Weekly Newsletter 29th November 2019

 This week at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday our P4s and P5s continued their course of ukulele lessons.
  • Also on Monday our P7s were visited by Dr Speirs and students from the University of Edinburgh Widening Participation Project who talked about further education and potential career options for the future.
  • On Wednesday we had a special assembly to say thank you to Mr Trevor Wemyss, who has retired after 31 years at Liberton Primary.  The children put on a lovely performance sharing stories and singing songs.  Mr Wemyss has been a wonderful part of our school community, both as a class teacher, and more recently as our Forest School teacher.  I know I speak for our whole school community as we wish him the very best for the future.
  • Also on Wednesday we said farewell to Ms Tracey Tilley who left our PSA team.  I am delighted that Ms Verity Bishop and Ms Gemma Copland who currently work as lunchtime supervisors are going to join our PSA team as well as Miss Francesca Vickers who will shortly be joining the school.
  • On Friday we had our last Running Club session of the term.  The club will resume in February once the lighter mornings return.

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday our P4s and P5s will continue their ukulele lessons.
  • On Wednesday we will have another Libby Leaders session.
  • On Thursday our assembly will be for P3 to P7 and will focus on our Seasons for Growth programme that children can self-refer for.  This programme is offered as a support to children in our school who have suffered loss or change in their lives.  Further information can be found at http://www.seasonsforgrowth.org.uk/
  • Friday will be our Dress up/Dress down day for Christmas (see below)

 

Scottish National Standardised Assessment

Children from P4 and P7 will be taking these assessments over the next couple of weeks.  We use the SNSAs at this time of year so that the information can be used to inform future learning and teaching.

 

School Security

A reminder to all parents, grandparents and carers visiting the school to please contact the school office on arrival.  All visitors need to sign in and be issued a visitors pass.  This helps us to keep our children safe.

 

P6 and P7 Pupils – Christmas Crafting at Liberton High

With Christmas just around the corner staff at Liberton High School would like to give you an opportunity to get in the festive mood. There are ten spaces for one parent with one child to take part in the following activities at Liberton High School:

  • Making Christmas chocolate log cakes (Monday 9th Dec – 6pm-7.30pm)
  • Making felt Christmas decorations (Monday 16th – 6pm-7.30pm)

All costs will be covered by the school.

If you would like a space, please email carrie.thomson@liberton.edin.sch.uk with the full name of your child.

 

Christmas Food Collection

Our Libby Leaders Foodbank Awareness group would like to say THANK YOU to everyone for all the donations to our Christmas food collection.  A great amount of food and goodies were taken to the Edinburgh Foodbank by Mrs Brown yesterday.

 

 

LPSA Christmas Fair – Saturday 7th December – 12pm to 2pm

We need your help! The LPSA Christmas Fair is fast approaching and we are looking for volunteers to help it run smoothly. Can you volunteer an hour or two of your time to help with sorting donations (Friday 6th December from 9am), set-up (Saturday 7th December 10am to 12pm), manning a stall during the Fair (Saturday 7th December, any time between 12pm and 2pm) or with clear-up afterwards (Saturday 7th December, 2pm to 3pm)? If you can help or if you have any questions, please email us at lpsa.communications@gmail.com

 

Friday 6th December is ‘Dress up/Dress down for Christmas’ day – children are welcome to come to school wearing their own clothes or anything Christmassy. You don’t need to buy anything new – last year’s Christmas jumper, a Santa hat or a bit of tinsel will do! If you have a donation for the raffle or tombola, or toys, books, DVDs and homebaking, bring those along too! Thanks!

 

Uniform Recycle and Share at the Christmas Fair

We’re giving our Uniform Recycle and Share scheme a festive twist for the Christmas Fair. Do you have any outgrown uniform? Please put it in the collection basket in the school foyer. Have your kids outgrown their Christmas jumpers or party clothes from last year? Put those in too! We’ll make sure it’s all sorted and laundered and will display it at the Christmas Fair – if you see something you could use, please help yourself! All our recycled uniform (and Christmas/party clothes) is completely free.

 

The LPSA Uniform Recycle and Share scheme is a collaboration with the Edinburgh School Uniform Bank, who do an incredible job providing school uniforms and supplies to Edinburgh families experiencing financial hardship. Have a look at their website to learn more about the work they do and how you can support them: www.edinburghuniform.org – Look out for the ESUB donation tin on our uniform stall if you would like to contribute.

 

Help the LPSA raise funds for the school via easyfundraising.org.uk

Please remember to use easyfundraising when you do your Christmas shopping online! Over 4,000 shops and sites will donate – every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say ‘thank you’ and it’s completely free too. The money we raise will be used to buy equipment and experiences that will benefit the children of Liberton Primary. Please sign up and help us at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/libertonprimaryschoolassociationlpsa/

 

 Riddle’s Court – Free Storytelling

We have a free storytelling event for families, kids 5+ on Sun 15th December, 1.30-4.30.

Link to booking below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/yuletide-storytelling-for-families-tickets-84150812345

 

Out of School Care Consultation

Please see  the link below for parents and carers to take part in the Scottish Government’s consultation on Out of School Care. It is open for two more weeks.

https://consult.gov.scot/children-and-families/out-of-school-care/

 

 

 

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday 10th December                Nursery Nativity 9.30am

Tuesday 10th December                Infant Nativity 1.30pm

Wednesday 11th December          Infant Nativity 9.30am

Thursday 12th December              General Election – School closed to pupils

Monday 16th December                Pantomime for P1-7 in school – Jack in the Beanstalk (Thank you to the LPSA for funding this event)

Tuesday 17th December                P4 and P5 Parties am

Tuesday 17th December                Pupil Christmas Lunch

Tuesday 17th December                P6 and P7 Parties pm

Wednesday 18th December          P3 Parties am

Wednesday 18th December         Strings Christmas Concert

Thursday 19th December              Nursery and P1, P1/2 and P2 parties am

Friday 20th December                    Christmas assembly for pupils

Friday 20th December                    All pupils dismissed at 12pm

 

Weekly Newsletter 8th November 2019

See below for a list of dates of Christmas Events

 This week at Liberton Primary

  • On Tuesday our P3s continued with their NYCOS singing lessons and our P1s and P2s began their Nativity practice.
  • On Wednesday and Friday P6 continued with their Latin lessons.
  • In our assemblies on Thursday the children learned about the Sikh celebration of Guru Nanak’s birth.
  • Also this week we have been celebrating Dyslexia Awareness in school and children have been talking about dyslexia in their classes.

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • On Thursday it will be the turn of our P4s to share their work in their Learning Showcase assembly.  All parents and carers of this year group are very welcome to attend.
  • On Friday it is Children in Need Day.  As part of this celebration we are holding a dress up/dress down day.  Children do not have to wear school uniform and if they like can dress up in a costume.  Donations will be collected for Children in Need.

Nuts in school

To keep our children safe DO NOT BRING ANY NUTS OR NUT PRODUCTS ON THE SCHOOL GROUNDS.  THIS ALSO INCLUDES AFTER-SCHOOL CLUBS AND AFTER-SCHOOL EVENTS.  We have a number of children who have severe allergic reactions to nuts.

 

Enrolling for P1 August 2020

This week we have been very busy enrolling children for our P1 classes in 2020.  If you have a child who is due to start school in August, please contact the office to make an appointment to enrol.

 

Termly Overviews of Learning

The overviews for this term for each year stage are now on the website.

 

Gilmerton Road Gate

Please be careful coming through this gate as it can get very crowded.  Cyclists should dismount before coming into the school.

 

Sporting Success

Well done to the children from P7 who won the Volleyball competition at the Autumn Games at Liberton High School.

 

Columba 1400

Next week I will be out of school taking part in the Columba 1400 Headteacher Leadership Academy.  This course is provided free to schools by the Columba 1400 charity supported by the Scottish Government and the Hunter Foundation.  Mrs Mackintosh and Mrs Rudram will be leading the school while I am away.

 

Parking

Thank you to our Junior Road Safety Libby Leaders group who have been out before school this week to monitor parking around the school.  These are their results!

 

  MON TUES WED
Cars mounting pavement near pedestrians 3 0 1
Cars travelling on wrong side of road 2 0 0
Cars that moved from Zigzags after seeing us 2 1 1
Cars parked on a corner 0 0 1
Cars parked on zigzags 0 1 1
Near collisions (cars) 0 0 1
Bicycles going through red light 1 0 0

 

The children also got a lot of positive comments from parents walking by who were glad we were encouraging safe parking.

 

Breakfast Club

We have some places available in our Breakfast Club.  If you are interested please contact the school office.

 

Christmas Food Collection

Our Libby Leaders Foodbank Awareness group are organising a Christmas Food collection for our local foodbank using the Reverse Advent again this year. Basically, instead of taking something out of an advent we are putting something in. This has to be done in November so that items can be taken to the foodbank and distributed to those in need before Christmas.

There are suggested items on each date which you can bring in or you may contribute another small Christmas treat if you wish, e.g. sweets or chocolate.

We are proposing that different year groups could contribute on different weeks:

 

Nursery & P1 –  1st -6th November

P2 & P3  –  7th-12th November

P4 & P5 – 13th – 18th November

P6 & P7 – 19th– 24th November

 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1143552182521601&substory_index=0&id=478787965664696

 

Collection boxes will be placed in the main corridor (next to the fish tank).

Many thanks.

 

Christmas Fair

Some P6 parents have shown an interest in running a stall or event at the Christmas Fair on 7th December  to fundraise for the trip to Benmore in August.  If you would like to help run this stall please contact the school office and we will pass on your details.

 

 

LPSA Halloween Disco

Thank you for supporting our LPSA Halloween Disco! We had a brilliant night – some spectacular costumes and dance moves from the kids (thanks to David from Paramount Kids for playing all the right tunes) and some amazing support behind the scenes from the parent and staff volunteers. Thank you to all the volunteers who sold tickets, manned exits, supervised the hall, decorated the hall, sold tuck, supervised the breakout space, collected tickets and cleared up afterwards – we could not run these events without your help. And thank you to all the Liberton Primary families who came along and supported our event – we managed to raise over £700!

 

Help the LPSA raise funds for the school via easyfundraising.org.uk

We’ve registered with easyfundraising and we need your help! easyfundraising is a great website where you can help Liberton Primary School Association (LPSA) raise funds simply by doing your everyday online shopping with over 4,000 big name retailers like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S.

Every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say ‘thank you’ and it’s completely free too! The money we raise will be used to buy equipment and experiences that will benefit the children of Liberton Primary. Please sign up and help us at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/libertonprimaryschoolassociationlpsa/

 

 

Upcoming Dates

Thursday 14th November              P4 Learning Showcase assembly (all parents and carers of this year group are welcome to attend)

Friday 15th November                    Children in Need Dress up/Dress down day

Tuesday 10th December                Nursery Nativity 9.30am

Tuesday 10th December                Infant Nativity 1.30pm

Wednesday 11th December          Infant Nativity 9.30am

Thursday 12th December              General Election – School closed to pupils

Monday 16th December                Pantomime for P1-7 in school – Jack in the Beanstalk (Thank you to the LPSA for funding this event)

Tuesday 17th December                P4 and P5 Parties am

Tuesday 17th December                Pupil Christmas Lunch

Tuesday 17th December                P6 and P7 Parties pm

Wednesday 18th December          P3 Parties am

Wednesday 18th December         Strings Christmas Concert

Thursday 19th December              Nursery and P1, P1/2 and P2 parties am

Friday 20th December                    Christmas assembly for pupils

Friday 20th December                    All pupils dismissed at 12pm

 

Weekly Newsletter 1st November 2019

 This week at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday this week the children in P1 and P2 had their last session of their block of lessons with the National Youth Choir of Scotland.  Primary 3 lessons will continue until Christmas.
  • On Wednesday it was great to see so many people attending our Open Day for the parents of children who are due to start Primary 1 in August 2020.  I was very proud to show off all the great things that are going on in our school.
  • Also on Wednesday we had our second Libby Leaders session of the year with lots of great activities going on around the school.
  • On Thursday Primary 6 presented an excellent Learning Showcase Assembly to parents and carers.  They were able to share all they had learned about the Vikings in a very engaging and enjoyable way.
  • Well done to our P7s who took part in the Autumn Games transition event at Liberton High School.

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday we are holding an information session at 3.30pm for Primary 6 parents about the upcoming block of Sex Education lessons.
  • On Wednesday and Friday P6 will continue with their Latin lessons.
  • In our assemblies on Thursday we will be learning about the Sikh celebration of Guru Nanak’s birth.  This will be one of our Time to Think Assemblies.  If you do not wish your child to attend this assembly please inform the class teacher in writing.

Enrolling for P1 August 2020

Next week will be enrolment week across Edinburgh for places in next years’ P1 classes.  Please contact the school to make an appointment to enrol your child.

 

Parking

Thank you to our Junior Road Safety Libby Leaders group and the LPSA who have worked together to put up new banners around the school encouraging parents to park safely.  You will also see the group out before school, taking note of all the safe parkers in our school community.  You may even get a round of applause from them for your safe parking!

Christmas Food Collection

Our Libby Leaders Foodbank Awareness group are organising a Christmas Food collection for our local foodbank using the Reverse Advent again this year. Basically, instead of taking something out of an advent we are putting something in. This has to be done in November so that items can be taken to the foodbank and distributed to those in need before Christmas.

There are suggested items on each date which you can bring in or you may contribute another small Christmas treat if you wish, e.g. sweets or chocolate.

We are proposing that different year groups could contribute on different weeks:

 

Nursery & P1 –  1st -6th November

P2 & P3  –  7th-12th November

P4 & P5 – 13th – 18th November

P6 & P7 – 19th– 24th November

 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1143552182521601&substory_index=0&id=478787965664696

 

Collection boxes will be placed in the main corridor (next to the fish tank).

Many thanks.

 

Mr Wemyss Retiring

At the end of November Mr Wemyss will be retiring.  He has been teaching at Liberton Primary School for the last 31 years as a class teacher and more recently Forest School teacher.  We will be holding a special assembly for him on his last day of 28th November.

 

School Photo Orders

Please ensure any photo orders are returned to school no later than Friday 8th November. No late orders can be accepted in school after this date.

 

P1 Mystery Readers

Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered to be Mystery Readers in P1 and P1/2.  The children have really enjoyed being surprised by who has come in to read them a story.

 

 

LPSA Christmas card fundraiser

The children have produced beautiful artwork for their Christmas cards this year – a free sample of your own child’s unique design has been sent home this week. If you’d like to place an order for cards, mugs, coasters or gift labels, please complete the accompanying order form and return it to school with full payment by Monday 4th November. In the meantime, you can contact us with any questions at lpsa.communications@gmail.com

 

Profits from our fundraising ventures are used to fund equipment and experiences for the children of Liberton Primary. In the past year the LPSA has funded iPads, a lending library, Forest Schools training, playground equipment, football strips, PE kit and much more. Thank you for your continued support!

 

Dyslexia Awareness Week 4th – 9th November 2019

‘Loud in the Library’ features live music performances by 2 dyslexic musicians followed by a question and answer session.   The session is free. Full details of Dyslexia Awareness Week can be found at www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/dyslexia-awareness-week

Parkour Classes

Access Parkour have some spaces available in our parkour and movement classes. We run lots of classes both indoors at our venue ‘Room to Move’ and also outdoors at various locations in Edinburgh. Our family class on Saturday mornings is a great way to start your weekend as a family having fun outdoors. Please see our website www.accessparkour.com for all class times and to book. Classes start at only £6 and there are discounts available. First class is always free!

 

Ages 5-8

Wed 5-6pm

Thurs 5-6pm

Fri 2.30-3.30pm

Sun 4-5pm

 

Ages 8-12

Mon 5-6pm Girls Only!

Wed 5-6pm

Thurs 6-7.30pm

Fri 3.30-5pm

Sun 3-4pm

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Dates

14th November                   P4 Learning Showcase assembly (all parents and carers of this year group are welcome to attend)

10th December                   Infant Nativity 1.30pm

11th December                   Infant Nativity 9.30am

Weekly Newsletter 25th October 2019

 This week at Liberton Primary

  • We hope everyone had an enjoyable and restful October Holiday.
  • On Monday and Tuesday our staff were very busy reviewing our mathematics curriculum, developing skills in teaching drama, confirming the next steps of our behaviour policy, having training sessions in Emotions Works and Lego Therapy and also further developing our strategies for supporting children in the playground.  We have lots of exciting plans and will be sharing them over the session.
  • On Wednesday P6B continued their Latin lessons.
  • On Thursday our assemblies were a chance for children to share their work from the Building Resilience unit on Having a goal.  It seems that the children have achieved a lot over the last few weeks!
  • On Friday P6B had their Latin lessons.

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday and Tuesday next week the children will have the last session of their block of lessons with the National Youth Choir of Scotland.
  • On Wednesday we will have our Open Day for parents of children who are due to start Primary 1 in August 2020 (see below for details).
  • Also on Wednesday we will have our second Libby Leaders session of the year.
  • On Thursday Primary 6 will be the first year group this session to present their Learning Showcase assembly.  All parents and carers from this year group are welcome to attend at 9.10am.
  • Also on Thursday our P7s will be attending the Autumn Games transition event at Liberton High School.

Open Day

All parents and carers of children who are due to start school in August 2020 are very welcome to visit the school for a tour on Wednesday 30th October from 9.30am to 11.30am and 1.30pm to 2.15pm

Building Works

The refurbishment work in the school has now moved from overnight to day working.  As you will see there is now scaffolding around the school and additional equipment in the school playground.  The children received a safety briefing today in assemblies and I would be grateful if you could reinforce the messages of staying away from building areas, not going through any red and white barrier tape and never climbing on fencing.  Well done to P4C who were the first class to be decanted to the music room and have responded brilliantly to this change of routine.

 

Sporting Success

Well done to our newly formed P4 football team.  Before the holidays they had an unbeaten run. Played 5, Won 1, Drew 4.  They are still looking for players so contact the office if you are interested.

Parking in Orrok Lane

Please be considerate when parking in our local area.  We have had concerns raised about dangerous parking and driving in Orrok Lane.  This behaviour endangers our children and our local community.

 

Swashbuckle

In June pupils from P1 to 3 had the chance to go to Glasgow to take part in the filming of this CBeebies show.  The screening dates have now been confirmed:

  • 19 October – Episode: Don’t Make Me Laugh (now available on iPlayer)
  • 23 November – Episode: Swashdance.

 

 

LPSA Halloween Disco – Friday 1st November (see revised poster attached)

Don’t forget that tickets go on sale next week for the LPSA Halloween Disco. Tickets are £3 each and will be available to buy in the school foyer before and after school from Monday 28th Oct to Friday 1st Nov.

 

**Please note that due to restrictions on evening use of the school during the refurbishments, we have had to adjust the disco times slightly from those originally advertised.** The revised disco times are:

  • P1 & P2: 6pm to 6.45pm (parents have to stay on site for the P1 & P2 disco)
  • P3 & P4: 7pm to 7.45pm (children must be collected from the hall at 7.45pm)
  • P5 to P7: 8pm to 8.45pm  (children must be collected from the hall at 8.45pm)

Dressing up is optional – no scary masks, please.

 

If you are able to help out on the night during any of the above timeslots, or with set-up or clear-up, please get in touch at lpsa.communications@gmail.com. The disco is always one of our most popular events, and its success relies very much on the efforts of our helpers. You don’t need any special skills or experience – we just need you!

 

 

Dyslexia Awareness Week 4th – 9th November 2019

‘Loud in the Library’ features live music performances by 2 dyslexic musicians followed by a question and answer session.   The session is free. Full details of Dyslexia Awareness Week can be found at www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/dyslexia-awareness-week

 

Upcoming Dates

31st October                       P6 Learning Showcase assembly (all parents and carers of this year group are welcome to attend)

14th November                   P4 Learning Showcase assembly (all parents and carers of this year group are welcome to attend)

10th December                   Infant Nativity 1.30pm

11th December                   Infant Nativity 9.30am

Liberton Lightning Girls’ Football Training – p2-7

Liberton Lightning will begin our winter training schedule from the 29th of October.

P2-3 training will take place in the gym hall from 3.15pm – 4.05pm and will be focused, as ever, on small-sided games to increase ball contacts, 1-on-1s, goal and, most importantly, enjoyment. Trainers should be worn in the hall. Parents should collect players from the usual place at 4.05pm sharp.

P4-7 training will return to Peffermill to make use of their floodlights. Training for the P4-7s will focus on skills development, small-sided games and 7-a-side games. Players should bring football boots suitable for 3G (plastic studs of any type, avoid trainers and/or boots with screw-in studs). University of Edinburgh have kindly given us a discount again this year, so that training costs will work out as under £1 per week, per player. You should have received a letter last week regarding consent and payment, but if you have not, please let me know. Players do not need to stay away from training until they have paid, just let me know if players would like to join us. Miss Mason and I will set off for Peffermill by 4.20pm, so any players walking with us should meet us at the reception by that time.

If you are interested in a Liberton Lightning training top, please contact me for further details on ordering.

Weekly Newsletter 11th October 2019

 This week at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday Primary 1 and Primary 2 had more singing lessons with NYCOS and P3 had their session on Tuesday.
  • Thank you to everyone who attended our Parent Consultation Evenings on Wednesday and Thursday.  There was an excellent turnout for the sessions.  Thank you also to the LPSA for organising our uniform recycling stall.
  • On Thursday Tempest Photography were in school taking individual and sibling photos.
  • Also on Thursday P5B continued their block of swimming lessons.
  • P6 classes continued with their Latin lessons this week.
  • Today we break up for our half-term holiday.  School will resume for pupils on Wednesday 23rd October.

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd we will have in-service days for staff.  During these days we will be reviewing our mathematics curriculum, developing our skills in teaching drama, confirming the next steps of our behaviour policy, having training sessions in Emotions Works and Lego Therapy and also further developing our strategies for supporting children in the playground.
  • On Wednesday 23rd October all the pupils will return.  P6B will continue their Latin lessons.
  • On Thursday our assemblies will be a chance for children to share their work from the Building Resilience unit on Having a goal.
  • On Friday P6B will have their Latin lesson.

Bikes in the playground

Children should not ride their bikes in the playground before or after school.  This week we had one accident and another two near misses.  While we love our children to ride their bikes safely to school, the playground is very busy and there are lots of younger children running around.  Children should dismount at the school gate and push their bikes to the shed for locking up.

Home Learning Review

Thank you to all the parents who contributed to the consultation on our Home Learning proposals at the Parent Consultation Evenings.  There was a clear majority from parents who felt that this was a positive move with over two thirds saying they liked this idea.  We will now be working with the staff to implement this change as soon as we can and will let you know full details when it is up and running.  As with any new policy we will continue to review this and make changes as necessary to best meet the needs of our pupils.  Full results:  107 in favour (67%), 17 not sure (11%), 34 against (22%).

 

New playground equipment

I mentioned last week that we were delighted that we have successfully bid for a piece of free playground equipment from the National Galleries of Scotland.  The tunnel and slide will be a brilliant addition to our playground.  We are very grateful to Maxi Construction who are currently refurbishing our building for kindly offering to transport the equipment to school.

 

Swashbuckle

In June pupils from P1 to 3 had the chance to go to Glasgow to take part in the filming of this CBeebies show.  The screening dates have now been confirmed:

  • 19 October – Episode: Make Me Laugh.
  • 23 November – Episode: Swashdance.

 

Refurbishment Update

Over the holidays refurbishment of the building will continue and the works will move from an overnight to a daytime schedule.  Following the holiday P5C will be the first class to be decanted to the music room in the huts.  This decant should last around two weeks.  Each of the classes from P1 to P6 will be decanted over the coming year.  Some other shorter decants may also be necessary as the works continue.  Also over the holidays the school office will be refurbished following flood damage.

 

LPSA Halloween Disco – Friday 1st November (see poster attached)

It’s nearly time for the LPSA Halloween disco! Tickets are £3 each and will be available to buy in the school foyer before and after school from Monday 28th Oct to Friday 1st Nov.

The disco times are:

  • P1 & P2: 6pm to 6.45pm (parents have to stay on site for the P1 & P2 disco)
  • P3 & P4: 7pm to 8pm
  • P5 to P7: 8.15pm to 9.15pm

Dressing up is optional – no scary masks, please.

 

We are also looking for volunteers to help sell tickets and volunteers to help on the night with set-up, supervision of the hall, first aid, manning entrance and exit doors, helping with craft and activities in the break-out space, and with clear-up afterwards. If you are able to help out during any of the above timeslots, please get in touch at lpsa.communications@gmail.com. The disco is always one of our most popular events, and its success relies very much on the efforts of our helpers. You don’t need any special skills or experience – we just need you!

 

LPSA meeting – Thursday 24th October – 7pm to 9pm

Our next meeting will be on Thursday 24th October from 7pm to 9pm (venue to be confirmed). If you have items for the agenda – any school-related ideas, concerns or issues you would like to discuss at the meeting – please email them to us at lpsa.communications@gmail.com by Friday 11th October. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 24th October – all welcome!

 

Nursery and Childcare Survey

The Scottish Government plans to expand Early Learning and Childcare services to almost double the number of funded hours from 600 currently to 1140 each year.  These extra hours will be available to all children aged 3 or 4 and for some children aged 2 and will be in place by session 2020/21.  Families should have choice and flexibility in how they use services – including whether they use all of their child’s funded hours and whether they use them during school term-time or throughout the year. 

By early learning and childcare, we mean all pre-school education such as nurseries, early years centres, childminders and playgroups.

The City of Edinburgh Council is keen to maintain high quality early learning and childcare services as they change and expand, to make them work well for you and your family.  To do this, we need your help so that we can plan for the future.

We want to find out what your experience of early learning and childcare is really like in Edinburgh – whether you use it or not, what you like and if there’s anything you think could be changed or improved.

Please help us with this by taking some time to complete this survey.  It should only take around ten minutes. www.edinburgh.gov.uk/earlyyearsparentconsultation

 

Raising Teens With Confidence – Course for Parents

Raising Teens With Confidence is coming to Goodtrees Neighbourhood Centre.  This is a 6 week course starting on Thursday the 31st of October 1.00pm -3.00pm. There are limited places available, please see the information leaflet attached above for more information.

 

 

City of Edinburgh Music School

The City of Edinburgh Music School is a National Centre of Excellence funded by the Scottish Government and does not charge fees.

It is unique in Europe as it is the only specialist music school that caters for children aged P1 to S6.

The senior music school is at Broughton High School and the primary music school is at The Flora Stevenson Primary School.

Applications are encouraged on behalf of children who display an above average ability when learning an instrument and/or show a heightened awareness and response to music. The closing date for applications is Friday 10th January 2020.

We have an Open Day on Saturday 2nd November which is open to all and is held at Broughton High School between 11 am and 2pm.

Please visit our website for more information and how to apply.

www.edinburghmusicschool.co.uk

 

 

Upcoming Dates

14th – 18th October           School closed for October Break

21st and 22nd October       In-service Days

23rd October                       Pupils resume

31st October                       P6 Learning Showcase assembly (all parents and carers of this year group are welcome to attend)       Note change of date

14th November                   P4 Learning Showcase assembly (all parents and carers of this year group are welcome to attend)

10th December                   Infant Nativity 1.30pm

11th December                   Infant Nativity 9.30am

P5 EPSSA Touch Rugby Tournament

E8E675E5-23E9-4F21-A94A-93A4D572BBB442C934AE-6E67-48EE-B745-8F5A350C3C41On Monday, 12 P5s travelled to Murrayfield to take part in a touch rugby tournament. They played fantastically in every game and put maximum effort into the tournament. They were undefeated in the group stages and semi finals. Liberton made it to the final where they were beaten by a stoppage time try. P5 put on a brilliant performance. Well done!