Weekly Update : 24 September


Dear Parents/Carers,

There are just a couple of reminders to make you aware of this week;

Autumn Fling

The Light Up Portree committee will host the Autumn Fling event tomorrow at the King George pitch.  The day includes a children’s play zone and live entertainment from 2-10pm.  Our Parent Council will be holding a fundraising stall and would love you to stop by to support their fundraising efforts.  Tickets for the event are available online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-autumn-fling-live-music-food-play-zone-bar-tickets-165988876197

Wet Weather

With the change of the weather this week, we remind parents that we are still not able to gather pupils indoors before school.  On wet days, pupils are asked not to be at school before 9am and to ensure that they have proper wet weather attire as they may be required to be outdoors. 

The school playground is not staffed before 8.50am and pupils are reminded that they should not be arriving prior to that unless they are travelling by school transport.

After School Activities

Active School and Highlife Highland have begun resuming their after school activities and details around these have been emailed to parents.  We are hopeful that our own school run activities will also soon have the go ahead to resume, however, at the moment, we are very short of volunteers to run these.  If you have not already, please complete the Google form that was issued last week so that we can begin the process of getting these organised so that once we have the go ahead, we can be up and running as soon as possible.  We currently do not have any volunteers for our running club or lego club, both of which are very popular with pupils.  There is no need for these to run all year, they could be done in blocks of a few weeks at a time so please do get in touch even if you can help occasionally.

Christmas Fundraising

Classes have been working with Mrs MacVicar on a school fundraising project to create designs for Christmas cards this year.  With the assistance of the Cauliflower Christmas Cards Christmas project, the designs will be available to purchase on Christmas cards, wrapping paper, gift tags, mugs and notebooks. 

Designs will be sent home with pupils on Monday 27th September and should be returned to the school by Thursday 30th September to allow enough time for orders to be printed.

Orders should be placed online with Cauliflower Cards and instructions on this will be provided in a pack issued to pupils with their design.

Please continue to get in touch with any questions or queries you may have.