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Our June newsletter is now available here on the website and will have been sent to you if you have signed up to receive communications from Ladywell primary.

We hope you all have a lovely summer holiday and look forward to seeing you all for the new term in August.

Good luck and best wishes to all of our Primary 7 pupils starting secondary school in the new term.

Happy retirement to Mrs Stirrat, Mrs St. John and Mrs Nicol!

Reading Competition!

WE ARE RUNNING A COMPETITION FOR SCHOOLS THIS YEAR!

 Every school has the chance to win a visit from Zoolab (http://www.zoolabuk.com/) between the 15th and the 30th of September. The 3 schools with the most pupils completing the summer reading challenge will win. We will look at the school roll and the percentage of children that have taken part, so every school – big or small – has equal chances to win!

How the Challenge works

  • Children sign up at their local library and receive an Animal Agents collector folder
  • Children borrow and read at least six library books of their own choice during the summer, collecting special stickers to complete their folder and incentives along the way
  • Library staff and young volunteers are on hand to advise and run family-friendly activities

Children who complete the Summer Reading Challenge are presented with a certificate and a medal

 How do schools benefit?

  • The Summer Reading Challenge is intrinsically inclusive and can contribute to the achievement
  • of ALL your pupils including those with special educational needs, disadvantaged pupils and the most able.
  • It enhances and supports your school’s reading policy and your mission for all children to read more widely and for pleasure
  • It encourages parental engagement and family involvement in reading and helps your school make links with the library and the wider community
  • It allows children to become more independent in their reading when choosing books and encourages using imagination and empathy to explore a text beyond the page
  • It takes place at your local library and is a brilliant opportunity for extra-curricular activity

It helps prevent the tendency for children’s reading to dip over the holidays and supports the successful transition between year groups and stages

You can download a special school resource pack full of fun, creative ideas and activities to inspire children and families to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge at:  www.readingagency.org.uk/schools

By championing the Summer Reading Challenge in your school, you will be continuing to support your pupils’ learning during the holidays, ensuring they return ready for a great start to the new academic year.

It’s FUN!    It’s FREE!    It’s LOCAL!

Vulnerable Road User Campaign: 19 to 25 June 2017

 Between Monday 19th and Sunday 25th June, in conjunction with our Roads Policing colleagues, Lanarkshire Division will be engaging with the public to educate, enforce and positively influence road user behaviour.

There will be various strands to the campaign which will include:

  • educating children and young people walking and cycling on roads
  • motorcycle safety
  • speeding
  • inconsiderate driving behaviours

 Our aim is to reduce road incidents.  As such, we wish to engage with as many people as possible.  Working with our community planning partners, we would like to cascade the message and encourage children, young people and adults alike to take responsibility for their own safety and to be mindful of the hazards walking and cycling on the roads present.

You can find out more about what we’re up to on Facebook and Twitter using the hash tag #GoSafeRoadSafe.

With your help, we can reduce the number of children, young people and families affected by road collisions.  A Scotland where no one is seriously hurt or killed on the roads is our ambition.

Our partners at www.roadsafetyscotland.org.uk and www.cyclingscotland.org are excellent sources of information and resource.

Over the week, our local problem solving team officers will be liaising with local schools and delivering appropriate advice to staff, pupils and parents alike.

Lanarkshire Division appreciates the assistance the local authority gives as a partner to keep people safe in North Lanarkshire

A Reminder

Please don’t forget that we have organised a drop in session tomorrow (Monday) afternoon from 1:30-2:30 for parents and carers to view pupil work.

Open Afternoon

We are having an open afternoon on Monday the13th of June.

This is an opportunity to review your child’s progress this academic year.

We have issued an invitation, if you have not received it, please find a downloadable copy in our useful documents section.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Summer Fayre news!!

Our Summer Fayre will go ahead despite the weather.  We are still looking for donations of:

toys, books, dvds, homebaking and anything suitable for tombola prizes. 

Thank You.

See you then.

News from the Parent Council

The Parent Council are in the process of seeking Charitable Status.  In order to achieve this, they require to make certain amendments to their constitution.  These changes are in “bold type”.  The constitution can be found on the website.

If you have any objections to the proposed changes, please notify the Parent Council via the school, before Wednesday 21 June 2017.  Thank You

Ladywell Parent Council (new) Constitution (Final) (2)