Weekly Newsletter 21st September 2018

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • We hope everyone enjoyed their day off on Monday.
  • On Tuesday our Primary 3s and 6s had a fantastic time trying out the mobile planetarium from the UK Astronomy Technology Centre in our school.  Thank you to the team from The Royal Observatory for giving us this opportunity.
  • On Wednesday our day was interrupted by Storm Ali and unfortunately our Digital Leaders trip to the Apple Store had to be postponed.  Thank you to all the staff, parents and children for working together on Wednesday to keep our children safe and dry.
  • On Thursday our Assemblies focussed on the celebration of Harvest and an appeal for our annual collection for Southhouse Foodbank.  See below.

 

 

Harvest Collection

  • Each year our school community collects food and toiletries for Southhouse Foodbank.  This is an excellent cause which the community of Liberton Primary have always supported with great generosity.  This year we will be collecting in school until Monday 24th Items which go into a typical food parcel are: Breakfast cereals, soup, pasta, rice, pasta sauce, tinned meat, tinned fish, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, tinned custard/rice pudding, tea, coffee, longlife milk, jam, biscuits, snacks.  At present the Foodbank have enough beans and sugar but would particularly welcome donations of sponge puddings, rice, UHT milk (1 litre) and breakfast cereals.

Maximise

Maximise is here to help families of Liberton Primary!  Our new Maximise service will be available in Liberton Primary School to offer free, confidential and impartial advice and support to parents/guardians on a range of areas including:

  • Housing Advice
  • Welfare Rights Advice
  • Family Support
  • Benefit Checks
  • Employability Support
  • Income Maximisation

 

Appointments will be available at Liberton Primary School every Wednesday.  If you require assistance with the above, please contact your school reception to book an appointment with an advisor or phone 0131 442 2100 for more information.

 

Disabled parking spaces

The disabled parking bays in our staff and visitor car park should only be used by Blue Badge holders.  We have a number of children and parents in our school who require these places.  If you have a Blue Badge please register your car registration with the office.  Many thanks.

 

Clubs for children with Disabilities

A leaflet with information on clubs available for children with a disability can be requested from the school office.

Maths and Numeracy Support

This session Mrs Jamieson will be available to give advice to parents on how they can support their children in numeracy and mathematics.  Discussions will be held every second Friday from 9.00 – 10.00am.  The next session will be on Friday 28th September.  You can make an appointment at the office if you have any queries about how best  to support your child in numeracy.

Multi-Sport Skillz

The COE Sports Development Team are running a Multi-Sport Skillz October holiday programme for P3 – P7 pupils. The programme will be taking place at Portobello High School and is a great chance for players in your school team to keep active and enjoy quality sports coaching during the holidays.

 

All of our sports are delivered by fully qualified, professional coaches and link directly with our Sports Development Officer’s programmes & local clubs.

 

ONLINE BOOKING PROCESS:

Please find the attached flyer with full booking details. If you click the www.joininedinburgh.org link on the flyer, it will direct you to the booking system website. To book a place, put the ‘CAM-60’ short code in the search box. You will receive confirmation of your booking via email.

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Weekly Newsletter 14th September 2018

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • Well done to our Girls’ basketball team who performed brilliantly at their Basketball Festival on Monday.
  • On Tuesday our P3 classes started a block of singing lessons provided by the National Youth Choir of Scotland.
  • Thank you to our Nursery parents who came along to our Curriculum Evening on Tuesday.
  • Thank you also to the parents who came along to the training session for Paired Reading on Wednesday.
  • On Thursday our assemblies for P2 to P7 introduced our new Libby Leaders groups for the session.
  • On Friday the children who took part in last week’s Festival of Learning had a special celebration tea party.

 

Harvest Collection

  • Each year our school community collects food and toiletries for Southhouse Foodbank.  This is an excellent cause which the community of Liberton Primary have always supported with great generosity.  This year we will be collecting in school from Wednesday 19th September to Monday 24th Items which go into a typical food parcel are: Breakfast cereals, soup, pasta, rice, pasta sauce, tinned meat, tinned fish, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, tinned custard/rice pudding, tea, coffee, longlife milk, jam, biscuits, snacks.  At present the Foodbank have enough beans and sugar but would particularly welcome donations of sponge puddings, rice, UHT milk (1 litre) and breakfast cereals.

Homework Club

If your child has been successful in obtaining a place in our homework club, they will bring a letter home next week indicating which day they should attend. The letter also asks that you compete a return slip indicating their collection arrangements for when the club finishes at 4.15pm. We have had a huge number of applications for places in our club this year. As a result we have been unable to offer places to all children.

 

School Lunches

Orders for school lunches for the next week need to be placed by midnight on the preceding Wednesday, via ParentPay. The system automatically shuts down after this time meaning no further orders can be made for the next week. Numbers are then taken from the system on the Thursday by the kitchen, for ordering and preparation purposes. If you have been unable to order your child’s lunches in time, please provide a packed lunch for the week, as we do not have the facility to order excess lunches. Although pupils in Primary 1 – 3 are entitled to free school dinners, they must be ordered on ParentPay, to enable the kitchen staff to supply the correct amount of dinners. We have noticed that a large number of children are coming to school with no packed lunch and no booked school dinner. This can cause the children some distress if they cannot get the meal they would like and also as the meals are cooked off-site, the kitchen staff do not have additional ingredients here to enable them to make up more lunches. Thank you.

 

Reminders

  • Please make sure that you close the school gate on Gilmerton Road when accessing the grounds.  Many thanks.

 

Maths and Numeracy Support

This session Mrs Jamieson will be available to give advice to parents on how they can support their children in numeracy and mathematics.  Discussions will be held every second Friday from 9.00 – 10.00am.  The next session will be on Friday 28th September.  You can make an appointment at the office if you have any queries about how best  to support your child in numeracy.

 

Uniform Policy

I have been asked by parents for a reminder of our school uniform policy.  At Liberton Primary we are very proud of how well the children are presented and wear their uniforms with pride and we very much appreciate your support in this.  Please note that only P7 pupils should wear black sweatshirts or cardigans, leggings are not part of our school uniform and football tops should not be worn in school.  The school uniform is as follows:

  • Yellow or green sweatshirt
  • Yellow or green polo shirt
  • Black or charcoal grey trousers or shorts grey skirt, trousers, shorts, pinafore
  • Green or yellow checked or striped summer dress
  • Green skirt/pinafore
  • Black, charcoal grey or green tights
  • Green jogging bottoms (no other colour or styles of sports trousers please)
  • Black shoes/black unbranded footwear (no bright trainers)
  • Primary 7:  In addition to the uniform outlined above P7 pupils may also wear a black sweatshirt or P7 hoodie.

Weekly Newsletter 15th June 2018

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • Well done to our Drama Club who on Tuesday put on a fantastic pirate-themed end of term show.
  • On Wednesday Primaries 2 and 4 looked fabulous in their pyjamas as they heard from acclaimed author John Fardell.  As part of our Libby Reads project they talked about reading at bedtime and even made up their own story together.   Thank you to all the parents who attended.
  • Also on Wednesday our P6 pupils had
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Weekly Newsletter 8th June 2018

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday our P6 classes were visited by the University of Edinburgh Widening Participation project.  This programme seeks to encourage more children to consider studying at university when they are older.
  • On Tuesday morning we had a brilliant P1-7 Sports Day.  Thank you to everyone who came along to support the children and congratulations to Scotland who were our winning team.
  • On Wednesday the Primary 7s had
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Weekly Newsletter 1st June 2018

Last week at Liberton Primary

    • Well done to our team of runners from P7 and other year groups who took part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival on Saturday.  They looked fabulous running in school colours and ran their hearts out.
    • The athletic theme continued on Monday with a team of P6 and P7 pupils representing the school at the Interscholastic Athletics competition.  Well done to Murray Stewart who was second in the cricket ball throw.
    • On Tuesday the children thoroughly enjoyed M&M Productions’ adaptation of The Hobbit.

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