Following a vote at the AGM, Sciennes School Council has formally changed its name to become Sciennes Parent Council. The reason for doing this was it was felt that it makes the membership of the group clearer and it reflects the terms used by City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Government.
In spite of the weather, the Sciennes Summer Fair made an amazing £4240 – thank you to everyone who supported this event.
The School Council AGM is taking place on Thurs 12th June, 7pm at the school (sign will be up as you go in directing you to where it is being held). This year, important changes are being proposed to change the name of the School Council to ‘Parent Council’ and to the structure itself. Click here for new proposed structure / governance model and here for the proposed revised constitution.
Sciennes Primary School Football Club are also updating their constitution -click here for details.
All Sciennes Primary parents and carers are very welcome and there will be updates on funds raised and on the work of the different subgroups. Hope to see you there!
Preparations for the Commonwealth-themed Sciennes Summer Fair are shaping up really well. Here’s the final requests / bits of info:
-TICKETS FOR THE FAIR – can be bought on wisepay – if you buy in advance you qualify for a discount. You can buy on the day also.
- TOMOBOLA DONATIONS (bottles, toiletries, small gifts)
- VOLUNTEERS particularly for during and after the fair. Click here to fill in the volunteer form online.
- HOMEBAKING: can be brought in on the day of the fair or taken into school the day before.
Today pupils and parents had the chance to buy tickets for the Sciennes Fair-Bear prize draw which will be held at the Summer Fair on Saturday 7th June – a big thank you to our p4a helpers who did a sterling job. At one point, Fair-Bear was bodyslammed by 5 pre-schoolers and he tried not to take offence by the number of parents saying they would buy a ticket but REALLY hoped they would not win him as they weren’t sure where he would go. Fair-bear is currently residing in Mrs Noble’s office – the winning ticket will be drawn at the summer fair.
If you want a chance to win the Sciennes Fair-Bear bring 20p into school on Fri 30th May and buy a ticket at going-home time in the playground. Exact change only please. You can also buy tickets at the Summer Fair on Sat 7th June 1-4pm (tickets are on sale on wisepay).
Can you volunteer to help out at the Sciennes Summer Fair on Saturday 7th June? Click on this link and complete the volunteer sign up form. Thank you!
Tickets are now on sale for the Sciennes Summer Fair which is taking place on Saturday 7th June, 1pm – 4pm. To mark this Commonwealth year, there are additional activities and events including appearances by Commonwealth medallists. A ceilidh on the street outside the school is planned to round off the event. Come along and join in the fun!
Click here for 2014 Sciennes Summer Fair flyer
The Swimathon kicks off on the 12th of May. Let’s all work together to get sponsorship forms filled out. This year funds are being raised to support sporting activities at Sciennes Primary School.
On event day please remember to send your child to school with a towel and their swimming costume in a waterproof bag and include goggles if required.
Thank you to everybody’s efforts so far, in particular to those who have volunteered to help out on event day. If you have an hour to spare during Swimathon week please consider volunteering through http://doodle.com/v7pi8kfkqs3pn654
To minimise the administration time of the fundraising team everybody is encouraged to use the MyDonate webpage to make donations https://mydonate.bt.com/events/sciennesswimathon2014/126616 . An online sponsorship guide has been prepared and is attached to this email. Although if required, sponsorship money/ cheques can still be handed into school.
The latest Health and Wellbeing Subgroup has made great progress in the few months since it was set up. The group was established in response to the School Council Parent Survey. Big thanks to Anita Drury for her hard work in getting the subgroup underway. Click here for the latest minutes.
All parents and carers are welcome to come along to the School Council Meeting taking place 7-9pm in the staff room on Thursday 24th April.