WPS Parent Council AGM

WPS Parent Council (Parent Partnership) AGM will be held on Wednesday the 12th September 2019. The meeting will take place in the school and start at 18:45. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.

AGENDA:

• Parent Council Report 2017/2018 – Jaclyn Morrant

• Treasurer Report 2017/2018 – Gillian Taylor

• Head Teacher Report – Joanna Taylor

• Election of office bearers for 2018/2019 term

• Questions from attendees.

Anyone wishing more information on the Office Bearers positions (Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer or Secretary) please contact either the school directly or Laura Saunders. laura@hijobs.net everyone is welcome to put themselves forward for positions.

Adult Learning Classes Autumn 2018

DIGITAL SKILLS FOR LIFE & WORK

@ Aim High, 12-14 Woodburn Avenue

This free course is designed to let you

work at your own pace and focus on the skills you want to develop. These may include a range of computer programmes, email, online safety, social media, online banking, and online shopping. We can help to identify programmes and apps that are useful.

Ten week course, Thursdays starting 27th September 2018 1pm-3pm

For more information or to book a place please go to: LLEMidlothian.eventbrite.co.uk

Or contact us on:

Tel: 0131 270 5698

email: LLEadultsfamilies@midlothian.gov.uk Facebook: facebook.com/LLEMidlothian Twitter: @LLEadult_family

Introduction to Drawing and Painting At Cousland Smiddy

This course is for all levels of artist from complete beginner. Draw using pencil, pastel and charcoal. Explore the use of various materials – paints/paper /canvas/board.

Learn how to value and developing your personal style, what to paint and how to use your mistakes in your art.

Ten week course

Starts Wednesday 3rd October 9.45 – 11.45am

Cost – £20 concession / £40 reduced rate / £72 full price

For more information or to book a place please go to: LLEMidlothian.eventbrite.co.uk

Or contact us on:

Tel: 0131 270 5698

email: LLEadultsfamilies@midlothian.gov.uk Facebook: facebook.com/LLEMidlothian Twitter: @LLEadult_family

Digital Skills for Life and Work At 18 Croft Street (upstairs)

This course is suitable for anyone wanting to update their computing skills, or for complete beginners. Learn at your own pace how to use the Internet, Email and Social Media for your home life. Increase your skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint for work. Help is also given in searching and applying for work.

Free Ten week course Starts Thursday 27th September 9.30 – 11.30 am

For more information or to book a place please go to: LLEMidlothian.eventbrite.co.uk

Or contact us on:

Tel: 0131 270 5698

email: LLEadultsfamilies@midlothian.gov.uk Facebook: facebook.com/LLEMidlothian Twitter: @LLEadult_family

Introduction to Drawing and Painting At Dalkeith Campus

This course is for all levels of artist from complete beginner. Draw using pencil, pastel and charcoal. Explore the use of various materials – paints/paper /canvas/board.

Learn how to value and developing your personal style.

Ten week course

Starts Wednesday 26th September 7 – 9pm

Cost – £20 concession / £40 reduced rate / £72 full price

For more information or to book a place please go to: LLEMidlothian.eventbrite.co.uk

Or contact us on:

Tel: 0131 270 5698

email: LLEadultsfamilies@midlothian.gov.uk Facebook: facebook.com/LLEMidlothian Twitter: @LLEadult_family

Introduction to Mindfulness at Aim High Woodburn

Are you interested in finding out how to use Mindfulness in your daily life? Would you like to be able to calm your mind and become more focused?

Discover the health benefits of regularly using mindfulness and meditation. Learn how to use basic relaxation and breathing techniques to help you cope with the stresses of your day to day life.

10 week course Starts Wednesday 26th September

9.30 – 11.30am

Cost – £20 concession / £40 reduced rate / £72 full price

For more information or to book a place please go to: LLEMidlothian.eventbrite.co.uk

Or contact us on:

Tel: 0131 270 5698

email: LLEadultsfamilies@midlothian.gov.uk Facebook: facebook.com/LLEMidlothian Twitter: @LLEadult_family

CRECHE WORKER TRAINING

Tuesdays starting 25 September 2018 @ Aim High, 12-14 Woodburn Avenue

9.30am-11.30am

Interested in a career working with children or looking to undertake a childcare course at College?

This course is the first step back into education and will equip you with skills for employment and/or further education courses.

This is a free course and there is a crèche available (Needs to be booked in advance)

For more information or to book a place please go to: LLEMidlothian.eventbrite.co.uk

Or contact us on:

Tel: 0131 271 3481

email: LLEadultsfamilies@midlothian.gov.uk Facebook: facebook.com/LLEMidlothian Twitter: @LLEadult_family

Can you help volunteer at your local coding club

Midlothian Council are trying to encourage parents and others to volunteer at their local coding clubs which take place in  libraries.

The next info session is Tuesday next week 6pm Penicuik Library.  Other dates are on the attached flyer for Dalkeith Library.

 

Please click on attached link for more information

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Button Box Event 28/10/2017

The Button Box is a children’s clothing project based in Midlothian. We collect children’s clothing donations age 0-16 yrs throughout the year and then hold free community events where all Midlothian families regardless of their circumstances and background are welcome to come along for a ‘cuppa and a chat’ and to collect free clothing for their growing families.

We have now had 3 very successful events where we have welcomed over 200 families and over 400 children over the last few months and managed to re-home over 8tons of children’s clothing!!!
We have our 4th event coming to Mayfield on the 28th of October and I have attached the full information for the event and we would appreciate if you could share this with your staff, pupils and families.
These events would not have been possible without the fantastic support of all our volunteers.  It is the hard work of all our volunteers who help us sort and organise the vast amount of donations that keep on coming.  As well as individual volunteers we have had various groups of volunteers help us throughout the past few months including local Schools and nurseries. We have had children as young as 3yrs old and up to 15yrs helping us sort our donated clothing into age and gender order.
We were delighted when one of the first schools ‘Mauricewood Primary School’ in Penicuik invited us in to share our project at their pupil assembly to develop the idea of ‘Responsible citizens’.  We have also spent time with individual classes and pupil committee groups throughout Midlothian.
When invited into schools we share information on the work we do and how this links with:

* Health and Wellbeing
* Inclusion
* Child Poverty
* The importance of recycling

What was even more fantastic is the schools we have visited can clearly see how the work we are trying to do strongly links with the purposes stated in the Curriculum for excellence which as you know are:

‘Helping children and young people to become:

* Successful learners
* Confident individuals
* Responsible citizens
* Effective contributors

This has meant that the pupils have been able to get involved with the ‘sorting of the clothing donations’ thus making a real difference to our project and supporting their local families and community during their school day, and of course raising awareness of the quality of clothing that all children and families are welcome too.

We would love to have more schools involved with our project and this is where you come in!…

Do you think you could help us make a difference?
Would you like to support a local project?

We would love to come along and share our work with your pupils and staff team.  We would love to have your school supporting us with this important work that is really making a difference to children and families across Midlothian.

For more informaton on the the event please see our website http://thebuttonbox.org.uk.

Pennies for Pudsey 18th November 2016

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Woodburn Primary School looks forward to collecting pennies for Pudsey on Friday 18th November 2016. Pupils are invited to bring in copper coins (1p and 2p pieces) to fill up our Pudsey outline. All money raised will be donated to the BBC Children In Need Appeal. 

Pupils can dress down on this day, however we ask that no football tops are worn to school. 

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***Good News Story*** Donations received for our gardening projects.

As some of you will be aware we have been seeking donations to allow us to start a gardening club within the school. One of our mum’s Laura Diamond has been busy contacting local and national companies in order to seek donations of tools, seeds and other gardening equipment.

We are delighted to share the news with you that Laura’s hard work has paid off. We have received the following:

-Tesco Hardengreen – tools, seeds and compost.

-B&Q fort Kinnaird –£70 of plants and tools.

-Marshalls, Grow wild, RHS, Suttons, Heinz & Seed parade All donated Packets of Seeds.

-Toni Abram (www.centronuclear.org.uk) donated 500 sunflower seeds.

Dobbies garden world – an amazing £500 to spend on our sensory garden for the nursery.

This is an amazing achievement and we wish to thank Laura for her efforts. Please look out for opportunities to get involved, we will also be at the school fair with some ideas to get you started.

 

A HUGE Thank You to Dobbies.

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