VALENTINES DISCO

Valentines Disco

Tuesday 11th February

P1-3 6pm to 6.45pm
P4-7 7.15pm to 8.15pm

£1.50 ENTRY

TUCK AND GLOW WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE

Every child will have received an emergency contact form today. Please ensure your child has this on entry to the disco. Without emergency contact details they will not be able to gain entry. If they have not taken a form home please ask them to do so tomorrow. Emergency contact forms will be shredded at the end of the night. Spares will be available at the door.

Please note that parents will not be allowed into the hall at drop off, so please ensure children have their pennies beforehand. Parent helpers will assist children.

On collection, please enter via the main door, collect your child from the hall and exit via the Red Unit – this is to keep traffic flowing in one direction only.

Children will not be allowed to leave the hall without an adult. However older children who are permitted to walk home themselves must provide a letter stating this from you.

BCG VACCINATION

Dear Parent
Re: Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Vaccine
Following a period of BCG vaccine shortage NHS Grampian are now able to offer BCG vaccine to
all children who fit the eligibility criteria.
We would like to offer BCG to the following eligible school age children:
 Previously unvaccinated, tuberculin-negative children aged from six to under 16 years
of age with a parent or grandparent who was born in a country where the annual
incidence of TB is 40/100,000 or greater.
 Previously unvaccinated, tuberculin-negative individuals under 16 years of age who
were born in or who have lived for a prolonged period (at least three months) in a
country with an annual TB incidence of 40/100,000 or greater.
Attached is a list of countries where the annual incidence of TB is 40/100,000 or greater.
If your child fits the criteria and you would like to arrange a vaccination appointment please contact
the Immunisation Team nhsg.immunisationteam@nhs.net or telephone 01224 558460. On
receiving contact we will send out paperwork for you to complete and return.
Any queries regarding the above please telephone 01224 558460.
Yours sincerely,
Katrina Morrison
Vaccination Programme Manager

 

High Incidence countries WHO-data

FOOTIE TEA

We are no longer running the Dons Family In Training on a Friday afternoon instead we will now be running “Footie Tea”.

 

Footie Tea will start Friday 14th February 3.30 – 4.30pm and is open to all children in P1 – P7.

 

Children will play football and other activities and will receive a small healthy tea which will be donated by CFINE and will vary each week.

 

If you child is interested in attending, please call the school office to note their interest by Thursday 6th February – all places will be confirmed by Friday 7th February.

Newsletter 8

Dear Parents/ Carers

Apologies for the lateness of this Newsletter. January has been a very busy month and the time has run away. So, very belatedly, we wish all our families a Happy New Year.

We have all been working hard in January and have had visits from the SSPCC and engaged in activities around Chinese New Year, Burns Celebrations and Ceilidhs. Many of our events are recorded on Twitter and you can see these by following us at @LoirstonPrimary if you haven’t already done so. We are restricted to posting photos of only those pupils who have consent to be photographed for Twitter. If you have selected no for Twitter but would like your children to feature, then please let the school office know.

All our Teaching staff were involved in organising a Literacy and Technology event. We were delighted to welcome those families who did attend but are in discussions with our Parent Council about how we can attract better attendance. These events are all part of our Reporting to Parents and Carers Process.

We finished the month with a Quality Improvement visit on Friday. This is a process that all schools in the authority take part in. Our pupils were a credit to us and all visitors remarked on how respectful and enthusiastic they were. The hard work of staff and good progress the school has made were evident. We will have some recommendations for future progress, and these will form part of our self-evaluation this session. Staff will audit progress this session in the February Inservice and parents/ carers views will be sought later this term.

Reporting

Teachers are busy writing the annual pupil reports. These will be made available to you on 3rd April.

Important Dates

A full list of Inservice and Holiday dates can be found at: –

https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/education-and-childcare/view-school-term-and-holiday-dates

Important dates for your diary: –

  • Mid Term holiday-17th February
  • InService Days-18th, 19th February
  • Dalguise Parents’ Information Evening-25th February (6-7pm)
  • Term 3 ends-3rd April
  • Term 4 starts-21st April

 

Please be aware that school will close to pupils on Friday 14h February and reopens on 20th February.

Digital Technology/ Fundraiser

We have now purchased 20 Google Chromebooks with money raised. We thank the Parent Council for all their hard work in supporting us to raise these funds. The Chromebooks are already being used in our classes and now all 3 sets are supporting our learners. We also bought new ipads, some charging units to make the management of the Chromebooks easier and an interactive whiteboard for our Support for Learning area so that the quality of teaching and learning there can be enhanced.

Open Evening

The Open Evening on 14th January had a Literacy and Technology theme. Staff worked hard to display a wide range of learning experiences.

 

School Calendars

 

Our 2020 Calendar is still for sale at the front office. They have now been reduced to £3 so please pick up a bargain if you haven’t already done so.

 

Communication         

Don’t miss out-Please follow us @LoirstonPrimary on Twitter, like Loirston Connect on Facebook, subscribe to our blog at https://loirston.aberdeen.sch.uk/ and download the Groupcall Xpressions App.

 

Dalguise Parent Information Evening

We look forward to welcoming our Primary 7 parents and carers on 25th February. Important information will be shared, along with forms that need to be signed.

 

Pupil Participation Groups

Our Pupil Participation groups have been working hard. The Library Group are currently discussing plans for World Book Day and the Charities Group are planning events for Sports Relief.

 

Anti Bullying Policy

After consultation with staff, parents, carers and pupils we now have an Anti Bullying Policy for Loirston. The policy is shared with you on the School Blog and will be shared with pupils this week at Assembly. This will be the focus of a few assemblies and ongoing work in classes.

 

P1 and Nursery Applications

Please find relevant information for P1 application:-

https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/education-and-childcare/starting-primary-1?fbclid=IwAR0fcjALLYbZWyQcH3PWALD5xYhS-RB_Ocjv9ey0YoIFLYC3yihJf69irXw

and Nursery Application

https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/education-and-childcare/apply-nursery-school-place-20202021?fbclid=IwAR1vnNj__UScbTQsA0_n_dwkMMvogLp6OUKPqdk5paWBT6CtILs4MnAfLMA

 

Staffing

We would like to congratulate Mrs Forrest who gave birth to a beautiful baby daughter in the holidays-on Christmas Day to be precise, so a lovely present for her family J

We are delighted to welcome back Mrs Beattie who has agreed to work 2 days a week to support our learners in Numeracy while Mrs Forrest is off.

Linda Somers is now our Office Administrator. She will be supported by Julie Wilson. We are delighted to welcome Julie who has taken up a post as admin support. She will be working 4 mornings and all day Friday.

 

S.Campbell-Morgan

Acting Head Teacher