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PARENT COUNCIL MEETING – TUESDAY 27 OCTOBER

Dear Parents/Carers,

Our next meeting will take place through Google Meet on Tuesday 27th October 2020 at 6.30pm.  The link will be issued to those that register their attendance through email pcloirston@aberdeen.npfs.org.uk or our Facebook page.

The agenda is detailed below. All parents are welcome to attend.

Please grab yourself a cup of tea, biscuit and comfy seat and join us!

● Welcome/Apologies

● Approve minutes of last meeting minutes

● Matter arising/Outstanding actions from the previous meeting

● School Update

● Treasurers Report

● Fundraising Subgroup Update

● Chairperson Update

● AOB

  • Paint work on school grounds
  • Applying for local grants
  • Leavers jumpers
  • Preloved Items Group and christmas
  • 2020 Leavers Party
  • 2021 Leavers Party
  • Zoom membership

● Date of next meeting – TBC

ONLINE BOOKBUG SESSIONS/ABERDEEN CITY LIBRARY

Online Bookbug sessions are available to watch via  www.facebook.com/Aberdeen.City.Libraries. Upcoming sessions, released on Saturdays  in October and November, will be a little different to usual as we have some celebrations coming up:

Saturday 31 October – Halloween – our session released at 10am will feature some spooky songs and rhymes and a  (mildly) scary story! This could be a great alternative for families missing the more traditional ways of celebrating Halloween due to social distancing restrictions.

Saturday 7, 14 and 21 November – these three 10am Saturday sessions will celebrate the upcoming Picture Book Prize, an author prize voted for by children in Scotland. As voting in libraries is not possible at the moment, we are promoting online voting and these sessions will encourage children to read all three titles and vote for their favourite. The sessions will feature craft/learning activities based on the stories for children to try at home, as well as songs and rhymes linked to the three books. There will also be a competition children can enter to win a book prize by sending photos of their arts and crafts to Bookbug@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

All the sessions can be viewed at any time, up to two months after their original release date, so that no one need worry about missing the 10am release time.

PARENT UPDATE NEWSLETTER

Dear Parent/ Carer

As we come to the end of this very unusual first term, there not only have been many changes in the world around us but there have also been several changes in our school staffing. I am delighted to have joined the Loirston Team just last week and I am very much looking forward to my time here.

Along with myself, there are a few other new faces in the Senior Leadership Team, please take a look at the short clip below to meet the faces behind the names!

Communication is an essential part of working together and we hope to make these school updates a regular occurrence over the session.  We would like to hear your views regarding your preferences for communication and to do so, we ask that you complete the short Google Form below-

https://forms.gle/xrsGN3uX8EbpLVwk6

Our future Parent Updates will be planned following the information we gather from the form. Below are a few pieces of information we wish to pass on before we break up for the holiday period.

Lollipop Lady

Our lovely Lovely Lollipop lady, May does a great job of supporting our pupils to cross the road safely just across from the school. It is so important that the children learn how to do this from a young age and we are extremely lucky to have a dedicated Lollipop Lady at Loirston to help with this. Please support your child to learn how to cross the road safely by doing so at the crossing supported by May. Thank you for helping with this.

Cable Reel Search

We are looking for a sturdy cable reel made of heat treated wood  for our Outdoor Area. If this is something you think you can help with, please let us know by contacting the school on Loirston@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

Handwashing

We continue to talk to our pupils about the importance of washing hands. The children are washing their hands regularly throughout the day and this may cause some irritation on sensitive skin.  We have found that often the children are in such a hurry to get to their next job that they don’t rinse properly which can cause redness and irritation. Please talk to your child about the importance of washing all of the soap off of the backs of their hands to ensure that they are rinsed properly.

If you find that your child has redness, they are welcome to keep hand cream in their tray to use as required. Please note that we can only allow soaps prescribed by a doctor in school.

Outdoor Clothing

As the weather changes with the seasons, we would like to remind you to ensure that your child comes to school prepared for going outside in all weather conditions. Please make sure that they come with a waterproof jacket and appropriate footwear for the cold, wet weather. Hats, scarves and gloves are also recommended and remember to name all items clearly- thank you.

Thank You!

We would like to say a huge ‘Loirston Thank you’ to Mr Blackman for cutting back all of the bushes and trees to make sure the paths and playground were accessible to all. I am sure you will all agree that he has done a great job.

Finally, we would all like to thank you all for your help and support with your child’s learning this term. Please enjoy the break, whatever it may look like for you and your family. We are very much looking forward to seeing you back at the end of October. 

Kindest regards,

Miss Watt

Head Teacher