KELVINDALE PRIMARY SCHOOL
0141 334 5005
Parent Council Meet The Teacher
Next Parent Council meeting Wednesday 10th Tonight Tuesday, 18th September 7-8pm, followed
October 2012 at 7pm. Please email points for by PTA Cheese & Wine 7.30-9pm. This is an
agenda to: firstname.lastname@example.org opportunity for you to meet your child’s teacher and
PTA Meeting look at resources. We look forward to welcoming
you. Unfortunately, P1b ‘Meet The Teacher’ has
New members welcome
been postponed. P1b parents have been informed.
Wednesday 26th September 7.15pm.
Annual Fundraiser SEPTEMBER 2012
On Monday 8th October every class will take Tue 18th 7-8pm Meet The Teacher
part in our annual fundraiser for school funds. 7.30-9pm PTA Cheese & Wine
This year children enjoy taking part in an Thu 20th Inset Day - Pupil holiday
Obstacle Course. Each child will bring home a Fri 21st School Closed – Sept Weekend
sponsor form today. Please help your child raise Mon 24th School Closed – Sept Weekend
money for the school by encouraging family and Tue 25th School open for pupils and staff
friends to sponsor your child. Please do not Wed 26th PTA Meeting
allow your children to go door to door to ask Fri 28th Non Uniform Day / Fruity Friday
strangers for sponsorship. All money raised is OCTOBER 2012
for Kelvindale pupils. Wed 3rd Councillor Martin Rhodes visit
Wed 3rd 7pm P6 Parent Meeting - Blairvadach
Blairvadach Thurs 4th Final of The Green Awards
Mon 8th Obstacle Course Fundraiser
P6 Outdoor Education Trip Wed 10th Parent Council Meeting
Parents and P6 pupil information evening 7pm Fri 12th School Closes 3.15pm
Wednesday 3rd October in main hall. w/c 15th OCTOBER WEEK HOLIDAY
Mon 22nd School Opens – Breakfast Club 8am
Text Messaging Service Fri 26th Non Uniform Day/ Fruity Friday
From today we will use our text messaging NOVEMBER 2012
service for parents/ carers. The number of Fri 2nd Fancy Dress Parties
characters we can text is restricted so text Wed 21st Parents’ Eve 3.30-6.00pm
content will be short and to the point. Parents/ Thurs 22nd Parents’ Eve 5.30-8.00pm
carers may use the text number to contact the
school. School text number will be texted to School Improvement Plan &
all main contacts that we have a mobile
number tomorrow 19.9.12. Please keep our Standards & Quality Report
text number confidential as inappropriate use of Learning Community priorities this session are:
text messaging will be reported to the police. 1. Transitions (Pre 5 – P1) (P7 – S1)
Green School Award Finalist! 3. Numeracy
Kelvindale Primary has achieved a place in the 4. Health & Wellbeing
finals of this national competition, which in itself In addition we will also work on:
is a great achievement. We also reached the 5. Pupil Learning Logs
finals in 2010 … so fingers crossed we lift the 6. Very Able Pupils
award this time!
School Improvement Plan & Standards and
Quality Report available on website. If you do
School Clubs not have access to a computer copies are
Details of this term’s school clubs on website.
available from school office.
After School Clubs
After school clubs finishing at 4.30pm are Supermarket Vouchers
dismissed by the teacher/ coach from the main We are collecting Morrison’s ‘Let’s Grow’
entrance. Please meet your child there. Thank Vouchers issued for purchases £10 and above to
Curriculum for Excellence Calendar Competition
Information available on Congratulations to Blair Hay P5b whose entry to
Parentzone website. the ‘Choose The Right Path’ Positive Choices
www.educationscotland.gov.uk/parentzone competition has won a place in their calendar. As
well as winning a prize Blair’s won a visit for him
Bob Doris MSP and his classmates to The City Chambers. By all
On 7th September we welcomed MSP Bob accounts everyone had a great time! Well done!
Doris to our school. Mr Doris spoke with P4-7,
telling them about his role as an MSP in the Sporting Success!
Scottish Parliament. The children then enjoyed
Congratulations to Samuel MacLeod P6a selected
a question & answer session with Mr Doris
to represent the West of Scotland, as part of a
about his work, with a variety of interesting and
team of 3 boys and 3 girls, at the Agon 9 and
considered questions from the children.
Under Tennis Championships during the
summer. Samuel won all of his games (3 singles
Winter Fun Pack and 2 doubles matches) with the West team
£4 per child winning the gold medals. Well done Samuel ….
The pack includes: Look out Andy Murray!
1. Xmas Pantomime (2 performances)
2. Xmas Parties (snacks, juice, prizes, crackers, napkins) Great Citizenship!
3. Discos for parties Congratulations to Eve Di Nucci P7a who helped
4. Gifts P1-P3 pupils raise £340 for ‘Brandon’s Fund’, a charity for
You may pay 50p at a time to spread the Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy. Eve raised the
cost between now and Friday16th money by climbing to the top of The Cobbler and
November 2012. Please send money in to back! A great day out for a great cause. Well done!
the class teacher. Thank you.
Non Uniform Days
Occasional Happy Hats Day, our first non uniform day this
session, raised £179 for School Funds. Thank you
Pupil Home Lunch for your generosity.
Please ensure class teacher receives Next Non Uniform day: Fri 28th September
notification that your child will be going Theme: Pyjama Day (dress warmly underneath)
home for lunch. Collection to: Bobath Cerebral
P1-P3: Adult must meet child at main Please donate at least 20p.
entrance at 12.15pm. Fruity Friday !
P4-P7: Adult meet child at main entrance at At last week’s Parent Council Meeting it was
12.15pm or with parental written consent suggested we increase the number of healthy
your child may make their own way home. snack days throughout the year. It was agreed that
going forward on every non uniform day children
Cordia will be encourage to bring a piece of fruit for
I have been asked to inform you that Cordia is their morning interval snack. We hope you will
running a promotion in association with support this healthy initiative suggested by our
Wiseman Dairies from 1 – 5 October 2012 in all Parent Council.
primary school’s Fuel Zones. Cordia are asking
pupils to enjoy a school lunch during this week
and the 4 schools with the biggest increase in
Medication in School
uptake of lunches will then be given the prize of If your child requires short term medication in
a free class trip to Edinburgh Zoo to see the school, e.g. requires antibiotics before lunch for 4
days, parents/ carers must come in to school and
fill in an administration of medication authorisation
Organic Garden form. To assist parents/ carers this 2 page
Can you help? authorisation form will be made available on our
We are looking for volunteers to help with school website from next week should you wish to
harvest time in the garden during the school print and complete this form at home to save time.
day. You don’t need green fingers and even an Forms will be available in school office as usual.
hour would be a great help. Please contact Mrs
R Taylor DHT for more information. School Photographs
The new style class photograph was the clear
easyfundraising.org.uk winner in our vote recently. The photographer has
When you shop via the confirmed the class photographs will be issued
easyfundraising.org.uk website you help soon. A special thank you to our parent helpers
raise funds for our school. Why not try it out who helped in the playground for the staff
when online shopping for Christmas? photograph.
Cleveden Community Club Pupil Holidays in Term Time
Why not go along and try a range of sports and In line with Glasgow City Council Policy pupil
activities at the community club on Sundays in holidays in term time are not encouraged and
Cleveden Secondary School from 2pm-5pm. All time off can only be authorised by the head
ages welcome. Children under 10 years of age teacher in exceptional circumstances. All
must be accompanied by an adult. requests for time off must be made in writing
Autumn/ Winter Club dates
to the head teacher. Absence with no prior
September 2nd, 16th and 30th
October 28th explanation from parent/ carer has to be
November 11th and 25th recorded as unauthorised absence.
December 9th January 13th
Pupil Religious Observance
Pupil Voice In line with Glasgow City Council Policy pupil
Please see below the pupils representing their all requests for time off for religious
class this session in various roles within school. observance must be made in writing to the
Only first names are printed. head teacher. Absence with no prior
explanation from parent/ carer has to be
recorded as unauthorised absence.
Please do not hesitate to contact me,
I am always happy to help.
Class Pupil Council Eco Committee
1a Tess Marcus
1b Leo Evie
2/1 Christopher Rosalind
2a Izzi Larry
2b Jamie Brieze
3a Sophie Leon
3b Orla Salma Media Team
4/3 Oliver Ben Lewis
4a Marnie Sarah Carly
4b Rebecca Nico Taylor
5a Eilidh Molly Summer
5b Blair Eva Euan Junior Road Safety Reps
6a Caitlin Rachel Claudie Ailsa
6b Emma Hana Evie Shruti
7a Mia – President Ciaran Ewan
7b Thomas – President Laura Sam
Callum - Secretary