It is amazing to think that here we are at the end of February already! There are just a few items for this week’s update.
It has been such a pleasure to have our P1-3 pupils back in the building, full of enthusiasm, this week. It was much too quiet without you! We look forward to the First Minister’s announcement on Tuesday which will confirm details of the return to in school provision for P4-7. In the meantime we continue to be impressed with the quality of your online efforts. You continue to amaze us with your determination and engagement and we look forward to being able to see this in person as soon as it is safe to do so. We hope that you are managing to balance your screen and off screen activities and there are new activities for art and PE attached to help with this.
World Book Day
Thursday 4th of March is World Book Day, an annual event that we celebrate each year in school. This year we are hoping that pupils in school and learning online will join us in marking the celebration of books! We are a running a photo competition for all classes for the most unusual place for enjoying reading. Please send your teacher photos of you enjoying a book in unusual places. We look forward to seeing these and will announce the winners at the end of next week. We will also be holding a big bedtime read on Thursday at 3pm when all pupils are asked to join us for a half hour of reading. Pupils attending school are invited to wear the pyjamas to school on Thursday if they wish. Pupils are permitted to take in a soft toy/rug etc. that they might like to have with the for the reading session. In line with current restrictions these items will be kept in school bags until story time and will only be used individually for this specific event. Pupils learning at home are also invited to join us from the comfort of their own homes (and in their jammies) for a dedicated half hour to simply enjoy reading.
Personal Items in School
Parents are reminded that only essential items are to be taken into school. Toys and personal belongings should not be taken at this time. If there particular circumstances that make this necessary, please contact class teachers to discuss this further.
Mr David MacLean has taken up his post as ASN Teacher this week and Mrs Lynn Strachan will complete her handover this coming Monday. We welcome David back to PPS and wish to thank Lynn for her significant input at PPS over the past year. Mrs Strachan intended to be with us for a few weeks and was still here over a year later, filling in on a supply basis. During the unprecedented times over the past year, she has been invaluable to pupils and we look forward to working with her in future in whatever capacity that may be.
We anticipate that we will be able to host virtual Parents Night appointments for P1-3 pupils on 23rd and 25th March and will share more details as they become available. We will offer the same opportunity for P4-7 parents after the Easter holidays, depending on dates of pupils returning to school.
As always please be in touch with any questions or concerns that may arise.
Continue to be kind and do your best and remember our school values in everything you do; kindness, friendship, respect, enjoyment and determination!