September Update

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Latest News

20 September 2013

Newsletter

There are several matters to share

Fundraising

We are getting to that time of the year when we need to think seriously about replenishing our school funds. As you know we have an annual whole school fund raiser and we use the money raised to pay for all of the trips, visitors, events, parties and shows for all of our pupils throughout the year.

The only trip parents are asked to pay for, apart from the P7 residential trip, is the annual summer trip.

This year we are working on a theme of either a triathfun, where we would practise for three physical events (jogging, exercise to music and one other) or a RunandFun where we would have all of the children jogging round appropriate routes in Kelvingrove Park and then we would finish off the event with the whole school participating in several outdoor (hopefully) exercises to music. More on this later.

 

In the meantime we have agreed to participate in the Brick by Brick Appeal which is raising funds for the rebuild of the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Bellahouston Park. This facility will cater for young people, aged from 15 years, with life threatening or life limiting illnesses.

To support the appeal we are inviting all children (and willing staff) to wear a onesie to school on Friday 11 October. By wearing a onesie each person would be willing to donate a minimum of £1 for this very important cause.

Hillhead High is spearheading this initiative and the hope is that many schools and Early Years Centres throughout Glasgow will support this appeal on the day.

 

Finally many of our children come forward on a regular basis with very good suggestions as to how they could raise money for a range of charitable causes.

 

We do not want to ignore these very thoughtful and public spirited ideas but we could not support them all.

 

We have decided that we will identify a half day in late January/ February and let children book a stall in the social space. At their stall they can raise money for their own important cause. That way every one can make a contribution. More details to follow.

 

Holiday

 

The school will be closed on Friday 27 and Monday 30 September for the September weekend. The school will be closed to pupils on Tuesday 1 October as the staff have an In Service Day.

The school will be closed for the October week from Monday 14 October until Friday 18 October inclusive reopening on Monday 21 October.

 

Parents’ Evenings

 

Many thanks to the parents from P2 –P7 who were able to come along to our Open Afternoon on Wednesday. We had a very good turnout and the parents were able to see their child in their learning environment participating in a range of active learning activities.

An Open Afternoon will be arranged for our P1 Parents later in the session.

Our Parents’ Evenings take place on Thursday 3 October from 5-8pm and again on Wednesday 9 October from 3:30- 6:30pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Parent Council

 

There are approximately twenty members of the Parent Council and their next meeting is on Monday 7 October at 7pm. The Parent Council is there to represent parent views and to work with the school for the benefit of the children. The Parent Council will try and alternate meetings between day and evening. More details of the new Parent Council and the minutes from the recent AGM are available on the school’s website.

 

Best Wishes

Francis Donaghy

Head Teacher