Christmas Cheer

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December Dates

December is a busy month in school so below is a reminder of what is happening when. Fridays, in December in school over the last couple of years, have become Christmas jumper days so if the children would like to wear their Christmas jumpers to school on Fridays that is fine with us. For Christmas Parties the children can bring their party clothes to school and change after lunch before the parties. There are lots of staff in school to help the children get changed and ready.

December Dates

Thursday 7 December 2017 P2 Nativity – 6.00 pm

Friday 8 December 2017 P2 Nativity – 10.45 am

Tuesday 12 December 2017 – P1 – P6 Panto (wear Christmas jumpers, Santa hats, etc.)

Wednesday 13 December 2017 – Christmas lunch in school

P7 Lyceum (meet in Foyer at 6.50 pm)

Thursday 14 December 2017 – P4 Healthy Living event for Parent’s – 1.45 – 2.45 pm

Friday 15 December 2017 – Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day (if you can, bring a small donation to be sent to Save the Children)

Monday 18 December 2017 – P5 and P6 Christmas Party (1.00 pm – 3.15 pm)

P7 Christmas party (1.00 pm – 3.15 pm)

Tuesday 19 December 2017 – P3 and P4 Christmas Party (1.00 pm – 3.15 pm)

Wednesday 20 December 2017 – P1 and P2 Christmas Party (1.00 pm – 2.45 pm)

Thursday 21 December 2017 – pm Nursery Christmas Party

Friday 22 December 2017 – am Nursery Christmas Party

12.00 pm – Christmas holidays

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Extension Plans

We have received confirmation from the authority that the plans for our extension are now available on the Planning Department web site  for people to view and comment on.

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).

The period to submit comments is now open and closes on Tuesday 19 December.  Comments can be made via the planning portal.

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SSPCA

SSPA

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ASN

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Children in Need / Type Onesie Day thank you from Mrs Laird and Mrs Tate

Yet again, the compassion and support of the parents and local community at Currie Primary has astounded us. Every time we organise these type of events, we have a slight fear that we will not have enough cakes to sell, but we should have it written in stone that Currie Primary loves a bake sale! At the moment, the total amount raised on Friday is a fantastic £1,035.53, with £500 going to Type One Diabetes and the remainder to Children in Need. The children who get the school bus even had the AAA Coach drivers putting their hands in their pockets and driving the buses in onsies. Thank you to each and every one of you who took the time to bake and/or donate to these two very worthwhile charities.

Mrs Tate and Mrs Laird, P7

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Children in Need and Type Onesie Day 2017

It was a really fun day in school today and we all learned a lot about the 2 charities we were supporting, Children in Need and JDRF! Thank you to everyone for taking part by wearing onesies and pyjamas to school and for donating the delicious home baking that was kindly sent in for P7s Bake Sale. We raised a staggering £1035.53 which we have split between the two charities. In assembly this morning we found out all about the history of Children in Need, Pudsey Bear and a little bit about how the money we raise is spent to make life better for children both here in Edinburgh and across the UK. A huge well done to Lewis and Elissa who spoke to our whole school about diabetes, how our pancreas makes insulin and how they work their pumps to control the insulin in their bodies. A lovely morning – well done everyone at Currie Primary School!

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Christmas Market 29 Nov 6-8 pm

Christmas Market

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Edinburgh P7 Football Select Squad

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We are delighted to let everyone know that Joseph and Mackenzie were selected to play for the Edinburgh P7 Football Select Squad after their recent trials. As part of the squad, the boys will be representing Edinburgh in the Inter-Region select competitions run by the Scottish Schools FA. There will be 3, 7 a-side competition days throughout the academic year 2017/18. The first competition day is Tuesday 28th November in Glasgow. This is a huge achievement and we are all very proud of Joseph and Mackenzie for making the squad. We know they will play really well and represent our school to the highest standards.

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House Captains and Vice-Captains for 2017/18

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We are delighted to introduce this year’s House Captains and Vice-Captains who have been hard at work over the last few weeks counting up our House Points, sharing the weekly totals in assembly and keeping our board up to date. They are Joe (Captain) and Millie (Vice-Captain) for the Golden Eagles, Rowan (Captain) and Finn (Vice-Captain) for the Otters and Morgan (Captain) and Fraser (Vice-Captain) for the Pine Martins.

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