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MMcK Parents Letter 23 June 2020

Returning to School dates:

Website link for Uniforms:

For your attention!

Parent Letter 19 June 2020

Recovery Plans for August:

Please see the links below to view the changes we are making to the school and nursery for August.

Changes to school for Aug

Recovery plan (primary)

changes to Nursery service

Recovery plan details (Nursery)


Health and Wellbeing queries

At St Francis Primary and Nursery Class we realise that the current situation can be challenging for everyone, both adults and children and we are eager to support you as best we can as we face these challenges together.

As part of our Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) our coach from Barnardo’s Scotland, who supports the implementation of the PATHS® programme in school will be taking questions relating to the Social and Emotional Health and Wellbeing of parents, children and family members.

If you or your child have any questions regarding challenges you are currently experiencing, perhaps dealing with difficult feelings or behaviors in your home or dealing with new challenges presented by staying at home, you can send us your question anonymously and we will respond. As always, if you have a particular concern regarding your child that you want to discuss please contact us directly and we will be happy to talk over the phone.


The PATHS® Programme for schools (UK Version) is a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programme which your child has been learning in school to develop vital mental health skills which they will need both now and in the future. To view more information on this programme, please click on the link below.

An introduction to PATHS® for Parents

To view our May newsletter, please click on the link below.


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Hi everyone, from today we are going to be using a new method to learn from home. This is a website/app called Showbie. If you are reading this on your own, ask a parent/carer to help you with the next few steps.
We will now be spending less time on our class blogs, and more time on Showbie. 
Using Showbie will allow you to submit work online and your teacher will be able to provide feedback. This is brand new to everyone, so let’s take our time. 
Showbie is available on any internet browser and can be downloaded as an app on iPad/iPhone. 
Click the link below and follow the instructions in our YouTube video. 
You will need to remember your own username and password and you do not need to enter an email address if you don’t want to.
Your class code will be found in your own class blog (This is really important, please write it down)

Following Spring break, a letter from Mrs Martin to all our families.

HT Letter 19 April


It is important that we stay in contact with all families throughout this time. If you have a new contact number please email

To access our Home Learing page please click on the link below

Home Learning


Doctors of the World are really pleased to be able to share with you the Coronavirus (Covid 19) advice for patients in 21 languages, which were produced in partnership with the British Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice:  English, Albanian, Dari, French, Pashto, Portuguese, Bengali, Vietnamese, Kurdish Sorani is available at the moment, but more languages coming soon: Mandarin, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Malayalam, Turkish, , Farsi, Amharic, Tigrinya, Somali

Please find them here:

Dear Parent/Carer                                              19th March 2020

You will all be aware by now that St Francis Primary School and Nursery class will be closing on Friday 20th March at 3pm.

Vital Service Workers

We are currently working on plans to ensure that we continue to provide a service to those families who work in the Vital Service’s sector. We will communicate directly to the parents that qualify for this service, once they have completed the survey communicated on Thursday 19th March. Please note this survey is a note of interest and doesn’t guarantee that this service will be provided for your family.

Remote Learning

From Monday, school staff will be providing learning resources directly via class blogs. There will be no expectation to print any resources.

This can be accessed by Googling “St Francis Primary Glasgow”. Once on the main homepage, please select the “Class Blogs” drop down menu and choose your child’s class.

At present, the class blogs do not provide the facility for feedback to pupils; however, we are currently setting up a platform in which this will be possible after Easter. Details on this will be communicated via the above class blogs in due course.

Health and Wellbeing

Over the coming weeks, your child may feel anxious given the current unprecedented situation. What our children need right now is to feel comforted and loved. Our children’s mental health is of paramount importance to us at this time and how they felt during this time will stay with them long after the schools have reopened. Please remember that staff will still be in contact, and we will endeavour to contact all our families as much as possible.


In order to maintain as much contact as possible, we would encourage you take the following steps.

– Sign up to twitter and follow – @StFrancis_PS

– Keep up to date with the school website (Instructions are above)

– You may receive phone calls from a withheld number; this could be a member of staff attempting to get in touch.

Please stay safe during these uncertain times, and remember the St Francis Family will carry on. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Joanne Martin


To all our parents/carers who work in vital services,  please complete the form below:

Coronavirus update

Please click below to read our letter regarding potential contingency plans for COVID-19

Contingency Planning 17 March COVID 19

We are currently following advice from the authority with regards to Coronavirus and have increased our hygiene measures around the school and nursery. Please see the poster below for further guidance.  Please keep checking the website and Twitter for further updates.

Family Learning Research

Parents/carers views wanted for research project

The University of Stirling is carrying out research into parental engagement on behalf of Connect (formerly the Scottish Parent Teacher Council). Specifically, the project explores why some schools have been particularly successful at engaging with families, and what can be learned from this. We are gathering evidence from teachers and families, with a focus on the nature of family, school and wider community connections. The research team identified a sample of schools across four different local authorities, and are working with schools, parents and pupils to find out more about different approaches to family-school communications.  We are asking parents at the selected schools to complete a quick online survey:  It will only take 5-10min to complete. Further details about the research, including how we handle data, can be found here:

Induction days for Primary 1 Aug 2020

To view more information about transition to Primary 1, please click on the link below:

Transition to Primary 1






Dates for your diary 19-20

Dates for your diary 2019-20

Christmas Event Dates

Superhero Diabetes Day

PTG Halloween Party times

Term 1 House Cup Winners

Congratulations to the Robins team for earning the most house points!

Primary 1 Enrolment 4th Nov – 8th Nov 19