SCOTSTOUN PRIMARY SCHOOL
Scottish Education Awards - Active Nation School 2012
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CHRISTMAS FAIR SATURDAY 29 NOVEMBER
The school Christmas Fair is on Saturday 29 November between 10.00am and noon – put this great event in your diary. There will be jewellery and craft stalls, Tombola and a giant Christmas raffle. Activities include a bouncy castle, nail bar, face painting, punch balloons and Christmas games, as well as perhaps a visit to Santa’s grotto. There is also a special shop where children can buy a present for parents/carers. If all this works up an appetite, have a break in the Christmas café with tea, coffee or juice and a mince pie or home baking. Or you may prefer the pop corn stand and tuck shop. Tickets 50p for adults and 25p per child will be sold at the gate.
P7 TRIP TO KINGSWOOD
Well done to our P7 pupils who had a wonderful residential education week at the Kingswood centre near Hexham. Thank you to Miss Kelly, Miss Paul and Miss Lynch for accompanying the group. The pupils developed skills in teambuilding, problem solving, self- esteem and independence through abseiling, quad biking, high equilibrium, the 3G swing, archery, bushcraft, night time assault course, disco, laser quest– they also made their own powerpoint presentation. It certainly was an action-packed week!
All our P4 pupils attended the Badminton Festival at the Emirates Arena on 19 November. They had a great time and learned much about the sport. Oscar Moogan-Sharratt won a badminton racket for his efforts and participation. Well done, Oscar.
The pupils also attended a Sky Sports event at Scotstoun Leisure Centre on 25 November. The pupils had the chance to take part in 8 sports and 4 healthy living activities, and the day was a great success.
REGISTRATION FOR P1 STARTING IN AUGUST 2015
Once again this year there was a registration week in November and we welcomed many children and parents to the school. Huge thanks go to our P6 pupils who showed our visitors round the school and explained the Buddy Scheme and many other aspects of school life. The visitors were very impressed and asked that we pass on their appreciation for being made to feel so welcome in Scotstoun Primary. You are a credit to yourselves and to your school. (The next registration week is in January for anyone who missed it in November).
PARENT COUNCIL MEETINGS
The next two meetings of the Parent Council are on 2 December and 20 January at 6.30pm. All are welcome to attend. The members of this year’s council are listed below and can be contacted in person or through the school office:Sharon de Laet, Chris Sharratt, Andrew Cadamy, Julia Lapthorn, Lynne Campbell, Emma Farrell, Debbie de Laet, Hester Parr, Rhona Ferguson, Gordon Hayden, Sharon Doherty, Lesley Robertson, Nicola Mulholland, Samir Roshanfar, Laurence Ribaud, Katherine Strachan-Davis.
REMINDER ABOUT ARRANGEMENTS FOR WET MORNINGS
Please remember to supply your child with a warm waterproof jacket for break times.
Please also make every effort to bring your child to school as near as possible to 8.45am if the weather is very wet. Children arriving earlier than this on very wet or snowy mornings may come into the hall via the Duncan Avenue door till the bell goes.
FREE MEALS FOR PRIMARY 1 - 3
Starting in January, children in P1 – 3 will all be entitled to a free lunch from Fuel Zone. Please see the attached information leaflet and menu. To assist planning, please complete and return the survey form. This will give us an indication of the numbers involved. Children who currently receive a dinner ticket will continue to be eligible for free Breakfast Club. Children who currently
Our P6 pupils will be running the school Christmas card post box. Please ensure cards are in envelopes with full name and class. The post box will be at the Duncan Avenue entrance area and will be emptied each morning break. This postal service will run from Monday 1 December to Friday 12 December.
This year the infants are performing Angel Express. The P1pupils are all working hard to learn their lines, dances and songs. P2 children are concentrating on the percussion accompaniment and learning lyrics, whist P3 are providing some narration and a lot of singing. We all get excited about the Nativity – Christmas really starts here! Ticket arrangements are in place for the parents of performers, and all our pupils will see the play on Friday 14 December.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARYSaturday 29 November / Christmas Fair, 10am – 12.00pm
Monday 1 December / P6 Group 2 swimming
Tuesday 2 / Last week of P3 Junior Football
Parent Council meeting, 6.30pm
Wednesday 3 / Childsmile
Thursday 4 / Childsmile
P6 gymnastic club to Gym Fest at Emirates Arena
P2 lunchtime dance club
Friday 5 / P7B swimming
Last dance class of session, 3 – 4.00pm
Sunday 7 / Christingle at Scotstoun Parish Church, 6.00pm
Monday 8 / P6 Group 2 swimming
Infant Nativity dress rehearsal
Christmas lunch at Fuel Zone
Tuesday 9 / P6/7 Glee Club singing in St Enoch’s Centre
Wednesday 10 / Infant Nativity performance, 1.30pm
Thursday 11 / P7 athletics team to Sportshall Challenge, Emirates
P6 to church hall for Bubblegum and Fluff, am
Infant Nativity performance, 1.30pm
Friday 12 / P7 swimming
Infant Nativity for whole school, 9.30am
Monday 15 / P6 Group 2 swimming
Tuesday 16 / P4 – 7 Christmas disco, 1 – 3.00pm
Wednesday 17 / Infant parties, in afternoon
Thursday 18 / P5 – 7 Talent Show, am
P3 – 4 Talent Show, pm
Friday 19 December / Christmas Service in Scotstoun Parish Church, 9.30am - all welcome.
SCHOOL CLOSES AT 2.30PM
SCHOOL RE-OPENS ON MONDAY 5 JANUARY, 8.45AM
Happy holidays, everyone