We are delighted to welcome back Team Leith after the Spring holiday and ready to get going with lots of exciting projects and events this term.
The last week of our Spring term was jammed packed with taster activities for all classes and focussed sessions around the theme of health and wellbeing. Thank you to Ms McDonald for organising a great Health Week 2022!
Many families and children enjoyed a wonderful Easter Fun Event organised by our parent council, LPPC, which was held on the Links outside school on the last day of term. It was the first, we hope, of many more events where we can get together again as a school community. We still await further guidance on when indoor gathering will be allowed in school buildings but will keep you posted.
Congratulations to Ms Scott Dickins (P7a) and to Ms Hamilton (Nursery) who got married during the Easter break. Both will continue to use the same surnames.
Time Keeping and Uniform
Our pupils looked wonderful in their school uniform and school colours today. Thank you to all parents and carers for your support with this effort.
School uniform gives pupils a sense of belonging, of pride in their school and community and a sense of being equal amongst their peers. A reminder that school uniform/colours are expected to be worn by all pupils everyday unless there is a specific reason to dress down eg; a fancy dress day or outdoor education trip. We are very happy to support families with obtaining school uniform grants or access to school clothing. Please get in touch with our family support workers Danni or Liz to discuss this further.
NB: Pupils who routinely refuse to wear school uniform/colours may be asked to wear a pre-loved school sweatshirt during the school day.
Thank you also for helping today’s switch to our original start and finish times. All classes now start at 8.50am with P1 and P2 finishing at 3pm Monday to Thursday and 12 noon on Fridays and P3-P7 finishing at 3.15pm Monday to Thursday and 12.25pm on Fridays.
Prompt school attendance is vital for pupils to start the day feeling positive, settled and aware of important learning and instructions. We know that pupils who regularly attend school late or have multiple days absence tend to show more signs of stress and anxiety, have more problems with sustaining positive friendships, have lower levels of confidence in their learning. Importantly, they miss out on vital learning opportunities which can impact on their progress and attainment. We are highly committed to ensuring all our pupils attend school each and every day to maximise their chance of doing and feeling well. If you feel attendance is an issue for your child we would like to help and may be in touch soon if your child’s attendance is significantly low (<90%).
Dates for Your Diary
Please be aware of the following dates this term:
Monday 2nd May – Bank Holiday
Tuesday 3rd May – Staff In Service Day
Week beginning 16th May – Diversity Week (more details to come)
24th – 27th May – P7 at Benmore Outdoor Residential Trip
Tuesday 24th May – P5 Snappy Opera at The Queen’s Hall (evening, details to come)
Wednesday 25th May – LPPC AGM
Wednesday 1st June – Sports Day (more details to come)
Thursday 2nd June – Victoria Day
Friday 3rd June – Exceptional Closure for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
[Wednesday 8th June – alternative Sports Day if raining on 1st]
Thursday 9th June – New P1 Induction Day
Monday 13th June – P6 Trinity House Performance
Tuesday 14th June – P6 Trinity House Performance
14th -16th June – P7 High School Transition Days
Week Beginning 20th June – Meet the Teacher Week
Thursday 23rd June – P7 Show – Bugsy Malone (afternoon)
Thursday 30th June – P7 Leavers’ Assembly (afternoon)
Friday 1st July – TERM ENDS
Wednesday 17th August – New School Session Starts for Pupils