Term 1 2018-2019

Hello everyone,

We are all very excited to welcome the boys and girls back to school tomorrow to begin the new session. The staff were working really hard today to prepare for the busy term ahead. A warm welcome awaits our new starts in P1, hopefully it will not be too emotional for our mums and dads as their wee ones take the big step up into P1.

The hall has been freshly decorated and is looking lovely! We are all ready and looking forward to welcoming our parents in on Thursday at 3.00pm for our “Meet The Teacher” event. There will be tea and coffee available and we would love to see you there.

Speech and Language will join us on Thursday , they have an excellent opportunity available for all families to engage in some language development work. This is a huge project which will be happening over a 6 week block, it is open to anyone that is free on a Friday afternoon and interested in learning more about how best to support their child at home in developing their vocabulary skills. Please come along and hear about what your child will be getting up to this term with their new teacher.

After school clubs will resume next week and I hope to get the termly calendar and back to school letter out to you by the end of the week.

We are delighted to say that staffing has been put in place to enable us to offer wrap childcare both before and after school. Wrap will be organised by Miss O’Brien on a temporary basis until the post is advertised. Wrap operates between 8.00am-9.00am and 3.00pm-6.00pm. Please visit the office if you would like a booking form. The core Nursery hours remain the same for all children but some families may wish to book in for an extra afternoon session too as the Nursery will now be open 9.00am-6.00pm. Mrs Christie will be holding an information event at 9.30am on Thursday, all welcome.

We have a small favour to ask parents who like to stay in the playground each morning. The teaching team would ask that parents visit the school office if they would like to speak to them or alert them to any appointments or planned absences. The playground is a busy place in the morning and their priority is getting the children inside quickly and safely. Please keep the step area and walk way clear.

We are all very excited about the new term ahead and can’t wait to hear everyone’s news back at school tomorrow.

Hopefully everyone is now fast asleep preparing for a fantastic first day back at school.

See you in the morning!

Mrs Sinclair