|Tel: 897686 http://loirstonconnect.edublogs.org/ June 2014
Dates for your Diary
12/6 – Open Day
14/6 – Cove Gala
19/6 and 20/6 – P7 Kincorth Transition Visits
23/6/14 – Sports Day
03/07/ – P7 Leavers Assembly
Nursery and Primary One Induction
Many thanks to all who came along to both of our induction evenings over the last two weeks. We hope you found the information useful. Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Open Day – Celebrating our Achievements
Next week on the 12th of June we would like to extend an invitation to all parents/carers/family members to come along to our Open Day. The purpose of the Open Day is for you to come and see your child in their class and have a look over the work they have been carrying out over the year. Pupils may show you their jotter work, displays on the wall or work they have completed on the computer. For parents of pupils coming into Primary One we would like to extend an invitation for you to come along and see our current Primary One class at work. Times are as follows:
9.30 – 10.30am or 1.45 – 2.45pm
Kincorth Transition Visits
As you will be aware our transition visits are organised for the 19th and 20th of this month. We realise that this is the same timing as our leavers event in the evening. Unfortunately the P7 leavers event is organised a year in advance and Kincorth gave us the dates for the transition last month. However I am sure the pupils will enjoy their academy visits and go on to enjoy their event on the Friday evening.
We are looking forward to the Gala soon. Hopefully the nice weather we have been having will continue and it will be a fun filled, great day out!
Our sports day will be on the 23rd of June this session (weather permitting) Should the weather not be suitable we will Groupcall as early as possible to let you know. If Monday does not go ahead we will aim for Tuesday, Wednesday etc, depending on the weather. The theme this year is the Commonwealth Games and pupils have been allocated into Countries for their teams. On Monday the day will run as follows:
9.30am – P1-3 Opening Ceremony, warm up and Sports activities on the field.
11.00am Flat races on the field for all pupils
1.30pm – Warm up and Sports activities on the field for P4-7
Pupils will be allowed to dress in the colour associated to their country for sports day and you will receive a letter detailing this very soon.
We are reaching the end of our Fruit intiative and we will announce the winning class as soon as the final figures have been tallied. So far we have had a very enthusiastic response from our pupils. Also with regard to our walking to school campaign, the figures so far suggest an enthusiasm in approach. Also our Reading challenges have been going exceptionally well. Already I have given out many Bronze, silver and Gold certificates and even Four extreme readers. On behalf of all at Loirston ,we would like to say a big “Thank You” to all for your support.
As you will be aware our Parent Council raise a great deal of funds through all their activities throughout the year including the Christmas Fayre, Bingo nights, Discos etc As a result of their hard work and efforts we have managed to purchase a new PA System for our school. Many thanks to all who continue to support the school, we really appreciate it.
Our Primary Seven pupils would like to invite their Parents/Carers to their end of term Leavers Assembly at 9.50am on Thursday 3rd July.
Staffing for Session 2014-2015
We are currently awaiting a final decision from the local authority with regard to whether we have twelve or thirteen classes next session in the school alongside our Nursery classes. As soon as we have this information we will look to allocating pupils and staff accordingly. We hope to have this exercise completed in the next two weeks.
A message of caution with regard to pupils and Road Safety. On Monday at Assembly we went over the message of Road Safety with all our pupils. It had been brought to our attention that there have been a number of pupils playing inappropriately around the road side and we would want to promote their safety. We would appreciate your support in reinforcing this message. The latest statistics suggest that over 1500 primary aged pupils are involved in accidents each year and a large percentage of these accidents occur between 3pm and 6pm, especially when pupils are on their way home from school or playing outside in the local community. Thank you very much in advance for your support.