Great work at the ‘Big KP Litter Pick’
The wooded area used by the nursery children for Forest School is a lot cleaner and safer thanks to the hard work of all the parents, carers, pupils and teachers who came along to the ‘Big KP Litter Pick’ on Saturday. We pulled out a huge amount of rubbish and even managed to build a den. What a great KP Community effort!
Mrs Paterson told us all about the Forest School activities our youngest learners enjoy. She said a big thank-you on behalf of the children and added: “So great to see so many parents, children and teachers there to help.”
Ms Dinwoodie said: “The area is looking amazing and will allow the children more space to explore the when in the forest.”
A huge thank you to everyone who helped and to One Dalkeith and Midlothian Council who lent us litter picking equipment.
Thanks also to St John’s and King’s Park Church who let us use their hall to serve tea, coffee and bacon butties to the workers.
The ‘Big KP Litter Pick’ was organised by the PTA. Our role is to support Kings Park through fundraising and bringing the school community together.
Our next events are a Coffee Morning on 2 November (9-10am) and the Christmas Fair on 7 December (time tbc).
The Coffee Morning is a chance to have a cuppa, meet other parents and talk to the Headteacher and Deputes informally. Everyone is welcome.
You can keep up to date by following us on Facebook (‘King’s Park Primary School Parent Council & PTA’) or checking the noticeboards in the School playground.
Would you like to help out with fundraising?
We are looking for more people to volunteer to help at, and to organise, fundraising activities. You could:
If you are able to help out, please email us at email@example.com.
What is the money we raise spent on?
All money raised goes towards improving the experience our children have at King’s Park. We fund subscriptions to SumDog, Language Nut, First News and Education City, we buy reading books and we pay for P1 book bags. We have funded football strips, P7 leavers’ gifts, visits from Macastory, playground toys and buses for trips.
Who runs the PTA?
We are group of parents and carers who organise events and activities. The only experience you need is to be a King’s Park parent!
We meet on the last Tuesday of the month, 8pm. There is no meeting in July. Meetings are at the Justinlees, Eskank or Bonfire, Dalkeith. Locations will be shared on Facebook and Pigeon.
Nurture in King’s Park
This year in King’s Park, one of our school improvement priorities has been to improve inclusion, wellbeing and equality amongst our learners. We aim to ensure that we meet the needs of each individual within our school. One of the ways in which we are able to do this is through the introduction of Nurture Groups.
Working Together Consultation
Please see the attached poster for information around consultation with Parents, Staff, Partners and Young People on a Medium Term Financial Strategy. working_together_poster – 4 workshop version This is your opportunity to take part in one of three interactive sessions being held during April and May.
King’s Park Approaches to Reporting
Read our most recent article which gives you an update from school Head Teacher, Laurinda Renton, on our approaches to Reporting to Parents.
Creating a Positive Approach to Improving Ethos and Behaviour
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