We started our week with The Bear Hunt Show performed by Aiken Drum – there was lots of singing and audience participation and both our Primary 1 classes and nursery children enjoyed it tremendously. Thanks again to all the lovely parents who raised the money for this event with a brilliant tea party full of delicious home baking, last year.
Our first forest school group headed to Barloch Moor for a Risk Assessment session today. They will be back there next Monday for the full session of outdoor fun.
Thursday is SFA Football coaching day for our Pre-school children.
This Friday, we are having a special Purple Day in nursery. Primary 4 have asked us to take part in a fundraiser they are doing for The Royal Children’s Hospital. We are to dress up, either in purple, or in anything we feel like and make a donation for the Hospital. We are going to have purple snack, purple sand, purple water and purple play dough and we have to create a big purple work of art for Primary 4 to show that we have taken part.
Friday Evening is the PTA Halloween Disco.
Next Monday – 28th October – Julie is holding her first informal Tea And Talk session, for parents. This first meeting is a consultation session, she is going to see what topics or issues interest parents and look at what she might be able to offer in the forthcoming sessions. Please come along between 9.30 and 10.30, if you are able to, and have a chat and a cuppa! If you would prefer a one to one meeting with Julie about any parenting issue, please just speak to her on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday to arrange a suitable time.
On Wednesday and Friday of next week – 30th Oct and 1st November, there will be individual and family photographs taken of our children. Times for this still need to be confirmed and we will let you know when these will be taken. If your child does not attend on a Wednesday or Friday, you are welcome to bring them in to be photographed.
On Tuesday 29th October Lynn will be starting her Families Connect sessions in Nursery, between 9.30 and 10.30 am. These are an opportunity to come in and have some fun with your child, working on special, fun projects. If your child does not normally attend on a Tuesday morning, it is still possible to come along with your child for the session.
A special appeal from staff – PLEASE LABEL ALL YOUR CHILD’S CLOTHES – particularly hats and gloves. We are getting in to “Hats and Gloves” weather, and it is so easy for things to go missing. If you could put your wee one’s hat and gloves into their nursery bag when you bring them in, it would really lessen the risk of losing them. Another tip – for gloves – is to attach them together on an elastic and put them through the arms of your child’s jacket. This makes them impossible to lose. Our lost property box is to the left of the inner door, in the nursery vestibule. Anything we can’t find a name on ends up in there. If you have lost anything, it is worthwhile having a wee look in there first.
We have some exciting new books in our Lending Library. If you have already borrowed a book, why not bring it back and take out one of our new ones. If you have not borrowed one before, please have a look – if you would like to try a story bag, these are round the back of the library in coloured bags. There is a limited supply of these so if you would particularly like to borrow one and there are none, let us know and we will keep one for you, when one is returned.