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Christmas Fayre-It’s only a week away!
 
Thank you to those of you who have sent in items for the Christmas Fayre. The doors will open at 10am and it is anticipated that the Fayre will finish between 12:30-1pm. Posters are all around the building and we hope you can come and support the children. Entry is 50p for adults which includes a raffle ticket for a prize and free for accompanying children. The Parent Partnership have worked extremely hard to make the day a success and fun for children and adults.
Non-Uniform day for Friday 27 Nov is for groceries for the Rainbow Centre.
Non-Uniform day for Friday 4th Dec is for home-baking/biscuits/cakes for the Fayre.
 
Christmas Shows.
The Christmas Shows in December are on the following dates and times:
The shows are:
Monday 14 December-Dress Rehearsal-Rainbow Centre guests only.
Tuesday 15 December, 9:30 P1-2. 1:45 P3-7.
Wednesday 16 December, 9:30 P3-7. 1:45 P1-2.
Tickets are £2 donation each and can be bought in school from Tuesday 1st December. Shows are approximately 45-60 mins.
CHRISTMAS DINNER WILL BE ON THURSDAY 17TH DECEMBER.
 
Citizenship.
  • The Advent Wreath was lit in a short prayer service for the children on Thursday morning this week.
  • P3 are designing a Christmas card each to send to the ex-service people at Erskine Hospital as part of our WW1 Remembrance project.
  • Christmas badges in aid of the Hospice will be on sale from next Tuesday - price £1.
  • GHA very kindly sponsored the calendars with the children’s own design. We would like to present our 12 winners with a calendar on Friday 3rd December at 9:15 am in a special assembly where we would like to invite the winner’s adults to come in as special guests. Calendars are good value at £2 each.
  • Ms Bryden has put together a choir that will take part in the Advent services singing at mass for the four Sundays at St Vincent’s Church. Support has also been given by Ms Kelly from the parish which we are grateful for.
  • The school had a bumper registration week this month! We’d like to thank all those who came to register their child.
 
Parent Council News
The next Disco will be the Christmas Disco on Tuesday 8th December. The £2 Tickets MUST be bought before the disco and cannot be bought on the door. This is to speed up entry and for health and safety reasons. Tickets have been selling well at breaks/lunchtimes. We will also require some P7 volunteers to help with the P1-3 disco, so if children can bring their letter to give permission, that would be great.
The next Partnership meeting is at 1:30 pm on Thursday 3rd December.
Weather/Clothing.                                                                                 
 
Please can you make sure that your child brings a suitable jacket or coat to school? In addition, all children should have indoor shoes kept in school to change into. December is forecast to be particularly cold with wintry showers/snow.
 
Health and Well-Being.
 
  • Snacks and hot food are still being brought regularly into the office during school hours. This must please stop as of now and I have asked the office staff not to accept these in the new year if people repeatedly do this.
  • Money for trips etc has to go through the teachers' money book as they are recording who has paid, so please put money in an envelope.
  • We are having some children collected early on a regular basis for no particular reason. Early collection can only be for emergencies, medical appointments or previously agreed reasons.
  • Monthly Target-The classes who have been the most consistent for wearing uniform will have an extended play time next week. December’s target is to move around the building and line up quietly.
 
Curriculum
 
  • The staff are continuing with a focus on mental agility in maths. Please help to support your child with this at home, particularly knowledge of times tables.
  • Well done to the Learning Community Choir. They are performing for the new S1 parents and children at St Paul’s on Thursday 26 November.
  • Good luck to our Cross-Country people in the finals next Tuesday. The squad of 24 had already performed well earlier in the month.
  • Hopscotch Theatre group presented a play on the Rights of the Child for the whole school last week.
  • All the school took part brilliantly in a moving Remembrance Assembly on Friday 6 November. Special guests included the family of Sgt. J Meikle VC, Councillor Curran and Bailie Docherty. A short service was then held to unveil the stone plinth in memory of this courageous serviceman.
  • P6’s and P7’s had a great day out in Lanark, looking at life in the past and how manufacturing and processing has been developed.
  • The children will be enjoying two Christmas Pantomimes this year. We have made the first one free. The second one on Thursday 17th December will be a donation of £2 per child, £4 maximum per family.
 
ACE ACHIEVERS.

P1A-Amelia, AJ, Cayden
P1B-Jayden, Eva, Ella
P2A-Zofia, Cillian, Kacper
P2B-Ryan, Neve, Demi
P3-Jason, Ahmed, Noni
P4/3-Jodi, Krzysztof, Paige
P4- Natasha, Carys, Emilia
P5-Awais, Priscilla, Nadia
P6/5-Anna, Gabi, Farah
P6-Maryam, Sara, Jakub P
P7/6-Mamsai, Matthew, Emma
P7-JLogan, Simone, Amina

CUP OF KINDNESS-Zuzanna P6, Amanda P7, Declan P3.
Many thanks
V Gillon.