Message for P1 Parents

Hello all,

I am really looking forward to welcoming our 2018/19 Primary 1s to Milton at 9.00am tomorrow.

A small reminder that your child should join their class line in the morning and I will come to collect them with the other teachers.

For the first day only, you may accompany your child into the cloakroom to change their shoes, jackets etc and through to the classroom where you are free to take photographs of your child. Shortly after we will ask you to leave your child in our capable hands and collect them again at 12.30pm from the reception door. This collection time will continue for the rest of the week. A full school day will begin for all P1 pupils on Monday 27th August from 9.00am-3.00pm.

I can’t believe it’s the time of year to be sharing this poem with you. I look forward to welcoming you all tomorrow morning.

Dear Parent,

I understand that you are scared
to wave your child goodbye
and leave them in a teacher’s hands
don’t worry if you cry!

I’m used to weeping parents
It’s hard to leave I know.
But it’s time to share them (just a bit)
To help them learn and grow.

Let me reassure you
That I’ll give your child my best
I’ll wipe their tears, soothe their fears
And change their dirty vests!

If your darling child is full of cold
I’ll blow their nose all day
Just like you, I’ll care for them
In a very special way.

I’ll treat them like I would my own
I’ll catch them from a fall and
If there is ANY problem
I’ll be sure to tell you all.

It’s true they’ll grow to love us
They’ll talk of school a lot
It doesn’t mean they hate you
And that you should lose the plot!

I’ll tell you a little secret..
That when your child is here
They talk to me as much of you
Of this, please have no fear.

You’ll always be their mother
Whilst teachers come and go
To them you are their number one
This I truly know.

Soon you’ll see some changes
In your little girl or boy
They’ll become more independent
And to see this, it’s a joy!

I’ll teach them all I have to give
To share, climb and to write
But to you they safely will return
To tuck them in at night.

With love from Mrs Christie xx