This is a News from Moira McArthur the Head Teacher of Sandaig Primary School.
Sandaig is in Barlanark in the city of Glasgow, Scotland.

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+ 12 - 21 | § Newsletter

Here are our September, October and November News Letters. Click on the links below to download.

September Newsletter
October Newsletter
November Newsletter

+ 23 - 27 | § Session 2009-2010

Welcome back to the new term. An especially warm welcome to all parents and children of P1. The term has get off to a good start despite the wet weather. The children have come back refreshed and ready to work hard.
At our assembly on Friday the children were told about our plans to build a green house for the garden from empty 2litre plastic bottles. Each child has been asked to brink in 4 washed bottles with labels removed. I will be writing more about this in the first newsletter which will come home shortly.
Last term P5/4 and P6 planted vegetables which we have just harvested. Karen Fleming (parent), who has been helping with the garden, took home the carrots and made carrot cake which the P6 & P7 children sampled. Mrs Clark has taken home the other vegetables and is making soup to bring in. The new green house will allow us to grow more, even bigger vegetables and perhaps some fruits. This has been a great learning opportunity for the children; one which we hope to repeat with the aid of our new greenhouse so please remember to save your bottles. Bottles can be brought to school in 3 weeks time.
Miss McArthur

+ 18 - 24 | § Summer is coming

We are now well into the final term of this session. It is once again a very busy term. The children are working hard to complete work programmes set for the term. There are also a few holidays, an inservice day and an election day to be fitted in. This weekend Friday and Monday is a holiday, Thursday 4 June is election day when the school is closed, and Monday 8 June is an inservice day. This is an additional inservice which every school in Scotland is having this term. The day will be devoted to staff working together on developing work programmes suited to the new Curriculum for Excellence which is being implemeted across Scotland over the next few years. Information on school activities will be in newsletters going home. A reminder however that school finishes for the summer break at 1 o'clock on Friday 26 June.

+ 24 - 32 | § Spring is coming

We are swiftly approaching towards the end of term 3. The school closes for the spring break at 2.30pm on Friday 3 April. Parents night will be held before then on Thursday 26 March. Appointment forms will be sent out next week. As Easter approaches we will soon be sending out details of Easter activities. The children will be asked to bring in hard boiled eggs for the egg decorating competition.
Our Backpack Appeal has had a great response. The children, and parents, have made a tremendous contribution. We will be packing the bags over the next two weeks and getting them sent off to their final destination in Malawi.
Miss McArthur

+ 32 - 20 | § Christmas is coming

Our Christmas Fayre on Friday was a great success. A big thank you to everyone - parents, friends and staff. It was very busy and very noisy - we had fun. We have more to do this week. The P1-3 nativity will be performed on Friday at 10am in the community centre. Letters were sent home in schoolbags last week. Parties will be held on the last week, P1-4 on MOnday, P5,6 on Wednesday and P7 dance is on Tuesday evening. The Christmas service is on Thursday 18 Dec at 10am in the church and the panto is visiting school on Friday 19 Dec. Please remember that school finishes at 2.30pm on Friday 19 December.
On behalf of all the staff may I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas.
Miss McArthur

+ 41 - 20 | § Newsletter Download

Here is the October newsletter with information about Hallowe'en, info about our International Art Exhibition and other school news. Download newsletter

+ 22 - 34 | § Term 2

Many of you will now know that Mr Johnston left Sandaig at the October holiday to begin a new job. He is now working in North Lanarkshire as an ICT coordinator. We wish him well but ofcourse we will miss him. We are all trying hard to keep up the website!
Next Friday is Hallowe'en and the children will be asked to dress up in the afternoon. We will have a parade of costumes starting about 1.15pm to which parents are invited. The children will then divide up into year groups and have a party. I will be asking for your usual support in supplying food for the parties. The details will be in the newsletter next week.
I have just been informed that the school will be closed on Thursday 6 November due to a local by-election within the Baillieston Ward. Children should not attend school on that day.
Parents' Night is scheduled for next Thursday 30 October. If you have not already done so please return your appointment slip to school.
We are about to launch the Credit Union for the children. Please look out for paperwork in schoolbags and encourage the children to join and help them to become savers!

+ 33 - 26 | § October newsletter

Here is our October newsletter. Sorry I missed September but there is likely to be another one in October detailing events for Hallowe'en. Please be in touch if you have any questions or especially if you can help with the garden.download October newsletter