May 182015
 

EAGLESHAM SONG

Pupils from Eaglesham Primary and St Joseph’s Primary have been working hard with Eaglesham Historical Society, practising a song written specially by Mr O’Hagan.  To create a historical archive of this event, the children will be recording the song in the Eaglesham PS gym hall on the afternoon of Wednesday 20th May 2015.

 

There may be an opportunity to buy a copy of the recording on CD (the predicted price is £2.00) – updates to follow!

May 082015
 

The last Parent Equalities Forum of this session will take place on Thursday 14 May in Braidbar PS at 7pm.

 

I would appreciate if you could add this information to your school website.

 

As always, school equalities coordinators are very welcome, though no expectation that they are there.

May Reminders

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May 012015
 

May 2015

Monday 4th May 2015 (Holiday – School closed – re-opens on Tuesday 5th May 2015)

Thursday 7th May – Election (school closed)

Monday 11th May 2015 – Parent Council meeting (7.15pm)

11th-15th May – P7 trip to Lockerbie Manor

Tuesday 19th May – School Open hour (1.45pm)

Friday 22nd May 2015 & Monday 25th May 2015 – Holiday (school closed)

Tuesday 26th May 2015 In-Service (school closed – re-opens on Wednesday 27th May 2015)

Wednesday 27th May – P7 pupils going to MCHS sports day

Thursday 28th & Friday 29th May – P7 transition visits to MCHS sports day

Thursday 28th May – Parents evening at MCHS for P7 parents

Saturday 30th May – Car Boot Sale (Parent Council event)

 

Lockerbie Manor – 11th to 15th May

  • P7 pupils will be staying at Lockerbie Manor from 11th to 15th May for 4 days of adventure! Children and parents are welcome to arrive in the school’s gym hall from 8.45am. We hope to load the bags into the bus at 9.15am for a prompt 9.30am departure. Pupils will visit Summerlee Museum near Coatbridge on the way to the Manor.
  • Pick up from the school on Friday 15th May is estimated to be 2.30pm. All children should be collected from the school car park at this time. Please advise the school if this causes difficulty.

 

Open Hour – 19th May at 1.45pm

  • Our Open Hour for parents will take place from 1.45pm-2.45pm. This is an opportunity for your child to show you some aspects of their school day. Please note that the class teachers are teaching a ‘normal school day’ and will not be available for consultations.
  • Unfortunately Eaglesham PS were not picked to attend the “10 Pieces” trip therefore P6 will be participating in the Open Hour.

 

P7 visiting MCHS – 27th to 29th May

  • P7 pupils transferring to Mearns Castle High School will be visiting the School to take part in their sports day – pupils will be issued a bus pass from the office to use on the school bus to go to MCHS and will be transported back to EPS later in the day.
  • P7s will also be attending MCHS for their induction visits – pupils will be issued a bus pass from the office to use on the school buses for those two days also.
  • Pupils not transferring to MCHS should attend Eaglesham PS on each of those days.

 

School Crossing Patrol

  • A crossing patrol is provided at the school to ensure that pupils cross safely (times of school crossings:     08.40-09.15am / 14.50-15.50pm). The traffic lights at the crossroads must be used by unescorted pupils to or from school Please note that the Lollipop Person can only cross parents and children at the “keep clear” point in front of the school.

Absences

  • Pupil absences should be notified to the School Office before 9.30am – either on the main telephone number 0141 570 7160 or through the school e-mail on schoolmail@eaglesham.e-renfrew.sch.uk.
Apr 232015
 

The last day to collect Sainsbury’s Vouchers in store is 5th May.  Can you please remind children to bring them in if they have any at home.  The last day we will be collecting them in school will be Friday 8th May.

May Reminders

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Mar 252015
 

April 2015

1st April – Easter Church service (early lunch at 12.15pm)

2nd April – School closes at 2.30pm

3rd – 17th April – Easter Holiday (School closed–re-opens on Monday 20th April 2015)

23rd April – P6 & 7 Parent’s Evening regarding health 6pm – ICT suite

Easter Service  – 1st April (1.30pm)

Pupils will be attending church for our Easter Service on 1st April at 1.30pm. A collection will be taken to raise money for Barnardo’s.  Parents are more than welcome to join us.  The school will be having an early lunch from 12.15pm to 1.00pm on that day.  Children should wear white shirt, tie, grey trousers/skirt and their blue/dark jackets.

Cashless Catering

Please ensure that your child’s lunch/tuck account is kept in credit and that all monies owing are paid back on a daily basis.  This is in accordance with ERC guidelines.

Remember that the cashless catering machine, situated outside the dining hall, does not accept 5p, 2p or 1p coins. Should your child have insufficient funds for school lunch, the £1.95 fee should be paid into their account the following day.  A text message will be sent to the main contact informing them of this.  Please note that these text messages will be brief and to the point; our computer system only allows for a certain amount of characters per text.

When paying on-line, parents MUST input their child’s long SCN number NOT the 4-digit pin number – only the SCN number puts on-line payments into a child’s account.

2015 Uniform Orders

You should have received a letter and order form regarding our annual uniform order for 2015.  If you would like to place an order through the school for next year’s uniform, please complete and return the form by 1st May 2015.  All orders will be submitted to Gilmour Sports on 6th May, ensuring that our delivery will be in the school before the end of summer term.  You can also order uniform on-line to be delivered directly to your home by going to www.schoolwearmadeeasy.com .

Red Nose Day 2015

Thank you so much to all pupils and parents for helping make this year’s Red Nose Day so successful – the funny faces were impressive and we collected £464.86 in total!

Reminders for May 2015

  • Monday 4th May 2015 (Holiday – school closed – re-opens on Tuesday 5th May 2015)
  • Thursday 7th May – Election (school closed)
  • Friday 22nd May 2015 & Monday 25th May 2015 – (Holiday – school closed)
  • Tuesday 26th May 2015 (In-Service – school re-opens on Wednesday 27th May 2015)

Tuesday 19th May – School Open hour (1.45pm)

P6 parents should note that their child may not be able to participate in the open hour on 19th May as they may be away on a trip that day – further details will be issued as soon as possible.

Spring Activities

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Mar 102015
 

Dear Parent/Carer

 

East Renfrewshire Council’s Sports Services Spring Activities 2015 programme is now available for booking.  To view all of our activities, please click on the following link; brochure www.bit.ly/SpringHolsActs2015. Booking lines are now open.

 

Regards

 

David McLeish Senior Sports Development Coordinator Education Department

Phone: 0141 577 3193 Mobile: 07800629706 Fax: 0141 577 4059

Child Protection

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Mar 062015
 

East Renfrewshire Child Protection Committee are hosting three major events to tackle the concerns of parents, young people, staff and those in our local communities about exploitation in a number of ways, and at a time of increased media attention.

Press Release

Feb 192015
 

March 2015

5th March – World Book Day

9th – 11th March – Wee-G bus visiting EPS

13th March – P7 health walk to MCHS

18th March – Parents Evening (4pm-7pm) – no clubs at 3pm

19th March – Parents Evening (4pm-7pm) – no clubs at 3pm

23rd March – Parent Council meeting (7.15pm)

26th March – Spring Disco (Parent Council event)

31st March – P1 Easter Egg Hunt (Parent Council event)

 

April 2015

1st April – Easter Church service (early lunch at 12.15pm)

2nd April – School closes early at 2.30pm

3rd – 17th April – Easter Holiday (School closed)

World Book Day

All staff and pupils are invited to dress up as a character from a book to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 5th March.  The costume can be representative of any character but should only be worn on World Book Day.  Classes will be engaged in World Book Day activities throughout the week, including an assembly on Friday 6th March to celebrate the week’s activities.

 Parents Evenings

Parents evening letters and appointment times will be sent out in the near future.  Appointments are allocated as per the previous meetings (i.e. if you had an appointment on the Wednesday night at 5pm you should get that appointment time again at the next Parents evenings).  Clubs run by teachers will not operate of these evenings.

Spring Disco

The Spring Disco organised by the Parent Council will be on 26th March – further information will be sent out in due course.

P1 Easter Egg Hunt

The Parent Council run an Easter Egg Hunt for P1 pupils.  At the end of the hunt each child receives a chocolate egg.  If you would not like your child to receive an egg or if your child has an allergy, please phone the school office.

Church Service

Pupils will be attending church for our Easter Service on 1st April at 1.30pm. A collection will be taken to raise money for Barnardo’s.  Parents are more than welcome to join us.  The school will be having an early lunch from 12.15pm to 1.00pm on that day.  Children should wear white shirt, tie, grey trousers/skirt and their blue/dark jackets.

Clubs

Please note that school clubs finish at 4pm.  For health and safety reasons parents are not permitted go to their child’s class after 3pm unless accompanied by a member of staff – gym shoes, etc should be brought to school the next day to be returned to gym bags.

ERC Vacancies

The catering service has various vacancies within the Eastwood or Barrhead areas of East Renfrewshire Council, ranging from 7.5 hours to 15 hours. For anyone interested please phone 0141 577 3319 or email facilitiesmanagement@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk by Tuesday 24th February.

Feb 122015
 

The Light up Malawi project aims to raise awareness of and money for solar lights for Malawi. We wanted to celebrate this project by lighting up the stage during our Scots’ Verse evening. Well done to the Eco Committee and School Choir to ensuring this event was a success.

Please click on the link below to view Eaglesham Primary School featuring in the newspaper.

 

http://www.glasgowsouthandeastwoodextra.co.uk/news/local-headlines/lighting-up-for-malawi-1-3687115

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Jan 302015
 

 

2nd February – Parent Council meeting (7.15pm)

4th February – Last ski lesson for P6

5th & 6th February – In-service (school closed)

9th & 10th February – Holiday (school closed – reopens on 11th February_

13th February – P6 ski trip to SnowZone

 

 

Welcome

We wish Mr Mark Weir a warm welcome as he takes up the position of Acting Depute Head Teacher with Eaglesham Primary School & Nursery Class.

 

Parental Support Group

We are an informal group of parents who meet to offer mutual support and shared experineces of family life with additional support needs.  The Group operates independently of Eaglesham Primary School but has the backing of the school.  Anyone who feels they may benefit from or has something to contribute to this group of parents is warmly invited to come along.

 

The next Parental Support Group meeting is on Friday 20th February 2015 at 8pm in the back bar of the Eglinton Arms Hotel.  If you would like to attend the meeting or require any further information on the group, please contact Diane (07900 588486).

 

Payment 4 Schools

Just a reminder to parents that, when paying on-line, it is your child’s SCN number which is typed into the “Pupil Reference” section.  The 4 digit number is the pin number for the revaluation machine within the school which takes cash (but NOT 5p, 2p or 1p coins).  As the school operates a cashless catering system, please note that it is not always possible for the office to give pupils smaller denomination notes for them to split into sibling accounts.

 

Parent Helpers

Any parent wishing to help with School trips and events should contact the school office to obtain a PVG Application Form.  Helpers must be PVG checked, which is organised by the Parent Council.

 

Remember for March

Parents evenings take place on 18th and 19th March between 4-7pm – a letter with your appointment will be sent out in due course.  We usually use the same day and appointment time as previous parents evenings – if this is not suitable, please contact the school office.

 

Jan 272015
 

Scottish Fencing is providing an opportunity for pupils to experience the Olympic sport of Fencing. The new club is aimed at the P4-7 age group and will introduce pupils to the basics of fencing. The club will use plastic foils with more emphasis on technique and tactics and the development of a greater range of skills while continuing to offer plenty of games to improve all-round physical ability.

 

The club will take place at Eastwood High School, Capelrig Road, Newton Means, G77 6NQ, on Wednesdays 4.30-5.30pm in the school gymnasium.

 

To sign up please go to http://www.fencingfun.co.uk/meetings

 

Details of the club are:

Block 1- 28th Jan, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Feb, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Mar, 1st Apr

Block 2- 22nd, 29th Apr, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th May, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th June

Cost £30 per block.

Pupils can book up at any point in the block.

 

If you have any questions about the club please get in touch with Alan Martin, National Fencing Development Officer on 07803 207 349 or alan.martin@scottish-fencing.co.uk

Jan 132015
 

The first meeting of the Parent Equalities Forum will take place on Thursday 15 January in Woodfarm HS at 7pm. The main item on the agenda will be the Education Department’s Equalities Delivery Plan.

Dec 082014
 

Please note that the school will not be doing “Christmas Jumper” day on 12th December but on the last day (19th December – not for charity therefore no charge, just for fun).

 There will be a collection taken at the Christmas service on 18th December for Shelter Scotland and we would be grateful if pupils could wear shirt and tie for the service and bring £1.00 to the church.

School closes at 2.30pm on 19th December and school returns on Monday 5th January 2015.

(For your information, the school will be closed on Thursday 7th May 2015 as the gym hall will be used for voting)

 Remember, great presents can be bought at the school office! – I love Eaglesham shopping bag (£4.00), Eaglesham village shopping bag (£3.00) and Eaglesham Notelets (£1.00 per pack)

Dec 012014
 

This Christmas we are hoping to encourage Eaglesham Primary School children to help prevent many tonnes of old toys, games, books and comics from simply being put in the rubbish bin and sent to landfill.

We have ordered  ‘Santa Sacks’ and  have asked the pupils to bring in the toys they no longer need/play with to put in these Santa Sacks, in anticipation of new toys arriving this Christmas. These toys can then be delivered to local charities for re-use.

With help from ‘Amey Sustainable Santas’, who collect these sacks so they can be distributed, we will also calculate the tonnage of items that have been recycled rather than being dumped.

Please send your old toys to the office stating you would like them to go into the sack. Thank you!

Reminders

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Dec 012014
 

December/January Reminders …

 1st December                            P7.1 attending Provost Debate (shirt & tie to be worn)

5th December                            P7.2 attending Provost Debate (shirt & tie to be worn)

5th December                            Clubs end today (except Choir)

6th December                            Christmas Fayre (Parent Council event)

8th December                            Choir singing at Silverburn (11.30am-12.30pm – shirt & tie to be worn)

11th & 12th December                 P1-3 Christmas show

15th December                          P1&2 Christmas party (party clothes can be brought for the afternoon)

16th December                          P3-7 Christmas parties (party clothes can be brought for the afternoon)

17th December                          P3 visiting local shops (shirt & tie to be worn)

18th December                          Church Service (early lunch) (shirt & tie to be worn)

19th December                          School closes at 2.30pm (Christmas jumper & jeans day!)

22nd Dec-2nd Jan                       Holiday – school returns on Monday 5th January 2015

 2015:

5th January                              Pupils return to school (no clubs this week)

12th – 16th January                    P1 registration (all week – 1.30pm-3.30pm)

23rd January                            Special Assembly – Mrs Congalton’s last day!

29th January                            Evening performance of Scots Verse for parents (6.30pm)

Parking Issues

When the car park first opened staff numbers were much smaller. We are very lucky that over the years the number of staff at Eaglesham Primary School and Nursery has grown. We have Class Teachers, Support Teachers, Pupil Support Assistants, Clerical Staff, Kitchen Staff, Cleaning Staff, Wraparound Staff, Student Teachers, visiting Specialist Teachers and Outside Agency Staff.  Please note that the car park is essentially a Staff and Visitors Car Park.  School parents should use the dropping off point, ensuring that the children get out at the path side but should not park in the Car Park.

 We ask that parents/carers are courteous drivers and park their cars to ensure the safety of all pupils. We are also an Eco School and would encourage parents/pupils to walk to school where possible. Where this is not possible we would ask that you park as far from the school as you can and walk the rest of the way. Most people move to the village to benefit from village life, part of that experience is being able to walk to school. Cars should not obscure the lollipop man’s view or endanger our pupils in any way. Giffnock Police, our Campus Police Officer and ER Road Safety Officers will continue to do spot checks to help ensure the safety of Eaglesham pupils.

 It is important not to use/block our neighbours’ drives or car parks as there could easily be an emergency, therefore we would ask that, when dropping off and picking up your children from school or nursery, please do not park in the school car park, do not park in the doctor’s surgery car park and please be considerate to local residents and do not block driveways (we have had several complaints from residents).

 On Parents’ Nights etc we will continue to open the playground for parking and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 Choir on Tour

Our Choir will be singing at Silverburn for The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice (11.30am-12.30pm, outside Next).  Pupils should wear their shirt and tie, with their school jacket.

Charity

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Nov 262014
 

Primary 1 and 2 have donated their unwanted books to charity. Oxfam in Byres Road were needing books for children so we decided that reusing our books was an excellent idea. Not only are we eco friendly but also helping a charity. Well done P1 and P2!

Nov 172014
 

Armistice Day is on 11 November and is also known as Remembrance Day. It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918.

At Eaglesham Primary, a two minute silence was held in the gym hall at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars. Primary 7 pupils researched soldiers that lived in the village and made silhouettes to decorate the hall.

 

Reminders

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Oct 302014
 

November/December Reminders …

 7th November                            School & Nursery photographs (shirt & tie to be worn)

12th & 13th November                Parents evenings (4.00pm-7.00pm) (no teacher clubs at 3pm)

17th November                          Parent Council meeting (7.15pm)

19th November                          Flu immunisations & P6 ski lessons start

 5th December                            Clubs end today (except Choir)

6th December                            Christmas Fayre (Parent Council event)

11th & 12th December                 P1-3 Christmas show

15th December                          P1&2 Christmas party

16th December                          P3-7 Christmas parties

18th December                          Church Service (early lunch)

19th December                          School closes at 2.30pm

22nd Dec-2nd Jan                       Holiday – school returns on Monday 5th January 2015

School Photographs – 7th November

Photographers from Tempest Photography will be in the school to take the children’s’ photographs (School and Nursery) on Friday 7th November from 9.00am. The photographers will take photos of siblings, together with the individual photos – photos are for pupils attending the school or nursery only (no under 3s this year!).  There will also be a class photo taken for P1 and P7 pupils.

 Pupils should wear their school uniform – white shirt, tie and grey trousers/skirt for school photographs. P1 and P7 will have a class photo taken – for class photos, girls are requested to wear knee high grey socks – hairbands, etc should be simple and in school colours or black. 

 Adverse Weather

As the weather grows colder, wetter and windier we should like to remind you of procedures to follow in case of an extreme emergency.  All efforts will be made to keep the school open however there may be cases of severe weather when it might become necessary to close the school. If the weather should deteriorate during the night then the decision to close may be taken before school starts. This should happen between 7:00am and 9:00am.

 Parents should listen to local radio e.g.  Radio Clyde for announcements and log on to:

 School Website            https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/er/Eaglesham/    or

Twitter                        https://mobile.twitter.com/EagleshamPS

 Vacancy for Crossing Patrol Officer

ERC are still looking for a Crossing Patrol Officer (Lollipop Person!) – if you or anyone you know are interested in this post, please contact the school on 0141 570 7160 in the first instance.

 Flu Immunisations

Just a reminder that the flu immunisations for the whole school will take place on 19th November.  The immunisation will be in the form of a nasal spray, unless you have requested otherwise for your child.

Poppies

Our P7 pupils will be selling poppies until Friday 7th November.  All donations will be gratefully received.

Reminders

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Oct 062014
 

October/November Reminders …

6th October                              Sponsored Bounce (Parent Council event); Parent Council meeting (7.15pm)

9th October                              Open hour at school (9.30am-10.30am); Open hour at Nursery (8.40am-9.40am + 12.20pm-1.20pm); Jumble sale (9.00am-11.00am)

10th October                             In-service day – school closed for pupils

13th – 17th October                   Holiday – school closed

23rd October                            P6 visiting Theatre Royal

30th October                            Halloween Disco (Parent Council event)

 7th November                            School & Nursery photographs

12th & 13th November                Parents evenings (4.00pm-7.00pm) (no teacher clubs at 3pm)

17th November                          Parent Council meeting (7.15pm)

19th November                          Flu vaccinations

Lunch Accounts

Please note that East Renfrewshire Council require that negative balances be settled on the day you receive the text from the School’s office staff informing you that your child has a negative balance (please note that these text messages may seem blunt and to the point; our computer system only allows for a certain amount of characters per message). 

 If your child’s lunch account is £5.55 in arrears (this represents 3 lunches) then you MUST send them to school with a packed lunch the next day and each day thereafter until the balance is settled.  If you are unable to top up your child’s account that day please inform the school office as soon as possible.

If you are unsure of the amount in your child’s lunch account, you can either call into the school and check your child’s account through the revaluation machine in the foyer (you will need a note of their pin no.) or you can phone the school office and the ladies will be able to help you.

 Gym Kit

The school is already lending out items of gym kit for pupils who have forgotten theirs – please ensure your child comes to school on the relevant day with their complete kit, including socks, shorts and polo shirts.

Hair Bobbles and Tape for Earings

There is still a high demand from the school office for hair bobbles and tape for ears on gym days.  Please ensure your child has their hair pulled back on their gym days and, if their ears are pierced, they have tape in their bags to tape their ears or let them know whether they are allowed to take their earings out for gym.

 Water Bottles

The school is quite warm, even on cold days, therefore we would be grateful if ALL pupils could bring a water bottle to school to keep them hydrated through the day.

 Lost Property

Our lost property bin is filling up already – please ensure that ALL items that your child brings to school are named, including lunch boxes and black plimsoles.  We would also be grateful if, when parents notice their child has brought back the wrong uniform they return it to the school as soon as possible so it can be returned to its rightful owner!

Sep 152014
 

September/October Reminders …

 18th September             Voting – school closed

23rd September                        P6 visiting Whitecraigs Rugby Club

25th September                        P3 visiting the Windfarm

26th & 29th September              September weekend – school closed

 6th October                              Sponsored Bounce (Parent Council event); Parent Council meeting (7.15pm)

9th October                              Open hour at school (9.30am-10.30am); Open hour at Nursery (8.40am-9.40am + 12.20pm-1.20pm); Jumble sale (9.00am-11.00am)

10th October                             In-service day – school closed for pupils

13th – 17th October                   Holiday – school closed

23rd October                            P6 visiting Theatre Royal

30th October                            Halloween Disco (Parent Council event)

 Lunch Accounts

Please note that East Renfrewshire Council require that negative balances be settled on the day you receive the text from the School’s office staff informing you that your child has a negative balance (please note that these text messages may seem blunt and to the point; our computer system only allows for a certain amount of characters per message). 

 If your child’s lunch account is £5.55 in arrears (this represents 3 lunches) then you MUST send them to school with a packed lunch the next day and each day thereafter until the balance is settled.  If you are unable to top up your child’s account that day please inform the school office as soon as possible.

 If you are unsure of the amount in your child’s lunch account, you can either call into the school and check your child’s account through the revaluation machine in the foyer (you will need a note of their pin no.) or you can phone the school office and the ladies will be able to help you.

 Gym Kit

The school is already lending out items of gym kit for pupils who have forgotten theirs – please ensure your child comes to school on the relevant day with their complete kit, including socks, shorts and polo shirts.

 Hair Bobbles and Tape for Earings

There is still a high demand from the school office for hair bobbles and tape for ears on gym days.  Please ensure your child has their hair pulled back on their gym days and, if their ears are pierced, they have tape in their bags to tape their ears or let them know whether they are allowed to take their earings out for gym.

 Water Bottles

The school is quite warm, even on cold days, therefore we would be grateful if ALL pupils could bring a water bottle to school to keep them hydrated through the day.

 Lost Property

Our lost property bin is filling up already – please ensure that ALL items that your child brings to school are named, including lunch boxes and black plimsoles.  We would also be grateful if, when parents notice their child has brought back the wrong uniform they return it to the school as soon as possible so it can be returned to its rightful owner!