from their Sports Clubs joining the Support from the Start Bursary Scheme offering free places to those in our community who can’t afford it. The majority of our sports clubs are offering free places as part of the scheme and some offering kit and equipment to further remove any financial barriers to partaking in sport.

A flyer is attached which gives more information on which clubs are offered- if you would like more information on how to apply for a free place at any of these clubs please ask at the school office.

MUSSELBURGH SPORTS HUB FLYER

Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder will be held tomorrow Thursday 29th March.

The times for the classes are as follows:

12 noon- nursery (am and pm) parents to accompany

1:40- P5 and P6

2:00- P4

2:20- P1 and P2/3

2:40- P6/7 and P7

All parents welcome to come along and watch!

Scottish Ballet

Do you love to dance?  

Are you going to be in P6 or P7 in September 2018?

Why not apply for Scottish Ballet’s Junior Associate Programme?

Free audition!  No dance experience necessary.  Every child who applies will be offered an audition.

Find more information here:

 

World Book Day

We will hold our World Book Day activities tomorrow (Tuesday 6th March ). If the pupils had a costume organised for World Book Day they are welcome to wear this tomorrow but there is no obligation for any pupils to do this.  The pupils will also have a story with milk and cookies during the day.

Head Lice

Head Lice:

We would like to ask all parents/carers to check their child/ren’s heads at least once a week. Parental vigilance plays a vital role in keeping the spread of this problem under control.

 We no longer can send letters to particular classes where parents have made us aware of an outbreak but can only continue to remind parents to check their child’s hair on a regular basis. If going uncheck it can easily spread throughout the family, as well as children continuing to be re-infected in their particular class/ stage.

I know treatment can be expensive , especially if you need to treat the whole family but I believe if you register with a pharmacist you can be issued with the correct treatment free of charge but please check this with your own GP or pharmacist.