"Here Comes Summer - DOC"
GUARDBRIDGE GAZETTE March 2011 Another busy term at Guardbridge Milk, Meals & Breakfast School is nearing completion and we Following price increases on 1 April, the are all looking forward to the Spring costs are as follows: break. Milk: £0.17 daily (£0.85 per week) Meals: £1.70 daily (£8.50 per week) Hello and Goodbye Breakfast: £0.48 This term Aiden Pocha joined Primary 4 and has quickly The envelopes containing weekly money for school adapted to life at Guardbridge School. We are meals, milk and breakfast club will continue to be delighted to welcome Aiden and his family and look collected on Mondays as usual. forward to getting to know them. Vehicles We have also said farewell to Kieran, Tiegan, Chloe, Thank you for your co-operation when Andrew and Georgina and wish them all well at their new parking in Innerbridge Street and the schools. surrounding area, and when turning off the Visits and Visitors main road. Please continue to take care not We have been lucky enough to have several visitors to block driveways and garages belonging to our again this term including: neighbours and to slow down where many of our pupils Stuart Foggo, pipe band drumming instructor cross. Toni Russell, clarsach instructor Eco Committee Julia Complin, weaver Changes to the Green Flag Award Tom Weanie, Secret Food Mission scheme are afoot and in the future Christine Winstanley, volunteer flags will be awarded every two years Emma Bousie, work experience student after study of three specific areas. Gemma Sanderson, student This year we are continuing to look at Gillian Fyfe, RSPB all nine areas and our focus this term Jenna Hunter, dance taster instructor was Global Citizenship, Health & Dundee United Community Footballers Wellbeing, Waste Minimisation – we Sepa Team, High & Dry presentation raised £112 from the Clothing Bin in School Grounds. NHS/Adam Smith College, Best Project Pupils have also been out of school at the following Global Citizenship Week events: From 7 – 11 February our pupils held a week BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Multi Media of activities to raise awareness of global Concert at City Halls, Glasgow (P5-7) citizenship, and compared their lives with Burns Competition at Rothes Halls the lives of children in other parts of the world. The week culminated in a Fairtrade Fundraising Café and the pupils’ work also formed part of The purpose of our Non-uniform Days is to a Global Citizenship exhibition at Madras College. raise money either for School or for the many charities we try to support. If your Parent Council child chooses to come out of uniform please send a The Parent Council held a very enjoyable evening on small donation. We suggest 50p, but gratefully accept Tuesday 22 March in aid of funds. A representative any amount above this. Our Non-uniform Day in from “My Secret Garden” demonstrated their cooking January raised £25 for Guide Dogs and in February we products and provided lots of yummy tasters. A raffle raised £17.55 for school funds. We were delighted to was held and this raised £49. Sales secured a hamper send a cheque for £25 to UNICEF following our of goodies in commission. This is to be raffled next Fairtrade Café in the Hall during Global Citizenship term to further increase the monies raised. week. In addition, school supported Red Nose Day on The Parent Council are supporting Easter events with 18 March and were pleased to be able to send a the generous donations and hope to work with school donation of £100 to Comic Relief. next term developing the new garden. Your support in all of these ventures is greatly appreciated. GUARDBRIDGE GAZETTE March 2011 Headlice Parent Helpers As always, our advice is that girls with Sincere thanks to Mrs Miller and Mrs Milne who have longer hair should keep it tied back made an excellent job of refurbishing the School whenever possible and that wet combing library – this is to be officially opened next term; to the hair regularly will aid early Mrs Burt who has helped with musical accompaniments detection. Any instances of headlice and to Mrs Kent who came along to help with face should be reported to school. painting on Red Nose Day. Mrs Muir continues to chair the Parent Council and our thanks go to her and all the Congratulations Council members who support the work of the school. Congratulations to all our pupils for the hard work and Pupil Council effort they have demonstrated this term. In particular: Plans are progressing well for the new garden and Workers of the Week (Successful Learners and playground. Work will begin in earnest once the Hut Confident Individuals) - Chloe Forbes, Sarah-Jane goes! Watson, Emily Daykin, Lily Miller, Craig Burt, Keir The planter outside the Infant extension is now filled Dillon, Abigail Cousins, Louis Daykin, Emily Kennedy, and family planters are gradually appearing planted out Leanne Kinnear, Kayleigh Cuthbert, Aiden Pocha, Emily for Spring and Summer. Kent, Millie Reilly, Charlie Hunt Scottish Afternoon Starwriters (Succesful Learners) – Leanne Kinnear, Unfortunately the snow at the end of Shannon Simms, Louis Daykin ,Emily Kent, Ross Martin, November prevented us from hosting our Emily Daykin, Abigail Cousins, Keir Dillon Scottish Afternoon on St Andrews Day but Special Mentions (Effective we held the event on 28 January and Contributors) – Katie Leech, Chloe Forbes, parents, carers and friends experienced Lily Miller, Kyle Milne, Emily Kennedy, Ross an enjoyable afternoon of Scottish Martin, Joe Ruickbie, Callum Symms, Cyrus poetry, song and dance. Winners of the Burns Poetry Lukaszewski, Abigail Cousins, Charlie Hunt, Reciting Competition were: Kayleigh Cuthbert, Emily Daykin Primary 4 – Abigail Cousins & Cyrus Lukaszewski Good Citizens (Responsible Citizens) – Sean Primary 5 – Chloe Forbes Cuthbert, Sarah-Jane Watson, Lily Miller, Niamh Primary 6 – Craig Burt Snedden, Abigail Cousins, Lydia McCullough, Louis Primary 7 – Ross Martin Daykin, Emily Daykin, Chloe Forbes, Peter McCullough, Chloe and Craig then went on to represent the school at Patrick McCullough, Charlie Hunt, Joe Ruickbie, Emily the Fife Burns Competition. They did the school proud Kennedy and enjoyed the experience of performing in front of other schools. House Teams Motray organised a Dodgeball Competition in Night at the Movies Premiere February – this was so successful that All pupils this term have studied the topic School now has an Inter House Dodgeball “Night at the Movies”. This has been an League and teams play every Friday. I.C.T. based topic and the pupils have Eden are hosting a Quiz on Friday 1 April worked in groups preparing short and Seggie are running the Easter Egg animations. These activities involved writing Hunt in the School & Community Garden on Monday 25 a script, designing sets, creating characters and filming. April. Parents/Carers and friends will be invited to the Captains continue to nominate team mates who have Premieres next term. Watch out for your invitation and made a contribution to the team on a weekly basis. join us for this glittering event. GUARDBRIDGE GAZETTE March 2011 Absence & Lateness Diary Dates In the event of absence, please remember to notify Finally, here are some diary dates for next term. the school by telephone on the day of absence More details of many of the events will follow: and to send a note explaining the absence when your child returns. If this procedure is not Tuesday 19 April – Tuesday 28 June adhered to we are obliged to treat the absence as Swimming for Primaries 5, 6 and 7 unauthorised. If your child is to be late for Thursday 21 April any reason, again please notify the school as Decorated Egg Competition & Easter Assembly soon as possible. This is vital if your child requires a school meal at lunchtime as we have to Friday 22 April advise the kitchen of our numbers first thing each Holiday for Good Friday morning. Thursday 28 April Non-uniform Day Easter Arrangements Friday 29 April The Decorated Egg Competition will take place on Holiday for Royal Wedding Thursday 21 April. Pupils should bring their Monday 2 May eggs to school in the morning for judging. Holiday The winners will be announced at the Easter Assembly in the afternoon. All Friday 27 May parents/carers and friends are invited to Non-uniform Day the Assembly which begins at 2.00p.m. Monday 6 June An Easter Egg Hunt will take place in the School & Holiday Community garden on Monday 25 April between Tuesday 7 June 2.00p.m. and 3.00p.m. Again all are welcome to join in In-Service Day the fun! Tuesday 7 – Friday 10 June Thanks P7 pupils to Ardroy As always grateful thanks are extended to all Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 June parents/carers, friends, staff and of course, pupils Parent Interviews who make Guardbridge Primary School such a special Tuesday 14 or Wednesday 15 June place! P7 Enterprise Events at Madras Thursday 16 & Friday 17 June Freedom of Information P7 visits to Madras If anyone has any enquiries under the Freedom of Monday 20 June Information Act during the Christmas break they P7 Parent’s Evening at Madras should e-mail email@example.com or telephone the East & Levenmouth Area Thursday 23 June Education Office on 01334 659362. Sports Day for whole school Friday 24 June Leavers Assembly at 2pm Friday 1 July Last Day of Summer Term. School closes at 12.30pm