As we end our first week of the new term, I would like to bring a few items of information to your attention and also to give you a draft outline of dates for this coming term. This is by no means a complete list and dates will be added as further information becomes available.
Family Reading Sessions
We are delighted to be able to offer Family Reading Sessions again this term for Primary 1 – 3. Further information is included in a letter attached to this email. We very much look forward to this starting again!
After School Shinty Sessions
From Tuesday 17th January, we are delighted to be able of offer PPS indoor shinty training for an initial block of sessions up until the February break. We are very grateful to Mr Iain Murray, who will run the sessions indicated below. Pupils are taking home permission slips today and we ask that those are completed and taken along to the first session for those wishing to take part.
P1-2 Tuesdays 3.30-4.30pm PPS School Gym
P3-4 Thursdays 3.30-4.30pm PPS School Gym
P5-7 Wednesdays 6-7pm PHS Games Hall
As intimated earlier in the week the Clerical post has now been advertised with a closing date of 23rd January.
Parent Survey Results
Thank you to those of you who were able to complete our parental survey in December. Attached to this email you will see collated responses and the Action Plans discussed with staff in follow up to the survey. Please be in touch with any questions you may have about this.
We are still in need of volunteers to help coach teams at the upcoming Soccer 7s events as listed below. Parents will be responsible for the supervision of their children at these events and volunteers will only be acting in the capacity of coaching and encouraging players. We have a large number of pupils wishing to take part but this is only going to be possible with enough volunteers. Please get in touch if you are able to help at any of the sessions. There is no requirement to help at all of them, even just one would be a huge help.
School photos ordered before Christmas have now arrived and will be sent home with pupils today. Please have a look in school bags for these.
From next week, we will hold our weekly whole school assemblies each Friday morning. These assemblies involve sharing successes, singing, discussion of current school events etc. Each week we will continue to focus on 3 Makaton signs as part of our assemblies and these will be shared with parents in our weekly updates.
Known dates for this term (further dates TBC)
Monday 16th of January Feis visits to P5 (continuing for 5 weeks)
Tuesday 17and 24th January Flouride Varnishing
Friday 20th January P1 Family Reading session 12.15pm
Tuesday 24th January Treoir (Lost Songs Project) to visit P6 (continuing for 4 weeks)
Wednesday 25th January P6 at Science Skills workshop
Thursday 26th January P7 at Science Skills Workshop
Friday 27th January Uniform Swap
P2 Family Reading session 12.15pm
Monday 30th January P1 Health Check
Friday 3rd February P3 Family Reading session 12.15pm
Saturday 4th February P7 and under & P3 and under shinty tournament TBC
Friday 10th February P1 Family Reading session 12.15pm
Saturday 11th February P5 and under & girls shinty tournaments TBC
Friday 17th February P2 Family Reading session 12.15pm
Monday 20th February Mid term holiday
Tuesday 21st February Mid term holiday
Wednesday 22nd February Inset Day
Friday 24th February P7 Community Café
P3 Family Reading session 12.15pm
Tuesday 28th February Jammin Fitness visit – whole school
Friday 3rd March P1 Family Reading session 12.15pm
Friday 10th March P2 Family Reading session 12.15pm
Wednesday 15th March P1 & P3 Community Café
Friday 17th March Comic Relief
Monday 20th March P3 & P5 Open Afternoon
Tuesday 21st March P1 & P4 Open Afternoon
Thursday 23rd March P2 & P7 Open Afternoon
Friday 24th March P6 Open Morning
P3 Family Reading session 12.15pm
Tuesday 28 & 29th March Parents Evening Appointments