Autumn

Friday Letter – Newsletter

Dates for the diary

Monday 5thNovember –Staff Development Day – Children off school

Thursday 8thNovember-Good News Club – 3pm – 4pm (P4-P7)

Saturday 10thNovember –AQE Test 1

Thank You

Thank you to all the pupils, staff and parents for a fantastic first half term.  We are looking forward to next term and all that it will bring.

Parent Consultations

Thank you to all the parents who attended parent consultations this week. 

Class Photographs

Some of you may have noticed our lovely welcome board in the foyer with all the class pictures.  We normally only take class pictures of P1 and P7 and these were the only pictures that the company sent proofs of.  However, if anyone would like to order a class picture (£15), please contact Dawn after half term and we can place an order.  Any orders need to be placed with Dawn and paid before Friday 9thNovember.

Lunch Menu

For week beginning Monday 5thNovember 2018, we will be following Week 1 on the school lunch menu.  Thank you to Judith and her team for a fantastic Hallowe’en feast on Wednesday and all the lovely prizes.

Theatre Trip

Thank you to everyone who has made payment towards the theatre trip. Just a reminder that the total cost of this trip will be £10 per child which can be paid in full or in 2 instalments – 1st payment to be made before Friday 26thOctoberand final payment to be made before Friday 16th November.  Payment can be made via school money or sent into class teachers.

Half Term

School will finish for all pupils today at 2pm for half term break.  Pupils will return to school on Tuesday 6thNovember 2017.

P5/6 – Class Assembly

Parents, grandparents and friends of our Primary 5/6 children are invited to a special class assembly on Thursday 29th November at 9.30am.  This will be a celebration of the children’s work and we look forward to welcoming you all to school.  Please stay for tea/coffee afterwards.

School Development Day

School will be closed on Monday 5th November for staff training.  Staff will be receiving IPad training and developing action plans for our core subjects within our school development plan.

Things to do this Autumn

Autumnal wander

Kick the leaves

Carve a pumpkin

Bake a cake

Fly a kite

Read a good book

Eat an apple straight from a tree

Wednesday Letter – 26th October 2016

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Dates For Your Diary
Friday 28th October Harvest Service @ 10am, Finish school @ 12noon (all children) 
*Monday 31st October – Monday 7th November (inclusive) – Half Term Holidays* 
Monday 7th November Staff Development Day 
Tuesday 8th November Children start back to school, After School Clubs start 

Thank You 
Thank you to all the pupils, staff and parents for a fantastic first half term. We are looking forward to next term and all that it will bring. 

Parent Consultations 
Thank you to all the parents who have attended and will be attending parent interviews this week. 

Harvest in School 
Our Harvest Service will take place in school on Friday 28th October at 10.00am. We look forward to celebrating Harvest with all the pupils, parents and friends. Please take a chance on Friday to look at display boards in school – they are fantastic. 

Half Term 
School will finish for all pupils on Friday 28th October at 12 noon for half term break. Pupils will return to school on Tuesday 8th November 2016. 

School Development Day 
School will be closed on Monday 7th November for staff training. Staff will be planning for the progression of numeracy skills and developing monthly overviews for literacy and numeracy. 

After – Schools Clubs 
Just a reminder that our afterschool clubs will start on Tuesday 8th November – Cookery from 2-3pm for P2 – P3 and Art and Craft from 3pm – 4pm for P4 – P7. 

Things to do this Autumn 
Autumnal wander 
Kick the leaves 
Carve a pumpkin 
Bake a cake 
Fly a kite 
Read a good book 
Eat an apple straight from a tree

Portballintrae Residents’ Association 
Friday 28th October 
Hallowe’en Party in Village Hall – 2.30pm – 4pm 
Entertainment by Mr Hullabaloo 
(Admission is by ticket only) – £1 per ticket. 
Samba Band & Lantern Parade leaving village hall @ 7.30pm followed by fireworks over the bay (Lanterns on sale (£1) from 7pm in the Village Hall) 
* Contact Fran Milligan (20731868) for more details and to purchase tickets for the Hallowe’en Party.* 

School Dinner Menu 

Monday 7th November 2016 
School closed – Staff Development Day 

Tuesday 8th November 2016 
Baked Potato, Cheese & Beans or Chicken & Broccoli Bake 
Salad, Coleslaw, Mash 
Chocolate Brownie & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt 

Wednesday 9th November 2016 
Spaghetti Bolognese or Chilli Chicken Wrap 
Herb Dice, Mash, Veg 
Frozen Raspberry Flavoured Mousse or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt 

Thursday 10th November 2016 
Roast Gammon Stuffing Balls & Gravy 
Roast & Mash Potatoes 
Veg 
Banana Cake & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt 

Friday 11th November 2016 
Chicken Curry, Rice & Naan or Oven Baked Sausages 
Chips, Peas, Salad 
Arctic Roll & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt