Good morning everyone and welcome back.
I hope you have had a lovely, restful break.
It is lovely to see everyone coming in this morning, sharing news and looking happy to see their friends.
We had a super surprise from Michelle, Amy and Emily this morning.
They had been doing some fundraising in the holidays and have bought the school some resources to support pupils with dyslexia! What a super way to start a term. We really do have the best school community.
Michelle is also volunteering each Wednesday to help us with our school library.
Since the school has celebrated 50 years this year we are having an open afternoon on the 9th November from 2-4pm.
We will have photos, records, log books on show. We hope that many ex pupils and staff members will come along to reminisce and share stories.
Thanks to Steven Birrell and his drone.
We will be holding our annual fundraiser on Saturday 9th November from 10.30-12.00.
There will be saasarmeat and bacon rolls, homebakes, stalls, puzzles, games as well as our hampers raffle.
This year we are raising money to improve the acoustics in the hall. Currently there is nothing to absorb the sound, meaning it can be a very noisy place during lunch times and lessons.
The P7 Enterprisers will be selling their wares to raise money for their Loch Insh trip or staycation.
I would like to wish all our bairns and families happy holidays! Thank you all for your hard work and commitment to the school.
It is great to see everyone settled and learning in their new classes.
I am looking forward to seeing what next term brings. Never a dull moment at DPS!
The Community Council launched a competition before the summer asking the children to come up with designs to make the bins at our beaches stand out. You can see the winning pictures below. Each of the winners received a book token.
We all hope that making the bins more attractive will encourage people to be responsible and put all their rubbish in the bin.
We are very pleased to be able to share our Children’s Improvement Plan. Every child in the school has contributed to discussion around our improvement priorities.
Today in assembly we have revamped our school rules. We used to have 8 rules and none of us could remember what they were! I even had to count them.
When we looked at our rules they all fell under these 3 words:
READY RESPECTED SAFE
These will be our new rules – we can all remember them and know what they mean.
Please remember parents’ evenings are on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th October. This is a great opportunity to meet with the class teachers and discuss how your child is getting on in school. Mrs Leslie and I will also be available on the night. We really look forward to seeing you there.
There will be the Book Fair, tea and coffee and hopefully a creche (providing there are enough volunteers.)
If you are unable to make the appointment given, please phone the school office as soon as possible so alternative arrangements can be made.
We will have a Scholastic Book Fair at Parents’ Evenings. There will be lots of excellent books on sale.