September Newsletter 2020


September Newsletter 2020

September Newsletter 2020

Welcome back……

It is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to everyone who is either returning to our school or coming for the first time.  Thank you to everyone for assisting us with the various changes that have been implemented as we begin the new ‘normal’ in light of Covid-19.

Our classes this year are as follows:

PRINCIPAL    Mrs McCabe

P1 –  Mrs Lorimer, Mrs Morris & Mrs Wilson

       Assistants Mrs G Hanna & Mrs L Hanna

P2 – Mrs Annett, Mrs Campbell & Mrs Malcolmson

       Assistant Mrs Chambers 

P3 – Mrs Coffey, Mrs Graham & Miss Knox

        Mr Stevenson (Tuesday / Wednesday)

P4 – Mrs Donnelly, Mrs Henderson and Mrs McMath

P5 – Mrs Ferguson and Mrs Gordon

       Mr Stevenson (Thursday)

P6 – Mrs Russell, Mrs Peters / Mrs McKinney & Miss Parke

P7 – Mr Quinn (VP) & Mr Annett 

SENCO – Mrs Patterson

LEARNING SUPPORT / AUTISM CENTRE –    Mrs Annett       

  Assistants – Mrs Forsythe & Mrs Kennedy

SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTANTS – 

Mrs McKee, Mrs Burns, Mrs Stevenson, 

Mrs Weir, Mrs Baird & Mrs Johnston

EXECUTIVE OFFICER – Mrs K Parke 

CLERICAL OFFICER    –  Mrs C Morris

REPROGRAPHICS / CLASS SUPPORT – Mrs Haugh 

LIBRARIAN / CLASS SUPPORT – Mrs Cassidy

BUILDING SUPERVISOR – Mr David Parke

SUPERVISORS – Mrs Burns, Mrs Cousins, Mrs Curry, Mrs L Hanna, Mrs Keen, Mrs McCartan, Mrs McCullough, Mrs Orr, Mrs Speers and Mrs McKee.

 ARRIVING TO SCHOOL

Staggered arrival and pick up times have been 

introduced to limit interactions and avoid gatherings 

at the school gates and car park. 

We would encourage pupils to walk to school where 

it is safe and practical to do so.

Parents/Guardians will not be permitted into the school buildings unless by prior appointment or in an emergency.  Use of PPE may be required.

On arrival pupils should enter the school by the following doors and proceed to their classrooms. 

FAMILIES WHOSE SURNAME BEGIN WITH A TO G – ARRIVE AT 8.50AM

FAMILIES WHOSE SURNAME BEGIN WITH H TO M – ARRIVE AT 9.00AM

FAMILIES WHOSE SURNAME BEGIN WITH N TO Z – ARRIVE AT 9.10AM

ENTRY TO SCHOOL

P1 – Pupils enter via emergency exit doors directly into their classrooms

 P2 – Pupils enter via P1/P2 door from P1 playground

P3C, P4D, P4H, P6R – Door beside assembly hall

P3G, P4McM, P6 Parke – Enter directly to mobiles

P3K, P5F, P5G, P6Mck/P – Enter through main door

P7 – Pupils to enter via P7 toilets door

LSC and ASC – Pupils to enter via Unit playground

LEAVING SCHOOL

Pupils will exit the building by the same doors that they entered.

 P1  –  times to be confirmed

P2 & P3 – 2.05pm

P4 & P5 – 2.50pm

BUS PUPILS – 3pm

P6 and P7 – 3.05pm

 P1 – P3 BUS     2pm BUS

P4 – (THURSDAY)

LUNCH

We advise that all plastic lunch boxes, bottles and containers are thoroughly washed and cleaned every evening. Please ensure any food sent into school can be easily managed by your child i.e opened or peeled by themselves.  

 Children will need a water bottle – but please be aware that there will not be any access to refilling bottles during the day. 

NB: Products containing nuts or traces of nuts are not permitted in school.

DINNER MONEY 

The school will be moving to a cashless system from the end of September 

 (further details will follow).

 School dinners will cost £2.60 per day 

(£13.00 per week). 

Any dinner money for the month of September

 must be placed in a sealed envelope or money pouch 

clearly labelled stating the child’s name and days for dinner and given to the class teacher at the beginning of the week. Please send exact money. Dinners can only be ordered and paid for at the beginning of each week.

UNIFORM – Please ensure your child wears the proper uniform each day and all items are clearly named.  Black School shoes must be worn.  Hair must be tidy

 (NO extreme hairstyles or colours) and long hair should be tied back. 

PHONING – We will only be phoning home for very good reasons. Please ensure that your child is equipped at the beginning of each school day with mid morning snack, water, lunch, PE gear etc and they know how they are getting home.

MOBILE PHONESNO pupil mobile phones 

      are permitted in school!

NO FOOTBALLS –  Some outdoor play equipment will be 

      available, so please do not bring in 

      footballs etc from home.

 CHANGES

If you have changed your address, telephone number, 

mobile telephone number or any other contact please 

complete the slip below and return it to the school office 

as soon as possible.  

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT WE HAVE THIS INFORMATION CORRECT FOR CONTACT PURPOSES.

Name _______________________________ Childs Class ______________

Change of home Address ________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

Home telephone _______________________________________________

Mother’s mobile ________________________________________________

Father’s mobile________________________________________________

Change of other contact _________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

 EMAIL ADDRESS

For contact purposes we ask that you would kindly 

provide an email address for a parent or guardian.

——————————————-

Child/Children name ____________________________

and class      

Parent email address _______________________________

CAR PARK SAFTEY/ KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE

 We would like to remind everyone to drive safely through the school car park! When collecting children please park in the 

appropriate spaces and leave a clearance for

 traffic to keep flowing carefully.

 DO NOT park on the zebra crossings and be

 cautious of children using them. 

 When parking on the Harbour Road please

 leave spaces clear for children to cross with

 care with the patrol officer.

ALLERGY ADVICE

A reminder to advise you that we have children in school who suffer from a

 severe allergy to all nuts and products containing nuts.

Children with this condition may have a severe reaction, 

which could prove fatal if they come into contact with nuts.  

Consequently, I would ask that no nuts or related products 

(e.g. Kinder Bueno, Nutella spreads, peanut butter etc.) 

are brought into school for your child’s break or packed lunch.  Your agreement with this and compliance could prevent a life threating situation developing.  I am sure you will appreciate the reasons for making this request and trust that you will give it your full co-operation.

MEDICAL INFORMATION

If your child carries his/her own medication (i.e. Inhalers) in school, 

 please contact the office and complete the appropriate form 

and we can make the class teacher aware. 

It is vital that we have all the correct information 

for any medical condition.

Also please return Epi pens, inhalers and any emergency medication needed for your child to the School Office.

SCHOOL POLICIES

School policies are available on the school website.

Mrs H McCabe