Newsletter August 2019
It is great to see all the pupils back at school and welcome to the new nursery and primary 1 pupils. We have a busy term planned so here is some initial information and dates for your diaries.
Wendy Fraser is contracted to continue as Acting Head Teacher until 5th January 2020. We are delighted that Luc Wood is joining the Early Years team as a modern apprentice and will be working in the nursery for the next 2 years.
With your support we will continue to communicate with parents through a range of media, including our closed Facebook groups, email, and paper (when necessary/on request), telephone and face-to-face. Please have a look at our new website by searching Urafirth School or https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/sh/urafirth/welcome-to-urafirth-primary-school/.
Parent pay will operate the same as last year. The school will add on your child’s attendance so you can see how much you owe. School dinners cost £2.20 per day for P4 – 7 and £1.80 per day for Nursery. Milk for Primary pupils costs 90p per week.
Could you please inform the office by Friday the week before if you would like your child to attend breakfast club the next week. This will allow us time to make the necessary arrangements.
FREE School meals and Clothing Grant
Please see the SIC website for more information.
Primary topics in term 1
P1-4 People who help us
All new starts should have received a copy of the revised School Handbook/ Nursery Handbook. These are accessible on the school website, with paper copies available on request. The School’s Development Plan and Curriculum Rationale will also be added to the website in due course.
These are the events already in the diary and you will be informed of other events as soon as they are organised. We are also planning a range of visits to complement the ‘My World of Work’ skills development priority.
|Wednesday 28th August
|SPCA school visit||Primary pupils|
|Monday 2nd September
|The Giant Pear @ Mareel||P1 – 3|
|Monday 2nd September||Crofting and fishing in the past workshop at the museum.||P4 – 7|
|Every second Thursday starting 5th September 3.15 – 5.00||Urafirth School Youth Club||P1 – 7|
|Monday 16th September
|Shoe Box Appeal presentation||P1 – 7 (parents welcome)|
|Wednesday 25th September
9.45 – 10.45
|Under 5’s literacy morning||Under 5’s and parents|
|Wednesday 25th September
|Thursday 26th September
2.00 – 3.00
|Clan Coffee afternoon
And GO for Purple school event
Parents and members of the community
|Thursday 3rd October
3.15 – 5pm
|After school learner event||Pupils , parents and family members|
|Tuesday 10th October||Settling in Catch up||P1 parents and pupils
P4 and 5 parents and pupils.
|Friday 11th October
|Last Day of term||Pupils are back to school on Wednesday 30th October|
Please remember that parents and other visitors are always welcome and if you have any concerns, queries or suggestions I will be delighted to discuss these with you.
We look forward to seeing you soon in the school.
Acting Head Teacher