Weekly Newsletter 23rd March 2018

 

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • Well done to our Basketball Team who played in the finals of the City of Edinburgh Hope Trust Trophy on Monday.  They played a great tournament but unfortunately missed out on the overall final by just one basket.
  • On Wednesday children in P2B, P3A and P5A got to meet a group of teaching students from Japan who were visiting the school.
  • We had a great turn-out for our Parent Consultation Evenings on Wednesday and Thursday.  Thank you to our P7 parents for putting on refreshments and tuck shop.
  • At our assemblies on Thursday our Fair Trade Libby Leaders group gave a great presentation on why we should buy Fair Trade products.  There was also chance for children to show off their excellent work at our Festival of Learners.
  • On Friday we had our Libby’s Got Talent showcase.  We had over 80 children take part this year and they all showed great enthusiasm and courage in taking part.  Well done to them all.

 

 

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • There will be no homework club for next week
  • Next week we will have One World Week at Liberton Primary where we celebrate the many heritages and nationalities in our school community.
  • On Tuesday we will have our Wear a Hat Day (see below).  I look forward to seeing lots of interesting headwear to raise money for this great cause.
  • Also on Tuesday our Drama Club will be presenting their show to parents.
  • On Wednesday a team of pupils from P6 and P7 will take part in the Edinburgh Swimming and Diving Gala at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.
  • Also on Wednesday we will have our One World Week celebration at 3.15pm in the gym hall.  This year we have stalls from Brazil, Poland, Germany, Scotland, England, UAE, Jordan, Japan, Palestine and the USA.  Pupils, parents and carers are very welcome to attend.  On Wednesday children are welcome to come to school dressed up in national dress, or in a t-shirt from another country. International sports tops are also allowed.
  • On Thursday our P6 classes will be presenting their Learning Showcase assembly.  All parents and carers from this year group are welcome to attend.

 

Wear a Hat Day

We will be taking part in the Wear a Hat Day campaign on Tuesday 27th March to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research .  Children will come to school wearing the usual school uniform but for a donation can add a hat to their outfit; this could be an Easter Bonnet, a home-made creation or any hat the children want to wear.  There will be prizes for the best hat.  There will also be a chance to buy Wear a Hat Day wristbands and badges and there will be a tuck shop too.

 

 

Liberton Football Tournament for Adults

Following the success of last year’s competition Mr Theakston is organising another adult  5-a-side football tournament at World of Football (Corn Exchange) on Sunday 29th April from 2pm – 5pm.

 

Moving on in the summer

As we make our plans for next session it is really useful to know if you are planning to move home in the summer and your children will not be returning to Liberton Primary in August.  If this is the case please let us know.

 

Reporting and Additional Parent Consultations

You will have received a letter this week about the change to our reporting procedures this year.  A shorter report focussing on personal progress will be issued at the end of May and there will be an additional set of Parent Consultations held on the 6th and 7th of June.  We hope that this new approach will give you  even more information on how your child is doing in school.

 

                                                                      

Library Donations

Thank you for all the donations for our new library.  Preparations are well underway for this and we hope to have everything up and running before the summer.  We currently have enough picture books so do not need any more donations of these.  Donations of good quality novels are still welcome.

 

 

Family Learning Courses at Liberton Primary for the parents of Nursery and P1 pupils

 

 

  • All About Maths for parents (4-week course at 9-10.30am)

During this course we explore everyday Maths opportunities at home, whilst shopping, in the community. We will put together resources to share with other families.

Thursday 26th April 2018

Thursday 3rd May 2018

Thursday 10th May 2018

Thursday 17th May 2018

 

For more information contact Shingai Maramba  (Family Learning Worker) Tel: 0131 558 3545 or Shingai.Maramba@ea.edin.sch.uk

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Weekly Newsletter 16th March 2018

 

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • Unfortunately the P6/7 Cross Country Competition on Monday was postponed because of a waterlogged course.  It has been rescheduled for April.
  • On Tuesday we had a rescheduled pop-up bookshop provided by Blackwells.  It was wonderful to see so many children delighted with their £1 World Book Day books.
  • Also on Tuesday Primary 5 continued with their Japanese lessons.
  • On Wednesday we had another great Libby Leaders session.  Our Outdoor Learning Group had a visit from Inch Nursery and Grow Stronger while our Japanese Links group enjoyed reading their first letters from our link school in Tokyo.
  • On Thursday our Primary 2 pupils gave a brilliant Learning Showcase assembly, demonstrating their learning in Spanish, their houses and homes topic, building resilience and even some very elastic yoga!
  • On Friday our LASC had great success selling hot dogs after school.

 

 

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • There will be no homework club for the next two weeks. This is due to Parent Consultations and also there being no homework club on the last week of term. Homework club for P3 & P4 will resume after the Easter Holidays.
  • Good luck to our Basketball Team who will be playing in the finals of the City of Edinburgh Hope Trust Trophy on Monday.  The team have had a great season, have already won the NBA.Jr Trophy and have remained unbeaten so far.  We are very proud of them.
  • On Wednesday a group of teaching students from Japan will visit the school.
  • Also on Wednesday we will have our first Parent Consultation Evening of the week from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.  If you have not received your appointment time please contact the school office.  There will also be a chance for you to take part in our annual online survey of parent views.
  • On Thursday our assemblies will be on Fair Trade and Festivals of Learning.
  • We will also be continuing with our Family Learning Sessions for parents of Nursery and P1 children.
  • From 3.45pm to 5.45pm on Thursday we will have further Parent Consultation sessions.
  • On Friday we will have our Libby’s Got Talent showcase.  We have been treated to a wonderful range of talents in the auditions this week and everyone is looking forward to seeing children share their talents.

 

Wear a Hat Day

We will be taking part in the Wear a Hat Day campaign on Tuesday 26th March to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research .  Children will come to school wearing the usual school uniform but for a donation can add a hat to their outfit; this could be an Easter Bonnet, a home-made creation or any hat the children want to wear.  There will be prizes for the best hat.  There will also be a chance to buy Wear a Hat Day wristbands and badges and there will be a tuck shop too.

 

Refreshments at Parent Consultations

P7s will be selling refreshments at the Parents Consultations on Wednesday and Thursday. They’ll be selling tea/ coffee/ soup/ cake and there will also be a tuck shop. Come along early and get an energy boost before you see your teacher!

 

English as Additional Language Parent Consultations

If your child is supported by our EAL team there will be teachers available from this service on Thursday 29th March from 3.45 pm-5.45 pm.  You don’t need to make an appointment, just come along during these times.

 

Liberton Football Tournament for Adults

Following the success of last year’s competition Mr Theakston is organising another adult  5-a-side football tournament at World of Football (Corn Exchange) on Sunday 29th April from 2pm – 5pm.  Look out in school bags next week for a letter with more information and your chance to enter.  All abilities welcome!

 

Moving on in the summer

As we make our plans for next session it is really useful to know if you are planning to move home in the summer and your children will not be returning to Liberton Primary in August.  If this is the case please let us know.

 

Reporting and Additional Parent Consultations

You will have received a letter this week about the change to our reporting procedures this year.  A shorter report focussing on personal progress will be issued at the end of May and there will be an additional set of Parent Consultations held on the 6th and 7th of June.  We hope that this new approach will give you  even more information on how your child is doing in school.

 

Easter Strings concert

There will not be a strings concert at the end of this term as our children will be focussing their attentions on their summer concert on 30th May.  Apologies for this date not being removed from the calendar earlier.

                                                                      

One World Week

Thank you to the parents who have volunteered to help at One World Week.  Our list of stalls include Poland, Scotland, UAE, USA, Jordan, Palestine, Japan and England.   We would greatly welcome more of the countries from our school community to take part.  If you think you would be interested but are not sure what this entails then please contact me through the school office and I can tell you about the help that we can provide so that you can get involved.

 

World of work week

Another opportunity for you to get involved next term will be our World of Work week from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th April.

You will have received a letter about this in school bags.  We are particularly keen to have parents from a wide variety of jobs coming to school to speak about their careers or have a stall at the careers fair on Monday 23rd April 1.30-3pm in the hall.  Please contact Mrs Mackintosh via the school office if you have any questions.

 

Library Donations

Thank you for all the donations for our new library.  Preparations are well underway for this and we hope to have everything up and running before the summer.  We currently have enough picture books so do not need any more donations of these.  Donations of good quality novels are still welcome.

 

Spare clothes

Following the winter weather we had a large number of children who needed a change into dry clothes.  We are now running very low on spare clothing.  If your child has had any spare clothes can you please make sure they are returned to school.  We would also welcome donations of socks, trousers and gym shoes.

 

Family Learning Courses at Liberton Primary for the parents of Nursery and P1 pupils

 

  • Storytelling Course for parents (5-week course at 9-10.30am)

During this course we aim to inspire and enable parents to tell more stories with their children. We discussed the benefits of sharing stories with children and our own experience as tellers and as listeners. We will cover many aspects of storytelling from rhymes, riddles and songs to family stories. We looked at making stories more participative, using different languages in a story and techniques of engaging children.

Thursday 1ST March 2018

Thursday 8th March 2018

Thursday 15th March 2018

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Thursday 29th March 2018

 

  • All About Maths for parents (4-week course at 9-10.30am)

During this course we explore everyday Maths opportunities at home, whilst shopping, in the community. We will put together resources to share with other families.

Thursday 26th April 2018

Thursday 3rd May 2018

Thursday 10th May 2018

Thursday 17th May 2018

 

  • PEEP Transition for parents (3-week course at 9-10.30am)

During this course we will focus on Nursery to Primary 1 Transition. We will explore literacy (oral and written), Maths and health and wellbeing.

Thursday 31st May 2018

Thursday 7th June 2018

Thursday 14th June 2018

For more information contact Shingai Maramba  (Family Learning Worker) Tel: 0131 558 3545 or Shingai.Maramba@ea.edin.sch.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

19.03.18-26.03.18 Book Fair
   
21.03.18 and 22.03.18 Parent Consultation Evenings
23.03.18

29.3.18

Libby’s Got Talent

Learning Showcase Assembly P6

   
15.5.18 Great Libby Bake Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Newsletter 9th March 2018

 

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday we returned from our extended break following the severe weather alerts.  Thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding during the bad weather, also to Mrs Neal and the team from City of Edinburgh Council who got our school ready for opening on Monday.
  • On Tuesday P5 had the rescheduled first session in their 5 week block of Japanese culture and language lessons provided by Dr Yoko Matsumoto-Sturt from the University of Edinburgh.
  • On Wednesday all the children looked fabulous for our class photos.
  • Also on Wednesday pupils from Primaries 4 and 5 had a great time singing and dancing at the Fischy Music concert at Liberton Kirk.
  • On Thursday P4 gave a wonderful Learning Showcase assembly, highlighting their great work in studying the Ancient Greeks and the Scottish Wars of Independence.
  • Also on Thursday Primaries 6 and 7 had a theatrical workshop with Baldy Bane Theatre group learning about road safety.
  • On Friday we had a planning session with parents for our One World Week (see below).
  • Our organising team of pupils for our Libby’s Got Talent showcase (see below for more info) also met on Friday.

 

 

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • Unfortunately the P6/7 Cross Country Competition on Monday has been postponed because of a waterlogged course.  It has been rescheduled for April.
  • On Tuesday we have rescheduled the pop-up bookshop provided by Blackwells.  At this bookshop children will be able to use their £1 World Book Day vouchers to buy this year’s section of £1 books.  Children can also use their voucher for a discount on a range of other books.
  • Also on Tuesday Primary 5 will continue with their Japanese lessons.
  • On Wednesday we will have another Libby Leaders session.
  • On Thursday it will be the turn of our Primary 2 pupils to share what they have been learning in class in their Learning Showcase Assembly at 9.10am.  All parents and carers from this year group are welcome to attend.
  • On Friday the LASC will be selling hot dogs after school.

 

Sporting Achievements

Well done to children from our Running Club who took part in the Cross-Country Festival at the Meadows on 26th February.  They ran brilliantly through the bitter cold of the first day of the Beast from the East.  Many of the children were running their first race and did themselves and the school proud.  They also looked fabulous in our new school sports kit, provided through fundraising by the LPSA.

 

Libby’s Got Talent

On 23rd March we will be hosting our annual talent showcase Libby’s Got Talent.  This is intended to be a relaxed and  fun opportunity for children to have a go at showing off a talent in front of their peers.  There will be ‘auditions’ held in school next week.  Although these are called auditions they are mainly a chance to check that children do actually want to take part and that they can remember the punchline to their jokes, the words to their songs or have the music for their dance.  The plan is that everyone who wants to take part and has something to showcase will get a turn on the day.

                                                                                 

One World Week

Thank you to the parents who have volunteered to help at One World Week.  So far we have had offers from a number of countries including the USA, Poland, Scotland, England and Japan.  We would greatly welcome more of the countries from our school community to take part.  If you think you would be interested but are not sure what this entails then please contact me through the school office and I can tell you about the help that we can provide so that you can get involved.

 

World of work week

Another opportunity for you to get involved next term will be our World of Work week from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th April.

You will have received a letter about this in school bags.  We are particularly keen to have parents from a wide variety of jobs coming to school to speak about their careers or have a stall at the careers fair on Monday 23rd April 1.30-3pm in the hall.  Please contact Mrs Mackintosh via the school office if you have any questions.

 

Spare clothes

Following the winter weather we had a large number of children who needed a change into dry clothes.  We are now running very low on spare clothing.  If your child has had any spare clothes can you please make sure they are returned to school.  We would also welcome donations of socks, trousers and gym shoes.

 

Family Learning Courses at Liberton Primary for the parents of Nursery and P1 pupils

 

  • Storytelling Course for parents (5-week course at 9-10.30am)

During this course we aim to inspire and enable parents to tell more stories with their children. We discussed the benefits of sharing stories with children and our own experience as tellers and as listeners. We will cover many aspects of storytelling from rhymes, riddles and songs to family stories. We looked at making stories more participative, using different languages in a story and techniques of engaging children.

Thursday 1ST March 2018

Thursday 8th March 2018

Thursday 15th March 2018

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Thursday 29th March 2018

 

  • All About Maths for parents (4-week course at 9-10.30am)

During this course we explore everyday Maths opportunities at home, whilst shopping, in the community. We will put together resources to share with other families.

Thursday 26th April 2018

Thursday 3rd May 2018

Thursday 10th May 2018

Thursday 17th May 2018

 

  • PEEP Transition for parents (3-week course at 9-10.30am)

During this course we will focus on Nursery to Primary 1 Transition. We will explore literacy (oral and written), Maths and health and wellbeing.

Thursday 31st May 2018

Thursday 7th June 2018

Thursday 14th June 2018

For more information contact Shingai Maramba  (Family Learning Worker) Tel: 0131 558 3545 or Shingai.Maramba@ea.edin.sch.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

15.3.18 Learning Showcase Assembly P2
19.03.18-26.03.18 Book Fair
   
21.03.18 Easter Strings Concert 2:30pm
21.03.18 and 22.03.18 Parent Consultation Evenings
23.03.18

29.3.18

Libby’s Got Talent

Learning Showcase Assembly P6

   
15.5.18 Great Libby Bake Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School to reopen on Monday 5th March

Liberton Primary School will reopen on Monday 5th March for all pupils and staff.  Thank you to our janitor Mrs Neil for her fantastic work in clearing the access paths and making sure our school safe to access.

While the snow remains can parents note the following points:

  • All access to the school will be through the Gilmerton Road gate.  We will hope to reopen the Glenallan Gate later in the week.
  • Please be careful on the surrounding paths around the school and local community as there are still areas of ice and slush.
  • We hope to let children out to play during break times.  Please make sure your children are dressed for the snow.  We have a very big playground which still has a lot of deep snow!
  • We will be touch about rearranged events through email and text and also planned activities for this week such as Forest Schools.

Thank you all for your support last week during the difficult weather and this week as we get back into our school routines.

Weekly Newsletter 9th February 2018

Last week at Liberton Primary
• Last Friday there was a full house in the hall as children and families together enjoyed watching Boss Baby. Thank you to everyone at the LPSA who helped put this excellent event together.
• On Tuesday we had further sessions from NYCOS in P3 and our Maths Ambassadors from the University of Edinburgh.
• On Wednesday we will had another great Libby Leaders session which this week featured a visit from Changeworks to our Green Rockers.
• On Thursday we hosted a family learning event for P1 and Nursery parents between 9am and 10am. We hope to soon have the information regarding the opportunities available for family learning and will update you in due course.
• Also on Thursday children from the Rock led our Religious Observance on the Christian teaching of do to others as you would have them do to you. The children led the assembly brilliantly. Thanks to the team of parent helpers from the Rock and to our local ministers Mike Taylor and John Young for their continual support for the school.
• P5A continued their swimming lessons on Thursday.
• On Friday we break up for our half-term holiday. There will be no school from Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February. Places are still available at the Liberton After School Club for the holiday week.

Coming up at Liberton Primary
• On Monday 19th January we welcome children and staff back to school after the February break.
• On Wednesday pupils from Primary 7 will have a chance to visit Edinburgh University as part of their Widening Participation programme which encourages our senior pupils to consider a wide variety of career and learning options for their future.
• On Thursday we will be celebrating Chinese New Year at our Assemblies (which will be part of our Religious Observance) as well as hearing from classes on the work that they have done in the latest module of our Building Resilience programme – Take a moment.

Travel Survey
Thank you to everyone who completed the Travel Survey. Our Junior Road Safety Libby Leaders will be using the results to form our plans for the future, so we really appreciate you giving us your views.

Snacks
Our Equality for All Libby Leaders group have been working to get donations from local companies to ensure that all children have access to a snack at break time. This is part of our 1 in 5 programme to look at issues relating to supporting families in financial hardship. All classes will have a box of snacks that any child can access if necessary. However if you wish your child not to have a snack please inform the school.

City of Edinburgh Survey for Parents and Carers
You will have received an email with this survey which is completed by all Edinburgh schools at this time of year. We would be grateful if you could complete the survey as your feedback helps both the school and council plan for the future.

The link to the survey is:
http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/pacr17
The deadline for the completion of the survey is Friday 2 March 2018.

Craigmillar Castle Park Events Programme
Attached to this email is the programme for lots of brilliant free events in Craigmillar Castle Park, the venue for our Forest School Activities.

 

Assistance with Schoolwear Grant
It has been brought to our attention that the applications for schoolwear assistance closes on 31st March 2018 for this session.
The schoolwear grant is £43 per primary pupil and is paid directly into your bank account.
To access the grant you need to complete the ‘Free School Meals, Milk & Assistance with Schoolwear’ form.
It is available online here:
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20183/food_and_clothing/392/free_school_meals_and help_with_schoolwear
If this link doesn’t work, please cut and paste it into your browser.
You can also collect a copy from the school office. The form is available in a number of languages. Please ask if you would prefer a translated copy.

 

FUN FAMILY FUNDRAISER
RAISING FUNDS FOR P7 LEAVERS 2018 EVENTS
SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 1-5PM

GILMERTON MINERS WELFARE & SOCIAL CLUB, 4 NEWTOFT STREET, EDINBURGH EH17 8RE
TICKETS – ADULT £5, CHILD £3, FAMILY OF 4 £15
OUR AFTERNOON WILL START WITH YOUR CHANCE TO GO HOME WITH MORE PENNIES THAN YOU LEFT HOME WITH – HORSE RACE EVENT! IN TOTAL WE WILL HAVE 8 RACES OVER THE AFTERNOON WITH 8 HORSES IN EACH RACE, £1 STAKES TAKEN BEFORE EACH RACE SO REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR LUCKY SOCKS AND BRING PLENTY OF COINS!
THERE WILL ALSO BE STALLS, A RAFFLE, TOMBOLA, OUR ‘P7 LEAVERS 2018’ TUCK SHOP AND MORE!
AFTERNOON NIBBLES AND REFRESHMENTS – INCLUDED IN THE COST OF YOUR TICKET! – WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE BREAK AFTER THE 4TH RACE.
IF WE HAVE ENOUGH ENERGY AND TIME AT THE END OF THE AFTERNOON WE WILL FINISH UP WITH A DISCO!
TICKETS ARE LIMITED TO 150 AND ARE STARTING TO GO ALREADY SO IF YOU WANT TO SECURE YOUR PLACE(S) YOU CAN TEXT JANET (KIRA’S MUM – P7B) AND PAY ONLINE TO THE BANK DETAILS BELOW. ONCE PAYMENT IS RECEIVED YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION TEXT WITH YOUR TICKET NUMBER(S) AND THE PAPER COPY WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE VENUE TO COLLECT ON YOUR ARRIVAL AT THE EVENT – EASY! IF YOU PREFER TO PAY CASH AND COLLECT YOUR TICKET THEN JANET/KEITH WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE SCHOOL OFFICE AT THE END OF SCHOOL ON FRIDAY 2ND FEBRUARY AND 9TH FEBRUARY.
GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY, GREAT FUN, GREAT CAUSE… PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH TO SECURE YOUR TICKET(S) TO THIS FUN FAMILY EVENT.

JANET MITCHELL
07814564683 (This is also my business number so please don’t be put off by the ‘Jo Jingles West Lothian’ message!)

 

 

Upcoming Events

01.03.18 World Book Day
07.03.18 Class Photos
12.03.17 P6-P7 Cross-Country Championships
12.03.18-16.03.18 One World Week
19.03.18-26.03.18 Book Fair
21.03.18 Easter Strings Concert 2:30pm
21.03.18 and 22.03.18 Parent Consultation Evenings
23.03.18 Libby Talent Show

15.5.18 Great Libby Bake Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Newsletter 2nd February 2018

 

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • Our highly popular Homework Club recommenced this week for children from Primary 3 and 4.  Thank you to all the staff who so generously give their time to support our pupils in this way.
  • On Monday children from P4 to P7 had a chance to try their skills at Chess with taster sessions from Edinburgh Chess Academy.  Arrangements for a new Chess Club in school are being finalised and we will let you know the details soon.
  • On Tuesday we continued with our sessions with Maths Ambassadors from the University of Edinburgh who have been supporting pupils to develop their maths skills.  We also had singing sessions in P3 with the National Youth Choir of Scotland.
  • On Thursday the Primary 1 pupils performed an excellent Learning Showcase Assembly which focussed on the learning they have been doing around the Scots Language and included wonderful singing, dancing, artwork, poetry and much more.
  • Also on Thursday our P5A class started their block of swimming at Gracemount Leisure Centre.
  • On Friday we resumed our early morning Running Club for pupils in P5 to 7 following our Winter break.
  • This evening we will be turning our hall into a movie theatre for the LPSA showing of Boss Baby.  All tickets have now been sold.  Thank you to the LPSA for organising this great event.

 

 

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • On Tuesday we will have further sessions from NYCOS in P3 and our Maths Ambassadors from the University of Edinburgh
  • On Wednesday we will have another Libby Leaders session.
  • On Thursday there will be a family learning event for P1 and Nursery parents between 9am and 10am.
  • Also on Thursday our Assembly will be a Religious Observance assembly.  This will focus on our theme for the year which is the Golden Rule in different faiths, in this case the Christian teaching of do to others as you would have them do to you. The assembly will be led by our Scripture Union group The Rock.  Links to further guidance on Religious Observance assemblies can be found on our website.
  • P5A will continue their swimming lessons on Thursday.
  • On Friday we will break up for our half-term holiday.  There will be no school from Monday 12th February to Friday 16th Pupils will be dismissed at normal times on Friday 9th.  Places are still available at the Liberton After School Club for the holiday week.

 

 

Travel Survey

We are reviewing our arrangements for Safe Travel to School for our families.  Can you please take time to complete this survey about how you travel to school and any ideas you have on how we can make these journeys safer.  Thank you to everyone who has already completed the survey.

https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/liberton-primary-school-parent-travel-2018. The closing date is 5th February.

 

Our Junior Road Safety Libby Leaders will be using the results to form our plans for the future, so we really appreciate you giving us your views.

 

Snacks

Our Equality for All Libby Leaders group have been working to get donations from local companies to ensure that all children have access to a snack at break time.  This is part of our 1 in 5 programme to look at issues relating to supporting families in financial hardship.  All classes will have a box of snacks that any child can access if necessary.  However if you wish your child not to have a snack please inform the school.

 

Medical information

To help keep everyone in our school community healthy please inform the office if your child has shingles, chickenpox or German measles (Rubella).

 

ParentPay

We now have over 75% of parents signed up to Parentpay.  If you are still to register please contact the office and we will print off a copy of your original letter.

 

 

 

 

 

Active Schools and Liberton High School Community Sports Hub will once again be running the Primary 1 and 2 Holiday Camp during the February Break. This is an opportunity for all children at a Primary 1 and 2 age to come along to The Hub and try out a variety of different activities. There will be professional coaches on hand to teach children the basic skills and moves from each activity and more importantly, to make sure they have fun over the 3 days.

 

If you would like to enrol your child in this camp please see details below J

 

DATES – Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th February 2018

 

TIME – 10am—12noon

 

Children will be supervised at all times and

are required to bring their own drink and snack.

 

VENUE – LIBERTON HIGH SCHOOL,

328 Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh, EH17 7PT

 

PRICE – £15 for 3 days

 

Payment can be made online via www.joininedinburgh.org and using ‘Short Code’ Lib-601.

 

There are 40 places available on a first come, first served basis.

 

PLEASE NOTE: All registrations must be made prior to the start of the camp to allow registers to be generated. At the start of each morning, children can be dropped off at Liberton High School and parents must sign their child in on arrival at the registration table. At the end of each morning, children can be collected from the Community Sports Hub at 12noon, parents are asked to sign their child out upon leaving.

 

FOR ENQUIRIES CONTACT ROBERT AT robert.ure@ea.edin.sch.uk

OR ON 07884216213

 

 

 

 

Raising Teens with Confidence Course

This particular Raising Teens with Confidence Course is specifically targeted to parents and carers who care for a pre-teen or teenager with emotional wellbeing or mental health issues.

Friday 9th February- 23rd March 2018 (excluding school holiday), Goodtrees Neighbourhood Centre, 5 Moredunvale Place, 9.15-11.15am (Tea and coffee provided)

 

This 6-week course is for parents and carers of pre-teen and teenagers (11-16years). It aims to help adults understand how they can best support their teenage children to navigate increasing independence; develop confidence, security and resilience; and promote and benefit from emotional wellbeing. The latest research around what helps support emotional wellbeing throughout life is used. This includes adolescent brain development, risk taking behaviour, importance of communication and the effects of stress. The course provides an opportunity to explore with other parents how the teenage years can be a time for the whole family to ‘thrive rather than just survive’ (Siegel 2014)! More information attached.

 

Priority to attend will be given to parents/carers who care for a child who lives in or attends school in Edinburgh.

 

Please contact Jillian on jillian.hart@edinburgh.gov.uk or 078607 361129 to book a space.

 

Assistance with Schoolwear Grant

It has been brought to our attention that the applications for schoolwear assistance closes on 31st March 2018 for this session.

The schoolwear grant is £43 per primary pupil and is paid directly into your bank account.

To access the grant you need to complete the ‘Free School Meals, Milk & Assistance with Schoolwear’ form.

It is available online here:

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20183/food_and_clothing/392/free_school_meals_and help_with_schoolwear

If this link doesn’t work, please cut and paste it into your browser.

You can also collect a copy from the school office. The form is available in a number of languages. Please ask if you would prefer a translated copy.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

02.02.18 LPSA Family Film Night
01.03.18 World Book Day
07.03.18 Class Photos
12.03.17 P6-P7 Cross-Country Championships
12.03.18-16.03.18 One World Week
19.03.18-26.03.18 Book Fair
21.03.18 Easter Strings Concert 2:30pm
21.03.18 and 22.03.18 Parent Consultation Evenings
23.03.18 Libby Talent Show
   
15.5.18 Great Libby Bake Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Newsletter 25th January 2018

 

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • We have had a great Scots Week at Liberton Primary, with lots of Scots songs, poems and music.
  • Well done to our Basketball team who on Monday won through to the finals of the Hope Trust Trophy
  • On Tuesday and Thursday we had a great turnout for our Sharing our Learning Sessions.  Thank you to all the parents who attended.
  • On Tuesday evening a group of our pupils presented brilliantly to MSPs and other invited guests as part of a session led by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.  They received many compliments on their informed opinions and confident presentation.
  • On Wednesday we had our rescheduled Libby Leaders session which this week included some lovely muffins being baked, a visit by the police to our Junior Road Safety Officers and snack boxes being prepared for our classrooms.
  • On Thursday we had our special Scots Assemblies.  Well done to everyone who took part.  They were all excellent.
  • On Friday there will be another tuck shop after school in the playground to raise money for P7 leavers events.

 

 

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • Our highly popular Homework Club will recommence the week beginning Monday 29th January for children from Primary 3 and 4 who applied for places earlier on this session.
  • Also on Monday children from P4 to P7 will have the chance to try their skills at Chess with taster sessions from Edinburgh Chess Academy.  We are hoping to soon launch a Chess Club at Liberton Primary and will be in touch with further information  in due course.
  • On Tuesday we continued with our sessions with Maths Ambassadors from the University of Edinburgh who have been supporting pupils to develop their maths skills.
  • On Thursday we will have our first Learning Showcase Assembly of 2018 with our Primary 1 pupils showing off their learning.  All parents of this year group are welcome to attend.  Please complete your return slip so that we can be sure there is a seat for everyone.
  • Also on Thursday our P5A class will start their block of swimming at Gracemount Leisure Centre.

 

 

Travel Survey

We are reviewing our arrangements for Safe Travel to School for our families.  Can you please take time to complete this survey about how you travel to school and any ideas you have on how we can make these journeys safer.

https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/liberton-primary-school-parent-travel-2018. The closing date is 5th February.

 

Our Junior Road Safety Libby Leaders will be using the results to form our plans for the future, so we really appreciate you giving us your views.

 

 

Medical information

To help keep everyone in our school community healthy please inform the office if your child has shingles, chickenpox or German measles (Rubella).

 

ParentPay

We now have over 75% of parents signed up to Parentpay.  If you are still to register please contact the office and we will print off a copy of your original letter.

 

 

 

Liberton Primary School Association

Family Film night – Friday 2nd Feb

Back by popular demand, the LPSA are putting on a film night in the school on Friday 2nd Feb @ 5.30pm.

 

The kids have been voting in class on the choice of film this week and the outright favourite was Boss Baby. So… get the date in your diaries, look out your onesie and your favourite bean bag and prepare to come along for a fun film night together (children must be accompanied by at least 1 adult).

 

LPSA will be selling tickets outside the school office at drop off and pick up between 29th Jan – 2nd Feb and will be £3 per person or £8 for a family ticket (for 4).

 

Tickets are limited due to space – last year was a sell-out so get yours early to avoid disappointment!

 

 

Active Schools and Liberton High School Community Sports Hub will once again be running the Primary 1 and 2 Holiday Camp during the February Break. This is an opportunity for all children at a Primary 1 and 2 age to come along to The Hub and try out a variety of different activities. There will be professional coaches on hand to teach children the basic skills and moves from each activity and more importantly, to make sure they have fun over the 3 days.

 

If you would like to enrol your child in this camp please see details below J

 

DATES – Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th February 2018

 

TIME – 10am—12noon

 

Children will be supervised at all times and

are required to bring their own drink and snack.

 

VENUE – LIBERTON HIGH SCHOOL,

328 Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh, EH17 7PT

 

PRICE – £15 for 3 days

 

Payment can be made online via www.joininedinburgh.org and using ‘Short Code’ Lib-601.

 

There are 40 places available on a first come, first served basis.

 

PLEASE NOTE: All registrations must be made prior to the start of the camp to allow registers to be generated. At the start of each morning, children can be dropped off at Liberton High School and parents must sign their child in on arrival at the registration table. At the end of each morning, children can be collected from the Community Sports Hub at 12noon, parents are asked to sign their child out upon leaving.

 

FOR ENQUIRIES CONTACT ROBERT AT robert.ure@ea.edin.sch.uk

OR ON 07884216213

 

 

 

 

Liberton After School Club

 

LASC Friends and Family Ceilidh

 

Saturday 27th January

6pm ‘til  late

Liberton Primary School Hall

 

Tickets £20 per Family

(2 adults&2 children)

Additional Adult ticket £8

Additional Children £4

Tickets available from LASC.

Supper and Welcome Drink

included.

Licensed Bar.

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

23.01.18 and 25.01.18 Sharing our Learning 3:15pm-4:15pm
30.01.18-15.03.18 P1 Forest Schools every Afternoon. P1C Tuesdays, P1A Wednesdays, P1B Thursdays
01.02.18-19.04.18 P5A Swimming every Thursday Morning
02.02.18 LPSA Family Film Night
01.03.18 World Book Day
07.03.18 Class Photos
12.03.17 P6-P7 Cross-Country Championships
12.03.18-16.03.18 One World Week
19.03.18-26.03.18 Book Fair
20.03.18 P6 Libby Bake Off and Sale
21.03.18 Easter Strings Concert 2:30pm
21.03.18 and 22.03.18 Parent Consultation Evenings
23.03.18 Libby Talent Show