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June Newsletter

LADYWELL PRIMARY SCHOOL

JUNE NEWSLETTER

Thank you

As we come to the end of a school year that has been like no other, I would like to thank you all for your continued support. The children have coped remarkably well with the disruption of lockdown, however I am hoping that next session will be more settled and children will learn in school all year round.

I really hope that everyone manages to relax and enjoy the summer break. 

I look forward to seeing returning pupils and meeting new pupils in August.

Have a great summer!

PTA/Parent Council 

A huge thank you and goodbye to two members of our PTA and one member of our Parent Council. 

Karen Maxwell and Lisa Mossman have been very involved in PTA events for a number of years and Denise Ritchie has been a valued member of our Parent Council. The children of all three ladies are now moving onto secondary school. I would like to personally thank all three for their commitment to our school and for all of their hard work over the years.

Outdoor PE Uniform

Starting next session I am re- introducing the uniform code for outdoor PE. This will consist of black leggings or jogging trousers, a white or yellow plain coloured t shirt, a black sweatshirt/hoodie. These items must be plain with no logos or branded in any way.

Crop tops and patterned leggings will not be acceptable.

This will start from August 2021.

Please note that hair accessories should be school colours, yellow or black. Novelty headbands are not part of our uniform code and should not be worn to school.

I would really appreciate parental support with this.

End of session Reports

End of session reports will be sent home with the children next week. Please return the feedback sheet to your child’s teacher before the end of term.

Classes for Next Session

Information will be sent out via email before the end of term giving information about your child’s class and teacher.

Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions regarding the mixing of bubbles, we will not be able to offer the children the opportunity to meet their new teacher before the end of this term.

Wear Yellow Walk

Our P6 and P7 children recently took part in the Wear Yellow Walk, raising a fantastic £2,641 for St Andrew’s Hospice.

A huge thank you for all the donations.

Sports Day

This year Sports Day was held in classes. Points were awarded and the overall winning House was Avon. Congratulations!

P7 Leavers Celebrations

On Monday evening our P7 children celebrated the end of theirtime at primary school with an outdoor party. They enjoyed dining outside, bouncing on the bouncy castle and dancing to the music provided by our in house DJ, Mr Colquhoun. A great time was had by all!

Our Leavers Assembly will take place on Wednesday23rd June at 9.30am. Again, this will be held outside and live streamed for P7 parents through Teams. Fingers crossed that the sun shines!

School finishes for summer break on Thursday 24th June at the following times:

12.45pm – P2A, P2B, P3A, P3B, P5/4, P5, P7A, P7B

1.00pm – P1A, P1B, P4/3, P4, P6A, P6B

Wear Yellow Walk

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On Friday the 4th of June Primaries 6 and 7 will be doing the Wear Yellow Walk, a mile around our school, to raise funds for St Andrew’s Hospice. If you would like to donate to this very worthy cause you can use the link below.

Thank you very much! 

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/LadywellPrimary

May newsletter

LADYWELL PRIMARY SCHOOL

MAY NEWSLETTER

Photographs

On Wednesday 28th April Tempest Photography were in school for P1 and P7. Photographs were taken individually and then put together as a class group. I am so glad that we were able to mark these two very special years in the children’s education.

Pre Loved Uniform

If you have any items of uniform that are still in good condition but your child no longer needs, please send them into the school. 

These items will be quarantined and then made available for other families to choose from. 

Outdoor PE Uniform

Starting next session I am introducing a uniform code for outdoor PE. This will consist of black leggings or jogging trousers, a white or yellow plain coloured t shirt, a black sweatshirt/hoodie. These items must be plain with no logos or branded in any way.

Crop tops and patterned leggings will not be acceptable.

This will start from August 2021.

Parental Phone Calls

Over the last few weeks teachers have been updating parents on their child’s progress through phone calls conversations.

A more detailed written report will be emailed out to parents before the end of this term.

Face Coverings

Please remember that face coverings must be worn when dropping or collecting your child from school (unless exempt), even if you are not entering the school gates. Please make sure all adults that collect your child are aware of this requirement.

Transition

Throughout the month of May we will be inviting our new P1 pupils in to meet the P1 teachers and to spend some time inschool. 

Children will be invited into school in small groups.

Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions I am unable to invite parents into school for our usual information session. Our new P1 parents will be invited to attend a Webex meeting with myself and one of our Deputes, Mrs Curran, where we will welcome them to the Ladywell Primary school community. 

P7

At the end of this term we will be saying a fond farewell to our P7 children as they leave Ladywell to embark on their secondary education. At the moment I am not yet able to confirm exactly how we will celebrate this important milestone, however please be assured that we will do all we can to give the children a good send off.

As soon as I can share the details of this I will.

Staggered Start Times

Please do not send your child to school until his/her start time. Some children are entering the playground way before their allocated time. This is not fair to the families who are following the procedures.

I need everyone to adhere to this please.

Parent Council

Our Parent Council meets online the first Thursday of every month. All parents are welcome to join the meetings. If you would like to attend please let me know and I can send you the meeting link.

Our next meeting is our AGM and will take place on Thursday 3rd at 7.00pm.

To find out more about the Parent Council please follow us on Twitter @LadywellParent.

Twitter

Please note that we use Twitter to share good news and pictures of the children engaging in learning.

Please do not use it to ask teachers questions. If you have a query or concern about any aspect of school life please contact the school office or send an email to [email protected]

Thank you.

[email protected] www.ladywellprimary.org.uk

Lunch information

Dear Parent/Carer, 

Providing a balanced, nutritious meal for children and young people is important for the council. 

The school meal service has previously been subsidised by the council and due to the extreme financial pressures over the last few years, it could no longer sustain this level of cost. As you will be aware, the council took the decision to incorporate “full cost recovery for school meals” as part of the budget setting process on 24th Feb 2020. It was also approved to increase the school meal price by 10p in 2021 and 2022. 

Therefore, from the 1st April 2021 the cost of a two-course primary school meal will be £3.10, and the cost of a secondary school two-course meal will be £3.15. 

The new school meal price still represents value for money. In primary school, the choice is soup and main course plus water or milk or a main course and sweet treat plus water or milk. 

It’s also important to reiterate to parents/carers that the school meal service has worked hard to provide a safe working environment in line with all Covid-19 protective measures and restrictions. 

As you may be aware the Scottish Government announced on 9th March that Free School Meals will be provided to all P1 to 7 pupils by August 2022. We will be preparing to start work on this innovation in the coming weeks. 

Your child may be entitled to free school meal and essential clothing grant. You can check your benefits and how your application is processed via the council’s website at 

https://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=5452

All Primary 1 to Primary 3 pupils are automatically entitled to receive a free school meal but must be included in your application form. You can also download the Free School Meals & Clothing Grant application form from the website details above. If your application for Free School Meals is accepted, then the school will be notified immediately. 

If you require further information on Free School Meals application please contact 

Free School Meals 

Dalziel Building Ground Floor 7 Scott Street Motherwell ML1 1SX 

Phone: 01698 403203

Yours sincerely 

Anne Hanlon 

Business Manager Facility Support Services

March Newsletter

LADYWELL PRIMARY SCHOOL

MARCH NEWSLETTER 

Welcome Back

It has been lovely this week to have our school full again. The children have settled really well and are enjoying being back with their friends.

The playground has been filled with noise and laughter. The fabulous weather has also helped this week’s full return to be a success.

Glow/Grow Notes

As a Rights Respecting School we encourage our children to be kind and helpful to others.

We have introduced Glow and Grow notes as a means of communicating with parents. If your child receives a Glow note it means that he/she has been particularly kind/helpful/hardworking and is being recognised for that.

A Grow note is issued when a child needs a gentle reminder about making the correct choices in their interactions with others.

Red Nose Day

To support Comic Relief our children and staff have come to school today in casual clothes or wearing red today.

We have managed to raise £309.22

Thank you!

Face Coverings

Please remember that face coverings must be worn when dropping or collecting your child from school (unless exempt), even if you are not entering the school gates. Please make sure all adults that collect your child are aware of this requirement.

Staggered Start Times

Please do not send your child to school until his/her start time. Some children are entering the playground way before their allocated time. This is not fair to the families who are following the procedures.

I need everyone to adhere to this please.

[email protected] www.ladywellprimary.org.uk

Parent Consultations

Next term teachers will report on the children’s progress on two occasions.

At the beginning of the term every family will be offered a telephone call from their child’s class teacher. This will be a 10 minute phone call to update you on how your child has settled back into school, discuss the level your child is working at and to set any appropriate targets for the remainder of this session.

Time slots will be allocated and sent to parents before we stop for Spring Break.

Towards the end of next term all children will receive a written report commenting on their learning throughout this session.

Class Photographs

On Wednesday 28th April Tempest Photography will be in school for P1 and P7. Photographs will be taken individually and then put together as a class group. Proof photographs will be sent home and then purchases can be made on line. More information will follow.

All Covid Guidelines will be followed throughout.

Wildlife Garden

We are currently working on clearing out Wildlife Garden. We have a group of parents coming into school next week to help. If you are available to offer any help with this please contact the school office and ask to speak to Mrs Henderson.

Parent Council

Our Parent Council meets online the first Thursday of every month. All parents are welcome to join the meetings. If you would like to attend please let me know and I can send you the meeting link.

Our next meeting will take place on Thursday 6th May at 7.30pm.

To find out more about the Parent Council please follow us on Twitter @LadywellParent.

Thank you!

A huge thank you for the many kind emails throughout the most recent period of lockdown. The last few months have been incredibly difficult for so many people and it helps to know that Ladywell Primary has a very supportive parent community.

letter to parents and carers wednesday 3rd of february

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope you are all continuing to stay well.

I am sure you will have seen the Scottish Government announcement yesterday stating that children in P1 – P3 will begin their return to school week beginning 22nd February.

At the moment, I have no further information regarding this. However, when I do I will be in contact with all parents.

I would like to thank you again for all the work you are doing with your child/children. I know it is an extremely stressful and difficult time for everyone. The engagement in on line learning has been fabulous throughout the school.

Please remember there is no expectation that your child completes all the tasks that are set. Teachers are trying to provide different tasks to allow for some flexibility and individual choice.

Please encourage your child to focus on completing as many Numeracy and Literacy tasks as he/she can. If they are not able to complete any other, please do not worry. Children also need time in their day to play and relax.

Thank you to those of you who completed the parental questionnaire. We had lots of positive comments and some suggestions for improvements, which we welcome.

I am currently collating the feedback and will share it with you all in the coming weeks.

Please note that next Monday and Tuesday (8th and 9th Feb) is our mid-term holiday, followed by the staff In Service day on Wednesday 10th. The school will be closed.

There will be no new learning posted on these days.

Please continue to keep safe and, as always, if there is anything I can do to help please get in touch, either by calling the school or by emailing me on the email address below.

Regards

S Winning

[email protected]