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Destiny Angels Christmas Appeal

Christmas Hamper Contents List

This time of year can be very hard for many people. At school we have decided to support Destiny Angels who provide Christmas Hampers to people in crisis. Destiny Angels also have a food bank which runs on a Thursday where people are able to come along and receive food support. Destiny Angels are anticipating a desperate need for additional supplies over the festive period, in particular food items and toiletries so that they can support as many people as possible.

Above is a suggested list of items Destiny Angels urgently need. We will be collecting in school for this charity over the next 2 weeks. If you are able to help us with this appeal please send in a donation of something on the list and we will ensure it gets to Destiny Angels in time for Christmas.  Many thanks!

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ECO Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, you will no doubt be thinking about all the greeting cards you need to send. The school eco committee hoped that you could consider sending one class card instead of individual cards to each pupil. This would make a huge difference to the environment and significantly reduce the amount of waste within the school.

If every child receives a card from everyone in their class,  that adds up to 14,520 cards sent! Try thinking of alternatives like e-cards and class cards.

After Christmas, please remember to recycle your cards.

Christmas Tree

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UPDATE ON DIARRHOEA AND VOMITING IN SCHOOLS

A number of schools across Lothian have reported an increase in pupils with vomiting and/or diarrhoea.  The symptoms are suggestive of viral gastroenteritis (also known as norovirus or winter vomiting disease) which is known to be currently circulating in the community.  It is usually a short lived self-limiting illness from which children and adults recover quickly.

Further information about norovirus and its prevention can be found at norovirus.jpg

To minimise the likelihood of developing norovirus we recommend:

  • If your child develops vomiting and/or diarrhoea please ensure they remain off school until they have been symptom free for at least 48 hours.  This advice applies at all times.  So for instance if your child becomes unwell over the weekend they should not attend school on Monday even if by then they feel well.
  • Ensure that all members of your family wash their hands frequently using warm water and liquid soap, especially after using the toilet and before eating or preparing food.
  • https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/norovirus

 

 

 

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Bethleben

A huge well done to everyone in P2 for their fantastic performances of Bethleben, our Nativity this year! The classes have all worked so hard over the last few weeks to learn the songs and their lines and during their rehearsals to get ready for the performances. It was wonderful to welcome so many of our P2 parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters and friends to school over the two performances. We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!

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Extension Plans

If you have a few minutes please remember to take part in the consultation on our extension which is currently available on the Council Planning Department web site. This consultation closes on the 19th of December 2017. Comments can be made via the planning portal.

The reference numbers are as follows:

17/05182/FUL – extension with up to eight classes (pitch option)

17/05183/FUL – two storey extension with up to eight classes (the embankment option).

 

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School Review

All Parents,

As per the letter from the Education, Children and Families Committee regarding the proposal to close Currie High School.

Thank you all so much for your tremendous response to the Parent Council Survey. We have collated the results and will be sharing high level themes and results with you shortly.

The next stage of this feedback process is to make your views heard or for you to supply feedback to Edinburgh Council on this proposal – please find the link below.

We have only until the 12th of December to do this, although we are aiming to get this date extended:

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20263/edinburgh_schools_review/1660/west_and_south_west_schools_review/2

As the website is timing out after 15 mins please write up your feedback elsewhere initially and then copy this into the form.

If you have any questions about these proposals or if you wish to get involved with your parent council please contact us at parent_council_curriePS@outlook.com.

Caroline Brown (Communications on behalf of the Parent Council)

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Eco Green Flag Award

After P6’s very successful Christmas Market the children walked up to the bottle bank to recycle the wine bottles from the water and wine stall. This type of thing helps the school to maintain their eco Green Flag Award.

 

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Currie Primary Active School Extra Curricular Clubs

https://currieprimary.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/active-school-extra-curricular-clubs-jan-to-march-18.docx

Extra-Curricular Clubs Form

 

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Pentland Book Group Event

We had an exciting afternoon at The Pentland Book Group event held at Currie Community High School on Saturday. Our P4/5 Choir had their first performance and sang beautifully – we were all very proud of them. In addition, we had three winners from the Pentland Book Groups P7 short story competition where all the P7 pupils in all the schools in the Pentlands area were asked to write a short story of no more than 500 words entitled Peace At Last. Huge congratulations to Hannah and Christopher who were awarded a merit certificate for their entries and to Mary for coming 3rd out of all the school who took part!

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P6 Christmas Market 2017

This year, P6 ran the Christmas Market on November 29th. It was really successful and we made a profit of over £1300! Thank you if you came along – we couldn’t have done it without you.

We had a wide range of items on sale including cake, Snow Slime and handmade decorations. There were fun games like Water or Wine, Carrot Dip, Santa Search and many more. The Tombola and Raffle were very popular, with both selling out before the end!

On Thursday, we sold the left over cakes to the school and then spent time counting up all the money and calculating the profit. It was a relief to find we had made one!

We all enjoyed the responsibility of running the Christmas Market and we hope you enjoyed it too.

Sam Beaton

P6a

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