October Newsletter - Loudoun Montgomery Primary School

This is the first newsletter of the year and already we are almost at the
October break – time really does fly. Read on for dates for the diary and all
the school news from this term.
Dates for the Diary
Harvest Service: 11am Thursday 9th October in school assembly hall
P7 Challenge Day at Irvine Royal Academy: Friday 10th October
Flu immunisations: Wednesday 29th October
Hallowe’en disco: Mr Craig is back to liven up our Hallowe’en disco
which is being held between 3:45pm and 4:45pm on Wednesday 29th October
School Holidays
The school will close for the October break on Friday 10th October at 3pm and
reopen to staff on Monday 20th October. Pupils return to school on Tuesday
21st October at 9am.
Challenge Day at Irvine Royal Academy
Staff at Irvine Royal Academy have arranged a Challenge
Day for all P7 pupils on Friday 10th October. During the
visit children will mix with pupils from other local schools.
There will be a wide range of activities on offer in the
ICT, music and language departments. Transport has
been arranged and the children should come to school
as normal before being taken to IRA by bus at 9:30am.
Head Lice
Unfortunately, we have had several reports that nits and head lice
are a problem in the school at the moment. I would ask all of you
to check everyone in the family at the weekend so that we can
reduce, if not eliminate, this pesky critter! If you need any advice
or support you can contact the school nurse on 01294 272802.
Benefits of drinking water
Water is vital to our health and wellbeing and lack of water can impact
upon a child’s ability to perform to his/her full potential. Children can
have other drinks for their packed lunch but only water in class. Your
child can bring in a bottle of water if they wish.
After School Clubs
This term we have run a number of after school activities for a
variety of age groups. Primary 6 and 7 have a great deal of fun
from 3pm until 4pm each Wednesday at Scripture Union. We are
delighted to welcome back four former pupils who are running a
badminton club for P4-7. Des Wilson, Conor Leishman, Declan
Mackie and Ross Dow are leading the club from 3pm until 4pm
every Thursday with Mrs Richmond overseeing the running of the
activities. Mrs Fisher has started a running club from 3pm until
4pm every Wednesday. Kirsty Armstrong recently won a 3rd place
medal in the P5 Girls Schools Cross Country 1000m race.
Parents Group
The Parents Group have been working hard to organise fundraising
activities to benefit our school. Thanks to their dedication they
have raised over £1000 so far which will go towards improving our
school playground. Due to their recent success, the Parents Group
are planning further fundraising activities including bag packing at
Asda. The Parents Group runs from 3pm until 4pm every Thursday
and everyone is welcome. A crèche is provided and under 3s are
welcome as long as numbers allow. Relaxation techniques will be
the focus of the sessions over the coming weeks. If you wish any
further information please contact Miss McAteer.
School Holiday Activity and Lunch Club
North Ayrshire Council are trialling a new initiative which allows
the school to be open for lunch over the October break. The
school will be open from 11am until 1pm for lunch and activities
from Monday 13th October until Friday 17th October. A separate
letter with information about this scheme will be issued imminently.
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If you wish to make any comments or have any suggestions or ideas about our
school newsletter for parents/carers then please contact the school by
visiting, telephoning on 01294 279031 or sending an email to
[email protected]