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Trinity News 27th September 2022

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope you are well.   Please accept my apologies for the delay in sending out a Trinity News email.   I’m sure many of you, like myself, cannot believe how quickly time passes.   I had a fabulous week in Benmore Outdoor Centre with our P7s – watching them try everything that came their way, growing in confidence and being so supportive of others.  They were a real credit to themselves, their families and our school and I hope that they made many happy memories. 

Our MADD about Us topic culminated in a sharing event in the front playground.  Despite rather chilly weather we were entertained by music and dance across the stages.  Many thanks to those of you who were able to come along and join us. 

Friday September 30th

This Friday you are invited to join us for our first ‘blether and a biscuit’ in the main hall from 9.00am.  The ‘blether’ this time will be about equalities.  We would love to hear your views and chat about what we can do as a school.  Our pupil led equalities group will join us for this session. Please use the link below to let us know if you will be attending.

Friday September 30th will also see us raising money for Macmillan cancer support as we take part in their biggest coffee morning fundraising appeal.   Parents and carers are welcome to make a donation at ‘blether and a biscuit’ or to purchase a coffee morning takeaway bag.  These will be available in the front playground from 8.45am.  Playing a part in supporting this charity is particularly poignant as we received the very sad news that one of our P6 parents passed away last week after an incredible fight against cancer.  Our thoughts are with the family at this time.  

Kitchen refurbishment

Unfortunately the works to refurbish our kitchen are still ongoing and it is looking increasingly likely that it will now be November before we are able to offer hot lunches.  I am extremely disappointed with this and am in regular communication with the City of Edinburgh council.  I can only continue to thank you for your patience. 

Fruity Friday

Last week saw P1S being awarded the Fruity Friday trophy and fruit bowl.   Each week our Rainbow classes survey how many children eat fruit or vegetables for snack on a Friday.  The winning class then receive a bowl of fruit to be eaten throughout the week.   If you would be interested in sponsoring the bowl at any point please do let me know.  The cost is about £10.

Playtime toys

We are on the lookout for no longer used toy buggies / pushchairs, dolls, cars, scooters and plastic animals.  If you are able to help with such items please hand them into the school office.

            REDUCE            REUSE             RECYCLE

Jubilee celebration book

I hope that you have enjoyed reading the book published to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  Given recent events the book is particularly pertinent.  If, however, you do not wish to hold onto a copy or you have more than one and do not need the extra please do send any back into school as we have additional learners who have still to receive one.   Thank you.

Profiles

This week will see the start of learning profiles being issued.  These are written following discussion with learners and include quotes from them.   Between now and the end of November a small group of children from each class will receive their profile weekly.   Please do look out in school and book bags for your paper copy and return the feedback sheet once you have read it.     This year we will be evaluating how we report on what is learned and the progress made and we look forward to hearing from parents and carers about this.

Additional public holiday in lieu of Mon 19th September

We are awaiting confirmation from CEC as to when this will take place.   At the moment school will close for the October holiday week on Friday Oct 14th at 12.00noon.  

The current date for children to return to school is Tuesday October 25th. 

Best wishes

Jacqueline Scott
HeadTeacher   

Clothing Help

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope you had a good weekend.   As you are aware we have now welcomed several children from the Ukraine to Trinity.   Those in P7 have been given the opportunity to go on the residential visit to Benmore Outdoor Centre from Mon 5th Sept to Fri 9th Sept and I am delighted that some of them feel confident and happy enough to go.  I am sure it will be a fabulous experience for all our P7s and a chance to enjoy great outdoor activities whilst seeing a beautiful part of Scotland.

Some families have shared that they have very limited clothing items for their children hence my email.  We are looking for donations of good condition, preloved clothes in age 10 and upwards – leggings, T shirts, sweatshirts, joggers, long sleeved tops, jackets would be fabulous.    

We are also looking for good condition preloved school uniform items in larger sizes.

Please send any items into school this week.

Many thanks in anticipation.

Jacqueline Scott

Trinity News: 29th August 2022

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope that the week has gone well.  We have welcomed several new children to Trinity over the past few days many of whom have travelled from the Ukraine and are currently being accommodated on the ship in Leith docks.  We hope that everyone new to our school will soon feel very much a part of our school community.  

As I am sure you will appreciate, managing this ever-changing situation takes a considerable amount of time and can mean that staff have not responded to or sent out information as quickly as they would like.  I do apologise for this and hope that we will see things settle in the next few days.  Some financial assistance for extra support has now been made available from the authority.  This is much appreciated.

Apologies for the length of this email but lots of information to share:

Thurs Sept 1st : Meet the Teacher evening from 6.00pm to 7.20pm.

The purpose of this evening is exactly as the title says – an opportunity for you to come along with your child, meet their teacher, see their learning spaces and hear about the year ahead. 

6.00pm and 6.35pm : welcome from HT in the main hall – particularly relevant for those new to Trinity.  The same will be said at each time so simply pick a slot if you would like to come along.

6.15pm and 6.50pm : Class teachers will do a brief 15minute presentation in the classrooms.  Again, the same will be said each time so choose the time that best suits to fit in with siblings etc.  

End of the day : now that we have returned to most, all on a Friday, classes finishing school at the same time, the playground is busy.  Our policy is that P1 – P3 children will be dismissed by their teacher to an adult : P1 from classroom doors, P2 and P3 from under the shelter.  From P4 upwards children are dismissed directly into the playground with the very clear message being given that if an adult is not there, and they have been told an adult will be there, that they do not leave the playground but return to the school building.   This week has shown how good children are at doing that.  Please make sure your child is aware of the arrangements for them at the end of each day.  

Uniform and PE kit : we are asking all Trinity pupils to wear school colours only – black, grey, yellow and white.  Thank you for your support with this.  We also ask that no hoodies are worn to school.   With the rising cost of living, no space for storing or changing into PE kit and the amount of time away from learning that changing used to take up, we have decided not to reintroduce PE kits for the time being.   On PE days children are welcome to wear trainers and to bring a change of sweatshirt in their bag (this may be a hoodie if that is all that is available) if they wish.  We will review how this goes at the October break.

Volunteering in school : with COVID restrictions now a thing of the past we are delighted to welcome parent and carer volunteers back into school.  If you would be interested in helping out with reading groups, gardening, supporting in classrooms etc please get in touch with Mrs Berthinussen : cheryl.berthinussen@trinity-pri.edin.sch.uk

Kitchen update : Whilst works to the kitchen are being undertaken we do appreciate your patience and understanding.  Packed lunches will continue to be provided for this term at least.   We are aiming for hot lunches to resume from Mon Oct 31st.  In the meantime it is essential that packed lunches are ordered through Parentpay by the Wed of the week before.    

Trinity Values : I am always delighted when I see or hear about our Trinity Learners being true to our values.  Last weekend saw five of our P5 learners – Anouk, Ellan, Ingrid, Isla and Ellie – take time to make and sell lemonade, baking and bracelets in the park and raise £121 for the charity Choose Love who are providing support for Ukraine.  A huge well done to the girls.

Calendar dates:

It is hoped that a full year calendar will be available on the website next week.

Thurs 1st Sept : P2 – P7 class photos in school

              6.00pm – 7.20pm Meet the Teacher evening

Fri 2nd Sept : P1 class photos in school

Mon 5th Sept : P7 to Benmore

Fri 9th Sept : P7 home from Benmore

Fri 16th Sept : MADD about US event from 9.15am – more info to follow.  

Mon 19th Sept : Monday holiday : school closed

Fri 23rd Sept : Cinema night

Wed 28th Sept : Flu vaccination

Fri 14th Oct : non uniform day

Mon 17th Oct – Fri 21st Oct : October holiday : school closed

Mon 24th Oct : INSET day : school closed for leaners

Fri 31st Oct : Sponsored Halloween disco morning

Wed 2nd Nov : Open day for new P1s 2023

Thurs 10th Nov : 5.00pm – 8.00pm Parents / Carers Evening

Fri 11th Nov : 1.00pm – 3.30pm Parents / Carers Afternoon

Thurs 1st Dec : 6.15pm Christmas Light switch on

Tues 6th Dec : P1 Nativity

Wed 7th Dec : P1 Nativity

Fri 16th Dec : 9.10am Outdoor Christmas Gathering

Tues 19th Dec : School closes at 12noon for the holidays

Wed 4th Jan : INSET day : school closed for learners

Thurs 5th Jan: Term begins

Best wishes

Jacqueline Scott

Jacqueline Scott  | Head Teacher | Trinity Primary School

Tel 0131 554 2062 (direct dial 85631) | Email :  jacqueline.scott@trinity-pri.edin.sch.uk 

Website : www.trinity-pri.com

Perseverance          Respect          Creativity          Kindness

P7 Benmore Info

Dear P7 Parents and Carers

Please find above the Benmore information sheet shared at the meeting on Tuesday.  It was great to see so many of you there.  For those of you unable to attend please do get in touch if you have any questions.  

You should now have received a paper copy of the balance owed to school.  This must be paid by Monday Aug 29th to enable your child to go unless, in discussion with school, we have agreed an alternative date for payment. 

Please read over, sign and return to school the code of conduct sheet that your child will bring home.

Many thanks

Jacqueline Scott

P7 Benmore Info

Dear P7 Parents, Carers and Learners

With the date for Benmore now only a few weeks away there will be a meeting on Tuesday August 23rd at 6.00pm in the main hall.   The meeting will go over arrangements, what’s needed etc.  It is really helpful if parents / carers can attend.

Mrs Boath is in the process of checking payments and will issue updated balances next week.  

Best wishes

Jacqueline Scott