Raise money for Sciennes when shopping online

Did you know there is an easy way for you to help raise money for the Sciennes primary school community when shopping online?

It is called easyfundraising and just by adding a couple of extra clicks to your online shopping, you can help get the retailer to give us some funding.  Best of all, it does not cost you a penny extra!

First of all you should register to support Sciennes parent council on the easyfundraising website.

If you are not about to start shopping straight away, just now you can earn a £1 bonus donation if you first email scienneseventsfundraising@gmail.com as we can send you a refer a friend link by email to sign up.

Then how it works is:

Step 1. Start at our school website or here to go to easyfundraising
Let’s say you want to buy a pair of shoes from John Lewis. Instead of going to johnlewis.com directly, you first go to our link.

Step 2. Make a purchase
From the easyfundraising website, click through to John Lewis to make your purchase. This tells John Lewis you came from easyfundraising. The price of the shoes is exactly the same.

Step 3. Get a donation
After you buy your shoes, John Lewis will give you a cash reward that you can turn into a donation for your good cause. easyfundraising collect this and send it on at no extra cost.

There are over 2,700 well known retailers like Amazon, Argos, M&S, eBay (and many more!) who are part of the fundraising service.

You can find out more about the service in this YouTube video.

We have been using easyfundraising for years, and it’s helped us raised over £1,700 for our school and pupils.   You can help us raise more money, by remembering Sciennes at easyfundraising before you start shopping online!

To get started, just register now to support us.

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Latest volunteer request

Can you help to serve teas and coffees at our school’s parent consultation evenings on Tuesday 4 and Thursday 6 October, from 4–7 pm?

We are looking for volunteers to sign up in half hour blocks to serve teas and coffees. It’s a great way to meet other parents and have a wee chat and a hot drink!

To sign up please visit: http://doodle.com/poll/2rfeps267yk8ywau

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Volunteer vacancies

Parents and carers are always welcomed and encouraged to take part in our work to support our school and pupils.  We have added a new “volunteer” page to this website to make it easier to see how you can get involved.  You can find a link in the website menu above.

We currently have a number of opportunities including:

  • clerk of parent council – this is a paid role
  • convener of our communications group
  • fruit group volunteers
  • school streets volunteers.
  • Find out more about the roles and how to discuss and offer to help on our volunteer page.
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Building and facilities meeting

The first meeting of the year of our Building and Facilities Group takes place on Thursday 8 September at 7pm in school.  All Parents/Carers welcome.

The meeting will be discussing:
· NHS Lothian vacating the Sick Kids site next door
· Expanding Sciennes playground into Sciennes Road
· Setting the B&F Group’s agenda for this year.

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First parent council meeting on Thursday 1 September

All parents and carers are very welcome at our first Parent Council meeting which will be on Thursday 1 September from 7pm to 9pm, in room 16 at our school.

The agenda is below. We will explain what the Parent Council does and hear from the various sub-group leaders about their plans for this year. We will also discuss the findings of the survey we carried out last year. It is an opportunity for anyone to ask questions or to contribute ideas.

If you have any questions about the Parent Council you are welcome to email sciennesparentcouncil@gmail.com

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Events and Fundraising Group First meeting 29th Aug 2016

Parent Council Events and Fundraising Group
Invitation to first meeting of the year – ALL WELCOME
The first meeting for Events and Fundraising will be in School on Monday 29 August 2016 between 7 pm and 8 pm in Room number 16.
Everyone welcome especially if you have ideas and want to have fun helping the school.
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AGM 2016 – Agenda

Sciennes Parent Council Annual General Meeting   

Thursday 16th June 2016, 7-9pm, Room 16, Sciennes Primary School

Agenda Continue reading

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Draft Minutes from AGM 2015

Please follow the link below to see the minutes from last year’s Parent Council AGM. Please note that these minutes are still in draft form. Any comments or amendments can be sent to sciennesparentcouncil@gmail.com

Minutes of Sciennes Parent Council AGM 2015

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Parent Council Survey – closing date 13 June

REMINDER – LESS THAN A WEEK TO GIVE YOUR VIEWS IN OUR SURVEY

CLOSING DATE THIS MONDAY

As a parent or carer of a Sciennes pupil, is there anything you think could be improved further at school? Is there something you sometimes moan about? Do you have some an idea for a change that could be made? Continue reading

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Parent Council Vacancies

Parent Council needs you!

In advance of the Parent Council AGM on Thursday 16 June at 7pm in the school, we’d like to recruit candidates for various Parent Council vacancies. If you are interested in putting forth your name or in nominating somebody, please email sciennesparentcouncil@gmail.com. Continue reading

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