Newsletter 12 – Friday 5th November 2021

     St. Cuthbert’s RC Primary School

                           Newsletter 12– Friday 5th November 2021

                                   St Cuthbert’s CARES We are: Creative Active Respectful Equal Supported

Good afternoon everyone,

Please see our latest news and information below:

The St Cuthbert’s Preloved Uniform Shop Online Now

The St Cuthbert’s Preloved Uniform Shop organised by two of our parents is now online!

We now have a Facebook group where you can see the items we have available. Starting with winter jackets and school jumpers, just message us to purchase an item, then pick up from the school office.

All clothes are in excellent used condition.  No set price, just pay what you think. All monies go back into the school, and we are helping the environment by reusing and reducing waste.

You can find us on Facebook ‘St Cuthbert’s Preloved Uniform Shop’, just ask to join! – Claire and Kirstine (St Cuthbert’s parents)

P1 Enrolment August 2022

If your child’s date of birth is between 1st March 2017 and 28th February 2018, they will be due to start Primary 1 in August 2022.

Please register them online (www.edinburgh.gov.uk/p1registration) between 1st to 19th November 2021. If you are an entirely new prospective parent/carer to our school community please check our school website for more information about the school. Please note that translations of this information in a number of languages are now also available on our website.

P7 School Camp Information (Teams) Meeting 3rd November

Thanks to all those who attended Wednesday’s meeting. We hope it was helpful. An accompanying letter has been sent out this week as well. Please get in touch if you have questions about any aspect of camp. Thanks to those who have made their first payment already. Remember that payments can be made via Parent Pay at any time.

All Saints Day

The online Mass for All Saints Day was prayed respectfully by our classes this week. Thank you to them and to the Scottish Catholic Education Service for supplying the link to a lovely children’s Mass from St Augustine’s, Coatbridge.

Diwali

It was great to see the festival being acknowledged in school this week with lots of interesting learning and activities. Thanks also to our dancers for the performance they shared with our classes on Thursday. They were brilliant!

Remembrance Day/Scottish Poppy Appeal

We will be observing a 2 minute silence to mark Remembrance Day on Thursday 11th November. We will also offer pupils the chance throughout next week to buy a poppy by making a small donation to the Poppy appeal. Please note that this is entirely optional.

Dyslexia Awareness Week

Thank you to Mrs MacLeish for organising our ribbons to raise awareness of Dyslexia and to all of our pupils for wearing them.

Learning Conversation with P3

The next conversation will be with P3, taking place on Thursday 11th November.

Sacramental Classes – Reconciliation, First Holy Communions and Confirmations

A communication will be sent out in the near future asking parents/carers of Roman Catholic children in P3, P4 and P7 to register their children for the celebration of the appropriate sacrament for their age.

St Cuthbert’s, Slateford and Our Lady’s, Currie/New Temporary Priest

Fr John Peter from the Cathedral will be our temporary school chaplain until further notice. We appreciate his ministry and support.

Contacting Us

Your comments and questions are always welcomed, we can be contacted via

stcu-nurmail@st-cuthberts.edin.sch.uk (nursery)

We will always try to respond as quickly as we can. 

School Football Team

This week the team will take on James Gillespie’s at St Cuthbert’s. We wish good luck to all involved.

Nursery Update

We have had a joyful week of Diwali celebrations. Children have been dancing & singing, making Diwali decorations, and listening to the story of Hindu deities Rama and Sita’s return to Ayodhya. We finished our week with toasted marshmallows in our specially purposed campground at the side of the nursery.

We will continue to focus on relationships and emotional health & wellbeing. We have been reading the Colour Monster by Anna Llenas and helping to support the children identify and express their emotions.

The cold season is well and truly upon us. Next week we will be getting the garden ready for winter and providing food for the birds and other creatures. As coughs and colds become more prevalent, we would really appreciate it if you could send a box of tissues and a packet of baby wipes for your child.

Finally, we would like to extend a warm welcome to two new Early Years Assistants to our growing team; Sonja Wagner and Maria Martinez.

Finally

I hope you and your families have a great weekend.

Mr P Brack, Head Teacher and all at St Cuthbert’s School

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