As we come to the end of another school year we have some staff sadly leaving us and others coming to join the Kirkshaws family.
Today will be Miss Watson, Miss Reid and Miss McPhail’s last day. All three teachers will be moving to other NLC primary schools in August. We will miss them all VERY much, but we wish them well in their new posts and we know they will be fabulous wherever they go. Our loss is most definitely a huge gain for these other schools. They are leaving behind young minds that are all the richer for their influence! Thank you, ladies!
However, it is not all upsetting news… we will be welcoming Miss Curley back to Kirkshaws after her short spell at OMPS and we will also be delighted to have Mrs Canning back following her recent Maternity Leave. In addition, we are looking forward to getting to know Miss Brownlie who will be teaching P.3/2 next year. All 3 ladies have been in to visit over recent weeks and they can’t wait to get started after the holidays.
PANTOMIME 2022 – CINDERELLA
I KNOW this is ridiculously early to start talking about Christmas (oh yes it is!!) but I want to give you as much warning as possible. We are booked to go to the Motherwell Pantomime for the first time in 3 years!! In that time the cost of both the theatre and transport have gone up considerably (like everything else!). We are still looking for the cheapest quotes for buses, but at the moment, it looks as though the ticket price will be around £15. If you have more than one child at the school, we will work with you to reduce the cost for siblings. I know this is a lot of money, so I don’t want to spring it on you with short notice. A letter with full details will be issued on our first week back in August, as the theatre is looking for full payment in September.
Remember, school finishes at 1pm today. Our nursery closes at the usual time, but if you wish to collect your child earlier this can be arranged with nursery staff.
Pupils return to school and nursery on Wednesday 17th August, when Breakfast Club, Nursery and School all start at the usual times.
We look forward to welcoming our new P.1 pupils at 9.30am on their first TWO days, allowing them a quieter start to their first mornings.
All that remains is for me to wish you a safe and happy holiday. Thank you for your partnership through the smiles, celebrations, tears and dramas of the recent months! Every day is not perfect, but that is what family-life is all about… working together to find a solution to what life throws at us. I look forward to continuing to work with you in August and beyond!