At the end of a very unusual week of winter disruptions, we wish to thank you all again for your continued understanding. We don’t underestimate the difficulties that school closures cause and appreciate your patience while we have navigated a difficult week of weather!
Family Reading Sessions
A reminder that Family Reading Sessions begin again today for Primary 1 families at 12.15. Further dates for infant classes are listed below. We look forward to seeing you at these sessions, if you are able to attend.
Our school Clerical post is currently advertised with a closing date of 23rd January. Applications are being accepted through My Job Scotland
The supply list for non-teaching staff is also currently open to applications on My Job Scotland
After School Shinty Sessions
A reminder that after school shinty sessions have resumed and a timetable for these is below. Pupils wishing to attend should return their permission forms at their first session.
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
Please also see below, a poster from the Camanachd Association regarding upcoming shinty coaching training for anyone that might be interested.
PPS Running Club
We are very grateful to Scott Templeman, Parent Volunteer, who will be leading a running club for our P5-7 pupils starting next Monday. The club will run on Mondays from 3.30 – 4.30. Pupils wishing to take part will require PE kit, warm jacket and water. Permission forms have been distributed to P5-7 pupils and those wishing to attend should take completed forms along with them to the first session.
Science Skills Roadshow
Our Primary 6 class will visit the Science Skills Roadshow and pop up Newton Room at Portree Community Centre on Wednesday 25th January from 9.30-2.30. Primary 7 will attend on Thursday 26th January. All P6 and P7 pupils will require packed lunches on these days.
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.
Our Makaton words this week are; look, help, get up, again. These were introduced at assembly today and graphics for these signs are below for going over at home.
Please note the updated list of known dates for this term as there have been some additions made this week. These are highlighted in red.
Known dates for this term (further dates TBC)
Friday 20th January P1 Family Reading session 12.15pm
Tuesday 24th January Flouride Varnishing
Treoir (Lost Songs Project) to visit P6 (continuing for 4 weeks)
Wednesday 25th January P7 at Science Skills workshop
Thursday 26th January P6 at Science Skills Workshop
Friday 27th January Uniform Swap
P2 Family Reading session 12.15pm
Monday 30th January P1 Health Check
Tuesday 31st January Planned Industrial Action – School closed to pupils
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
Wednesday 15th February Youth Speaks @ LAS Primary 7
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
Thursday 2nd March World Book Day
Friday 3rd March P1 Family Reading session 12.15pm
Friday 10th March P1 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
World Down Syndrome Day
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
Please get in touch with any questions for queries you may have.