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School Fair- Saturday 19th May 2012

Only a few days to go until our School Fair , so now is the time to get those cupboards cleared and send in any unwanted goods for us to sell. We are looking for toys, books, clothes, home baking, items for the tombola and plants. You can also come along and sell any unwanted bicycles, scooters etc- you pay £5.00 and give the school 10% of any sales.

Look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, hopefully on a  lovely warm sunny day!

Lagganlia

Our P7 pupils have arrived safely at Lagganlia and after a good night’s sleep are ready for hillwalking, gorge walking and rock climbing today! Please click on the link on the right bar to find out more and leave any comments.

Scota-land

Who would have thought our school hall could have been transformed into the Muckle Mickle Museum, but that is what happened last night? The audience were drawn into the story of the crown of destiny and it’s history and met many of the local inhabitants of Mickle, Iona, the museum curator and wee Donald, the local fisherman to name but two. With many of the museum’s exhibits made by our P4/5 pupils, the audience were treated to a fantastic performance. Sponsored by the Bank of Scotland we were able to make £182.00 for school funds.

“Really enjoyed the show. Historical facts were funny and interesting and I would see the performance again” Scott

“It was a really good show and at the end very interactive. The props and the way the museum was set up was realistic ” Martha

Wee Night Out Performance Night – Thursday 10th May

We are really pleased to announce another Wee Night Out performance for you all, Scota-land. Created, written and performed by Andy Cannon, Scota-land is an interactive theatrical storytelling performance for children(9 and over) and their families.

The Primary 4/5’s have been hard at work with a team from the show creating props to help transform the school hall and the plot goes something like this:

For more than one hundred years the beautiful “Crown of Destiny” has held pride of place in the fictional Isle of Mikle’s ‘Scota-land’ museum. Shrouded in controversy from the day the museum opened – is it really the actual crown worn by ancient Egyptian princess Scota, on the day of her wedding to Prince Gathelus of Greece, the legendary patriarch of the Scottish nation? Or is it just a fake, a medieval fancy cherished by the romantic Victorians?

With very plausible evidence to support both sides of the “Destiny” debate, the controversy surrounding the crown’s authenticity has remained no more than an academic exercise for as long as anyone can remember. A stalemate not helped by the fact that no-one has been allowed to remove the crown from its plinth and examine it, since June 1746, more than 250 years ago to be precise!

Until now that is…

This fantastic show starts at 7pm on Thursday 10th May, tickets are available from the school office and cost £3.00.

So why not come along and be transported to Scot-land, you can even help us raise money for the school at the same time as enjoying the show, just buy a ticket and come along!

Quiz Night!

Just a reminder that there is a quiz night here on Friday night at 7pm.  £10 for a team of 4 although teams can be set up on the night.  Good Luck everyone!

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who  supported Lepra through our sponsored work out. To date £310.92 has been raised. If you still have sponsor money to hand in please do so after the break.

The fantastic sum of £225.00 was raised for Sport Relief through events pupils organised and a collection taken at our Open Morning. In addition we sold 120 sweatbands with a large proportion of this going to Sport Relief.

 

Many thanks for all your support.

Have a lovely Easter break and see you all next term.

Cross Country

Congratulations to our  Cross Country team who returned to school today with the East Lothian Cross Country trophy , for the 5th year in a row. Personal medals were  also won by  2 of the girls. Well done everyone!

New menus

You should all receive a copy of the new menus tomorrow by pupil post. I attach a letter from Facilities Management explaining the new arrangements.

 

Funding

We were delighted to hear yesterday that we have been provisionally awarded £7859 through Awards for All for playground improvements. This money will be used to make some vegetable plots and an orchard where we can grow and taste fruit and vegetables. We are also erecting a trim traill for the pupils to use in the grass area of the playground. All being well these projects will be completed by the summer. All very exciting!!

Fairytale lunch

On Wednesday 28th March the kitchen staff have organised a fairytale lunch. Children can come dressed as any fairytale character and there will be prizes for the best dressed one .The menu for this day is also different.

Princess and the Pea   Yellow split pea soup

Pinnochio’s Nose           Quorn sausages

Jack’s Magic Beans       Baked beans

Rumplestiltskins Golden Nuggets  Chicken pieces

Tinkerbell fairycakes     Fairycakes

Shrek Ogre Jelly             Lime jelly

LEPRA workout

On Monday 26th March our pupils are taking part in a sponsored workout to support LEPRA. Your child should bring home a letter and envelope today which explains this. We are aware that this is yet another request for money so if you would rather not take part we will understand. However even a small amount would help LEPRA with the great work they do. For more information on the charity go to www.leprahealthinaction.org

Euroquiz

On Wednesday 14th March 4 P6 pupils took part in a Euroquiz held at Loretto Senior School along with 12 other schools. The competition was very fierce and our skillful team made it into the final with a higher score than the others. After a hard fought battle however Campie Primary pipped us at the post by 1 point-How many European countries joined the EU in 1986?

Well done boys. You were fantastic!

Home to school transport

 The following letter has been sent to school today to share with parents.

Home to School Transport Problems Contact information

Any problem with Home to School transport must be reported on the day of the occurrence to allow investigation and circumstances to be clear.

 Therefore, please use the following means of registering any problem; do not phone the company direct in the first instance.

 The main contact is Andrew Mclellan Transport Officer 01620 827700

 Or email transportservices@eastlothian.gov.uk  

 I also know getting through to Andrew’s phone isn’t always easy so here are some others:

  •  01620 827303             Alan Kelley    
  • 01620 827660             David Kerr
  • 01620 827367             Adele King
  • 01620 827737             Diana Budziosz

 The reporting of problem on the day of the occurrence is vital to the resolution of the problem finding out 6 months later is no use.