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March 2018 Digital newsletter 2

March 2018 Digital newsletter 2



March 2018/No2

Remember to click to download and read our digital
Read on to find out more about what’s happening
at Blacklands!

 Head Teacher Message

Welcome to our second digital newsletter. February
has been another busy month with lots to celebrate at

We are particularly proud to have been awarded our
third green flag for our great eco work. Well done to our
Eco Council who work hard ensuring we follow eco
friendly principles.

Thank you to the families who attended our digital
learning stay and share event. As per your request we
are planning some work on digital learning and internet
safety just for parents/carers. Details inviting you to this
event will follow.

We hope you enjoy looking back at what we’ve been
up to this month. March is set to be another busy
month, with us stopping on the 29th for the Easter
holidays. Enjoy!

In partnership,

Elaine McNeil

 Message from the Office

Can we ask that Science Centre trips forms are returned

to school ASAP.

Please contact us if your child is going to be off.

Please ensure your child knows the arrangements for
after school each day. We get a high volume of calls
each day, often at 2.55pm from parents/carers asking
to pass on messages.

Please try and make non-emergency doctor/dentist
appointments for before/after school to minimise class

A reminder list of dates is included in this newsletter.
We ask that you check this for information before
phoning the school, alternatively check our website or
twitter feed. Please note twitter should not be used to
discuss individual children or pass messages to the

Please remember our office hours are 8.30am-4pm
Monday-Thursday and 8.30am-3pm Fridays. We do
not work out with these hours therefore the telephone
will not be answered.

Kind regards

Mrs Smith.

 Blacklands Clubs

Opportunities to be active!
Opportunities to lead learning!

We are delighted to offer a range of clubs across the
school from P1-P7. These run before school, at playtime,
lunchtime and after school.

Cross Country Club Netball Club

iPad Club

Clubs give children the opportunity to:

Become more active
Work with different children, staff or community leaders

Develop skills and abilities in sports

Develop skills and abilities in leadership

Take on responsibilities within real life contexts

Use their voice
Make links across the stages and in the local and wider

Football Club Boardgames Club

Dodgeball Club

Calling all Blacklands Parents/Carers!

Family Fun Club

Tuesdays at Blacklands from 3pm

Jenna Maltby, the school’s Family Learning Worker
invites you to come along Tuesdays after school and take
part in some fun activities with your child(ren). You don’t
need to come every week and extended family members
are welcome.

Jenna is also available to help you support your child’s
learning. If you are having trouble with homework- Jenna
can meet with you at school or at home and work with
you and your child 1:1. She’s available Tuesday afternoons
and Thursday mornings.

Jenna is also facilitating volunteering opportunities for
our parents/carers with the potential to receive
accredited qualifications for your contributions to our
school. This is a ‘cross campus’ learning opportunity for
primary schools within Kilwinning. Whether you are
currently volunteering within the school or you would like
the opportunity to; please come along and speak to


The Parent Council Valentine Disco was a great

Thank you to the parents/carers who organised
the event and who supported the evening. The
disco was only possible with your

Scottish Opera

Save the date- Monday 16th April (PM)

Our P4-7 pupils are busy rehearsing for a day
with the Scottish Opera.

They are learning all about the Emperor of Ming
dynasty China, Zhu Di, who decided to send out
an enormous fleet of nine-masted ships, in order
to increase China’s trade and influence in the
mysterious lands to the west.

As the story crosses three continents, the lyrics
are sung in Chinese, Hindi and Swahil.

Regular school attendance is important for your
child's education. Parents/carers are responsible
for making sure your children receive full-time

We will contact you if your child’s attendance drops
below 90%. Please speak to us if there are
particular problems with your child’s attendance.


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Burns Lunch

Primary 6/7 organised a Burns Lunch for
all the classes in our school. They invited
Jim Butler to pipe in the haggis and two
Kilwinning Academy pupils with their
teacher to entertain everyone. All our
classes took a turn of saying their Burns
poem before the school had haggis,
neeps and tattles for lunch!

Burns Club Awards

Each class had
three or four
representatives who
recited their poem
to members of
Kilwinning Burns
Club. We are so proud of all of our confident
children! Marcie won the P1-3 prize, Bailey
the P4/5 prize and Kerris the P6/7 trophy.
They will go on to
represent our school at
the Kilwinning Burns Club
Founders Day Awards -
held at the No.0 Masonic
Club at 0930 on Saturday
24th March. Good luck

Save the Date!

Pop-up Cafe

Friday 9th MEnartcryh


Fairtrade Drop in Cafe

It's Fairtrade Fortnight! From 26 February to 11
March. Join us in supporting the farmers and
workers who grow our food. With Fairtrade we
have the power to change the world every day.

Our Eco Council have organised a Fairtrade drop
in cafe, Friday 9th March, from 2-3pm at

Breakfast Bounce…

Our NEW breakfast club!

Our new ‘Breakfast Bounce’ is well
underway! This is open to all our families
and is FREE.

8.20-8.40 - Breakfast
8.40-9.00 - Activities and games

** P1-3 children must ALL be signed in by
a parent/carer on arrival. **

Dates for your Diary 2017-2018

Thu 1st March MARCH

World Book Day-Character dress up/Bring
your favourite book

Tue 6th March Family Fun Club with Jenna 3 pm-all welcome

Wed 7th March Champions League Football at KSC 1-2.30pm

Fri 9th March NAC Euroquiz (4 P6 pupils) (AM)

 i 9th March Fair-trade Drop in Cafe 2-3pm £1

Mon 12th-Fri 16th British Science Week


Tue 13th March P4-7 Scottish Opera Workshops

Tue 13th March Family Fun Club with Jenna 3 pm-all welcome

Wed 14th March P1-3 Trip to Glasgow Science Centre

Fri 16th March P4-7 Trip to Glasgow Science Centre

Tue 20th March Family Fun Club with Jenna 3 pm-all welcome

Wed 21st March Champions League Football at KSC 1-2.30pm

Tue 27th March Family Fun Club with Jenna 3 pm-all welcome

Wed 28th March P1-3 Daffodil Tea (info to follow)

Thu 29th March Easter Service Abbey Church 9.30am

Thu 29th March Early Closure 2pm

Fri 30th March- School Holidays
Fri 13th April


Mon 16th April P4-7 Scottish Opera Workshops (AM) and
Parent/Carer performance (PM)

Tue 17th-Thu 19th Childsmile EYC-P7

Wed 18th April Champions League Football at KSC 1-2.30pm

Thur 19th April Parent Council Movie Night

Wed 25th April Parents’ Evening (Learning Conversation with
families and pupils) 3.30-5.30pm &


Fri 4th May P1 Induction Parent/Carer meeting 1 - 9am

Mon 7th May School Holiday

Thu 10th May Family Numeracy Stay & Share Open
afternoon P1-P7 2pm

Mon 14th-Fri 18th Health Week & Walking Bus from Blacklands
May Bowling Club

Wed 16th May Champions League Football at KSC 1-2.30pm
Wed 16th May Day outdoors at Eglinton Park P1-7
Tue 22nd May P1 Induction Parent/Carer meeting 2 - 9am
Fri 25th May School Holiday
Mon 28th May In-service day for staff - NO children

Fri 1st June JUNE
Wed 6th June School Reports issued
Thu 7th June Sports Day (weather permitting)
P1 Pupil Induction Day 1 (Pupils in class)
Fri 8th June 9.30-11.30am
Tue 12th June Sports Day Reserve
P1 Pupil Induction Day 2 (Pupils in class)
Wed 13th June 1-2.45pm
Fri 15th - Sun P7 Leavers’ Trip
17th June P7 Transition Trip to Dalguise
Wed 20th June
Thu 21st & Fri P1-7 Summer Trip (Venue to be confirmed)
22nd June Kilwinning Academy P7/S1 Transition days
Thu 21st June
Fri 22nd June P1 Child, Parent/Carer *Taster lunch 12pm
Tue 26th June P1-6 Bump-up afternoon
Wed 27th June Prize-giving (Details to be confirmed)
Wed 27th June EYC Celebrations, AM
Thu 28th June EYC Celebrations PM session
Thu 28th June Staff v Pupils Netball AM
Fri 29th June Blacklands Got Talent PM
Church Service 9.30am Abbey Church-
Fri 29th June Parents/Carers Welcome
Early Closure 1pm
Happy Holidays!!!!

Focus on… Blacklands
Science Week
Information about our
very own ‘Health Week’
World Book Day,
Euroquiz, Fairtrade and
Science Centre photos
Parent Council Movie
night info
Author Visit
P1 induction info

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