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Pupil Resource Packs

Good morning everyone and a Happy New Year!

Online learning will begin on Monday 11th January, as a result, we have prepared pupil resource packs that can be collected from the school today.  The resource packs contain paper, jotters, pencils, login details and other essential requirements for your child to participate fully in online learning.

The packs can be collected from outside the pupil entrance to the school and will be arranged in class groupings.

To stop over congestion in the playground we are allocating a time slot based on the first letter of your surname.  We have also included an open collection time in case your allocated slot is not suitable.

A to H   1pm – 130pm

I to O   130pm – 2pm

P to Z   2pm – 230pm

Open Collection   230pm – 3pm

If you or your child are unable to collect a pack at any of these times then please contact the school to arrange an alternative time to collect  your child’s resource pack.

Please note that any pupil who was required to self isolate during last term has already received their pack.

A text will also be sent to all main contacts confirming collection times.

 

A further letter detailing all arrangements for online learning will be posted online today with a link to the letter sent via text as well.

 

Kind regards

Mr G T Mothersole

Acting Head Teacher

Information for Parents/Carers

The school office will close at 2.30pm today until Wednesday 6th January. If you have to phone to let us know that your child has tested positive for COVID 19, please be advised that Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board (PHPU) will share this information with us. If we are advised that your child has displayed symptoms and/or tested positive within 48 hours of being in school someone will be in touch to gather information about close contacts.

Christmas Lunch!

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We  had a lovely time eating together for the first time in a long time! The music was playing, the tinsel was on the tables and the children had a great time!

It was just

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A big

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to all the kitchen staff for helping organise this.

Merry Christmas everyone!

£100 winter hardship payment for low-income families (Reminder)

Scottish government have confirmed that children in primary and secondary school who receive a free school meal on the basis of low income are eligible for an additional £100 winter hardship payment. We encourage parents whose child is eligible for a free school meal to apply this week so they can receive this payment – www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmealsandclothinggrants

Anyone who has previously applied for a free school meal for this school year (2020-21) will receive the payment directly into their bank account before Christmas. Anyone who applies between Monday 30 November and Friday 18 December will receive this payment by mid-January at the latest.

P1-P3 pupils are not automatically eligible for this payment as every child receives a free school meal regardless of their family’s circumstances. We would urge all families on low incomes with a P1-P3 child to apply for free school meals by Friday 18 December.

Nursery children of low-income parents aren’t entitled to the winter hardship payment, but are entitled to the £27 free school meal payment to cover the festive break. If you are eligible, please apply at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmealsandclothinggrants

Further information on the COVID winter hardship payment (£100 per child) can be found on Scottish Government’s website.

Christmas News Items

This year due to the current restrictions pupils will not be able to exchange Christmas cards in the school.  They are, however, going to be creating a  class digital message to be shared throughout the school.

Our Christmas Lunch is being held on Thursday, 10 December, pupils can wear something Christmassy (hat, tinsel, hair band, jumper etc) to make things even more festive.

The Joint Campus Christmas Jumper Day is being held on Friday, 11 December.  Again, pupils can wear something Christmassy, it does not necessarily have to be a jumper.  As explained above it can be a hat, tinsel etc.

 

Christmas Lunch – Thursday 10th December (CCPS)

02/12/20

Dear Parent/Carer,

We are delighted to inform you that we will be offering our traditional Christmas Lunch to pupils next week.

Option 1 – Turkey and all the trimmings
Option 2 – Steak Pie
Option 3 – Vegetarian Christmas meal
Option 4 – Sandwiches (Choice of ham/cheese/tuna)

Some important information:

  • Christmas lunch will be available to pupils in Cochrane Castle Primary School only on Thursday 10th December (On this day, pupils in St David’s will only have a sandwich option)
  • Christmas lunch will be available to pupils in St David’s Primary School only on Friday 11th December (On this day, pupils in Cochrane Castle will only have a sandwich option)
  • Christmas lunch will be served in the Dining Hall – lunches will be staggered and seating plans will be created by staff to ensure the safety of all during this time. Pupils will be served at the table to avoid any queuing situations and entry/exit will be controlled via a one-way system.
  • Pupils are still welcome to bring a packed lunch on these days if they prefer.
  • Christmas lunches must be pre-ordered. Please discuss the options with your child at home and help them to choose their preferred option. We will take orders from pupils this Friday, 4th December, in school.

If you have any questions about the information in this letter, please get in touch with the school via the usual method.