We are now on the official countdown to Christmas. There will be many events taking place over the coming weeks and we look forward to seeing you all at some point during this busy time. Our hall has been beautifully decorated by all our pupils. Who knew there was so many uses for a simple paper plate but pupils and staff have done a marvellous job.
At this time of year we look forward to all the festivities and on behalf of all the staff and pupils here at Loirston we hope you all have a Happy Christmas and wish you a happy and healthy start to 2014. We would like to thank you for your continued support during this year and look forward to working further with you in 2014.
Dates for your Diary
11/12/13 – Nativity Performances am and pm
12/12/13 – Christmas lunch
16/12/13 – Pantomime “Cinderella” in school (PM)
17/12/13 – Christmas Sing-a- Long
20/12/13 – School closes for staff and pupils
A huge thank you for all who turned out to our Christmas Fayre on Saturday. It was a great atmosphere and we hope you all enjoyed it. It is great to see our school so busy at such an event at the weekend. Such occasions also raise some much needed funds for the school and your support is very much appreciated. A huge thank you must go to our Parent Council for putting the effort into organising such an event. Many thanks from the school to Kelly McGrogan our Chair person and the Parent Council team for all their efforts.
This year Christmas lunch will be on Thursday 12th of December. In your child’s bag last week you should have received a slip
to return to school. It is important to return these promptly in order for the cook to make appropriate catering orders. We have asked for the slips to be returned by Friday 6th December. The price for Christmas lunch is £2.10 or a ticket which you have already purchased. Should you have any queries regarding lunch please do not hesitate to contact Linda our cook in the kitchen.
Christmas Performance/Charity work
This year’s Christmas performance is called “Santa’s Hat”. The early stages classes are busy rehearsing and perfecting their lines for next week. Letters have already been sent out this week regarding tickets and we look forward to welcoming you to our show. I’m sure it will be another great production. There is no charge for the show as we give all donations received to charity.
As always at this time of year we take the opportunity to support a local charity. This year we have opted for the Archie Foundation and there will be donation buckets at the entrance to our Christmas show. This year we have also opted to contribute to a local food bank helping people who may struggle a little more at this time of year. Attached to the bulletin is a list of a variety of items that you may wish to choose to donate to the support group called Instant Neighbour. Should you wish to donate any items please feel free to hand them into the school office.
Christmas Sing a long
Last year we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to entertain our families and the community with some festive songs whilst enjoying tea/coffee and a Christmas treat. This year we would like to do the same again with each year group working together to entertain you with some singing. Each year group has two songs they will perform to you whilst you enjoy your cup of something. At the end of this bulletin is a running order of times. The event will run on all morning on the 17th so feel free to stay and watch other classes as well as your own child’s. We hope you enjoy the morning. At the morning we will also have pre recorded our pupils singing and their will be CDs available for you to purchase and keep. A great last minute stocking filler for relatives. Each CD will contain all the songs performed by all classes and will cost £2.50 each.
Pantomime in School
This year we have managed to secure M&M Productions to come and have a pantomime here in school. It is a production of Cinderella and I am sure the pupils will thoroughly enjoy the show. The cost to bring this company to school is in excess of £600. Therefore we would ask for each child to contribute £1 towards the performance by bringing this to school on the day of the show. Thank you very much in advance for your help with this.
On a personal note I’d like to say Thank you for all the support I have received during 2013 from all the families and friends in the Cove community, I really do appreciate it.
I hope you all have a lovely holiday period and Christmas. Best wishes to all for the New Year
Christmas Sing –a- Long
Each child will be singing with their year group (i.e.) All pupils who are in P5 will sing together. This means that Mrs Beattie’s P5s, will sing alongside the P5 pupils from P4/5 and P5/6. Likewise the P2s in Mrs Smith’s class and Miss Pate’s class will sing alongside Mrs Ritchie’s.
Each year group will perform two Christmas songs they have learnt whilst you sit back and enjoy a festive treat.
As previously stated please feel free to stay for the morning and enjoy other pupil’s performances as well as your own child’s.
The running order will be as follows:
9.30am – P7 – (both P7a and P7b)
9.45am – P6 – (from P5/6 and P6)
10.00am – P5 – (From P5,P4/5 and P5/6)
10.15am – P4 – (From P4/5 and P4)
10.30am – p3 (From P3 and P2/3)
10.50am – Nursery
11.05am – P2 (From P1/2 and P2)
11.20am – P1 (From P1/2, P1a and P1b)