Dear Parents/Carers and Pupils,
I hope that you have all enjoyed a restful summer break, whether you stayed at home or ventured further afield. I am looking forward to welcoming everyone back next week and wanted to let you know about a few things before we return.
Staff have begun to get ready for the new term, painting walls, rearranging classrooms and planning an exciting first few weeks back. They will return to work officially on Monday and Tuesday with pupils returning on Wednesday 17th August at 8.50am.
I am enormously delighted to welcome our new Leithers to the LPS family, including our P1 pupils who will start in two smaller groups before joining together on the 22nd. Letters were sent to all P1 parents at the end of last term with details of both groups. Please get in touch with our office next week if you did not receive this.
I am very happy that we will be able to offer a warm Leith welcome to a group of Ukrainian children who are currently living on the MS Victoria, currently docked at Leith. I know that the school community will extend their friendship and kindness to our new Ukrainian friends during this challenging time in their lives, as we do to all our families seeking refuge in sunny Leith. It’s just what Leithers do!
The first edition of the new school handbook is now available with updates that you may find useful for the new school year, including how to purchase school sweatshirts. The schools handbook is now produced centrally with additions relevant for Leith Primary to ensure consistency across all schools within the authority. It is therefore much more comprehensive than previous editions.
Unfortunately, our new breakfast club provider, ELOSCN, has been unable to recruit sufficient staff in time for the start of term. If you or someone you know would be interested in working approximately eight hours a week for the school breakfast club, please get in touch with us or with ELOSCN directly as we would love to have you on board. Without committed staff, the breakfast club cannot run and it is such a vital service for many of our families so please do consider applying.
Once again, I am really looking forward to welcoming you all back next Wednesday at 8.50am. I hope that you get the chance to enjoy the remainder of this lovely warm summer weather.