Dear Parents and Carers,
- HM Inspectors from Education Scotland will be visiting us to conduct an inspection during the week commencing 13 January 2020. You can find out more about inspection, from the Inspection and review documentation pages of Education Scotland’s website. As part of the inspection, Inspectors gather the views of stakeholders via an online survey which is available from https://forms.education.gov.scot/s/04&seed=5521726&t=1. Please complete the survey by 19 December 2019. Inspectors will also be meeting with groups of parents during the inspection so to be part of that discussion you should complete the survey with additional links provided to indicate your interest in taking part.
- Congratulations to Skye in P6C, she is the overall winner of Daniel Johnston’s Christmas Card Competition. I am told the standard of entries was very high this year, so well done everyone to all our children who entered. Illustrations on Twitter.
- P7B pupils worked with the Humanist Society to remember lost species as part of their learning on Remembrance Day on November 30th. Their theme was ‘Lost Species and ‘Lost Words.’ They produced beautiful art work and found their Gaelic names too. Please have a look at https://www.facebook.com/102428006480881/posts/2737525112971144/?vh=e&d=n
- We are sorry to hear a former Head Teacher of Bruntsfield, Mr David Strachan who retired from Bruntsfield in 1996, passed away recently. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
- Food allergies, one of our children has severe allergies to nuts and peanuts. We all really appreciate it if you could please send snacks to school and after school clubs which are allergy free.
- P1 Nativity is on Wednesday 18 December at Barclay Viewforth Church at 2pm. All P1 parents and carers are invited to attend, details from your class teachers. All the children will have the chance to see the dress rehearsal on Monday.
If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.
We sent an email with summary points from NHS on how to reduce the risk from the viruses which are going around just now.
Key advice we are all asked to follow and helpful websites are:
- Regular hand washing with liquid soap and running water
- Covering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
- Using a disposable paper tissue, disposed off immediately after use.
- You can teach your child to sneeze into the ‘crook’ of their arm rather than their hands, if they don’t have a tissue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQINuSTP1jI
- Good general cleaning of surface that everyone touches often e.g. TV remote, light switches, door handles, toilet flushes and tap heads.
To avoid infections spreading, please remember Children and staff should not return to school until completely well and 48 hours after symptoms have stopped.