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Colour Run 21st September

This is a family colour run open to all.  Pupils of St. Thomas’ Primary will receive a free ticket in exchange for a sponsor form – these tickets will be given out tomorrow.
Everyone attending the colour run must have a ticket – parents/carers can purchase these at pta-events.co.uk/stthomaspta

Children 12 and under should be accompanied by a responsible adult for the duration of their time at the Colour Fest and remain the responsibility of that adult at all times.

The colour powder to be used has been certified as non-toxic and should wash out from clothing.  Nevertheless, as a precaution, we recommend that old clothes and shoes should be worn along with sunglasses or goggles to protect eyes.  Pale clothing will show off the colours better and we have plain and specially-printed white t-shirts available to buy on the website should you wish to do so.

Children and adults with respiratory issues such as asthma are recommended to ensure they have their inhaler with them (there will be no access to the school office) and disposable dust masks will be available on the day should you feel this necessary.

There will be qualified first-aiders there on the day and an event safety plan has been filed with ERC.

We hope that this will be a fun family day for the whole village and that our children will make some extra special memories!

Consent and sponsor forms were issued with the annual forms, but if you require another form please reply to this email or phone the school office.

Thank you for your support,
St. Thomas’ PTA

Parents’ Evening Booking System

Our first Parents’ Evening is on Thursday 10th October and appointments can be made online.  Please go to https://stthomasneilston.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/ to book your appointment and please use this parents’ guide to help you through the process.  Every child in school on Friday 6th September was given a parents’ guide home with them.

Appointments will go live on Sunday 8th September at 3pm and will remain open until Wednesday 2nd October at 3pm. 

Please do not worry if you experience a problem – telephone the school office or pop in and we will help.

Meet the Teacher

‘Meet the Teacher’ workshop is on Thursday 29th August.  Our teachers are keen to meet as many of you as possible. This is an opportunity for us to share important information with you, seek feedback and have an informal chat.

Class presentation: 3.15 – 3.30pm
Class Drop-in:  3.30-3.45pm

Class presentation (repeated): 3.45-4pm
Class Drop-in: 4pm-4.15pm

For families with more than two children, please make use of the drop in slots and teachers will be happy to speak with you then.

As always please contact the school if times/dates cause any difficulties and we will do our best to help.

Health & Safety – MACS Users

After 8:15am the school car park at Neilston Primary is for staff access only. Those of you who use the MACS out of school service (breakfast club) will require to have exited the car park prior to this time, alternatively use the car park / streets out with the campus. The car park is a busy place at this time of day with staff arriving and deliveries taking place.

Thanks,
Mr Gillies

Important Dates 2019-20

We are awaiting our ‘Diary of Events’ to be printed, but in the meantime, please put these dates in your diary.  These are just a selection of important dates:

Thursday 29th August
‘Meet the Teacher’ at 3.15pm

Monday 2nd September
Parent Council AGM at 6.15pm in school

Monday 14th October
School closed for holiday.  Pupils return on Tuesday 22nd October (in-service day on Monday 21st)

Saturday 7th December
Christmas Fair (organised by PTA)

Wednesday 22nd April 
P7 Confirmation at 7pm in St. Mirin’s Cathedral

Friday 29th May
Sports Day

Saturday 6th June
P4 First Communion at 10am

Saturday 13th June
Summer Fun Day (organised by PTA)