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Survey

Could we please ask you to give up 5 minutes to complete a survey on Survey Monkey?

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FYPH3NX

This will tell us what you think about our school and help us prioritise developments for next session. Thanking you in anticipation.

Nursery Art Auction

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As you probably have already  heard, the Nursery Art Auction held on Friday 11th March was a huge success and raised £2143.64 . Thanks to all the parents and artists who were involved in this. It was a fantastic community event and a lovely celebration of our pupils art work and the talent that is around East Lothian and beyond.

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P4 Athletics

Primary 4 were meant to be going to an Athletics Festival tomorrow but this is no longer the case. The class will however be taking part in another Athletics Festival later in the year so we will hang on to the travel costs already paid by yourselves and give further details of the event when they are confirmed.

Whoops-a-daisy angel

Many thanks  to everyone who attended our Nursery, P1 and P2 nativity this year. Once again the stars of the show were the children but we would also like to thanks parents and family who donated either Christmas food items or money at this event. I am delighted to say we are sending two big boxes of food to the Food Bank and also a cheque for £140.00.

Bedtime stories

Lots of our P1-3 pupils had a lovely Storytime session led by some of our parents last night. The P1 classroom was transformed into a magical space with fairy lights and cushions and the children settled back in their PJs with their teddies and listened to several stories and enjoyed a yummy snack. Thanks to Mr and Mrs Melbourne and Mrs Allen for organising and leading this.

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Garvald Children’s Poetry Competition 2015

 The winners of this year’s Garvald Children’s Poetry Competition were announced today and  can be found on the link below;

www.garvald.org.uk/competitions/poetry-competition-2015

The first, second and third prize poems for each of the three age groups are published half way down the page and there is also a link to a PDF version of the poetry book with all the entrants’ poems in.

The  winning poems have been sent to the Learning Manager at the Scottish Poetry Library so she can publish them on their education blog- link to follow.

The competition was judged this year by known Edinburgh poet and playwright Donald Campbell and he has made some lovely comments about the winning poems.

Well done to all our pupils who took part in this.

 

 

Co-op Fund

I am delighted to inform you that Yester Nursery Active Play has  been selected to receive an award from the Co-op Local Fund in our area. This means that we are guaranteed to receive some money to help our cause when funds are distributed at the end of February 2016. All members of The Co-operative Group get one vote and are able to place this vote to support their favourite cause when voting opens on 16th November.

So we need your support!

It’s easy for non-members to join by visiting this site. How much we receive is now up to how you vote. To help our cause benefit as much as possible, please support us and visit www.co-oplocalfund.co.uk from 16th November. Voting closes at 5pm on 11th December!

Any money we get will be used to improve our nursery play area.

Thank you!

Primary 1 Bookbug packs.

The Scottish Book Trust have been in touch to let us know that there is an issue that affects the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag. Unfortunately some copies of "Never tickle at tiger" have been misprinted with  the Gaelic translation appearing halfway through  the book. Could you please check your books and if there is a  problem let us know as we can get them replaced?