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JANUARY NEWSLETTER 2017

Dear Parents/ Carers,

It is great to see everyone returned safe and well after the festive break.

 ParentPay

Parent Pay is now up and running in the school with great success. The majority of families have now signed up for this. Any family still experiencing difficulty signing up should contact the school office staff for advice and support.

How does ParentPay help You?

  • Provides the freedom to make payments to school whenever and wherever you like, enabling you to pay for school meals, school excursions and school items.
  • No longer a need to write cheques or send cash to school, ParentPay is quick and easy to use.
  • Helps with budgeting; payments are immediate; there is no waiting for cheques to clear.
  • Payments for many of the larger excursions can be made by instalments up to the due date.
  • With automated email alerts you will be notified when payments are due and when your child’s account has insufficient funds.

Pantomime
Robin Hood came to visit and the children had a brilliant time singing along to modern songs coupled with a classic tale.

Scots Fortnight
Our Scots Fortnight has been a great success with pupils enjoying the opportunity to experience a range of activities:

  • All stages from P1-P7 have enjoyed a visit to Celtic Connections
  • All pupils from P1-7 were entertained by Amy Lord, Scots Language/Song specialist
  • P6 pupils planned, prepared and delivered Scottish assemblies for the whole school
  • Pupils from P1- 6 participated enthusiastically in their stage Ceilidh organised by Miss McArdle
  • P7 pupils organised and performed at their very own Burns Supper!
  • Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day

Primary 4 children took part in a ‘Go Orange for a Day’ to raise awareness of Muscular Dystrophy. Pupils wore something orange to school and brought in a small donation for Muscular Dystrophy UK. All classes participated in fun activities and raised £133.56 for this charity. Well done!!

 

Drop In Surgery
The ASN Drop In Surgery is proving very successful. Starting on 13th Jan, every two weeks, parents have the opportunity to pop in and have a chat with Mrs Cochrane, ASN Coordinator. The Drop In Session starts at 9.05 and finishes at 10.

Catholic Education Week
The Catholic Education Week theme this year is Developing as a Community of Faith and Learning. All stages will dedicate their learning to this during week commencing 12th-18th February. Pupils will be involved in the 10am Mass at St Joseph’s doing readings etc. on Sunday 19th February.

Yours sincerely

Josephine McGrotty HT Acting

Dates for the Diary 2017

 

February  
1st P4/5 – Celtic Connections
10th In-Service Day- pupils do not attend school
13th, 14th, 15th Holiday
16th School re-opens
21st ,22nd, 23rd P1 and P7 Dental Inspections
March  
1st Ash Wednesday
8th and 9th Parents’ Evening
11th/12th P4 Communion Enrolment Mass – St Joseph’s
14th P4 First Reconciliation – St Joseph’s
14th and 15th School Photographs- individuals/families
16th P4 First Reconciliation – Holy Name
16th P3 Stage Mass
20th P4 First Reconciliation – St Vincent’s
22nd P6 Easter Cantata
28th P7 National Entitlement Card photo session
29th P4 school trip – Edinburgh Zoo
31st School Closes – 2:30pm
April  
3rd – 14th Holiday
17th Easter Monday Holiday- school closed
18th School re-opens
26th St Mirin’s Confirmation
30th Holy Name Confirmation
May  
1st May Day Holiday
4th Election Day- school closed
5th First Friday Mass – P5
6th First Communion – St Joseph’s

P4a/d – 10am, P4b/c – 12:30pm

6th First Communion – St Vincent’s – 10am
7th First Communion – Holy Name
8th St Vincent’s Confirmation
14th First Communion – Holy Name
18th P2 stage mass
25th Sports Day
26th and 29th Holiday
30th In-service Day – pupils do not attend school
31st School re-opens
June         
2nd First Friday Mass – P4
3rd Summer Fayre
27th School Closes – 1pm

Christmas 2016 Newsletter

Nativities
There has been a wonderful atmosphere around the school as we have prepared for the Nativities. Thanks to all staff and pupils from P1-P5 for all their hard work and dedication– their performances were fantastic and certainly helped prepare the school community to celebrate Christmas.

P7 Enterprise Day
Thanks also the P7 staff and pupils for organising a whole day of activities, competitions and events for all pupils. A staggering £5, 270 was raised on the day which will be donated to various local and national charities including Syrian Refugees (via SCIAF), Nil By Mouth, Mary’s Meals, Age Scotland, SupERkids and Cosgrove Care. Well done!

PSA
The PSA have worked hard this term in organising Reindeer Day, PSA Fayre and selling tea towels at P1 and P7.

An overwhelming £7,000 was raised for school funds and will go towards Science workshops, subsiding school trips and buying playground games. A huge thank you to the PSA for all their hard work and to the school community for supporting these ventures!

Congratulations to:

  • Orlaith O’Donnell came 3rd in the road safety competition. Her brilliant drawing is included in the annual East Renfrewshire calendar. It can be found within the month of November.
  • Marwa Sattar received a highly commended certificate in the road safety competition.
  • Holly Cochrane was a runner up in Jackson Carlaw’s Christmas Card Competition.
  • Lily Cook won the Ashleigh Building Company Competition to design her dream house.
  • Badminton team is through to the Renfrewshire finals.

Registration
The Education Committee yesterday approved the recent consultation on proposed new arrangements to school admissions, the transfer of pupils from primary to secondary school and placing requests.

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 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:

http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/placingrequest

ParentPay
All parents/carers have now received their Activation Letter. All parents are requested to use our e-payment method to pay for dinner money, trips etc. This can be done online using a very secure website called ParentPay or in cash at local stores where you see the PayPoint Logo. This system is now live. The current cash machine will still be available to use for the moment for the children to top up lunch money.

Dates for Your Dairy

Thursday 5th January School reopens at 9am
Tuesday 10th January School Pantomime Robin Hood
Friday 10th February In Service Day- pupils do not attend
Monday 13th-Wednesday 15th February Mid-term break
Thursday 16th February School re-opens
Friday 31 March School closes at 2.30pm

Newsletter 29th February 2016

Dear Parents/Carers

As we make our religious journey through this Lenten period here at Our Lady of the Missions Primary School and look forward to the great celebration of Easter this is a good opportunity to reflect on the term so far and to update the school community on activities and developments taking place here in our school. Continue reading Newsletter 29th February 2016

Newsletter 18th December 2015

Dear Parent/Carer

May I once again thank you for your tremendous support throughout the year and particularly over recent weeks. The school has been extremely busy with fetes, free days, concerts, Nativity Plays and parties. The season of Advent has been truly meaningful as we prepare to celebrate the great feast of Christmas. Continue reading Newsletter 18th December 2015

Newsletter 26th February 2015

As we begin our religious journey through this Lenten period here at Our Lady of the Missions Primary School and looking forward to the great celebration of Easter this is a good opportunity to reflect on the term so far and to update the school community on activities and developments taking place here in our school. Continue reading Newsletter 26th February 2015

Newsletter 16th December 2014

Dear Parent/Carer

May I once again thank you for your tremendous support throughout the year but particularly over recent weeks. The school has been extremely busy with Christmas concerts, Nativity Plays and parties. The season of Advent has been truly meaningful as we prepare to celebrate the great feast of Christmas. Continue reading Newsletter 16th December 2014

Newsletter – 28th August 2014

Dear Parent/Carer

 Our Primary 1 pupils have certainly settled well to their first taste of school life and our senior pupils in Primary 7 are thoroughly enjoying their roles as buddies and monitors!

We look forward to a very productive, successful and happy session 2014 – 15 and encourage all parents to take a full and active part in the life of our school. Continue reading Newsletter – 28th August 2014

Dates for your Diary April-June 2014

Date Event
Monday 28th April P7 Confirmation – St Vincent’s 7.30pm
Tuesday 29th April P7 Confirmation – Holy Name  7.00pm
Wednesday 30th April P7 Giffnock Library visit
Thursday 1st May P7 Confirmation – St Mirin’s Cathedral 7.00pm
Friday 2nd May P7 Day at the Movies
Monday 5th May MAY DAY HOLIDAY – SCHOOL CLOSED
Tuesday 6th May P7 Mass of Thanksgiving – St Andrew’s Cathedral 10.30amPSA Meeting 7.00pm
Wednesday 7th May P7 St Ninian’s Library visit
Thursday 8th May P7 Information Evening – St Ninian’s High School
Friday 9th May P7 Scottish Parliament Visit
Monday 12th May Commonwealth Fun Day – further information to follow
Tuesday 13th May Commonwealth Fun DayP7 Rotary Quiz
Thursday 15th May New entrants P1 Open Afternoon for Parents
Saturday 17th May P4 First Communions – St Joseph’s Parish
Saturday 17th May P4 First Communions – St Vincent’s Parish 10am Mass
Monday 19th May – Wednesday 21st May Health Week
Tuesday 20th May P7 Maths ChallengeP1a & 1b Giffnock Library
Wednesday 21st May P1c & 1d Giffnock LibraryP7 Induction Day – St Ninian’s High School
Thursday 22nd May EUROPEAN ELECTIONS – SCHOOL CLOSED
Friday 23rd May SCHOOL CLOSED
Sunday 25th May P4 First Communions – Holy Name Parish
Monday 26th May SCHOOL CLOSED
Tuesday 27th May IN-SERVICE DAY – SCHOOL CLOSED
Thursday 29th May Parent Council Meeting 7.00pm
Monday 2nd June P1a & P1d – Kelvingrove Art Galleries
Tuesday 3rd June PSA Meeting 7.00pm
P4 Mass of Thanksgiving- St Joseph’s Church
Thursday 5th June P1b & P1c – Kelvingrove Art Galleries
Saturday 7th June Summer Fete
Tuesday 10th June New Entrants Open Afternoon for parents and children P1a & P1c
Wednesday 11th June New Entrants Open Afternoon for parents and children P1b, P1d & P1e
Thursday 12th June Parent Council Meeting – 7.00pm
Tuesday 17th June P7 Leavers’ Mass – St Joseph’s Church 7.00pm
Thursday 19th June SPORTS DAY
Monday 23rd June P7 Leavers’ Ceilidh
Wednesday 25th June SCHOOL CLOSES AT 1.00PM FOR SUMMER HOLIDAYS