30th March – There will be an early lunch at 12.15pm on Thursday 30th March as the Church service will be held at 1.30pm. Parents are welcome to join us at the Church. A collection will be taken in Church and will be given to Red Nose Day 2017.
31st March – Just a reminder that the school closes at 2.30pm on Friday for the Easter Holiday and school uniform should be worn that day.
3rd to 17th April – Please note the school will be closed and will reopen on Tuesday 18th April.
1st May – Please note the school will be closed on 1st May.
4th May – Please note the school will be closed on 4th May as it is being used as a polling station.
Eaglesham Primary School (in association with Rainbow Turtle)
will be running a Fairtrade Shop from 1st to 3rd March 2017.
The shop will be selling pocket money items, with most items being priced
at £1.00. If pupils would like to buy something from our shop,
they should bring money with them on one (or all!) of those days.
Wednesday 1st , Thursday 2nd
and Friday 3rd march 2017
Fairtrade shop open tomorrow. Pupils have a chance to buy a Fairtrade item with pocket money! Prices range from 50p-£3
Just a little update for you! We have counted our grand total for this morning’s coffee morning and it is (DRUM ROLL!!)……..
Wow!! This is our grand total from the coffee morning and we still have to take money from this to pay the Eglinton Arms and cover a few other costs however we have a few other totals to add to this from smaller events in school and still hope that our Micro-Tyco total for Wildhearts will be over £1000.
Thank you so much for this morning. The Coffee Morning has been the talk of the village today and we have a couple of calls to the school over lunch time with people praising the event and the venue. Thanks to all the staff that helped us today and a huge thank you to the chef for the delicious cakes (which have gone down a treat with parents, pupils and especially the staff which were treated over lunch time, for a small cost!!)
Young Scot is looking for committed and passionate young people (aged 8-26) from all over Scotland to become part of Communic18 – our group for Co-design Champions for the Year of Young People 2018.
The champions will be at the heart of planning and delivering key aspects of the Year of Young People 2018, as well as supporting Children in Scotland, Scottish Youth Parliament and Young Scot to ensure the year is co-designed with young people. They will be involved in main decisions about the year, including taking part in funding panels, supporting local Ambassadors in each local authority area, and supervising one of six of the year’s themes (Participation, Health & Wellbeing, Education, Culture, Equality & Discrimination, Enterprise & Regeneration).
With their leadership the Year of Young People 2018 will provide a platform for young people to have their views heard and acted upon!
Update on Read, Write, Count
For parents the prize is a personal Read, Write, Count Goodie bag filled with books, games and activities for all the family to enjoy.
The deadline to complete these is Tuesday 28 February. If you are a parent of a P2 or 3 child please also complete the parent survey too: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FCP6MQN
Secondly, Scottish Government have asked me to pass on some information about their new parental involvement campaign, Future Me. Please see attached leaflet and details below.
Read, Write, Count’s new parental engagement campaign, ‘Future Me’ launches on 20th February. Future Me, as part of Read, Write, Count, asks parents and carers to talk to their children to discover what their children’s hopes and dreams are, to share those dreams on our Future Me wall and make a promise to do all they can to help their child realise their ambitions. It’s about what’s important to the children of Scotland, and parents making a commitment to help their child imagine a great future and live out those dreams. Future Me’s wall will preserve those dreams, and build a picture of Scotland’s children’s hopes and ambitions – a country that believes every child has the right to succeed, regardless of their circumstances.
A copy of the leaflet which will be delivered to schools during week commencing 20 February, is attached.
We feel that Future Me will help parents understand that learning together is useful and purposeful, we want them to feel positive, confident and optimistic about learning together and to engage in their children’s learning journey. By taking part in Future Me together families become closer, the child feels supported by their parent and the parent feels empowered to make a lasting difference to their child’s future, whatever they imagine that to be.
Lastly, thank you for all your support over the past year with the launch of Read, Write, Count. I look forward to working with you all again this year too!
The next parent equalities forum will take place on 19 January at 7pm in Mearns Castle HS.
There was a power cut this morning at 8.45am. Power is back on at Eaglesham Primary School and Nursery Class. This may happen again so can you please keep checking Twitter and website for updates. For safety reasons, you may be required to pick up your child.
School admissions, pupil transfers from primary to secondary and placing requests will be administered in line with the new arrangements from January 2017 and beyond. Any placing request applications for school places in academic session 2017-18 submitted before January 2017 will be accepted however, please note that they will be processed in line with the new policy; there will be no need for parents/carers to submit another application.
As part of the changes to our arrangements, an online facility is now available for the submission of placing requests; please find the link below:
This link will be found under the Parent tab
EPS – 20th & 21st December arrangements
Just a reminder that there is an early lunch tomorrow at 12.15pm (20th Dec) as the pupils will be going to the Church service in the afternoon. The service starts at 1.30pm and parents are welcome to attend. Pupils should wear shirt & tie and school/dark jackets.
Please remember that the school & nursery close at 2.30pm on Wednesday 21st December and reopens on Thursday 5th January 2017. The nursery doors will be open from 2.15pm for parents to collect children – if parents have school children to collect at 2.30pm they should pick up nursery children first.
The sportscotland Gold School Sport Award is a national initiative that is designed to encourage schools to continuously improve physical education and sport. The award also encourages sporting links between schools and the communities around them.
Eaglesham Primary, Giffnock Primary, Braidbar Primary, St John’s Primary, Thornliebank Primary and Mearns Castle High are the latest schools in the area to achieve this award.
A total of 14 schools in East Renfrewshire now hold gold status. With these latest awards, the Woodfarm cluster becomes the first in the area to all reach this level of sporting excellence.
Stewart Harris, Chief Executive of sportscotland added: I would like to congratulate all of the staff and pupils at these East Renfrewshire schools for putting physical education and sport at the heart of their school and local community. They should all be extremely proud of this fantastic achievement.”
To achieve a bronze or silver sportscotland School Sport Award, schools self-assess their current practice. However, to gain gold status an extensive external assessment is also carried out by an independent panel of experts.
The award aims to put sport at the heart of each school and its wider community. The Award also encourages schools to ensure there are opportunities for all children and young people to engage, participate and reach their potential in this area.
P5, 6 & 7 Developing Young Workforce initiative
Students from South Lanarkshire College will be visiting P5, 6 and 7 pupils on Tuesday 13th December as part of our Developing the Young Workforce initiative. They will be discussing jobs within the make-up industry, including special effects make-up. There may be demonstrations of make-up techniques – if your child is allergic to any products and unable to participate please let the school know as soon as possible.