CORSTORPHINE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Dear Parents / Carers ________________________________________
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
A very warm welcome to the new session 2009/10 ________________________________________
with hopes that you and your children had a really
lovely summer holiday. We have been delighted to A reminder that you will always receive a letter
welcome all of your children back to school. A informing you about after school clubs restarting,
particularly warm welcome is extended to all of our with a request to return a reply slip to state an
new children and parents in the Nursery, P1 and interest. You will then receive a return letter
throughout other stages of the school. confirming that your child has a place.
________________________________________ These letters will be coming out over the next few
REFURBISHMENT UPDATE weeks. Mrs Connolly will continue to co-ordinate all
________________________________________ after school clubs.
The planned refurbishment to the school has ACHIEVEMENTS
progressed very successfully over the holidays. ________________________________________
The dining unit has been successfully installed and
looks a very attractive space both for eating and for Congratulations to last term’s P4 football teams. The
learning. Unfortunately due to a very last minute two teams played 31 games between them with both
minor hitch, it will not be functioning until Monday 24 having excellent seasons, winning 25 games, drawing 2
August. This week the children who had ordered and only losing 4. It was particularly pleasing for the
school lunches were supplied with a packed lunch and coaches to see how the able players encouraged and
a separate letter was issued on this matter. brought on other team mates. Both coaches and
If you are dropping children off to school on Monday players are looking forward to another good year.
morning and would like a quick peek, I will organise ________________________________________
this at 8.50am. VOLUNTEERS
The old library has been reinstated as a very ________________________________________
beautiful light and spacious classroom for P5T, and
the old dining room has gone through the first stage We very much encourage parent involvement at
of a transformation into a wonderful new library. The Corstorphine where this is possible. If you feel that
library will not be completed until the beginning of you would be able to help out in school, this includes
September as we are still waiting for the furniture parents who have routinely helped us in the past,
to arrive. We plan to have an exciting ‘Grand Opening’ there are a variety of tasks which really benefit
in October. from parental involvement including:-
You will have an opportunity to see all of these Organisation of fruit for P1-2
refurbishments on the ‘Meet the Helping with reading book organisation
Teacher/Headteacher’ evening on Wednesday 16 Helping children practice reading
September from 7-9pm. This evening is referred to Helping children play games which reinforce
in the Annual Calendar as the ‘Parents Curriculum learning
Talk’ If you have even a few hours to spare we’d love to
hear from you. Please fill in and return the slip at the
end of this newsletter to let us know when you are
available to help.
PACKED LUNCH BOXES THANK YOU GARDENERS
Another reminder that packed lunch boxes this A huge thank you to our faithful parent and pupil
session will be stored in children’s school bags. Bags gardeners who came in to school during the holidays
will hang on the pegs in the corridor. If your child’s and kept all of our tubs and troughs well watered.
packed lunch box does not currently fit in their The playground areas are looking so very attractive
school bag, could you please provide a carrier bag (or at the moment thanks to all of this loyal support.
other) for this purpose. ________________________________________
This week we have been delighted to welcome to the
A final reminder that all children at school are staff Mrs Pam Coats who takes over from Mrs
encouraged to wear school uniform every day. Even Corbett as School Administrator.
occasional lapses for individual children can begin to We have also been delighted to welcome back Mrs
encourage a casual attitude across the school Miller who returns from maternity leave.
towards this most important feature of our school ________________________________________
ethos. VOLUNTEERS RETURN SLIP
________________________________________ Name of parent: Tel No:
Please find attached information for parents/carers Child(ren)’s Name(s) Class(es)
on swine flu, issued by the Scottish Government.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have
any concerns about children with medical conditions I would be available to help on the following
which make them particularly vulnerable to infection. days/times
________________________________________ (Please tick the sections representing times you
BREAKFAST CLUB would be available)
________________________________________ 9am 10.30am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm
Please note that as from Monday 24 August, the Tue
Breakfast Club will move premises to the new dining Wed
unit. Children should enter by the door at the side of Thurs
the building. Fri
WET WEATHER Thank you for your support.
On wet mornings parents are encouraged not to send Yours sincerely
children to school until very near to 8.50am. The
school doors open at 8.40am on wet mornings to allow
children into the building a little earlier.
Mrs J Ross