School Christmas Parties Update

9th December 2008  

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers

 

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PARTIES

 

 

This is an update about the forthcoming Christmas parties at school.

 

Nursery parties will be on Monday 15th – details have been issued.

 

Primary 1-2 party will be on Tuesday 16th.

 

Primary 3-4 party will be on Wednesday 17th.

 

Primary 5/6/7 disco will be on Thursday 18th.

 

 

The primary 1-7 parties will be in the afternoon of the identified day and will commence 15 minutes after the start of afternoon school.  This allows for “changing time” of school lunch pupils who may wish to get into their glad rags for the party.

 

If a change of clothes is brought, please stress to your child that they should remember to pack school clothes in a bag and to take them home at the end of school.

 

Pupils going home for lunch on the day of their party should not return to school until 1.15pm or 1.30pm, whichever is appropriate.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

M McPhee

Depute head Teacher

December Newsletter

LOIRSTON SCHOOL

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

 

Dear Parents,

 

No doubt you will all be so busy just now making preparations for Christmas.  It is such an exciting time, particularly for the younger children.  In school you can feel the anticipation building.

 

HMIe Follow Up Visit

Two members of HMIe will visit Loirston School on Wednesday 10th December 2008.  Following their visit there will be a written report which will be sent to parents.

 

Switching on the Christmas Tree Lights in Cove

Traditionally pupils who were interested in switching on the Christmas tree lights in Cove filled out a slip and then one name was pulled out.  This year, because of time constraints, we have put the name of every child in the school into a hat and pulled one out.  The child who has been selected is Logan Paterson in P4A.

 

Christmas Fayre

Thank you to all who contributed in any way to the success of the Christmas Fayre.  It was wonderful to see so many people on such a cold day.  We will let you know the final amount raised once all the expenses are paid.

 

A special thanks to the I-Time craft group.  They raised an astonishing £55.00.  This money will pay for a small farm and a year’s schooling for a child in an underdeveloped country

 

Book Fair

There was great interest in the Book Fair.  We made £1587.51 which is just fantastic.  The school get 60% of this total to spend on books.  We have selected a variety of fiction and non-fiction books as well as some dictionaries.

 

And finally………………….

Sadly, today we say goodbye to Mrs Gillian Tosh, our School Administrator.  She has been a loyal friend to Loirston School.  She started here when the school opened 27 years ago.  I’m sure she is looking forward to a few long lies and not having to face the Cove roundabout.  We wish her a long and happy retirement.  On your behalf I would like to thank her for her loyalty to the school and for always going that extra mile.

 

Louise McIntosh

Head Teacher

 

Christmas Disco

 

 

LOIRSTON PARENT COUNCIL

 

KIDS CHRISTMAS DISCO

TUESDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2008

 

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIMES

 

P1 – P3 – from 6.15pm – 7.15pm

Please enter through the red unit doors for drop off and collection!!!!!

 

P4 – P7 – from 7.30pm – 8.30 pm

Please enter via the front doors and exit via the red unit doors!!!!

 

ENTRY £1.00

 PLUS TUCK SHOP

 

PLEASE ENSURE WRITTEN NOTIFICATION IS GIVEN TO ANY CHILD TRAVELLING HOME ALONE.

 

DUE TO CONGESTION PROBLEMS AT COLLECTION TIMES THE TUCK SHOP WILL BE CLOSED PRIOR TO ADULTS ARRIVING TO ENSURE ALL CHILDREN ARE COLLECTED SAFELY, PLEASE HELP US WITH THIS.

 

 

Christmas Lunch

 

LOIRSTON SCHOOL

CHRISTMAS LUNCH

 

This year we will be having our ‘Christmas Lunch’

on

Thursday 11th December 2008

 

The price is £1.70 or a dinner ticket

I hope you will be able to come

 

MENU

 

Roast Turkey

Chipolata Sausages & Oatmeal Stuffing

Or

Baked Potato & Cheese

 

Creamed or Croquette Potatoes

Brussels Sprouts or Carrots or Peas

 

Christmas Pudding & Cream or Christmas Star

Best wishes for the festive season to you all from

Cook and all the school meals staff

 

Please complete the attached slip and return it to the school kitchen

By Friday 5th December 2008

 

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School Christmas Lunch

 

Pupil Name ______________________________ Class_____________

 

will attend for the Christmas Lunch

 

 

 

Shoebox Appeal

Dear Parents,

 

Last Christmas, we received overwhelming support from parents, pupils and the Cove community for our Shoebox Appeal.  The delight of the many children who had been victims of war was highlighted in the photographs and video given to school.

 

Loirston School is again keen to support the charity, Kids Acting for Kids Abroad and Home (KAFKAH).  This year’s shoeboxes will enrich the children of Kosovo whose lives have been disrupted by war.  There are two ways that you can donate to the appeal.  The first is to pack your own shoebox.  The second is to provide donations which will be packed by our pupils or KAFKAH.  The charity advises us that it is helpful if your box is labelled to state whether it is for a boy or a girl and for which age group – baby, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10, 10-12, 12-14 or teen, it would be most suited to. 

 

Could we ask that, where possible, shoeboxes be wrapped at home?  This would help us considerably.

 

Donations can take the form of pens, pencils, rubbers, rulers, notepads, colouring items, games, CDs, tapes and especially toiletries, jewellery, hair/nail stuff, new clothes, socks, hats, gloves, toys, small cuddly toys, sweets (but no chocolate).  In fact, anything that can fit in a shoebox. Last year KAFKAH were particularly short of pencil sharpeners and toothpaste!

 

It would also be helpful if a donation of £2.00 be given towards the charity’s transportation costs.

 

KAFKAH are collecting the boxes on 5th December.  If you are available to assist children pack shoeboxes, please complete the tear-off slip and return by 28th November.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

PAM COWELL, SANDRA ORMSTON & CAROLE THORPE

Class Teachers

 

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Please return to your child’s class teacher by 28th November 2008

 

·        I am available to help wrap and sort for the Shoebox Appeal

 

Name______________________________   Tel.No_______________________

 

·        Best Time

Monday a.m. / p.m., Tuesday a.m. / p.m., Wednesday a.m. / p.m.,

 

       Thursday a.m. / p.m., Friday a.m. / p.m.

 

Please circle the best time for you to help

Kids Christmas Raffle

LOIRSTON PARENT COUNCIL

 

KIDS XMAS RAFFLE

 

 

£1.00 per ticket

 

 

 

Tickets will be sold EVERY morning from Monday 24th November. We will collect from the classes.

(afternoon nursery will be collected too)

 

WE HAVE A DEDICATED PRIZE FOR THE KIDS OF LOIRSTON SCHOOL !!!!

 

15” LCD TELEVISION

(JUST THE RIGHT SIZE FOR YOUR BEDROOM – kids!!)

 

Please remember your £1.00 to be in with a chance of winning this FANTASTIC prize!!

 

The kids raffle tickets for the 15” LCD Television will only be sold around the school and we have other fantastic prizes for the other draws on the day of the Xmas Fayre 29/11/08. The winner will be drawn and presented on Friday 28th November before the end of school.