NNC Friday Bundle 22.04.2022

Hello again everyone

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday. It has been a busy first week back- and we have loved seeing all the children and staff again!

This week, we have also been delighted to welcome our new Acting Principal Teacher to Netherlee, Miss Jennifer McCann.  Jennifer will mostly be working with Nursery and Primary 1 and we are certain that she will be a real asset to the Netherlee Community. Jennifer is looking forward to getting to know all of our wonderful Netherlee children and families in this exciting (and busy!) final term.

Nursery Play and Stay
Our Nursery Play and Stay sessions start week beginning 9th May. Sign-up sheets will be made available from next week at the nursery doors for you to choose a suitable date/time to come along to join your child having fun playing with all the wonderful experiences we enjoy in Netherlee!

Please note: As per current guidance, please be reminded that face masks should be worn when inside Nursery (unless exempt).

Forest Adventures
We are looking to restart Forest Adventures for our pre-school children. Over the coming weeks, groups of children will be given the chance to explore our great outdoors within Linn Park. If your child is going to school in August, it would be great if you could please provide a pair of wellies (or similar), kept in your child’s bag each day.  We will provide other outdoor clothing if it is needed.

Local Resident Safety Concerns
I have been asked to send another reminder regarding safety around our school and nursery. Can I please therefore ask all parents and carers to always keep the safety of everyone, children and adults alike, our top priority at all times- thank you.

“Local residents of the nearby sheltered housing complex have raised concerns about the conduct of parents whilst picking their children up from Netherlee Primary and Nursery. There is double parking, parking on dropped kerbs and the situation was described as dangerous suggesting that a child or elderly resident was going to be injured or worse. When challenged, some parents do not take to this very well or kindly.”

Sun Safety
As we approach the summer months, we ask that you provide your child with sun cream (in-date) and a sun hat (e.g. cap or similar) in bags please. These items should be labelled with your child’s name please. On particularly hot days, it would be helpful if you could apply sun cream to children before entering the nursery if possible. We will keep your child’s sun cream in nursery for re-application and safekeeping.

Donations and Eco Friendly Recycling
As you know, we are always on the lookout for opportunities to make use of any old items that may otherwise be thrown away.  We would therefore kindly ask for any of the following items if you have them and are just about to dispose of them. Thank you.

  • Newspapers
  • Plant pots
  • Junk Modelling materials (e.g. cardboard, cereal boxes). In particular, just now we are looking for toilet roll tubes to make bio-degradable plant pots.

Parent Council Meeting
The next Netherlee Primary School and Nursery Class Parent Council meeting is taking place on Zoom at 7pm on Wednesday 27th April.  All parents and carers are very welcome.  For login details please contact the parent council at netherleeparentcouncil@gmail.com.  Items to be discussed will include Head Teacher’s Report with discussion, Road Safety and annual School and Nursery Improvement Plan.” You can view the agenda here.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Yvonne Donaldson (HT), Lynn Sweeney, DHT, Jennifer McCann (PT)