Parent Council

A Thank You from Mrs Johnstone
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At the Parent Council we’re pleased to see the website up and running. We hope that through it we can engage your interest in 2017. The PC will be posting regular news here as well as the formal agendas and minutes of our meetings.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in the school at 7 pm. All are welcome and the agenda will be published soon. If you have anything you want discussed please let us know: pcstpetersprimary@gmail.com.

The members for 2016-17 are listed below.

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Parent Council
Chairperson – Mr Bryan Heaney
Vice Chairperson – Mrs Jo Beech-Brandt
Staff Representative – Mr John Evitt
Advisor to Parent Council – Mrs Kathleen Nazarian
Church Representative – Father Scally
Treasurer – Mr Gerry Mone
Clerk – Mrs Estelle Meyer (non-member)
Mrs Jacqueline Carter-Daily
Mrs Marina Cresswell
Mr Andrew Crichton
Mrs Claire Daverin
Mrs Ana DeBonrostro
Mrs Emma Farrugia
Mrs Kathleen McAdams – Representative on Partnership Schools group
Mrs Margo Saliba
Mrs Jen Staermose-Johnson
Mr Stephen Tait
Mr Nils Thorin
Mrs Ailsa Tierney

St.Peter’s P.T.A.

Summer Fete help needed

buntingMore volunteers are urgently neededto help at the school’s Summer Fete on Saturday 11 June.

The PTA has its work cut out pulling this year’s event together after the disruption of the school closure. So please do help out if you can, even if it’s only for an hour.

We need people to man stalls, run the raffle, organise games and cook up a storm on the barbecue. Here’s the volunteer form, which takes just 30 seconds to fill out.

We also urgently need donations of toys, books, raffle prizes, auction lots and items of school uniform. These can be handed in to the school office from Monday 6 June.

Meanwhile, the Food Technology team will welcome donations of home-baking on Friday 10 June and on the day of the Fete itself.

And of course please do come along on the big day… and bring friends and grandparents! The Fete runs from 11am till 2pm. Thanks!

Your PTA needs you!

your-country-needs-youWith our schoolcommunity back together at St Peter’s once more, we are now in a race to organise the final PTA event of the year – our Summer Fete.

The recent school closure means we have a far shorter timescale than usual in which to pull this together – this year’s Fete is just over a fortnight away on Saturday 11 June, from 11am to 2pm.

As always, there will be loads of great stalls, indoor and outdoor games, a barbecue and cafe. We hope it will be a happy and successful family event – the perfect way to end the school year.

But once again we will need lots of help from parents, grandparents, carers and friends. Here’s how you can do your bit:

* Donate auction/raffle items – can you, your business or employer help by donating something? If so, email us at ptastpetersprimary@gmail.com or drop items at the school office
* Donate toys, games, DVDs, books and good quality items of school uniform – please bring these to school by w/c 6 June
* Bring along home-baking on the day – all tasty treats gratefully received
* Volunteer to man a stall or help with set-up or clear-up afterwards. If you can spare an hour and share the load here, your support will really make a difference. Please complete this form to register to help
* Finally, come along on 11 June and join in the fun!

Many thanks in advance for anything that you are able to contribute. We look forward to seeing you at the Fete.

Get set for Duck Race

Giant-rubber-duckThe 23rd annual Duck Race is nearly upon us – so please put the date in your diary and come along to show your support on the big day.

This year the Duck Race will be held on Sunday 8 May, starting at 2.30pm. As always, the venue is Braidburn Valley Park.

The Duck Race is a great family day out and always proves to be a lot of fun. It’s also a real community event, attended not just by parents and children from St Peter’s but also by many other families from the local area.

The event will see four separate races involving hundreds of plastic ducks which are released into the burn together from a footbridge upstream.

The ducks then “race” each other downstream to a finishing line, with the quickest ducks earning prizes for their sponsors.

Sponsorship forms have already been circulated – so please do fill these in and return them to the school no later than Wednesday, 4 May.

All funds raised will got towards buying musical instruments and mechanical toys for our children.

There will also be refreshments, home baking and games available on the day.

Thanks in advance for your support. Thanks also go to the many local businesses who help make this event happen, including Bathstore and Morningside Traders Association.

Good luck!

Let’s get quizzical

quiz-nightThe Big Annual Quiz is nearly upon us once again.

Anyone who’s been to this event will know it’s a fantastic evening – a chance to put the kids to the back of your mind for a night, and drag a lifetime of useless trivia to the front.

This year’s Big Quiz will be on Friday 4 March, starting at 7pm. Fourteen teams of 10 will battle it out to be crowned 2016 PTA Quiz Masters. Everyone is guaranteed a laugh.

Bring a friend. Bring nibbles. Bring a bottle (and a glass!).

Tickets, now on sale at £5, are going fast. To get one, drop us a line at: PTAstpetersprimary@gmail.com

Family portrait weekend

Here’s a photo opportunity that’s too good to be missed – a chance to have a professional portrait of your family taken for just £15.

Following the success of this event last year, the Family Portrait People will return to St Peter’s on Friday 4 March and Saturday 5 March.

You can book a 10-minute slot on either of those days. For your £15 fee you get a fantastic 10×12 inch framed portrait in either colour or black and white (a 75% saving). The result should be with you by Easter.

The Family Portrait People will kindly donate £10 of each £15 they receive to the PTA. Additional prints and a CD of each photo-shoot will also be available at greatly reduced prices.
These photo sessions are available on a first come first served basis.

To book one, please email us at PTAstpetersprimary@gmail.comor return the slip that was sent out via ParentMail on 11 February. These slips can be dropped into the PTA’s red letter box facing the office.

2016 Family Calendar

Calendar_Order_Form_2016_000001Getting organised for 2016? Copies of the St. Peter’s Calendar are still available should anyone want to pick one up at the school.

It’s a practical and colourful “family planner” featuring key dates, highlights of the school’s 10th anniversary celebrations and – as always – self-portraits by all St Peter’s pupils.

You can pick up a copy from the school office for £6.50.

All funds raised go back in to St Peter’s.

If you want to get in touch about this or any other PTA matter, drop us a line at: ptastpetersprimary@gmail.com