Storytelling Week

https://www.sfs.org.uk/

Good Afternoon

Next week is National Story Telling week so we will be looking at stories from different cultures old and new. Reading with your child is very important to increase vocabulary and understanding. In the past we have had our parents come into school to read with classes and the children really enjoyed it. Unfortunately we are unable to invite you in but we would be delighted if you could read to our children outdoors.

I’m looking for volunteers to come into our outdoor area to read to groups of children next week. This could be a book of your choice in any language you wish. Please phone the office if you wish to be involved stating the date and time you are available.

Thank you so much for your continued support especially during these difficult times.

Karen Kelly

Happy New Year!

Good Morning!

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday. Your children seem happy and excited to be back at school.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Christmas Fayre. We were very disappointed that we could not invite families however our children had an amazing day and raised a grand total of £706 for school funds.

We also made a start towards fundraising for our ‘Wee Playground’. We are hoping to be able to create a play space for our children to explore, investigate and learn. Our Christmas raffle raised £200 and we aim to raise much more. All fundraising ideas welcome!

Christmas Jumper Day raised over £150 for our children’s charity. The ‘Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity’. We will have another fundraiser this month. Again.. all ideas welcome!

I’m hoping we can start up our family learning workshops again soon. Please comment here or contact me directly with workshops you are interested in.. online or in person.

Thank you, Keep Safe!

Karen Kelly (PT Family Learning)

 

Updated Festive Events

Due to increased restrictions there are a few changes to our Christmas Fayre. All stalls will be situated outdoors for families to visit.

In the event of unsuitable weather we will have stalls indoors. Unfortunately families will not be able to attend indoors however classes will still be able to visit to buy things.

Raffle tickets for our hampers will be on sale from Monday at £1 a ticket. Please send money with your child to school or pay via our Parent Council. Details to follow.

Christmas Jumper Day – Please drop your used Christmas jumpers off at the door of hall before Friday please. They will be sanitised and ready for recycling on Monday outside our front door. Christmas jumper day will take place on Wednesday 15th December. Please remember to bring a £1 for our children’s charity.

Items required – Please send with your child or donate at front door, Thank you!

  • Tins, sweets, toiletries for Christmas hampers
  • Chocolate bars for our chocolate tombola stall
  • Used toys for Toy stall
  • Biscuits for our tea stall
  • Raffle prizes

Thank you so much & hopefully the sun will shine on Friday 17th December between 9am – 12md.

Festive events

Good Morning!

I can’t believe it is nearly the holidays. We have lots of things planned and thank you to our parent council for helping to plan these events. Please keep a note of these so that you don’t miss anything.

At the moment our children are busy preparing for their nativity performances and creating scenes for our Nativity film. Some class have been on lots of festive outings and these will be showcased during our Nativity Film.

Festive Events

  • Visit from Reindeers

Wednesday 15th December – Each class will be allocated a time to visit the reindeers and have their photograph taken. These photographs will be on sale for £3 following the event. Families with younger siblings are invited to visit for photos from 12.20 – 1pm.

 

  • Christmas Jumper Day in aid of local charities for children

We have decided to make this on Wednesday 15th December for our reindeer visit. Children can wear a Christmas jumper or their own clothes. Please bring a £1 for our charity. We plan to have a Christmas Jumper Recycling Stall on Wednesday 8th December in the hall. Open all day for you to help yourself. Please bring in your old Christmas jumpers that are too small or used ASAP for our stall. Adult jumpers welcome too. Thank you!

 

  • Christmas Fayre 

Friday 17th December @ 9am – 11am followed by the Preview of our Nativity Film. There will be lots of interesting stalls for you to browse, some will be placed outdoors and some in the hall and of course there may be a visit from Santa! The children make their own Christmas crafts and we also need your help with donations please! Here is a list of what you could help with. Cakes & biscuits for our Tea/Coffee stall. Bars of chocolate for our Chocolate Tombola stall. Raffles prizes for our raffle. Hamper donations such as chocolates, tins, toiletries etc. (Organised by parent council). Used toys for PTC toy stall. Parent Council will run a savoury food stall and are looking for donations for that. Samosas will be available but we are looking for someone who could bake Festive Samosas, this might be putting extra festive seasoning in or adding a pastry holly to the top. All creative ideas welcome!

  • Festive events for kids in school 

Wednesday 15th December – Performance for P1 – 3 by Indepen-dance in school.

Wednesday 8th December – P4 – P7 are visiting the Tramway to attend the performance of A Christmas Carol.

Monday 20th December – Class Parties, wear your party clothes.

Wednesday 22nd December – School closes at 2.30pm until Tuesday 4th January 2022

Hoping to see you at our Christmas Fayre. Please send donations into school with your child or leave in box at front door.

Thank you for your continued support and wishing you happy & safe holidays xx

 

 

Writing workshops for parents/carers

Last year, our pupils worked with Safina Mazhar, Raisah Ahmed and Yasmin Hanif to create a collection of short stories. We launched the “We Can be Heroes” collection last Friday with great pride!
Now, these amazing writers want to work with our parents on a new collection of stories that draw on South Asian folklore and fairy tales giving them a modern twist to bring them to your children. Safina, Raisah and Yasmin all speak English, Urdu and Punjabi fluently so this is an opportunity for any parents who speak any of those languages to take part.
There are three workshops taking place this week with follow up workshops in three weeks‘ time:
Please email Mrs Brightman directly to book your place as they are limited: gw16brightmanshirleyanne@glow.ea.glasgow.sch.uk

Book week Scotland

Next week we will celebrate Book Week Scotland.

We would like to invite P1, P2 & P3 parents/Carers into school to explore their child’s free book bag from the Scottish Book Trust.

You are invited

P1 – Tuesday 16th November @ 9am – 10am

P2 – Wednesday 17th November @ 9am – 10am

P3 – Thursday 18th November @ 9am – 10am

We would also like to invite everyone to our book launch on Friday. Please click on link below for information.

book launch (1)

https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/book-week-scotland

Hope to see you at some of our exciting events.

Karen Kelly

Parent/Carer opportunity to be involved in COP 26 exhibition

Hello

As you know our COP 26 Art Exhibition will take place on Tuesday 9th November. Each class will display an installation related to their learning of climate change.

I would like to invite some parents to work with a local group to design an installation all about climate change. You will have the opportunity to contribute ideas, plan and design your art piece which will be displayed at the art exhibition.

This session will take place next Tuesday 2nd November @ 11 – 1pm (lunch will be provided). Please email me if you would be interested in joining our group.

gw13kellykatherin@glow.sch.uk

Thank you

Karen

Maths Week Session for Parents/Carers

This week is we will focus on maths activities and learning.

You are invited to come along to an informal maths session on Friday 1st October at 2.15pm. 

We will share the highlights of your child’s learning over the week and Mrs Rodger will introduce you to some new maths concepts and how you can help your child at home.

More maths sessions for parents/carers will begin in term 2.

Hope to see you there.

Thank you

Karen

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