Mrs Walker, our school crossing patroller, who helps the children cross at front of the school on Loirston Avenue has had a fall and is unable to be at school at 3.15 p.m. today. It may be that she will be absent for the rest of this week.
I have contacted the crossing patrol office, who are unable to send a replacement for today but will try to put someone in place for the rest of the week. However, there is no certainty that a replacement can be found.
Please talk to your children about crossing the road safely or, if you can arrange for someone else to escort your child/ren to and from school.
THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Dear Parents of Primary 3 Pupils,
A parent has requested that a note be sent home looking for 2 Reversible fleece jackets that have disappeared since the start of term. The name Sam Mennie is written inside the hood area of both jackets, could you please check at home and return to the school office if found.
Depute Head Teacher
LOIRSTON SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
INVITE ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
TUESDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2008
AT 7.30 p.m.
TO FORM THE NEW PARENT COUNCIL
PLEASE COME ALONG AND OFFER YOUR SUPPORT, AND ENJOY WINE & NIBBLES.
NEW MEMBERS NEEDED
The Parent Council is a group of parents selected by members of the Parent Forum to represent all the parents of children at a school.
As a parent/guardian of a child in attendance at the school (and Nursery) you are automatically part of what is called the Parent Forum.
The Loirston Parent Council could be involved in:
· Supporting the work of the school
· Gathering and representing parents’ views to the Head Teacher, Education Authority and HMIe.
· Organising events
· Being involved in the appointment of senior staff.
Please come to the AGM or if you are unable to come please note your interest at the school office.
Loirston School will be closed to all pupils on Wednesday 24th September. This includes Nursery classes.
School will reopen as normal on Thursday 25th September.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
There is a possibility that members of Unite, GMB and Unison will be taking strike action on Wednesday, 24th September 2008. Staff groups that may be included include janitors, cleaners, kitchen staff, pupil support assistants and office based staff.
Following a careful risk assessment, and taking all factors into consideration, I have decided that the school will be closed to all pupils on Wednesday 24th September 2008. As you can appreciate this has not been an easy decision to make. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Where office staff are on strike, there will inevitably be some difficulties in dealing with telephone calls and I would be most grateful therefore if you would only telephone the school in the event of an urgent emergency.
On Friday 10th October 2008, the staff at Loirston School intend to raise money for the Breast Cancer Campaign and will ‘WEAR IT PINK’ on that day. Although this is a staff fund-raising event, any pupils who wish, may dress for the day in pink and contribute to the fund-raising (£2.00 suggested). The actual theme as identified by the charity is DARE TO WEAR IT PINK! Class teachers will be happy to take any donations on the day and will discuss appropriately with pupils why all members of staff are wearing pink.
M. S. MCPHEE
Depute Head Teacher