Ho ho ho… Clarkston PTA Christmas Fayre

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The PTA hosted a super Christmas Fayre today with lots of Christmas goodies to buy and win.  A special visitor also stopped by to judge who is on the good list this year!  The choir opened the event by singing some festive songs – a lovely way to declare the fayre open.  Many thanks to the PTA for all their hard work and to all the staff and parents who generously supported the event.

Reindeer Noses

Primary Seven pupils in the Noisy Quiet Room are in the process of creating some super Christmas treats for pupils to purchase. Reindeer Noses will be on sale on Thursday, 10th of December at the cost of just £1.00. Filled with a chocolate bauble and yummy maltesers, these would make a lovely Christmas surprise!

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Christmas Fayre

UnknownClarkston PTA would like to remind you that they will be hosting our Christmas Fayre on Saturday the 5th of December. The doors will open at 11am and close at 2pm. There will be a range of visiting craft stalls as well as the traditional favourites such as raffles, tombola, kids lucky dip, glitter tattoos, bottle stall and home baking. Come along and relax with a cup of coffee and delicious home baking and don’t forget to pay a visit to Santa’s Grotto before you go!

Christmas Post Box

The Christmas Post Box begins on Monday, 7th of December. Pupils are invited to post their Christmas cards for delivery around the school. Please ensure the forename, surname and base number is written on each card to ensure the correct person receives the card. Christmas post is for school cards only. Primary 6 pupils will sort the cards and help Primary 1 pupils deliver the post each day.Unknown

Hi all, on behalf of the Parent Council, I wish to remind you all to participate in North Lanarkshire Council Budget Challenge using the link below:

Take the budget challenge

What we have already done

Over the last five years we have been forced to save more than £110million. The budget gap we anticipate – the difference between the money we expect to get and the rising demand for services we have – is more than £68million.

Each service of the council has produced options for savings. We have already made savings of nearly £23million for the next two years. That leaves £49.7million of options from which we have to save £45.6million. Now we’re asking you what you think about these.

Most of these are options to reduce, reconfigure or change services. Some of our options are around themes which apply across the council, like a review of management (where we will reduce senior posts in line with our strategic priorities), a review of advice services (where we will examine all the money advice and external funding we provide) and options for charging for services. We’ll also examine the way we use our buildings and procure the things we need to buy to deliver services.

We have worked hard to reduce the possibility of compulsory redundancy in the last few years, with staff leaving as part of early retirement and voluntary redundancy schemes, and we are determined to adopt this approach again

http://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=32043

Alternatively you can email comments to the following address:

budgetchallenge@northlan.gov.uk

Scottish Week

As part of our Scottish week celebrations the boys and girls from Base 8 have been tasting some yummy traditional Scottish foods.  On the menu was: Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, Shortbread, Oatcakes and Teacakes.  Some boys and girls surprised themselves when they enjoyed the taste of Haggis and everyone was very pleased to take home their Teacake treats.  Well done boys and girls!

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