As we come to the end of the first week of term, I just wanted to draw your attention to a few items;
Over the past few years we have been encouraging parents/carers to let us know of achievements pupils have been making outside of school; at home, at after school clubs and generally in the community. While we are discouraged at the moment from pieces of paper going back and forth, we would still love to hear about the great things pupils are up to when they are out of school. The format is attached above just for your reference but please email class teachers with news of achievements so that these can be recognised through housepoints at school. These can be for learning new skill at home, showing kindness to family members, effort at after school activities etc.
Our infant classes are coordiating our Blythswood Shoebox collection this year and any items to be added to boxes should be sent into school by Monday 2nd November. Full shoeboxes should be at school by 5th November. Your support in this is greatly appreciated!
Poppies will be available in classes from next Monday for pupils wishing to have one. A small donation is requested.
We are hoping to prepare a small scale virtual Christmas concert this year in order to give pupils something to work towards and help us celebrate Christmas even though restrictions are in place. With being unable to sing etc., this is a challenging endeavour! While we are still in the early stages of planning this, the concert will either be streamed through the Google Classrooms or via a password protected app such as dropbox. If you would prefer your child to not appear in this, please let class teachers know as soon as possible.
Children In Need
Primary 6 are coordinating activities to support the work of Children in Need on Friday 13th November. Further details will be made available next week,however, plans include a raffle, a sponsored walk and a dress up day with a yellow/spotty theme.
PE and Ventilation
We are still in a position where indoor PE is not permitted. While we hoped to have an update on this at the beginning of October, this has been delayed due to further restrictions coming into effect. We are also awaiting further guidance about ventilations but are currently operating with windows open.
With the colder and wetter weather upon is, we really need to emphasise how important it is for pupils to be attired appropriately for being outdoors both for PE and for break times. We realise the concern that this has caused but until we have an update on these restrictions, we must continue to follow the government guidance and have the children outdoors as much as possible. We thank you for your patience with this.
As always, please get in touch with any questions or concerns you may have.