Christmas Message from Ms Craig

Dear Parents/Carers and Friends of Leith Primary School and Nursery

Thank you for all your kind messages and seasonal good wishes to our hard working staff at the end of this extraordinarily challenging year. I’d like to take this opportunity to recognise the enormous efforts of our wider school community team: our teachers, PSAs, office team, nursery staff, leadership team, lunch staff, cleaners, janitorial, crossing patrol, family support staff, LPPC, community police, allied health team, additional for learning service team, out-of-hours childcare providers, our students, our multiple community partners, loyal supporters of the school and most importantly our parents, carers and grandparents. This year, we simply could not have managed without you. Despite the many unique challenges this year brought, all of us continue to work together towards one common purpose; to support the wellbeing, learning and development of our wonderful young people who each, individually deserve the very best we can give them. On behalf of our ‘wee Leithers’, my heartfelt thanks to every one of you. It appears that 2021 may continue to bring further uncertainty and challenge. But we have our well developed contingency and renewal plans, the hope of the new COVID vaccines and the support of each other in our strong Leith Primary School community. We are Leithers and we will persevere!

For now, it is time for us to rest, be with family if we can, indulge a little in whatever lifts our spirits and think about what we are grateful for.

On a more practical note, please ensure that we have your most up-to-date mobile phone number and email address. If you have changed either contact recently, please let us know ASAP so we can update our records. Important information will be sent to both main carers from the school and the centrally by the council so it is critical we have these details on file.

Class teachers will communicate with parents directly via Online Learning Journals. There are still a few parents/carers who have not logged on to their child’s profile. It is really important you do this soon. Let us know if you would like your password reset.

Information about what will happen in the new year will be sent to you directly by email from the City of Edinburgh Council and by the school. We will also continue to update the school website with all the need-to-know information.

Please have a warm and restful winter break whatever your plans are and we look forward to seeing you all in 2021.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Fiona Craig

Headteacher