Free School Clothes

We have a collection of school clothes available to parents free of charge. Some items have been donated by parents and others have been collected from lost property. They will be available at parent’s night next week, or alternatively you can call in at the school via the main office to view what is available.
We have jumpers, cardigans, jackets, blazers, skirts, pinafores, trousers, white shirts, yellow dresses and a small number of polo-shirts.

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We are running out of space to store for these items so anything that is left following parent’s night, will be added to our next “Bags for School” collection.

Harvest Collection for Airdrie Foodbank

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This year our Harvest Collection will be for the Airdrie Foodbank (Trussell Trust). They are in urgent need of the following items:
Pasta
Rice
Tinned tomatoes
Tinned fish
Tinned meat
Sugar
Tea
Coffee
Cereal
Toiletries
Nappies

They will also welcome donations of:
UHT or powdered milk
Fruit juice (long life cartons)
Tinned puddings
Biscuits
Snacks
Sauces
Soup
Jam
Tinned fruit

Your contribution should be made before the Harvest assembly on the 14th October. They will all be gratefully received.

Open Mornings

Thanks to those parents who were able to attend the Loch Tay open morning. Your child should have brought home an evaluation for you to complete. Please return this to the school. Your comments are of value to us and help us to plan future events.

The next open morning will take place this Thursday (29th September) 9.30-1.30 and is for pupils in Loch Lomond Base (P4/5/6) with Mrs Wilson. We hope that you can attend.

The final one, for Loch Awe Base (P6/7) is scheduled for Thursday 27th October, again between 9.30 and 10am.

Free School Meals/Payment of School Meals

A letter from NLC regarding school meals has been added to the letters section in the parent area of this blog. It outlines the process for applying for free school meals and the payment process for those not entitled to free meals.

Loch Awe Homework

Pupils in Loch Awe were issued with a fresh homework pack today. We did discuss the following, but in case of any confusion, here is some more information:

Please copy the missing word sheet into the jotter.
Please do a total of 2 spelling activities- one each week. This week’s rule is that “u” always follows “q”. Pupils should check the words they have chosen are spelled correctly before completing any task.
There will be a different rule and different set of words for next week’s task.
Pupils can write on the maths sheets.
Pupils should make a mind-map of an endangered animal of their own choice. Pupils will need to research this and this is the reading element of this homework block. The mind map should be recorded in the jotter.

All work to be handed in by 30th September.

The standard of the homework for Block 1 was high and the return rate was excellent. Thanks for your on-going report.

Parental Engagement Survey

The authority’s Parental Engagement Strategy is currently being revised.

As well as reviewing the practice since the introduction of the Parental Involvement Act 2006, the revised strategy will draw on schools’ current and intended relationship with parents.

To that end a survey has been created for parents to reflect and comment on current practice and suggest how parental engagement might be improved.

For Parents:

[ https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NLparentssep2016 ]https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NLparentssep2016

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who has handed in their donations to the school. We are now so close to our target of £600 with £599.90 being raised so far. If you still have donations to hand in, please do so by the end of the week. This will allow us to order the online teaching resources as soon as possible. Thanks again!

Roald Dahl Day

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Today, pupils in Loch Awe and Loch Lomond took part in learning activities to celebrate Roald Dahl day.

Active Schools Football Festival

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This team had great fun at the Active Schools festival at St Margaret’s/Airdrie Leisure Centre this morning. Overall, they played well as a team and supported each other well. Next steps are to develop physical stamina and maintain focus and concentration for longer periods of time. Keep up the good work!

Loch Tay Talks

We are looking forward to hearing pupils in Loch Tay class presenting their 2 minute talks about The Human Body to their class on Thursday 15th September or Tuesday 20th September!

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