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.

Update – 7th November

 

7th November 2008

 

 

Information for

Parents/Carers

 

Vacant Posts

Currently we have two teaching vacancies at Loirston School, one full time equivalent at Primary 4 and 0.6 full time equivalent at Primary 5.  Both posts have been advertised on a fixed term basis until 3rd April 2009.  The closing date for applicants is November 17th 2008.  At present we welcome Mr William Ness to the school.  He is covering the 0.6 f.t.e. post in Primary 5 on a temporary basis.  Mrs Norma Fowler continues to teach P4B.

 

Crossing Patrol Attendants

We are still trying to recruit relief Crossing Patrol Attendants.  Unfortunately we have been unsuccessful to date.  So, if anyone fancies fulfilling their lifelong ambition to carry the hallowed lollipop wearing a rather fetching uniform, complete with hat and fluorescent vest, please contact us at school.

 

P7 Science Visits to Kincorth Academy

The pupils in both P7 classes will have an opportunity to participate in a block of science lessons at Kincorth Academy.  They will attend on a Thursday from 1.25 – 2.20 p.m. for a four week block.  The children in P7B have now started their block.  Those in P7A will go at the start of next term.

 

HMIe

It has been confirmed by HMIe that there will be a return visit on Wednesday 10th December.

 

High Visibility Vests

We would like to convey our thanks to Mrs Deborah Archibald for securing the funding to purchase high visibility vests for the children.  Now that the nights are getting so dark and taking into consideration the fact that we don’t have crossing patrol attendants, this is the time to issue them to the pupils.

 

Louise McIntosh

 

Head Teacher

Christmas Fayre 2008

LOIRSTON PARENT COUNCIL

 

CHRISTMAS FAYRE

 

SATURDAY 29th NOVEMBER 2008

 

10.00am – 12.00 pm

 

Yes, it’s that time of year again when we hold the Christmas Fayre at the school.  We find that this event is extremely popular and we love to see both newcomers and regulars come along and enjoy the Fayre.  The Fayre has proved to be lots of fun over the years and this year should be no exception.  We promise to have something for everyone with some new stalls as well as old favourites. 

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!  To ensure the Fayre this year continues to be a success we need as many volunteers as possible either to provide goods for the Fayre or to help out on the day, so if over the holidays you have had a clearout of toys, books and dvds/cds then hang onto them till the week before the Fayre and we will be glad of all donations.  I would be grateful if you could just take a little time to complete the tear-off slip below and return it to the school by Monday 17th November 2008 .

 

Karen Paterson

Chairperson

 

 

I am able to supply goods for the following stall(s) delete as applicable

Home Bakes/ cake & candy     *Yes/No          Raffle Prizes    *Yes/No

 

Books & videos/ Dvds *Yes/No          Christmas Crafts           *Yes/No

 

Bottle Stall                    *Yes/No           Any Other items         *Yes/No

 

Toys                                         *Yes/No           Suggestions for

                                                                         Additional stalls ??        ________

 

I can deliver the item(s) *Yes/No          Item(s) require collection*Yes/No

 

I am willing to help out

 

On a stall                                  *Yes/No          In any other way           *Yes/No

                                                                        (as required)

Setting up of Fayre                   *Yes/No

(Friday evening)           

 

 

NAME             …………………………………………………………………………………………

 

ADDRESS       …………………………………………………………………………………………

 

TEL NO.         …………………………………………………………………………………………

 

ELDEST CHILD         …………………………………        CLASS            …………………………

Book Fair

 

Dear Parents,

 

A BOOK FAIR will be held in the YELLOW UNIT resource area from Thursday 27th November to Monday 1st December 2008.

 

The Book Fair will provide an opportunity for you and your child to select books from a wide range on show. You are invited to visit the book fair over the three days between 9.30 and 12.00 and 1.45 and 3.15. 

 

Your child will be timetabled to view the books with their own class and you may wish to visit at this time.  A timetable is in preparation.

 

The Book Fair will also be open from 10.30 a.m. until 11.30 a.m. on Saturday 29th November during the school Christmas Fayre.

 

At these events there is always a need for parent helper support.  If you can spare some time to help, please complete and return the form below by Friday 9th November.

 

As always your support is greatly appreciated.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

T. PERT

 

Depute Head Teacher

 

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

 

Name ___________________________________________would like to help at the Book Fair

 

 

Telephone No._______________Name & Class of Eldest Child__________________________________

 

PLEASE TICK AS APPROPRIATE

 

I am available

 

 

Thursday 27th Nov.                              9.30-10.30_____                  11.00-12.00_____ 1.45-3.15_____

 

 

Friday 28th Nov.                                   9.30-10.30_____                   11.00-12.00_____ 1.45-3.15_____

 

 

Monday 1st Dec.                                   9.30-10.30_____                   11.00-12.00_____ 1.45-3.15_____

 

 

Update

Dear Parents,

 

The Breast Cancer Campaign

 

Thank you so much to all those who contributed towards our “Pink Day”.  We raised £630.29 for The Breast Cancer Campaign which is just fantastic.  One of the best aspects of the day was seeing the children dressed in bright colours rather than their usual grey.

 

Christmas Cards

 

We would like to try something a little bit different this year.  Staff have raised a couple of concerns about the “Post Box”.  The distribution of cards takes up a lot of learning and teaching time and some children miss out on getting cards.  Our suggestion is for one card to the whole class with a donation to a charity identified by the school. This would help give the pupils an understanding of the true meaning of Christmas.  The children can of course still give cards to their chosen friends outwith school.

 

We will be in touch later in the term to let you know of the arrangements.

 

Head Teacher Appointment

 

I have been advised by Aberdeen City Council that the Head Teacher post at Loirston is being readvertised.  The new closing date is 17th November 2008.

 

Patrol Officers

 

As you know, Mrs Walker, our school crossing patrol officer is off sick following an accident.  Unfortunately Mr Stewart the crossing patrol officer who assists the children crossing on Earns Heugh Avenue is also unwell and will be off for a period of time.

 

Please talk to your children about taking care when crossing and we will reinforce the message in school.  We wish them both a speedy recovery.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

L. McIntosh

 

Head Teacher