Loirston Parent Council – Easter Bingo

Roll up, roll up!! Loirston Parent Council Easter Bingo will be on Tuesday 28th March. Doors will open at 6.30 pm with eyes down at 7.00 pm. Entry will be £1 for adults and 50p for kids. Bingo books cost £1 and consist of 5 games.  As usual there will also be a free game of Irish Bingo.

There will be an interval of 15 minutes at half time where refreshments will be served (included in entry price) and also a small tuck shop.

Also returning this year is the Easter Bonnet Competition, so dig out the glitter glue and bring your decorated bonnets along – chocolatey prizes to be won!!!  See you there! Remember your dabber!!!

Can’t make the bingo night? No problem  -we will also be visiting the classrooms to judge the best Easter Bonnets Thurday 30th March.

Your Parent Council

Parent Council School Disco

This year our February disco is on Tuesday 28th and will have a Neon theme, so don your brightest of cloths and come along for a fun evening!

P1 – 3. Doors open at 6pm for a 6.15 start and ends at 7pm. Parents please ensure that your children have their money ready as we discourage you from coming into the hall, parent helpers will assist with jackets.

Entry is via the main door and is £1.50. On collection please enter via the Main door, collect your child from the hall and exit via the Red Unit. No child will be allowed to leave without an adult.

P4 – 7. Start time is 7.15 pm and ends at 8.15pm. Please note that if your child is permitted at walk home themselves, they must provide a letter stating so.

As usual there will be a tuck shop and glow stall selling bracelets(5) and rings, £1.

Kind Regards

Your Parent Council

LOIRSTON PRIMARY PARENT COUNCIL

LOIRSTON PRIMARY PARENT COUNCIL
MINUTES OF MEETING HELD 24/01/2017

ATTENDED
Parents – Ann Proctor (AP), Emma Kennedy (EK), Gillian Robertson (GR), Karen Strachan (KS), Shona Vance (SV), Claire Cowe (CC), Shonagh Neave (SN), Tracey Robinson (TR), Ash Graham (AG) and Kelly Gordon (KG).
School Representative – Mrs Pert and Mrs Mitchell

APOLOGIES
Fleur Tarling (FT) and Lindsay Strachan (LS)

AGENDA
• School News Update and welcome Mrs Mitchell
• Christmas Fayre feedback
• Treasurer’s Report
• Dates for Diary
• AOCB

SCHOOL UPDATE
• Mrs Mitchell is now acting head teacher and has had a fantastic couple of weeks at Loirston.
• John our janitor is leaving us after many years of service. A leaving assembly is to be held on Friday 27th of January and we are welcome to attend. Our new janitor will start with us soon.

ACTIONS
 Mrs Pert to confirm dates for upcoming school events.
 Mrs Pert and Mrs Mitchell to ask teachers to distribute the donation letter for John that should have come home. At this point, not all children have received their letters to take home.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE FEEDBACK
• We have had some positive feedback regarding the fayre.
• The gazebo loaned to us by the Cove Gala committee may have been damaged during it’s time in our care. The parent council have offered to pay for a replacement and await confirmation from the Gala committee.
• Thank-you letters have been prepared by the Parent Council for those who kindly donated towards the raffle. AP asked the school if they would supply pupil letters. Mrs Pert and Mrs Mitchell agreed.
ACTIONS
 School to organise pupil thank-you’s.

TREASURER’S REPORT

• The above profits were made from the parent council activities in the run up to Christmas.
• The current bank balance taking into account outstanding cheques to be cashed is £11,032.
• Discussion had regarding how the parent council funds can be utilised for the school. AP suggested next year the Parent Council could subsidise the P7 Dalguise trip. Mrs Mitchell suggested the Parent Council could possibly pay for the bus next year.

ACTIONS
 Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Pert to consider how the Parent Council can contribute to school supplies.

DATES FOR THE DIARY
• As Valentine’s Day falls on an in-service day this year, we will hold a ‘neon’ themed disco instead on the 28th of February 2017.
P1-3 doors open at 6pm, disco from 6.15pm to 7pm
P4-7 disco from 7.15pm to 8.15pm
• Easter Bingo will be held on the 28th of March 2017.
Discussion to be had at next meeting re an Easter Bonnet competition and to organise helpers. Possible move of the tuck shop to the hall and more helpers on tuck required based on last year’s feedback.
• Summer Disco to be held on Tuesday 13th of June 2017.
• Prom to be held on Friday 23rd of June 2017.
Deposit has been paid to the hotel. Letters detailing food choices and payment of prom will go out before the Easter holidays.
• Christmas Fayre to be held on Saturday 2nd of December 2017.

AOCB
• TR raised the idea of running the bike-ability sessions for the P6 and P7’s nearer the summer. These sessions have been successfully run in the past but require parent helpers. These have run previously at a weekend to encourage as big an uptake as possible.
• Cove Gala have asked if the Parent Council would man a stall. All materials would be purchased by the Gala, only helpers sought. AP is available to help. GR can possibly help.
• Parent Council to contribute £100 to John the janitors leaving gift.
• PC insurance can facilitate parent council member’s being PVG checked. AP to get this process running for EK, KG, CC and herself.
• Discussion had regarding the new financial protocol that the school has to implement and the implications of such for the Parent Council.

ACTIONS
 Carried fwd from previous meetings – Mrs Pert to confirm parent council bulletin input.
 AP to liaise with J McDonald regarding the Parent Council helping at Cove Gala. PC members to check availability for helping.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING – TUESDAY 7th MARCH AT 6.30PM IN THE SCHOOL STAFF ROOM. ALL PARENTS/ CARERS WELCOME.

🎅The Secret Santa Shop is back!! 🎉

This week you should have found in your child’s school bag an order form whereby your child has the opportunity ( with your help) to order a gift for a special grown up for just £3. Once orders have been collected from class, the Santa Shop will revisit and the children can choose what goes into their gift.🎀

🎁If you wish to order something, please complete the information on the slip and return to school by 7th December with payment. If you wish to pay by cheque please make it payable to Loirston Parent Council. Orders will be delivered to class during the last week of school. 🎄

Many Thanks

Loirston Parent Council

Parent Council Meeting

PC meeting for Tuesday 15th November at 6.30pm in the Staffroom.

Agenda:
Welcome
School update
Christmas Fayre
AOCB

Please come along and show your support. We desperately need volunteers to assist on stalls at the Christmas Fayre this year. if you can help please pop along or send us an email

loirston.parentcouncil@yahoo.com

Many Thanks

Parent Council

Loirston Parent Council AGM

Parent Council AGM
At Loirston School Staff Room
Tuesday 13thSeptember, 6.30pm

Welcome to Parents old and new
A quick overview of what we do for any new comers

Update from Treasurer

Positions available on PC- anybody standing down/ new members

Update from School

Set dates for upcoming events: Halloween disco,Xmas cards & Xmas Fayre

A.O.C.B: – any issues raised by parents.

Please come along and support your Parent Council, we are always looking for extra helpers as without you this we cannot run our events. If you would like to help but cannot attend our meetings then please get intouch either on our FB page or via email:

loirston.parentcouncil@yahoo.co.uk