Reminder – School Photographer – tomorrow

REMINDER – the school photographer will be in tomorrow to take family and individual photos.

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New Head Teacher appointed

As you may know Mrs McKellar has now begun her maternity leave and we wish her all the best with the upcoming new arrival. In the meantime Mrs Fraser has been covering Mrs McKellar’s duties.

We are pleased to inform you however that Mrs Faye Lingard has been appointed as our replacement Head Teacher and will be starting with us on Monday 3rd December 2018 for the duration of Mrs McKellar’s maternity leave.

I hope you will join us in extending a warm welcome to Mrs Lingard.

A note has gone home in bags today detailing this and has been emailed out.

 

Children in Need 2018

This year’s Children in Need appeal is quickly approaching! We are going to be doing a huge amount in School, for all pupils from Nursery up to Primary 7, to help support this amazing cause and have been busy as a Pupil Council getting organised for our fundraising adventures.

Staffroom sweepstake

Our Staff will be taking part in a sweepstake to help raise some money – this will be run during the week of the 12th of November.

Selling wrist bands and key chains

Our Pupil Council will be round all classes from Monday the 12th of November selling amazing pudsy pin badges and wrist bands to all pupils. All pin badges and wrist bands are £1 each. These will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

Dressing up as spotty characters

On Friday the 16th of November, we are having a dress up day! All pupils and staff are encouraged to dress up as something spotty and bring £1.

The Great Kinmylies Bake Off

This year, our Pupil Council have decided that they would also like to organise a ‘Kinmylies Bake Off’ event. If you and your child would like to take part, please create something yummy (cakes, cupcakes, biscuits, tablet etc….) and bring it in to school on Thursday the 15th of November, with name and class on. The cakes will be judged in categories and rosettes given to winning entries! The entry fee is £1. After the cakes are judged, pupils will have a chance to buy some cakes for themselves so pupils should bring some pennies on the day!

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Odd Socks Day

It is Anti Bullying Week next week and to help celebrate everyone’s individuality, we have decided to take part in odd socks day. There is no pressure on the children to wear the latest fashion or for parents to buy expensive costumes.  All they have to do to take part is wear odd socks to school, it couldn’t be simpler!  Odd Socks day will take place on the first day of Anti Bullying Week, Monday 12th November 2018 to help raise awareness around anti-bullying. You do not have to raise money to take part – the most important thing is the message of Odd Socks Day, having fun and celebrating our individuality.

Individual / Family Group Photos

Martin Grant photography will be coming to the school on Tuesday 13th November to take individual / family group photos of P1 to P7 and nursery classes.  All children will have their individual photos taken and family group photos taken.  You can then decide whether or not to buy them when you receive the proof.

Please ensure that your P1 – P7 child is wearing school uniform ( red sweatshirt) on this day.

 

Change to School Lunch Menu

Due to an error with food ordering there will be a change to the order of weeks on the menu for the next 2 weeks

 Week beginning 5th November we will follow week 3

 

Week beginning 12th November we will follow week 2

 

Apologies for any confusion caused.

Parking at Kinmylies Way

See the attached link from PC McLean regarding parking and road safety issues currently experienced at Kinmylies Way –  it contains important information on the enforcement of unsafe parking. Please be aware that Kinmylies Church are happy to let parents park in their car park when available. Please try to park considerately.

Community Beats – Parking Info Notice – Kinmylies Way 

Poppy Appeal 2018

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Poppies will be on sale daily from tomorrow Wednesday 31st October. Our P7 pupils will go round classes each day with the collection tins.

 

Well done!

Well done to all our pupils on their first “Lockdown” practice.  Every class managed to follow the protocol perfectly and we had a successful Lockdown of the school.  Children were quiet and sensible throughout the practice and followed all the instructions they were given. Well done everyone!

Info for parents

Tomorrow morning, we are going to have a practice of our “Lockdown” procedure.  Similarly to a fire drill, we are now asked to have plans in place for both evacuation and isolation of the building .  There are some incidents for which staying put is the safer option.  This may include severe weather, an incident in the local community or a distressed child.  All schools in Highland are developing these procedures – this is not in response to any perceived risk.  This has possibly been discussed with your child already or they will be told about it tomorrow morning before the practice takes place.  We ask you to chat this through with them and reassure that it is a normal procedure that will be treated the same way as a fire drill.  Similarly to the fire drill, this will be practiced at different times throughout the year so that children and staff are familiar with the procedure.