The Parents’ Evening Online System Survey

The Parents’ Evening survey has been reopened. Although we have had some feedback, we need to hear from more parents. What did you think of the new online system? Give us your views! We appreciate your support and the survey will only take 2 minutes.

https://getinvolved.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/education/parents-evening-system-1/

 

School Closure

Scottish Government advice for tomorrow is: ‘Do not travel’. As a result, Eaglesham Primary School and Nursery Class will be closed on Wednesday 28th of February. We will update the website and our twitter accounts tomorrow with information regarding Thursday. Please also follow East Renfrewshire Council’s social media platforms for the latest information.

Drop off and collection

If the ice in the playgrounds do not clear overnight, we will open the main entrance and P1/2 entrance for children at 8.45am. Main access points will once again be gritted from the main gate to main entrance and the car park path to the P1/2 playground. Access from the rear gate at the bowling club will only be for the P1/2 playground.

With the mix of rain and a drop in temperature, both playgrounds can still be treacherous at 3pm. If this is the case we will release P1/2 children from the usual exit but P3-7 from the main door. As all managers and support staff are required to ensure all children are collected safely, please contact the office before 2.30pm if changes to your child’s collection are required.

Thank you for your support in this matter.

Office 365 ProPlus

All Glow users, can get copies of Microsoft Office 2016 to use on their home devices – PC, Mac, phones and tablets.

This will enable the use of a range of Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote etc) on up to 15 home devices without cost (the 15 licences being split as 5 for PCs and/or Macs, 5 for tablets and 5 for phones).

To do this, login to Glow, from the launch pad click the Office 365 Home tile (image below) then the “Install Office apps” button and follow the instructions.

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Toy Appeal

Christmas Toy Appeal

Amey is running a toy recycling appeal with a number of Scottish Primary Schools, to support charities providing toys for disadvantaged children who might otherwise receive no presents this Christmas. Please consider donating your old toys, books, board games and comics. This will make room for this year’s presents. Give an old toy a new home. In 2015 we filled 3 bin bags full of toys, let’s see if we can beat that this year! Please make sure that all toys donated are in good working order. Thank you for your support.

Scottish Poppy Appeal

Poppies from The Scottish Poppy Appeal will be on sale in the school as from 1st November 2017.  If you wish your child to buy one, please send your child in to school with a donation. In addition to this, P5-P7 children have been making poppy brooches at their jewellery club.  Those brooches are on sale for £1.50 each and all the proceeds will be given to Poppy Scotland.

Harvest Festival – Wednesday 25th October 2017

Our Annual Harvest Festival will be taking place on Wednesday 25th October 2017.

In previous years we have delivered bags of goodies to Senior Citizens within our community as well as donated some food to the East Renfrewshire Food Bank. This year we hope to do the same again.

If you are able to, please can you send in any of the following items:

P1 pupils should bring savoury tins (e.g. soup, beans)

P2 pupils should bring savoury tins (e.g. soup, beans)

P3 pupils should bring sweet tins (e.g. custard, fruit)

P4 pupils should bring biscuits and confectionary

P5 pupils should bring biscuits and confectionary

P6 pupils should bring tea and coffee

 P7 pupils should bring pasta and rice

 Nursery pupils should bring any food items

 Donations should be brought into school on Monday 23rd October or Tuesday 24th October.

Eastwood Park Theatre Exhibition

Eastwood Park Theatre are delighted to be able to host the Tesco Bank & National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition for Schools exhibition at Eastwood Park Theatre. The exhibition will run until 14 January 2018 with free entry. The exhibition showcases work from schools across Scotland, with the aim of encouraging school children to interact with, and be inspired by, artworks in the National Galleries of Scotland’s collection.

 

Wear Red Day

We have just received information about this year’s Show Racism the Red Card’s ‘Wear Red Day’ which takes place on Friday 6th October. This is a great chance for young people to get involved in anti-racism education, simply by wearing red!  As a Rights Respecting School, we are very happy to have the opportunity to become involved in initiatives which promote equality and diversity therefore we would like to take part in Wear Red Day 2017.

We would like all our pupils and staff to wear any red item of clothing on Friday the 6th of October. This could range from a red t-shirt to red socks or any other red accessory.

Our participation in this event is to promote the anti-racism message therefore pupils are not required to bring a donation on this occasion.

Tesco Bank & National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition for Schools Exhibition

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure are delighted to be able to host the Tesco Bank & National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition for Schools exhibition at Eastwood Park Theatre. The exhibition will run until 14 January 2018 with free entry. The exhibition showcases work from schools across Scotland, with the aim of encouraging school children to interact with, and be inspired by, artworks in the National Galleries of Scotland’s collection.

Book your tickets online.

Walk to School Week!

Walk to School Week – W/B 23rd October 2017

Dear Parents/Carer,

The Braveheart Walking Bus will be running every day during Walk to School Week! We hope that this will be another successful week of walking. Remember, even if you do not live in the village you can be dropped off at the Eaglesham shops at 8.30am in the morning. If you would like to volunteer to help with a Walking Bus during this week, please contact Mrs Johnston-Smith. A little help really does go a long way in supporting active and safe travel to school. 

The Braveheart route is led by teachers who provide high visibility waistcoats for the children to wear ensuring a safe journey to school. The Walking Bus is a great way for children to exercise whilst socialising with their peers.  It encourages all to take an active approach in their own health and well-being.  Please note that the bus will wait at each stop for a maximum of two minutes. It is parents’ responsibility to escort their children to the bus stops.  Please do not leave a child at a stop if the bus has not arrived.  As the bus is run and manned by Eaglesham volunteers, it is classed as ‘informal’.  This means that all children attending the bus remain the responsibility of their parents until they arrive in the school playground.

If your child would like to join a Walking Bus, simply turn up on the day at one of the stops that are detailed below. I look forward to seeing you there!

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Johnston-Smith

Principal Teacher

 

ROUTE 1 – Mon,Tues,Wed,Thurs & Fri.
BRAVEHEART
8:30am Stop 1 – Top of Lynn Drive

(at local shops)

8:40am Stop 2 – Outside Library
8:45am Stop 3 – Opposite Eglinton Arms
ARRIVE AT SCHOOL

 

 

 

 

Survey on early learning and childcare

Survey on early learning and childcare

Dear parent/carer ,

I am writing to let you know about a survey currently being run for the Scottish Government, and inviting you to take part in it by clicking on the link below.

What is the survey about?

The survey asks about people’s use of and views on early learning and childcare including nurseries, childminders, playgroups, or family centres.

The Scottish Government plans to increase the hours of free early learning and childcare available to 3 and 4 year olds, and some 2 year olds (further details can be found at www.earlylearningandchildcare.scot). This will be a really significant change for children (and their parents and carers), and to help plan for this the Scottish Government is interested in hearing the views of households with children aged 0-5. This includes parents or carers who do not currently use early learning and childcare.

Giving your views

You can complete the survey online at www.bit.ly/elc-survey.

Everyone taking part has the option to be entered into a draw to win one of 10 x £100 cash prizes.

The survey is voluntary, but your responses will help the Scottish Government plan for the increase in free early learning and childcare. If you feel that you are not the right person in your household to take part, you can pass this letter on to someone else. If you know of anyone else who might be interested in the survey, or if for example you are a member of a relevant Facebook group, please also feel free to pass on the link to the survey.

The survey is strictly confidential. The Scottish Government have asked Craigforth (independent researchers) to run the survey, and no-one outside Craigforth will know who has taken part or have access to individual responses.  Reporting of survey results will also make sure that no-one taking part can be identified.

Questions?

If you would like to talk to someone about the survey, or if you would prefer to complete the survey by phone, you can contact Chris Thornton or Louise Blair at Craigforth on Freephone 0800 027 2245 or email survey@craigforth.co.uk.

Parental Involvement Survey

Through this short survey Scottish Government would like you to help them find out what matters to parents about their school and their child’s education, focusing on what needs to be done to make the improvements we all want to see.

The survey will close on October 16th and will inform the annual report for the National Improvement Framework parental involvement driver.

 

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