Benmore Day 3

Another activity packed day completed and we defintiely heard a buzz around the room at dinner time this evening! Lots of chat about our favourite activities (too many to choose from!) and funniest moments so far (Miss Blanchflower definitely didn’t capsize in kayaking yesterday and have to get a lift to shore on the back of Cameron’s kayak…poor Cameron)!

Teamwork has been a particular strength this year and each group has been telling stories about how they’ve been helping and encouraging each other to push themselves out of their comfort zones! Yay team!

The boys and girls have been taking their cleaning duties very seriously (take note parents!) and have been keeping the house clean and tidy; room inspection scores were on the up today and the competition is on for Thursday and Friday!

Mrs MaCartney gave us a surprise visit this morning and stayed for the day, joining different groups at their activities. She even got her wet shoes on and joined Miss Glissov’s group kayaking!

Sweet and sour chicken/vegetables with rice and arctic roll with peaches were on the dinner menu tonight. However, “don’t worry” you don’t have to take the sauce with the chicken nuggets!

This evening’s activity was an active game of cluedo where the children searched the house for clues to discover which instructor committed a terrible crime! We also had a music quiz and caught a glimpse of the dance moves in store for us during tomorrow night’s disco!

Sending love to all at home (2 more sleeps!)

Miss B, Mr B, Miss G, Miss W and P7

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Benmore Day 2

Our first full day has been a blast here at Benmore. All the groups have been out enjoying morning and afternoon activities – everyone has had a super day and each activity seems to trump the previous! Only 7’s for dorm inspections this morning so plenty of room for improvement. Spag Bol for dinner with apple crumble for dinner…oh and gooey cookies for cake o’clock…we are not complaining about the food!! Everyone sends their love home,

The staff and P7 (they grow up so fast!)

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Benmore Day 1

First day done and the kids are all fast asleep in their beds…or pretending to be! We have had an excellent day all round and the children have enjoyed settling into to their new doorms and exploring the centres grounds. Fish and chips for dinner so everyone managed to eat something. Our first full day of activities tomorrow so we are all looking forward to those,

Mr B, Miss G, Miss B, Miss W and P6

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Levenhall Consultation

The Consultation Report on the Proposed closure and re-designation of Levenhall Nursery School to Pinkie St Peter’s Primary School Nursery Class, is now available on the Consultation Hub.  Parents of pupils who may attend Levenhall/Pinkie within 2 years of this proposal are classed as “Statutory Consultees” and therefore need to be made aware of this report.  
The report can be accessed on this link, and appears towards the end of the page.  It is titled “Levenhall Nursery Consultation Report”.
 
 
East Lothian Council will consider this proposal at the meeting on 27 June.
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Anti-Bullying Workshops

Anti-Bullying Workshops

respectme, the Scottish National Anti-bullying Service has offered to deliver 2 additional Parent Workshops in East Lothian.

The content will cover:

  • Distinguishing between what bullying behaviour is and what it is not
  • Exploring the latest research in Scotland on online bullying and face to face bullying
  • Identifying what parents can do to deal with bullying behaviour
  • Understanding what to do if your child is bullying someone else
  • Exploring how to help to create environments where bullying cannot flourish

These will take place on Wednesday 26th April 2017, 12.30-2.30pm at the Nungate&Haddington Community Centre and 6.30-8.30pm at Knox Academy in Haddington.  We can offer 40 places on each workshop so they will be available on a first come, first serve basis. If interested please e-mail anti-bullying@eastlothian.gov.uk stating what time you would like to attend.

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Safe Selfies

With thousands of children getting their first smartphone this Christmas we have been sent some advice on sharing unsafe images. Find more information in the internet safety page.

 

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The Great Exhibition of Stoneyhill 2016

On Friday 2nd December, P5/6 and P6 held a science and technology exhibition in the Stoneyhill Gym Hall.  The children were tasked with creating a demonstrable science experiment or model to present at the exhibition.  This year the variety was truly amazing and the children all worked really hard at not only creating experiments and/or models – but also in learning about the science involved with these.  They were able to demonstrate and explain some tricky science to all of the visitors who attended the exhibition – everyone went away with a new piece of knowledge or interesting fact.  Well done to all the children in P5/6 and P6 for their hard work in getting ready for the exhibition and a big thank you to those who helped and supported at home.  Finally thank you to all of our visitors today – we hope you all enjoyed yourselves, went away learning something new and hopefully it has sparked an interest in science and technology!

Mr Baptie, Miss Carmichael, P5/6 and P6.

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Foster Care in East Lothian

 

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We need foster carers now
 
We urgently need new foster carers in East Lothian.  Fostering with East Lothian Council means great support, great training and a good financial package. More importantly, as part of our fostering team, you’ll be doing something fantastic, helping children and young people from East Lothian to stay in East Lothian, close to the people that are important to them – helping them to feel safe, loved and nurtured in your home.  Do this for East Lothian children in need. Foster East Lothian!
 
To find out more phone us on 01620 827 643 or visit East Lothian Council’s fostering web site at www.eastlothian.gov.uk/fostering
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Children in Need 2016

Children in Need 2016

Instead of Fitness Friday we had lots of fun spending the whole morning visiting four different activities in our house groups;

  • Scavenger hunt in the playground
  • Pudsey Drive
  • Pudsey Battleships
  • Split pin Pudsey

In total we managed to raise £248.21

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Christmas Menu

Please see below for the school Christmas Menu 🙂

Christmas Menu

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Musselburgh Library Activities

Code Club
Mondays 4-5pm
We will be starting a Code Club here in the library for children in primaries 4-7.   Children can learn basic coding to use for games, animations and websites.  The club will run term time on Mondays from 4-5pm and anyone interested should speak to a member of library staff or contact us on 0131 653 5130.  The first club will meet on Monday 21st November.
 
Lego Club
Friday 26th November 12.45pm
Our Lego Club has moved to monthly and the next date is Friday 25th November at 12.45pm.  Children are welcome to bring along their lunch to eat as they build.  The club is open to all primary age children though an adult should stay with those aged under 7.  There’s no need to book and November’s theme will be all things Transport!
 
Picture Book Prize Ceremony
Saturday 26th November 1-2pm
All families who love picture books are invited along to the library on Saturday 26 November at 1pm to share the stories shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize.  We will hear the stories, share fun activities together and all vote for our favourites.  We will crown a Musselburgh winner and all votes will be registered for the official prize.
Juice and biscuits will be on hand to help ease the decision
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Pumpkin Parade 31/10/2016

What an absolute amazing Pumpkin Parade on Monday. I think this has been the biggest Pumpkin Parade at Stoneyhill and there was an array of imaginative pumpkins on display. It was fantastic to see so many people walking down the street so early and then meeting at the Coop to go the final leg of the journey to the school. Well done to everyone and thank you for your support.

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School Booklet for 2017/18 and ELC Handbook

Please find attached the school handbook for session 2017-2018 and the ELC handbook.

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School Winter Menu

Please find attached 3 PowerPoint presentations for the new Winter Menu.  These contain photographs of each dish which can be displayed as a visual representation to aid in menu choices.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

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Education Accessibility Strategy

Every local authority Education Department has a statutory duty to develop an Accessibility Strategy and action plan.  East Lothian are currently working on a new strategy and as part of that process have prepared questionnaires for parents, partners and school staff.
 
The link to the questionnaires on the East Lothian Consultation Hub is:
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