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Newsletter March 2019

St Timothy’s Primary School Newsletter

              March/April 2019


‘Working together, learning forever.’


World Book Day 7th March


World Book Day will now take place on Thursday 7th March. The children can wear pyjamas or dress up as a character from a book if they wish.  They can also bring a book to share and a book to sell and all the money raised will go to SCIAF.


MUGA(Multi- Use Games Area)

Work will begin on 18th March for approximately 6 weeks to transform our red ash pitch into a multi-use games area which will incorporate football goals, basketball hoops, and a tennis/netball court. During this time our playtimes and lunchtimes will be slightly different for some classes so that our pupils can still access the school playground as the pitch and surrounding area will be out of use until the work is finished.  Our pupils are really excited about this.


Jump Up Transition Programme

We have another Jump Up session this term to continue to prepare our pupils for moving onto the next stage of school. On this afternoon the pupils will again spend a little time in a class which is the next stage up.


Visit Two:

  • Pupils welcomed back and teacher will remind them of their previous visit.
  • Numeracy Lesson

Hopefully by the end of the third session in term 3 our pupils will feel comfortable about moving onto the next stage in their education Family Numeracy Workshop 13th March

All parents/carers and their children are invited to a Family Numeracy Workshop on Wednesday 13th March from 3.10 – 4pm I the school hall where some of our pupils will showcase new strategies we are learning throughout the school. A letter with a reply slip has already gone out.


New Reading Books

We have already had a number of new reading books returned to us in a dreadful condition and some have not been returned at all.  Whilst we know that accidents can happen we would urge parents to ensure books are treated with respect as we have invested a lot of our Pupil Equity Fund money on these. Thank you for your cooperation.


Rights Respecting School

As we move to becoming a Rights Respecting School we will focus on the following UNICEF articles and values:

March – Article 28 – You have the right to a good quality education

Value for the month: Love

April – Article 24 – You have the right to healthcare, food, water and a clean environment

Value: Kindness

Your child will be able to discuss these articles and values with you at home.


Parents Evening Thursday 28th March

Our Parents Evening is on Thursday 28th March and appointments will be given out this week. Please contact the school office if you have any queries regarding appointment times.


Parent and Pupil Questionnaires


This month we will be sending out questionnaires to parents/carers and pupils to find out how well we are doing and what we can do to make things better.  Please take some time to complete and return them and we will give you feedback on your comments.

Parent Council Easter Discos

Our Parent Council have organised Easter Discos in the school hall on Wednesday 27th March.  Tickets are £1.50 and can be bought at the door on the evening of the disco. A tuck shop is provided. P1 – 3 Disco: 5.00 – 6.30pm and P4 – 7: 7.00 – 8.30pm.



Please remember to check your child’s hair on a regular basis to ensure they have not caught head lice.  This will ensure that the spread of lice to another child is minimal.


Dates for your diary:


Tuesday 5th March – P7 to St. Andrew’s Secondary- Maths lesson

Wednesday 6th March – Ash Wednesday. Pupils will have Mass and ashes in school to mark the start of Lent.

Thursday 7th March – World Book Day and P1 – 7 Jump Up programme in school

Thursday 7th and 14th March – P1 and P7 pupils will have dental inspections carried out in school.

Wednesday 13th March – Family Numeracy workshop 3.10 – 4pm in school hall

Thursday 14th March – P2a and P2b to Science Centre

Tuesday 19th March – Parent Council meeting from 6 – 7pm in school.   

Friday 22nd March – Spring Tea to celebrate Fairtrade products – 9am in school hall. All parents/carers welcome. More information to follow

Wednesday 27th March – Parent Council Discos

Thursday 28th March – Parents Evening 5.30 – 7.30

Friday 29th March – Mass at 11.30

Friday 29th March – Easter Egg Competition and school closes at the earlier time of 2.30 for the Easter holidays.

Friday 29th March from 1.30 2.30 – P7 invite parents/carers and grandparents to a World War 2 Tea Dance in the school gym hall where you can find out more about the topic they have been studying and enjoy a cup of tea!

Monday 15th April – Pupils return to school at 9am for Term 4

Friday 19th April – School closed to staff and pupils for Good Friday

Monday 22nd April – School closed to staff and pupils for Easter Monday

Tuesday 23rd April – School reopens at 9am


Students of the Month for February


Congratulations to our Students of the month who have displayed rights respecting behaviours:


P1a – Alan Matczak and Lily-Jo Love

P1b – Hugh Shearer and Tumi Olujobi

P2a – TJ Quinn and Julia Rycak

P2b – Aarush Kumar Sophia Begg

P3a – Matthew Brennan and Holly Hargreaves

P3b – Grace Lobo and Aaron Boyle

P4a – Sophie Gallagher Evie Kerr

P4b – Liam Smith and Brianne Campbell

P5a – Ben Millican and Paige Wales

P5b – Caitlin Graham and Jay Robertson

P5/6 – Lacey Wright and Eva-Maria Campbell

P6a – Tieghan McGrath and Junior Gilmour

P6b – Rio Feeney and Chloe Coats

P7a – Zoe McKenzie and Jenna Milligan

P7b – Kobi Connolly and Megan McKenzie


Thank you,

E Muir