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Winter Ready 2017-18

 

 

 

 

 

As part of the Council’s Winter Ready procedures we have set up a section on the Blog under the page ‘Winter Ready.’  This has a selection of ideas which you can use with the children if the weather is severe enough to prevent the schools from opening. Many of the activities require little in the way of resources but encourage the children to use their imagination, be active and, most of all, enjoy themselves in the snow – many of which did so today!

 There is more information about Winter Ready on the council web page at http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/winter which gives greater detail about how you can keep up to date with the latest news.

 

Bellsquarry Nursery Class – Care Inspection – Thursday 26th October 2017

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Yesterday we had an unannounced inspection in our nursery from the Care Inspectorate.

We are very proud to announce that we received all ‘VERY GOODS’ on the themes inspected.

There will be further information to follow.

Congratulations and a huge thank you to all our fantastic staff for their hard work and professionalism.

Thank you to our parents for all their continued support in engaging in their child’s learning.

Last but not least, thank you to our nursery children who are complete stars and were praised highly by the inspector.

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Bellsquarry Primary School Calendar – Session 2017/18

2017-18 BQPS Calendar (by week)

Please find our weekly calendar for session 2017/18 which outlines the many events which will be going on in our school this session.  These include Parent Assemblies, Community Coffee Mornings and so on.  

Please note that as new events come along, this may result in others events being rescheduled with a change of date.  In those instances, advance notice will be given and our calendar amended to reflect these.

Thank you.    

 

East Meets West – Parent Council Event

The Parent Council organised a very successful ‘East Meets West’ event on Saturday night at the Scout Hall.

It was a fun social event which brought together women and children from the local community.

There were stalls selling perfume, candles, scarves, jewellery and lots more. There was some Bollywood style dancing, henna hand painting and delicious eastern food.

It was well attended and we would like to thank the parents who worked hard to ensure that the event was a success. Well done!

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Supporting your child with maths and numeracy

Thank you to parents for coming along to our PATPAL afternoon. It was a great success. The children were very excited to show their parents and extended family about what they have been doing in mathematical problem solving.

Please find a link to our i-solve booklet and our power point presentation in the section “Information for Parents” (above right).

We would also welcome parents to give us some feedback via the following link to Survey Monkey.

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Please find a link below to a slideshow of photographs from our PATPAL afternoon :

PATPAL Photo Slideshow

Fund Raising Event – Parent Council

Would anyone be interested in attending this event about organising fundraising events for school funds?

We are desperately seeking a team to organise the Strawberry Fayre. Due to lack of support last year from parents it had to be cancelled. I’m hoping that won’t happen this year. Maybe this would be a good event for a team of mums to go to?

Organising Fundraising & Social Events – Broxburn Academy

This session has been designed to answer the questions we are asked most frequently on this topic. Not only will you pick up new ideas but will also to…

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Measles infection in Lothian

Measles cases have been confirmed in Lothian over the past month in teenagers and young adults.

Please do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms suggestive of measles infection.

Symptoms

The symptoms of measles include fever, lethargy, runny nose, conjunctivitis, cough and a red, blotchy rash which starts at the head spreading over the chest and limbs. The rash generally fades within ten days.

If your child has developed symptoms suggestive of measles, you should keep your child at home and contact your General Practitioner for further advice by phone (or NHS24 if out of hours on tel. 111).

This is very important in order to avoid the spread of measles to other people.

People with measles are infectious from around five days before the rash appears until four days after the rash appears and should self isolate at home during this time.

MMR

The best protection against measles is two doses of MMR.

 http://www.immunisationscotland.org.uk/vaccines-and-diseases/mmr.aspx

 NHS Lothian Health Protection Team October 2016