Auchinloch Primary School and Nursery Class

May 4, 2021
by Mrs Marshall
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Dates for your Diary – Term 4

Monday 3rd May HOLIDAY
Thursday 6th May INSERVICE DAY (Nursery & School closed)
Fri 28th – Mon 31st (inc) HOLIDAY
Tuesday 1st June New P1 Parent Transition Evening
Thu 3rd – Fri 4th June Photo Days (Individual, Siblings & stage photos taken)
Tuesday 8th June Rooms 1 and 2 Fun Day
Wednesday 9th June Nursery Fun Day

Rooms 3 & 4 Fun Day

Friday 11th June Sports Day

End of year reports to Parents

Tuesday 15th June P7 Transition Day to Chryston HS

(as yet, we have no dates from Lenzie Academy)

Wednesday 16th June Pre-School Graduation Day
w/c Monday 21st June Graduation video and photos emailed home.
Thursday 24th June 12:45pm: Nursery Closes for Summer

1pm: School Closes for Summer

Monday 16th August 8.45am: Nursery Reopens for children

9.00am: School reopens for children

 

May 4, 2021
by Mrs Marshall
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Transition from Nursery to Primary One

On Tuesday 27th April we will hold our first ‘Transition Tuesday’. For 6 weeks, our pre-school children will be getting ready for school with a programme developed around Julia Donaldson’s Everywhere Bear. Each week there will be different activities going on in nursery that can be developed at home too. This is a North Lanarkshire wide programme, but we are working closely with our Chryston Cluster partners to ensure
equity for all children starting P1 in August. We are unable to run our normal P1 induction days, but we will make sure our pre-schoolers have lots of opportunities this term to explore the wider school and get to know Room 1. On Tuesday 1st June at 6.30pm, there will be an online parent workshop where you can find out what Primary 1 will look like for your child and ask any questions.

May 4, 2021
by Mrs Marshall
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90th Anniversary of Auchinloch Primary School

Our school building turned 90 during the spring break and we feel it is important to mark the occasion, albeit in a COVID safe way. The children have been learning about the school building and the village. We are so grateful to one of our parents whose business, 1st Class Trophies and Awards Ltd, created and gifted every child and member of staff with a pin badge to commemorate the school’s 90th anniversary. We hope the children will wear these with pride as we continue our celebrations into next week. Thank you also to the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and former pupils from the village who have emailed or dropped in old photographs for the children to see and share. If you have any photos you’d like to share, please email them to Ms McCrossan on gw09mccrossanmegan@glow.sch.uk

January 6, 2021
by Mrs Marshall
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Registration of Infant Beginners 2021

Registration of Infant Beginners 2021

A new system for Registration of Infant Beginners has been put in place to support our ongoing response to COVID-19.  A new online registration form has been created and guidelines are below.  A deadline of 22nd January 2021 has been set for return of all forms.

Enrolment and Placing Request forms are now available for parents/carers to complete online and email to individual schools.    Completed enrolment forms should be sent directly with accompanying evidence (each child’s birth certificate and proof of address in the form of the current council tax bill/utility bill) must be produced by parents/carers for schools to process and emailed to  enquiries@auchinloch.n-lanark.sch.uk . Placing request forms can be emailed to ef.placingrequests@northlan.gov.uk

Transport forms are also available online and paper copies can be requested from ef.transport@northlan.gov.uk

Choosing a school booklet can be downloaded from the Scottish Government website www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/11/10093528/0.

Parents/carers who wish to make an early entry request should contact their catchment area school for an application form or download from www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk following the links for ‘Early Entry Requests’.

Children who attain the age of 5 years between 1 March 2021 and 28 February 2022 should register for starting Primary 1 in August 2021.

November 13, 2020
by Ms McCrossan
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Dates for your Diary: November/December 2020

The next few weeks are going to be busy, please note the following dates for your diary…

Friday 13th November: Interim Reports home

Monday 16th November: Inservice Day (school closed to pupils)

Monday 30th November: St Andrew’s Day – children can add a bit of tartan to their school uniform if they want. Eg. Tartan ribbon, tie, shirt etc.

Friday 11th December: Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper day. Pupils can wear their Christmas jumper to school/nursery and enjoy Christmas lunch with their classmates. If you haven’t already, please complete the form to order lunch for each of your children. https://bit.ly/2GUZoeH

Christmas Party and Panto Week

Each class will have their party in the gym hall and a Panto streamed into the class. Children can come to school dressed in their party clothes and will be given a party snack in the afternoon consisting of a carton of fruit juice, a packet of crisps and a small chocolate bar.

Mon 14th December: Room 1 Party & Panto

Tue 15th December: Room 2 Party & Panto

Wed 16th December: Room 3 Party & Panto

Thu 17th December: Room 4 Party & Panto

Fri 18th December: Nursery Party & Panto

 

Tuesday 22nd December: APS closes for Christmas holiday,

Nursery: 2.15pm

Room 1 & 2: 2.25pm

Room 3 & 4: 2.30pm

Bell times are staggered to continue to allow social distancing.

November 6, 2020
by Ms McCrossan
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Self-Isolation Home Learning

We have added a new folder on each of the class teams called “Self Isolation – Home Learning. If your child must self-isolate, please contact the school and let us know the isolation period and the reason. E.g. Contacted by Test and Protect, symptomatic household, close contact to positive case, positive COVID test result. Class teachers will then prepare and upload tasks and resources into the Self Isolation – Home Learning folder by the end of the following school day. Completed tasks can be photographed and uploaded into your child’s section in the class notebook in the same way as the weekly homework.

November 6, 2020
by Ms McCrossan
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Remembrance Day

School and Nursery

Remembrance Sunday is this Sunday, the 8th November.  We will participate in a 2-minute silence at 11am on the 11th November. Normally poppies would be on sale in the week or so leading up to it but because of COVID that can’t happen. Instead, all children are being given a poppy from Poppy Scotland and we are asking if you would still like to make a donation to either put money in the tins in supermarkets or donate to this Just Giving link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ao-lenzie

November 6, 2020
by Ms McCrossan
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Children in Need – Friday 13th November 2020

School and Nursery

Next Friday, 13th November, is BBC’s Children in Need appeal day. We are continuing the Auchinloch tradition by having a non-uniform and awareness raising fun day. We have lots of COVID compliant activities planned and we are sure it will be lots of fun, even if we can’t have our faces painted! We are still unable to accept cash to the school office so have set up a Just giving page where any donations will go directly to the charity. If you would like to donate, anonymous or otherwise, to Children in Need, please click the following link. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/apspudsey

On Friday children can dress down or wear Pudsey/spotty/yellow themed clothes.

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