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Halloween Events

Our House Captains and Vice-Captains have been busy planning some Halloween fun for our event on Friday 29th October.

On this day, there will be class Halloween parties taking place for all classes.  Children are invited to wear costumes (although they cannot wear masks or bring in any accessories for the costume due to Covid restrictions).  If children do not want to dress up, they are welcome to wear their everyday clothes.

We are also appealing for any donations of Halloween costumes that your child may have outgrown so that we can re-use these via our Swap shop rail.  If you have any donations, please send them to the school office.  We hope to have some costumes available to put out from next Monday.  If you are in need of any costumes for your child/children, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Cairns (email gw16cairnsjill@glow.sch.uk) and we can try to help with any requests. 

We are also participating in the Grateful Pumpkin Patch at Kirkton Church.  Each class will be decorating a class pumpkin and writing messages on the pumpkins to show all of the things that we are grateful for.  These will be taken to the church on Friday 29th October and displayed with pumpkins from other schools and community groups.  


 

19-10-2021

Christmas Support for Families

We work closely with a variety of agencies across our community to help support our children and their familes.

We have created a partnership with Kit for Kids who are running an appeal to help families in need of support over Christmas.  Please complete the short survey below to indicate if you would benefit from some support at this time to provide gifts for your children.  They are also able to provide gifts for any siblings who may not be of primary school age so please include details of all children.

Click here to submit your details.
 

19-10-2021

Community Wellbeing Outreach

South Lanarkshire Community Wellbeing Team have launched a new service to provide support and advice to families. General advice can be given on a range of benefits including Free School Meals, Clothing Grants, Education Maintenance Allowance and other benefits. Assistance can also be given in crisis situations such as having no money for food, gas or electricity. Referrals can be arranged to Money Matters to support you in making benefit claims or checking claims that you may be having problems with as well assistance with debt or money issues.

Click ​​here to watch a short video about this service.

You can contact the service directly or get in touch with Mrs Cairns via the school office and we can support you with a referral to this service.

A5 Flyer.pdf
06-10-2021

Participatory Budgeting Vote

Following on from the video that was shared last week, it is now time for you to cast your vote on which area we should spend our Participatory Budget money on.

Click here to vote.

Children will be voting in school and we will also be asking parents at the school gates this week to cast a vote.
The final decision will be shared with you by the end of this week.
Thank you for your continued support.

03-10-2021

Challenge Poverty Week

This week is Challenge Poverty Week.  Children will be looking at some of the issues around this in their classes this week.

In addition to this, our Uniform Swap Shop rail will be available outside school. If anyone needs some new items, please help yourself.

We are also asking for donations of pre-loved Halloween costumes and Christmas Jumpers that we can make available to others that can use them.

Please see the attached poster for more details on these.  If you need any more information or support, please contact Mrs Cairns.

Challenge Poverty Week poster.pdf
04-10-2021

Participatory Budget Options

Our Participatory Budget pupil and parent groups met this week and we have narrowed down the options for what we wish to spend our allocation of the Pupil Equity Fund on.  

Click here to watch members of our pupil group pitch for the ideas they want to move forward with.

Voting will take place next week.  We wish to involve as many parents and family members in helping to make this decision, voting will be open to any adults collecting children from school next week and a digital voting format  will also be issued.

01-10-2021

Parent Council AGM - Monday 4th October

Good morning,

Just a reminder that our Parent Council AGM is taking place on Monday 4th October at 7pm.  In line with current restrictions, this will be a virtual meeting. 

We would love to welcome new members onto the Parent Council, especially parents of our younger learners in the school.

If you are interested in joining the meeting, please click here to leave an email address to allow us to send you an invitation to this.  Alternatively, you can call the school office and pass your details on to us there.

We look forward to seeing some new faces on Monday.

30-09-2021

P7/6 Playground Leaders

On Monday 4th October, P7/6 will be involved in Playground Leaders Training.  This is being provided by our Active Schools Co-ordinator, Calum.  He will teach the children a range of games and activities which they will then be able to lead and engage younger children with during break and lunch times.

On this day, P7/6 children should come to school wearing outdoor PE clothing ensuring they also have a suitable outdoor jacket.

This is an exciting opportunity which allows some of our oldest pupils to take on some leadership responsibilities.

28-09-2021

PB Group

We are still looking for more parents to get involved in our Participatory Budget group.

This will give you the opportunity to help decide how we spend some of our Pupil Equity Fund to help reduce the poverty related attainment gap.

Mrs Cairns is hosting a virtual meeting for parents on Wednesday 29th September at 7pm.  This meeting will provide more information about this process and will give you the opportunity to contribute any ideas or suggestions that you may have.  It should take no more than 45 minutes of your time.

If you are interested in attending, please provide your details by clicking here

Alternatively, you can email Mrs Cairns on gw16cairnsjill@glow.sch.uk if you have any ideas you wish to put forward to the group.

We would love to get a wide range of views from parents across all stages of the school.

Please see the attached infographic for more information on this process.

Participatory.pdf
24-09-2021

Class information

Unfortunately, due to current restrictions we were unable to welcome our families into the school for "Meet the Teacher" events. 

Please find attached information from each class teacher, this includes a "Meet the Teacher" leaflet with class information and our sharing the learning document which outlines the learning for this term.

We hope you find this information helpful to allow you to support your child at home with their learning.

P21 Home Link Grid Term 1.pdf
P21 Meet the Teacher 2021-22.pdf
P43 Home Link Grid Term 1.pdf
P43 Meet the Teacher 2021-22.pdf
P654 Home Link Grid Term 1.pdf
P654 Meet the Teacher 2021-22.pdf
P76 Home Link Grid Term 1.pdf
P76 Meet the Teacher 2021-22.pdf
23-09-2021