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Prestonpans Infant School Newsletter May 2012

The last big fundraiser of the year, which we hope enables us to reach our £30, 000 target for improving the playground is on ….

THIS SATURDAY 19 MAY 2012 from 10-12 We really hope you can come, bring your neighbours and family and friends and we promise you will be home in time to see THE CUP FINAL!

We would really appreciate any gifts you could donate for the children’s tombola or for the tombola or the bric a brac. Please hand these into the office.

Claire Scott and Debbie Finnigan are running the Half Marathon and Steve Aitcheson is running the Marathon to help us reach our final target for the playground. It’s not too late to sponsor them. Because of this final push towards the £30,000 target, We have ordered the playground equipment that will go in front of the pirate mural and the football markings and new murals are about to be painted in the playground. That’s all thanks to your support. Well done everyone!


P1s have moved on from their study of Dinosaurs to be investigating Transport. They will be experiencing several ways to travel when they visit the Museum of Flight on Wednesday, 20 June 2012. They walk to the Train Station, get the train to Drem, the coach from Drem to the Museum of Flight. We are subsidising this trip so that it will only cost families £3.50. Letters will come out to you soon.

Our P2s have been invited to sing on the CD that will accompany the new GREAT TAPESTRY OF SCOTLAND. They are practising hard, preparing to sing THE TOUN O’ PRESTONPANS. On Thursday 31 May 2012, they will visit the recording studios in Pencaitland to record the song. They’re very excited and really are very moving, sweet singers. Well done P2s. We are so proud of you. P2 trip is on Wednesday 13 June and they are going to the Butterfly Farm and to Vogrie Park. This will cost £3.50. Letters to come soon.

This term P3s are going to be studying the traditional trades/employment in Prestonpans as part of their preparation for their performance of Born Frae the Sea in the 3 Harbours Festival on Thursday 7 June 2012 at 2pm in our gym hall. You are all welcome to attend. What a great subject to be studying in P3s’ final term in our school.


Saturday 16 June 2012 is Prestonpans Gala Day. The Gala Queen will be crowned at 11am, followed by the parade and fun and games in the park. You can buy your Gala Day Tickets from mid May, at the bargain price of £1 at • Prestonpans Infant School Fair on 19 May • Post Office • Munchables, Hawthornbank Road • Halls Newsagent, Main Street You exchange your ticket on the day for a bag packed with goodies and an ice cream —a real bargain for £1.

This year, Sports Day will be a little bit different. It’s on Tuesday 12 June at 1.30pm and we hope it will be a glorious day for you to join us. This year, Sports Day will be more traditional and competitive. So dads and mums and teachers, get into training for your races! There will only be one winner! Teas and coffees will be served too.

Thank you for your Tesco tokens. We are planning to buy play resources for P1 with these this year. They will be a great help to us. We also received £500 towards the Playground Improvement fund from Dr Guthrie’s Association, which we are very grateful for. It takes us ever nearer our target. Thanks to Jan for applying for us to them for us too.


On Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 May 2012, our new P1 children and their families will enjoy a Family Learning trip to Pilton Retreat in Ratho. Each of the new P1 classes will go for half a day with their new teacher, nursery staff, Ms Laing and their families. What a great way to meet your new teacher in a relaxed setting. So we are really hoping for lovely weather!

18.5.12 Fri 19.5.12 Sat 22/23 25.5.12 Fri 27.5.12 Sun 30.5.12 Wed 31.5.12 Thurs 4.6.12 Mon 7.6.12 Thurs Thurs 12.6.12 Tues 13.6.12 Wed 16.6.12 Sat 20.6.12 Wed 21.6.12 Thurs 22.6.12 Fri 22.6.12 Fri 28.6.12 Thurs 29.6.12 Fri

am Class photos 10-12 Prestonpans Infant School Fair am/pm New P1 families Family Learning Trip Community Walk Marathon Team 6.30 Parent Council 9am P2s to Recording Studios Holiday for Golden Jubilee 2pm BORN FRAE THE SEA Performance 7pm P3 parent meeting at Primary School 1.30 Sports Day all day P2s to Butterfly Farm/Vogrie Park Prestonpans Gala Day all day P1s to Museum of Flight all day P3s to Prestonpans Primary am P3s to Prestonpans Primary am New P1 pupils to P1 classes 1.30 P3 Leavers Assembly 11.50 End of Term/ Holidays

15.8.12 Children back to school


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